Mother Earth News Magazine

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  • Practical Conservation

    Feb 5, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of information on lots of topics
    Cons: Nothing significant

    Summary: If you are concerned about the environment and are interested in conserving resources, this magazine should interest you. What I especially like about it is that is not overly preachy. Nor does it attempt to make you feel guilty for using resources you ... read more

  • Keeping in Touch with Mother Earth

    Jul 10, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good tips and money- saving advice; Political food for thought
    Cons: Only 6 issues per year; Lots of ads

    Summary: Are you an earthy person? If you are, then you may enjoy reading Mother Earth News, a magazine dedicated to mother Earth, growing crops, protecting nature, and the like. Let's take a closer look at this Earth- friendly publication: ... read more

  • Great Resource for Self Sufficiency Enthusiasts

    Mar 30, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of neat practical tips for environmentalists, gardners, and home improvement.
    Cons: Could use a fresher, more feminine, younger approach to reach more readers.

    Summary: When my first issue of Mother Earth News arrived, it felt like it was targeted just for me.There was an article on choosing the right backyard chickens to raise, how to build a movable coop, an article on growing tomatoes, how to make no-knead ... read more

  • Magazine That Shows You How To Live Off the Grid

    Jun 12, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Saving money, energy efficient tips, and more
    Cons: None

    Summary: As most Americans these days, we are trying to reduce, reuse, and lower our cost of living. Costs of food and gas are rising monthly, sometimes daily! When you are paying $75 to fill up your gas tank and over $6 for a large box of Cheerios, there is ... read more

  • MEN: How to Get Out of the City and Back to the Land

    Jan 25, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Chock full of tips for sustainable living, costs only $10
    Cons: Sometimes a bit repetitive

    Summary: Review of Mother Earth News Magazine (January 25, 2008) “How to Get Out of the City and Back to the Land” I recall these words printed on early copies of this magazine that were stacked on shelves in the study room in my grandfather’s old farm house. ... read more

  • Great wisdom in it

    Dec 12, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: So much good information
    Cons: none

    Summary: Mother Earth news is like an old timer, one try to learn all it has to teach us. And this old timer has so much to give for such a great price it is incredible. In this magazine you will find all kinds of articles and other than the article the way to ... read more

  • Your Mama!

    Sep 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It only comes out once every other month.
    Cons: It has way too much advertising.

    Summary: Do you like to garden? Looking for a new way to grow? Want to be an organic gardener? Want to pay for a magazine that has adds on every other page? If you answered no to the last one, then read on. I bought a Mother Earth News in ... read more

  • Mother nature's helping hands

    Mar 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: She tries to turn you brown thumb, green.
    Cons: If your not into nature and natural this Mother Earth News isn't for you.

    Summary: This is one magazine that totally dwells on nature and the natural. This is a good thing. It believes in using what we have and making do with it. It compares to no other magazine in this way, unless it is a save nature magazine. Mother ... read more

  • "Mother" Creates the Best Daydreams

    Dec 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Rich articles, practical advertising, good value for your dollar
    Cons: Wait, I'm thinking....

    Summary: "Build a Hideaway Cabin for $2000" That is what is on the front of the issue of Mother Earth News that I have here in front of me. Add a picture of a truly funky and fun structure and my mind goes a whirling with the possibilities. After ... read more

  • Concern or commercialism?

    Nov 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Large volume of information
    Cons: often unbalanced reporting

    Summary: I began subscribing to Mother Earth News about a year ago, mostly out of curiosity. The general content of the magazine is factual and informative, although many of the proposals put forth are of limited practicality, whether for reasons of geography, ... read more

  • The How to for the Homesteader

    Oct 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: tonnes of informative articles
    Cons: not enough isses

    Summary: What a wonderful magazine. Pages and pages of articles, not ads.. what a big difference. I am not saying there are not ads but you will find more pages of articles on interesting topics then you will pages of advertisements. Do you want to ... read more

  • From small city gardens to areas without electricity

    Oct 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great information on down-to-earth ideas
    Cons: Only bimonthly, goes a little overboard with environmentalism

    Summary: Whether you live in a suburb with a tiny yard or on a hundred acres so remote you don't even have electricity, Mother Earth News has something for you. This magazine is packed full of information on self-sufficient living, saving money, gardening, and ... read more

  • Self Sufficiency FAQ

    Oct 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very, very informative; environmentally responsible
    Cons: dry at times

    Summary: This magazine is for those people who wish to be less dependent on the less reliable than desired infrastructure of modern living. Chock full of information on how to use alternative fuel sources (such as bamboo), and how to live off a modest plot ... read more

  • You can do it! Thanks to "Mother"

    Sep 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good sound proven advice and techniques
    Cons: leaning more to the urban backyarder(but that's not really bad)

    Summary: Mother Earth News has been a great friend to me for 30 years. I have every issue since the beginning. I like this magazine for it's articles on self sufficiency,boot strap businesses,gardening, animal husbandry,and most of all articles on low cost self ... read more

  • Become More Aware of the Riches Around You

    May 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of different articles to choose from, informative, interesting.
    Cons: There are a lot of advertisements

    Summary: I subscribe to Mother Earth News and I love it. This is one magazine that I save and refer to over and over again. If you need gardening tips, you will find them, and much more. Want to build your own greenhouse? In one issue, there were several ... read more

  • Mother of all home magazines

    May 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent magazine
    Cons: none that I have seen

    Summary: I have been reading Mother Earth News for over 20 years now. I love it. You never know what you will find in there, but you do know that it will always be useful whether you are an urbanite or suburbanite. If you dream of running to the mountains ... read more

  • For the Planeteers who have grown up.

    Apr 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A great magazine that helps teach us about saving our planets resources.
    Cons: Only out every other month.

    Summary: If you've read my Epinion on Captain Planet, you know I'm all for conserving and saving our environment. I think Captain Planet would subscribe to Mother Earth News. This magazine is one of my favorite magazines in publication. ... read more

  • A Great Resource Cover to Cover!

    Jan 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Clear, informative, no nonsense useful information
    Cons: only 6 issues a year-you wont want to wait 2 months for the next issue!

    Summary: This is a great magazine, and an important one. Every issue is packed with no-nonsense, straight talking, useful information, information for better, more conscious living. In our society, we're not taught how to do for ourselves anymore ... read more

  • Back to nature for newbies and hippies alike

    Dec 24, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: informative, not just for aging hippies ;)
    Cons: doesn't come out often enough

    Summary: My first introduction to Mother Earth News was via a post on a message board overpopulated by fundie homesteaders. Since more than a few of them are using outhouses (and computers, what a mix), I suspected they had alternative uses for the magazine. I ... read more

  • Friendly, Informative, & Timeless Magazine

    Dec 21, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very informative, timely, easy to read
    Cons: It a bimonthly magazine

    Summary: Mother Earth News is in my opinion an excellent magazine for anyone who considers themselves to be a gardener, environmentalist, or entrepreneur. This magazine has information about recycling, building homes, building garden tools, solar energy, wind ... read more

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