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12/20/2010
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.
12/10/2014
Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone this holiday season? Check out these 30 awesome eco-friendly gift ideas!
12/13/2011
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.
6/15/2011
Here is the ideal guide for architects, engineers, interior designers, project managers, facility managers, and building owners for understanding the project certification process for the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
2/1/2011
The fight against obsesity continues; the Dietary Guidelines for Americans unveiled its new dietary guidelines. Learn what the guidelines say and what that means for America.
12/13/2013
Stumped on what to give your friend or family member with an apartment garden? Try one of these ideas for gifts for gardeners.
11/28/2007
Jessica's favorite green gifts for the upcoming holiday season are stylish and eco-friendly.
6/15/2009
Give your dad an herbal-themed gift basket this Father’s Day.
2/24/2011
The new USDA guidelines about sodium intake may be daunting, but it is possible to lower your salt consumption and still have delicious herbal meals.
11/23/2011
Send plantable greeting cards to your loved ones. It's something they will enjoy well into gardening season.
12/9/2011
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.
5/4/2010
Using recycled giftwrap as a table runner makes for an easy, inexpensive and eco-friendly DIY wedding decor project.
12/6/2012
Honor your traditions in a more sustainable way—while still pleasing your children—with these six eco-friendly gift ideas for kids.
11/9/2011
This year, give a gift that keeps giving. We tell you how with the help of the folks at The Nature Conservancy.
12/13/2013
Be inspired by these eco-friendly Christmas gift wrapping ideas that are fun, easy, and decorative ways to wrap your holiday gifts this season.
12/10/2010
Use scraps and other 'trash' to wrap gifts—and forego the wasteful virgin paper.
11/11/2011
Personalize your gift giving with a unique herb garden gift. While this time of year conjures images of poinsettias that fade and collect dust long before the holiday festivities are done, a customized herb kit is a meaningful gift that will provide fresh herbs and provide naturally lush décor for many months afterward.
12/21/2011
Wrap your holiday gifts with these gift-wrapping ideas that reuse materials from around the house.
11/25/2008
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.
6/21/2011
There's a new graphic in town ready to help you with your dietary needs and help you craft each healthy and delicious meal you put on your plate.
4/25/2012
New guidelines suggest using butterbur root extract can drastically reduce the frequency of migraines.
11/26/2013
America's Best Organics introduces American-made gift box.
12/10/2008
Are you going to be in the LA-area this weekend? Hit up Eco Gift Festival for good, green shopping.
12/7/2011
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list--all under $50!
11/23/2009
WorldofGood.com by eBay sells ethically sourced and eco-friendly products.
6/10/2010
Editorial intern Samantha Schwartz looks for green Father’s Day gifts any dad would love.
8/25/2008
HerbKits.com has an array of products for the newly-competitive indoor herb garden lifestyle.  Read my review of how these kits "stack up".
8/7/2014
This recipe for spiced nuts makes a quick and tasty snack or gift.
12/28/2009
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
6/27/2013
Learn more about our new (and free!) Guide to Herbal Remedies resource app. This guide makes herbal health simple by breaking down 20 herbs you should know and 20 health concerns you probably want to know more about.
1/15/2014
Learn more about our new Guide to Healing Herbs resource app. This digital issue contains comprehensive information about growing, cooking and, best of all, healing with herbs in a handy mobile format.
2/2/2012
Learn to craft herbal medicine at home or in the wild using the folk method. This informative and useful guide provides helpful tips and step-by-step instructions for making tinctures the traditional way.
4/25/2013
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.
10/22/2008
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.  
9/15/2008
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.
10/22/2008
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.
9/29/2008
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! 
2/22/2011
When Joan King Salwen is invited to speak with Bill and Melinda Gates about The Power of Half, she learns how valuable homemade gifts can be.
8/10/2011
Try this wonderfully herby and spicy recipe for pickling all of your garden favorites!
12/10/2009
If your holiday’s on a budget, give a gourmet holiday gift like biscotti.
5/16/2012
Today, the Environmental Working Group released its 2012 Sunscreen Guide. See where your favorite sunscreen sits on the list.
4/13/2010
Follow these tips to pick the best carrier oils for aromatherapy blends.
2/4/2010
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.
12/22/2011
December 25th is right around the corner. If you’re looking for a last-minute gift this holiday season, make these Relaxing Sage and Lavender Bath Salts. This homemade gift is budget-friendly, is quick and easy to make and speaks from the heart.
2/24/2011
Instead of flowers, give a homemade token of your friendship and support.
12/8/2011
Need a last-minute gift? Pick up one of these eco-friendly gifts for everyone on your list.
12/22/2011
DIY gifts are an inexpensive way to give your loved ones personalized gifts this Christmas. Get started with these easy DIY gift ideas.
11/17/2014
Use these craft hacks, that we've collected from Pinterest, to create handmade gifts this holiday season.
12/5/2011
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!
6/1/2011
Celebrate the father figures in your life with these ideas for herbal gifts.
7/15/2013
Peruse our articles about healthy living from the July/August 2013 issue. In this issue we teach you how to enjoy your bountiful garden harvest all year; give you product recommendations to create a healthier, simpler, more self-sufficient home; show you simple solutions for quick breakfasts; discuss the basics of simple and affordable DIY body-care products; and much more!
2/16/2012
Use these five excellent resources for help planning a productive, healthy, money-saving vegetable garden this spring.
8/9/2011
The Center for Health, Environment and Justice’s 2011 Back to School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies helps parents find safer and affordable school supplies for their children.
12/13/2010
Make the holidays a little easier (and more natural) with these 10 gift and decorating ideas.
12/20/2010
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.
12/9/2011
Protect children's health and the environment by choosing responsibly made toys that are free of lead and other toxins.
5/3/2011
Looking for the perfect gesture of appreciation this weekend? Try these homemade Mother's Day gift ideas.
12/11/2008
I make the cookie-of-the-month for my brother-in-law, and he loves it.
12/22/2008
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.
1/23/2013
Higher in antioxidants and key nutrients, organic dark chocolate and wine make for heart-healthy Valentine’s Day gifts.
12/7/2011
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.
12/11/2011
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.
12/11/2012
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.
2/7/2011
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!
11/8/2011
The Herb Companion editors have found some gifts that give back to charities that are making a difference.
12/17/2012
This holiday season, avoid the shopping frenzy and make your own gifts straight from the heart. These homemade holiday gift ideas are fun and should cover nearly everyone on your shopping list.
1/2/2012
As the paper garden catalog is slowly sinking in the west, the Lemon Verbena Lady is searching out herb seed catalogs and websites offering the best seed catalogs and herb seeds of every kind. This is the first installment of several catalog and website postings.
12/6/2013
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.


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