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All You Need to Know to Eat Good, Grass-Fed Meat
Learn how to choose and use inexpensive cuts of grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and pastured pork for better nutrition and out-of-this-world flavor.

By Deborah Krasner
Photo by MARCUS NILSSON

All You Need to Know to Eat Good, Grass-Fed Meat

Learn how to choose and use inexpensive cuts of grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and pastured pork for better nutrition and out-of-this-world flavor.

By Deborah Krasner

Photo by MARCUS NILSSON

Adobe Mud: Building With Earth
Simone Swan and her students at the Adobe Alliance are building with earth in the southwestern United States using adobe mud and traditional North African construction techniques.

By Catherine Wanek

Adobe Mud: Building With Earth

Simone Swan and her students at the Adobe Alliance are building with earth in the southwestern United States using adobe mud and traditional North African construction techniques.

By Catherine Wanek

Growing Grains
Growing, harvesting, milling and using amaranth, corn, wheat, oats, rye and triticale.

By John Vivian 

Growing Grains

Growing, harvesting, milling and using amaranth, corn, wheat, oats, rye and triticale.

By John Vivian 


Best Ever Sourdough Oatmeal Bread Recipe


By Renee Pottle

It seems almost impossible to find a true sourdough oatmeal bread recipe. I spent hours searching on the internet, in the library, and poring over the not insubstantial number of bread books on my home shelf, all with no success. Apparently oatmeal bread recipes are either written for straight dough (those that use dried yeast) or a combination of both sourdough starter and dried yeast. So, out of frustration I created my own recipe for oatmeal bread leavened only with a tangy sourdoughs starter. Luckily it was a great success! [Get the recipe!]

It seems almost impossible to find a true sourdough oatmeal bread recipe. I spent hours searching on the internet, in the library, and poring over the not insubstantial number of bread books on my home shelf, all with no success. Apparently oatmeal bread recipes are either written for straight dough (those that use dried yeast) or a combination of both sourdough starter and dried yeast. So, out of frustration I created my own recipe for oatmeal bread leavened only with a tangy sourdoughs starter. Luckily it was a great success! [Get the recipe!]

Treehouse Living: 4 Custom, Eco-friendly Options
Have you ever considered living in a treehouse? These custom treehouses may just inspire you to get your eco-friendly home building plans off the ground.

By David Pearson
Photo by CHELSEA GREEN/ROGER WEBSTER

Treehouse Living: 4 Custom, Eco-friendly Options

Have you ever considered living in a treehouse? These custom treehouses may just inspire you to get your eco-friendly home building plans off the ground.

By David Pearson

Photo by CHELSEA GREEN/ROGER WEBSTER

All You Need to Know to Eat Good, Grass-Fed Meat
Learn how to choose and use inexpensive cuts of grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and pastured pork for better nutrition and out-of-this-world flavor.

By Deborah Krasner
PHOTO: PHOTRI IMAGES/MARK S. MYERS

All You Need to Know to Eat Good, Grass-Fed Meat

Learn how to choose and use inexpensive cuts of grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and pastured pork for better nutrition and out-of-this-world flavor.

By Deborah Krasner

PHOTO: PHOTRI IMAGES/MARK S. MYERS

New Variable Speed Wind Turbine
The efficiency of wind power generators stands to take a leap forward following the introduction of new variable speed wind turbine technology.

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors
PHOTO: KENETECH

New Variable Speed Wind Turbine

The efficiency of wind power generators stands to take a leap forward following the introduction of new variable speed wind turbine technology.

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors

PHOTO: KENETECH

Adobe Mud: Building With Earth
Simone Swan and her students at the Adobe Alliance are building with earth in the southwestern United States using adobe mud and traditional North African construction techniques.

By Catherine Wanek
PHOTO: YASMINA ROSSI

Adobe Mud: Building With Earth

Simone Swan and her students at the Adobe Alliance are building with earth in the southwestern United States using adobe mud and traditional North African construction techniques.

By Catherine Wanek

PHOTO: YASMINA ROSSI

Ragweed Wineberry Stir Fry

By Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton
It’s the time of year when we get focused in on tomatoes. Drying, boiling, freezing, slicing, and seed saving.
We finally got a chance to taste test the new potato onions in a delicious stir fry.
I learned recently that late spring is the best time to eradicate ragweed instead of mid summer.
Wineberries are extremely yummy but they produce so little fruit we decided to delete our patch.

It’s the time of year when we get focused in on tomatoes. Drying, boiling, freezing, slicing, and seed saving.

We finally got a chance to taste test the new potato onions in a delicious stir fry.

I learned recently that late spring is the best time to eradicate ragweed instead of mid summer.

Wineberries are extremely yummy but they produce so little fruit we decided to delete our patch.

All You Need to Know to Eat Good, Grass-Fed Meat
Learn how to choose and use inexpensive cuts of grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and pastured pork for better nutrition and out-of-this-world flavor.

By Deborah Krasner
Photo by MARCUS NILSSON

All You Need to Know to Eat Good, Grass-Fed Meat

Learn how to choose and use inexpensive cuts of grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and pastured pork for better nutrition and out-of-this-world flavor.

By Deborah Krasner

Photo by MARCUS NILSSON