For Immediate Release
Cheryl Long, editor: (785) 274-4319,
Rosally Sapla: (212) 751-3321,           

Inside the December/January issue of
Mother Earth News, on newsstands Nov. 25


Money-saving, do-it-yourself tips and recipes,
nature reports, surprising farming trends and more

Save Money with a New, Energy-efficient Furnace — Learn the tell-tale signs that it’s time for a new furnace and cut energy costs this winter. Page 96

5 Minutes a Day for Fresh-baked Bread — Save time and money with this recipe for delicious, all-natural bread for the family. Page 46

Best Seeds for a Bigger, Better Garden — With the grow-your-own trend booming, gardeners offer 15 innovative ways to use seeds for a bountiful, money-saving garden. Page 34

Garden Know-how: Make Your Own Potting Soil — Save money by using your own soil and compost to make potting mixes your plants will love. Page 86 

Farming With the Wild — Farmers often favor short-term economic survival at the expense of land conservation and wildlife preservation. Yet with new and existing incentives and support, America’s farmers can manage their land profitably and more sustainably  while protecting the wildlands. Page 40

Firsthand Reports: Nurtured by Nature — A young woman reflects on her back-to-the-land childhood and how it shaped her worldview. Page 79

Anyone Can Raise Chickens — Amid rising national concern about food safety and inhumane practices on chicken farms, get tried-and-true advice for beginners looking to raise their own chickens for meat, eggs or pest control. Page 66

and 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 410,000 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.