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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.

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.

Location:

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

Contact:

7852744444


Episodes

Ep. 112 Herbal Health

6/21/2021
In this episode, we’re talking with some of our friends from the Mother Earth News Herbal Health Virtual Conference. They’re sharing with us about their herbal health practices, what herbal health means to them, and some advice for those who are interested in joining the herbal health community. 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 and farming goals. Go to the...

Duration:01:17:19

Audio Article: Saving Our Seeds, Saving Ourselves

6/21/2021
Seed saving is a way to preserve the work of first farmers, ensure biodiversity, heritage, and locally adapted cultivars. Learn more about seed saving and sharing from Bevin Cohen. This is the audio version of an article from the July/August 2021 issue of Grit magazine. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, visit Grit and MOTHER EARTH NEWS websites. If you’re interested in workshops about everything from cheesemaking to soil...

Duration:00:11:54

Audio Article: Plant Breeding Basics

6/21/2021
Chris Colby walks you through the basics of plant breeding so that you can make informed choices about the long-term future of your garden cultivars. This is the audio version of an article from the July/August 2021 issue of Grit magazine. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, go to www.Grit.com. If you’re interested in workshops about everything from cheesemaking to soil health to building around your property, you can take our...

Duration:00:17:55

Audio Article: Making the Most of Mulberries

6/18/2021
Mulberries (Morus Rubra) are purple deliciousness every summer. Learn more about the tress and berries along with some great recipes. This is the audio version of an article from the July/August 2021 issue of Grit magazine. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, go to www.grit.com. If you’re interested in workshops about everything from cheesemaking to soil health to building around your property, you can take our online classes...

Duration:00:17:15

Audio Article: Poitou Donkeys

6/18/2021
Poitou Donkeys have a long history in Europe as sturdy and good-tempered draft animals. They are now an endangered breed, with a few breeders working to preserve these strong, shaggy donkeys. This is the audio version of an article from the July/August 2021 issue of Grit magazine. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, go to www.grit.com If you’re interested in workshops about everything from cheesemaking to soil health to building...

Duration:00:12:39

Ep. 111 – Treating Splay Leg and Bumblefoot

6/14/2021
We sometimes have to treat our chickens for illness and injury. In this podcast, Elizabeth Mack talks about splay leg and bumblefoot. Articles by Elizabeth Diane Mack Newcastle Disease: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Backyard Flock Eggshell Problems: Causes and Cures Parasite Prevention: Reducing Risk 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 and farming...

Duration:00:55:38

Ep. 110 Green Death

5/24/2021
Esmerelda Kent of Kinkaraco Green Burial Products talks with us about the state of green burial options for natural death. Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more resources that may interest you. Go to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR page for an opportunity to see our podcast guest live. The Mother Earth News and Friends Podcasts are a production of Ogden Publications

Duration:01:05:08

Ep. 109 - Chickens and the Garden

5/14/2021
In this episode, Queren King-Orozco shares her experience with keeping chickens in and around her garden. Learn how a chicken flock can benefit your garden beds and vice versa, as well as how to address challenges that come from having these poultry pecking around your plants. Resources: Follow Queren on Instagram @AmongTheThistle Learn about Brinsea and their trusted incubation innovations. Learn from Queren in our online “Poultry 101” course about how to raise a healthy...

Duration:00:43:12

Audio Article: Raise Pastured Geese and Ducks

5/12/2021
Pasturized waterfowl is rewarding and a frugal endeavor that lets your ducks and geese mow down pesky weeds with gusto. This is the audio version of an article from the Jun/July 2021 issue of Mother Earth News magazine. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, go to www.motherearthnew.com If you’re interested in workshops about everything from cheesemaking to soil health to building around your property, you can take our online...

Duration:00:09:26

Ep. 108 The Artisan Herbalist

4/27/2021
In this episode, we get to know Bevin Cohen, gardener, herbalist, seed saver, educator, author, and owner of Small House Farm. Bevin talks about his upcoming book, The Artisan Herbalist, and shares more about his work and passions. Resources: Preorder Bevin’s book, The Artisan Herbalist Learn from Bevin on how to get started in seed saving in our “Seed Saving” online course. Learn more about Small House Farm To see more podcasts, visit our Mother Earth News and Friends page. Check...

Duration:00:18:58

Audio Article: Indigenous Corn Cultivars

4/27/2021
Encouraging biodiversity and cultural preservation by learning about and planting indigenous corn cultivars. This is the audio version of an article from the Jun/July 2021 issue of Mother Earth News magazine. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, go to www.motherearthnew.com 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...

Duration:00:15:00

Audio Article: Beginning Sheep Shearing

4/13/2021
A professional shearer shares the ins and outs of at-home wool removal, setting you up for a safe, humane experience every time. This is the audio version of an article from the May/June 2021 issue of Grit magazine For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, go to www.grit.com 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...

Duration:00:21:29

Audio Article: Comfort Foods-Potato Paradise

4/13/2021
Comfort food potato recipes such as Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Cilantro Potato Salad, and French Onion Soup with Potatoes and Chicken. This is the audio version of an article from the May/June 2021 issue of Grit magazine. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, go to www.Grit.com. 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...

Duration:00:12:38

Audio Article: Homegrown Wheat Project

4/12/2021
Small-scale wheat production can yield a delicious, bountiful harvest, and sprout a satisfaction from making your own homegrown bread. This is the audio version of an article from the May/June 2021 issue of Grit magazine. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, go to www.Grit.com If you’re interested in workshops about everything from cheese-making to soil health to building around your property, you can take our online classes and...

Duration:00:12:38

Ep. 107 What is Brooding

4/5/2021
In this episode, Dalia Monterroso shares how to have a successful brooding experience, and what to do to make sure your chicks stay healthy and happy in the process. Resources: Learn about Brinsea and their trusted incubation innovations. Learn more about Chickenlandia, and explore their interactive course. Find Welcome to Chickenlandia on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Hear more from Dalia in our previous episode “Finding Chicks.” This episode’s music is “In Awareness” by...

Duration:00:49:55

Ep. 106 Crafting Quality Cabins

3/22/2021
Dylan Woock, co-founder of Bivvi, shares how the vision for an inclusive outdoor experience developed into a sustainable, high-quality cabin business, and how they’ve designed these a-frames to be functional, low-impact, and eye-catching. To hear 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 and farming goals. Go to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR page for webinar and courses on...

Duration:00:59:42

Audio Article - Cooking with Pork Skin

3/15/2021
Delicious flavor and texture uses of pork skin in Vietnamese, Taiwanese, and Cantonese cooking, such as lu rou fan and xiao long bao. This is the audio version of an article from the March/April 2021 issue of Grit magazine. Music is "Gosh Golly" by Les Hayden.

Duration:00:09:19

Ep. 105 Candling and Embryos

3/9/2021
In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Pascale Deffieux-Pearce of Brinsea USA and editor Jessica Mitchell discuss a chicken embryo's development inside an egg, and how to candle those eggs to check for signs of healthy growth. Get incubation advice from Brinsea Learn more about egg candling Follow Brinsea on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram To see more podcasts, visit our Mother Earth News and Friends page. Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more...

Duration:00:39:52

Audio Article - Challenges with Cultivars

3/3/2021
Long-running native plant cultivar debate stems from concern about their ecological functionality and possible environmental consequences. This is the audio version of an article from the March/April 2021 issue of Mother Earth News magazine. Music is “Fingerlympics” by Doctor Turtle.

Duration:00:15:11

Audio Article - Bloomington Community Orchard

3/3/2021
Community orchard in Bloomington, Indiana, a decade of sharing work, fruit and nuts with volunteers, visitors, and food banks. This is the audio version of an article from the May/April 2021 issue of Mother Earth News magazine.

Duration:00:18:57