Cheryl Long, editor in chief: 785-274-4319,
Brandy Ernzen, brand manager: 785-274-4304, 

Inside the October-November issue of Mother Earth News, on newsstands Sept. 22
Discover under-the-radar U.S. cities, garden through the winter, get expert homesteading advice and more

Mother Earth News October-November 2009 cover 

11 Great Places You’ve (Maybe) Never Heard Of  This fourth annual list showcases 11 communities across the United States where culture, sustainability, progressive government and a dedicated citizenry converge. Page 40

Save Money and Double Your Garden’s Productivity  Use this inexpensive design for low tunnels as an easy way to grow crops all winter long. Page 56

The Quest for the 100-mpg Car  Progress continues on MAX, the fuel-efficient car that do-it-yourselfers will be able to build for only $10,000. Page 64

Homesteading Lessons Learned  A seasoned homesteader offers tips on where to start, including shelter, tools and equipment, gardening and livestock. Page 36

Is Wood Heat Right for You? Wood heat can save money and energy, but you need to consider these factors to determine whether it’s a good fit for your home. Page 54

and much more …

About Mother Earth News
Published by Ogden Publications,
 Mother Earth News ( is the oldest and most widely distributed magazine dedicated to sustainable lifestyles. Since its launch in 1970, the brand has been a trusted guide to sustainable lifestyles. Today it enjoys the highest print circulation in its category with at least 432,000 paid copies. Each bimonthly issue of Mother Earth News features practical and money-saving information on cutting energy costs; using renewable energy sources; organic gardening; green home building and remodeling; do-it-yourself projects; and conscientious, self-sufficient lifestyles. Mother Earth News offers free syndicated content, RSS feeds and topic-specific e-newsletters for journalists and consumers, at no charge.

About Ogden Publications
Ogden Publications Inc. ( is the leading media company and information resource serving the sustainable living community. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Natural Home, Utne Reader, The Herb Companion and Grit. Ogden Publications also serves niche markets with magazines and books targeting rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities, and provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division. The Topeka, Kan.-based company is privately held.

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