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

Inside the August-September issue of
Mother Earth News, on newsstands July 21 

Plant a bountiful fall garden, choose safe plastics, stay cool for less and more

AugSept09 cover

Grow Your Best Fall Garden  Mother Earth News shows how to plant a successful fall garden, including soil and mulch tips, a complete schedule and what to plant. Page 30

Choose Safe Plastic Products  Discover which plastic products contain toxic chemicals, which usage methods release the toxins, and which products are safe. Page 70

Save Money and Energy with These Fans  Cut your summer utility bills with this guide to choosing and installing ceiling, attic or whole-house fans instead of air conditioning. Page 83

28 Best Tips for Simple Living  Save money and become more self-sufficient with these all-time best reader tips. Page 36

Make Delicious Homemade Hamburger Buns Use these recipes and tips to bake the most flavorful hamburger buns around. Page 26

Joel Salatin Sounds Off  Organic farmer and author of “Everything I Want to Do is Illegal,” Joel Salatin discusses government regulations, the organic food industry, public awareness and the future of farming. Page 46 

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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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