For Immediate Release
Cheryl Long, editor, 785/274.4319,
Rosally Sapla, 212/751.3321,       

Inside the August/September Issue of
Mother Earth News, on Newsstands July 29th  


9 Great Places You’ve Never Heard Of — Mother Earth News’s third annual list of top towns that demonstrate civic energy and sustainability in action. Page 56

Solar Energy: Why it’s Better Than Ever — Increased efficiency and better incentives are encouraging builders and homeowners to choose this cleaner source of electricity. Page 40

Guide to Organic Pest Control — These 11 products are guaranteed to fend off the 26 most common garden pests, including Japanese beetles, squash bugs and hornworms. Page 35

Garden Know-How: 13 Ways to Beat the Heat — Mother Earth News’s guide to protecting crops from the sun’s relentless radiation. Page 98

Here Comes the 100-MPG Car — Mother Earth News is building a fun and superefficient car for the Automotive X Prize Competition. And they’re doing it without any whiz-bang, “coming someday soon” technology, to prove that car makers could already be giving us much more efficient vehicles. Page 78

Reap the Garden & Market Bounty: How to Dry Food — Dry the harvest to stock up on homegrown snacks and convenience foods for year-round eating. Page 50

Do-It-Yourself Porch Swing — Everyone needs a cozy spot to relax and sip some iced tea, and this plan works even if you don’t have a front porch! Page 72 

And more …

ABOUT Mother Earth News
Published by Ogden Publications,
 Mother Earth News ( is the oldest and most widely distributed magazine dedicated to sustainable living. Since its launch in 1970, the brand continues to be considered the authentic consumer guide to living wisely and enjoys the highest print circulation in its category with at least 400,000 paid readers currently. 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; constructing do-it-yourself projects; and conscientious, self-sufficient lifestyles.

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, Capper’s 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 company is privately held and based in Topeka, Kan.

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