Cheryl Long, editor in chief: 785-274-4319,
Brandy Ernzen, brand manager: 785-274-4304, 

Inside the February-March issue of Mother Earth News, on newsstands Jan. 26
40th Anniversary Issue: Practical gardening advice plus celebrating the past and planning for the future

Feb-March 2010 issue cover

Grow the Best Tomatoes for Your Area Mother Earth News releases findings of its extensive survey and identifies the top tomato varieties for every geographic region in the country. Page 50

A Blueprint for Creating a Sustainable Future  Mother Earth News Publisher Bryan Welch lays out a vision for an abundant yet sustainable future. Page 34

The 20 Most Significant Trends Affecting Society Environmentalist Lester Brown analyzes 10 areas of grave concern and 10 trends that offer hope for the future. Page 26

Clean Diesel: A New Era of Green Cars Already respected for their durability and fuel economy, recent technology improvements make new diesel cars green rivals to hybrid cars. Page 38

Save Money and Tap Renewable Energy with Thin-film Solar Panels Learn how you can go green and save money by choosing thin-film solar panels. Page 44

The First 40 Years: Advice for Everything from Using Alternative Fuels to Cooking a Groundhog Mother Earth News editors share the most useful — and wackiest — advice the magazine has published in its first 40 years. Page 30 

and more …

About Mother Earth News
Mother Earth News ( is the Original Guide to Living Wisely. Launched in 1970, 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; 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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