Canning Across America
The Canning Across America blog brings canning enthusiasts and young canners together with its CAN-A-RAMA canning and preserving events.
Editorial intern Samantha Schwartz finds runway-inspired eco-clothing for $50 and less.
Follow the green roots of Thanksgiving from origin to contemporary culture.
Here’s a roundup of great tips and resources for planning all your food preservation duties in advance.
Guest blogger, Kathy, loves summer because she gets to enjoy canning pickles, which is one of her favorite pastimes.
It was once stated by ethnobotanist Melvin Gilmore that echinacea was used as a remedy for more ailments than any other plant, and it's not hard to understand why. The history behind this versatile coneflower is rich in remedies and medicinal uses. Read on to learn more about the history of echinacea.
Too many tomatoes? Guest blogger Char Scace takes a few shortcuts and discovers a fabulous speedy spaghetti sauce recipe in the process.
When jalapenos take over, what’s a rookie gardener to do? Dry ’em, freeze ’em, smoke ’em, and more.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares her love for beets and explains how to can and pickle beets so they can be enjoyed year-round.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains how the new energy and climate legislation that creates opportunities in green building.
Sixteen states have banned the sale of dishwasher detergents with high phosphate levels, and the American Cleaning Institute has urged its members to remove them.
The Lemon Verbena Lady finds even more great herb farms to buy herbs for your herb garden in this second installment of Herb Farms A-Z. Take an adventure to an herb farm near you. It will lift your herbal spirits!
The Lemon Verbena Lady searches for herb farms across the United States that can be visited to buy herbs for spring herb gardens. Most of these herb farms are destinations you can enjoy with your family.
America's Best Organics introduces American-made gift box.
Green America offers savvy shoppers daily discounts—and reassurance that they're buying green—through GreenDeals.
Madalene Hill left a lasting impression on many people in her life, including The Herb Companion. Such an influential and inspirational figure in the herb community, K.C. Compton reflects on Madalene's influence.
The Houstonian and Hilton Americas Houston offer guests luxury and comfort in green-outfitted accommodations. From intensive recycling programs to energy management systems, these hotels help you to stay green while visiting Houston, Texas.
Homeowners want energy-efficient features and functional rooms that will expand on small homes’ square footage, according to a recent American Institute of Architects report.Homeowners want energy-efficient features and functional rooms that will expand on small homes’ square footage, says an American Institute of Architects report.
For a healthy alternative, try these low-fat and herb-filled summer sausage recipes.
When lettuce is finished in your garden, sow chard seed for fresh greens all summer. Enter for a chance to win chard seed packets.
Finish your walls with clay plaster for a natural look that will last for years.
To meet its goal of making all new buildings carbon-neutral by 2030, the American Institute of Architects introduces an online tool that help designers predict how much energy their buildings will use.
Try even more of our favorite, flavorful herb pickling recipes. They only take minutes to make.
The origin story of CARE packages offers a deeper appreciation for the power of generosity and providing comfort to those in need or college students away from home for the first time.
A highlighted tour of the 76th annual meeting and Educational Conference of the Herb Society of America.
Plastic we don't recycle ends up in our oceans. Alkaline batteries leak toxins into the air, water and soil when sent to landfills. What if we all took responsibility for recycling common items we use? Celebrate America Recycles Day on November 15, 2011, by taking the pledge to recycle more.
Find out how to make new friends like blogger Jessy Rushing has done through involvement with her local chapter of The Herb Society of America.
Herb Society of America meets in Boston June 26-28 to celebrate its 75th Anniversary. Keynote speaker Holly Shimizu urges members to advocate for plants.
The Herb Society of America hosted an open house to celebrate its newly constructed headquarters in Kirkland, Ohio. Check out the photos.
Alcohol-based infusions are wonderful for deglazing the skillet after searing a steak or piece of chicken, or you can drizzle them on ice cream for a grown-up dessert.
From a little-known sugar substitute to a conversation-starting book, this list of items for the green kitchen contains a few surprises.
Instead of eating it all now, learn how to pickle asparagus with this easy Spicy Pickled Asparagus recipe and save some for later in the season! Your future self will thank you.
I'd love to see "modern" medicine get hip to herbs before they get patented and turned into expensive medicine.
The bad news? Coal-fired power plants are our biggest source of industrial pollution. The good news? Solar grew by 67 percent last year, making it our fastest-growing energy sector.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains a Pew Charitable Trusts study that finds that jobs in the clean energy sector are growing faster than jobs in the fossil fuel industry.
Nothing screams summer like ice cream. Rodelle and KitchenAid are partnering together to present the first ever ‘Great American Ice Cream Challenge.’
Getting back in shape to prepare for the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure requires exercise and healing salves for aching joints. Try these natural remedies when soothing your aching muscles.
Guest blogger Seleyn DeYarus takes a look at the fundamental differences between organic and conventional farming practices for insight into choosing healthier food.
The United States Postal Service is set to issue 29-cent Herbs postcard stamps in five designs. Check them out here.
More and more are joining the meatless movement. Find out what meatless dishes have to offer you.
Tell America's largest chocolate company that slave labor and Valentine's Day chocolate don't mix.
The Herb Society of America will honor the rose this year at its annual spring symposium.
This year, The Herb Society of America's 2010 Educational Conference & Annual Meeting of Members is being held in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee.
Shocked that nearly everything in their Dallas home was made overseas, a family starts over and furnishes their home only with items made in the USA. ABC News challenges everyone to take a pledge to purchase products made in America.
During day two at The Herb Society of America's 2010 Educational Conference & Annual Meeting of Members we stopped for breakfast at the Centennial herb garden.
It's difficult to understand supplements when reputable sources just can't seem to get it right. The NPA recently challenged the Wall Street Journal about an article they published concerning dietary supplements. Read more.
On Thursday, March 10, our friends from the American Botanical Council hosted their annual ABCelebration. During the reception, three important people were recognized for their tremendous work in the herbal industry.
According to new research, American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) may lower fatigue in cancer patients.
The American Institute of Architects' most recent housing trends survey shows housing sizes inching back up again after the first declines in decades. Will people still want smaller houses in better economic times?
The symposium will feature a special guest lecturer, informational herbal workshops and a special garden tour.
The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, a coalition of retailers, industry trade associations, and food and beverage manufacturers, has announced that it will cut a combined 1.5 trillion calories from its members' products.
Concerned about Monsanto's Roundup Ready crops and genetic engineering of our food? Let President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack know.
The Herb Society of America (HSA) was invited by Lake Metroparks Farmpark to decorate a Christmas tree in their main lobby. Learn how they decorated the tree.
Join the Lemon Verbena Lady as she visits some community gardens in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia to get you ready for this year's gardening season.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reveals what sunscreen active ingredients are safe and unsafe and recommends resources to find natural sunscreens.
Don't forget to protect your skin this summer! Guest blogger Seleyn DeYarus discusses the importance of organic sunscreen for summertime enjoyment.
The Lemon Verbena Lady spends time with Jekka McVicar, the "Queen of Herbs," and shows her the sights of Pittsburgh with herb gardens, both public and private, a retail experience and a delicious lunch cooked with fresh herbs and ingredients.
Eschew corporate goods and instead choose handmade gifts for everyone on your list this holiday, using these excellent Etsy shops as a jumping-off point.
Guest blogger Stephanie Small reveals the similarities between Sumo wrestlers' diets and Americans' diets.
The Herb Channeler gets in gear to preserve the herbal harvest for the fall and winter months. Get ideas to freeze, dry and preserve your herbs as well as bring them indoors.