Homemade Carrot Ketchup

Discover a unique vegetable preservation recipe, and learn about agricultural education efforts at a New York farm that's part of the farm to table movement.

Restful Tips for Sleep-Deprived Parents

Struggling to balance healthy rest and parenting a baby? Try these suggestions to improve your sleep health while also caring for your infant or toddler.

6 Ways to Improve Home Air Quality

Make your home a place to relax and truly breathe easy with these tips, from cleaning air filters to vacuuming effectively and beyond.

10 Household Essentials for Eco-Moms

Whether you consider yourself an eco-mom or you’re looking for a smart gift for one, these essentials will keep any green household running smoothly.

How to Use and Where to Find Wild Ramps

Ramps, also called wild leeks, are a delicious seasonal ingredient. Learn all about using and wild foraging for this tasty, vitamin-rich veggie.

How to Practice Eco-Friendly Water Gardening in Summer

The shimmer and trickle of water gardens are naturally pleasing to eyes and ears. By taking steps to make your own eco-friendly water garden, you can rest easy knowing your personal oasis is both beautifying and bettering its surrounding environment.

12 Natural Ways to Ease Anxiety

Discover simple solutions for frequent anxiety, including proper sleeping cycles, relaxation breathing and more.

Why Businesses are Going Green

The ongoing development of eco-friendly technology and healthy workplace innovations can be profitable for big businesses.

5 Reasons to Plant a Burning Bush

Although burning bushes are non-native and invasive, when cared for properly these versatile plants can add interest to garden landscapes.

Spring Foraging: 5 Weeds You Should Eat!

After a long winter, we’re all ready for spring! Fortunately, before the garden comes into play there are still fresh things to be had—if only you’ll take a walk around the yard. Here are the five easiest and tastiest greens you can find growing just about anywhere.

Zucchini Quiche Recipe

Pair this summery zucchini quiche with a crisp salad to create an enticing meal.

Dealing with Pet Anxiety: Should You Medicate Your Dog?

In the United States, 77 million dogs are owned and nearly 3 million of them have been prescribed anti-anxiety medication. Why do people choose to medicate their pets, and is it something you should consider?

Seitan Piccata Recipe

Fit healthy meals into your hectic schedule with this quick recipe for Seitan Piccata

Strawberry Mountain Pie Recipe

Raw cashews, tofu and strawberries mingle to create this creamy, delicious pie, perfect for any special occasion.

5 Tips for Considering Solar Energy for Home Use

Renewable energy has many advantages, but when it comes to installing solar panels for home use, it's important to know some basic facts. Get tips on installation, cost-saving expectations and more.

A New Look at Natural Weed Control

Weed blasting is a new method of natural weed control currently being tested by the US Department of Agriculture. Learn the basics about this method that could help reduce back-breaking work and improve soil health.

3 Ways to Save on Hobbies for Kids

Discover simple ways to encourage your children to pursue inexpensive hobbies that can help them develop life-long skills, and how to save money on their more expensive endeavors.

Maple-Raisin-Date Truffles Recipe

Medjool dates, raisins and coconut come together in these truffles to deliver a healthy snack to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Avocado Salad Parfaits Recipe

Serve these simple salad parfaits for a unique start to any meal. Load them up with your favorite fresh, seasonal produce to enjoy them throughout the year.

Tips for Moving Your Baby to Their Crib

Newborns outgrow bassinets and co-sleeping with parents. Reduce the stress and worry of getting your little adjusted to their nursery with this tips for making the transition.

What Your Spa or Salon Won’t Tell You About Skin Care Treatments

Skin care is a booming industry, but the number of appointments to correct botched cosmetic procedures has grown right along with it. Discover some of the most common treatments, often offered by spas and salons, which should only be performed by an experienced dermatologist.

5 Great Natural Body-Care Gifts

Check out these luxurious-yet-affordable, all-natural body-care products perfect as a gift for coworkers, kids' teachers and more.

5 Relaxing Beauty Routines

Add any of these practices into your daily beauty routines for an additional boost of stress-reducing, mind-clearing relaxation.

Green Your Skin-Care Routine with Raw Honey

Whether you keep your own bees or source locally-produced bee products, add raw honey to your winter skin-care routine to keep a healthy glow with fresh, moisturized skin.

Cleaning Tricks for a Chemical-Free Bathroom

Baking soda and vinegar, simple household ingredients, can be used to effectively clean your bathroom. Try them in these four applications to create a chemical-free space.

Pots de Crème Recipe

Add an elegant ending to any meal with this rich and creamy vegan Pots de Crème recipe.

Tips for Creating an Effective Skin-Care Routine for Oily Skin

Do you struggle to keep your makeup in place? Are you forever experiencing breakouts or enlarged pores? If so, chances are you have oily skin. Revamp your skin-care routine to suit your skin type to achieve beautiful, flawless results.

Warming Veggie Soup Recipe

Warming vegetable soups are perfect for casual dinners or quick lunches during fall and winter.

Shipping Containers: The New Eco-Homes

Shipping container homes are the biggest trend in sustainable architecture of today. Discover the innovative solutions they offer for green and off-grid living.

Vegetarian “Liver” Recipe

Serve a traditional-tasting pâté during the holidays with this delicious Vegetarian “Liver” recipe.

6 Ways to Stop a Migraine in its Tracks

Migraines can be inconvenient and, at times, debilitating. Discover simple ways to naturally manage migraine pain with essential oils, herbal remedies and more.

Review: Starbucks’s New Pumpkin Spice Latte

Starbucks recently revamped their beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte, or PSL, to include more real ingredients. Guest blogger Karyn Wofford shares her thoughts on the new and improved PSL, as well as Starbucks’s efforts to use “cleaner” ingredients.

Velvety Carrot Soup Recipe

Enjoy this creamy carrot soup throughout the year. Serve warm during cool fall and winter nights, or cold during spring and summer.

4 Eco-Cleaning Chores for Fall

Tackle these four essential fall cleaning chores to make your home more efficient and comfortable for winter.

Transitioning to a Net-Zero Home

After one family built a home they loved in Belfast, Maine, they soon realized it was using too many resources to heat. Here’s what they learned when they transitioned to a more efficient, net-zero home.

Bolted Vegetable Flower Arrangements

Just because your garden’s gotten away from you, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it! Learn how to use the flowers from your overgrown veggie garden around the house.

White Bean Cashew Dip Recipe

A pop of freshly squeezed lemon juice and a hint of cayenne pepper round out the flavor of this delicious White Bean Cashew Dip recipe.

5 Healing Essential Oils

Enlist healing essential oils to relieve pain, improve respiration, repel insects and more.

Fourth of July Picnic Recipes

Serve up refreshing flavor with Cool Cucumber Soup and Avocado Roll Ups. These recipes are perfect for a Fourth of July picnic.

5 Tips for Gardening with Pets

Gardening and pets don’t always mix. These five simple tips will help you enjoy gardening and quality time with your furry friend, at the same time.

10 Amazing Herbs for Kids

Introduce your little ones to the benefits of herbs and natural remedies early in life with these herbs that are great for kids.

7 Best Plants to Start from Seed

While it may be tempting to buy that pretty, already-in-bloom flower from your local greenhouse’s sale, starting plants from seed is a more gratifying and less expensive way to garden.

Mango Sorbet Recipe

Make this refreshing, tropical mango sorbet to help you enjoy hot summer nights.

5 Natural Deodorants That (Really) Work

Ditch antiperspirants loaded with suspected carcinogens and find effective, natural options with this array of hard-working, editor-tested under-armor.

How to Best Balance Work and Family

If you are struggling with finding the right balance between work and your family, turn to these tips to attain happiness both personally and professionally.

Memorial Day Menu: Vegan BBQ

Satisfy everyone in the family with this complete vegan menu perfect for your Memorial Day get-together.

5 Natural Remedies for Healthy, Nourished Skin

There are several medicinal plants that are not only fun to grow, but also have beneficial properties that can boost skin health. Nourish and hydrate dry, dull skin, prevent breakouts and fight aging with the natural remedies provided by these five plants.

7 Simple Ways to Practice Eco-Friendly Driving

There’s more to eco-friendly driving than choosing a fuel-efficient or hybrid car. Consider implementing these simple practices to make your driving habits a little bit greener.

4 Unusual Perfume Alternatives

If you’re on a tight budget, or just in a pinch and need a quick dab of perfume, try one of these unusual perfume alternatives.

7 Flowers That Look Great All Summer Long

Cultivate a bright, cheery and unique garden in your own backyard. There’s only one catch: What happens when your colorful plants stop blooming? Learn more about seven flowers that will keep their colorful blooms all season long.

Adorn Your Home with Natural Decor

Minimize indoor pollutants, protect your health and live in style with these ideas for incorporating eco-friendly, natural décor into your home.

Stretch Your Way to Mind-Body Balance

Achieve mind-body balance by committing to a long-term yoga practice. Find tips for getting started with classes, meditation and continued yoga education.

Mushroom-Nut Burgers Recipe

Mushroom-Nut Burgers are full of flavor and just as hearty as any meat-based burger you’ve ever had.

Baked Apples Recipe

Keep delectable baked apples moist by wrapping them in parchment paper before baking.

10 Fun Facts About Solar Energy

Solar energy use continues to climb by 20 percent every year. Learn more about this amazing clean energy by checking out these 10 fun facts about solar energy.

Polenta Pizza Recipe

Homemade pizza doesn't have to require yeast-risen dough. Try this gluten-free polenta crust for your next pizza night.

Are Crock-Pots Energy Efficient?

Can you craft delicious home cooked meals without eating up a ton of energy? Discover whether your slowly cooked Crock-Pots are any more energy efficient than stove top or oven cooking.

Simple Meal-Plan Hack

Forget starting from scratch each evening: End weeknight menu madness with this wholesome meal-plan hack.

14 Uses for Turmeric

Treasure the golden spice turmeric for its health-boosting properties, as well as its myriad other uses.

6 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes for Fall

The pumpkin is one of autumn’s most beloved foods. Use this health-boosting food in these six sweet and savory pumpkin recipes for fall.

5 Reasons Solar Energy Will Power the Future

With the advancements in the solar energy field within the past decade, the implementation of a renewable energy source on a widespread scale has never been more within our societies grasp.

3 Favorite Healthful Skin-Care Products

Some of my favorite, effective natural skin care products include a powerfully healing skin cream, a dark-circle-erasing eye cream and a luxurious facial oil.

A Year in a High-Performance Home

After a year with her family spent in a high-performance home, one blogger shares the joys of living in a home that offers low utility bills, energy independence, comfort, lasting memories and much more.

Plants to Know: Invasive, Exotic and Native Species

Knowing if a plant is invasive, exotic, or native can save you a lot of time and trouble in your garden. In this article, Master Gardener, Stephanie Montalvo will explain the differences and give you tools to figure out if a plant is good or bad for your garden.

5 Ways to Boost Indoor Air Quality

Two to five times more polluted than outdoor air, our indoor air quality is worsening. Embrace these five healthful practices for cleaner air.

Grain-Free Granola Recipe

Whip up this batch of chocolate and coconut granola for a grain-free granola recipe that’s packed with healthful nuts and seeds.

5 Quick-Fix Foods

Try these five editor-recommended picks for quick-fix foods.

Summer in a High-Performance House

In Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage, high-performance houses experience much more comfortable temperatures with little electric output.

A New Favorite Flour

Organic spelt flour makes for a simple and healthier replacement for white flours in many recipes.

3 Reasons to Invest in Fiberglass Windows

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.

5 Herbs for Healthy Hair

When caring for your hair with conventional beauty products is not enough, supplement your hair care with these five fabulous herbs for healthy hair.

Have You Heard of This Herb: Szechuan Buttons

Delve into the research behind another unusual herb from across the globe. Szechuan buttons are electric-packed flower buds that have numbing properties, giving them the aptly named moniker, the "toothache plant".

5 Natural Ways to Reduce Stress at Work

There’s no getting around it, jobs can be tough. Here are some all natural ways to stay healthier, relieve stress and feel better while on the job.

Grilled Tomato Polenta Recipe

A meatless dish, Grilled Tomato Polenta tastes excellent alongside grilled veggies and makes a delicious weeknight meal.

Rosemary Lamb Chops Recipe

Take advantage of farmers market finds this spring and pick up a rack of lamb for these Garlic-Rosemary Lamb Chops.

Buckwheat Pesto Salad Recipe

With spring brings fresh ingredients. Use fresh harvested herbs to whip up a flavorful pesto and pair it with buckwheat or your favorite grain to make a delicious grain salad. This Buckwheat Pesto Salad recipe comes courtesy Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods and Melanie of Nutritious Eats.

Whole-Grain Apple Blueberry Granola Cookies Recipe

If you're looking for a fruity cookie that's also high in fiber, look no further than this delicious recipe for Whole-Grain Apple Blueberry Granola Cookies, courtesy Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods.

Why You Should Choose Reclaimed Furniture

Reclaimed furniture can add a rustic yet elegant touch to your home. Find out why you should choose reclaimed over new and how to incorporate it in your home.

Never Too Late to Live Your Dream

Retired financial manager Rex Gardner of Nashville, Tennessee, returned to the piano after an absence of 35 years and wound up playing in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in 2007.

Sweet and Savory Clafoutis Recipes

Learn how to use your leftovers to make the ultra-chic French dish clafoutis. Here we feature both a sweet and savory clafoutis recipe.

How Much Is Your Period Costing You?

Constantly buying pads and tampons can add up to a very large bill, inevitably costing women a lot of money. Cut down on expenses and save money by switching to reusable menstrual products.

Encouraging Your Kids to Play Outside

Getting kids to play outside isn’t always easy, especially if they aren’t into a particular outdoor activity. It’s important to get them outside though—and not just for the physical benefits.

Upcycled Art: Stylish, Eco-Friendly Home Décor Ideas

Add eco-friendly home décor to your space by displaying upcycled art such as vintage fabrics, old t-shirts, magazines and ephemera. Personalize your art with family memorabilia and a unique frame to make a one of a kind eco-friendly creation.

Simple Holiday Crafts with Herbs

Get inspired by these simple holiday crafts that use herbs. The Lemon Verbena Lady features her favorite DIY potpourri and spice wreaths, pomander and potpourri.

Easy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Perfect for fall and full of flavor, this butternut squash soup recipe is a great example of an easy meal made with delicious whole foods.

3 Vegan Comfort Food Recipes

With fall here, try these vegan versions of classic comfort foods: nachos, sloppy Joes and Swedish meatballs from Hilary’s Eat Well.

Heading to the Mother Earth News Fair

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.

5 Green Beauty Products from A Night of Green Beauty

This year marked the inaugural natural beauty pop-up event, A Night For Green Beauty. The event featured enthusiastic green beauty bloggers and fabulous green beauty brands. Here I've compiled a handful of green beauty products that caught my eye from companies La Bella Figura, One Love Organics, May Lindstrom, H. Gillerman Organics and Ilia.

B Corps: The "B" stands for Benefit

B Corps are serious about using business to make the world a better place. Look for the B Corp logo to ensure you're purchasing from a company that cares.

Battling the Elements in Your Garden

Inclement weather can really keep you out of your garden. Here are some of the challenges Mother Nature presents us and a couple of tricks you can use to keep her at bay.

Go No-Poo: 3 Herbal Hair Rinses

More and more people are giving up conventional shampoo and conditioner in lieu of homemade hair rinses. For shiny, beautiful hair, use gentle cleansers free of chemicals on your hair. Try one of these three herbal hair rinses: Rose-Chamomile, Cacao-Rosemary and Nettle-Lavender.

Beet Salad with Goat Cheese

Beets are rich in minerals and B-vitamins. Make the most of them with this recipe for a Beet Salad with Goat Cheese.

3 Light Summer Recipes

Guest blogger Lynn Schriner of Trolley Farms shares three light summer recipes for blender ice cream, a summer salad and gazpacho.

Guidelines for Guerrilla Gardening

Guerilla gardening can be a useful way to save space around the homestead while connecting with your community. Follow these guidelines to be a respectful guerilla gardener.

Adventures at the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Part 2

The Lemon Verbena Lady shares more about her experience at the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a popular flower show in the United Kingdom. Here she discusses which of the Chelsea Flower Show gardens were her favorites.

Adventures at the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Part 1

The Lemon Verbena Lady had the opportunity to visit the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a popular flower show in the United Kingdon. During her time at the show she took in the sights and smells of the show, and met up with Jekka McVicar, the herb queen herself.

10 Natural Remedies for Allergies

Discover 10 natural remedies for allergies from author Michelle Schoffro Cook to make the spring allergy season more tolerable.

3 Facial Oils I Love

Moisturizing your face with botanical oils is a centuries-old practice from ancient Rome that is becoming popular once again. Check out three facial oils that I love using right now.

It Will Never Rain Roses: 6 Spring Gardening Tips

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!

How to Care for Air Plants

Air plants are perfect low-maintenance option for the home or garden. Learn how to care for air plants with these growing, watering and lighting tips.

7 Anti-Inflammatory Herbs

Tackle chronic inflammation with anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric, ginger, boswellia and more.

How to Grow Citrus Trees from Seed

Grow your own beautiful houseplants from citrus seeds. Growing citrus trees from seed is easy, fun and, best of all, free.

10 Homemade Holiday Gifts

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.

Granola Bites Recipe

Healthy and lightly sweet, these granola bites are perfect for packing in your child's lunch. Make your own with this granola bites recipe.

The Herb Shop Owners Who Inspired Me to Start My Blog

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.

7 Eco-Friendly Gifts Under $40

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.

6 Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for Kids

Honor your traditions in a more sustainable way—while still pleasing your children—with these six eco-friendly gift ideas for kids.