A spontaneous idea to erect a "spring tree" brings together a neighborhood and community.
Take a photographic tour of Finca Bella Vista, a sustainable treehouse community in Costa Rica.
Finca Bella Vista in Costa Rica, a community of sustainable treehouses in the jungle canopy, connected by zip lines and suspension bridges, is an Ewok Village come to life.
Prometheus Springs’ capsaicin-spiced elixirs pack the spiciness—and health benefits—of capsaicin into six delicious flavors.
You don't need a Christmas tree to decorate for the holidays. Here are three herb-friendly and space-saving alternatives to make your home look classic.
Grow your own beautiful houseplants from citrus seeds. Growing citrus trees from seed is easy, fun and, best of all, free.
Green artist Yuken Teruya uses shopping bags, empty toilet paper rolls, old to-go bags and discarded pizza boxes as a canvas for his beautiful and insightful art.
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren weighs the pros and cons of live and artificial trees in her quest for an eco-friendly Christmas tree.
Here’s a list of what foods are in season this spring. You should be able to find the best deals on these items at grocery stores and farmers’ markets this time of year.
Get ready for spring! Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares her ideas for organizing her home by repurposing and reusing the stuff she already has, and she invites you to share your spring cleaning ideas with her.
Well, much to my delight, we had rain this week! Two inches fell yesterday and it's raining lightly now as I write. I couldn't be more pleased. Read more.
With these easy ideas, you can make the most of all the leaves that have taken over your yard.
Minimize your post-Christmas impact. Earth911 offers great tips for keeping your Christmas tree out of the landfill.
It is time, however, to start cleaning up garden beds and preparing for new plants in the garden. If, like me, you've allowed that pesky Coastal Bermuda to invade your beds, now is the time to dig it out. Learn more.
Get our best garden tips from the April/May issue of Mother Earth Living.
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.
Matt Hirschfeld tells you what to do with all that holiday waste to make the season greener.
The upcoming Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, Mother Earth News Fair promises hundreds of presentations on sustainable, self-reliant living; dozens of animals on display; delicious food; and tons of fun.
Here's a sneak peek from the upcoming June 2008 issue of Herbs for Health.
Spring is the perfect season to start a nature journal. Observe and record the natural wonders of the season and connect to both nature and self, while practicing mindfulness and expressing creativity. Try these simple spring journaling prompts to get started!
Readers share which herbs they can't wait to plant come springtime.
Fresh lilacs are just one of many edible flowers you can enjoy this spring.
April can be such a frustrating month for an outdoors-woman in Colorado.
Readers share what they are doing with their herbs until spring arrives.
Spring cleaning in the garden, for the Lemon Verbena Lady, begins by examining some of her favorite herbs. Read on as she shares how she's pacing herself this spring.
If spring is giving you peas, it's best to eat them right away before their sugars degrade. Here's how to whip them up into a wonderful spring soup.
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel shares images of the spring flowers blooming in her garden.
Chaste tree is not just for maidens; find out how its medicinal properties can alleviate many gynecological woes.
A Life Cycle Assessment from Ellipsos, a sustainable development strategy firm, suggests that natural Christmas trees generate fewer greenhouse gases per year than artificial trees.
Like herbs, evergreen trees have a powerful fragrance, some even with medicinal properties, and with a few simple steps, you can find the perfect tree to keep safe from fire and fresh throughout the holidays.
This month, Scarlet Faith shares why growing a lemon tree from a saved seed of a bought lemon is a great winter project.
Take advantage of farmers market finds this spring and pick up a rack of lamb for these Garlic-Rosemary Lamb Chops.
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.
Desperately waiting for the arrival of spring? Have patience! Using container herbs will help keep your spirits up during this long winter.
FLOR's Spring 2012 collection of modular carpet tiles includes cozy berbers and bold prints made from recycled Nylon, wool and other sustainable fibers.
My grandmother taught me everything I need to know about keeping my house clean—without chemicals.
Combine two of this hopeful season's symbols—herbs and eggs—in this simple project that celebrates spring.
The Lemon Verbena Lady is happily finding herbs in her spring herb garden while she remembers favorite recipe to use with each herb.
Spring clean your home with natural, food-safe Arm and Hammer Baking Soda instead of harsh cleaners.
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
Let's quash, once and for all, the notion that only harmful chemicals can kill germs and bacteria. Hydrogen peroxide, tea tree oil and grapefruit seed extract are natural antibacterials that keep your home clean—and safeguard your family's health.
In Texas, it has warmed up considerably, it's had plenty of rain and, best of all, the gardens are flourishing. See what's going on in Cynthia's Texas garden this month.
After trying derma e's new skincare product, Very Clear Cleansing Scrub, I soon discovered that tea tree oil may be the best natural disinfectant for my body.
Create the feeling that you are waking up underneath the trees with a headboard made of aspen branches.
You can get your whole house fresh and shiny clean with just five ingredients: lemons, vinegar, baking soda, tea tree oil and salt.
The Soap Kitchen Tea Tree Wake Up is an olive oil-based soap with palm, coconut and tea tree oils that soothe irritated, inflamed skin
Howard Naturals Leather Conditioning Cream is loaded with creamy, natural ingredients that made my dull boots instantly shine.
This easy-to-make edible centerpiece, courtesy of Driscoll's, will keep your footprint light and your home less cluttered with holiday decorations this holiday season.
Try these three delicious, healthy recipes for a happy St. Patricks Day.
Start your spring cleaning this year with homemade, eco-friendly cleaners.
Although the weather is still chilly, early spring planting has already begun in Texas.
Try this delicious recipe for salty, crunchy stinging nettle chips made fresh from the garden.
Wet and windy conditions haven't kept our guest blogger Cynthia out of her herb garden. See how her plants are thriving despite the spring Texas weather.
Big news in the world of herbs: A new experimental drug derived from milk thistle saved two men after they consumed poisonous mushrooms.
The winter weather is putting a damper on my mood. Last night, in a desperate attempt to lighten things up, I cooked up Orecchiette with Goat Cheese, Peas and Mint, a quick pasta dish that celebrates spring.
The Herb Society of America will honor the rose this year at its annual spring symposium.
This simple and delcicious spring soup is sure to be a favorite among kids and adults!
With just three ingredients and two simple steps, you can clear away germs and freshen your home's air to welcome spring.
Watch out for these three common technique mistakes in your garden this spring.
Dani shares her spring break adventures and explains how you can stay green, even on vacation.
Take a look at some recipes for healthier cleaning at home.
These nettle chips are deliciously unique and packed with nutrients. Try this perfectly satisfying salty snack in early spring.
Some of the nastiest chemicals we bring into our homes are used to clean ovens and drains—and they're not necessary. Learn how to clean your entire kitchen using vinegar, baking soda and a little salt and lemon juice. You'll love the results!
Treat your skin with plants from your backyard!
Is your scalp littered with ugly white dandruff flakes? Skip the store-bought, chemical laden shampoos and treat your dandruff at home with these natural remedies.
Made from repurposed shipping containers and recycled steel, based on Prius engineering, with a gray water system and a living roof, this Mojave Desert residence and workplace is a prototype for low-cost prefab kit houses everywhere.
Assemble this simple list of herbal items and send them to your student to show how much you care.
Turn a tree branch into an ideal storage solution for your jewelry.
The Herb Society of America (HSA) was invited by Lake Metroparks Farmpark to decorate a Christmas tree in their main lobby. Learn how they decorated the tree.
Get creative with your Christmas tree! Save the forests, skip the plastic greenery and really go green this holiday with a different kind of tree.
Make the holidays a little easier (and more natural) with these 10 gift and decorating ideas.
Every year—every day, in fact—we learn something new. During my time working for The Herb Companion I have learned a lot. Here are 10 of the most interesting things I learned about herbs in 2010.
Although we should limit our sugar consumption for health, coconut sugar is a healthier alternative to refined white sugar.
This spring become more self-reliant by planting herbs in pots, building raised garden beds, creating a worm composting bin and making your own fence paint. These gardening tips for spring will have you anticipating sunny days.
Mexican mint marigold, green pepper basil and lemon eucalyptus are just a few of the herbs in Cynthia's herb garden showing new signs of growth this spring.
This spring garden festival will provide herb enthusists with a wide variety of annuals, perennials, and more, all grown from local farms and greenhouses.
Follow these recipes for using essential oils and a few simple ingredients to make your own chemical-free cleaning products.
Yeast infections are most often a result of an imbalance in the body. Treat yeast infections naturally with these tips!
Warts, which are caused by different strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), can take years to disappear without treatment. Make your warts disappear in record time with these natural remedies!
Relieve pain, reduce inflammation and treat cases of otitis media and otitis externa (swimmer’s ear) with these natural remedies for ear infections.
Chemical antibacterials, including triclosan, are health and environmental hazards. You don't have to bring these nasties into your home. Put hydrogen peroxide, tea tree oil and grapefruit seed extract to work killing germs and disinfect.
Purple Prairie Botanicals Orange and Tea Tree Facial Toning Bar combines the bacteria-fighting power of tea tree and orange essential oil for a product that promotes healthy, glowing skin.
Give yourself a little extra reason to treasure your time in the garden by perusing the gardening articles from our March/April 2013 issue. We teach you how to have your earliest spring garden, give you tips on reducing your gardening resources, show you an unexpected source of nutrition, and much more!
Celebrate spring by indulging in these 5 seasonal superfoods—delicious, nutrient-packed fruits and vegetables.
Acne can be caused by a number of factors, from poor nutrition to hormonal imbalance. Learn how to combat acne naturally with these home remedies for acne treatment.
Beyond Coastal Mineral Sunscreen is loaded with vitamins, minerals and moisturizers.