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.

5 Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids

Getting kids outdoors in the winter can often prove challenging. Try these fun and creative activities to get your kids outside and connected to the natural world.

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.

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.

Summer in a High-Performance House

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

Raising Kids in Cohousing Communities

Guest blogger Sarah Lozanova explains the benefits of raising kids in cohousing communities such as the Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage her family is moving into.

A Vitamin C Super Smoothie

Vitamin C has been linked to lower cataract risks. To help protect your eyes, get your daily dose of vitamin C with this delicious breakfast smoothie.

Naturally Glowing Skin 101, Part 2: Skin Care Basics

Naturally healthy skin need not be a daunting, complex task. It can be a delightful ritual using natural ingredients found in your own home. The important first step is to simplify your beauty routine. Learn about the five necessities.

Naturally Glowing Skin 101, Part I: Nourishing from Within

If it is one thing we can all agree on, it is that having clear, glowing skin is the most important factor to your appearance. Clear skin boosts one’s self-esteem, self-confidence, and certainly makes us all feel good! Learn more about how to obtain clear skin.

Herbal Syrup: Fight Off Colds with an Herbal Arsenal

Herbal syrups are a wonderful vehicle for immune-boosting, antiviral and antibiotic herbs for use any time of year. Use this simple method to make a powerful tool in the fight against biological baddies.

Homemade Herb Infused Oils and Salves with Plantain and Violet Leaf

Spring is the perfect time to wild craft gently soothing vulnerary herbs, such as plantain and violet leaf, to make healing oils and salves. Learn more about these wonderful springtime botanicals with useful recipes for infused oils and medicinal salves.

Herbal Rinses for Natural Hair Care

Our standard shampooing practices often leave hair dull and damaged. Benefit from our botanical allies to achieve balance for scalp and hair by using natural herbal rinses.