Hank Will, editor in chief: (785) 274-4355, 
Brandy Ernzen, brand manager: (785) 274-4304, 

Inside the May-June issue of Grit, on newsstands April 26

Grit May-June 2011 cover

8 Ways to Enjoy Fresh Zucchini — Use up this healthy and prolific vegetable with easy recipes for baking, stuffing, grilling and more.

Know Your Enemy: 10 Toughest Garden Weeds — Find out which weeds cause gardeners the most problems and learn a few ways to combat them.

Meat Rabbits Make a Comeback — Rabbits are returning to dinner tables because they provide lean, inexpensive meat with a smaller carbon footprint and space needs. Use Grit’s tips to start your own rabbit breeding operation in your backyard.  

Farm School Provides Real-World Lessons — For people who want to be sustainable farmers but lack the experience, farm schools offer hands-on education in everything from creating a farm’s infrastructure to growing the food to developing a viable business plan.

Choose the Right Chippers and Shredders — Save money and find the chipper or shredder that fits your needs by understanding the type and volume of yard waste you have as well as where you’ll be processing the waste.  

About Grit  
Grit magazine ( has celebrated rural American lifestyles since 1882. Each bimonthly issue combines practical articles, product reviews, do-it-yourself building plans, beautiful photos, reader advice, humor and a healthy dose of fresh attitude to offer a complete guide to life outside the city limits. Grit offers syndicated content and e-newsletters for journalists and consumers, at no charge.

About Ogden Publications Inc.  
Ogden Publications Inc. ( is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Natural Home & Garden, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also produces environmentally friendly housewares through Natural Home Products LLC, and provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.

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