Of course, MEN has always focused on the rural life, and another feature article addresses another topic we've touched on: the growth of university and apprentice programs in organic and sustainable farming. Writer Jean English observes that these programs have come along at just the right time, with the current average age of America's farmers at 55 years old.
Other items of interest this time around include an article on building your home (and avoiding a mortgage payment), a how-to on enjoying homegrown tomatoes year-round, and birthday wishes for Farm Aid, which is celebrating its 21st year (and, according to founder Willie Nelson, is now legal). Pick up a copy of Mother Earth News at your local bookstore or newstand, or subscribe for mere $10. ::Mother Earth News, February-March 2007