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Heat Your Home With Solar Hot Water
Tap into free solar energy with a combined system to heat your home and your domestic hot water.

By Scott Gibson
Illustration by LEN CHURCHILL

Heat Your Home With Solar Hot Water

Tap into free solar energy with a combined system to heat your home and your domestic hot water.

By Scott Gibson

Illustration by LEN CHURCHILL

Soft Pretzels
Soft pretzels are a treat that will add a twist to any cook’s repertoire!

By Carol-Ann Fuller
Photo by MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff

Soft Pretzels

Soft pretzels are a treat that will add a twist to any cook’s repertoire!

By Carol-Ann Fuller

Photo by MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff

Small-Space Gardening
Growing food in small spaces can be fun and productive — you just need a little sunshine and some imagination.

By Roger Doiron
Photo by SAXON HOLT

Small-Space Gardening

Growing food in small spaces can be fun and productive — you just need a little sunshine and some imagination.

By Roger Doiron

Photo by SAXON HOLT

Try a Flexitarian Diet for Better Health and a Better Food Budget
Choosing to eat less meat — and eating grass-fed meat when you do — is key to a flexitarian diet, and it will help the environment as well as you and your family.

By Kim O’Donnel
Photo by Stockfood/ISTL

Try a Flexitarian Diet for Better Health and a Better Food Budget

Choosing to eat less meat — and eating grass-fed meat when you do — is key to a flexitarian diet, and it will help the environment as well as you and your family.

By Kim O’Donnel

Photo by Stockfood/ISTL

A Fall Field Guide: Foraging for Nuts
A handbook to use when foraging for nuts. The article includes nut and tree identification information for acorns, beechnuts, chestnuts and chinquapins, black walnuts, butternuts, hickory nuts, pecans and pine nuts.

By Terry Krautwurst
PHOTO: FOTOLIA/CURLETTO

A Fall Field Guide: Foraging for Nuts

A handbook to use when foraging for nuts. The article includes nut and tree identification information for acorns, beechnuts, chestnuts and chinquapins, black walnuts, butternuts, hickory nuts, pecans and pine nuts.

By Terry Krautwurst

PHOTO: FOTOLIA/CURLETTO
The Amazing Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef
Eating grass-fed beef isn’t just some affectation. The meat is healthier, and the perennial pastures on which cows feed build better soil and have lower carbon emissions than conventional cropland.

By Richard Manning
Photo by USDA/ARS

The Amazing Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef

Eating grass-fed beef isn’t just some affectation. The meat is healthier, and the perennial pastures on which cows feed build better soil and have lower carbon emissions than conventional cropland.

By Richard Manning

Photo by USDA/ARS

How to Grow and Cook Summer Squash
In this edition of The Gardener’s Table, learn delicious ways to cook summer squash, plus get tips for growing squash — from familiar squashes such as zucchini and yellow squash to more exotic squashes such as ‘Zucchetta Rampicante’ — in your summer garden.

By Barbara Damrosch

How to Grow and Cook Summer Squash

In this edition of The Gardener’s Table, learn delicious ways to cook summer squash, plus get tips for growing squash — from familiar squashes such as zucchini and yellow squash to more exotic squashes such as ‘Zucchetta Rampicante’ — in your summer garden.

By Barbara Damrosch

Living in an Underground House
We use less energy, have lower maintenance costs, and more privacy in our underground house.

By Merle J. Alix
PHOTO: GIL GRINSTEINER

Living in an Underground House

We use less energy, have lower maintenance costs, and more privacy in our underground house.

By Merle J. Alix

PHOTO: GIL GRINSTEINER

Stuffed Zucchini Cups Recipe
This stuffed zucchini cups recipe provides an unusual way to serve summer squash — garnished with lavender flowers!

By Barbara Damrosch 

This stuffed zucchini cups recipe provides an unusual way to serve summer squash — garnished with lavender flowers!

By Barbara Damrosch 
MOTHER’S Fluorescent Tube Solar Collector
Here’s a design for an 83% efficient solar collector that uses old fluorescent tubes.

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors

MOTHER’S Fluorescent Tube Solar Collector

Here’s a design for an 83% efficient solar collector that uses old fluorescent tubes.

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors