MOTHER EARTH NEWS: April/May 2013

More Than a Magazine ... A Way of Life 

 

Top Story

How to Make Cheap Garden Beds
From instant beds to lasagna gardening, discover six methods for creating garden beds from scratch while easily incorporating what we see as the most important tenet of building new beds: keeping your planting areas separate from your walking areas. (Plus, find out why framed or raised beds may be purely optional!)


 

Features

Home Wind Power: Yes, in My Backyard!
Residential wind power is renewable, non-polluting, and, in the right circumstances, can save you money. Homeowners and industry experts share firsthand knowledge of home-scale wind energy — including system options and economics — to help you determine whether it’s right for you.



Chickens in the Garden
As if fresh, nutritious eggs and homegrown roast chicken dinners weren’t reason enough to raise your own poultry: You can “recoop” much of the expense of raising chickens by putting their manure to work in your garden and enlisting your birds for organic pest control.