malama ka `aina
Follow a young greenie through the Hawaiian practice of malama ka `aina and create a craft that honors this way of life.
Dress up plain kale chips with sesame seeds and lemon zest.
As we watch the devastation's aftermath in Japan, the world will learn valuable lessons from a culture that reveres service to others, deep acceptance and community.
The KangerHanger Pouch Bag from The Green Garmento serves multiple uses, making it the ultimate reusable bag and eliminating the need for plastic dry cleaning bags.
Ever wondered: what is kamut? Learn the history of this ancient grain, and put it to good use with this Kushari recipe.
Many of Cynthia's plants, such as bluebonnet and Kaffir lime, had a difficult battle during the winter. They are now blooming in her early spring garden.
Last weekend—the second anniversary of the tornado that destroyed the small town of Greensburg, Kansas—residents invited the public to see its progress toward becoming one of the first green towns in the United States. Greensburg homeowners and business owners have rebuilt much of the town with eco-friendly construction materials.
This marinade not only tenderizes meats and chicken, but it also has a wonderful zesty taste that is easy to get hooked on!
Switch out old, rusted windows for new, stylish ones while cutting down on energy costs by choosing new windows wisely.
Learn about the food sovereignty movement and what it means to you.
Certain herbal supplements can cause severe heart and liver damage.
As you combat dry facial skin this winter, consider using a moisturizing face mask, such as Kahina Antioxidant Mask, once a week to treat your skin to an extra dose of high-power hydration.
Kathy Amen grows pumpkins straight out of a fairy tale.
Guest blogger, Kathy, loves summer because she gets to enjoy canning pickles, which is one of her favorite pastimes.
Kathy Amen's Nectarine Oatmeal Cobbler is a great fresh fruit recipe combined with the taste of classic chewy oatmeal cookies.
Hammocks and High Tea designer and founder Karen Young describes the creative process and the steps it takes to create a sustainable home decor line.
Native Kansas plants are being researched in this project, launched by environmental studies faculty members at the University of Kansas to promote traditional ecological knowledge.
Kale is gaining popularity as a healthy, versatile superfood in the kitchen. Kale can be used for cooking soups, salads, stews and can be eaten raw or cooked.
"Help! My plant is under insect attack - what are they, what will they do to my other plants and how can I attack back?" Find out here!
Thanks to the practice of bluing, optical brighteners can be found in a variety of household products. Find out what optical brighteners are and how these chemicals may be affecting your health.
Make this succotash recipe to use up your garden's excess of squash, corn and zucchini.
Alabama Chanin makes sumptuous fabrics from scraps, Mona Hoffman imagines the people she's crafting each lamp for as she makes it, and potter Shiho Kanzaki believes that attitude is everything. These are a few of my favorite wabi-sabi artists.
When it comes to “going green” at home, the purpose is clear: to conserve and manage your home’s energy intake and expenditure. A good start, especially during the hot months of summer, would be to take a look at fiberglass windows.
If you suffer from bouts of anxiety, there’s no need to panic—or pop a prescription pill. Try these natural remedies for relieving anxiety.
Kathy Amen was excited to share photos of her home with The Herb Companion. She has been inspired to plant more herbs and build a greenhouse for them out of salvaged windows.
When seeking out natural flooring materials such as hardwood, bamboo, cork and natural stone for your home, consider the pros and cons of each option.
Want to take advantage of the health benefits of kale but don't know how to eat it? Brian Patton, author of The Sexy Vegan Cookbook, shares five ways to eat kale.
Try your hand at this DIY apron project made with recycled jeans.
Combine spending quality time with your kids and cleaning house. These 11 tips can help you effectively maintain balance by cleaning with your kids.
The health benefits of kale are greater than
those of any other vegetable. Kale provides nutrients that fight off sickness
and diseases and has a low environmental impact.
The health benefits of kale are greater than those of many other vegetables. Kale provides nutrients that fight off sickness and diseases and has a low environmental impact.
Spice up your Meatless Monday with a recipe borne out of fresh produce at the farmers market. Blogger Jennifer Rose uses local acorn squash and baby kale to make a delicious vegetarian meal.
Natural Home beauty blogger Kim Wallace reviews Kaylala’s No. 7 Afterglow Rejuvenating Serum, which is made from moisturizing ingredients such as emu oil, organinc evening primrose oil, vitamin E and jojoba oil.
Reach for these taste-tested, healthy granola bars next time you need a snack.
A few jayhawks planted a medicinal garden at the University of Kansas.
The Guerilla Gardener continues Operation Slippery Slope in downtown Kansas City.
The Guerilla Gardener continues his mission with Operation Slippery Slope in Kansas City, Missouri.
The Lemon Verbena Lady and her Herbal Companion celebrated Herbfest and the 2011 Herb of the Year, horseradish, at The Village Herb Shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. This was an herbal destination not to be missed.
Guest blogger Kathleen Gasperini shares one of the challenges of urban farming: traveling while the garden is ready to harvest!
Guest blogger Kathleen Gasperini documents her journey to becoming a successful urban farmer in Los Angeles.
Munch and crunch on nutritious kale chips with this easy recipe!
Gorgeous greens and fresh mint make a tasty, healthy, and quick soup.
Smothered in a hearty walnut cream sauce this steamed kale recipe is sure to please everyone, even the naysayers.
This restorative chicken, kale and sweet potato soup recipe is not only nourishing, but colorful and delicious with a hint of smoky bacon.
One guest blogger recently discovered that you can make homemade terrariums from everyday household items already hanging around the house. Check it out now.
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich. Benefit from all these healthful properties by mixing it with milk.
The Voynich Manuscript is an ancient book that has puzzled experts and scientists for years. But an important piece of the puzzle may have been solved. Read more.
The world's largest garden yields an abundance of fruits and vegetables, some easily recognized, others, a new experience! A mystery herb appeared in our box of organic vegetables this week. What in the world is stevia?
Overuse of hand sanitizers can lead to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Here’s why you should keep hand sanitizer and endocrine disruptors such as triclosan out of the classroom.
Don’t throw out that old makeup compact! Repurpose and reuse it. Here are the top ten upcycled projects you can do with cosmetic containers whether you’re an expert crafter or not.
If the greeting cards you received over the holidays are too pretty to toss, turn to these simple reuse solutions! From homemade photo albums to DIY gift tags, we’ve got you covered.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural body wash from Kathy's Family.
My home is going nearly 100 percent solar thanks to a local solar leasing program.
Kansas City's 18Broadway project is a superb example of how to capture and store rainwater to grow food in the heart of downtown.
The Guerilla Gardener finds that his downtown Kansas City guerilla garden has been vandalized. Find out his next plan of action to keep fresh herbs and vegetables growing in downtown Kansas City.
A handful of cities has implemented a new service that lets residents stop junk mail. If your city isn't one of them, you have options to keep wasteful, unwanted solicitations and catalogs out of your mailbox.
Concerned about GMOs in your family's food? Take action.
Craving fresh food during the long winter months? Here are nine vegetables that you can find fresh in February--and great ways to prepare and serve them.
It's not too late to plant cover crops to increase your garden soil's fertility and enhance garden beauty this winter.
According to Physorg.com, about 26 percent of herbs and 20 percent of spices sold in Spain are contaminated by various bacteria. Read more.
A recent study tested the effects that tart cherry juice has on fibryomyalgia patients and discovered marginal benefits in patient's muscle strength.
I recently stumbled upon this great gardening tip. This project is an environmentally fun way to plant herbs.
Learn more about blue cohosh's medicinal uses.
Discover how herb gardens were used in ancient Greece.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale), a common spice that was considered a luxury more than 5,000 years ago, has a very rich history.
The wild tomatillo plant may provide the compounds needed to win the fight against cancer.
Medication isn't your only option for allergy relief. Give these at-home remedies a try.
With fall here, try these vegan versions of classic comfort foods: nachos, sloppy Joes and Swedish meatballs from Hilary’s Eat Well.
Herbs and cheese go great together in the kitchen and offer an array of flavor. Try our recipes.
Herbs can help increase fertility in men and women, but it's not recommended to take fertility drugs and herbs at the same time.
These three herbal staples treat acne, treat eczema and reduce inflammation.
Take a look at these exotic herbs that you can add to your garden.
Learn more about the peanut butter fruit that could be a part of your fruit garden.
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.
A new study shows that olive leaf extract may lower blood pressure.
The plants in the Voynich Manuscript has puzzled researchers and historians for years.
The most popular supplements are fish oil, multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and CoQ10. Learn more about their health advantages.
Watch out for these three common technique mistakes in your garden this spring.
If you’re a dog owner you know that fleas can be a common hassle. These three herbs offer an alternative way to battle this pesky problem.
The fragrant, taste and texture of cinnamon make it a popular spice during the winter months. Cinnamon not only tastes good while cooking but has an array of health benefits.
Relax and relieve your stress with these three herbs.
Take a look at some recipes for healthier cleaning at home.
Enjoy an herb garden no matter where you live or the time of the year by starting your own indoor garden system. With these starter tools it is simpler than ever.
Add garlic to your daily diet by taking these tips into consideration.
A new study suggests chocolate can help maintain healthy arteries. Its antioxidants reduce the risk for CAC. Read more.
Learn how to preserve the fabulous scents from your garden in essential oils to make your own perfume. Enjoy your flowers all year with your personal bottled garden scent.
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.
These three plants are extremely creepy. Read more about the bizarre devil's claw, doll's eye and Buddha's hand.
Bee balm tea is difficult to come across, but has an array of health benefits.
Vitamin Water's false claims about its flu prevention powers may have resulted in a lawsuit.
Take a look at these herbs to fight colds, flus and ear infections.
Forbes releases its list of the least toxic cities in America, from Texas to Pennsylvania.
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!