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12/6/2011
A historic ice house on the LeDuc-Simmons Estate and a local ice harvest at Lake Rebecca demonstrate how ice and other perishables were kept cold in the hot summer months during the 19th century.
10/30/2012
Learn how to de-ice slippery surfaces without harming nearby soil and plants.
2/4/2011
Step inside an iceberg in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
8/9/2011
Check out our map of Artisan Ice Cream Companies.
10/3/2013
To prevent algae growth deterioration by sun damage to a plastic rainwater tank, cover it with a painted bed sheet.
12/2/2013
A small apiary uses a unique system to extract honey from frames.
10/17/2012
An introduction to me, a home-schooled 11 year old.
6/9/2011
Sweet Iced Tea is a delicious Southern tradition, but store-bought concoctions are often full of high fructose corn syrup and other nasties. This recipe incorporates fresh herbs, which add natural sweetness and help knock down the sugar content.
1/20/2012
Rainwater Warehouse introduces a complete line of rainwater harvesting systems and products available for purchase on their new website.
9/30/2010
After a summer of growing sweet potatoes, fall is the long-awaited time to enjoy the fruits of your labors. Properly harvesting sweet potatoes, followed by sound curing and storage methods, will ensure you can enjoy your crop through the winter months.  
12/20/2013
Drought has been displaced by winter storms in the headlines, but persistent water shortages are plaguing much of North America, and the past 18 months have seen a global outbreak of water emergencies.
3/13/2013
A short a story about our very first ice fishing and snowmobile ride.
7/1/2011
This simple, chilled Spanish soup featuring fresh summer herbs--basil, cilantro and parsley--in a cool, tangy tomato base is sure to be a hit at your Fourth of July picnic.
2/7/2013
The Rainwater Hub is an entirely new answer to the limits of traditional downspout diverters and rain barrel systems. The Rainwater Hub distributes rainwater up to 150 feet through regular garden hoses.
1/28/2011
Cam describes why his method of harvesting firewood from his woodlot is the most sustainable way.
7/17/2012
Blackberry picking only happens at the height of summer, but is well worth the thorn wounds!
9/26/2010
Quick report from the Treehouse club at the 2010 MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR.
9/26/2010
Quick report from the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. Stonyfield Farm supplied ingredients for awesome, fresh-made ice cream.
7/17/2012
Use your abundance of basil to handcraft this delightfully different custard-style ice cream.
9/29/2008
Ben & Jerry's teams up with Greenpeace to bring the U.S. a cleaner way of freezing food, especially ice cream.
9/29/2008
Ben & Jerry's teams up with Greenpeace to bring the U.S. a cleaner way of freezing food, especially ice cream.
7/10/2013
Bright and sweet-scented muddled mint and fresh cream make this Backyard Mint Ice Cream Recipe completely refreshing.
3/23/2011
Organic Architect's Eric Corey Freed shows designers what green really means during Dining by Design, a charity event featuring tabletop installations in New York.
7/28/2011
Finally! Design experts and contractors say granite and marble have lost their luster. Find beautiful, natural alternatives to that and solutions to other common design mistakes, including dull color pallettes and overused water features.
11/2/2012
Smaller version of the original Gardener’s Hollow Leg is perfect for picking dinner!
9/8/2010
Engineer Venkappa Gani leads by example when it comes to sustainable living. His entire backyard is an organic garden, an edible landscape that borders his rainwater harvesting tank collectors overlooked by solar panels that power his home (and more!). Gani is dedicated to sustainability, a word he lives by everyday at his suburban home in Austin, Texas. 
2/10/2011
How using a refractometer can increase your honey production, how a refractometer works and how to use a refractometer.
10/17/2012
Crossing a creek using cinder block stepping stones one year after installation and using cinder blocks to repair driveway ruts. Shoveling mulch from a Club Car golf cart and a nice image of turkey tail mushrooms popping up from a log of walnut.
11/30/2011
Although winter is setting in, that doesn't mean an end to the garden season in desert climates! Get inspired by this beautiful rainwater-harvesting, food-producing desert landscape!
3/18/2013
Earth warming is causing rapid glacier melt all over the world raising the average sea level at an alarming rate.
8/22/2011
Beat summer heat with this easy, do-it-yourself alternative to an expensive store-bought air conditioner!
2/22/2011
The Arctic is warming up faster than the overall global temperature. We will discuss the reason for the rapid warming of the Arctic.
1/31/2013
Summing up the last week of mostly frozen stuff except for a brief thaw.
9/4/2012
In this posting we discuss why the Arctic sea ice is melting at a record rate. We also discuss how global warming is triggering this sea ice melt and the potential consequences to the Arctic.
12/26/2012
An update on generating electricity with pedal power and which exercise bike we decided on and testing soil for nutrient ratios along with fixing a pair of leaky boots with adhesive and inner tube scrap patch.
10/3/2012
YIKES! What to do when you've planted too many veggies? Is your garden producing more than one family can eat? Sure, you can give it away. But wait! Try pickling those garden gems. This way, you'll be able to enjoy them through the winter and beyond!
9/29/2011
Locally grown, homemade, grass-fed, free-range and downright delicious food invades the 2011 MOTHER EARTH NEWS Fair in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania.


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