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Knitting with Natural Fibers

By Jo deVries

Understand natural yarn fibers, including how they will react to washing and wear to avoid disappointment in your expenditure of time and money.

How to Make Watercolor and Ink Using Plants

By Sarah Hart Morgan

Making your own homemade watercolor paint and ink is a great way to create a mindful art practice by connecting with nature.

Needle Felting is Fun and Easy to Learn!

By Renee Benoit

With three tools and some wool roving you can start needle felting today.


Building a Covered Wicking Bed

By Regina Hitchock

Building a covered wicking bed for free or cheap with recycled, upcycled, items.

7 Delightful Mini-Indoor Garden Ideas to Liven Up Your Living Space

By James White

Put together your own mini-indoor garden with these clever ideas. Originally published in January of 2015.

Avoid Lawn Mower Pollution: Perform Routine Maintenance

Stephanie Bloyd, Mother Earth News Associate Editor

Lawn mowers, hedge trimmers, chain saws and leaf blowers represent a significant source of pollution. Cut down on the environmental impact of your lawn care by following these seven simple rules.

Them That's Doin': Labor of Love


Check out these ideas from readers and our editors about raised garden beds with hoop houses, volunteer pumpkin patch, and more.

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