6/19/2012 10:36:30 AM
Make the most of family time this summer.
6/19/2012 10:32:25 AM
Tips for protection from mosquitoes and other insects.
6/19/2012 10:26:38 AM
Simple steps for preparing your backyard for the summer season.
6/18/2012 8:06:20 AM
Riding a bike is not as easy as shown on TV commericals, it is a skill that should be left to children.
6/8/2012 8:50:07 PM
A tour of the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington this past June 2-3, 2012.
6/8/2012 8:18:49 PM
Tabula Rasa: city dwellers may think the country is 'empty' in comparison to urban noise and congestion; but any in the know can easily say nature truly doesn't exist in a vacuum.
6/7/2012 5:27:16 PM
The prairie is our heritage and we have nearly destroyed it. Conservation practices and preservation is a responsibility and opportunity to leave a precious earth resource to our children.
6/2/2012 4:50:02 PM
Paula Ebert reflects on the advantages to being in a rural area.
5/31/2012 12:01:17 PM
Ideas for learning map skills while you adventure this summer.
5/31/2012 11:03:42 AM
At the end of any road can be a surprise, but especially on gravel roads.
5/21/2012 4:35:54 PM
Are you earning to live?
5/2/2012 4:14:28 PM
The farmer’s work is never done, but that doesn’t mean a farmer never has fun. Manual labor lends itself to Rural Wit and Wisdom on the farm.
5/2/2012 4:03:05 PM
Rural communities are built on working together. Understand how rural community identity is formed through hard labor and good neighbors who help each other with all tasks from butchering to barn raising.
5/2/2012 3:45:17 PM
It’s the little things in our daily lives that teach us how to appreciate the rural lifestyle.
5/2/2012 3:20:48 PM
The common sense, wit and wisdom of a farmer comes from everyday tasks such as milking cows, plowing and tilling a field. Discover the dignity and poetry of heartland people with this compilation of Rural Wit and Wisdom.
5/2/2012 2:13:13 PM
Kansas landscape artists find the countryside a perfect place to create beautiful rural landscape paintings.
4/25/2012 9:59:04 AM
A few short quotes from Wendell Berry's 2012 Jefferson Lecture, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Includes links to both full text and online video versions of the speech.
4/24/2012 2:55:53 PM
Tips and tricks to get your home clean quickly and easily.
4/17/2012 9:41:57 AM
EPA website for Earth Day events, and consider a few tips to make your home
more energy efficient year-round.
4/12/2012 12:33:54 AM
Increasing government regulation in agriculture has wider effects than you might imagine! Take a look at some very scary, and completely true, cases of individuals fighting for their right to farm.
4/10/2012 11:16:08 AM
First-of-its-kind workshop aims to teach veterans and others about heritage breed agriculture.
4/5/2012 12:14:24 PM
Country living is amazing, but it's not for everyone. Here are some of the most common challenges we've heard (and experienced) and how to combat them.
4/2/2012 1:55:48 PM
Volunteering benefits everyone involved.
4/2/2012 1:52:47 PM
Simple tricks to make spring cleaning a breeze.
3/27/2012 1:47:01 PM
Visit the GRIT team at the 2012 Mother Earth News Fair to learn about sustainable living, real food, organic gardening and much more!
3/4/2012 7:10:59 AM
Musings about the mild Winter of 2011-2012.
2/24/2012 12:36:27 PM
The seasons in our lives depend not on the weather, but on what we hold dear in our hearts.
2/24/2012 9:22:28 AM
Nature's artwork on display in frost patterns.
1/31/2012 11:36:24 AM
New standards will improve the health and wellbeing of 32 million children nationwide.
1/27/2012 10:50:24 AM
Thoughts on preserving the rural American knowhow for future generations.
1/23/2012 2:43:45 PM
Learn more about the communities that received these environmental awards.
1/19/2012 6:29:49 PM
Paula Ebert reflects on one of the joys of not being near a big city.
1/18/2012 2:08:56 PM
Ways to save money on your taxes.
1/10/2012 12:19:23 PM
Fun activities at the Butterfly House at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis help ward off the cold and put you and your children in the midst of the tropical paradise.
1/10/2012 12:15:41 PM
Residential on-farm training program offers students the means to gain experience while working and learning on a North Carolina farm.
1/5/2012 7:47:00 AM
Pondering the age-old question, "Is the glass half full or half empty?"
12/14/2011 10:10:31 PM
I've had a full slate of Christmas festivities from plantations, home tours, Christmas trees to Dickens Christmas ya'll much to the displeasure of the hooligans.
12/14/2011 9:32:51 AM
The deepening crisis of food cost and supply intensified around the world in 2011, but was generally given scant media attention, according to Project Censored
12/1/2011 6:53:22 PM
The call of the land, and the necessity and opportunity to respond now. There are a lot of positive pathways leading forward.
11/7/2011 7:02:01 PM
Andy and Becky experienced a couple seriously life-altering events since September and expound upon the clarity they've discovered in near tragedies.
11/3/2011 7:27:49 PM
I love Halloween and have a blast with the kids.
10/25/2011 12:27:53 AM
A pumpkin patch off the beaten track
10/11/2011 4:32:34 PM
Save money on repairs by winterizing your deck.
10/11/2011 4:19:15 PM
Tips to help you maintain your heating unit and plumbing system for cold weather.
10/11/2011 4:09:14 PM
Tips to keep warmth in and pests out this winter.
10/6/2011 10:20:26 AM
A new organization is pioneering a model for neighborhoods, bringing fresh clean food to people who need it.
10/5/2011 8:13:22 AM
A look at an annual celtic festival through pictures.
9/27/2011 3:29:19 PM
The December deadline is approaching for entries to the 2011 President’s Environmental Youth Awards, recognizing student projects that protect the U.S. ecology.
9/23/2011 1:15:08 PM
The Future Analysis Branch (FAB) of the German Ministry of Defense has researched and published a landmark report of interest to everyone concerned with food production and consumption. That’s all of us.
9/6/2011 4:55:31 PM
Aerial surveys become a way of routinely checking areas burned by wildfires or invaded by pests or weeds, and digital imagery is a major part of the technique.
9/6/2011 4:21:13 PM
After 90,000 people voted, American Farmland Trust announces the top farmers’ markets at the conclusion of the 2011 America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest.
8/30/2011 11:22:43 AM
More than 50 grants go to help support pioneering efforts in conserving and protecting natural resources, as well as enhancing agricultural productivity.
8/30/2011 11:17:36 AM
NASA researchers have completed the first map of the ice flow in Antarctica.
8/30/2011 11:11:59 AM
One summer afternoon the kids and I decide to see what the local old time tractor pull is all about.
8/18/2011 12:05:22 PM
K.C. Compton has a personal adventure in losing a wallet and an identity without losing her wits.
8/16/2011 12:45:08 PM
Newly formed White House Rural Council
releases a report on Jobs and Economic
Security for Rural America, highlighting recent accomplishments in rural
7/21/2011 4:49:41 PM
Sunflowers have been planted near the nuclear power plants in Fukushima, Japan, to help contain the dangerous radiation that has leaked out after the massive earthquake and tsunami.
7/14/2011 10:05:28 AM
Becky sends an update on the 21 Day Challenge she and Andrew took on in June. The results were more life changing than they had anticipated!
7/5/2011 3:25:51 PM
Federal funding from a USDA program finds its way to 11
states and 21 utilities as a way to help rural businesses create jobs while
supporting local projects.
6/28/2011 3:51:41 PM
The new series provides an easy and fun way to learn more
about scientific discoveries and facts about Earth, the solar system and more,
according to NASA.
6/28/2011 3:30:39 PM
A Missouri FFA chapter donates its winnings from a recent
competition to help the FFA chapter at the tornado-ravaged Joplin High School
6/14/2011 3:03:48 PM
Funding for the Farmers Market Promotion Program targets food
deserts to increase locally grown products offered through the country.
6/12/2011 11:20:13 PM
Come join us at the Helen Keller Festival as Tuscumbia celebrates the memory of native daughter Helen Keller. The unusual hot weather has put a damper on my gardening and flower photography.
6/7/2011 1:24:27 PM
Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment signs on to help the inspirational drill team, the All American Cowgirl Chicks, improve the quality of life for children in North Texas.
6/7/2011 12:53:59 PM
Learn more about your telescope from the professionals at
Lake Afton Public Observatory at Wichita
in Wichita, Kansas.
6/7/2011 12:43:01 PM
Voting is under way for the 2011 America’s
Favorite Farmers Market contest, sponsored by American Farmland Trust.
4/19/2011 12:55:45 PM
Worldwatch Institute and the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency offer information and activities to mark the 2011 celebration of Earth
4/18/2011 10:02:20 AM
NRCS programs can offer assistance in improving your soil.
3/22/2011 3:03:53 PM
Spring cleaning helps you de-clutter your home, and it’s
an opportunity to help others by donating to charities through The Giving
3/22/2011 2:52:41 PM
This year’s Operation IceBridge continues the airborne
surveys studying changes in polar ice, glaciers and sea ice, as a means of
monitoring our global climate.
3/15/2011 3:37:42 PM
The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy and Tractor
Supply Co. hatch a new partnership to help preserve heritage poultry.
3/15/2011 1:01:18 AM
As an urbanite, I dreamed of living off the land, collecting eggs from free ranging chickens, picking and putting up organic vegetables and fruit, working from home. It's was a romantic notion. Of course, the reality was a little different.
3/14/2011 9:10:18 PM
1901 letter from Ireland to my Grandfather
3/9/2011 9:46:26 AM
Hank recommends a great book about cows and the people who love them.
3/8/2011 3:12:15 PM
Creating new and stronger connections with local farmers
may help one FFA chapter in seven states to win the 2011 FFA Chapter Challenge.
2/15/2011 3:43:30 PM
Event focuses attention on the need for agricultural
educators in the United
12/7/2010 10:32:20 AM
More than 1,000 charities join The Giving Effect seeking donations
of unwanted gifts or gently used items.
12/1/2010 5:37:53 AM
As the dark of winter sets in, accompanied by hard news on the climate and food prices, there are many sparks of hope in the agrarian realm.
10/21/2010 4:00:30 PM
Cindy and her family participate in the 350 project.
10/19/2010 10:21:11 AM
A haunted lighthouse, a ghostly inn, and a very spooky old
asylum make for a scarily fun visit to Michigan’s
just in time for Halloween.
10/18/2010 4:11:02 PM
Caleb's favorite part of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Fair was connecting with GRIT readers.
9/28/2010 2:44:37 PM
newest research and classroom center focuses on original, environmentally based
research in an undisturbed natural setting.
9/7/2010 3:34:25 PM
American Farmland Trust’s contest names the top 20 in four categories of farmers’ markets from coast to coast.
8/30/2010 12:28:04 PM
Nudged by life events, Colleen discovers that putting down roots results in unexpected surprises.
7/20/2010 11:19:32 AM
Manna Pro and The Chicken Whisperer join forces to bring you the best of 'all things chicken.'
6/29/2010 3:16:42 PM
The Children’s Vegetable Garden Program, in San Antonio, is one the longest running and most successful U.S. youth gardening education programs.
6/29/2010 3:10:30 PM
A new social networking website hits cyberspace. Designed as the ultimate virtual backyard fence, the site focuses on gardeners and their shared passion.
6/1/2010 3:56:48 PM
A USDA program, investing $13 million in rural entrepreneurs, is nearing full implementation. The Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program is in the comment stage.
4/27/2010 3:36:30 PM
Two May events at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis promise exciting viewing.
4/27/2010 3:15:33 PM
For the 2010 Nature Hills Nursery Green America Awards, three community gardens received top honors.
4/20/2010 12:17:40 PM
An unpiloted aircraft system, operated by NASA and designed to gather atmospheric data, has completed its first flight over the Pacific and Arctic oceans.
4/7/2010 9:22:26 AM
Annual event allows visitors to step back into simpler times of saddles, spurs and old-time saloons.
4/6/2010 4:40:23 PM
In honor the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, a number of events are set for the week of April 22 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
3/30/2010 3:20:16 PM
Proposals due April 15 for rural communities to access funds through the USDA’s Farmers Market Promotion Program.
2/23/2010 3:56:54 PM
Looking for a new activity as spring nears? Check out the orchids at the Missouri Botanical Garden or the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show, among others.
2/2/2010 3:17:08 PM
Sign up now for the fourth MarketPlace Conference, focused on providing helpful information to small business owners and rural communities.
1/12/2010 3:58:07 PM
Michigan author celebrates two rural icons and draws visitors with her quilt barn trail of Old Mission Peninsula.
12/1/2009 3:40:17 PM
Expert offers tips on ways to keep your holiday season green.
11/3/2009 12:11:40 PM
Here’s what to look for this month: a Kansas Marketplace event, a Farm to School conference, Forest Guild’s ecological forestry workshop, and a Missouri Botanical Garden exhibit.
10/13/2009 4:48:22 PM
Hank reports on community processing of broiler chickens.