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


Inside the Summer 2009 Mother Earth News bookazine, 
on newsstands May 5

Practical articles show myriad ways to live on less and love it




Live on Less and Love It!  These 75 tips help you save money on everything from food, housing, clothing, education and entertainment, without sacrificing the good life. Page 10 

8 Easy Projects for Instant Energy Savings  See how these simple, inexpensive fixes can save money on your energy bills — and reduce your carbon footprint. Page 32

Cut Your Food Bills in Half — With rising food costs, Mother Earth News outlines tips and strategies to help you enjoy better and healthier food, while spending less to feed your family. Page 14

Go Solar for Free Hot Water  Build this solar water heater as an easy entry into renewable energy and save big money over time. Page 60 

Enjoy Fresh, Local Food All Year  Canning, dehydrating, freezing and using root cellars saves hundreds on your annual food bill while preserving the fresh flavors. Discover tips for each method, including which crops are best. Page 40

Backyard Beef  Free-range beef is healthier for consumers and the planet. Mother Earth News shows how to raise cattle without a lot of space, start-up costs or materials. Page 56

and 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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