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Nature and Environment Articles

Explore how sustainability creates a connection between our communities and the natural world that sustains us.

Mother Nature Teaches Flexibility During Times of Upheaval

By Blythe Pelham

My normally organized spring garden preparations took a 10-week turn due to a bout with the coronavirus.

Honeybee Swarm Season in New England!

By Kristen Tool, Olsen Farm

Have you spotted a honeybee swarm? Don't panic! Nature is handing you a gift.

Agrarian Commons: Community-Supported Agriculture's Role in Recovery

By Steven McFadden, Chiron Communications

The global pandemic has unleashed a wave of interest in community-supported agriculture (CSA) and food security. Many positive possibilities can arise from this.

Them That’s Doin’: Reviving the Victory Garden



Check out what MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors and readers have been enjoying lately, from apps and classes to tools and techniques. In this edition, editors are reviving the Victory Garden, learning about herbal medicine, and drinking from an easy-to-use water purifier bottle.


Photos from the Field: Rainbow Arcs Over Bright-Red Barn


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Building Beehives During Home Isolation

By Oscar H. Will III

The Editorial Director of MOTHER EARTH NEWS shelters in place during the pandemic and spends that time building new beehives.

Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement

By Amanda Sorell

Read these updates on fossil fuel divestment, the world’s largest lithium-ion battery, pandemic preparedness, and more.

Getting Through the Coronavirus Crisis

By Anna Twitto

The novel Coronavirus serves as another reminder why we should all implement some practical self-reliance measures in our households.

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