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Commercial beekeepers feed bees HFCS

Going on since the 70’s, the imposition of high fructose corn syrup in place their honey is considered a major factor in what has been termed “colony collapse disorder,” the bee decline across the globe.  375 more words


Quit Working So Hard – Plant a Food Forest Instead!


By David Goodman, Mother Earth News, February 28, 2013


Many of us are killing ourselves right now digging garden beds and getting ready for the spring rush. 1,125 more words

Food Forest

Watermelon Molasses

It has taken twenty-four hours to realize the fruit from my latest culinary adventure. I don’t even have a very clear idea as to what prompted this mission. 243 more words

Taste This

Mother Earth News Fair: Herbal Tinctures, Goat Milking and Cider Making

A couple of weeks ago we drove down to the Washington State Fairgrounds for the Mother Earth News Fair, organized by the famous granola-crunching magazine. I pitched it to my husband as a learning trip: he would get to listen to other herbal medicine professionals and learn to make his own tinctures and extracts. 649 more words


The Noisy Non-Self Sufficient Rural Life Exposed

I read a few too many issues of “Mother Earth News” in high school and college. They fueled dreams of living a self-sufficiant ecologically responsible life in a cottage or cabin on a quiet country road with wildlife next door and neighborliness abounding among the two-legged locals. 481 more words