Matts talks about how he will be eco-friendly this holiday season by using green wrapping paper that won't cost him a cent.
Follow a young environmental enthusiast through daily and long-term changes.
Looser standards and self-certification have led to a market flooded with Energy Star appliances—many with questionable qualifications.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence lists some eco-friendly ideas for future Cash for Clunkers programs.
Our “needs” for the latest gadgets elevates our energy consumption, even with the onslaught of energy-efficient appliances and consumer electronics in recent years.
These five apps for modern gardeners are designed to help you get the best out of your cultivated garden.
Check out these eight household uses for apple cider vinegar.
Use scraps and other 'trash' to wrap gifts—and forego the wasteful virgin paper.
Take the guesswork out of planting with the new ZIP-code tailored When to Plant app from Mother Earth News magazine.
Baked apple chips are a healthy snack that's simple to make with your kids.
Check out these 6 amazing green apps designed to make the planet a better place.
Help ring in another fall season with these tasty treats.
It wouldn't be fall without apple pie, cobblers, dumplings, baked apples and my favorite—apple crisp. But don't limit yourself to apple desserts. Create savory apple dishes with the help of these delicious herbs.
Learn how to be happier at home with these simple living tips.
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson discovers the Apple Recycling Program, which is perfect for her aging PowerBook G4 Apple laptop.
You know what they say about an apple a day: discover the health benefits of apples.
Check what products and companies use animal testing with PETA’s “Be Nice to Bunnies” iPhone app.
Home design apps for smart phones and iPads make visualizing your dream home even easier.
'Tis the season for dry chapped lips. Did you know that your lips do not have oil glands? Because of this, it’s very important to make sure they are protected especially if you plan on being outdoors in harsh weather or wind. Discover what helps chapped lips.
Upcycled clothing company Looptwork abandons the traditional clothing-manufacturing model to create eco-friendly clothing and accessories repurposing abandoned materials .
The dried fruit and almonds included in Sun-Maid’s Autumn Apple Pie recipe adds a new fiber- and antioxidant-rich twist on this traditional treat.
Keep delectable baked apples moist by wrapping them in parchment paper before baking.
Want to learn more about aromatherapy? There's an app for that!
Napoleon Fireplaces provides some helpful tips to consider when preparing your fireplace for the winter season.
This scrumptious, all-natural recipe gives you a healthy option your taste buds will love.
Wake up your tastebuds with this herbal twist on an apple tart.
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove narrows down her choices of Energy Star-rated appliances for her LEED-certified home in Tennessee.
The GoodGuide, a website and iPhone application, offers consumers comprehensive reviews of the health, environmental and social impacts of more than 75,000 products.
Jessica's favorite green gifts for the upcoming holiday season are stylish and eco-friendly.
Serve this easy-to-make caramelized onion-tomato focaccia bread as an appetizer or side to soups and salads.
This simple, delicious cinnamon apple crisp recipe will have your family "oohing" and "ahhing."
An easy appetizer and party favorite, baked garlic with rosemary and blue cheese tastes great spread on slices of crusty baguette.
We may have found the perfect pineapple sage jelly recipe. Read the recipe.
Create a healthier Halloween for your family by choosing secondhand costumes, nontoxic face paints, fair trade candy and smart snacks.
Guest blogger Mike Samsel provides an overview on how the iPad and new apps relating to home automation can help you save energy through better control of heating and cooling, lights, window coverings, irrigation and security systems.
Double up on the health benefits of apple cider vinegar and honey by pairing the two in our recipe for switchel, an ancient drink that quenches thirst and naturally boosts energy.
The EWG's 2011 Shopper's Guide tells grocery shoppers which produce items are lowest in pesticides, and which are highest.
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.”
Using recycled giftwrap as a table runner makes for an easy, inexpensive and eco-friendly DIY wedding decor project.
Wrap your holiday gifts with these gift-wrapping ideas that reuse materials from around the house.
Handmade from start to finish, Michelle Prosek’s jazzy art glass adds an eco-modern element to any room. Find her unique glass art in her Etsy shop.
We're still frosting in Kansas but the herbs have gone on sale, and I'm happy to report that even though times are tough I'm keeping our nurseries in business. Chocolate mint, pineapple sage and lemon thyme are just a few of the herbs I've added so far this spring.
Finding herbal blooms as the growing season comes to an end in the mid-Atlantic region.
Turn your backyard into a bird-watching hub by learning how to attract birds to your yard.
Whip up this simple appetizer in minutes. This Parmesan and Bacon Bites recipe is great for holiday gatherings, although it also makes a great treat during the summer.
This gluten-free butternut squash soup is sweet, spicy and satisfying.
Gazpacho is a perfect summertime treat. Cold and refreshing, this blackberry gazpacho recipe is a fruity variation of the traditional Spanish soup that makes for a stunning appetizer or side dish.
Freelance writer and editor Kim Wallace interviews fellow foodie Lindsay Nixon, author of "The Happy Herbivore" cookbook.
Ecoike creator Faith Moser shares a healthy, easy and family-friendly muffin recipe!
This basil appetizer can be made ahead of time. Just mix sauce in a crock pot, add meatballs and cook. They'll be the hit of the party!
If you're looking for a fruity cookie that's also high in fiber, look no further than this delicious recipe for Whole-Grain Apple Blueberry Granola Cookies, courtesy Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods.
Now that fall is upon us, try your hand at picking your own apples at a local orchard. Buying local produce is an important step towards greening your life, and picking your own right off the tree is a fun way to do that.
Diet affects mood. While an unhealthy diet can take its toll on our mental health, a healthy diet can make you feel happier. Try these five foods for mood!
Home sick for the day, Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren tests the effectiveness of natural home remedies for nasal congestion, sore throat and aching muscles.
McDonald's has new, healthier plans for its popular kids' meal.
Suffering from the pain of swimmer’s ear? Try one of these natural home remedies to treat your case of swimmer’s ear.
Naturally cleanse your body with fruits, vegetables and other foods that fortify the liver, bind to toxins and help remove impurities from your body.
Stopping rumination, or dwelling on negative thoughts, can help relieve depression. Find alternative ways to fill your time—and stay happier!
Is your scalp littered with ugly white dandruff flakes? Skip the store-bought, chemical laden shampoos and treat your dandruff at home with these natural remedies.
Toss this lotion from Benecos Natural Beauty in your purse for well-moisturized hands wherever you are.
Four new all-natural whole grain granolas from Bob’s Red Mill offer hearty options for a healthy diet.
With all of the rain, the Lemon Verbena Lady has found the perfect time to prune the herbs in her herb garden.
One herb lover gets a chance to write her very own blog for her favorite herb magazine, The Herb Companion.
Warts, which are caused by different strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), can take years to disappear without treatment. Make your warts disappear in record time with these natural remedies!
Age spots are a sure sign of getting older. Prevent or reduce the appearance of age spots with these natural home remedies!
A National Restaurant Association survey found that serving more local food tops chefs expected trends for 2012! Keep you home diet seasonal and local, too, with this vegetarian recipe featuring winter vegetables.
Use these five excellent resources for help planning a productive, healthy, money-saving vegetable garden this spring.
Forget the time and money that goes into conventional giftwrap. Use these inspirational ideas to wrap lovely gifts with materials otherwise bound for the recycling bin.
Christmas may have passed, but the remnants of the holiday festivities remain—piles of wrapping paper, boxes, and ribbons tangled strands of lights trees losing needles all over the living room floor. Fortunately, cleaning up after another holiday season is easier—and more
The Lemon Verbena Lady gets you organized for fall clean up and ready for spring planting. There are lots of herbal seed and plant catalog choices as well.
Forget butter and salt. These three homemade popcorn seasonings will blow guests away with just a little effort.
Inflammation and the loss of cartilage cause severe pain in arthritis sufferers. Reduce inflammation and relieve arthritis pain with these eight natural and herbal remedies.
High cholesterol can lead to heart disease and other major problems. Reduce yours with these six foods to lower cholesterol naturally.
No one will miss the meat when you serve up fabulous vegetarian versions of Thanksgiving favorites. Try two versions of mushroom stuffing, mushroom gravy or delicious roasted Brussels sprouts this holiday!
Dehydrated foods are high in nutrients and easy to transport and store, but buying them at the store can be costly. Investing in a food dehydrator can save you money, allowing you to make your own beef jerky, dried fruits and fruit leather at home.