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4/23/2013
Honey bees, the Boston tragedy, and our power to create the world we’ve been waiting for.
10/15/2011
How a small group of committed people can truly make a change for good.
2/16/2009
You can find wilderness areas across the United States. Here's more about what the term means and why these areas are so valuable.
6/16/2010
The weather is heating up, the sun is shining and backyards are ripe for grass-stained jeans and fingernails coated in dirt, yet children today are spending more time than ever inside. The National Wildlife Federation has found a cure for the computer zombies summer vacation creates: the sixth annual Great American Backyard Campout fundraiser.
7/18/2008
But it’s not our nature to sit around complacently waiting for the asteroid, not while we have this miraculous opportunity to preserve and enhance our planet. Just as we once visualized the first irrigated field, invented the first wheel and dreamed of machines that fly, we can visualize the earth as a beautiful and productive garden where millions of species thrive. Then we can build it.
10/28/2010
There are many ways to protect wood from the effects of weather, what is your favorite technique?  
9/6/2008
The work of growing, harvesting and preserving your own food comes together in the satisfying instant when canning lids pop. Don't leave the kitchen until you've savored the sound of a job well done.
2/8/2012
Readers who love canning share their firsthand reports about the foods they can at home, and why.
7/20/2011
This little chipmunk ponders about how much food to store for the coming fall and winter seasons.
7/29/2008
Here's a quick and easy tip for freezing peaches.
8/1/2008
Get expert advice on how long fresh eggs will keep without refrigeration.
9/25/2008
Watch Dogs That Changed the World on PBS this Sunday to learn more about where or what your beloved pet came from.
9/10/2008
PBS' Nature series searches for the last of the crocodile leviathans this Sunday on Supersize Crocs.
6/8/2010
All the sights, sounds and smells of nature can create beautiful memories. Do you have a favorite nature memory that stands out from all the rest? Share your best nature memory in the comments, and check out other readers' favorites as well.
4/19/2011
It’s spring or promises to be, and so, again, I need to be among the Cranes. There’s an actual ache in my breastbone which pulls me to get my feet wet in the meadows, to watch the Sandhill Cranes eat and dance in the farm fields, to hear them wake and call to one another at dawn, and to see them ride thermals on the brighter, south wind days, kettle, then fly to the river to roost together on the sandbars in the river at dusk.
11/15/2006
Farming brings with it a lot of dirt, manure and blood, not to mention death. But it's these that also make it so full of life.
9/16/2008
Suddenly it seems like spiders are everywhere, which makes many people uneasy. Fear not! Autumn's awesome arachnids can be fun to watch and easy to capture using no-touch methods.
11/28/2007
Making pickles can be time-consuming, but this method for easy garlic pickles couldn't possibly be any easier. Or tastier!
4/18/2012
Learn how to store eggs properly, how to freeze eggs for long-term storage and how to use eggs in different kinds of recipes.
8/29/2011
Preserving food was a must during the Great Depression. Doris Zicafoose relates memories of drying corn, canning tomatoes, the necessity of a water bath canner and the joy of acquiring a pressure canner.
1/7/2014
People have found many techniques for preserving vitamins in winter, which still work today. One of the most basic involves fooling plants, as it were, into thinking they are not dead yet.
1/1/2008
Ever wondered what the difference is between a national park, a wilderness area, a national wildlife refuge, or other protected federal land? Here are the major differences in how these different natural areas are used and managed.
10/28/2010
It's been quite a fall for mushrooms around here...
1/11/2011
Cam considers the care and upkeep of an outdoor skating rink as an art form.
1/17/2011
Sometimes the wildlife can get kind of wild around here....
5/20/2011
Cam describes a mosquito infestation INSIDE his house.
1/29/2013
We do not always recognize who, or what, may be watching over us, taking care of us in some way. In our case, it was a blacksnake, hidden from view for years but with us just the same.
4/16/2013
Tips on how to prepare yourself for a day of hiking!
12/5/2012
List of the Top 10 Apps for Taking Tech Outdoors.
2/13/2013
Making delicious homemade marmalade from Seville oranges.
3/2/2011
Sailors for the Sea presents its new Rainy Day Kits teach young sailors to care about marine ecology and the environment with fun, interactive games.
7/15/2013
Canning is the penance for spring, when you couldn’t stop yourself from putting out one more row of tomato starts. Canning is the human’s attempt to make the hottest days of the year even more sizzling indoors than they are out.
9/24/2008
Use freezer-damaged fruit to make tasty fruit sauces.
9/8/2010
Share your favorite places to learn about food preservation.
2/17/2011
Readers share tips, tricks and recommended products for keeping produce fresh longer.
10/9/2009
How to make canned green tomato relish.
10/7/2009
Readers share tips and tricks for storing green tomatoes and keeping them longer.
1/7/2014
Putting into practice those great intentions: Living on preserved hard work and home canned peaches these short days.
1/17/2014
Find the best places to store your harvest in your home through the winter.
7/18/2008
Mankind has a historic opportunity to visualize its own future, and the future of the planet
1/13/2011
Cam has been playing with and skating on thick ice lately.
1/19/2011
Cam blames horror movies for his overactive imagination.
3/24/2011
Cam appreciates all four of our seasons!
5/25/2011
Cam has a "reality check" moment and realizes how lucky he is!
6/21/2011
A cow is born at Sunflower Farm!
10/7/2011
As we approach the celebration of Thanksgiving here in Canada, Cam reflects on what he is thankful for.
12/5/2011
Cam loves living in a place where he can enjoy the night skies.... even if he doesn't completely understand what he's looking at some of the time!
2/13/2013
Cam can't think of anywhere he'd rather be than on his own private skating rink.
6/1/2010
"Life", a Discovery Channel nature documentary series on unique animal behaviors, will air on Animal Planet beginning June 6.
11/15/2011
If a white midget turkey hen can survive alone in the woods for months, nature’s diverse citizenry will find new ways of thriving on a warmer planet, a wetter planet, a drier planet or a colder planet. They’ve done it before.
9/24/2013
Getting back to nature reminds us of what we are fighting so hard to protect.
12/19/2013
Was it a teacher? A parent? A field trip? What was your Earth Changing Moment? Share your first connection with the environment.
12/19/2013
Tips on creating nature art, winter bird feeders and children's art.
3/7/2014
For children to develop a love of nature and avoid Nature Deficit Disorder, they need to spend more time there.
3/31/2014
Natural escapes to ecological preserves minutes away by bike in Hollywood, Florida. A vast sawgrass and gator-inhabited wilderness, including the Everglades National Park, found less than an hour’s drive from the Miami skyline. What surprised my family and me the most on our recent ecotourism adventure in the Miami or Fort Lauderdale areas were their accessibility – and beauty.
4/7/2014
Taking time to reflect on the past brings renewed appreciation to the present.
9/28/2010
Learning to save seeds from one harvest to the next takes you a step further towards self-sufficiency and helps to save genetics of plants needed for the future.
8/7/2012
Learn how to use less energy canning tomato products.
3/22/2013
Our experiences in learning to pressure can and use reusable canning lids.
9/25/2011
Today's FAIR attendees will be well prepared to grow, make and preserve their own food and, as Joel Salatin encourages, get out of the Industriall food system.
7/11/2007
Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson will be remembered for her significant conservation efforts, especially with wildflowers and the preservation of native plants.
1/29/2013
Here is an easier way to blanche vegetables, such as green beans, before freezing them.
7/8/2013
A pressure canner greatly expands the range of foods that can be safely canned at home.
7/29/2008
Slightly underripe apples that fall to the ground must be picked up, so why not cut away the bugs and bruises and put them to good use? Here’s how to turn windfall apples into supernutritious drinks and snacks.
12/11/2013
Learn how to dehydrate gourmet garlic so you can enjoy it year-round.It takes only a few simple steps to turn fat, juicy bulbs into crunchy, golden chips!
10/10/2013
For the past few years, we've experimented with different ways of storing food fresh and now we're eating garlic, onions, squash, carrots and beets in June.
11/5/2013
Necessity leads to ingenuity in the creation of root cellar storage.
9/26/2013
To grow, keep and eat your own food keeps you away from the food industry, the fossil fuel based agriculture, food stores and logistics.
12/20/2013
Fired up our smoker for the first time and made yummy use of our summer's Kokanee Fish Catch to smoke fish.
2/17/2014
Candlemas is an ancient midwinter holiday, when people would take inventory on their stock of candles, pantry food storage and hay in the barn to get the homestead through the second half of winter.
2/19/2014
Preserving meat at home by making pork confit.
3/18/2011
In this Wind Energy Blog, we talk with a representative from The Nature Conservancy to learn more about the environmental impacts of wind energy. Despite the many concerns about the impacts these wind farms can have on wildlife, there are no current regulations that wind farm developers must follow before building their wind farms.
7/18/2008
We’re here to confront our own biology, the essential nature that tells us to keep reproducing and expanding. If you could view the entirety of human experience from the dawn of our evolution to the present, if you could pick the human century you’d like to witness first-hand, you might choose this one.
4/27/2011
The Orvis Company believes that if we are to benefit from the use of our natural resources, we must commit to protecting them.
9/7/2010
Mother Nature has a way of filling in the blank spots....
1/24/2011
When it's -30 degrees outside you can make your own snow!
1/26/2011
Cam shares his experiences getting lost in the woods.
1/28/2011
Cam describes why his method of harvesting firewood from his woodlot is the most sustainable way.
8/10/2011
Cam describes why he was anxious to leave the city for a life in the country.
8/18/2011
Cam prefers the view from his office in his country home.
2/1/2010
Action For Nature encourages youth 8-16 to apply for the Young Eco-Hero Awards program.
9/19/2011
Information on how to volunteer on National Public Lands Day.
9/26/2011
How to avoid contacting poison ivy and poison oak.
11/14/2011
Earth Gauge describes the links between geography and weather during Geography Awareness Week.
10/21/2011
With resources from Mother Nature, you can make natural and beautiful homegrown holiday gifts.
9/6/2011
Jerry DeWitt of the National Center of Appropriate Technology will present a workshop on the culture of sustainability at the Mother Earth News Fair, an annual sustainability festival, September 24-25, 2011 in Seven Springs, Pa.
8/11/2011
Frances Moore Lappé of the Small Planet Institute will present a workshop on positive environmentalism at the Mother Earth News Fair, an annual sustainability festival, September 24-25, 2011 in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania.
5/12/2011
Carolyn Guske, official illustrator for MOTHER EARTH NEWS heritage farm animals, will teach kids how to draw and paint heritage farm animals at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR, an annual sustainability festival, June 4-5, 2011 in Puyallup, Wash.
5/10/2011
Ed Begley Jr. of Envirolet will present a workshop on sustainable living at the Mother Earth News Fair, an annual sustainability festival, June 4-5, 2011 in Puyallup, Wash.
5/31/2011
Sukita Reay Crimmel of Claylin and From These Hands, and publisher of Mother Earth News Bryan Welch will present workshops on building earthen floors and how to build a sustainable future at the Mother Earth News Fair, June 4-5, 2011 in Puyallup, WA.
6/2/2011
Cecile Andrews, simplicity advisor and Dena Marshall of Marshall Meditation will present workshops on simplicity and conflict management at the Mother Earth News Fair, an annual sustainability festival, June 4-5, 2011 in Puyallup, Wash.
9/17/2008
The 2008 fall monarch migration is underway, with better resources than ever for tracking the progress of these miraculous butterflies.
3/10/2014
Reynaldo Ochoa, the subject of a new short film, grows with a goal of teaching and practicing permaculture unique to an individual's region, emphasizing sustainable farming as opposed to “slash and burn” agriculture.
10/13/2011
The process of curing potatoes for winter storage.
6/4/2011
Food preservation expert Sherri Brooks Vinton makes food preservation look easy and shares helpful hints about equipment and technique during a standing-room-only workshop at the Fair.
3/28/2011
It's not difficult to eat locally during the long winter months if you have preserved the previous year's harvest. Even while we wait for spring to arrive, the root cellar may still be providing our dinner.
9/4/2012
Solar drying experiences in 2012, including tomato varieties Principe Borghese and Long Tom.
9/15/2012
Preserving an abundant basil harvest for the coming winter.
10/11/2012
Tomatoes are the gray area of canning. They're not quite acidic enough to just straight can like fruit but the right amount of added acid can keep you from having to pressure can them. Here are the basics on canning tomatoes.
11/17/2011
Jessica visits the 890-acre farm belonging to the nonprofit Seed Savers Exchange, the largest nongovernmental seed bank in the U.S. and a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving our nations heirloom seeds and biodiversity.
7/24/2012
There's no need to be afraid of canning. With basic skills a cook can safely prepare and process excess produce during the summer and have a ready supply all winter. An easy way to start is with dill pickles, with extras like garlic and hot peppers.
10/21/2008
Take plain old raspberry jam to the next level with the complex flavors of white chocolate and coffee liqueur.
5/11/2012
  We’ve succeeded at drying herbs and greens in our SunWorks solar dehydrator, which promises to make future meals all the more flavorful and nutritious.  
7/9/2013
Blogger Crystal Stevens discusses her time working at a nature-based summer camp for kids.
9/27/2010
Photos from tectonic shift. Ruminations on MEN and MOTHER EARTH NEWS and masculine and feminine, and feminine planet.
7/2/2008
Children have gotten lazy, and it's not getting better as technology keeps advancing, making it easier to sit on a couch then go outside. Problems like childhood obesity and ADHD in children keep progressing, but nature can help!
7/28/2011
Alma Hecht's renovated century-old cottage is artistic and beautiful--and it inspires her to create wonderful watercolor paintings. Her home is both an outlet and a source for her creativity.
7/14/2008
Children have gotten lazy, and it's not getting better as technology keeps advancing, making it easier to sit on a couch then go outside. Problems like childhood obesity and ADHD in children keep progressing, but nature can help!
5/18/2011
Soapmaker Anne-Marie Faiola will present a workshop on soapmaking and Dr. Andrew Iverson will presenet a workshop on natural health at the Mother Earth News Fair, an annual sustainability festival, June 4-5, 2011 in Puyallup, Wash.
3/15/2012
Ira Wallace inspires us to create flowering, native plant habitat in our gardens. Learn how to identify plants that are 'user-friendly' to the bugs that help keep our gardens healthy.
5/24/2012
Great Quotations: the 4th installment in a series. This post features 14 fabulous eco-quotations, from thinkers such as Wendell Berry, Rachel Carson, Thoreau, Edison, and others.
3/17/2011
A California couple is hitting the road in a greened-up Airstream to share and gather lessons on living sustainbly.
5/18/2011
In her new book, Micro-Green: Tiny Houses in Nature, Mimi Zeiger profiles 36 creative, innovative small dwellings that represent a "new, rich architectural typology." Here are eight great examples to start fueling your fantasies.
6/28/2012
Another set of Great Quotations. These seven quotations have direct relevance to gardeners and farmers, but they offer wisdom that everyone can learn from and enjoy.
2/2/2012
Sauerkraut is an effective and delicious way to store cabbage and add something "fresh" to the winter months
4/8/2011
Landscape designer Alma Hecht turned a tiny house into a welcoming home and studio with cozy outdoor "rooms" that extend her living space.
4/20/2011
For less than the cost of an SUV, a Michigan couple rehabbed their historic home to include solar panels and a geothermal system. The 110-year-old house now produces more energy than it needs.
8/13/2012
Hiking The Ozarks' Lost Valley - Where getting lost is part of the fun! By Mike McArthy of Photozarks
1/19/2013
Discover the Ozarks region's natural beauty and adventure hot spots as told by Mike McArthy of Photozarks.


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