Top 7 Wild Fruits to Forage This Summer

June 9, 2018 at 12:37 pm




Wild berries, cherries, grapes, plums and apples are far more nutritious and delicious than store-bought… plus, they’re free! Here’s how to find them:

Eat Your Weeds: 10 Delicious Invasive Plant Species

May 22, 2018 at 11:43 am




Once considered a nuisance, more and more “weeds” are making their way into the kitchen and onto the menus of high-end restaurants

10 Benefits of Being Barefoot

May 16, 2018 at 12:25 am




Ten reasons you should go barefoot whenever you can and wear barefoot shoes when you can’t

How to Make an Arrowhead from a Glass Bottle

May 13, 2018 at 12:36 pm




Make a beautiful but deadly arrowhead from the bottom of a glass bottle… it’s easier to learn on than flint!

Turn Your Yard into a Wildlife Habitat

May 12, 2018 at 12:17 am





Lawns are useless. Transform yours into a garden that benefits you and endangered wildlife.

How to Make Your Own Pine Needle Basket

April 17, 2018 at 8:42 pm





Make your own beautiful basket with one of the most abundant natural materials on the continent – pine needles

How Human Urine Can Replace Chemical Fertilizer

January 22, 2018 at 7:34 pm

Farmers are using human urine as a natural, sustainable alternative to fossil-fuel-based fertilizers

Horse drawn urine applicator at Fairwinds hay farm in Vermont.

“Bring us your liquid gold,” the founders of Rich Earth Institute beckon their neighbors on their website.

Inspiring Off-Grid Community Discovered in the Appalachian Mountains

January 6, 2018 at 1:19 am




Hidden in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina is a tiny band of friends taking refuge from the stress and worry of modern-day civilization.

Scavenging wild animals, gathering wild nuts and berries, drinking wild water, and tending their own forest garden, they live as free as they possibly can in the ever-dwindling wilderness.

Build Your Own “Tom Sawyer” Raft With No Rope

October 23, 2017 at 7:16 pm




Man makes a rope-less raft, inspired by childhood heroes Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Want a fun project to do with the kids? Follow the simple step-by-step instructions below.

Couple Becomes First To Finish Appalachian Trail With Baby in Tow

October 12, 2017 at 3:16 pm




Learning to walk along the way, Ellie Quirin became the youngest person ever to all-the-way-through “hike” the Appalachian Trail last month