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Photos from the Field: Lovely Waterfall Flows Over Rocky Outcrop

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Growing Renewable Resources

By Oscar H. Will III

The Editorial Director of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Rotational Grazing for At-Risk Birds

By Rebecca Harrold

Livestock grazing could minimize the drastic population declines experienced by many of the bird species that traditionally co-existing with farmers.

Containerized Trees and Shrubs

By Jessica Walliser

Use small trees and shrubs to add shade and structure to your container plantings.


Natural Toys and Games for Safe and Non-toxic Holidays

By Liam Kivirist, JDI Enterprises

There are plenty of more environmentally responsible toy and game options for the holidays. From games made from sustainably sourced wood to toys made from recycled plastics that are free from PVC, BPA or Phthalates, the toy and game industry continues to recognize that fun toys and games for young people don’t have to destroy the planet in the process of making them or be made of potentially hazardous materials.

For the Love of Bugs

By Blythe Pelham

Blythe explains how she built an insect hotel by repurposing an old toy along with other things she had laying around. Learn how she also attended to some much needed pruning during this 18-hour long creation process.

Deer-Proof Your Garden with Deer-Resistant Plants, Repellents and More

By Peter Smith, Deer No No

Deer are beautiful creatures, but a herd can easily chew through all the plants in your garden. To avoid such situations, here are a few simple changes you can make while planting your garden.

Choose Plants That Will Adapt to Change

By Oscar H. Will III

The Editorial Director of MOTHER EARTH NEWS chooses cultivars that will acclimate to shifts specific to his garden.

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