Fair Trade Chocolate
World Day Against Child Labor is this weekend and elementary students in New York are asking Hershey to stop exploiting their peers in Africa.
Taza Chocolate introduces a new 87% dark chocolate bar to the Stone Ground line – the Taza 87% Bolivian Stone Ground Chocolate Bar.
These six great natural and organic chocolate bars will satisfy your sweet tooth while paying mind to the earth.
Celebrate and spread the word about Fair Trade food and products with a World Fair Trade Day breakfast on May 14.
Tell America's largest chocolate company that slave labor and Valentine's Day chocolate don't mix.
How you spend your money matters more than ever these days. Here’s an easy way to connect with your community and make your dollars count.
Deliciously cool off this summer with these naturally-sweetened chocolate ice cream toppings made with fair trade cocoa.
The Fair Tracing Project’s digital tracking technology supports fair trade by providing a stream of information to consumers.
Celebrate and spread the word about Fair Trade food and products with a World Fair Trade Day breakfast on May 14.
Give Mom a gift that offers fair wages and opportunity to people and communities in developing countries. There are now more Fair Trade products available than ever.
Target Red Shop offers Lulan Artisans’ fair trade clutch bags to help build better lives for weavers in southeast Asia and end human trafficking.
Meet Lydia, a fairy scientist set out to discover the secret world of fairies.
Baskets make great storage, helping you to reduce clutter around the house. Add a touch of character and culture to your home’s décor with a fair trade storage basket.
Mystic Masala offers Ayurveda-based candles, soaps, and body products made from sustainable herbs and fair trade methods in Nepal.
Eco-friendly jewelry is in style. Check out these variations of green, fashionable jewelry: newspaper jewelry, recycled jewelry and instrument string jewelry.
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps' fair trade, hemp almond pure castile soaps are a competitive rival to conventional formulas in both moisturizing capabilities and scent.
After weeks of planning (and a little bit of panicking), the Natural Home team finishes decorating the Blair House and State Department for the holidays with a selection of fair trade, artisan-made items that benefit our planet and its citizens.
Get inspired with these 10 New Year’s Resolutions you can make to help yourself, humanity, and the planet.
We found another cute garden decor idea. Check it out!
Leading organic personal-care products company Badger celebrates national Fair Trade Month 2010 one fair trade-certified cocoa butter kiss at a time.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence reviews the sustainably minded Fairmont Hotels.
Create a healthier Halloween for your family by choosing secondhand costumes, nontoxic face paints, fair trade candy and smart snacks.
Apartment Therapy's smart, comprehensive guide to the best summer flea markets and salvaging spots nationwide just might influence your summer travel plans.
Make faerie dust with the wee folks in your family to get them interested in herbs at a young age.
Third-party certifications are extremely helpful. While you’re out shopping, look for the following logos.
Grow herbs indoors over the winter months with this simple gardening idea.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Nicobella Vegan Organic Dark Chocolate Truffles.
New research suggests that with every piece of chocolate you devour, your heart may get a little healthier.
Dark chocolate may be good for more than just antioxidants—it might protect your body from a range of health conditions, including heart failure and strokes.
Discover delightful garden projects for kids. The author of the Fairy House Handbook shows you how to make fabulous fairy creations out of mud.
One guest blogger loves building fairy houses for kids and with kids. She never ceases to be amazed at their instinct for this activity. They see things in nature to use and create with that we could never imagine. Check out some fairy garden ideas from the brightest children.
The Federal Trade Commission is creating stricter guidelines for environmental marketing. Could this lead to a crackdown on greenwashing campaigns?
SunRidge Farms’ All-Natural Milk Chocolate Rainbow Drops feature natural premium quality chocolate and real vanilla in a pure cane sugar shell in seven beautiful colors, each of which is naturally derived from vegetable juice.
Bake a delicious chocolate cake next time you throw a party. The secret ingredient? Beets!
New studies discover the health benefits of dark chocolate, which include helping people relieve stress.
Flavonoids in cocoa can decrease blood pressure, improve circulation and lower cholesterol.
Beat the winter blues with this warming mint hot chocolate recipe.
Going to be in the Seattle area the first weekend in June? Then join us at the Mother Earth News Fair, a fun, family-friend event focused on sustainability.
Lemon Verbena Lady is anxious to get planting new herbs in her herb garden. She explores the wonderful world of herb plant catalogs both in print and online in three installments because there is just so much herbal information to pass along!
Although most of us would love a lush landscape or garden, in reality, few of us have the time, space or other resources available to maintain one. Whether you’re short on space or short on time, these small space garden
Learn how to be health conscious when your candy cravings start this Halloween.
This Vegan German Chocolate Cake is just as decadent and satisfying as the classic dessert.
Create kissable cheeks with hot chocolate. Is this a crazy idea or would you try it?
Experts provide a few more reasons why snacking on this sweet is good for your health.
Every year—every day, in fact—we learn something new. During my time working for The Herb Companion I have learned a lot. Here are 10 of the most interesting things I learned about herbs in 2010.
The Federal Trade Commission’s proposed revisions to its environmental marketing guidelines would make it more difficult for marketers to make false green claims for their products.
Guest blogger Kathleen Gasperini shares one of the challenges of urban farming: traveling while the garden is ready to harvest!
Start decreasing your reliance on store-bought, pre-packaged foods by preserving produce at the peak of the season. Try this easy recipe for homemade sauerkraut and enjoy this season’s cabbage crop all year.
The Herb Companion magazine recently attended the first ever Mother Earth News Fair. We hope you can come visit us at the next one!
Jessica visits the 890-acre farm belonging to the nonprofit Seed Savers Exchange, the largest nongovernmental seed bank in the U.S. and a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving our nations heirloom seeds and biodiversity.
Here are some highlights from my workshop, "Make Your Own Green Cleaners—for Pennies" at the Mother Earth News Fair. Throw away your chemical cleaners and get your home sparkling the healthy way!
People with pale skin may have more troubles than being unable to get a summer tan, a new study suggests.
Jessica reports about all the fun and wonderful information at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington.
Jessica invites readers to visit her at the upcoming Green Festival in Seattle and the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington.
Editor in Chief K.C. Compton interviews some experts who are spreading the word on herbs.
Concerned about Monsanto's Roundup Ready crops and genetic engineering of our food? Let President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack know.
The Lemon Verbena Lady has been enjoying the 2012 Herb of the Year, the rose, in her garden. In this post, she shares her five favorite roses and instructions for how to make a delectable Rose Petal Jam.
Cut back on sugar at breakfast time with this chocolate cherry breakfast cookie recipe, a perfect alternative to the conventional cereal bar.
Learn how to incoporate healthy, antioxidant-rich superfoods into your daily meals.
July 19th is National Ice Cream Day, so celebrate with these delicious ice cream recipes.
Take a look at these exotic herbs that you can add to your garden.
This sweet cake is the perfect addition to a cup of tea, a brunch or dessert!
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz marries raspberries with dark chocolate to make these decadent cupcakes.
A new study suggests chocolate can help maintain healthy arteries. Its antioxidants reduce the risk for CAC. Read more.
Enjoy any holiday with special homemade herb-and-chocolate treats!
Higher in antioxidants and key nutrients, organic dark chocolate and wine make for heart-healthy Valentine’s Day gifts.
Spice up your Valentine’s Day with this chili chocolate pots de crème recipe with salted caramel sauce.
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.
Conventional fabrics are doused in chemicals that can make you sick. Choose healthy, organic fabrics made from sustainable materials.
In Costa Rica, all the elements are in place for a Slow Food revolution. Check out the organic bounty--and enjoy a delicious gourmet take on a traditional native dish.
These three health-food bars by Barre comprise of nutritious (and delicious) superfoods. Made with the dancer in mind, these bars are perfect for anyone needing an extra boost of energy while keeping the calorie-count down.
Based on a "Brownie Blind Taste Test" recently conducted, Dancing Deer's all-natural, baked-from-scratch brownies won the taste test battle by a wide margin.
TV personality and author Chris Kilham, founder of Medicine Hunter, says schisandra, cacao and San Pedro cactus could replace many common pharmaceuticals--without the onerous side effects.
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!
These delicious, healthful cookies are made with almond meal, coconut oil, dark chocolate chips and maple syrup.
Take part in a few of the things I love the most about Valentine’s Day, whether you’re spending the day with a special sweetheart, close friends or treasured members of your family.
Whip up this batch of chocolate and coconut granola for a grain-free granola recipe that’s packed with healthful nuts and seeds.
What you eat throughout the day can affect how you sleep at night. Avoid these five foods for a better night’s sleep.
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.
With fall here, try these vegan versions of classic comfort foods: nachos, sloppy Joes and Swedish meatballs from Hilary’s Eat Well.
The Lemon Verbena Lady has a wonderful harvest of lemon verbena leaves to use in cooking and crafts. She has also discovered a new pest that may be trying to harm her favorite herb.
Need to save money on Valentine’s Day gifts this year? Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren shares six simple ideas for homemade gifts to give your sweetheart.
Stuck indoors? Brighten up a rainy summer day with these fun, green activities.
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.
The upcoming Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, Mother Earth News Fair promises hundreds of presentations on sustainable, self-reliant living; dozens of animals on display; delicious food; and tons of fun.