working with Children
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?
Teaching children to enjoy helping around the house or farm will give them valuable skills to use as adults in their own homes and with their own children.
Involving children in planning a garden and growing vegetables can lead to healthier adults and a healthier planet.
Being a father myself I really want my children to enjoy my passion and this is a great example of teaching children how to appreciate what bees get up to. With a little patience this is a fantastic family beekeeping activity enjoyed by all.
The Union of Concerned Scientists developed a card game, Cool It!, that helps children learn about global warming.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has concerns about how BPA affects infants’ and children’s health. Studies have shown that BPA can affect reproduction, development, metabolism and behavior in children.
A playhouse can be a physical structure or a place to escape to in your imagination. Tell us about your favorite playhouse.
Discusses the similarities between the essential needs of children and seedlings in terms of what they need to grow and thrive.
This stone fascia is a practical solution for wildfire prevention. It's attractive and uses local natural resources.
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.
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.
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.
Allowing children the space to discover the beauty and wonder of plants through tending to their own garden builds character, teaches responsibility, gives insight into the beauty of nature and fosters their connection with where their food comes from.
Risky play behavior, such as climbing trees, helps children to learn how to judge thier own limits.
Blogger Crystal Stevens discusses her time working at a nature-based summer camp for kids.
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.
Treat your building professional as you would want to be treated--and more great advice from contractors and designers who have seen it all.
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?
C. Murray shares his experiences finding work to support his family as a child during the Great Depression.
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land could be under pressure from the perceived need for ethanol-producing corn.
A new danger faces unborn babies and children, as exposure to pesticides increases the risk of brain tumors and other cancer-related illnesses.
Starting seeds with children indoors is a project that extends into outdoor planting of the seedlings in spring and harvesting produce in the summer. It allows you to share success and satisfaction with children and makes it more likely they'll eat their vegetables!
Learn how to teach your kids to ride a bike. It's simple: Use a scooter.
A beginning farmer realizes that time may be the farm's most important commodity.
Jason Akers, The Self-Sufficient Gardener, taught kids of all ages the basics of gardening on Saturday and Sunday at the Fair.
How to quickly and easily make a soothing herbal tea blend for children, plus bags and boxes to hold it.
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.
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.
Things we have done to earn an income from home in a down economy.
Meeting in person a long time Mother Earth News reader.
Protect children's health and the environment by choosing responsibly made toys that are free of lead and other toxins.
This gift set of four farm-themed board books features illustrations that tell the story of a day in the life of each of four animals: chickens, goats, cows and pigs.
Funds will go to Honored American Veterans Afield and Feed The Children organizations.
If we want future generations to live self-sufficient lives, we have to pass on the knowledge. This week's "Photo of the Week" reflects that point.
You can use items you find in your pantry like powdered drink mix, Jell-O and food coloring to make a beautiful dyed skein of yarn.
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.
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.
Simran Sethi explores resolutions for healthy eating and offers a resource, The Cleaner Plate Club.