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2/12/2013
Let packages of heirloom seeds say how much you care.
9/2/2011
Seed Savers Exchange, which many MOTHER readers say is the best seed company, has won the Gold Award for its great seed catalog.
4/15/2013
Get prepared for the season with useful tips for seed saving with Art Davidson, expert from Baker Creek Heirloom Seed.
5/21/2008
Many gardeners save seeds from their plants for use the following year, but this technique doesn't work equally well with all vegetable varieties. Here's what you need to know to figure out which plants in your garden you can save seeds from.
7/1/2008
A long-time gardener describes the seed-saving technique for cucumbers.
1/25/2013
Sorting through seed catalogs is one of the most entertaining tasks we have here at MOTHER EARTH NEWS. These garden seed catalogs come in handy when searching for just the right variety of heirloom veggies to grow, and they're fun to look at too!
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.
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.
2/9/2011
Readers share their favorite garden seed companies for a chance to win a gardening prize.
7/14/2010
The Seed Savers Exchange is looking for a new executive director. Just six months after he succeeded George DeVault, Aaron Whaley has resigned.
9/17/2013
Seed Savers Exchange members and friends in the southeast region of the U.S. gathered on September 8, 2013 in Louisa, VA. This event was facilitated by Southern Exposure Seed Exchange and the Virginia Association for Biological Farming.
7/25/2012
The 32nd Annual Seed Savers Exchange Conference and Campout featured many hands-on learning activities, tours of the gorgeous Heritage Farm grounds and an insider look into the organization's seed-saving efforts and current projects.
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.
4/1/2009
A gardening expert discusses what you should do with your seedlings after they sprout in their indoor greenhouse containers.
1/13/2009
A reader inquires about how to set up a community seed swap.
10/8/2010
Swap seeds at the Mother Earth News Fair Community Seed Swap at the Green Festival in Washington, D.C.
2/10/2010
Readers share information about new varieties of fruits and vegetables they plan to grow this year, and why.
1/1/0001
Second annual report shows how homeowners consume and conserve energy; one third willing to cool off in undergarments rather than turn down the A/C.
12/29/2010
The Snail, the winner of Electrolux Design Lab 2010 Competition, saves both energy and space by heating food with magnetic induction.  
5/8/2009
How you spend your money matters more than ever these days. Here’s an easy way to connect with your community and make your dollars count. 
6/10/2013
Open to the public, the Seed Savers Exchange Conference and Campout is ideal for those interested in sharing seed-saving and gardening experience or learning from the more seasoned and those involved in current plant breeding and propagating research.
1/3/2012
Here are five great companies to buy seeds from.
1/30/2014
MetLife Stadium is reducing waste, saving energy and saving water. Take a page from their playbook. www.earhgauge.net/?p=33964
11/15/2010
Two new federal programs, the Home Energy Scoring program and the PowerSaver program, make it easier for homeowners to save energy.
2/27/2009
Weatherizing your home saves you money. Just a few simple changes can greatly reduce the amount of energy your home requires to stay comfortable. Natural Home magazine editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence fills you in on how to weatherize your home and collect stimulus money.
4/22/2011
Save money and gas this Earth Day — and every day! — by using these five green driving tips from the Car Care Council.
1/1/2008
Learn how to start seeds indoors using inexpensive fluorescent lights.
10/22/2010
Organic seeds have benefits for your garden. Learn what our expert recommends and how to find organic seeds to plant.
9/20/2010
Bring your best heirloom veggie or other unique saved seeds to the Seed Swap at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR taking place Sept. 25 and 26 in Pennsylvania.
7/26/2010
Comstock, Ferre & Co has operated for almost 200 years and, with the help of new owner Jere Gettle, is undergoing a revival.
2/28/2012
Highlights from the catalog of Fedco Seeds, by the editor in chief of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
3/18/2014
Get advice on all things garden seed, from organizing seeds and ordering seeds to understanding seed catalog terms such as open-pollinated and F1 hybrid.
3/11/2010
The staff at MOTHER EARTH NEWS plants tomatoes and peppers during a seed-planting project at the office.
3/27/2013
An interview with Jeremiah Gettle, discussing his thoughts on and solutions to pressing environmental issues facing the world today.
3/23/2011
To ensure we have a full productive garden, each spring I start a habit of carrying a packet of seeds in my pocket every time I head to the garden!
5/2/2014
Show us how you take a second to conserve water!
6/11/2012
Tips on how to help save fuel and money while driving.
3/12/2012
Save water from March 12-18, 2012 during Fix a Leak Week!
2/17/2010
LG Electronics unveiled a new energy-efficient bottom-freezer refrigerator at the Maison & Object living design exhibition in Paris. The product, which uses linear compressor technology to save energy, was named the best example of an eco-chic product at the exhibition.
6/1/2009
Save money and stay chic with these recessionista style tips from Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence. Robyn shows you how to creatively reuse old shirts to dress up a bottle of wine and how to save money by having clothing swap parties.
6/1/2009
Two seasoned gearheads weigh in on the benefits (or lack thereof) of converting a V8 engine to run only on four cylinders.
10/4/2011
These resources will help you learn how to eat seasonal foods in order to save grocery money.
5/3/2013
Homemade transplant pots from newspaper save money and reduce waste.
9/17/2013
As fall nears, sunflowers are beginning to die off and it's time to harvest their seeds! In this post I bring you through the steps to harvest and prepare your sunflower seeds for eating!
8/1/2011
In July and August, it’s time to start thinking about planting crops for fall. But how do you get good seed germination when the soil is so hot?
5/27/2014
Interested in seed saving but worried about mistakes? Have questions about seed saving? Here’s the chance to give your input in a new seed saving class!
4/14/2014
A native southwestern milkweed seed is now available, thanks to the collaborative efforts of Terroir Seeds, The Xerces Society and Painted Lady Vineyard over the past 2 years.
12/22/2011
A rundown of activities you can do in the winter to improve your homestead.
12/26/2012
Puhwem Native American corn was the mother corn of native people. It's one of the best corns for making corn flour.
3/24/2010
Consult these seed starting tips for easy advice on seed planting, using the best materials, watering, grow lights and more.
3/17/2009
Yes, spring is finally here. Time to start farming.
4/4/2013
A description of what a seed library is and suggestions for why you might want to be involved with one. Links are included for more information.
3/22/2013
In addition to my taste for shelling peas, I also want to get the first taste of the season to show off my gardening prowess.
12/9/2011
Cam describes how the seasons progress through one messy task after another at Sunflower Farm.
3/18/2013
Tips on how, when and why to grow your own seedlings.
11/17/2010
Hemp seed is a powerful source of protein, Omega-3, vitamins and minerals, and has a delicious nutty flavor!
5/1/2013
More than the electricity needed to run these machines, the “rinse hold” hot water setting that many households use is the biggest energy drain associated with dishwashers – as much as 80 percent of the energy your dishwasher uses goes to heat water.
2/18/2014
A copy of "Good Housekeeping" magazine from 1944 reminds us how housewives found ways to stretch meals, repair household items and plant gardens to overcome wartime rationing hardships.
3/5/2014
Inspired by the recent Mother Earth News article, "65 Money Saving Tips", this piece shares how we at the Be the Change Product spend little and live better.
4/1/2014
Try these simple actions at home that can help reduce water pollution.
3/19/2014
Chase down household leaks and fix them to save water and money during the Earth Gauge #FixALeak Week.
12/23/2011
Some things have come full circle, so now we have a chance to fix it right this time!
12/3/2012
How our electronics save us space and provide even more room in a small home.
2/8/2011
As world food prices hit a record high, follow these tips for reducing your grocery bill while still eating well.
11/19/2010
BuildingGreen’s 2010 Top 10 Green Building Products list includes a low-flow toilet, composite decking, a high-performing wall system and other products that conserve energy and resources.
7/9/2008
Wise sprinkler usage will conserve water while maintaining your attractive lawn.
8/22/2014
Enter the Take a Second contest and win great prizes! http://takeasec.org/
3/6/2012
The Living Seed Company is working to preserve genetic diversity in our food chain, through the distribution and growing of open pollinated seeds and preserving the ancient art of seed saving.
5/16/2012
Summing up the last week of activity by hitting on a few key stories that might prove note worthy to a few of the homesteading folks out there complete with photo montage of golf cart jousting and aquaponic trout.
1/17/2012
Highlights from the catalog of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, by the editor in chief of Mother Earth News.
2/28/2014
Do you know about the magic of milk and molasses in improving your garden? Yes, plain old milk of any kind – whole, 2%, raw, dried, skim or nonfat – is a miracle in the garden for plants, soil and compost. Molasses only boosts the benefits! Let’s see how and why they work.
2/13/2014
When lettuce is mentioned, many think of the standard iceberg lettuce found in supermarkets and restaurant salads. That is changing with the growth in popularity of the different types of lettuces from Romaine to head and leaf-type lettuces, mainly due to the flavors and colors that they offer from deep red to almost white and noticeably sweet to tangy and slightly bitter.
3/14/2014
Make homemade tahini paste in your kitchen.
6/15/2012
Kids get to have fun, learn about gardneing and start veggie seeds at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR in Puyallup, Wash.
5/2/2012
Deciding where to buy seeds can be a perplexing challenge. How does a conscientious gardener choose seeds that will grow well, look lovely and taste great, but also support sustainable seed farmers and healthy environments?
4/27/2011
The Living Seed Company is creating a platform to inspire gardeners and gardeners to be.
6/3/2010
Don’t let the cost of gardening keep you out of the dirt this year. Cheap gardening can be fun and easy. With these tips for gardening on a budget, you’ll save on seeds, make your own fertilizer and impress your friends with your gardening know how.
4/20/2012
Check out our time-lapse video of peppers growing from seed to sprout.
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.
1/19/2012
Barbara Pleasant offers a step-by-step plan to starting seeds.
3/19/2013
The International Window Film Association says older dwellings can reduce energy use with energy saving window film, which was recently voted into the new California building energy codes.
4/26/2013
Replacing a task that uses electricity with one that does not is a no-brainer when trying to save on your energy bill — and air drying is one of the easiest ways to go.
4/29/2013
When you get home, go to your hot water heater, remove the cover and turn it down to 120 degrees (sometimes labeled “hot” as opposed to “very hot”).
4/24/2013
Many people don’t know that most HVAC systems don’t produce more or less heating or cooling based on the room temperature – they simply blow air for longer.
3/24/2014
Going solar at home will save you both money and energy. See why it's the future for renewable energy in residential areas.
4/25/2011
As grocery prices rise, now more than ever we need tools to save money. These websites help you get organized and give you the tools you need to buy the best--for less.
11/16/2011
This fifth story from Robert Zwald talks about his efforts to keep his family farming through the depression, even after they lost their own land.
8/29/2011
Let's stop for a minute and think about what we are doing!
1/18/2011
The White Hawk Project aims to save an endangered stretch of primary virgin rainforest on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula.
6/16/2011
Americans are being asked to turn up the thermostat 3 degrees on June 21. If you find you don't notice the difference, why not keep it up? You will notice the difference in your electric bill.
3/15/2011
Do easy ways to save money exist? Absolutely! Blissful saving is only a trip to the bulk section away! When you get home from the store, keep track of your finances on Mint.com; then look for Groupon's daily deal. Search the house for unused items and sell them on eBay. Use these tips to start saving today!
6/16/2011
Looking at all the wood powered cars
12/7/2011
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list — all under $50!
4/25/2013
Heating water is the highest drain that laundry machines and dishwashers have on your bill. Onaverage, water heating accounts for 18 percent of your energy bill.
2/24/2011
The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) assures consumers that manufacturers have rectified many of the issues related to using CFLs, making them into mere myths. These issues include usage in three-way fixtures, non-compatibility in dimmers, the high price of CFLs and CFL use in fans and candelabras. Additionally, CFL users should understand the lifespan of the bulb and causes of flicker.  
1/16/2013
Confused about the difference between hybrids and genetically modified organisms (GMOs)? Learn more about how cultivating hybrids is different from developing GM vegetable varieties.
7/9/2014
Tasty whole-grain crackers — simple to make, quick to disappear.
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.
5/30/2012
How far along are your tomatoes? Ira Wallace gets inspired by gorgeous gardens in Asheville, North Carolina, and shares a quick, easy recipe for tomato sauce.
10/2/2012
Heirloom vegetables are multi-use crops that have been passed down from gardeners for decades, sometimes centuries. Respected author and gardener, William Woys Weaver, discusses his reasons for using heirloom plants and saving seed.
10/31/2008
Roasted pumpkin and squash seeds are a yummy, healthy treat. And it's easier than you think. Here's how to roast squash and pumpkin seeds in just four easy steps.
9/28/2012
Collins hails milestone of the company becoming employee owned.
3/18/2011
Tom Newmark won't rest until he's helped establish 10,000 seed sanctuaries--living gardens devoted to propagating and nurturing endangered plants--across the world. He came a step closer this week with the establishment of a sanctuary in India.
1/25/2011
Finca Luna Nueva's Sacred Seeds Sanctuary is a living laboratory to nurture tropical and native species through the next 10 years of climate change.
8/7/2012
Giving your ornamental and vegetable garden a thorough cleaning in midsummer not only leaves the landscape looking better, but can help prevent damage from diseases and pests by removing the conditions in which they thrive.
2/11/2013
Goats are terrific weed eaters, and do a great job clearing land for you, why not utilize them for clearing your pastures!
10/27/2010
This is a fun story about planting seeds for future generations and not recognizing a gift when it is blooming right in your face.
5/16/2012
Summer intern Megan describes her first time gardening at MOTHER EARTH NEWS, planting cucumbers for the first time and watering the office garden.
5/19/2011
Air conditioning accounts for as much as 20 percent of the average homeowner's utility bill. These simple tips can help you reduce your mechanical cooling needs, meaning more money for you and better-quality air for the world.
5/13/2010
Three-day workshop announcement on net zero energy homes by leading authority on energy efficiency and renewable energy, Dan Chiras. Learn how to reduce your utility bill through conservation, effriciency, & clean, affordable, renewable energy.
3/17/2011
Slower growth in crop yields, high oil prices and use of food crops to make biofuels could push food prices higher for the next year and beyond.
5/16/2011
Just as libraries transformed society by giving everyone access to books, the Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library is providing all citizens the opportunity to borrow seeds and grow their own food. Start a seed-lending library in your town!
3/21/2011
As organic industry leaders urge consumers to take action against GMOs--the biggest threat the industry faces this year--soapmaker David Bronner gives $25,000 to seed an anti-GMO march on Capitol Hill.
2/19/2013
Tips for learning to grow and spin cotton.
10/27/2010
This is a fun story about planting seeds for future generations and not recognizing a gift when it is blooming right in your face.
7/14/2011
Read this excerpt about heirloom beans from Heirloom Vegetable Gardening: A Master Gardener's Guide to Planting, Growing, Seed Saving and Cultural History by William Woys Weaver. This book will help you re-discover heirloom vegetables from our American culinary and gardening roots.
12/2/2012
Growing some of the most delicious and sometimes expensive gourmet vegetables doesn't have to be hard. Artichoke, bronze fennel, kohlrabi, leek, and savoy cabbage are among the vegetables that grow well from seed.
3/30/2011
"Organic farmers have the right to raise our organic crops without the threat of invasion by Monsanto's genetic contamination and without harassment by a reckless polluter. Beginning today, America asserts her right to justice and pure food."
2/8/2011
Scott Davis’ “Solar Projects, Big and Small” video offers inspiration for both solar energy enthusiasts and folks who are just curious. Tips and advice pertaining to solar energy can be found at the Yahoo! group Simply Solar, and you can make your dream project a reality with Gary Reysa’s instructions.  


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