Mother Earth News: August/September 2008

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Solar Energy: Why It's Better Than Ever
Increased efficiency and better incentives are encouraging builders and homeowners to choose this cleaner source of electricity.


Guide to Organic Pest Control
These 11 products are guaranteed to fend off the 26 most common garden pests, including Japanese beetles, squash bugs and hornworms.

Reap the Garden & Market Bounty: How to Dry Food
Dry the harvest to stock up on homegrown snacks and convenience foods for year-round eating.

9 Great Places You've Never Heard Of
Our third annual list of top towns that demonstrate civic energy and sustainability in action.

Do-It-Yourself Porch Swing
Everyone needs a cozy spot to relax and sip some iced tea,and this plan works even if you don't have a front porch!