Whether you have a small grove of trees or acres of woods, this manual will guide you through the right methods to care for and sustain your land.
A "hybrid" timber frame is one that uses two or more major systems, or means of providing structural support for the building.
Three New Colors Provide More Options for Consumers
Yes, it's possible to harvest trees from your own property to build a timber-frame structure. But here are a few things to consider before you decide to go ahead.
Company launches dynamic, new CSR communications portal to provide real-time content and discussion around social and environmental efforts.
Egg miles: the distance eggs travel from hen to table.
Arthur Bolduc shares his story of experiencing life near an Amish community in Ohio, where he enjoyed the exciting process of sorghum production firsthand.
Straw bale and timber frames are highly compatible, beautiful, and the efficiency and longevity of using these natural building techniques is superior in a cold climate setting.
Managing timbered property can benefit your wildlife and your pocketbook, but beware! Timber buyers are often con-artists. Learn the questions you should be asking about sustainable timber management on your property or homestead.
What began as a hobby for her young son turned into a lucrative honey production business for beekeeper and MOTHER EARTH NEWS reader Alissa Brandemuhl-Zengel.
We strongly support keeping a few chickens (hens only) within city limits. Feel free to use this statement if you're working to get an ordinance passed to allow chickens in your city.
Government subsidies to corn growers results in foods that are less expensive then they should be, resulting in people eating more than they normally would.
Egg production in family flocks vs. factory farms.
Weeding in the summer is all about species maintenance
In this video, learn how the production and consumption of stuff affects the environment and community health.
Two grasses under consideration for biofuels in the United States are considered invasive species that may do more harm than good.
Hand milking and the ease of doing so, always lends itself to many questions. I try to answer some of the most commonly asked questions in this post.
Blume Distillation debuts appropriate-scale biofuel distillation equipment that will allow farmers, entrepreneurs, municipalities and communities to produce their own alcohol fuel from a variety of readily available fuel stock sources.
Review of The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast, a new book written by Ira Wallace.
Discount pricing on all Morton buildings now through February.
Share your thoughts about natural building methods including straw bale building, cordwood construction, earth building and more.
Using portable sawmill and basic timber frame techniques to build a utility shed.
Turning liabilities into assests.
A new study finds that generating electricity from coal costs taxpayers $345 billion each year, making renewable energy start to look like a bargain.
Elizabeth Van Deventer has been on a quest to find the answer to sustainable farming and an ethical diet most of her life. Follow along as she discovers the impacts of producing tea, palm oil and fruit, and how she eventually settles on a lifestyle that is in tune with the earth and all of its creatures.
A new study has found that biodegradable plastic's rapid rate of decomposition could cause the release of methane, a greenhouse gas. The study's authors suggest that petroleum-based products might be preferable. We need better alternatives than that.
A bill that would make hemp production legal in California would create jobs and opportunities in the financially strapped state.
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.
Des Moines, Iowa, gardeners may soon find themselves in hot water with their City. A local resident recently took front yard veggie growers to task for what the resident feels to be unsightly lawn growth. Beets and berries, it seems, do not have the same aesthetic appeal as a green, freshly-mowed front lawn.