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

Inside the June-July issue of
Mother Earth News, on newsstands May 26

Save money with practical DIY projects, keep up with your garden, grow berries anywhere, raise your own meat chickens and more



35 Tips to Keep Up with Your Garden  Manage your garden efficiently with Mother Earth News’ advice on pest control, weeding and other peak-summer garden chores. Page 82

Raise Your Own Chickens for Healthier, Tastier Meat  Whether you live on a homestead or a city lot, this beginner’s guide shows how raising and processing meat chickens can save money and fill your freezer with a healthier, better-tasting alternative to factory-farmed chickens. Page 72 

Grow Berries That Thrive Where You Live  Enjoy healthy and fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries  even saskatoons, chokecherries and more  with this how-to guide. Page 34 

Make Great-tasting Homemade Butter  Learn how the ingredients used affect the taste and quality of butter, then follow these step-by-step instructions to make your own. Page 44

Save Money with This DIY Clothesline  Save money on your utility bills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enjoy great-smelling clothes by building this sturdy clothesline. Page 58 

Choose Durable Fiber-cement Exterior Siding — Consider long-lasting, low-cost and low-maintenance fiber-cement siding as an eco-friendly alternative to conventional siding or painting. Page 92

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 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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