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

Lessons from Ashes: A Mountain Homesteading Community Finds Strong Leadership After Wildfires

By Bruce McElmurray

How one wildfire disaster transformed a formerly divided Colorado community of mountain homesteaders into a more caring community with stronger leadership.

Harken to the Wisdom Ways of Agroecology

By Steven McFadden

As climate change and geopolitics deteriorate ominously, international panels are urging us to pay attention to native wisdom ways.

Open-Pollinated Corn Roots

By Oscar H. Will III

The Editorial Director of MOTHER EARTH NEWS connects with his open-pollinated corn roots and with cultivars given to him by family and friends.

Check Dams Restore Watershed Life

Story by Gary Paul Nabhan and photos by Erosion Control Research Program

Stonemasons build check dams to restore water to the West Turkey Creek watershed landscape while conserving the land.


Them That’s Doin’: Bobcat’s Product Launch


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 testing new Doosan Bobcat products, giving lambs a helping hand, and writing in a lovely observational journal.

Photos from the Field: Mountain Goats Walk Atop Mt. Evans


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Using Free Wood from Storm-Downed Trees

By Douglas Dedrick, Healing Law

Hurricanes can knock down a lot of trees, but there are many useful alternatives for using storm-downed wood rather than letting it rot.

The Mandatory Morphing of America's Family Farms

By Steven McFadden

Many forces are driving the mutation and decline of America's family farms. But there are ways that we can embrace to consciously morph in response.

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