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Livestock Conservancy Seeks New Home for Native Shorthorns
After an extended drought, the Albaugh cattle ranch is looking to reduce its herd. The Livestock Conservancy is now seeking your help in finding these cows a good home
Photo by Fotolia/Eyemark

Livestock Conservancy Seeks New Home for Native Shorthorns

After an extended drought, the Albaugh cattle ranch is looking to reduce its herd. The Livestock Conservancy is now seeking your help in finding these cows a good home

Photo by Fotolia/Eyemark

Homestead Hamlets: Neighborhood Gardens That Create Community Food Security
Showcasing edible landscaping techniques, the neighborhood gardens started by residents of one Nebraska block helped build community food security.

By Tim Rinne
Photo by Jean Lewis

Homestead Hamlets: Neighborhood Gardens That Create Community Food Security

Showcasing edible landscaping techniques, the neighborhood gardens started by residents of one Nebraska block helped build community food security.

By Tim Rinne

Photo by Jean Lewis

Carrot Recipes
Even people who think eating vegetables is a chore will come around for these delicious carrot recipes.

By Edna N. Sutherland
PHOTO: MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF

Carrot Recipes

Even people who think eating vegetables is a chore will come around for these delicious carrot recipes.

By Edna N. Sutherland

PHOTO: MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF

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

Carrot Pulp Bread Recipe
This Carrot Pulp Bread Recipe is a clever way to use up left over pulp from juiced carrots to make a nutritious bread perfect for any meal.

By Peter Ditzel


PHOTO: FOTOLIA/MICHAEL BALLARD

Carrot Pulp Bread Recipe

This Carrot Pulp Bread Recipe is a clever way to use up left over pulp from juiced carrots to make a nutritious bread perfect for any meal.

By Peter Ditzel

PHOTO: FOTOLIA/MICHAEL BALLARD

Passive House vs. Passive Solar: A Continuing Discussion

By Richard Schmidt

In the April/May 2014 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we ran Passive House: Beyond Passive Solar in Ask Our Experts that discussed the difference between “passive solar design” and “Passive House design.” In response, we received a letter from architect Richard Schmidt of San Luis Obispo, Calif., questioning a number of points in the article. We’ve posted his letter below, and we’d like to hear your thoughts as well. [Read the letter.]

In the April/May 2014 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we ran Passive House: Beyond Passive Solar in Ask Our Experts that discussed the difference between “passive solar design” and “Passive House design.” In response, we received a letter from architect Richard Schmidt of San Luis Obispo, Calif., questioning a number of points in the article. We’ve posted his letter below, and we’d like to hear your thoughts as well. [Read the letter.]

Raising Rabbits: Tips and Tricks
Bob Bode provides tips and tricks on raising rabbits for food, including housing, watering, and feeding ideas.

By Bob Bode


PHOTO: FOTOLIA/FOTOZOOKA

Raising Rabbits: Tips and Tricks

Bob Bode provides tips and tricks on raising rabbits for food, including housing, watering, and feeding ideas.

By Bob Bode

PHOTO: FOTOLIA/FOTOZOOKA
Tips for Clam Digging
Learn MOTHER’s tips for clam digging, including when to harvest clams, legal info on clam digging, where to dig clams and foraging for mussels.

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Editors
PHOTO: FOTOLIA/ENZO4

Tips for Clam Digging

Learn MOTHER’s tips for clam digging, including when to harvest clams, legal info on clam digging, where to dig clams and foraging for mussels.

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Editors

PHOTO: FOTOLIA/ENZO4

Providing Natural Poultry Feed
Save money and build a healthier flock. Give your birds homegrown, all-natural poultry feed.

By Harvey Ussery
PHOTO: BONNIE LONG

Providing Natural Poultry Feed

Save money and build a healthier flock. Give your birds homegrown, all-natural poultry feed.

By Harvey Ussery


PHOTO: BONNIE LONG

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: ISTOCKPHOTO/GREG BRZEZINSKI

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: ISTOCKPHOTO/GREG BRZEZINSKI