Nature and Environment Articles

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

Landscaping Inspiration from Public Gardens

By Carole Coates

Do you need some inspiration your landscaping plans? Look no further than public gardens, either near home or when traveling.

Engaging the Heart of the Earth with Deep Agroecology

By Steven McFadden

Agroecology is the term for clean, just, sustainable agriculture. In our time of tumultous change, Deep Agroecology goes to the heart of the matter.

Buy Pastured Beef to Help Grasslands and Birds

By Kurt Jacobson

The Audubon Certified Beef Program is helping ranchers help the environment.

Influencing Change in Politics

Follow along as Zack Pistora walks us through promoting change in politics, through the best ways to organize, and how to generally make your voice heard.


Lessons from Ashes: A Mountain Homesteading Community Finds Strong Leadership After Wildfires

By Bruce McElmurray

How one wildfire disaster transformed a formerly divided Colorado community of mountain homesteaders into a more caring community with stronger leadership.

Harken to the Wisdom Ways of Agroecology

By Steven McFadden

As climate change and geopolitics deteriorate ominously, international panels are urging us to pay attention to native wisdom ways.

Open-Pollinated Corn Roots

By Oscar H. Will III

The Editorial Director of MOTHER EARTH NEWS connects with his open-pollinated corn roots, and with cultivars given to him by family and friends.

Check Dams Restore Watershed Life

Story by Gary Paul Nabhan; Photos by Erosion Control Research Program

Stonemasons build check dams to restore water to the West Turkey Creek watershed landscape while conserving the land.

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