| April 7, 2011


CORNELIAHere’s a few things I thought you might like from HOMEGROWN.org

In the Member Blogs:

Andrea shares how she mines the recycling bin at seed-starting time. DIY: Making your own seed starting trays and pots from Recycled Materials

Alla builds a DIY Incubator

Jacqueline asks: “Are Your Eggs Fresh? Here Are Some Easy Tests

And, while we’re on an (egg) roll…

Today we’re thrilled to announce a new series, called The HOMEGROWN Bookshelf, in partnership with the venerable Mother Earth. The series will pair a practical and informative article on MotherEarthNews.com with an ongoing discussion on HOMEGROWN.org.

Chick Days coverThe first installment in the HOMEGROWN Bookshelf series comes from Storey Publishing author and beloved blogger (and farmer!) Jenna Woginrich. Jenna’s new book, Chick Days is a charming and comprehensive primer for anyone interested in keeping chickens (that’s a lot of us).

Read Jenna’s blog post “Get Started With Chickens,” then pipe in with your thoughts and questions in the Backyard Chickens Group on HOMEGROWN.org. Jenna will be answering your questions for the rest of April — ask her anything chicken-related!

Exclusive Offer to Farm Aid Friends and Supporters:
Get 10% off of your very own copy of Chick Days by buying at the Mother Earth News Bookstore and Farm Aid will receive 5% of the proceeds of each sale. Use promotional code: MMEENB3S. Yay! Another way to help Farm Aid!

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