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The Role of Native Plants in a Backyard Habitat: Hop Tree (Ptelea Trifoliate) and the Giant Swallowtail

By Shannon Mach

Native plants, trees and shrubs play an important role in a backyard habitat. They provide sustenance for innumerable birds, insects, pollinators, moths, butterflies, and more. The Hop Tree (Ptelea Trifoliate) is a host plant for the Giant Swallowtail


Top Tips for Regenerative Living Part 7: Using Appropriate Technologies at Home

By Kyle Chander-Isacksen

Appropriate Technologies take into account beauty, health, and sustainability while getting our needs met. This article shares some ATs that we use at our urban homestead as well as our approach to technology that helps us live better and more regeneratively.


Renting vs. Buying Snow Equipment: What to Consider

By Kayla Matthews

You don't want to be snowed in, but you don't want to spend a ton of money on snow equipment either. This simple comparison can help!


Photos from the Field: Country Boy Jumps Between Hay Bales

By MOTHER EARTH NEWS

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Home Treatments for Dog Hot Spots

By Shea Cox, DVM; used with permission of The Bark

Learn how to identify, prevent, and treat your dog’s hot spots. In some cases, you can handle hot spots at home, and in others, you’ll need to seek veterinary intervention.


Community and Belonging

By Oscar H. Will III

The Editorial Director of MOTHER EARTH NEWS introduces Ogden Publication’s new business paradigm.


Healthy Living

By Bruce McElmurray

Living in the mountains at high elevation equals the necessities of good health.


Reusing Christmas Cards

By Carole Coates

Holiday cards are fun to give and receive, but what about after the holidays? Here are some simple DIY Christmas card recycling ideas.



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