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
Mother Earth News
Hardy Ground Cherries
Reviving Hog Traditions • A traditional winter ritual brings people together to learn how to humanely harvest a hog, and to share in the bounty of sustainable food and community.
Unpacking ‘Organic’ • Take a closer look at the meaning and implications behind one of agriculture’s most-hyped words, and how it affects today’s gardeners.
A Flexible Approach
Learn About the Modern Seed-Saving Movement
Make House Tea • Harvest and brew your own local, unique tea blend that’s packed with healthful properties and delicious flavors.
Real Food & Cooking
Build a Smoker from Odds and Ends • This inexpensive weekend project will bring savory, slow-smoked meats straight from your backyard to your plate.
A Go-To Guide for Backyard Grilling Enthusiasts
Make the Transition to a Climate Farm • Put soil-friendly practices in place on your farm and reap the rewards of sustainable land management.
Discover Dehydration • Dehydrating food is convenient, easy, and tasty.
Make Your Favorite Dried Snacks at Home
First Nations Garden • Walk through a botanical garden in Montréal to witness Indigenous history and traditions exemplified by varied landscapes and hundreds of native plant cultivars.
Ferment Your Compost • Recycle your organic matter and enrich your soil through this accessible, low-maintenance composting method.
Turn Food Waste into Green Space
Compact Composting • You don’t need a huge open pile to break down organic materials from your garden. Try this small but mighty four-bay system for homemade “black gold.”
Lookin’ Sharp • Keep your kitchen knives in tiptop shape with this expert advice for honing, sharpening, and more.
Find Your Edge
Select a Solar Inverter • Invest in the right inverter to maximize your solar system’s potential.
PV Array Voltage and String Size
Homespun Nettle Fiber • Process stinging nettle into a durable fiber that’s all beauty and no beast.
Nettle: A Sustainable Fiber Alternative
Cooking with Edible Flowers • How can I find and use edible flowers in my recipes?
Portable Sawmill Maintenance: Fuel, Filters, and More • How can I keep my portable sawmill’s engine operating smoothly?
Rattlesnakes on the Homestead • How can I keep my family, farm, and animals safe from snakes?
Prepare Your Dairy for Winter
Warms You Twice
A Clear Solution
Photos from the Field