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.
The National Products Association releases its natural standards and certification for household cleaners and laundry detergents.
The Living Building Challenge provides builders with information and a forum for sharing advice in an effort to promote the highest building standards.
The Boulder, Colorado, green-building program will get a makeover for its second year.
This guide on how to wash produce will help keep your foods safe. Avoid food-borne illness by washing fruits and vegetables thoroughly.
Watching TV or sitting may take time off of your life expectancy, according to an Australian study.
Use milk crates to build this beautiful, sturdy free-standing furniture piece.
Attend this year's grassfed seminar to learn how to maximize your natural resources while unleashing your marketing genius.
Make a shelf or table into a growing space for starting seedlings.
A Lithuanian farmers market seller displays sculpted red radishes with faces!
If you want to sell produce through an online farmers market, you'll want to feature mouth-watering photos of your goods. Here are some tips to show you how.
The old rules of building suggest that, at a certain point, additional insulation would result in diminished returns — but those rules no longer apply.
There are many beekeeping associations in the U.S., national, regional and local. The two National Groups are discussed, looking at members, activities and goals.
A farmers market is not only a place to purchase fresh produce; you can also count on going home with a new recipe or tip on how to prepare those yummy veggies and fruits.
Use freezer-damaged fruit to make tasty fruit sauces.
This blog post discusses growing enough produce for canning.
New federal standards will dramatically increase fuel efficiency in cars and light-duty trucks by 2025.
The Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Act establishes tough formaldehyde emission standards for household products made from composite wood.
The International Green Construction Code, an International Code Council initiative, released its first set of green building standards today. Standard 189.1 addresses energy efficiency, site sustainability, materials and resources, and more.
Despite the recession, farmers, on average, have been more successful than non-farmers. So why keep expanding their subsidies?
You can organize and track your poultry’s hatch rates by using this helpful spreadsheet created by MOTHER EARTH NEWS reader Terry Standard.
Michigan invasive species order takes aim at heritage and Old World hogs.
The author of STAND UP AND GARDEN discusses why it is safe to can and otherwise preserve produce that's grown in an environment in which pesticides are used.
Rodale Institute today announces the launch of Your 2 Cents, an innovative program that unites consumers and companies in support of the next generation of American farmers.
Virtual farmers markets make buying and selling fresh farm goods easy and can grow into a thriving business!
As America’s fuel use continues to decrease, proposed solutions such as the Keystone XL pipeline and food-to-fuel conversions may be unnecessary.
According to the Natural Products Association, the NPA Natural Standard is based on natural ingredients, safety, responsibility and sustainability.
Beginning a discussion on top bar hives and standard hives in a question and answer format, getting the best of each for users of both kinds of hives.
One way to overwinter a top bar hive in a northern climate is to provide good ventilation and some insulation. Enough food is needed, and good protection from the wind is too. We'll see how it works.
Creating your own start-up is full of obstacles, but rewarding. MOTHER EARTH NEWS reader Jessica Vaughan shares advice from her experience as a first-time small business owner who teaches clients how to grow organic produce.
A nine-to-fiver turns a corner and leaves behind a twenty-year career to grow food amongst housing developments and strip malls.
A beginning urban farmer grows nothing without a smartphone.
Costa Rica's hospitable climate nurtures the most amazing produce, from hearts of palm to starfruit.
Wabi-sabi is never slobby, but we can allow ourselves to stop trying so hard and just appreciate our warm bed at the end of the day—whether it’s made or not.
A National Resources Defense Council analyst calls proposed standards “the most important actions to clean up air pollution from dirty coal-burning power plants since the Clean Air Act was last updated in 1990.”
This post offers tips for winterizing a top bar hive - insulating, mouse guards, wrapping, closing entrances, protecting from wind. All things you can do to help get them through!
A TED talk by Christy Hemenway of Gold Star Honeybees: Making the Connection: Honeybees, Food, and You.
A Christmas Wish for all, inspired by the magic of the honey bee.
This blog post by Christy Hemenway of Gold Star Honeybees describes some techniques for getting bees to draw straight comb in a top bar hive.
Simran Sethi explains her bathroom-remodel goals to conserve water.