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5/12/2009
Eating local doesn’t have to be limiting or expensive. Learn how to eat local using tips from the book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.
6/24/2010
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz shares her tips for having a green Fourth of July with healthy food and a fun, waste-free atmosphere.
4/18/2012
Gather herbs for crafting herbal remedies with our expert help. We share basic guidelines for determining the appropriate time of year to harvest each part of a plant and teach you how to harvest herbs from gardens.
4/25/2011
The United States imports more than $2.2 trillion worth of products from 150 countries every year. That's just crazy, given all the benefits that buying locally can bring to both consumers and communities.
11/23/2010
A ForestEthics report calls out the American Forest and Paper Association-backed Sustainable Forestry Initiative label for not protecting forests.
3/16/2009
First Lady Michelle Obama’s love for local food has the nation wanting to know more about how to eat in-season. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence offers a healthy helping of advice on how to eat local.
12/8/2010
The U.S. Green Building Council singles out the Forest Stewardship Council as the only trusted wood certifier.
1/15/2010
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove considers rainwater cistern options for harvesting rainwater at her sustainable Tennessee farmhouse that she is building to LEED standards.
5/12/2011
Whether you want it for tea or some other project, handling stinging nettle during harvesting does not have to be painful.
7/22/2009
Health care providers in Madison, Wisconsin, have teamed up with community-supported agriculture groups to provide rebates for buying local produce.
3/30/2011
As farmers markets open across the country, here are 10 good reasons to get out and support your local farmers. (The freshest seasonal food is just a part of it.)
8/10/2011
Made from recycled aluminum and stainless steel, MasterShield Gutter Protection can protect gutters from falling debris and inclement weather and can earn a home LEED points.
11/30/2011
Although winter is setting in, that doesn't mean an end to the garden season in desert climates! Get inspired by this beautiful rainwater-harvesting, food-producing desert landscape!
8/4/2011
Cutting and drying herbs can be a great way for kids to learn about them.
5/16/2008
One editor discovers mountain basil at her local Farmer's Market.
5/22/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson is attending the Business Alliance of Local Living Economies and reporting on rural economic development strategies.
6/17/2009
One restaurant owner in Chicago relies on local farms for outstanding in-season herbs and other produce.
10/15/2009
We may have found the perfect pineapple sage jelly recipe. Read the recipe.
10/1/2009
You should try the Lemon Verbena Lady's version of a Certo recipe for Herbed Garlic Jelly.
6/22/2011
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore harvests her first round of fresh spinach from the garden to bring to the dinner table.
10/20/2009
Use fresh tarragon as the main ingredient in vinegars, salad dressings, and rotisserie herbed chicken recipes to extend its harvest.
8/22/2013
Use this simple recipe to preserve fresh tomatoes as freezable stewed tomatoes.
9/24/2009
Celebrate the significance of the autumnal equinox with these harvest recipes.
9/8/2009
Learn how to use leftover basil from your summer harvest to create delicious scented basil jellies.
11/11/2011
In more shocking news about the honey on U.S. store shelves, a Food Safety News study analyzes more than 60 jars of honey and finds that nearly all of them have been ultra-filtered to disguise their potentially tainted and toxic origins.
12/28/2009
I had one of the best pork chops of my life last night, thanks to a homegrown hog and Nancy, also known to our blog friends as The Lemon Verbena Lady.
11/10/2008
This Thanksgiving I am treating myself to a local, great tasting, eco-friendly turkey, thanks to my CSA farmer.  
1/6/2010
As a new year unfolds, Natural Home forecasts 2010 predictions—and it's good news—Americans will become smarter, greener consumers.
11/12/2012
Guest blogger Erica Binns continues her search for silk flowers and local music for her eco-friendly wedding.
3/17/2011
Maybe you're a locavore, or a flexitarian. But have you thought about how to make eating meat more sustainable, humane, or local?
2/1/2012
Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Monroe County is hosting the Master Gardener Plant Sale in May. Find out why you won't want to miss it.
9/21/2010
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.
9/7/2011
Help ring in another fall season with these tasty treats.
4/4/2012
Try this delicious recipe for salty, crunchy stinging nettle chips made fresh from the garden.
6/18/2010
Summertime in Texas means heat, humidity, and a thriving herb garden. The time is right to harvest basil and parsley.
6/28/2011
Oregon's Wild Harvest Immuni Tea is packed full of many beneficial medicinal herbs that can help with the prevention and treatment of dozens of ailments from constipation to headache relief.
10/7/2009
Before we go into mourning over the loss of our favorite fresh herb, basil, let's consider these five ways to stretch out our basil  harvest.
5/12/2010
There are many ways to use parsley in your home. Enter for a chance to win parsley seed packets.
7/30/2014
Use up your herb harvest to whip together this creamy herb dip recipe in under five minutes and serve it as a dip or use it as a spread for your favorite wraps.
11/14/2011
No one will miss the meat when you serve up fabulous vegetarian versions of Thanksgiving favorites. Try two versions of mushroom stuffing, mushroom gravy or delicious roasted Brussels sprouts this holiday!
8/11/2010
Editorial intern Samantha Schwartz plans for healthy eating in the Grinnell College dining hall.
7/22/2010
Give the grocery store a rest and try some fresh local food options. Check out the nearest farmer's market, or look into joining a CSA.
1/20/2010
Jessica begins anew the hunt for eco-friendly, local wedding flowers.
10/19/2011
Jessica revisits Maison Madeleine, a beautifully restored historic Southern French cottage.
4/29/2011
Jessy Rushing explores a fun, locally owned nursery called Diggin' It  in Texas.
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!
6/22/2010
Find inspiration from your local farmer’s markets and experiment with unique, fresh vegetables. Guest blogger KyLynn Hull explains her experience.
7/1/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace shares her newfound love for farm-fresh eggs after experiencing rich, nutritious eggs at DeLoach Vineyards in Santa Rosa, California.
12/30/2010
Editorial assistant Susan Melgren shares her healthy living goals for the next year.
12/11/2012
In the summer of 2008, one guest blogger started reading Rosemary’s Sampler, an herb blog by two of her two favorite sisters from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and was inspired to start writing her own blog: Lemon Verbena Lady’s Herb Garden.
1/9/2012
A National Restaurant Association survey found that serving more local food tops chefs expected trends for 2012! Keep you home diet seasonal and local, too, with this vegetarian recipe featuring winter vegetables.


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