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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!

GRIT Managing Editor, Kellsey Trimble, sat down with Patricia Foreman and Joe Putnam to discuss the best ways of preventing and treating common flock problems. From pests and predators to illnesses, dietary considerations, and the effectiveness of electric fences, listen as these three converse about the various issues they’ve experienced when raising poultry and how they keep their birds healthy.

Thank You Premier 1 Supplies for Sponsoring this Episode!

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

 

Common Poultry Terms

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

Protecting Chickens From Predators (Video)

How to Naturally Treat Chicken Lice

13 Reasons Your Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs and the Solutions

Introducing New Birds Into Your Existing Flock

 

Books by Patricia Foreman:

City Chicks

Chicken Tractor

Day Range Poultry


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In this episode Kellsey Trimble, Managing Editor of Grit Magazine, sits down with Alison Martin of the Livestock Conservancy, Bill Ahrens and Kevin Fletcher of New Country Organics, and Victoria Miller author of "Pure Poultry." These experts share their tips on and stories to help us understand how to give your flock the nutrition, housing, training, protection, and the respect they need to be successful and enjoyable. 

Visit www.motherearthnews.com/podcast for show notes.

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:

Building a Chicken Coop

Homegrown chicken Nutrition: What to Feed Your Poultry

Raising Broiler Chickens

Raising Chicks: Chick Brooder Temperature and Light Requirements

Sexing Day-Old Chicks: How to Identify Pullets and Cockerels

The Basics of Caring for Baby Chicks


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The Mother Earth News Urban Homesteading Podcast is a production of Ogden Publications

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Are you considering keeping bees? MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends podcast producer Robert Riley sits down with Master Beekeepers Becky and Steve Tipton, and Ethnobotanist Dawn Combs, who is a veteran in the realm of "natural beekeeping." These experts share their knowledge and discuss differences to help Robert and other beeginners get up and going with their own colonies. Becky, Steve, and Dawn help prepare you for this upcoming adventure by covering the topics of bee species, swarming, pollinator friendly plants, when to smoke your bees, tools of the trade, and much more. If you are an experienced beekeeper you may even learn a new technique.

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

Beginning Beekeeping: What You Need to Know to Get Started
Common Winter Beekeeping Problems
Natural Beekeeping in Your Backyard
Urban Beekeeping: Be a Backyard Beekeeper

 

 

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


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The Mother Earth News Urban Homesteading Podcast is a production of Ogden Publications
 
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Enjoy this minisode taken from Power of Poultry Ep 1, "Beginning with Chickens" debuting April 6th.

It will feature a conversation surround getting started with chickens with our special guests Alison Martin, Bill Ahrens, Kevin Fletcher, and Victoria Redhead Miller interviewed by Grit's managing editor, Kellsey Trimble. 

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In this episode, Urban Homesteading Podcast producer Charlotte Brunin spoke with the well respected authors, speakers, and artisans Meredith Leigh and Gianaclis Caldwell on the value of real, homemade and ethically raised food, including meat, cheese and ferments.

For books by Gianaclis Caldwell and Meredtih Leigh, and other books that may pique your interest, visit the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Store.

Here is a collection of related articles you may enjoy:

Cut Cost, Not Quality: How to Afford Better Food
Fermenting Knowledge at Fermentation Festivals(with Kombucha Recipe)
How to Start and Run a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Group
Is Agribusiness Lowering Nutrient Content?
Meet Your Local Farmer
Reclaiming the Kitchen: The Art of Cooking


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The Mother Earth News Urban Homesteading Podcast is a production of Ogden Publications

 

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Renewable energy is quickly becoming more affordable and accessible than ever, but can these systems be successfully implemented on your urban homestead? Former MOTHER EARTH NEWS editor, Kale Roberts, spoke with green building expert Dan Chiras to get some ideas about sensible alternative energy sources, how effective you might find them, and to discuss other simple ways to make your home more energy efficient.

 

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

ICLEI: Local Governments for Sustainability
The Evergreen Institute

For those of you interested in experimenting with solar right away, Kale Roberts has some projects to recommend! Each of these could be knocked out in a weekend, and they're all great ways to begin saving more energy than ever.

DIY Solar Heat Grabber:
DIY Solar Heating with the Heat Grabber

DIY Solar Oven:
How to Build a Solar Oven
Making a Solar Cooker for Free
Everyday Solar Cooking

DIY Solar Still:
How to Make a Solar Still


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The Mother Earth News Urban Homesteading Podcast is a production of Ogden Publications

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Backyard chickens can provide a local food source, keep pests out of your garden, and much more. But what should you know before you start building a coop and creating a flock? Jennifer Pitino, host of the Urban Chicken Podcast, spoke with Pat Foreman, author of the books City Chicks, Chicken Tractor and Day Range Poultry, and Victoria Redhed Miller, author of Pure Poultry, on their experiences, and advice for raising and keeping chickens.

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

The Urban Chicken Podcast

Gossamer Foundation

More from Victoria Miller
• Craft Distilling
• Pure Poultry

More from Patricia Foreman
 Chicken Tractor
• Day Range Poultry
 City Chicks


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The Mother Earth News Urban Homesteading Podcast is a production of Ogden Publications

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Making your own natural medicine is a great way to cure everyday issues from scrapes and bruises to occasional anxiety, and many medicinal plants can be easily grown in your own garden, whether you're working with a rooftop plot, urban garden or large yard. Mother Earth Living editior-in-chief Jessica Kellner spoke with herbalist Joanne Bauman about some of her favorite medicinal herbs and preparations. 

 

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

Native American Plants and Medicinal Herbs

How to Make Easy Herbal Oils, Salves and Syrups

Our Favorite Medicinal Plants:

• Calendula
• Lemon Balm
• Mint
• Motherwort
• Yarrow
• Echinacea
• Nettles
• Chamomile
• St. John's Wort


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Mother Earth News’ Editor-in-Chief Hank Will, and Becky Tipton of the Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers’ Association, on making a living from small acreage.

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

Glass Gem Corn
Urban Bees Keep Dallas in Zip Code Honey
U. of Minnesota Bee Project


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MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends is looking forward to bringing you our debut podcast series "Urban Homesteading"! While you wait, please enjoy a sneak peek at the introduction to our first episode. In this upcoming podcast you will hear Mother Earth New's Editor-in-Chief Hank Will and Becky Tipton of the North East Kansas Beekeepers Association reflect on their experiences in market farming.

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