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Inside the September-October issue of Grit, on newsstands Aug. 23 

 GRIT September-October 2011 cover  

10 Warning Signs of Unhealthy Garden Soil — Troubleshoot your garden problems with tests for soil drainage, texture, nutrient content, temperature and pH levels. Plus, learn tips for amending your soil health and garden conditions to raise healthy, productive plants.

Travel the World Through Comfort Food — Explore inexpensive yet hearty comfort foods with these recipes from around the world.

Microfarms Spring Up in Maine — See how several families grow tons of food each year on suburban lots.

Build a Mechanical Chicken Plucker — An alternative to expensive pre-built machines, this home-built feather plucker can be made with low-cost or found materials and takes the tedium out of processing your meat birds.

7 Tips for Selling Your Timber — Use Grit’s tips to decide what you want out of your forested land and the best way to achieve that goal.

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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