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9/4/2009
Minneapolis public relations firm Haberman & Associates wants everyone to enjoy a company-sponsored organic vegetable garden like theirs.
7/14/2009
The Guerilla Gardener scopes out the site for a guerilla garden in downtown Kansas City.
7/27/2009
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.
1/15/2010
The weather outside may be frightful, but it’s a delightful time to curl up with a stack of gardening books and begin planning next season’s harvest.
1/31/2012
A Detroit neighborhood garden demonstrates how citizens can work together to reclaim rundown sections of their cities and benefit their entire community.
2/24/2009
Mark Bittman offers solutions for leading a healthier life, starting with what we eat. 
2/24/2011
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull finally discovers the beauty of smoothies—and shares four recipes for homemade concoctions!
3/8/2012
Readers vote on which varieties of heirloom vegetables they’d be most interested in learning how to grow.
2/15/2011
Denise Franklin's 280-square-foot cabin in British Columbia provides everything she needs--and more.
3/30/2009
I have to admit it: I’m full of beans when it comes to gardening. I swore that this year, no really, I was only going to grow a few herbs in pots. And then, the seed catalogs came.
3/31/2009
This spring, I am dreaming of delicious, beefy summer tomatoes. So I planted some; they're taking over my kitchen as we speak. I love fresh, homegrown tomatoes. And I just can't find delicious tomatoes in stores; even the local, organic market. Not to mention, I'm sick of paying for them! In fact, I'm tired of buying
3/17/2011
A California couple is hitting the road in a greened-up Airstream to share and gather lessons on living sustainbly.
6/16/2011
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore plants her vegetable seedlings.
11/28/2011
If Thanksgiving weekend left you craving light, nutritious meals, try these recipes for winter-friendly salads.
3/3/2010
Vegetable soup is the reward a summer's worth of hard work in the garden can produce. Spring is the time for spring cleaning, emptying the freezer and washing canning jars.
12/16/2011
While other candle companies are still adding synthetic fragrances to their candles and claiming to be natural, Aroma Naturals candles are made from 100 percent pure plant aromas and natural vegetable waxes (VegePure).
2/28/2013
Organic gardening connects us with the earth and produces good-for-you food.
7/29/2013
Lisa’s Organics brings farmers market freshness to the dinner table with their serve-in-minutes frozen veggie line.
11/21/2013
Try this Green Smoothie recipe for a yummy, energizing drink packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients.
4/2/2010
Can’t afford to buy all organic produce? You don’t have to! Knowing which fruits and vegetables have the highest and lowest pesticide residue will decrease your exposure to toxic chemicals and save you money at the grocery store.
1/20/2012
Don’t let winter get you down! Look ahead to warmer months and find some garden inspiration with these beautiful garden images.
3/30/2009
As more Americans tighten their belts to save a penny or two, many are finding they can save money by growing food-producing gardens.
7/30/2009
Don’t have the space (or the nerve) to tackle a full-scale garden? Never fear! This gardening rookie finds that a container garden can yield a harvest to rival any in-ground plot.
6/25/2009
Lurie Garden is a popular tourist attraction in Chicago during the day, but a secret escape at night.
6/9/2009
When the Lemon Verbena Lady visited the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens during her NYC vacation she quickly learned that timing is everything when it comes to herbal travels.
8/12/2011
Create growing space for a small space garden with pocket gardens for posts, chairs, walls and doors.
3/21/2011
Red apples, orange carrots, green kale, purple eggplant—eating colorful foods is good for little growing bodies! A great way to get kids excited & interested in fruits and vegetables is to talk about it's connection to color!
8/16/2013
Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) lurks in many citrus-flavored sodas and sport drinks.
12/27/2013
This Roasted Vegetables Quesadilla recipe is easy to make and the whole family will enjoy it.
3/17/2011
Slower growth in crop yields, high oil prices and use of food crops to make biofuels could push food prices higher for the next year and beyond.
10/19/2011
Jessica recommends several sources for inspiration to grow vegetables into the fall and winter.
1/26/2011
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.
8/23/2011
Guest blogger Dani Hurst shares recipes for homemade salsa and vegetable dips.
10/6/2011
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull kicks off soup season with this simple carrot soup recipe.
7/8/2010
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz shares a vegetable juice recipe.
2/26/2012
Growing lettuce and other salad greens is easy when you plant in salad boxes.
2/5/2012
Rock gardens are one way to brighten your house without having to actually grow things.
5/14/2012
Mighty Fine Gardens’ vertical garden kits provide families with a way to teach their children the value of outdoor time and of making healthy choices with food.
8/17/2009
Once you plant your container garden, the recipe to a happy garden involves water, sunlight, nutrients, pest control—and passion, of course.
5/6/2011
A few jayhawks planted a medicinal garden at the University of Kansas.
7/20/2009
The Guerilla Gardener plants marigolds, basil, tomatoes and other herbs and plants in downtown Kansas City.
10/5/2011
David Salman encourages gardeners to fertilize in fall when root growth is most active and winter fertilizing imperative.
7/15/2012
Sit back with your favorite herbal beverage and join the Lemon Verbena Lady as she travels from Canada to Europe and back to the United States visiting gardens and checking items off her herbal bucket list.
8/7/2009
The Guerilla Gardener continues Operation Slippery Slope in downtown Kansas City.
5/22/2009
A visit to The Cloisters medieval museum and gardens in New York City reminds the Lemon Verbena Lady just how close gardens an art are related.
8/14/2009
The Guerilla Gardener continues his mission with Operation Slippery Slope in Kansas City, Missouri.
3/1/2011
Take a walk around a blooming botanical garden this spring and explore new flower themes, events, workshops and recipes.
4/13/2009
The Lemon Verbena Lady makes a visit to an herbal Peruvian clinic & botanical garden in the foothills of the Andes Mountains.
1/25/2011
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares her travels to the historic Chelsea Physic Garden, an apothecary herb garden in the heart of London.
1/16/2012
Warm up winter with a vegetarian tofu curry.
8/23/2010
In an effort to help prevent childhood obesity, several health centers in the Northeast are offering low-income families fresh produce vouchers to local farmers’ markets.
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.
8/9/2011
A recent study finds that fiber can lower the risk of colon polyps, a cancer precursor. Fiber can also help prevent heart disease and cancer and aid in weight loss.
8/12/2009
Make this succotash recipe to use up your garden's excess of squash, corn and zucchini.
2/17/2011
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.
11/30/2011
Finding the key to a strong immune system is as easy as visiting the produce section of your local grocery store.
5/9/2011
Skip the steaks if you're firing up the barbecue tonight. Marinated and grilled veggies and tofu, served up with wasabi mayo on grilled bread, is a hearty, delicious way to celebrate Meatless Monday.
9/12/2011
Chef Gordon Hamersley's Vegetable Tian is perfect for right now. Make use of late summer's bounty of tomatoes, squash and eggplant--and you'll never miss the meat.
10/26/2010
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a recipe for Sausage Vegetable Stew, a recreation of a soup she enjoyed at In the Red Wine Bar and Cafe in Seattle's Phinney Ridge neighborhood.
1/25/2011
Back to the Root makes growing mushrooms at home simple and sustainable.
10/20/2010
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a rich and hearty recipe for potato-vegetable soup.
8/31/2011
SunRidge Farms’ All-Natural Milk Chocolate Rainbow Drops feature natural premium quality chocolate and real vanilla in a pure cane sugar shell in seven beautiful colors, each of which is naturally derived from vegetable juice.
7/19/2011
Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than chilled soup. These recipes fill you up while cooling you down.
3/1/2012
If you're hoping to grow some of your own food but are short on space, use these three tips for small-space gardening success in containers, on your patio, balcony or roof.
12/30/2010
Editorial assistant Susan Melgren shares her healthy living goals for the next year.
4/15/2013
Join the Lemon Verbena Lady as she visits some community gardens in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia to get you ready for this year's gardening season.
8/16/2013
The Lemon Verbena Lady has a chance to revisit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in 2013, getting a chance to finally see the newly renovated Herb Garden.
11/5/2010
During her recent visit to England, our Lemon Verbena Lady explored the historic gardens on the grounds of London's Fulham Palace.
9/11/2009
One rookie gardener battles seasonal temperature fluctuations and too much rain in the quest to grow the perfect tomato—and realizes she isn’t alone.
7/19/2012
Discover delightful garden projects for kids. The author of the Fairy House Handbook shows you how to make fabulous fairy creations out of mud.
6/15/2011
In a wabi-sabi garden, plants are chosen because they belong in that climate, and they’re allowed to strut their stuff if they’re considerate of the plants around them. Both plants and guests are encouraged to meander and explore.
2/21/2011
Watch out for these three common technique mistakes in your garden this spring.
6/17/2009
The Lemon Verbena Lady visits New York City and discovers the New York Botanical Garden.
4/28/2009
Fond memories of an anniversary trip to France and the beautiful Chateau de Villandry inspires the Lemon Verbena Lady to advocate kitchen gardens. Not only do they attract beautiful insects but they also spice up your summer meals.
5/18/2009
Family vacations to natural botanical gardens offer just as much all-ages fun without the hassle of crowds or pollution common at most amusement parks. Visit one of the oldest and largest botanical institutions in the United States: The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. See photos here!
6/6/2012
One guest blogger loves building fairy houses for kids and with kids. She never ceases to be amazed at their instinct for this activity. They see things in nature to use and create with that we could never imagine. Check out some fairy garden ideas from the brightest children.
11/13/2009
The Lemon Verbena Lady finds a lovely vegetable and herb garden at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden in South Beach, Florida.
5/19/2009
I wish you could experience the English Walled Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. Blooming wisteria drapes over rows of trellised classical columns and flowering fruit trees shimmer in the breeze.
4/14/2010
We found another cute garden decor idea. Check it out!
11/12/2008
"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!
7/9/2009
The Lemon Verbena Lady describes her 20th wedding anniversary trip to the Loire Valley in France and shares her search for unusual herbs.
6/14/2012
Herbalists can benefit greatly from tending a backyard beehive in their garden. Learn why every herbalist should consider keeping bees and how to go about it.
5/13/2013
Explore the many health benefits of cauliflower, from cancer prevention to digestive support.
3/21/2012
Sodas cause abnormal weight gain and are laced with unpleasant ingredients like brominated vegetable oil and BPA. Need a reason to stop drinking soda? We’ll give you six.
4/1/2009
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace tests out a new, USDA organic sesame teriyaki sauce from Organicville. The sauce inspired her to make a delicious chicken chow mein stir fry for dinner.
9/18/2013
Reaching for the painkillers every month? Read on for natural ways to relieve PMS symptoms.
8/14/2014
Try this tasty garden produce-friendly recipe, a delicious, easy and adaptable way to eat up your garden harvest.
7/7/2010
Kids and veggies don’t mix, right? Guest blogger Stephanie Small doesn't buy it. Re-learn a few tried-and-true tips to help your children actually enjoy their vegetables.
8/12/2010
Eating a proper diet will help your body get rid of excess estrogen, the culprit behind PMS symptoms. Prevent cramps, bloating, fatigue and mood swings by incorporating these five foods into your diet.
10/21/2010
Companion planting can help your favorite plants achieve their full potential.
10/7/2009
When jalapenos take over, what’s a rookie gardener to do? Dry ’em, freeze ’em, smoke ’em, and more.
9/23/2008
Little gnatty flies smothering your prized houseplants?  Learn what they are and how to eradicate them, once and for all.
8/30/2010
If you can’t build your dream garden just yet, container gardening is a great alternative. Check out these tips for homemade fertilizer and soil retention, and learn how to repurpose common plastic containers into handy individual gardens.
5/31/2012
The Herbalista's container garden is planted and almost ready for harvesting. Check out her five favorite herbs to grow in an herb container garden.
6/17/2010
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull explains the different types of manure available for your green garden.
4/21/2009
I've had little opportunity to actually test live plants in my tenure with The Herb Companion. So, when DutchGardens.com sent me some of their beautiful tulip and hyacinth varieties, I was excited and impressed! See some results in this photo-blog!
2/25/2011
Take a trip across the pond with the Lemon Verbena Lady to discover a 300-year-old garden.
2/17/2011
High blood pressure can lead to serious health complications. Reduce your risk for hypertension by incorporating these eight steps into a healthy lifestyle.
5/18/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace introduces a green gardening series on Biodynamic farming based on her trip to DeLoach Vineyards in Sonoma, California. She details the meaning of Biodynamic farming and a field preparation called horn silica 501.
4/10/2012
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!


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