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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. 118 Keeping Roosters

9/24/2021
In this episode of “Mother Earth News and Friends,” Jessica chats with editor-at-large Hank Will about roosters: if keeping roosters is right for you, how to prepare and care for roosters on your property, and the benefits and challenges these birds bring. Music is “Rocky Top” by Jason Shaw. 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:00:59:02

Ep. 117 Stewarding Heirloom Wheats

9/17/2021
“Eat to Live, “Live to Love, Love to Eat”. Learn how Eleanor and Scott Hucker have turned their love of heirloom staple seeds into a unique and fascinating small business of growing and selling small batch heirloom staple grain, bean, and squash seeds from their Michigan property. 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 MOTHER EARTH NEWS...

Duration:01:01:09

Audio Article: Fermenting Compost

9/1/2021
Fermenting your compost is a low-maintenance way to recycle your organic waste and create needed nutrients for your garden. This is the audio version of an article from the October/November 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.MotherEarthNews.com. If you’re interested in workshops about everything from cheesemaking to soil health to building around your property, you can take...

Duration:00:10:14

Audio Article: What is Organic?

8/25/2021
Learn more about the often hyped and confusing agricultural and grocery store term “organic.” Does it have a concrete meaning, or it “organic” more of a philosophy? This is the audio version of an article from the October/November 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...

Duration:00:15:54

Ep. 116 Pasturing Geese and Ducks

8/25/2021
In this episode, Carrie Hardie joins editor Jessica Mitchell to talk about pasturing geese and ducks. Carrie covers the benefits of raising these waterfowl on pasture, some best practices while your geese and ducks are in the coop and in the field, as well as predator and weather protection for your flock. Music for this episode is “Chasin’ It” by Jason Shaw. To see more podcasts, visit our Mother Earth News and Friends page. Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more resources...

Duration:01:01:05

Audio Article: Mangel-Wurzel

8/12/2021
While the “mangel-wurzel” sounds like a farm tool, it’s actually a beet! Shawn and Beth Dougherty share the history and cultivation of this fun vegetable. This is the audio version of an article from the September/October 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 or www.motherearthnew.com] If you’re interested in workshops about everything from cheesemaking to soil health to building...

Duration:00:09:05

Audio Article: Guinea Hogs

8/9/2021
We don’t usually read book excerpts for our audio articles, but this one was too fun to pass up. Learn about landraces and how to preserve them by looking at the guinea hog. This is the audio version of an article from the September/October 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...

Duration:00:17:21

Audio Article: Creating a Love of Food in Kids

8/6/2021
Kids like and learn to like a wide variety of delicious, nutritious foods. Learn how to help them find and enjoy lots of choices. This is the audio version of an article from the September/October 2021 issue of Grit magazine. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, visit Grit's 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:00:15:29

Ep. 115 Introduction to Seed Saving

8/5/2021
In this episode, Bevin Cohen discusses the importance of seed saving, and how a beginner seed-saver can get started in not only saving seeds, but also understanding seeds’ connection with history and community. Resources: Hear more from Bevin in our “Mother Earth News and Friends” episode “The Artisan Herbalist.” Explore books by Bevin, available in our Mother Earth News online store: Saving Our Seeds From Our Seeds & Their Keepers The Artisan Herbalist Learn from Bevin on how to...

Duration:00:34:42

Heirlooms and Herbals: Tulsi

7/15/2021
Joanne Bauman discusses Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum), its history and medicinal uses as well as tinctures, teas, and infusions Mother Earth News A Close Study of Holy Basil 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 MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR page for webinar and courses on everything from gardening to livestock management.

Duration:00:38:27

Heirlooms and Herbals: Rose

7/15/2021
Joanne Bauman discusses the history, aroma, and medicinal uses of roses. Further Resources: JoAnne's Website: Prairie Magic Herbals JoAnne's Facebook: Prairie Magic Herbals MOTHER EARTH NEWS - Rose Water Recipe Moisturizing Rose Water Recipe Janice Marsh's Tulsi Music To see more podcasts, visit our Mother Earth News and Friends page. Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more resources that may pique your interests! The Heirlooms and Herbals podcast is a production of...

Duration:00:27:27

Heirlooms and Herbals: Mullein

7/15/2021
In this episode, Joanne Bauman discusses Mullein (Verbascum thapsus), tinctures and infusions, and how to use the herb for medical issues. Further Resources: JoAnne's Website: Prairie Magic Herbals JoAnne's Facebook: Prairie Magic Herbals MOTHER EARTH NEWS - Mullein a Gift From the Birds 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 MOTHER...

Duration:00:29:50

Heirlooms and Herbals: Marshmallow

7/15/2021
Joanne Bauman shares a variety of information on Marshmallow – Althaea officinalis Further Resources: JoAnne's Website: Prairie Magic Herbals JoAnne's Facebook: Prairie Magic Herbals 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 MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR page for webinar and courses on everything from gardening to livestock management.

Duration:00:23:40

Heirlooms and Herbals: Elder

7/15/2021
In this episode, Joanne Bauman discusses Elder, both flower and berry, its history, folklore, and how to use it. Further Resources: JoAnne's Website: Prairie Magic Herbals JoAnne's Facebook: Prairie Magic Herbals Mother Earth Living - Amazing Elderberry Properties To see more podcasts, visit our Mother Earth News and Friends page. Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more resources that may pique your interests! The Heirlooms and Herbals podcast is a production of the...

Duration:00:24:41

Ep. 114 Feeding and Housing Quail

7/7/2021
Kelly Bohling returns to "Mother Earth News and Friends" to talk more about quail. In this episode, she shares her experiences and advice with feeding and housing these hardy little birds -- from the feed that's worked for her to how to plan your quails' habitat. 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 MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR page for...

Duration:00:46:14

Ep. 113 Bison Ranching

7/7/2021
John Flocchini of Durham Ranch in Wyoming chats with us about raising bison, and their benefits to the land. 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 MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR page for webinar and courses on everything from gardening to livestock management.

Duration:01:16:21

Audio Article: Culturally Significant Seed Saving

7/2/2021
N’tongwezid Nebizokikonek – Welcome to Our Garden, indigenous seed saving practices are a reverent way to safeguard ancient food ways. This is the audio version of an article from the August/September 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...

Duration:00:13:22

Audio Article: City Chickens

7/2/2021
Learn from Dalia Monterroso how and why to keep suburban and urban chickens. This is the audio version of an article from the August/September 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 attend the Mother Earth News...

Duration:00:14:02

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