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Digging Into Community Gardens: How they Work and How to Start One

Digging Into Community Gardens: How they Work and How to Start One

Are you interested in starting a community garden in your neighborhood this year? With a few tips and action items, you can do just that. Bringing...

Creating A PlasticFree Country Kitchen: 9 Lessons From YesterYear

Creating A Plastic-Free Country Kitchen: 9 Lessons From Yester-Year

No matter where you live in America, plastic pollution from single-use items has become a big, ugly, and pervasive problem. 

5 Hunting Podcasts To Inspire the New Hunter

5 Hunting Podcasts To Inspire the New Hunter

New hunter Sarah Seufer shares the podcasts that helped her get started hunting as an adult. 

Meet the Author and Editor: Kristen Boye

Meet the Author and Editor: Kristen Boye

As part of our "Rethink Rural Meet the Author" series, Sarah Asp Olson interviews our fearless editor, Kristen Boye on her au naturale upbringing,...

Tips For Implementing Nature Journaling With Children Of All Ages

Tips For Implementing Nature Journaling With Children Of All Ages

We talked to a veteran homeschooling mom in Western North Carolina, for details on what a nature journal is, and how to get started with one.

Fall Garden Prep: What Were Growing On Our Mini Farm  Tips For Fall  Winter Planting

Fall Garden Prep: What We’re Growing On Our Mini Farm + Tips For Fall & Winter Planting

It’s still hot, but the days are shortening as summer begins to slip into fall. Farm chores are adding up, especially as they pertain to the family...

A Quick Guide to NonToxic Bugsprays for a Healthier Summer

A Quick Guide to Non-Toxic Bugsprays for a Healthier Summer

Bug sprays are essential during the dog days of summer (especially in the hot, sticky South!). But you don't have to turn to toxic pesticide-based...

OldFashioned Skills Can Help Children Thrive In Uncertain Times

Old-Fashioned Skills Can Help Children Thrive In Uncertain Times

The last few years have been hard on children and families. However, uncertain times (and summer break) provide parents a unique opportunity to teach...

How Avian Influenza Can Affect Your Chickens (and what to do about it)

How Avian Influenza Can Affect Your Chickens (and what to do about it)

While the threat of avian influenza can be daunting, there are steps you can take to help prevent illness in your flock. In this article, we're...

How Country Living Can Boost Brain Health in Adults, Children and Seniors

How Country Living Can Boost Brain Health in Adults, Children and Seniors

Have recent events got you feeling in need of a brain boost? Research shows that living in the country can have numerous direct and indirect benefits...