Gifts That Give
The Herb Companion editors have found some gifts that give back to charities that are making a difference.
When you’re wrapping up your holiday shopping, consider shopping for a good cause. By giving all of your loved ones Cookies for Kids' Cancer this holiday season you may help bring kids with cancer that much closer to a cure.
Jessica talks about the importance of volunteerism and service as she searches for some new ways to dedicate time.
This holiday season, Nordic Naturals is proud to promote the ‘Buy One, Pass it On’ campaign, which seeks to provide Ultimate Omega products to veterans and soldiers, both stateside and abroad.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares what she's learned about the challenges of mass producing eco-friendly products that meet our own tough criteria.
Try growing chervil in your garden this spring. Also, enter our latest garden giveawy by leaving us a comment, explaining how you would use the plant.
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list--all under $50!
WorldofGood.com by eBay sells ethically sourced and eco-friendly products.
Editorial intern Samantha Schwartz looks for green Father’s Day gifts any dad would love.
HerbKits.com has an array of products for the newly-competitive indoor herb garden lifestyle. Read my review of how these kits "stack up".
Calendula is an easy flower to grow. Plant in full sun flower beds, containers, and vegetable and herb gardens.
If you're growing cilantro plants, sow the seed directly in your garden to use in various dishes.
It's officially seed catalog season. The Herb Companion has been receiving tons and tons of beautiful seed catalogs. Check out my favorite ornamental echinaceas from Burpee. Enter for a chance to win some yourself.
Conventional bedding is full of toxic chemicals that outgas while you sleep. Don’t settle for a chemical-laden bed—win an organic bedroom from Lifekind!
Grow spinach (Spinacia oleracea 'Bloomsdale Long Standing') from seed this spring with this garden giveaway.
This Mother's Day, celebrate “Mom” than with the gift of pure relaxation. These five calming handmade Mother's Day gifts will leave her feeling nourished, grounded, peaceful and ready for the daily challenges and triumphs of motherhood.
Finally, the Top Four Autumn Gardening Products are revealed! See my top picks of the best items for a fun fall of indoor gardening. Part II.
If you find your back hurting while gardening, or if it’s just too hard on the knees to bend down for weeding, there’s a product you need to try out: The Wearable Gardening Stool.
It's time for fall gardening, indoor gardening and spring preparation. In preparation, do you know which products to choose and which to lose? Check out my picks for the best autumn gardening products! Part I.
If you're not tech-savvy, gifts kids’ll like are hard to come by. If you don’t want to waste your money on some electrical gadget that’ll likely be outdated the day after you buy it, check out these fun, garden terrariums. They even come in different themes!
The Herb Companion is partnering with Poppy Swap, a new online herbal marketplace, to bring you a free herbal product of your choice.
Grow chervil this spring for a mild gourmet flavor.
Grow the kind of dill that fits your gardening and dining style. Also, comment to enter our latest garden giveaway!
Get maximum flavor and brilliant color in a small garden space with peppers.
When lettuce is finished in your garden, sow chard seed for fresh greens all summer. Enter for a chance to win chard seed packets.
Ratatouille is a delicious way to preserve a lot of garden produce fast. Also, comment to win a French thyme seed packet.
Thyme is a very useful and decorative herb in the garden and in the kitchen.
Four-o’clocks are an old favorite that have been around a long time. There is a reason why they have been in your family garden for generations. Comment for your chance to win four-o'clock seeds, courtesy Renee's Garden.
Chives are a cool-season, cold-tolerant perennial that love full sun and well-drained soil. Get your chance to grow chives from seed in your garden by entering our special garden giveaway. Ends March 7, 2012!
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.
Stumped on what to give your friend or family member with an apartment garden? Try one of these ideas for gifts for gardeners.
Instead of flowers, give a homemade token of your friendship and support.
Need a last-minute gift? Pick up one of these eco-friendly gifts for everyone on your list.
Jessica's favorite green gifts for the upcoming holiday season are stylish and eco-friendly.
DIY gifts are an inexpensive way to give your loved ones personalized gifts this Christmas. Get started with these easy DIY gift ideas.
Infusing spirits with your favorite herbs and spices is a fun and easy way to stock your bar for holiday entertaining. They also make the loveliest gift for a cocktail enthusiast!
Instead of buying your friends gifts for the holidays this year, save money and lighten your impact on the planet by making homemade gifts. These ideas will get you started.
Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is a biennial, meaning it takes two years to mature and reproduce. Get your chance to grow parsley from seed in your garden by entering our special garden giveawy. Ends April 2, 2012!
Once you have this herb in your garden, you will never be without cutting leaf celery. It's a perfect container plant to grow close by the kitchen door.
Don't get stuck growing just one kind of basil. Try one of these basils for extra flavor and fragrance.
Get to know Traditional Community Herbalist Kristine Brown and enter to win a subscription to Herbal Roots Zine, a great resource for teaching kids about herbs!
This garden favorite is great for salads, mesclun mixes, pastas and pizza. Comment for your chance to win a packet of arugula seeds from Renee's Garden.
Discover one of our guest bloggers favorite heirloom seeds, lemon basil. Then learn more about unique heirlooms.
There are many ways to use parsley in your home. Enter for a chance to win parsley seed packets.
Although pickling is the most well known use for dill, don't forget all the wonderful ways to include this herb in your life. Enter for a chance to win dill 'Dukat' seed packets.
These tiny, sweet strawberries are hard to find but perfect for any home gardener. Enter for a chance to win strawberry seed packets.
Enter Natural Home’s Go Solar Giveaway to win a solar hot water heating system from Sunward.
Vegetable soup is the reward a summer's worth of hard work in the garden can produce. Spring is the time for spring cleaning, emptying the freezer and washing canning jars.
Germinate your favorite parsley indoors this winter to get a head start on spring gardening. Enter for a chance to win parsley seed packets.
Win sunflower seeds, attract pollinators and help bee populations in your area.
Enter the Go Solar Giveaway Sweepstakes for a chance to win a solar powered hot water system valued at over $10,000.
Honor your traditions in a more sustainable way—while still pleasing your children—with these six eco-friendly gift ideas for kids.
Looking for a last minute Christmas gift? Look no further! This adorable gift from the garden is inexpensive, easy to make and enriched with sentiment, courtesy of our good friends at Botanical Interests.
Protect children's health and the environment by choosing responsibly made toys that are free of lead and other toxins.
Looking for the perfect gesture of appreciation this weekend? Try these homemade Mother's Day gift ideas.
I make the cookie-of-the-month for my brother-in-law, and he loves it.
With all the wonderful products that walk across our desks here at Natural Home, here are a few that have stood out during the holiday season. Grab these last-minute gifts for your friends, family, or even yourself. And remember: Green is not just for the holidays. Any of these products would be great year round.
This year, give a gift that keeps giving. We tell you how with the help of the folks at The Nature Conservancy.
Give your dad an herbal-themed gift basket this Father’s Day.
Higher in antioxidants and key nutrients, organic dark chocolate and wine make for heart-healthy Valentine’s Day gifts.
The Herb Companion recently discovered One Love Organics—a company that focuses on making four sustainable beauty products. Comment to enter for a chance to win some of their products.
Lemon Verbena Lady finally makes a holiday-inspired craft—dried herb wreaths—from one of her favorite Christmas books. It repurposes your old potpourri into charming mini wreaths for gift giving or decorating. Part two will show you how to make a mini spice wreath.
Lemon Verbena Lady finishes her other holiday-inspired craft, mini spice wreaths. This DIY project is a perfect way to use up those extra holiday spices you may have in your pantry. This project is quick, easy and will fill your house with the aroma of holiday classics.
In need of an earth-conscious gift that won’t put a dent in your wallet? Check out these seven eco-friendly gifts—all under $40.
Send plantable greeting cards to your loved ones. It's something they will enjoy well into gardening season.
Forgo store-bought goods this year in favor of a homemade gift. These homemade Valentine’s Day gift ideas are sure to meet your time, talents and budget!
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
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.