MOTHER EARTH NEWS: August/September 2013

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More Than a Magazine … A Way of Life

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Freezing Fruits and Vegetables From Your Garden
Round out your food preservation regimen! Use these tips for freezing produce to turn your garden harvests into delicious off-seasons meals.


Community-Building and Self-Reliance: Our 2013 Homesteaders of the Year
Six families share their wiser-living skills and open their homes to others, promoting self-sufficiency and community education.

10 Nutrition Tips to Boost Health and Flavor in Fresh Food
You know you should eat your fruits and vegetables. What you may not know is that how you handle, store and cook these fresh foods — and the types and varieties you choose — can notably affect their nutritional value.

Ultimate Recycling: Relocating a House
Sometimes your dream home is far from where your heart is. Moving an existing home to a new location is possible, and it can potentially save you money.

Farm Apprenticeships: Keeping Farmers From Going Extinct
The world needs more skilled, small-scale farmers, and farm apprenticeships are one pathway into this essential and rewarding career.

Space-Saving Furniture: Make Your House Feel Bigger
Live large in a not-so-sizable space by tapping into efficient, simplified home design through decluttering, multipurpose furnishings and judicious organization.

Choose Fermented Foods for Health and Flavor
Humans have used fermentation for centuries as a means of preserving food, and fermented fare — cheese, bread, beer and wine, to name but a few — is quite literally alive with both flavor and nutrition.


Learn, Share Self-Sufficiency
3 Soft Cheese Recipes
Gardening Under Cover
Pack Your Pantry With Tomatoes
Raising Guineas
Free Canning Guide

News From MOTHER
Why to Support Labeling GM Foods

Reader letters about gluten intolerance, gardening and aging, the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR, biofuels, capitalism, raising chickens, pressure canning, and more.

Green Gazette
‘Right to Farm’ Act Protects Small-Scale Farmers
Obesogens: Are Endocrine Disruptors Making Us Fat?
Seed Matters Grants Nation’s First Organic Plant-Breeding Fellowships
ALBC Updates List of Endangered Livestock Breeds
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Magazine on Display in New Smithsonian ‘Food’ Exhibit
How to Get Rid of Fungus Gnats
‘Happy’ Documentary Explores What Makes People Happy

Real Food
Summertime Means Eating Melon
Melon Smoothie Recipe
Melon Salad Recipe
Melon Gazpacho Recipe
Melon Sherbet Recipe
Discover the Many Delicious Types of Frozen Desserts

Crop at a Glance
All About Growing Turnips and Rutabagas
Grow turnips and rutabagas to bring rich, earthy flavors to your kitchen. This guide includes information on types of turnips and rutabagas and how to plant these versatile fall vegetables, plus recipes for scrumptious turnip greens.

Garden Know-How
Attract Native Bees to Your Organic Garden
Native bees pollinate crops just as well as — if not better than — honeybees. Transform your backyard into a bee sanctuary with nectar-rich flowers, insect hotels and more.

Beautiful and Abundant
Old Tools: Sacred Family Heirlooms
Working with our grandparents’ old tools connects us to our ancestors, to work and to tradition.

Country Lore: Readers’ Tips to Live By
Locally Sourced Homemade Greenhouse
Well-Traveled Heirloom Beans
Chickens Learn to Love Japanese Beetles
Use a Pastry Bag for Applying Grout
Classic Cheese Spread From Leftover Cheese
Mama Hen Becomes a Foster Parent for Guinea Keets
Backyard Multigenerational Bean Bag Toss
Make Nutritious Snacks From Broccoli and Cauliflower Leaves
Best-Tasting Carrots

Ask Our Experts
How to Get Rid of Fire Ants
Tips for Catching and Moving Chickens
Uses for Green Tomatoes
Caring for a Live Christmas Tree

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