Health & Fitness
Mother Earth Living

Mother Earth Living March - April 2019

Mother Earth Living will bring you all the best and latest information you need to choose natural remedies and practice preventive medicine; cook with a nutritious and whole-food focus; create a nontoxic home; and garden for food, wellness and enjoyment. In every issue, you will find recipes for healthful foods suitable for a wide range of special diets; tips to avoid dangerous toxins in cosmetics and personal care items; hands-on gardening tips to help you grow earth-friendly gardens; and detailed information on the traditional medicinal uses of plants.

United States
Ogden Publications, Inc.
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4 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
hyggeligt: comfort & change

@Jean.Denney14 @JeanMarieDenney AS A TEEN, I lived in Denmark, and winter was long and dark; Danes spend this time cozied up indoors. Their term for this, hygge, has made it to mainstream media, particularly encompassing the Danes’ remarkable ability to actually enjoy a lightless winter. The hallmark of hygge—or to be hyggeligt—is to get comfy-cozy. Spring can be ambiguous; part of me doesn’t want to leave my comfy-cozy nest and begin the labors associated with spring, and part of me is twitchy for more fresh air. But the seasons change, and so do I. We hope this issue, along with the rest of the magazines at Ogden Publications, provides inspiration: a can-do attitude, community connections, interest in self-sufficiency, homesteading, classic machinery, and heirloom plants. Each of us at Ogden is committed to being…

1 min.
“how do you garden to fit your lifestyle?”

My gardens are a blend of plants I love and find purposeful. We make the majority of our holiday gifts, so we plan our garden prior to spring planting. Some gifts may be medicinal, some culinary, or others simply fun, like a placemat made from pressed flowers. A successful garden year culminates in holiday gifts that yield more than enough for friends and family. — Jan Meyers, Media Consultant My husband and I live in a rental and both work full time, so we’ve found that container gardening fits our lifestyle. It allows us to grow what we want without feeling overwhelmed by a big garden. Plus, we have a lot of fun experimenting with different plants and learning what grows well in our limited space! — Allison…

3 min.
through the grapevine

An Educational Experience I really enjoyed Hannah Kincaid’s article on medicinal motherwort in the November/December 2018 issue. The photos are lovely, and the text is educational and thorough. She includes everything readers need to know about motherwort: how to grow it, when to harvest it, how to use it, and what safety precautions we need to take. I hope these kinds of herbs-in-depth articles will be a common feature in the future. OCOEE MILLERLawrence, Kansas Replacing Plastics I admire your magazine, and have been a subscriber for many years now. This summer, I purchased some reusable bamboo straws in Mexico, and it got me thinking that I would love to know how to create my own. It would be awesome if this were a topic you could publish an article about. I’m personally interested…

1 min.
planting with purpose

WHILE WE ALL LOVE the smell of plants returning to life and the feel of warm soil, sometimes we forget that gardening isn’t just about bringing healthy food to our tables. It also offers opportunities to connect deeply with nature: its first green shoots, its needs and cycles, and its steady growth as we tend to the plants that bring life to our doorsteps. Admire the life in your garden this year, and never take for granted this precious way you can intentionally interact with your environment.…

1 min.
gather the garden basics

Easy-to-Grow Flower Collection | $20 Try your hand at growing a host of Burpee’s favorite flowers with this four-cultivar collection of easy-growing seeds. www.Burpee.com Floret Flower Farm Journal | $15 With affirming quotes and gorgeous photos of bright blooms, this journal is just the thing for garden musings. www.ChronicleBooks.com Homestead Iron Dutch Weeder | $38 Thin, sharp, and flexible, this tool, which is based on an ancient design, allows for fine weeding up close to your plants. www.MotherEarthLiving.com/Store 1000W Galaxyhydro Grow Light Panel | $100 Combining just the right ratio of blue and red light, this LED array is perfect for healthy seedlings, succulents, and houseplants. www.Amazon.com Tumbling Composter | $100 This dual-chambered design from YIMBY, while compact, results in full batches of high-quality garden compost. www.Gardeners.com…

1 min.
industry news

GRANTS FOR GIVING BACK Mountain Rose Herbs announced its inaugural Giving Project grant winners, each of them dedicated to bringing big dreams about herbalism to life. Alex Rae, Brandon Ruiz, Nina Lawrin, and Sam Coffman are all passionate about not only the healing power of herbs and the importance of environmental stewardship, but also about making herbal medicine accessible to all, from rural populations to urban areas. Watch their application videos and learn more about the grant at Info. MountainRoseHerbs.com/Giving-Project. GROWING STRONG Seventy-four years ago, ginkgo trees—the survivalist of the natural world—once again proved their proclivity for endurance, and we want to take a moment to highlight that strength. When an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945, it killed tens of thousands of citizens and decimated the landscape. But roughly…