Gina takes her first step into sustainable living.
These pickled figs are sweet and slightly tangy, perfect for steak, Portabella mushrooms, cheese or ice cream.
The shopping website Hipcycle offers beautiful upcycled products for your home and garden.
You can make these pickles with cucumbers or a plethora of other fresh vegetables plucked from your own garden or farmers' market, including summer squash, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, onions and more.
Spring landscape clean-up means more compost riches.
Try even more of our favorite, flavorful herb pickling recipes. They only take minutes to make.
This cooling French tarragon-infused drink can help you quickly beat the summer heat.
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.
Jessica talks about the importance of volunteerism and service as she searches for some new ways to dedicate time.
Hipcycle.com offers new upcycled products for spring 2012
Guest blogger Jenn Leonard shares her experience with natural lawn nutrition service, Bio Green.
Although I’m not a mother, I find myself worrying about my future children’s health. What are your children eating for lunch at their schools?
Two students have created an inspirational blog that features one upcycling project—something made from discarded materials—each day. They've committed to keeping it going for 30 days, but with your help it could go forever.
Upcycling company TerraCycle is partnering with FritoLay North America to keep old chips bags out of landfills and turn them into new consumer products.
Guest blogger, Kathy, loves summer because she gets to enjoy canning pickles, which is one of her favorite pastimes.
Keep warm with hand-knitted scarves, hats and hand warmers from Icebox Knitting’s two lines of products made from upcycled materials.
After a drought wreaked havoc on her garden, a little rain perks this gardener and her plants right up.
Fall is the best time to replant herbs if you're in an area with moderate winter temperatures. Our guest blogger in Texas shares which herbs she planted this fall, including her newest addition Moujean tea (Nashia inaguensis), a lovely, fragrant shrubby herb.
Keep your home healthy and aromatic for the holidays!
Try this wonderfully herby and spicy recipe for pickling all of your garden favorites!
California architect Matthew Hofman gives a 1978 Airstream a good green makeover.
Denise Franklin's 280-square-foot cabin in British Columbia provides everything she needs--and more.
This quick Spicy Pickled Chard Stems recipe provides a great way to preserve beautiful rainbow chard stems, embrace root-to-stem cooking, and make use of food that would otherwise go to waste.
In the five months since its launch, Crush 100 percent recycled glass tile from Fireclay Tile has upcycled more than 55,000 pounds of glass from its local environment.
Add eco-friendly home décor to your space by displaying upcycled art such as vintage fabrics, old t-shirts, magazines and ephemera. Personalize your art with family memorabilia and a unique frame to make a one of a kind eco-friendly creation.
While giving her small home a deep green retrofit, designer Tracy Parker finds that reclaimed wood flooring is grounding and gorgeous.
While many indications point to house size shrinking in America, National Public Radio reports that the McMansion is far from dead.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares her love for beets and explains how to can and pickle beets so they can be enjoyed year-round.
Looking for more information on natural beauty and organic skin car? Check out these blogs!
DIY inspiration comes from the most unlikely places, even discarded materials we consider trash. These projects show you how versatile plastic bottles can be.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence finds a company that upcycles old yoga mats. Recycle Your Mat, a company founded by yogini Stephanie Stano in 2008 gives yoga mats a second life as an upcycled or recycled product.
Protect yourself from cold winter winds with homemade sweater mittens, hats and blankets.
Don’t toss out those old incandescent bulbs! Squeeze a little more life out of an old light bulb by turning it into a mini terrarium or tiny vase.
Cut old milk jugs into the shape of your choice, rough them up with sandpaper and string them together to make surprisingly pretty window shades that offer privacy while letting the sun shine in.
Wrap drinking glasses in handmade paper for pretty, easy-to-make vases and votive holders.
With no building experience but a lot of determination, Gary Zuker built an 800-square-foot straw-clay home on the shores of Lake Travis in Texas--for $40,000.
Learn more about two conferences that could open your mind to the world of herbal medicine.
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.
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.
It’s never too early to start thinking about planting your garden for the spring. I know I am already thinking about spring and warm weather. Spring officially starts Sunday, March 20th and it’s important to know when it is the right time to purchase your flowers and begin the planting process.
Lemon Verbena Lady continues her exploration of Shakespeare and the herbal flowers and herbs from his plays for a reader of The Herb Channeler. Also she updates some additional seed catalogs.
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.
Ditch the toxins in conventional laundry products. Keep your clothes clean with the best natural laundry detergent!
A graduate student experiences the comfort and efficiency of a superinsulated, passive solar home in Taos.
Writer Julia Normand reclaims the weathered wood doors from a Quonset hut on the edge of her Alaska homestead to decorate her living room wall and create a living history memorial to her husband’s family history in fishing.
Invite the birds into your yard with this simple bird feeder made from a toilet paper roll.
A wonderful, whimsical Austin eco-remodel is the playful expression of two highly creative minds.
Chris Larson's Asheville, North Carolina, home--already a superb example of smart, passive solar design--gets even better with the addition of solar hot water collectors.
The Mother Earth Living editors pick their top five favorite natural lip balms.
Give your locks the love they deserve with these five best natural shampoos, handpicked by the Mother Earth Living editors.
These six great natural and organic chocolate bars will satisfy your sweet tooth while paying mind to the earth.
Consuming too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease, yet most Americans consume more than the recommended amount. Reduce your sodium intake with these seven simple steps.
Ken Ruck wants to build a fully self-sustaining earthship on New York's Lower East Side.
Cool off with a glass of refreshing iced tea with the Mother Earth Living Editors’ Picks of the best iced tea varieties for summer.