Give yourself a little extra reason to treasure your time in the garden by perusing the gardening articles from our March/April 2013 issue. We teach you how to have your earliest spring garden, give you tips on reducing your gardening resources, show you an unexpected source of nutrition, and much more!
Munching on three bananas per day, or any potassium-rich food, could slash your risk of stroke.
Slower growth in crop yields, high oil prices and use of food crops to make biofuels could push food prices higher for the next year and beyond.
The Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library lets patrons borrow and lend heirloom seeds and provides the information and support they need to grow them. Would you like to have a library like this in your town? You can start one!
These tiny, sweet strawberries are hard to find but perfect for any home gardener. Enter for a chance to win strawberry seed packets.
Badger’s Damascus Rose Antioxidant Face Oil contains a blend of six moisturizing oils with antioxidant-packed extracts.
Can’t afford to buy all organic produce? You don’t have to! Knowing which fruits and vegetables have the highest and lowest pesticide residue will decrease your exposure to toxic chemicals and save you money at the grocery store.
Try this Green Smoothie recipe for a yummy, energizing drink packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients.
The Lemon Verbena Lady continues her search for more great herb catalogs and herb farms to visit either in person or online.
Andrea Carrothers, a registered dietitian with Horizon, makers of organic milk and dairy products, has developed several new quick, calcium-rich recipes that make perfect after-school snacks.
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson offers inspiration to anyone wanting to build their own home from salvaged materials.
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson considers quality over quantity, slow homes and creating something beautiful.
Deconstruction, breaking down houses bit-by-bit, is a great way to find free building materials to build small low-cost homes.
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson offers advice on how to incorporate reclaimed materials into home design without the end result looking like "junk."
Elizabeth Richardson lays out her plan for building her own salvaged home.
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson shares her plans for Blackbird Studio, a 333-square-foot she plans to build.
There's a new graphic in town ready to help you with your dietary needs and help you craft each healthy and delicious meal you put on your plate.
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson shares how she built her home's front porch from salvaged wood—and how she finds beauty in flawed materials.
Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than chilled soup. These recipes fill you up while cooling you down.
You know what they say about an apple a day: discover the health benefits of apples.
Red apples, orange carrots, green kale, purple eggplant—eating colorful foods is good for little growing bodies! A great way to get kids excited & interested in fruits and vegetables is to talk about it's connection to color!
Gather herbs for crafting herbal remedies with our expert help. We share basic guidelines for determining the appropriate time of year to harvest each part of a plant and teach you how to harvest herbs from gardens.
As you combat dry facial skin this winter, consider using a moisturizing face mask, such as Kahina Antioxidant Mask, once a week to treat your skin to an extra dose of high-power hydration.
Catechins and other antioxidants in green tea boost our immune systems and help fight cold-weather colds, flu and viruses.
This smooth, caffeine-free herbal tisane is rich in antioxidants and a fresh addition to summer meals.
Whether you're worried about the effects of aging or just looking to be healthier every day, the food you eat should be a top consideration.
The growing incidence of obesity worldwide leaves individuals vulnerable to other chronic diseases, like type 2 diabetes.
This smoothie recipe, courtesy of Driscoll's, is perfect as a quick breakfast, a post-workout snack or a healthy summertime treat.
Researchers have added "antioxidants" to the list of popcorn health benefits.
Kick-start your immune system and combat arthritis and high cholestorol with this spicy rhizome.
Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, carrots offer many health benefits, from maintaining healthy eyes to reducing the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Packed with antioxidants and other healthy substances, apples boast a variety of health benefits, giving credence to the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
Higher in antioxidants and key nutrients, organic dark chocolate and wine make for heart-healthy Valentine’s Day gifts.
October marks the beginning of pomegranate season. Dig in and enjoy the health benefits of this superfruit.
Weeds may be a pain to pull, but some weeds are edible—and good for your health! Try eating purslane. This weed is full of healthy vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Fight computer eyestrain with herbs and minerals that naturally improve vision and fight age-related macular degeneration.
Avocados are packed with nutrients, antioxidants and good fat that are beneficial for your health
Packed with nutrients, fiber and antioxidants, pears make a delicious but healthful snack. Just check out these five health benefits of pears!
Herbs contan antioxidants and other helpful properties that can improve memory, boost cognitive function and keep your brain in shape as you age.
Take advantage of the health benefits of sweet potatoes with these tips.
Naturally sweet and healing, honey has uses in the pantry, the medicine cabinet and the beauty drawer. Discover the health and beauty secrets of honey with these four uses for honey.
Maintaining good heart health doesn’t have to be a chore! Incorporate these three steps into your life to have some fun while keeping your heart healthy.
Loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, walnuts provide an array of impressive health benefits, from protecting our hearts to preventing cancer and diabetes.
Discover a few health benefits of watermelon, a favorite summertime treat.
Naturally cleanse your body with fruits, vegetables and other foods that fortify the liver, bind to toxins and help remove impurities from your body.
Protect your heart and brain and prevent cancer by eating grapes. Check out these five health benefits of grapes!
Although pumpkins play more of a festive role in today’s society, this fall vegetable provides numerous health benefits that would make it wise for us to incorporte it into our diet.
Capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne and other chili peppers, offers a number of health benefits, from relieving pain to protecting the heart.
Purple Prairie Botanicals Orange and Tea Tree Facial Toning Bar combines the bacteria-fighting power of tea tree and orange essential oil for a product that promotes healthy, glowing skin.
Turmeric, a curcumin-containing spice commonly used in Indian curry, has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines to cure a number of ailments. Discover the health benefits of turmeric!
Explore the many health benefits of cauliflower, from cancer prevention to digestive support.
Packed with antioxidants and other important nutrients, beets offer a lot of benefits for our hearts, brain and overall health. Just check out these six health benefits of beets!
Age spots are a sure sign of getting older. Prevent or reduce the appearance of age spots with these natural home remedies!
Unlock the powers of antioxidant-rich tomatoes by checking out these many health benefits of tomatoes.
Loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, asparagus offers a lot more than a tasty side dish. Check out these health benefits of asparagus!
Protect your eyes from age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts with these foods for eye health.
Bypass cold and flu season this year with natural remedies, herbal supplements, TLC and a little common sense.
Acne can be caused by a number of factors, from poor nutrition to hormonal imbalance. Learn how to combat acne naturally with these home remedies for acne treatment.
High cholesterol can lead to heart disease and other major problems. Reduce yours with these six foods to lower cholesterol naturally.
A proper diet is crucial in promoting good heart health—so make sure you’re eating the right stuff! These seven foods are loaded with healthy fats, fiber and antioxidants to protect your heart.