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4/15/2011
Volunteers work to start the Sunset Hill Elementary School Garden in Lawrence, Kan.
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.
3/22/2013
Springtime brings cleaning up from the winter, starting a new garden and finishing up home-school work.
9/2/2014
Find recommendations from a teacher for books to introduce and teach counting to your kids. These books could be especially useful as home-school lessons.
9/25/2009
Whole Foods has teamed up with Chef Ann Cooper to create The Lunch Box, an online resource that encourages schools to make meals healthy again.
9/14/2010
The USGBC’s “50 for 50” green schools initiative aims to create a green schools caucus in every state legislature.
11/10/2011
Robert Zwald talks about his days in a one room school house, learning with all eight grades at once. This is part four of eight in Robert Zwald's stories, as compiled by his daughter, Ruth.
10/17/2008
Mayors from across the country have created an alliance to facilitate green buildings for K-12 schools.
6/15/2011
Homeschool Moms for Moms is a safe place where moms are welcome to post photos of their children’s portfolios, work, crafts, artwork, and learning environments.
9/11/2013
Send your children to school on foot or by bike on Oct. 9, 2013 to celebrate National Walk to School Day.
9/24/2008
Three-hundred colleges and universities have been graded on their commitment to environmentalism. Did your alma mater make the Green Grade?
9/24/2012
ForestryDegree.net provides a searchable database for people interested in forestry.
8/30/2010
The Sierra Club’s top 100 greenest colleges and universities carve a clean energy future—students demand it.
3/10/2010
You can help support a community garden in New York City's East Harlem neighborhood.
2/7/2011
For the first time, acclaimed Not So Big House author and architect brings quality-over-quality design to a residential development.
12/14/2010
In wake of slow federal action, Boulder, Colorado, parents make a grassroots push for healthy, nutritious school lunches.
9/10/2008
Is having too many gardens a detriment to selling a suburban home?
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. 
4/7/2010
Learn to create your own heirloom kitchen garden at this 3-course series in Pennsylvania.
2/22/2011
The Child Nutrition Act will improve school lunches. Readers share homemade school lunch ideas.
7/29/2008
Sign up for classes at the John C. Campbell Folk School and relive your childhood-camp experiences.
11/5/2007
Parents and educators will find this new book helpful in education and efforts to reduce the harmful exhaust emissions children breathe on school buses.
9/23/2009
Parents share stories about getting better food into school lunches.
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
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.
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.
2/15/2013
A Danish study has found that concentration improves among students who bicycle or walk to school.
10/14/2011
Celebrate harvest season by helping bring local food onto kid's lunch trays at schools across the country during Farm to School Month.
8/12/2013
Goat School will be traveling to British Columbia and then to Ohio in September.
9/28/2012
Walking to School promotes healthy living among young people.
4/16/2013
The National Bike to School Day aims to promote safer routes to school, cleaner air and active transportation. Find out how to get involved in your community.
11/21/2012
Walking School Buses make a big impact by improving health, building community and filling in where school budgets fall short.
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.
10/5/2014
Permaculture has become the new buzzword in certain circles. What is it? Do we need it?
4/23/2013
There are so many different “types” of goats! My last post was all about Angora goats and their fiber; this post will be about the meat aspect of goats. So what makes a goat a meat goat?
5/8/2013
There is no “one size fits all” bunch of information that works every time in every location, every person, and for every goat.
5/29/2013
"Garbage in, garbage out," is as true to goat nutrition as it is to the computer world and more folks should take heed!
6/28/2013
Local farmers lease Amherst College land to provide for the school’s dining hall.
7/12/2013
Maine and Minnesota Goat Schools are over, and a great time was had by all; Janice Spaulding recaps the events and prepares for the next one is in Ohio in September.
8/30/2013
Headed back to school? Protect air quality, save energy and recycle for a healthier, greener school year.
2/13/2014
An introduction to the North House Folk School.
4/21/2014
California’s Kings Canyon school district recently debuted a new electric bus that will cut diesel emissions and help student health.
3/3/2009
Shouldn't our kids' lunches be determined by nutritional value, not special interests?
8/28/2012
Tips on how to improve air quality while driving your kids to school.
4/4/2013
First time farmers plan for the growing season and lambing.
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.
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.
6/24/2013
There are some things that you just aren’t going to wash very often, like your curtains, couch cushions, and probably even your favorite jeans. To spare the air, concoct a simple essential oil-infused linen spray, and spritz away until your definition of what “clean” smells like shifts permanently.
7/19/2013
Store-bought deoderants contain aluminum and other harmful substances that find their way into your bloodstream. Try this recipe for natural homemade deodorant that uses baking soda with coconut oil and essential oil to create a effective and safe alternative.
5/1/2013
Resist popping tabs this season and get familiar with the ultimate cola cure: soda syrups made from fresh fruits and herbs.
9/10/2013
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Pennsylvania homesteading mama Michelle shares a few strategies and suggestions for healthier school lunches.
3/4/2014
A would-be farmer finds chills and perspective during a long winter on the farm.
12/23/2013
I’ll let you in on a little secret; there is no PERFECT knife. Cutting tools are only as effective as the handler wielding them.
6/22/2012
Goat School needs a class room, visit our Kickstarter project and enjoy our video of Goat School!
4/4/2012
No babies yet, so a few anecdotes about Angora kidding,labor
1/25/2012
Traveling with Goat School on the Road, and learning all about newborn kid hoofs.
1/31/2012
Kidding is quite a process! This blog covers the very first signs of impending birth.
12/17/2012
Schools and cities all around the U.S. are using abandoned rail corridors to encourage foot and bike transportation in their communities.
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.
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.
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.
2/26/2012
Baby kids do not always present in the correct position when descending the birth canal. Learn about the different positions and how to handle them.
2/12/2012
Be prepared for kidding season! Set up your kidding kit ahead of time. This information will help you have the right equipment at your fingertips.
5/1/2012
Horns or no horns, that is the question! Why should you disbud your goats, or is it okay to leave the horns on? This post discusses both options with a link to a great article about horns and their beauty.
3/23/2012
Spring clean up on the farm doesn't only include cleaning fallen branches, but cleaning up the goats too! Getting ready for kidding and making sure the goats are all set is our most important spring task.
3/2/2012
The babies have arrived, now is the time to take care of all of the other parts of caring for the newborns!
5/15/2012
Why raw milk? Why goat milk? Things to consider for good health and nutrition for you family. Also a trick to get stubborn kids to nurse from a bottle.
8/30/2012
Milking is a fun and easy chore! Here are some hints on milking in an easy fashion.
5/28/2012
Getting ready for Goat School is always a daunting task, but once all of our new friends start arriving, we get excited! What a great time learning all about goats!
6/14/2012
Goat School is over for a few months, and now the routine will be a little more normal! Great questions were asked at Goat School and some of those answers are shared.
4/16/2012
The kids have finally arrived, and we have plenty of photos of them!
9/19/2012
Autumn is very busy at Stony Knolls Farm between the Common Ground Fair and Fall Goat School!
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.
4/24/2013
What’s with glycerin? It’s a soap-making byproduct with antibacterial properties, but it’s often made with animal fat derivatives, which isn’t really our thing. So, we figured out how to make our own veggie version with coconut oil, opening up a whole world of kitchen pantry beauty concoctions.
3/14/2012
After the kidding is over, we take good care of our girls! And, the babies need to be bottle fed, so here are the instructions on how we feed our kids.
11/7/2010
The defeat of Congressman Jim Oberstar wasn't just a blow to Minnesota. It was a loss for everyone who bikes and walks.
2/5/2013
The Sustainable Poultry Network and Western Piedmont Community College have combined forces to create the American School of Sustainable Poultry Husbandry, an intensive poultry workshop for anyone interested in poultry production, marketing, breeding, hatching, cooking, etc.
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.
1/22/2013
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.  
12/7/2011
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list — all under $50!


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