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

Inside the Mother Earth News “Guide to Great DIY Projects” bookazine, 
on newsstands May 4
Articles show easy ways to save money and expand skills, regardless of previous experience

2010 DIY bookazine cover

Save Money by Installing Your Own Windows — Improve your home’s energy efficiency and save money with these tips for installing windows yourself. Page 34

Use Three Simple Techniques for Durable Woodworking Projects  Build strong, attractive and long-lasting joints quickly and cheaply with dowels, biscuit joints and pocket screws. Page 30

Install Plumbing Easily with PEX  Save time on plumbing projects by using PEX, an alternative to rigid copper piping that comes in rolls, can be cut easily to any length, and requires few joint fittings and no soldering. Page 52

Enjoy Summer in Your New Porch Swing — Relax this summer with a wooden swing that you can either hang from your porch or a frame for freestanding use. Page 56

Save Energy with Basic Solar Lighting  Get to know the basics of solar power with this affordable, entry-level system that brings solar lighting into your home, and is useful for remote locations. Page 90

Know Your Knots  Learn how to tie these 10 knots, which will properly secure everything from a docked boat to livestock. Page 88

and more …

About Mother Earth News bookazines
Mother Earth News publishes bimonthly bookazines that are for sale on newsstands and through Each 100-page bookazine focuses on a specific topic, such as growing your own food, modern homesteading or living on less. The editorial staff chooses the themes based upon extensive surveys it conducts with its subscriber base. 

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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