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
Lightening the Load
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Environmental Justice in Arlington, Texas
Embracing Change • This once-suburban couple moved to the country and got their farm off the ground by connecting with generous farmers and like-minded families.
Them That’s Doin’ • Welcome to Them That’s Doin’, a department featuring farmers, gardeners, and other sustainably minded folks discussing what they’ve been up to. For the past year, in honor of MOTHER’S 50th anniversary, we’ve heard from editors and readers about what’s caught their eye, and how they’ve been spending their time. Read a roundup of their experiences, techniques, and tools at www.MotherEarthNews.com/ThemThatsDoin.
Chili More American than Apple Pie • This simple, quintessential dish with broad appeal is also a significant part of Southwestern culinary history.
Championing Change in a Fight for Food Access • A South Carolina neighborhood overcomes food apartheid with a local farmers market dedicated to sovereignty, justice, and community action.
Pumpkin Cornbread with a French Twist • Squash turns this naturally gluten-free dish into a light, moist bread worthy of nights around the fire.
In from the Cold • Livestock are resilient in winter, but you can ease the chill with these steps to lessen their stress.
All About Yogurt • With milk, microbes, warmth, and time, you can make your own great-tasting probiotic yogurt.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR 2020-2021 Update • Working Together to Create a Sustainable Life
Profitable, Small-Scale Flower Farming • Cut flowers are one of the highest-grossing crops per acre. Create a debt-free farm and surround yourself with beauty by following this expert advice.
How to Make Delicious Poultry Sausage • Whatever your favored fowl, use these preparation and cooking tips to create flavorful, juicy links for a multitude of meals.
Trap Wild Pigs for the Table • Wrangle wild pork onto your menu with a well-placed trap.
Save Your Back While You Heat with Wood • Move large timber effortlessly with the right tools.
Righteous Recycling • Not everything you toss into the blue bin can be salvaged. Learn how to maximize your home recycling by choosing what’s worth the effort.
Give Birth on Your Own Turf • Follow one woman’s journey through childbirth in a hospital setting, and how that experience begat her decision to deliver three more children at home.
Modern Trade Routes • Saving seeds connects us to our history, culture, and each other.
Build a Thermosiphon Solar-Heated Shower System • Install a simple water-heating system that functions independent of your home's plumbing.
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Make a Homestead Emergency Book
Basic Tractor Maintenance • After its winter storage, how can I make sure my tractor’s ready to run come spring?
19 Essential Oils for Beginners • I’m a budding herbalist, and I’d like to incorporate essential oils. Where should I start?
Is This Breed a Livestock Guardian Dog? • Can I use a Great Dane or a St. Bernard as a livestock guardian dog?
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