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MOTHER EARTH NEWS

April/May 2021
Magazine

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

A Bit of Preparedness

Mother Earth News

New National Park and Preserve • In December 2020, America’s 63rd National Park was designated in West Virginia, the state’s first. Named the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, it spans 70,000 acres of land along the New River between the towns of Hinton and Fayetteville. The park’s updated status was part of an omnibus spending bill signed into law in late 2020, and Senator Shelley Moore Capito has touted the park as a win for West Virginia.

America’s Diverse Family Farms Report

Sweet Potato Biodiversity for Climate Resilience

Native Plant Trust Online Courses

EDITORS’ PICK

Dear MOTHER

Small Farm, Big Impact

My Natural Building Journey • After spending years learning about construction and natural homes, this builder put that training into practice to construct a straw bale guest house.

Comparing Heritage Chicken Breeds • Reap the rewards of new research that compares heritage and commercial chicken breeds, and reveals how to effectively use heritage breeds for small-scale meat production.

Challenges with Cultivars • The long-running native plant cultivar debate stems from concern about their ecological functionality and possible environmental consequences.

‘Nativars’: A New Name for Native Plant Cultivars

Bloomington Community Orchard Prosperity for the Commons • An orchard available to all is setting the standard for community resource sharing.

8 Principles for Managing a Community Orchard

Grow Your Own Supply of Sponges • With one seed packet and a little know-how, you can easily grow nontoxic, compostable luffa sponges.

Build a Copper Trellis • Striking and functional, this DIY trellis will add an artistic flair to your garden while supporting your plants that like to climb.

DIY Projects for Functional, Fabulous Gardens

How to Make Homemade Mozzarella Cheese • Make the perfect cheese for your next pizza night.

Small-Batch Barley • Homebrewers and grain gurus alike will benefit from planting this low-maintenance crop.

Malting Barley for Brewing

Vermicomposting Basics • Add worms to your composting process to form a nutrient-rich fertilizer for your garden.

Build a Bee Vacuum • This nuc vac makes capturing swarms a simple and efficient task.

Wildcrafted Lilac Vinegar • By capturing wild yeasts from blossoms and plants, you can harness the power of microbes to create this flavorful condiment in your home kitchen.

Lilac Vinegar Recipe

Flower Power: Wild-Fermented Floral Vinegars

Animals on the Farm A Holistic Approach • Small farmers across the globe are developing creative ways of integrating livestock into their agricultural operations.

Multipurpose Pig Tiller • Build a mobile pig tractor, and then swap parts in and out to fit your needs — it can become a chicken coop, garden low tunnel, and more.

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR • Working Together to Create a Sustainable Life

Homegrown Tea

Gardening

Real Food & Cooking

DIY & Herbal Health

Homesteading & Livestock

Grow Sprouts for Year-Round Freshness • I sprout fodder for my livestock; can I also grow sprouts for myself?

Waste-Free Alternatives for Household Items • What steps can I take to reduce the amount of trash my household produces?

Super-Small-Scale...


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Frequency: Every other month Pages: 116 Publisher: Ogden Publications, Inc. Edition: April/May 2021

OverDrive Magazine

  • Release date: March 19, 2021

Formats

OverDrive Magazine

subjects

Home & Garden

Languages

English

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

A Bit of Preparedness

Mother Earth News

New National Park and Preserve • In December 2020, America’s 63rd National Park was designated in West Virginia, the state’s first. Named the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, it spans 70,000 acres of land along the New River between the towns of Hinton and Fayetteville. The park’s updated status was part of an omnibus spending bill signed into law in late 2020, and Senator Shelley Moore Capito has touted the park as a win for West Virginia.

America’s Diverse Family Farms Report

Sweet Potato Biodiversity for Climate Resilience

Native Plant Trust Online Courses

EDITORS’ PICK

Dear MOTHER

Small Farm, Big Impact

My Natural Building Journey • After spending years learning about construction and natural homes, this builder put that training into practice to construct a straw bale guest house.

Comparing Heritage Chicken Breeds • Reap the rewards of new research that compares heritage and commercial chicken breeds, and reveals how to effectively use heritage breeds for small-scale meat production.

Challenges with Cultivars • The long-running native plant cultivar debate stems from concern about their ecological functionality and possible environmental consequences.

‘Nativars’: A New Name for Native Plant Cultivars

Bloomington Community Orchard Prosperity for the Commons • An orchard available to all is setting the standard for community resource sharing.

8 Principles for Managing a Community Orchard

Grow Your Own Supply of Sponges • With one seed packet and a little know-how, you can easily grow nontoxic, compostable luffa sponges.

Build a Copper Trellis • Striking and functional, this DIY trellis will add an artistic flair to your garden while supporting your plants that like to climb.

DIY Projects for Functional, Fabulous Gardens

How to Make Homemade Mozzarella Cheese • Make the perfect cheese for your next pizza night.

Small-Batch Barley • Homebrewers and grain gurus alike will benefit from planting this low-maintenance crop.

Malting Barley for Brewing

Vermicomposting Basics • Add worms to your composting process to form a nutrient-rich fertilizer for your garden.

Build a Bee Vacuum • This nuc vac makes capturing swarms a simple and efficient task.

Wildcrafted Lilac Vinegar • By capturing wild yeasts from blossoms and plants, you can harness the power of microbes to create this flavorful condiment in your home kitchen.

Lilac Vinegar Recipe

Flower Power: Wild-Fermented Floral Vinegars

Animals on the Farm A Holistic Approach • Small farmers across the globe are developing creative ways of integrating livestock into their agricultural operations.

Multipurpose Pig Tiller • Build a mobile pig tractor, and then swap parts in and out to fit your needs — it can become a chicken coop, garden low tunnel, and more.

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR • Working Together to Create a Sustainable Life

Homegrown Tea

Gardening

Real Food & Cooking

DIY & Herbal Health

Homesteading & Livestock

Grow Sprouts for Year-Round Freshness • I sprout fodder for my livestock; can I also grow sprouts for myself?

Waste-Free Alternatives for Household Items • What steps can I take to reduce the amount of trash my household produces?

Super-Small-Scale...


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