Nature and Environment Articles

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

Farm Aid Performances Help Preserve Family Farms

By John D. Ivanko, Inn Serendipity

Since 1985, Farm Aid has been there with resources, services and other support to keep smaller, more ecologically-minded farming operations growing.

Strategies for Inviting Pollinators Back Into Your Landscape

By Douglas Dedrick, Healing Law

Pollinators are an important part of life. Whether we notice them or not they are always hard at work fertilizing plants, and helping produce food.

Responding to Eco-Anxiety: Educating the Next Generation Back to the Land

By Jodi Kushins, Over the Fence Urban Farm

An urban farmer, educator, and mother reflects on how her work contributes to curbing the global climate crisis.

Reflections on the Change of Seasons

By Dyan Redick, Bittersweet Heritage Farm

Learn about the peculiar weather that comes along with the Northeast part of the US and how this reader managed to cope with it.


Turn On, Tune In and Dig Deep with Backyard Farmer

By Steven McFadden

Learn about the 66-year-old TV show, Backyard Farmer, that offers expert advice for one and all, whether you have one raised bed or an acre.

Chinese Invasion: Should These Insect Immigrants Be Welcomed or Not?

By Blythe Pelham

Learn about the usefulness and potential problems associated with having the Chinese praying mantis in your garden.

Them That’s Doin’: Forays into Fermentation


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 experimenting with fermentation, cleaning laundry in a portable clothes washer, and filtering water with a lightweight filtration system.

Photos from the Field: Sunset Illuminates Strong Ocean Surf


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