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10/30/2012
This guide on how to wash produce will help keep your foods safe. Avoid food-borne illness by washing fruits and vegetables thoroughly.
6/6/2014
Pickled vegetables are a great way to jazz up your meals, especially in the late winter, early spring time when the grocery store vegetables are looking a little worse for the wear.
2/14/2013
To what extent are manufacturers able to take advantage of the enigmatic nature of the term ‘sustainability’ to effectively green wash their products?
5/29/2009
Radishes are one of the easiest vegetables to grow. Here are some tips and resources to get you started.
10/26/2010
Learn how to store yacon, a superhealthy root vegetable with a crunchy texture and sweet flavor.
2/2/2011
Extend the life of your washer and dryer and save money on repairs with these 10 tips.
4/1/2010
Editor in chief Cheryl Long explains how to find the best-tasting vegetable varieties to plant in your garden, and talks about three of her favorites: ‘Carmen’ sweet peppers, ‘Sungold’ cherry tomatoes and ‘Floriani’ grain corn.
1/26/2011
Ready to start your first garden? To guarantee success with your first garden, stick with Barbara Pleasant's list of easy to grow vegetables. She has advice on when and what to plant for the first time gardener. Good luck on your first garden!
7/30/2008
Are there tiny white worms in your manure? They may be potworms!
4/23/2009
A reader from Pacifica, California wants to know what vegetables will grow best when.
9/4/2009
Minneapolis public relations firm Haberman & Associates wants everyone to enjoy a company-sponsored organic vegetable garden like theirs.
10/22/2013
The simple steps that increased my health and decreased my waste, and how easy it all was looking back.
1/30/2014
Woodchip mulch has great benefits for gardening and landscaping. Instead of buying woodchips, we can use what resources we already have and make our own.
5/5/2010
A new Facebook group, “I Want to Grow Hemp Like George Washington,” connects supporters of hemp reform and lets them share their views on hemp production in the United States.
8/21/2012
Set up a washing station in your garden. Rinse your veggies there, saving the water for the garden and keeping your kitchen clean.
2/14/2011
This DIY washing powder is simple to make, costs just pennies and smells heavenly.
10/8/2013
Looking back the past three years and identifying what we have learned from our experiences.
9/18/2013
Are you Weather-Ready? September is National Preparedness Month.
11/1/2013
Even progressive cities have work to do, and sometimes the biggest changes come from good people asking the right questions.
11/14/2013
A natural kennel cough cure will be better for your pet and your wallet while not contributing to the antibiotic resistance problem.
1/1/0001
This soft, tangy sourdough oatmeal bread may just be the best you’ve ever tasted.
10/1/2013
Claims for the Paleo diet benefits are substantial – improved cholesterol, improved blood pressure, improved blood sugar control, improved appetite control. How legit are these claims and do they make it worth a switch to this type diet?
2/25/2014
Many people never have noticeable diabetes symptoms and don’t even find out they have the disease until they wind up in the hospital with a serious complication. What’s going on?
2/26/2014
One of the most recognizable features of wetlands is their smell. What makes these areas so pungent?
1/3/2014
Make a miniature sourdough bread for dinner tonight, and freeze the rest for a busy day.
8/6/2014
Drop store bought mayonnaise like a bad habit. Make your own with only five simple ingredients, under 5 minutes.
3/3/2011
Go Greens - Super Fruits and Veggies supplies the natural antioxidant power of 6 servings of vibrantly colored organic fruits and vegetables in every handy “stick” pack. To Go Brands plans to continue to expand the Healthy To Go® product line.
11/21/2012
A family meal favorite that was shared with us for years by a beloved aunt. This is one green salad that I crave and never get enough of!
9/30/2010
After a summer of growing sweet potatoes, fall is the long-awaited time to enjoy the fruits of your labors. Properly harvesting sweet potatoes, followed by sound curing and storage methods, will ensure you can enjoy your crop through the winter months.  
4/19/2011
Everyday families can now provide much of their fresh vegetables using Aquaponics. Aquaponics is the production of edible fish and vegetables growing in a drought proof, no weed, back saving growing system.
10/4/2010
Buttered corn and buttered double succotash in stores for fall season.
6/30/2011
Heirloom Vegetable Gardening (1997) by Willam Woys Weaver profiles 280 heirloom varieties, with growing advice and recipes. This introdution is the beginning of a series of excerpts to be posted from Weaver’s book to walk gardeners through sowing, cooking recipes at harvest and saving heirloom seeds through the winter.   
7/9/2014
Chinese water chestnuts are a delicious nutty root that are also easy to grow. Learn more in this article!
10/2/2012
Deciding which vegetables to grow can be an important step for any gardener. It is efficient to fill the space that you have with vegetables that keep for the longest periods of time, which can also mean a lot to the bottom line of any garden.
11/28/2011
If Thanksgiving weekend left you craving light, nutritious meals, try these recipes for winter-friendly salads.
7/23/2013
Going to the beach? Get real-time info on Great Lakes beach water quality, weather and water conditions.
8/1/2013
Buzz…sting…ouch! Why are yellow jackets more aggressive at this time of year?
8/2/2013
Breaking down the misconception that wholesome and organic food is only reserved for the wealthy.
8/21/2013
What makes a piece of land a wet-land? Not all wetlands are wet for the same reason.
8/6/2013
There are a lot of things you can do right now to experience the homestead lifestyle right in your backyard.
6/5/2013
The 2013 MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR in Puyallup, Wash., last weekend was again a source of great energy and exceptional education, thanks to 15,000 attendees, more than 125 presenters and some 300 sponsors and exhibitors.
12/5/2013
Are there any bread bakers on your holiday list? Now you know what to to give them. Delight them with these helpful gifts.
9/9/2013
Each year we learn more and more about living off grid and homesteading. These are just a few of the third-year experiences we wanted to share.
12/11/2013
Participate in Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count to help scientists study winter bird populations: www.earthgauge.net/?p=33409
12/5/2013
Learning to appreciate seasonal differences.
11/15/2013
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to power a laptop for 5 hours! America Recycles Day is Nov 15.
12/19/2013
Was it a teacher? A parent? A field trip? What was your Earth Changing Moment? Share your first connection with the environment.
10/22/2013
Getting ready to carve a jack-o-lantern masterpiece? Learn how weather impacts the pumpkin harvest
9/25/2013
Celebrate the 20th anniversary National Public Lands Day on September 28! Find a volunteer site.
12/13/2013
Most health problems we face in our lives are minor annoyances. It's time we cut out the expensive middle man and grow our own delicious tasting medicine to treat them.
8/30/2013
Headed back to school? Protect air quality, save energy and recycle for a healthier, greener school year.
11/27/2013
Compost and mulch material are in abundance in our backyard and our communities. What is ones man's yard waste is this man's treasure.
11/5/2013
Fall is a great time to replace traditional light bulbs with energy-efficient bulbs. Save up to $50 per year.
12/5/2012
The cost to install and operate our solar electrical system.
8/29/2013
Taking the guesswork out of rescuing a piece of rusty cast iron cookware, Sarah provides easy to follow step by step instructions on how to take cast iron from unusable to gleaming.
3/12/2014
Protect our water supplies during National Groundwater Awareness Week by saving water at home: www.earthgauge.net/?p=23794
4/18/2014
These all-natural approaches can ease TMJ symptoms and give you relief.
5/1/2014
Fast acting and free of side effects, clinical electromagnetic pulse therapy is a good alternative to medication for a range of conditions.
6/11/2014
This painless test finds heart disease before it turns deadly.
1/2/2014
Providing your own sewer, water and power can be more expensive and is certainly less convenient but that's not all there is to consider. This article takes a look at some of the other differences between public and private services.
2/5/2014
Small but mighty: birds have smart strategies for surviving cold weather.
1/9/2014
Building a fire to stay warm? Use these ‘best burn practices’ to minimize smoke & protect your health: www.earthgauge.net/?p=17955
6/11/2014
Whether you live on the beach or 1000s of miles away, there are easy ways you can protect coastal water quality.
4/14/2014
A cold winter and late-season snow in some parts of the U.S. could mean a rough spring allergy season.
5/2/2014
Show us how you take a second to conserve water!
5/27/2014
Fungi breakdown organic material and make it available to plants. Encouraging fungi to grow naturally, or inocculating your soil can have tremendous benefits for your garden.
3/19/2014
Sam Benowitz and Tara Bittler are joining the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Blog Squad, and they break down the types of gardening and fruit-growing information they will share with you each week.
5/1/2014
Zaatar bread is a soft, Arabic-style bread topped with olive oil and the tangy spice mixture called zaatar.
4/30/2014
Anyone can brew beer. Part 2 of Homebrewing for Beginners seeks to demystify the process of cooking the wort, fermentation, racking, and bottling.
5/21/2014
Sourdough bread doesn’t just come in large loaves and rounds. Sourdough also works up wonderfully into buns, rolls, grissini and my personal favorite, mini-baguettes.
4/7/2014
Hot-cross buns, full of warm spices and sweet fruit, are a tasty springtime treat.
4/14/2014
Anyone can brew beer. The article seeks to demystify the process and help jump start brewing by breaking down the equipment, recipe, and ingredients. This is a 2-part blog post.
6/24/2014
The fresh berry season is so fleeting, that it almost calls out for preserving, especially in the form of jam.
2/12/2014
Once you have eaten a soft, sourdough pretzel, all other pretzels will pale in comparison. Luckily they are simple to make yourself.
2/3/2014
This heavy artisan bread is full of flavor, and will be ready by dinnertime if you start right now! The unexpected flavor comes from good quality honey olive oil and barley flour.
7/28/2014
Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of blueberries’ health benefits.
8/2/2014
Coffee cake seems to be the forgotten step-child of breakfast breads. Although once very popular coffee cake has been eclipsed over the year by the proliferation of bagels, large, gooey muffins, and egg and sausage breakfast sandwiches.
8/11/2014
August 3 to 9 is National Farmers Market Week! How does weather impact growth and harvest of fruits and vegetables? www.earthgauge.net/?p=36863
2/28/2012
Highlights from the catalog of Fedco Seeds, by the editor in chief of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
12/19/2013
There are some veggies, herbs and edible flowers that are self seeders. Plant them once, let them go to seed, and you will have continuous plants year after year.
4/3/2014
March brings us into spring - celebrate the season in your garden with easy-to-grow root crops: potatoes, sweet potatoes, and yacon. Learn how to give these roots the best start in your garden this spring.
2/17/2011
Craving fresh food during the long winter months? Here are nine vegetables that you can find fresh in February--and great ways to prepare and serve them.
1/3/2013
A brief description of how we grow fresh vegetables in our long cold winters.
8/14/2013
Plant life along small streams starts a food chain that stretches all the way to the ocean.
8/20/2013
Moms, protect your baby’s health with this safe, homemade sunscreen.
7/12/2012
Things to look for in your soil before you break ground on your new home or cabin.
12/20/2013
Potica is a light and delicate Slovakian holiday bread stuffed with a brown sugar and nut filling. This recipe makes two loaves, one to eat now and one to save for Christmas morning brunch.
11/26/2013
Whether you’re traveling or staying home, try these tips for a healthy & environmentally-friendly Thanksgiving. www.earthgauge.net/?p=33317
12/27/2013
Headwater streams are small streams or tributaries that carry water from the upper reaches of a watershed to a river.
5/3/2012
The generators we use for living off the grid and a multitude of other tasks.
6/18/2014
One of the favorite events among attendees to the Puyallup MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR was investigative author Doug Fine’s Hemp Bound talk. Here are his thoughts on why hemp matters so much, a belief that was translated into a passionate and funny workshop.
6/2/2014
Exciting new research reveals how certain foods from the Mediterranean diet work to treat hypertension. Learn what researchers have uncovered about which foods to eat to lower blood pressure.
7/14/2014
Processed foods contain a variety of chemical preservatives that have been linked to serious medical conditions. Here’s what to look for and how to avoid food preservatives.
7/10/2014
With our chickweed and lavender salve, the bites I typically get that are swollen and painful were nothing more than a minor annoyance. All came from ingredients that we made ourselves.
2/19/2014
Ed and Bruce compare the weather and its impact on their mountain homesteads at different elevations and mountain ranges.
2/28/2014
Two homesteaders from Washington and Colorado comment on their greatest weather fear in the mountains.
2/12/2014
Bruce McElmurray and Ed Essex collaborate on how the weather dictates to their mountain homesteading.
3/17/2014
Ed Essex and Bruce McElmurray compare their weather experiences living at 4,200 feet and 9750 feet elevation respectively.
1/31/2014
Tips to help you get started planning your very own homestead. With proper planning you don't have to be experienced to do it right.
6/17/2014
The dream, the drive and now the doing.
2/12/2014
Help scientists study how bird populations are changing during the Great Backyard Bird Count.
1/30/2014
MetLife Stadium is reducing waste, saving energy and saving water. Take a page from their playbook. www.earhgauge.net/?p=33964
1/15/2014
Efficiency pays off! Resolve to save energy, water, fuel and money in 2014. Get started with these tools.
12/30/2013
With so many good things that plants do in our life, would it be so bad to stop and appreciate them?
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.
4/17/2014
Engineering is helping to solve some of our biggest environmental challenges. Learn more during EEWeek.
5/6/2014
Spring is the perfect time to give your home cooling equipment a check-up before hot weather arrives.
5/21/2014
April's tips for controlling weeds and fertilizing your garden.
4/3/2014
You're not just a beginning gardener - you're also a scientist!
3/28/2014
The symbiotic relationship between plants and fungi are showing more than ever how life depends on life. Learn how to encourage what beneficial microbes you have in your soil for a powerful ally in your garden and fields.
5/16/2014
Identifying, harvesting, and cooking the nutritionally complex spring treat, stinging nettle.
3/14/2014
Sourdough biscuits is one of those perfect recipes that uses up plenty of ripe starter, but doesn’t take all day to rise.
1/17/2014
When it's cold and windy nothing says comfort like a fresh loaf of sourdough bread. And when that loaf is filled with heart-healthy, omega-3 rich seeds, it's even better.
8/16/2012
A description and pictures of a tornado force winds in Washington State in 2012.
11/17/2008
Roasting is the best way to cook winter root vegetables, because dry heat coaxes out and concentrates flavors. Use this simple method and fool-proof tips to bring out the best in  parsnips, carrots, rutabagas and other root vegetables.
12/20/2011
Black winter storage radishes can be roasted with bright, pink radishes to create a warming vegetable side dish best served atop of bed of crunchy salad greens.
2/20/2014
Some crops survived the cold temperatures while others died. Which ones are most reliable for winter outdoors and in the hoophouse?
9/25/2011
Aside from the great stage presentations, the exhibitor booths have a lot to offer FAIR attendees.
11/4/2011
Rescue stale bread and veggies and make homemade stuffing mix! You'll never look back!
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.
1/2/2011
There's no need to go to the grocery food in the winter if you have stored food in a root cellar, freezer or canning jars. Most of the work of preparing this food has already been done and so that winter meals are easy, nutritious and delicious.
5/15/2012
Sweet, healthy, root vegetables that love growing through the heat of summer? Learn about adding Jerusalem artichokes, yacon, and sweet potatoes to your gardens. Plus, more on the incredible health benefits of roselle (hibiscus).
1/13/2011
Make your New Year's Resolution to be healthier fun and family-oriented: Plant a vegetable garden, eat more vegetables and make 2011 The Year of the Vegetable.
12/14/2011
Southern Exposure celebrates Slow Food's Terra Madre Day with a fresh winter greens salad, featuring yacon, a South American root vegetable that tastes like fresh pear! Plus garden planning to have your own farm fresh food through the winter.
4/20/2012
An article about how we learned to double our growing season and have home grown fresh veggies almost all year long.
2/21/2012
Judy Mimranek shares her father's time-tested tip for digging a root pit and covering it with layers of straw and cow manure in order to store fruits and vegetables through the winter.
6/5/2011
The Washington State Conservation Commission gave away trees at the Mother Earth News Fair as part of their conservation efforts.
12/23/2013
Grass fed beef benefits for health are remarkable indeed; but are they fabulous enough to justify the extra cost? And how do you know you are buying the real thing?
2/7/2014
Ginseng benefits reach far and wide—both Asian and American ginseng help boost energy and vitality, improve concentration, prevent the flu, plus so much more.
3/20/2014
Two homesteaders discuss their experience with the weather applicable to their mountain homesteads in Washington and Colorado.
3/11/2014
Creating a micro-climate is an essential tool for your survival and homesteading skills. Making the right micro-climate for your plants specific needs will not only help them survive, but thrive as well.
7/9/2014
Tasty whole-grain crackers — simple to make, quick to disappear.
6/12/2014
Don't be fooled by false species. Enjoy real morels and fiddlehead ferns. Tips for identification and lessons learned from misidentifications.
3/5/2013
Have you started your tomatoes and peppers yet? 'Tis the season to start seeding long season crops indoors. If you normally buy organic starts from your local nursery, try your hand at seed starting.
2/22/2011
We sat down for an interview with James Duft, the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Fair Planner and Programming Manager. Read about what you can expect to see, do and participate in if you attend the upcoming Fair in Puyallup, Wash. Sheep dog training, cheese making, bread baking and antique tractors await!
2/24/2012
Wendy Albright remembers visiting her grandparent's farm where practicing organic living was the preferred way of life; they exercised natural crop cultivation, gathered fresh chicken eggs, canned both vegetables and meat and the term "eating like a thrasher" became a reality.
7/12/2011
In a Boulder, Colorado, neighborhood, residents are getting off the grass. They're donating their front yards to a community organization that grows enough fruits and vegetable on the former lawns to feed 50 families. Now, that's local food.
11/16/2012
Killing frosts are arriving, but Ira's staying self-sustaining all winter, with winter-hardy greens and plenty in storage, from sweet potatoes to pickled peppers. Get inspired with ideas for kimchi and a fresh twist on winter salads, with yacon.
7/12/2011
In Oak Park, Michigan, a mother of six faces 93 days in jail for planting vegetables in her front yard. People across the country are rallying to her defense.
9/27/2011
Andrea Chesman, author of Recipes from the Root Cellar, shares one of her favorite winter vegetable recipes.
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.
6/11/2013
Visitors enjoyed hundreds of test drives of Ford hybrid and electric cars at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR.
5/9/2011
Skip the steaks if you're firing up the barbecue tonight. Marinated and grilled veggies and tofu, served up with wasabi mayo on grilled bread, is a hearty, delicious way to celebrate Meatless Monday.
1/23/2013
We're getting revved up for winter seed swaps, and planning our tomato plantings to account for all the great tasting events next summer and fall. Find out how to find your own local events, or host your own!


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