Simple Living star Wanda Urbanska offers 3 easy steps to a serene, streamlined bedroom.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence reviews the sustainably minded Fairmont Hotels.
A single, volunteer potato produces 10 pounds of potatoes in a hot bed. A recipe for addictive, oven-fried potatoes.
During national bedbug summit, health experts urge thorough cleaning and heat as the best prevention and cure for the nasty pests.
Wireless temperature control mattresses and pads offer a dream come true for
When it comes to your health and well-being your bed is the most important furniture choice you will make. This article describes why and how to choose the healthiest bed options for you and your family.
Recommendations for building a wooden bed frame and how to customize the plans.
“Bed bugs” are small nocturnal insects that feed on blood. Here are some tips for keeping them out of your home, and for getting rid of them--without using toxic pesticides/insecticides--if they do show up.
How to quickly and easily make a soothing herbal tea blend for children, plus bags and boxes to hold it.
This year readers were concerned about bedbugs and greenwashing, and everyone wants to know more about smaller homes.
Bed bugs are taking over America. You can prevent them naturally.
EcoSmart's new line of natural bed bug repellents can prevent the pests from hitching a ride home with you.
Bird-X's new Bed Bug Alert is a business card-size device that can be slipped under a mattress or into any tight spot to attract and trap bed bugs--alerting you to a problem before it's too late.
Our bedroom should be a sanctuary where our body repairs as we sleep soundly but is your bedroom as healthy as it could be?
This photographic illustration shows how permanent gardens beds are beneficial, and prevent soil compaction.
Conventional bedding is full of toxic chemicals that outgas while you sleep. Don’t settle for a chemical-laden bed—win an organic bedroom from Lifekind!
For anyone who has ever wanted to build a raised garden bed, but didn't have the tools, know-how, time or potentially the space, former teacher Jill Plumb invented the M Brace, an easy, eco way to build raised garden beds without tools.
Readers share tips and tricks for taking care of winter garden beds.
Digging up places for new garden beds can take a long time. The sooner you start, the better!
Organic gardening expert advises on whether to build raised beds for a new garden.
To give your bedroom a boost, consider new paint suited to your personality. AFM Safecoat's Ayurveda Essence line allows you to choose colors based on your dosha, or personality type, within Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicinal system.
Participate in our reader photo contest by showing off pictures of your permanent raised garden beds.
You can use a solar hot-air collector to heat your home with renewable energy. Here’s more about how they work.
A family comes together to transform an everyday grain bin into a great new space for a Bed and Breakfast.
Creamy, delicious Parsnip Flan with Roasted Beets takes advantage of the last of the stored winter vegetables. Pair it with fresh spring greens for a wonderful spring meal.
Gina Luker of The Shabby Chic Cottage turns a flea market suitcase and baskets into a wonderful bedside table that doubles as valuable storage.
The community garden in East Harlem, Chenchita's Garden, is beginning to take shape.
A mortarless rock-wall raised garden bed is easily constructed with simple tools and adds long-lasting natural beauty.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Associate Editor Shelley Stonebrook offers tips for building permanent garden beds and paths. Shelley presented her workshop “10 Great Ways to Make Gardening Easier” at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR in Puyallup, Wash.
If you begin tomorrow, you can be soaking in fresh, 103-degree water by the evening.
Choose chemical-free organic bedding to start off the new year with healthy rest in a healthy bedroom.
The new website offers the home gardener an expanded product selection of useful garden products.
Receives SRCC OG300 certification on 41 system configurations for residential solar water heating systems.
How a wood-fired hot tub allows us to live better on less energy.
Cam is trying to extend his growing season with DIY greenhouse structures.
The Obama administration announced yesterday that it will place solar panels and a solar hot water heater on the White House roof by spring 2011.
Don't have the budget for a hot tub? Check out how these homeowners saves money and space by planting vintage clawfoot tubs in their gardens.
Cam readily admits to being obsessed about his use of energy.
Michael Morley will post regular updates about his progress building a unique green home with structural insulated panels (SIPs). Here, he discusses options for installing a colored concrete floor, and considering whether to install a solar hot water system.
A well-thought-out garden design will make your work enjoyable and manageable and will encourage the gardener's presence and attention.
Starting a new vegetable garden bed doesn't have to be a long, tedious, back breaking job. There are a few different ways to get the job done quickly and relatively easily!
This blog post tells you how to set up a drip irrigation system in a raised bed garden.
With a few simple tips, you can transform the leaves overtaking your yard into valuable, nutrient-dense compost, mulch or leaf mold.
Hugelkultur is nothing more than making raised garden beds filled with rotten wood. This makes for raised garden beds loaded with organic material, nutrients, air pockets for the roots of what you plant, etc.
Simran Sethi writes about the importance of eco-friendly mattresses, bed frames, and bedding.
Heat Recovery innovator produces a safe hot water heating system kit for wood stoves.
Cam has had to learn lots of new skills living in his off-grid home!
Is your patio short on space? Check out the Hot Pot BBQ, a grill that doubles as an herb planter.
It's Easter Time, and one's thought's naturally turn to Hot Cross Buns (at least mine do), those yeasty, spicy little treats with the cross on top.
Kerr-Cole Sustainable Living Center in Taylor, Arizona celebrates national homesteading month with a display of solar ingenuity.
How-To Build a Hoop House; a collection of resources for growers.
Dan Chiras and other energy experts envision a future powered by a combination of renewable energy resources, including wind and solar.
Stephanie Tourles, author and Seven Springs, Pa. FAIR Speaker, shares how to make a delicious, ice-cold watermelon cooler. Refresh after a day in the heat with this super easy and nutritious drink.
Eggs aren't the only things that come from the business end of a chicken. But with a little time and materials, and even less ingenuity, the rest can set you up with a free and steady supply of valuable organic fertilizer.
Once our bodies and our imaginations are engaged, the incremental change begins. Then it gets easier and easier to envision humanity occupying this planet–this beautiful, abundant planet–far into the future.
Three-day workshop announcement on net zero energy homes by leading authority on energy efficiency and renewable energy, Dan Chiras. Learn how to reduce your utility bill through conservation, effriciency, & clean, affordable, renewable energy.
Comly Wilson, Associate with CleanEdison, a solar installation training provider, offers her tips to remedy 6 common mistakes solar PV installers make when setting up new photovoltaic systems.
If you just happen to need white dinner rolls for a crowd at Thanksgiving, here's the recipe. Also, check out some really cool contests and special offers from King Arthur Flour.