MOTHER EARTH NEWS: February/March 2011

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MOTHER EARTH NEWS: February/March 2011
 

Top Story

Easy Kitchen Garden, Step by Step
Grow a kitchen garden to enjoy safe, flavorful and nutritious homegrown food.


 

Features

Heat Your Home With Solar Hot Water
Tap into free solar energy with a combined system to heat your home and your domestic hot water.

6 Great Places You’ve (Maybe) Never Heard Of, 2011 Edition
The towns and cities featured in our fifth annual Great Places spotlight stand out for their commitment to culture, community and sustainability.

Wabi-Sabi: Finding the Beauty and Peace in Ordinary Things
Use this Japanese philosophy to embrace authentic, useful objects and discover the sacred in the everyday.

Best Vegetables to Grow in the Shade
Even in shaded conditions, you can bask in great garden harvests if you choose the right crops and make a few easy adjustments.

Why Electric Cars Are Cleaner
Critics say electric cars just have “longer tailpipes,” but in fact these vehicles produce less overall pollution than most other cars.

Choosing a Small Tractor
Whether you need to mow or tow, push or plow, here's how to choose the best machine for the jobs you want your tractor to handle.

Departments

News From MOTHER
Working for a Local Food System Revolution 

Dear MOTHER
Reader letters about excellent recipes, guns and emergency kits, green funerals, grass-fed beef, green tomatoes, renewable energy ROI, and more.

Green Gazette
A Bright Future for Solar Power
A 3-in-1 Wood Cookstove
More Orangeglo Watermelon Seeds
Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization
Cradle to Cradle Design: A Deeper Shade of Green
Learn About Sustainable Farming
Living the Local Food Lifestyle
An Excrement Expert’s Manure Manifesto: Gene Logsdon’s ‘Holy Shit’ 

Crop at a Glance
Growing Tomatoes
The exquisite flavor and irresistible juiciness of homegrown tomatoes put them at or near the top of most gardeners’ planting lists.



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