MOTHER EARTH NEWS: October/November 2010

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More Than a Magazine … A Way of Life

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75 Safe and Effective Herbal Remedies
Learn how to treat dozens of common ailments with proven herbal medicines.


Create an Edible Landscape
Beautify your yard and save money, energy and water by designing a multifunctional landscape that incorporates plenty of edibles.

Living Fences: How-To, Advantages and Tips
Living fences are a long-lasting, sustainable option for holding livestock, creating compost, growing livestock fodder, protecting and enriching soil, and more.

Ghost Flowers! Earthstars! Hickory Horned Devils! … And More Weird and Wonderful Oddities of Nature
From a colossal caterpillar to melting flowers, you’ll marvel at these six strange wonders of nature.

Build a Solar Stock Tank
This reliable livestock waterer will save electricity, and you won’t have to chop ice this winter!


News From MOTHER
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Is the Most Read Magazine in America

Readers reflect on 40 years of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Green Gazette
Systemic Pesticides: Chemicals You Can’t Wash Off
Plug-In Prius Test Drive
The Danger Lurking in Factory Farm Chicken
The Winter Harvest Handbook
A Reely Good Product: Fiskars’ Reel Lawn Mower

Crop at a Glance
Growing Jerusalem Artichokes
Learn how to cultivate these knobby, nutty-flavored tubers for an easy, productive crop that can stand in for potatoes.

Eat in Season
Cozy and Comfy Fall Recipes
The sun may be moving toward its lowest point in the sky for the year, but fall represents a high point for cooks and eaters. Try our scrumptious recipes for Butternut Squash Lasagna, Carrot Apple Nut Muffins, and more!

Country Lore: Readers’ Tips to Live By
Sweet, Crunchy Winter Carrots
DIY Firewood Carrier
Free Fire Starters
Lovin’ the Library
Clean Your Hands With Crisco!
How to Organize Odds and Ends
Skunk Smell Be Gone
How to Make Fishing Lures
Bounce Those Mice Right Out
Keep Your Windows Sparkling Clean
Keep the Heat In
Make Your Own Storm Windows
Feed-the-Birds Station
Potato Pizzas
Fab Foto Frame Finds

Garden Know-How
Use Wood Mulch to Build Great Garden Soil
Sawdust and wood chip mulches will conserve water, control weeds and build long-term soil fertility.

Ask Our Experts
What to Do With Green Tomatoes
Woodstove Air Supply
Nontoxic Ways to Unclog Drains
Chickens and Cold Weather
Cider Press Plans

Firsthand Report
Living in an Underground House
A Michigan family lives on less energy and with less upkeep and more privacy in their earthen home.

Green Home Improvement
Save Loads of Energy With Caulking and Weatherstripping
Try these easy and inexpensive methods for sealing air leaks, and save a bundle on your heating and cooling bills.