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Mother Earth News and Friends shares the stories of the leaders in sustainable and rural living. We’re passionate about helping people learn more about natural health, homesteading, and sustainability.

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United States

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Mother Earth News and Friends shares the stories of the leaders in sustainable and rural living. We’re passionate about helping people learn more about natural health, homesteading, and sustainability.

Language:

English

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7852744444


Episodes

Ep. 172 Where to Put House Plants So They Thrive

1/26/2023
Whether you live in the country or the city – or somewhere in between – chances are, you’re able to grow house plants. So, we’re dedicating a whole episode to them! In this episode, Darryl Cheng of House Plant Journal joins podcast team member Kenny Coogan to talk about the joys of house plants, how to care for them, and more. To see more podcasts, visit our Mother Earth News and Friends page. Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more resources to help you achieve your health...

Duration:00:52:14

Audio Article: Why Is There Still a Seed Shortage?

1/19/2023
Story by Aden Tate, read by Jessica Mitchell. Listen in to understand a continuing seed supply problem from gardeners, farmers, and seed company owners and distributors. From the February/March 2023 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, go to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS website. If you’re interested in workshops about everything from cheesemaking to soil health to building around your property, you...

Duration:00:11:39

Audio Article: Birds of a Feather Incubate Together

1/17/2023
Story by Marissa Ames, read by Jessica Mitchell. With some careful planning, you can save on time and effort by incubating chicken and duck eggs together. From the February/March 2023 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, go to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS website. If you’re interested in workshops about everything from cheesemaking to soil health to building around your property, you can take our...

Duration:00:11:23

Audio Article: Decoding Growing Zones

1/14/2023
Story by Robert Pavlis, read by John Moore. To make the best plant selections, learn plants' preferred conditions and how they adapt to new environments. This story comes from the November/December 2022 issue of Grit magazine. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, go to the Grit website. If you’re interested in workshops about everything from cheesemaking to soil health to building around your property, you can take our online...

Duration:00:18:04

Ep. 171 What Are Brassicas and How Do You Cultivate and Cook Them?

1/12/2023
It may not feel like you can plant and grow much in wintertime, in comparison to the abundance of other seasons. But gardeners in colder climates can still dream, plan, and even cultivate cold-hardy crops. In this episode, Dr. Jeanne Osnas gives us a deep-dive into brassicas, including how to grow them and how to eat them. This is the first of several seasonal crop profile podcast episodes we’ll be sharing this year, and we hope you can harvest some helpful tips to apply in your...

Duration:00:40:35

Audio Article: What to Know About the New Antibiotics Restriction

1/9/2023
Story by Karen Kopf, read by Jessica Mitchell. The sale of over-the-counter livestock antibiotics will end soon. Learn more about how you can keep your animals healthy. This story comes from the January/February 2023 issue of Grit magazine. Thanks to Allivet for sponsoring this audio article. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, go to the Grit website. If you’re interested in workshops about everything from cheesemaking to soil...

Duration:00:20:05

Ep. 170 Temple Grandin on Living More Sustainably in the New Year

1/5/2023
For our very first episode of 2023, podcast team member Kenny Coogan chats with a very special guest to kick off the New Year: Dr. Temple Grandin. Dr. Grandin will be chatting with us about how to live more sustainably in the New Year. So, however you find yourself living right now, we hope Dr. Grandin’s expertise will be an inspiration to find new ways to live well, with people, profit, and planet in mind. To see more podcasts, visit our Mother Earth News and Friends page. Check out the...

Duration:00:53:44

Audio Article: Raising Rabbits in Colonies

12/26/2022
Story by Sherri Tallbot, read by Jessica Mitchell. Learn how to keep your rabbit colony safe and healthy, even in cold weather. This story comes from the January/February 2023 issue of Grit magazine. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, go to the Grit website. If you’re interested in workshops about everything from cheesemaking to soil health to building around your property, you can take our online classes and attend the MOTHER...

Duration:00:14:08

Audio Article: Scrumptious Salt-Rising Bread

12/24/2022
Story by Genevieve Bardwell, read by Jessica Mitchell. This infamously pungent Appalachian bread might just become your new favorite. This story comes from the January/February 2023 issue of Grit magazine. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, go to the Grit website. If you’re interested in workshops about everything from cheesemaking to soil health to building around your property, you can take our online classes and attend the...

Duration:00:15:45

Ep. 169 Reading Nutrition Labels and Finding Your Healthy Lifestyle

12/22/2022
In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, a new guest to the podcast, Dayna Colvin, joins us to share her story about how she transitioned into a healthier, more Earth-friendly lifestyle, and her passion for helping others do the same. She’ll also be sharing some tips on green swap-outs for common household products and a few of her favorite recipes. To see more podcasts, visit our Mother Earth News and Friends page. Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more resources to...

Duration:00:43:24

Audio Article: Barcelona Olives and Almonds

12/17/2022
Story by Tom Oder, read by John Moore. Family bonds and traditional techniques form the foundation for this off-grid farm dedicated to producing naturally grown olives, almonds, and herbs in the Spanish countryside. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, go to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS website. If you’re interested in workshops about everything from cheesemaking to soil health to building around your property, you can take our...

Duration:00:15:16

Ep. 168 Chickens: Raising Broilers from Start to Finish

12/15/2022
In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Phil Holman-Hebert of Sweetlove Farm talks with us all about raising broiler chickens, including what defines a broiler, things to think about when buying your first broilers, how to care for your flock to ensure healthy birds and high-quality meat, and so much more. Thank you to Metzer Farms for sponsoring this episode! To see more podcasts, visit our Mother Earth News and Friends page. Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more...

Duration:00:49:58

Audio Article: Mossin’ Annie

12/3/2022
Story by Tom Oder, read by Jessica Mitchell. Take some lessons and advice from a passionate mosser. How does moss grow? What are some bryophytes examples? And is moss really that great? Mossin’ Annie shares all this and more in her story of becoming a mosser. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, go to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS website. If you’re interested in workshops about everything from cheesemaking to soil health to building...

Duration:00:20:16

Ep.167 Building an Eco-Cabin, Part 2

12/1/2022
Colette Kenny always knew that she wanted to return to the country. And, after living for decades in the city, she set out to build her own eco-cabin and live self-sufficiently from the land. The journey took her years to plan, budget, and build, but now, she enjoys life on her Half-Acre Homestead. In this episode, Colette shares that journey – and how you, too, can find a way to create the rural life of your dreams. This is Part 2 of a two-part episode. To see more podcasts, visit our...

Duration:00:53:29

Ep. 167 Building an Eco-Cabin, Part 1

12/1/2022
Colette Kenny always knew that she wanted to return to the country. And, after living for decades in the city, she set out to build her own eco-cabin and live self-sufficiently from the land. The journey took her years to plan, budget, and build, but now, she enjoys life on her Half-Acre Homestead. In this episode, Colette shares that journey – and how you, too, can find a way to create the rural life of your dreams. This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. To see more podcasts, visit our...

Duration:00:49:28

Audio Article: Bovine Leukemia Virus, A Call to Action

11/29/2022
Story by Paul Bartlett, read by Jessica Mitchell. The majority of dairy cattle in the U.S. are now infected with Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV). Virus control through BLV testing and infected animal segregation are among the next steps against BLV in cattle. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, go to the GRIT website. If you’re interested in workshops about everything from cheesemaking to soil health to building around your...

Duration:00:11:33

Audio Article: Scrapple: Tasty Economy

11/22/2022
Story by Meredith Leigh, read by Jessica Mitchell. Scrapple and Souse are both ingenious methods of stretching food scraps into delicious meals. Meredith Leigh digs into their history and shows you how to make these traditional meat-stretcher dishes. This is the audio version of an article from the August/September 2022 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, go to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS...

Duration:00:09:37

Audio Article: Spill the Beans

11/18/2022
Story by Jenny Underwood, read by Jessica Mitchell. Forgot to soak your beans overnight? Try this technique for cooking beans without soaking, and learn a few other methods for how to prepare beans. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, go to the Grit website. If you’re interested in workshops about everything from cheesemaking to soil health to building around your property, you can take our online classes and attend the MOTHER...

Duration:00:12:29

Ep. 166 Hunting Skills & Ethics

11/17/2022
Hunting is a lot more than just going outside to see if you can harvest an animal. It takes preparation, practice, sharpened skills, and a mindfulness to the ethical questions that arise. Dennis Biswell, a long-time outdoorsman and MOTHER EARTH NEWS staff member, shares his knowledge about honing your hunting skills before you head into the outdoors. We’ll be covering scouting, placing your shot, survival tips, and hunting ethics. To see more podcasts, visit our Mother Earth News and...

Duration:01:24:59

Audio Article: Peak Apple-Picking Season

11/12/2022
Story by Andrea Lawrence, read by Jessica Mitchell. When is apple-picking season? When are apples ripe? Venture out in fall and try these apple-harvesting techniques to bring home the best fruits that apple trees have to offer. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, go to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS website. If you’re interested in workshops about everything from cheesemaking to soil health to building around your property, you can take...

Duration:00:10:30