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

Inside the Fall 2009 Mother Earth News Bookazine, 
on newsstands August 4
Save money and gain independence by learning these country skills


Fall 2009 Bookazine Cover


Plan the Perfect Homestead — Get practical advice from experienced homesteaders on how to turn your dreams of country living into reality, including the 10 crops to get your garden started. Page 16

Learn to Can for Homegrown Flavor Save money and enjoy healthful food all winter with this food preservation technique. Page 44

Save Money with a Passive Solar Hot Water Heater — Reduce your utility bills by building a water heater that uses free solar energy. Page 60

5 Minutes a Day for Fresh-baked Bread Save time and money with this recipe for delicious, all-natural bread. Page 24

Choose the Best Greenhouse for Your Money — By understanding the glazing options available before you buy or build a greenhouse, you’ll get the best value for your money. Page 66

Build a Home for $10,000 in 10 Days  This easy, low-cost technique uses castoff timber and ingenuity to create an environmentally friendly abode. Page 36

Homesteading with Heritage Breeds  Raise low-maintenance heritage breeds for nutritious, flavorful food, and help preserve the genetic diversity of “old-fashioned” livestock. Page 40

and much more …


About Mother Earth News bookazines
Mother Earth News publishes quarterly bookazines that are for sale on newsstands and through Each 100-page bookazine focuses on a specific topic, such as growing your own food, modern homesteading or living on less. The editorial staff chooses the themes based upon extensive surveys its conducts with its subscriber base. 

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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