NATIONAL MAGAZINE NAMES 2014 HOMESTEADERS OF THE YEAR
Mother Earth News honors three families who “Live the DIY Life”
TOPEKA, Kan. (July 9, 2014) — Mother Earth News, the longest-running publication dedicated to sustainable lifestyles, today names its 2014 Homesteaders of the Year. The magazine profiles each family in its August-September issue, on newsstands July 22.
The 2014 Homesteaders of the Year are:
“Many people are frustrated with modern lifestyles that promote away-from-home day jobs and overconsumption. This year’s Homesteaders of the Year have carved out their own version of the ‘good life’ in order to do more for themselves and have a simple yet fulfilling lifestyle,” says Jennifer Kongs, managing editor of Mother Earth News.
Mother Earth News sought Homesteaders of the Year nominations from its readers, online audience and through social media, with a focus on stories about do-it-yourself projects. Each winner’s profile illustrates a different way to live a satisfyingly simple, self-reliant lifestyle.
Each Homesteader of the Year wins a selection of books from Storey Publishing, a speaking slot and tickets to attend a Mother Earth News Fair, T-shirts, and a lifetime subscription to Mother Earth News.
The Homesteaders of the Year award kicks off International Homesteading Education Month in September. Mother Earth News and Grit magazines sponsor this celebration of modern homesteading. They have created an online hub where anyone can register tours, workshops, open houses or other events, and both titles will promote Homesteading Education Month throughout the summer. Individuals, organizations and companies offering products for self-reliant living are invited to participate — both by signing up to host an event and by using the online listings to find events to attend. Current and would-be homesteaders can also enter the 2014 Homesteader Giveaway.
Mother Earth News is accepting nominations for the 2015 Homesteaders of the Year. Nominations with at least 500 words and three photos should be sent to Letters@MotherEarthNews.com with the subject line “Homesteader of the Year.”
NOTE: Photos are available upon request.
About Mother Earth News
Mother Earth News (www.MotherEarthNews.com) is the Original Guide to Living Wisely. Launched in 1970, each bimonthly issue of Mother Earth News features practical and money-saving information on organic gardening, cooking and food preservation, natural health, do-it-yourself projects, renewable energy, and all aspects of rural and urban homesteading.
About Ogden Publications Inc.
Ogden Publications Inc. (www.OgdenPubs.com) is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Mother Earth Living, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also produces environmentally friendly housewares through Natural Home Products LLC, and provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.
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