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2/7/2012
How we avoid cabin fever by doing volunteer work and enjoying the beautiful outdoors.
10/2/2009
Fine Woodworking Editor Asa Christiana shares his design for an easy-to-build workbench.
6/4/2009
Learn to build while helping your community as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.
1/7/2011
The Evergreen Institute lowers prices to encourage more participating in its January workshops in home energy efficiency, electricity and electrical wiring, and basic PVs: An Introduction to Solar Electricity.
5/19/2011
Animated DVD empowers kids on climate change.
12/28/2012
Many readers can't say no to spouses, children, bosses, and so on. To please and care for others, we often sacrifice ourselves, working long hours, exhausting our energy. There is a cure. It's a two-letter word that starts with n. Try it.
6/13/2011
Cam and Michelle enjoy having their first "HelpX" volunteers to help out in the gardens!
7/28/2011
Cam enjoyed another week with some volunteer helpers!
10/31/2011
Worksaver, Inc. introduces new clamp-on snow blades, ideal for compact tractors with non-quick attach buckets.
9/24/2011
The excitement at the FAIR is contagious, and our amazing volunteers are helping to keep it all running smoothly.
5/30/2013
We’re all in this for the glory projects: the garden, chickens, bees, and wind turbine. But there’s one thing all new homesteaders should do before getting started on these other projects. By: Matt Kelly
11/29/2011
Cole announces an upcoming butchering workshop.
6/16/2010
This week green building author, architect and Natural Home columnist Carol Venolia dispenses advice on green remodeling during workshops sponsored by Design~Build~Live in Austin, Texas.
4/7/2010
Learn to create your own heirloom kitchen garden at this 3-course series in Pennsylvania.
2/7/2011
Cam appreciates his local volunteer fire department.
10/27/2010
Traditional Appliances Make a Comeback
8/7/2014
Clear overgrowth in your meadow by acquiring a heavy-duty mower. Here are some mower recommendations for your homestead.
9/27/2010
We need a cloning machine workshop on top of all the plethora of other workshops organized at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. Or maybe not ...?
6/15/2011
Our HelpXers Mike and Melissa share their experiences as volunteers here at Sunflower Farm.
9/24/2012
Volunteer to take care of the public lands in your area during National Public Lands Day on September 29, 2012!
9/11/2011
How we put the happy in The Happy Homesteader.
1/23/2014
Magnum announces an expanded collection of work boots based on the best selling Precision series.
3/22/2011
Cam enjoys a sense of accomplishment many times a day as he uses his sidewalk!
5/14/2013
Bicycling for transportation takes center stage during National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17, 2013.
6/9/2010
Check out these high-quality workshops on solar electricity, home energy efficiency, and small wind energy systems. Geared to homeowners, aspiring professionals, students and teachers - anyone wishing to learn more about renewable energy systems
4/4/2011
Cam is hoping that the Queen attends his gardening workshop this weekend at the Royal Botanical Gardens....
3/1/2012
Cam loves sharing his homesteading skills in Hands-On Workshops at his off-grid home.
11/8/2011
Cam enjoyed a recent workshop he held at Sunflower Farm, and the participants seemed to enjoy it too!
1/9/2013
The 20th-Annual Organic Growers School takes place March 8 through March 10 at the University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA) in Asheville, N.C. The event, which is open to the public, provides practical, region-appropriate organic growing and permaculture workshops, homesteading and rural living classes, as well as a seed exchange, silent auction and trade show.
7/21/2011
The workshop series "In Her Shoes: Sustainable Farming for Women, by Women" will provide on-farm, women-led sharing of resources, experiences and inspiration to further connect, encourage and support female organic farmers, entrepreneurs and agricultural leaders. These all-day workshops will be in Wisconsin and Minnesota, and each will cost $20 and include lunch.
1/3/2011
Tumbleweed Tiny House Company founder Jay Shafer teaches Americans how to build efficient homes of less than 1,000 square feet.
6/18/2010
Environmental journalist Simran Sethi discusses the recent Gulf of Mexico oil spill with Oceana’s Senior Campaign Director Jackie Savitz.
5/6/2013
This stone fascia is a practical solution for wildfire prevention. It's attractive and uses local natural resources.
8/16/2013
Livestock guard dogs were found in a sweep of cultures from southern Europe through Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and central Asia. They worked in the company of shepherds who often spent weeks on high summer pasture or on long migratory routes.
9/15/2009
Cell phone radiation has been a concern for years, but yesterday the Environmental Working Group released a report that rates the safety of cell phones on the market.
8/24/2010
Keep your skin protected from the sun as well as from toxic chemicals that can potentially cause severe health risks. These reviews of all-natural sunscreens explain which ingredients to avoid when choosing a sunscreen.
5/26/2011
What a nice surprise it can be to notice new spring babies emerging from where their parent plants grew the year before. Volunteer plants are a wonderful gift!
9/19/2011
Information on how to volunteer on National Public Lands Day.
5/16/2014
Biking and walking to work have significant health benefits, according to a new study. Pedestrians and cyclists have lower risk of diabetes and high blood pressure, and tend not to be overweight.
6/5/2012
Revolutionary molded EVA boots from Billy Boots take whatever the job dishes out and come back for more.
5/26/2010
Photo of the Day features a rustic wooden bench handcrafted by a reader. Be sure to submit your own photos to share your favorite moments with us and other readers. Maybe the next Photo of the Day will feature it!
1/30/2013
Work on the farm gets easier as kids grow and get physically able to tackle chores with more strength.
7/5/2011
Cam enjoys a visit with Ken & Madeline who farmed this property many years ago and Cam realizes how hard farming was back then....
6/24/2011
A few things for a tipi dweller to consider in finding the (kind of) perfect property to call home (for a bit).
10/26/2011
Consider this One-Day Workshop For Horticultural Farmers Ready To Take Steps To Improve Farm Profits.
5/4/2009
Rechargeable tool packages use the same battery to power multiple tools: saws, drills, drivers and flashlights. What are the benefits of these systems?
12/20/2010
Provide Multi-Purpose Tools For The Jobsite Or Workshop
7/5/2014
Our mission in preserving food heritage is to research, collect, preserve, and then explain America's food heritage and historic sites likely cannot be done without help. Want to contribute?
1/16/2009
Barack Obama encourages Americans to participate in a national day of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
4/16/2014
Go out for a spin this May during National Bike Month, and join the growing ranks of people who are discovering the benefits of bike commuting.
9/28/2011
Jason Akers, The Self-Sufficient Gardener, taught kids of all ages the basics of gardening on Saturday and Sunday at the Fair.
3/13/2009
Are you looking for professional training as a solar installer or retailer? Check out this list of workshops available at the American Solar Energy Society's 2009 Conference.
9/3/2013
Although livestock guard dogs are the oldest and most traditional livestock guardians, Jan Dohner gives us a look at the other two livestock guardians – llamas and donkeys.
4/5/2011
Treat your building professional as you would want to be treated--and more great advice from contractors and designers who have seen it all.
6/1/2010
With the media reporting widespread vitamin D deficiencies and the Environmental Working Group's 2010 Sunscreen Guide reporting that some sunscreens may do more harm than good, there seem to be a few good arguments for getting a little exposure to unadulturated sunlight. What do you think? Will you change your sunscreen habits because of recent reports?
10/25/2011
C. Murray shares his experiences finding work to support his family as a child during the Great Depression.
7/10/2008
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land could be under pressure from the perceived need for ethanol-producing corn.
10/19/2010
Flagship store opens Nov. 1 in Mount Horeb, Wis., to give Duluth women a physical hub to browse seriously usable work wear.
7/16/2012
Cam contemplates his place in the universe while weeding his corn patch....
9/30/2011
Thanks to all the volunteers of the 2011 MOTHER EARTH NEWS Fair in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania. We couldn't have done it without all your hard work!
9/18/2012
A single, volunteer potato produces 10 pounds of potatoes in a hot bed. A recipe for addictive, oven-fried potatoes.
12/12/2012
The Ecological Farming Association will host the 33rd annual EcoFarm Conference at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, Calif., Jan. 23-26, 2013. The conference will offer more than sixty workshops, as well as the opportunity for eight beginning farmers to win substantial grants.
1/5/2010
Dan Chiras, founder of The Evergreen Institute, shares information on locating renewable energy training facilities.
5/7/2013
As Congress considers the 2013 Farm Bill, it has the opportunity to enact legislation that protects and supports the nation's family farmers and market gardeners, in addition to protecting consumers and the environment.
2/18/2011
Because it could cause eye and skin irritation and harm reproductive systems, the Environmental Working Group recommends avoiding it. Baking soda is a solid, safe alternative.
11/21/2012
Things we have done to earn an income from home in a down economy.
7/4/2012
Meeting in person a long time Mother Earth News reader.
11/9/2011
Christopher shares an experience of painting his family farmhouse, but when he used flat, not glossy paint, his uncle was not happy. How could the uncle have responded in a more productive manner?
12/26/2012
An update on generating electricity with pedal power and which exercise bike we decided on and testing soil for nutrient ratios along with fixing a pair of leaky boots with adhesive and inner tube scrap patch.
5/21/2013
The number of bike commuters is on the rise everywhere in the United States, but especially in Bicycle Friendly Communities where it has increased an average of 80 percent.
11/2/2012
MOTHER EARTH NEWS is seeking readers’ stories of home-based businesses, and we’ll pay $50 for each story we use.
3/7/2013
Most Americans use vehicles to travel less than three miles, a distance that can easily be walked. Choosing active transportation over vehicles can improve your health, decrease your spending and minimize all that time you spend at stop lights.  
12/1/2010
Thoughts, experiences, and tips after a season of mowing with the propane-powered lawnmower.
7/16/2012
Bobcat Company introduces 3-point tiller implements for the Toolcat 5610 utility work machine and the full line of compact tractors.
1/18/2012
Virginia Grace Abraham shares stories from loved ones about life during the Great Depression and WWII, her stories explore all aspects of the time from hunger and hard work to young marriage and the commonly over-looked woes of the farmer's wife.
11/5/2012
Jim and Holly Smith, founders of Today’s Abundant Living, sent us this great review of a Homesteading Education Month open house and country skills workshop they hosted at their Michigan homestead.
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.
1/13/2010
Dan Chiras announces that five of The Evergreen Institute's workshops currently qualify as continuing education credits for LEED Accredited Professionals.
8/14/2012
A report on the potato onion taste test and some details on the annual tomato harvest and storage methods along with digging up ragweed plants.
7/18/2011
Taking into account production, processing, consumption and disposal, the Environmental Working Group found that if everyone in the U.S. gave up meat or cheese one day a week for a year, it would be equivalent to taking 7.6 million cars off the road.


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