Nature and Environment Articles

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

Responding to Eco-Anxiety: Educating the Next Generation Back to the Land

By Jodi Kushins, Over the Fence Urban Farm

An urban farmer, educator, and mother reflects on how her work contributes to curbing the global climate crisis.

Reflections on the Change of Seasons

By Dyan Redick, Bittersweet Heritage Farm

Living in the Northeast part of the country, it always seems like we just pass into one season and suddenly, it’s time for the next.

Turn On, Tune In and Dig Deep with Backyard Farmer

By Steven McFadden

The TV show Backyard Farmer, now in its 66th year, offers expert advice for one and all, whether you have one raised bed or an acre.

Chinese Invasion: Should These Insect Immigrants Be Welcomed or Not?

By Blythe Pelham

Studying insect predators can be enlightening, the Chinese praying mantis definitely fits this bill.


Them That’s Doin’: Forays into Fermentation


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 experimenting with fermentation, cleaning laundry in a portable clothes washer, and filtering water with a lightweight filtration system.

Photos from the Field: Sunset Illuminates Strong Ocean Surf


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Finding a Fresh Perspective

By Oscar H. Will III

The Editorial Director of MOTHER EARTH NEWS found that examining a problem from a new angle can lead to a more constructive mindset.

Let Us Now Praise Common Sense: Agroecology

By Steven McFadden

Learn how the precautionary principle can be incorporated into agroecology to help embrace sustainability and combat the climate crisis.

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