Mother Earth News: June/July 2009

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Mother Earth News: June/July 2009

More Than a Magazine … A Way of Life

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Berries That Thrive Where You Live
Learn how to grow strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries … even saskatoons and chokecherries.


Natural Building with Earth
Simone Swan and her students at the Adobe Alliance are applying earthen building techniques to homes in the southwestern United States.

How to Make Butter and Buttermilk
Making butter is easy, healthy and satisfying — and homemade butter is the best you’ll ever have!

Safe Mosquito and Tick Control: Raise Chickens, Guineas or Ducks
These reader reports tell how you can control ticks, mosquitoes and other pests by raising poultry.

The Convenient, Sturdy Clothesline
Save money — build this simple project and let the sun dry your laundry!

The Best Mower for Your Property
How to choose the model you need.

Raising Chickens for Meat: Do-it-yourself Pastured Poultry
Want to enjoy flavorful, humanely produced chicken for just $1 per pound? Do it yourself!


News from Mother
Protecting the Integrity of Science

Dear MotherDiscussing population; The solar revolution; Pest control; Critter control; Biochar

Country LoreHow to Make Reusable Produce Bags
DIY Bucksaw
From Shoe to Sandal
DIY Outdoor Solar Shower
Sumac-ade: Nature’s Pink Lemonade
A Fly Trap That’s Simply Joy-full
STOP — Don’t Dig Here!
Incredible Sunburn Remedy: Vinegar
Gotcha, Fleas! How to Prevent Flea Bites
Save Your Plants from Hungry Garden Pests
Discourage Garden Slugs with Pine Needles
Protect Plants with Gutter Guard
Poison Ivy Prevention
Save Money on Textbooks

Green GazetteIndustrial Farming Is Giving Us Less Nutritious Food
Greenhouse Gases: Regulation Coming?
How to Evaluate Your Favorite Charities
Major League Baseball: Going, Going, Green!
Pumpkin Patent Push Squashed
Pasture Butter Is Pure Perfection
The Effects of Electricity Choices
Wind: Best Bet for Renewable Energy
Control Grasshoppers, Without Chemicals

Crop at a GlanceGrowing Beans
Dependable and easy to grow, fast-growing beans produce rewarding crops in a wide range of climates.

Eat in SeasonStrawberry Recipes: 4 Mouthwatering Seasonal Strawberry Treats
It’s strawberry season, and there are so many ways to enjoy spring’s first fruit!

Garden Know-howKeeping Up with Your Garden
Thirty-five tips to help you handle pest control, weeding and other peak-summer garden chores.

Firsthand ReportsWe Made Our Farm a Garden for Wildlife
How a family turned a horse farm into a sanctuary for native plants and wildlife.

Green Home ImprovementInstall Fiber-cement Siding: Don’t Paint Your House for 25 Years!
Fiber-cement siding costs less and lasts longer than many siding options.