Cheryl Long, editor in chief: 785-274-4319,

Brandy Ernzen, brand manager: 785-274-4304,


Inside the December-January 2010 issue of Mother Earth News, 
on newsstands Nov. 24

Save $700 on your grocery bill, make no-fuss bread, see what technological advances can help us save energy and more 


 Dec-Jan 2010 cover image


Grow $700 of Food in 100 Square Feet — Slash your grocery bill and grow plenty of organic produce with this space-minimizing gardening plan. Page 30


Make Healthy, Tasty Bread in 5 Minutes a Day — Save time and money — without sacrificing quality or flavor — with these five-minutes-a-day bread recipes. Page 36


The Next Big Thing in Green Energy Technology — From smart grids to super-efficient windows, these five emerging energy technologies have the potential to change how we use energy. Page 56


Roundup Herbicide Kills More than Weeds — A new study finds that Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides damage human reproductive cells, yet the U.S. EPA has approved up to 20-fold increases in the legal residue limits for food crops. Page 16


Save Money and Energy with Energy-recovery Ventilators — Tightly sealed, energy-efficient homes often lack enough fresh air inside to allow for a healthy environment. Lower your energy bill, regulate temperature and improve indoor air quality with an energy-recovery ventilator. Page 83


and much more …


About Mother Earth News

Published by Ogden Publications, Mother Earth News ( is the oldest and most widely distributed magazine dedicated to sustainable lifestyles. Since its launch in 1970, the brand has been a trusted guide to sustainable lifestyles. Today it enjoys the highest print circulation in its category with at least 475,000 paid copies. Each bimonthly issue of Mother Earth News features practical and money-saving information on organic gardening; do-it-yourself projects; cutting energy costs; using renewable energy sources; green home building and remodeling; rural living; and conscientious, self-sufficient lifestyles. Mother Earth News offers free syndicated content, RSS feeds and topic-specific e-newsletters for journalists and consumers.


About Ogden Publications

Ogden Publications Inc. ( is the leading media company and information resource serving the sustainable living community. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Natural Home, Utne Reader, The Herb Companion and Grit. Ogden Publications also serves niche markets with magazines and books targeting rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities, and provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division. The Topeka, Kan.-based company is privately held.


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