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4/7/2010
Learn to create your own heirloom kitchen garden at this 3-course series in Pennsylvania.
10/28/2011
Roger Doiron, a MOTHER EARTH NEWS contributor and the found of Kitchen Gardeners International, recently spoke at a TEDx conference about the power of gardening.
2/18/2010
An annual survey of home buyers found that Americans want smaller homes with a focus on casual living and togetherness. From larger kitchens to outdoor living spaces, these 10 features were the most popular. Find out how you can get them, too!
4/26/2011
Think your balcony's too tiny to provide food and fun? Check out Apartment Therapy's great tips for making the most of your outdoor space.
12/6/2012
Kitchen dish towels designated only for hand drying help keep germs out of the kitchen, without going on a fanatical sanitizing binge.
2/2/2011
Natural Home bamboo kitchen tools are made without formaldehyde or other harmful additives, through a process that eliminates waste.
2/3/2011
Chinese worker Chen Shun Qun says she is paid and treated fairly at the factory that makes Natural Home bamboo kitchen tools.
2/1/2011
Natural Home chose bamboo for its kitchenware line because it's both sustainable and beautiful.
3/10/2010
You can help support a community garden in New York City's East Harlem neighborhood.
12/20/2011
Readers share their favorite durable, long-lived, sturdy and well-made kitchen tools.
4/20/2009
Read reviews of the best butter churns.
4/6/2009
A recent American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey found that demand for luxury products is waning. In contrast, manufacturers are seeing an increased emphasis on both accessibility/universal design and renewable materials. Essentially, homeowners are shying away from expensive (and usually unnecessary) products that add little actual value to their home, concentrating instead on features that promote energy efficiency and sustainability. 
10/14/2008
Here are some ideas to help you plan and build a recycling center that’s just right for your environment.
9/10/2008
Is having too many gardens a detriment to selling a suburban home?
4/15/2011
Volunteers work to start the Sunset Hill Elementary School Garden in Lawrence, Kan.
7/27/2011
A transplanted Choctaw and Southerner, a grandmother shows her strength and creativity during the Industrial Revolution and shows how one can face and adapt to life’s challenges. 
4/1/2011
From a little-known sugar substitute to a conversation-starting book, this list of items for the green kitchen contains a few surprises.
11/13/2012
Here's a tip on how to grow sprouts in your kitchen garden for fun and nutritious eating.
7/25/2011
Katie and Martin Clemons share how they make super-efficient use of every inch in their 36-square-foot kitchen. How much appliance do you really need?
10/8/2010
A recent poll asked you what percentage of people living in the U.S. you would guess grow food gardens. Most respondents underestimated the actual numbers of households with home gardens, a growing trend.
7/3/2014
The Food Is Free Project has become a food revolution in Austin, Texas
8/1/2011
Who needs a TV drama, when, out the back door, we have our own alfresco drama, complete with territory battles, births, deaths, alien invasions, mystery, beauty and fornication, unfolding daily before our very eyes if we care to look.
9/22/2010
Ditch unhealthy school lunches with a fresh lunch idea for kids: school gardens. Beyond putting fresh, healthy food in schools, cafeteria gardens are a great classroom tool and a big step towards more sustainable schools.
12/17/2013
Handy Camel multi-purpose bag clip earns several awards during release year.
1/17/2013
These tips will help you keep your kitchen compost free of rotten smells and fruit flies.
1/8/2014
Reuse various household materials to make a functional cheese press.
1/28/2014
How to make a homemade cheese press in order to make a massive cheese.
6/17/2009
Readers share reports about their favorite specialized kitchen utensils.
9/10/2012
A wolf spider lives on our window sill, with a little help from her friends. Watch this video of a wolf spider catching a moth.
7/26/2011
Readers share tips and ideas for saving time in the kitchen.
4/8/2011
When you're facing a tricky woodworking project, it's a good idea to build a mockup
4/26/2013
Friday, May 10 is National Public Gardens Day. Find out what special events are happening at a garden near you.
12/17/2013
From the more practical, money-saving side of things, to controlling your own destiny, the benefits of a victory garden are many.
11/29/2013
Meredith Skyer outlines the history of victory gardens in the United States and why this nation, facing a food crisis, should start to sow for victory once again.
2/19/2014
Garden like the Native Americans by digging up 18-inch-diameter hills on four foot centers. Get your crops started, then worry about working the areas in between the hills.
5/5/2010
The community garden in East Harlem, Chenchita's Garden, is beginning to take shape.
7/27/2011
Julie Lavigne relates her grandparent’s home in the city, a modern homestead for their time, and proves you can live a self-sufficient lifestyle in an urban setting.
5/7/2012
Tips on how to celebrate National Wildflower Week, May 6-13!
10/22/2010
The success of Urban Gardens is a story about an expansion of one’s reach outside of one given discipline.
10/1/2012
Explanation of what bioretention systems are and how they are used to reduce and filter storm water runoff.
10/24/2011
Facts on the links between weather and pumpkins and what you can do with leftover pumpkins.
6/15/2011
Outdoor kitchens, dining areas and living rooms are a great way to expand your home's living space. Designers offer advice on how to make the most of the great outdoors--in your own backyard.
11/12/2012
Jason Helvingston of Orlando, Fla., fights for his right to grow food in his front yard garden after the City of Orlando cited him for illegal gardening, pitting food self-sufficiency against city ordinance.
8/17/2011
Readers share their best tips for keeping food fresh longer. Learn how to extend the life of all kinds of food, and prevent spoilage.
10/15/2008
The right recipe can convert people who think they don't like cooked greens, or energize cooks in need of fresh ideas. Here we offer a roundup of recipe ideas for garden-fresh greens from arugula to turnips.
7/10/2008
Learn about the many kitchen and community projects supported by SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education), including the training necessary to be able to sell value-added food products at markets.
9/3/2014
Canning won't heat up your house when you set up your own portable outdoor canning kitchen.
5/10/2011
Put your kitchen on an energy diet without spending money on new appliances. Use these simple tricks to use less energy while cooking, freezing and refrigerating--even drinking your morning coffee.
7/8/2014
A list of ways we could each show support or teach our friends and family to support the Local Foods Movement
10/7/2010
Amid mounting concerns over food security and sustainable food systems, the rise of urban gardens and agriculture has been on the rise. Due to a paralleled increase in the numbers of people interested in learning how to garden, programs in urban agriculture at colleges as well as nonprofit urban garden training programs have sprouted up across the country.
9/13/2011
My mission was to find like minded 'earth nurturers' in a neighborhood where there seems to be a dearth of us! What I found was humility and kindred spirits, and the makings of a great dinner party!
4/4/2013
The healing power of plants can remediate years of soil and water pollution, and create unexpected islands of beauty.
2/28/2012
The Spirit of Hope garden in Detriot offers a safe, nurtuting place for plants and children to grow.
10/10/2011
Tips on how to control soil erosion and help protect one of Earth's most important natural resources.
10/3/2011
Tips on how to conserve water in the fall with weather-based irrigation controllers.
9/21/2011
Your attractive food garden could win you $500 and a chance to be featured in MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
5/5/2011
So maybe you can't afford the pricey furniture and decor on display at the design shows in Milan and Vegas. Just take a look at these ideas and start riffing.
1/5/2013
On a snowy winter morning, the kitchen table becomes the grand cathedral of a home. It is the place of family, song, wood fires, community and love as we wait for spring.
9/20/2012
A chainmail fillet glove revolutionizes a cook's potato-peeling technique. Plus, get recipes for potato and pumpkin curry soup and toasted pumpkin seeds.
10/19/2010
Simran Sethi discusses the "wood" that makes up our kitchen cabinets, as well as more eco-friendly (and people-friendly) alternatives.
8/21/2012
Set up a washing station in your garden. Rinse your veggies there, saving the water for the garden and keeping your kitchen clean.
3/11/2011
Chris Larson's Asheville, North Carolina, home--already a superb example of smart, passive solar design--gets even better with the addition of solar hot water collectors.
2/4/2011
Kitchen Gardeners International's 20ate campaign urges Americans to say no to junk food.
9/3/2014
Rosemary is known as a tasty condiment, but it has also long been used as medicine, and makes for a blissful foot soak.
11/29/2012
In a war on gardens, the City of Orlando has taken issue with the rows of beans, greens, and other vegetables occupying Jason and Jennifer Helvenston's front yard garden. The Helvenstons respond to the City's request they remove their "illegal" garden.
12/24/2013
In Kenya, even for middle class families, much of what ends up on the dinner table is grown or raised at home. With food prices rising, more and more Americans are looking towards ways of growing some of what ends up on their table at home. Both in terms of personal health, and the environment, this is a very good trend—it's a food source as local as you can get.
6/19/2014
When traveling, consider checking out the community gardens in the area. You can meet local people who are passionate about gardening and learn about the climate and crops that may be different than yours.
9/6/2011
Want to find a new garden plot for next year? Look into community gardens in your area, or start your own!
6/6/2011
The documentary Urban Roots takes a look at how city farming is transforming the city's vacant lots into community gardens, ultimately changing the community as a whole in the process.
3/15/2011
We learned a long time ago that we couldn’t attract an audience for our magazines unless we gave our readers tools they could use to improve the world personally. A backyard organic garden is the perfect symbol of positive vision and commitment.
5/10/2011
In Arizona, an intrepid desert gardener harvests rainwater to grow his own food. A Missouri garden writer feeds his soil to feed himself. In Texas, a garden wall encourages community. These are a few of my favorite gardens.
9/19/2011
Using cold frames for fall salad greens can extend your season of fresh eating.
4/25/2012
Where are we headed, vis a vis our food systems? Can we as individuals make a difference in our food? Yes!
6/15/2011
In a wabi-sabi garden, plants are chosen because they belong in that garden and in that climate, and they’re allowed to strut their stuff if they’re considerate of the plants around them. Both plants and guests are encouraged to meander and explore.
8/22/2014
St. Paul, Minnesota, not only allows front yard gardens and promotes growing vegetables in containers, but encourages residents to beautify the boulevard with plants, including edibles.
7/25/2011
Renovating a heritage log cabin DIY style isn't easy, but with some thought and attention to detail, it can be done - and cheaper than you might think.
3/24/2011
Homeowners are willing to splurge on kitchen and bath remodels, but they're not interested in building luxury or second homes, according to an American Institute of Architects survey.
7/19/2012
In an era of increasing volatility of the weather and climate, we need new coping skills. Preparedness is an important factor in dealing with bad weather events.
8/15/2012
Describes the process of forming a community garden from the physical and energetic standpoints. The power of teamwork, the joy of accomplishment and the building of a feeling of group unity are described.
6/13/2011
Kansas City's 18Broadway project is a superb example of how to capture and store rainwater to grow food in the heart of downtown.
2/16/2011
Planting heirloom, non-genetically modified seeds is a great way to help preserve endangered plant varieties--and the planet's very ecosystem.
1/20/2011
Simran Sethi discusses easy (and free) ways to reduce your water footprint.
1/27/2012
Baking the Great American Apple Pie chases away the blues and grays that sometimes afflict the homestead.
1/6/2011
Simran Sethi describes the choices she made for her eco-friendly kitchen remodel.
1/22/2013
Urban food forests and public gardens provide communities with an edible landscape for everyone to share. These public fruit forests are the new trend in urban agriculture and play an important role as sustainable local food systems in their communities.  


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