Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mother Earth News Giveaway



When I found out that I would be hosting a Mother Earth News subscription giveaway, I was so excited for you!
I have been a reader of Mother Earth News for many years, but I admit there are times when funds are low and I don't see an issue for a while. Maybe the same thing has happened to you. Have you looked at it lately? In the last few months, they have really stepped it up. It has something for everyone; gardeners, farmers, cooks, and handymen. I love the feel of the cover and pages. And the pictures are so amazing! I was inspired on so many levels.

In this one magazine you can learn so many new things: organic gardening, natural health and herbs, new recipes, Do-it-Yourself projects, green living and renewable energy ideas. The newest issues runs the gamut from Benefits of Cork Floors to How to Raise Chickens in Your Back Yard.




If you just dropped in to say hello, this is your lucky day. I am offering you a chance to win a one year subscription to Mother Earth News!

1. Just visit the Mother Earth News website and come back here to leave a comment about something new you discovered on their site.

2. For a second chance to win, sign up as an e-mail subscriber with Feedburner or become a Google Follower (see sidebar.) Then leave a second comment telling me you have subscribed or are already a subscriber.

3. If you're not a blogger, be sure to leave your contact e-mail address like this to avoid spammers: pianananna(at)gmail(dot)com. If I can't reach you, your name will be disqualified, and I will draw again.
Winners will be chosen by Random.org.
Email addresses will not be shared with any third parties.
Open to US residents only, 18+.
This contest ends February 25th at midnight EST. Good Luck!


Don't forget to visit An Herbal Bedfellow for healthy recipes made with herbs, and also my newest blog:
Happenstance House -- A journal about my Victorian home and all of it's contents.

119 comments:

5webs said...

I love the "Ask The Experts" section , and they have it on each of the subsections too. Expert advice from a magazine that I trust.
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

mverno said...

i discovered you are very informative on a wide range of topics

Diane Kidman said...

Love the Green Homes section. I didn't know how full of info their site is; but I love the magazine. My subscription ran dry a couple of months ago and I miss it!

sphinx63 said...

I learned that the best vegies to eat to prevent cancer are broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and others from that family. They contains glucosinolates, which break down in the body to form anti-cancer substances. Studies link increased consumption of cruciferous vegetables with reduced cancer risk.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

love the sections on green...it sure has changed from years ago

Allen McLeod said...

We love Mother Earth News.

armlam@bellsouth.net

ikkinlala said...

If Canadians may enter:

I learned that insects can provide a high-quality source of protein and that immature honeybees are especially high in vitamins A and D.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Anita Yancey said...

I found the article Best Tools for fencing very helpful, since my husband is getting ready to put a fence up. I love this magazine. Please enter me.
ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Pat said...

I love articles on green homes. I use to subscribe to this magazine and would love to again.

ladybug said...

Thanks for pointing me in the direction of this great resource! Wow! I did just a little reading on how to extend your growing season...(and believe me...around here we need all the help we can get!) I'm looking forward to trying out building my own "tunnel" this year! :)

thanks again!

nancybond said...

I learned what a "locavore" is -- and what a great resource that site is! :)

Anonymous said...

I learned more about organic companion gardening. I'm sure anything I could grow would be far superior to supermarket produce. Thanks. Charlotte
charlottewinters@cox.net

demmi said...

I learned they have a green home section con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

valerie2350 said...

love the info on green energy solutions

valerie2350 said...

email subscriber

Nancy said...

I am already a subscriber - thanks!

Nancy
allibrary@aol.com

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Princess Golden Hair said...

I used to read Mother Earth years ago before the internet was even out there. It's only gotten better. I'm really interested in the organic companion gardening that's because i will be doing more organic gardening in the coming years

teechbiz at gmail dot com

KDTX said...

Mother Earth News is my bible. I love the articles, the news, the projects and most of all I love that it cares.

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PrissyGreen said...

I had my first garden last year so I know this mag could me a ton! they have great articles on organic gardening. I might (MIGHT!) try a square foot garden this year, not just one sq foot but numerous ones.

also love the green home info!

thank you! my email can be found in my blogger account!

PrissyGreen said...

I follow!

chromiumman said...

learned that they have a green homes section

oneinamil23 said...

I learned that broccoli is good for preventing cancer - good thing I like it!

autumn398 (at) yahoo.com

Shannon said...

I like the ask the experts section.

Joan said...

I haven't seen Mother Earth News in years, and it's certainly improved!! I see they now have a section entitled "Real Food" which has interesting articles such as how to make soup stock, keeping food safe, etc. I'd love to try this magazine again!

hi_joan_elliott@hotmail.com

Belinda said...

I didn't know they has a Green Homes section. I'm very interested in this topic.
Thanks!
1bmore @ gmail.com

Bonnie in FL said...

I love the organic gardening and natural health sections This would help me alot in my quest to do better with my eating habits

shannons said...

Info on how to treat your own water.

Smooshy said...

I love the organic gardening section! My new year's resolution was to be eating totally organic by the end of the year, this would help a lot!

sweetsue said...

I found out you can get rid of moles in your garden with a mix of castor oil and dish soap!
smchester at gmail dot com

sweetsue said...

I am following you!
smchester at gmail dot com

redron said...

I read it all the time. There is always something new to learn

dawns41 said...

I didnt know they had a Green Home Section which is something we are getting into more and more. I hope to have a wind turbine soon. So I would love to get this magazing.

dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

Sweetpeas said...

I could spend hours browsing through the green house plans!

Sweetpeas said...

I'm a subscriber.

toymagenta said...

Ihave been looking for the reason my herbs die after looking so good. I found the answers in an herb article in the archives. Thank you

Cary said...

Mother Earth has articles on green economy plans and other environmental articles. Thanks for the contest. sfbythebay@windstream(dot)net

Rose said...

I found their enewsletter and signed up.

PS said...

This looks like a great magazine. I love the Ask the Experts. I learned that to keep our goats in, use electric netting! Done! They sure are good escape artists!

Alice H said...

There is so much information on that site! I loved the green home section, especially the article that told how to build a green home. Thanks for the chance! alicedemske at hotmail.com

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I learned how to make sauerkraut! Thanks!

Nelsby said...

I learned how to extend my growing season on Mother Earth News...cool!
Thanks!
awaerhouse at gmail dot com

Nelsby said...

I'm a subscriber.
Thanks!
awaerhouse (at) gmail (dot) com

garden girl said...

Hi Jane Marie, what a great giveaway! I grew up on Mother Earth News, but haven't had a subscription in years (pinching pennies.) The Green Transportation section was new to me. Other than feet and bicycles, there weren't many green transportation options back when I was a regular reader!

wpfarmgirl said...

Instructions for DIY projects (ie, how to convert a car to run on alternative methods rather than gas).

wpfarmgirl@yahoo.com

Janice Wright said...

I found a link for free downloads for houseplans for Green Homes.

The amount of information was impressive. The downloads included cost estimates, links to products featured in the design, projections of energy costs. Very impressive.

jwright (at) iowatelecom (dot) net

CanCan (MomMostTraveled) said...

i read Reshape, Not Restore, Our Economy. I would look forward to learning more about DIY project to help me be self sufficient. How exciting!

onlycancan ta hotmail tod com

Christy G. said...

I discovered how to make a One Person Water Scooter. Thanks for the giveaway!

Christy G. said...

I subscribed via email.

windycindy said...

What a fabulous magazine giveaway drawing! My 90 year old dad, my sister and I still grow a vegetable garden together at his home. We would all enjoy this magazine subscription. The article I like on the site is "Reshape, not restore, our economy. I believe our country has to change the way we were living and change our lives and not try fixing what they think is broken. Things change and we need to adapt. Many thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am a subscriber to your site!
Again, many thanks! Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Andrea said...

I learned how to make keifer

apeak AT hotmail DOT com

ms.clark said...

I didn't know there was so much good information in one place. Great! I learned how to make a poultry pen.

socmama said...

A great site! I like their organic gardening section. Lots of good tips and I love that they offer an "ask our experts" section! Thanks!

Colengal said...

i hadn't realized that Mother Earth News had an Ask the experts section.

chani said...

i learned a lot about local entomophagy.

chani.adams(at)gmail.com

One Creative Queen said...

I really like the Ask the Experts section. I'm so not an expert - so it's interesting to me that others are....and I love that they are so willing to help.

Great contest - thank you!

Larry West said...

I like the organic gardening section. Unfortunately here in Louisville we have to watch what we grow. We were fined several hundred dollars for growing Kentucky Goldenrod, the state flower, because the inspector thought it was a weed. It would be nice if they got some training.

bettyd said...

I found alternative possibilities for dealing with ants which have shown up below the bird cage. They are thrilled with whatever seeds and food bits hit the floor. Anyway MotherEarth readers indicated success with cinnamon and spearmint used around various small pet cages. We've never subscribed to MotherEarth - thanks to your promotion I at least have some nontoxic suggestions to try out.

bettyd said...

I subscribe thru Google

sito50 said...

I learned that llamas can be used to protect livestock. I love Mother Earth News! I guess I never thought about checking out their website before. Even if I don't win, I've gained something valuable. Thanks!

Debbie said...

I am pleasantly surprised with how much home and earth friendly ideas. I have not been a subscriber in a while and i have missed it. ddenny(at)earthlink(dot)net

sito50 said...

I am an e-mail subscriber.

jamaise said...

I subscribe ti Mother Earth News - newsletter. I learned that I do not visit nearly enough. Just now I learned that they wrote about kefir, which I love & their natural heath section is very informative.
I'd love to win - then I could get my whole family reading it.

jamaise said...

I subscribe via email

Gracie said...

I am so glad i discovered Mother Earth News. I used to read it years ago and had no idea it was still around. Love it! i learned how to cut my food bill in half today!

Teresa S. said...

I had forgotten all about the exist of this magizine. My mother use to get it. I want it. I found out a subscription costly $10.00 by credit card payment for 1 year.
tasardina@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I get this at the library. I didn't know they had an ask the experts area.

terridonnelly@yahoo.com

Lori said...

Wow! There are all sorts of ways to save money by saving energy, cutting the food bill in half and other helpful topics that would be great for our family! I would really enjoy this subscription. Thanks for offering it.

Barbara said...

If the magazine is as complete as the website, I'm sorry I haven't read it for a while! I learned that the editors are truly staying up with the changes in gardening while remaining true to what has always worked.

jennem said...

I loved reading my dad's copies of this as a kid! Today I learned:

The new president’s plan has renewable energy supplying 10 percent of the nation's electricity by 2012, and calls for $150 billion to develop a clean energy future.
http://www.motherearthnews.com/Renewable-Energy/Obama-Inauguration-Energy-Plan.aspx

Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Brimful Curiosities said...

Cut Your Food Bills in Half by eating mostly plant based food. My husband's father was a subscriber and my husband really liked reading the magazine. I'd love to get him his own subscription. Thanks.

Pat said...

Although I read the magazine, I had never been to their website. I didn't realize they would have fresh content daily.
pkildow at gmail dot com

Jessica Blair said...

The Natural Health section is my favorite - did you see that mushroom?!?

Jayfr said...

I subscribed to Mother Earth News about 30 years ago. It looks like they have more web content containing scientific information. Before it was 100% practical articles. I like the mix better now.

LaurenS said...

I like the green home building section. there are so many different types of green homes to build

pinkveganmiso(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your articles on "getting green". Also, articles on gardening.
Your are an inspiration to all of us who are trying to rid our homes and bodies of the toxins and chemicals in our world today.

MJ said...

I loved the Real Food section

MJ said...

I subscribed on Google Reader

M.A. said...

I discovered that I can get a head start on springtime spinach growing by covering my garden bed with clear plastic right now. This will warm up the soil faster so spinach seed can be sowed earlier and spinach will be ready to harvest sooner than without the plastic. Yea!

jlafount said...

How to build a one person water scooter for cheap

angela said...

I learned that there are specific vegetables that are good for preventing cancer, like broccoli.

quiltingreader said...

I learned that ferrets can be gentle pets.

quiltingreader said...

I follow.

karing4my3 said...

I learn that you Mother Earth had a website. I know that sounds funny, but I love finding "new to me sites" that are full of Green Informantion.

I love the DYI section

TXsunlover said...

I am always looking for information on orgranic gardening. What a great resource!
Thanks for the chance to win!
proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

happishopr said...

Wow! Cut Your Food Bills in Half by eating mostly plant based food - good stuff! trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Angela said...

I learned that we are coming along in the field of solar power: The Inverted Metamorphic Multi-junction solar cell recently set a new world record with an energy conversion rate of more than 40 percent.

Anonymous said...

I learned that plain old grass clippings work as well as fertilizer.

dangotmail AT yahoo DOT com

keith reardon said...

i love this magazine
please enter me

DesignWise said...

I was amazed to see all of the how-to articles! Very Cool...

Anonymous said...

Ask the Experts has just put me on to eary potato varieties, e.g.
"Irish Cobbler" sounds nice.

Anonymous said...

Cool stuff on organic gardening!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

bwhy said...

I've been a fan of Mother Earth News for a long time, but never before could I be a Fan. Who'd a thought to find Mother on Facebook?

Anonymous said...

I like the food section and gardening section

acptuser(at)hotmail(dot)com

djolsen said...

t Last! a place to find out about the last frost of the year

vividchord said...

I learned that you can get their archives on a CD set.

Laureen Marston-Hindi said...

I learned that they have a section of their website devoted to fresh, new content on a daily basis, called "Fresh Content Daily." Lots of great info there. For example, I found a website called FreeGreen which offers free home plans for green homes. I also learned that Mother Earth News has several e-newsletters (and I subscribed to them). Thanks! lmarston(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Ardy22 said...

I did not know they had an experts section. This can be very useful!

kathy pease said...

i liked the article on Build a Home for $10,000 in 10 Days!

kathy pease said...

following your blog as klp1965@myfairpoint.net kathy pease

Fidget said...

the cut your food bill in half article is very informative

Marianna said...

i learned that you don't need a different kind of fertilizer for each veggie in your garden. an all purpose one will do just fine.

greenmamaspad(at)gmail(dot)com

Betty C said...

I was a subscriber several years ago and I would love to start getting this again.
I saw they even have instructions on how to change your oil. Very handy to know.

Betty C said...

I subscribe via google reader.

naynays1 said...

I really like the ask the experts section and how to make your garden last longer. Nice.

huggr1960 said...

The section on green energy would be interesting.

Amy said...

I learned how to keep canning lids from sticking together by placing them in the warm water, one with the rubber ring side up, then the next one with the ring side down, etc. Great tip!
aleach6179(AT)gmail(DOT)com

calgirl said...

I learned that solar power works better in some areas of the country. I live in one area that wind or water power.

Leah said...

I love that Mother Earth News has a DIY section. "Good Wood, Direct from the Mill" is such a brilliant article! : )))

Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))

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Leah said...

I also subscribe! : )))

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

Susan Marina Brown Lane said...

I didn't know that good posture increases oxygen intake by as much as 30% and gives you more energy. Thanks for the giveaway! lanemarinab(at)aol(dot)com

Donna said...

They talk about organic gardening.

Donna said...

I am a subscriber.

lilyk said...

I learned that you can get rid of moles in your garden with a mix of castor oil and dish soap.

ms.lilyk@gmail.com

lilyk said...

I subscribed by email.

ms.lilyk@gmail.com

jack said...

nice to learne that insects can provide a high-quality source of protein.thank you.