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MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends

Welcome to the Mother Earth News and Friends podcast, where we get down-to-earth with your favorite eco-celebrities and experts to bring together conversations that are as informative as they are enjoyable. On these podcasts, we will be talking with homesteaders, artisans, and sustainability experts to deliver the homegrown advice and expertise that MOTHER EARTH NEWS is known for!

In this episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends Russel Mullin of Heirloom Gardener and I sat down with Helen Schnoes and Mary Miller of the Douglas County Food Policy Council to discuss how to work inside your city limits to gain agricultural rights for your community.

 Find our Guests Books in the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Store

Here is a collection of related articles you may enjoy:

 How to Start an Urban Farm

Zoning and City Code Considerations for Urban Homesteaders

National Resources:

 Iowa State "Urban Zoning Guide"

American Planning Association - Policy Briefs

Regional Resources:

 North Eastern Kansas Beekeepers Association

Local Extension Services

Food Policy Network

Community Food Assessment

Public Health Law Center "Policy Brief"

 Find our Guests Books in the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Store


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Learn the wonderful benefits of Ayurveda, it's principles and how to incorporate it into your lifestyle with two friends of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and experts in the Ayurveda lifestyle, Anata Ripa Ajmera and Brittany Wood Nickerson.

Find our Guests Books in the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Store

 Recipes from the Herbalist's Kitchen

The Ayurveda Way

Here is a collection of related articles you may enjoy:

11 Ayurvedic Steps for a Good Night's Rest

All About Ayurveda

Anti-Aging and Longevity in Ayurvedic Medicine

Autumn Ayurveda Practices for Balancing Vata

Ayurvedic Herbs

Ayurvedic Psychology: Understanding the Three Gunas

Ayurvedic Weight-Loss

The Ayurvedic Approach to Taming Trauma

 

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In this episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends Charlotte Brunin and  Kellsey Trimble, of Grit, sat down with Cindy Gibson and Sharon Dodds from the Guinea Fowl International Association to discuss how to care for, train, and interpret their behavior.

Thank you Brinsea for Sponsoring this episode!

To see Brinsea’s incubator, chick brooder, and coop door in action, check them out during the Mother Earth News Facebook Live projects or visit www.Brinsea.com.

Here is a collection of related articles you may enjoy:


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In this episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and FRIENDS, our guests and I will discuss Leathers and Furs: Preserving Animal Hides. In Part 1 we discuss keeping the fur-on process. In Part 2 we continue the conversation to discuss the fur-off method of preserving the hide.

 

Follow the links below for topics mentioned in the podcast that may have piqued your interest:

How to Tan a Deer Hide

Roadkill: Collecting Animal Fur the Humane Way

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 Hunting Licenses By State

Grit's Guide to Guns, Knives, and More

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What's for Dinner ... Deer?

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In this episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and FRIENDS, our guests and I will discuss Leathers and Furs: Preserving Animal Hides. In Part 1 we discuss keeping the fur-on process. In Part 2 we continue the conversation to discuss the fur-off method of preserving the hide.

 

Follow the links below for topics mentioned in the podcast that may have piqued your interest:

How to Tan a Deer Hide

Roadkill: Collecting Animal Fur the Humane Way

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 Hunting Licenses By State

Grit's Guide to Guns, Knives, and More

 Get Your Discount on a Grit Magazine Subscription

What's for Dinner ... Deer?

Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more resources!


To see more podcasts, visit our MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends page!

Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR page for an opportunity to see our podcast guest live!


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On this episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends Charlotte Brunin and Robert Riley meet with Becky and Steve Tipton to discuss all this honey including how to harvest from a Langstroth Hive. 

 

Follow the links below for topics mentioned in the podcast that may have piqued your interest:

Stay up-to-date on all things beekeeping with a FREE NEWSLETTER from Keeping Backyard Bees.

Keeping Backyard Bees

The Beekeepers Bible

Health Benefits of Honey

Household Uses for Honey

Crush, Strain, and Harvest Honey

Honey Extracting: Bucket Method

The Dangers of Over-Harvesting Honey

How to Label and Sell Your Honey

 

Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more beekeeping resources!


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In this episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends Kellsey Trimble, of Grit, sat down with Alison Martin from the Livestock Conservancy and Cindy Gibson from the Guinea Fowl International Association to discuss popular poultry breeds and species that you may want to add to your homestead.

Thank you Brinsea for Sponsoring this episode!

To see Brinsea’s incubator, chick brooder, and coop door in action, check them out during the Mother Earth News Facebook Live projects or visit www.Brinsea.com.

Kellsey Trimble, the managing editor of Grit, enjoys immersing herself in the homestead lifestyle as frequently as possible. We were happy to have her on this episode as she continues to enjoy backyard poultry and is expand her expertise on self-sufficient living. You can find Kellsey's blog, Thistle Moon Ridge, on Grit.com.

Alison Martin, Ph.D. is the Livestock Conservancy’s Executive Director. She has more than 20 years in poultry science, specializing in health and vaccine development. She was a key leader on the world’s first in ovo (in the egg) vaccine for coccidiosis. Alison has a Ph.D. in Genetics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, where she specialized in disease resistance in poultry.

Cindy Gibson is president of Guinea Fowl International, an organization founded to support responsible guinea-keeping and to educate on the care and habits of guinea fowl. She first acquired guineas to help combat a grasshopper infestation on her Texas ranch, and now keeps more than 100 guinea fowl (along with her chickens, ducks, and grazing animals). She helps new guinea-keepers and frequently speaks to groups about the why-and-how to incorporate guinea-keeping into a landscape or farm. In particular, she helps dispel some of the myths and misinformation that has led some to unsuccessful attempts at guinea-keeping.

Here is a collection of related articles you may enjoy:

Guinea Fowl International

Livestock Conservancy

The Big List of Heritage Chicken Breeds

 Chicken Breeds: Choosing Your Backyard Flock

 Raising Guinea Fowl: A Low-Maintenance Flock

An Introduction to Raising Geese

A Homestead Guide to Domesticated Ducks

Heritage Turkey Breeds for Homesteaders


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In this episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends we discuss the considerations you need to take when you are building a chicken coop including: where to keep the food, how to space the perches, and are automatic doors all they are cracked up to be!?

 

Thank you to Onduline for sponsoring this podcast episode!  We also want to thank Rebecca Nickols of Community Chickens for putting together this compilation of cool coops.

While you listen please enjoy these links and images showing the cool coops that we look at during the conversation!

1. The Chick Compound

2. The Chick Inn

3. The Cottage Playhouse *Pat's Favorite

4. Double Deck Chicken Coop

5.The Fort Coop

6. Pallet Coop

7. Pay it Forward Coop

8. The Porta Potty Coop

9. Recycled Counter Coop

 10. Re Purposed Car Coop

 11. Re Purposed Trailer Coop

12. The Rustic / Whimsical Coop

13. The Wicked Chicken Saloon, Mercantile and No Tell-Hotel

14. Build a Coop in an Hour

Here is a collection of related articles you may enjoy:

Building a Chicken Coop

Build This Predator-Proof, Portable Chicken Coop for Your Backyard

What to Consider When Building a Chicken Coop: Sizing and Location

Find our Guests Books in the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Store

An Introduction to Heritage Breeds

Chicken Tractor

Day Range Poultry

City Chicks


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Put your money where your meat is and befriend a butcher!  In this episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends we speak with Meredith Leigh to discuss how to pick your butcher, buying meat in bulk, and the business of processing meat. Put your money where your meat is and befriend a butcher!

Here is a collection of related articles you may enjoy:

Local Meat Processing: More Humane, Less Expensive Options

Grass vs. Grain: Improving the Nutritional Profile of Beef

Yet More Proof That Grass-Fed Meat is Better

How to Make Sausage at Home

New Assistance Network for Small-Scale Meat Producers

Smoking Meat at Home

Find our Guests Books in the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Store

The Ethical Meat Handbook

MOTHER EARTH NEWS Magazine

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In this episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and friends our guests Gianaclis Caldwel of Pholia Farm, Jeannette Beranger, and Richard Browning of The Livestock Conservancy will meet with Kellsey Trimble, managing editor of Grit, to discuss different breeds of goats, what their uses are, and what the best methods of keeping them are. If you have goats or are interesteld in getting goats, this episode is for you!  If youre not interested in goats, you will be after this episode!

 

Thank you Onduline for Sponsoring this episode!

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Here is a collection of related articles you may enjoy:

21 Things You Should Know About Before Your Star a Goat Farm

An Introduction to Common Goat Breeds

First Time Goat Owner? Be Prepared!

How to Choose a Healthy Goat

Kidding: Goat Pregnancy and Labor

Raising Dairy Goats and the Benefits of Goats Milk

Enjoy this video of Josh Brewer and the Onduline team working to build a chicken coop in an hour!

Find our Guests Books in the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Store

An Introduction to Heritage Breeds

Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking

The Small-Scale Cheese Business

The Farmstead Creamery Advisor

Holistic Goat Care

Mastering Basic Cheesemaking

The Small Scale Dairy.

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