MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine is the Original Guide to Living Wisely. Launched in 1970, each bimonthly issue features practical and money-saving information on cutting energy costs; using renewable energy; organic gardening; green home building and remodeling; fun do-it-yourself projects; and conscientious, self-sufficient lifestyles
Feral Bees, Take 2
Mother Earth News
MOTHER as Muse
A Momentous Move
Food Waste Solutions
Report Outlines Rural Trends
The Poison Papers: Chemical Cover-ups
Building a Dream Log Home • An industrious couple sold everything to move into the woods of Nova Scotia and pursue their dream of building an off-grid, solar-powered log home.
Demystifying Miso • Made from fermented soybeans, miso paste can be used for so much more than just soup.
Make Your Own Miso and More!
Them That’s Doin’
A Wellspring of Ingenuity • Building a well to collect the abundant — but inconvenient — spring water on this property was a family affair.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? • Take a look at Alabama’s “Smart Neighborhood” and the community microgrid initiative that has the potential to power our future.
Plan a Microgrid Project in 6 Steps
Create Unique Pickling Brines • With a clean jar, some simple ingredients, and your imagination, you can craft personal canning recipes that’ll become go-to favorites.
Your New Culinary Destination
From Cubicle to Cultivar How to Leave the Office and Become a Farmer • Hands-on apprenticeships cultivate opportunities to leave the city and lead an agrarian lifestyle.
Icy Herb-Infused Granitas • This refreshing treat calls for garden ingredients and requires no specialty equipment.
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Reusable Food Wraps • These eco-friendly fabric food wraps are the bee’s knees, and you can choose any color or print you like when you make them yourself.
Scrap the Plastic Wrap!
Homemade Honey Hand Salve • Use this basic recipe and your favorite ingredients to create a personalized salve that’s perfectly suited to your skin.
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Get Better Sleep Naturally • Let Mother Nature’s herbal remedies work on your behalf to obtain the restorative rest you need.
More Tips for Successful Slumber
Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies
Low-Cost Rain Barrel Aquaponics System • Create an eco-friendly aquaponics system that will provide your family with fish and fresh greens for years to come.
DIY & Herbal Health
Real Food & Cooking
Practice Makes Progress • To build homesteading skills, supplement your studies with plenty of practice, and just get started, wherever you are.
Keep Pests Away Without Poisons
10 Poison-Free Ways to Rodent-Proof Your Home
Come Rain or Shine
Repurposed Planter • Here’s a way to be creative with recycled dish soap containers, adding small and large plants to create a unique and beautiful ecosystem. Share this idea with your children, friends, and the kids’ teachers for science projects. Happy planting!
No More Mucky Ducks
presence your harvest!
Utilize nature’s bounty for outdoor survival!
The Learning Never Stops! • Reap the benefi ts of this unique opportunity that will last you a lifetime!
Photos from the Field