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Shimmer and Shine: Making Homemade Shampoo and Conditioner

Great-looking hair is something everyone desires, and it is not difficult to achieve. If you eat a well-balanced diet, drink plenty of water and get …

Hair Care

Growing Ginseng: Start a Ginseng Farm - Organic Gardening

Dried ginseng roots are a valuable crop you can grow yourself with a little patience and care.<p>PHOTO: FOTALIA/STEPHANIE FRAY<p>While it's not exactly a …

Gardening

Natural Flea Control - Homesteading and Livestock

You should only try shooting them as a last resort. Hopefully, natural flea control methods can save you the trouble.<p>ILLUSTRATION: MOTHER EARTH NEWS …

Sustainable Living

Choosing a Food Dehydrator - Real Food

Cost comparison of a variety of dehydrators.<p>DAVID CAVAGNARO<p><i>Learn the pros and cons of four leading food dehydrators designed for drying fruits and</i> …

Sustainable Living

6 Natural Allergy Remedies - Natural Health

Annual bouts with pollen take a toll on mental well-being. People who suffer from allergies are up to 14 times more likely to experience migraine …

Alternative Medicine

Vegetable Garden Planner: Design Your Best Garden Ever

The Vegetable Garden Planner — Design Your Best Garden Ever<p><i>Returning users: Bookmark this page and click the green launch button below to return to</i> …

Gardening

How to Build a Natural Swimming Pool - DIY

Rushes, sedges and water lilies not only provide a beautiful border around your natural swimming pool, but they keep the water clear and clean.<p>PHOTO: …

Sustainable Living

Raising Guinea Fowl: A Low-Maintenance Flock - Sustainable Farming

A domestic guinea hen lays seasonally, just as her wild cousins do.<p>Photo by Fotolia/Jamie Wilson<p>Like officious little men in baggy gray suits, the …

Sustainable Living

An In-Depth Companion Planting Guide - Organic Gardening

A companion planting guide is almost a necessity for gardeners when there are so many types of fruits and vegetables to choose from.<p>Photo by Getty …

Gardening

Preparing Northern Hives for Winter

Winter is coming…<p>We live in Michigan and the Farmer’s Almanac says we’re in for a doozy…The signs are all there. I have a few “superstition”/“wives …

Bees

‘Floriani Red Flint’: The Perfect Staple Crop - Plant Profiles

Content Tools<p>Print Email<p>Grain corn is a terrificcrop for gardeners who want to grow their own staple crops, and it’s productive enough to be …

Agriculture

Try This: Recycled Sweater Blanket

Photography By Susan Wasinger<p><b>Recycled warmth</b><p>What to do with that beautiful lambswool sweater with the moth hole in the sleeve? Or the cashmere …

Sewing

How To Help Protect Your Fig Trees Through A Cold Winter

Don't let their roots get too cold!<p>Fig leaves infamously cover the more private sections of statues across Europe, so it's rather ironic that fig …

Gardening

Tips for Using Earthen Plaster in Green and DIY Homes - Green Homes

Do you remember the joy of playing with mud as a child? The feel of that cool substance slipping between your fingers… the <i>slap slap</i> of bare feet on …

Sustainable Living

4 Herbs to Support Gratitude - Natural Health

Think back to the last time you had a quiet moment to yourself to reflect on your appreciation for something or someone in your life. For me, a sense …

Sustainable Living

After-Sun Care for Skin and Hair - Natural Health

Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a hat with a brim and by covering exposed skin with a light layer of clothing.<p>Photo by Superstock/Ronnie …

Skin Care

Getting Registered as Certified Organic - Organic Gardening

<i>Save seed receipts and packages.</i><p>Getting registered organic is more than an economic benefit; it is a statement of revolution against the current food …

Agriculture

5 Really Easy Greens That You Can Grow Inside This Winter

Eat nutritious homegrown lettuces even on the iciest days.<p>Locavorism is all the rage these days. Produce grown closer to home requires fewer fossil …

Gardening

These solar-powered homes push the limits of sustainable living

Impressive!<p>Since 2002, the U.S. Department of Energy has hosted the Solar Decathlon, a collegiate international competition that challenges students to build full-size, solar-powered houses. As the residential solar industry matures, with constant innovation in home batteries, energy-generating …

U.S. Department of Energy

Build a Classic Birdhouse - Do It Yourself Projects - Capper's Farmer

Content Tools<p>Print Email<p><i>Sharon and David Bowers have written</i> The Useful Book <i>(Workman Publishing, 2016)</i>, <i>a veritable encyclopedia of do-it-yourself —</i> …

Home Improvement

How to Trim a Chicken's Toenails

by Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest<p>Did you know that chickens can benefit from nail trimming? Sometimes no matter how much access to pasture and fresh …

Beauty

Chicken Coop Care According To Season

Over the past year, my coop has evolved with the seasons. During the first year I quickly learned what might have worked for the summer didn’t work …

Home Improvement

8 Homemade Insecticides to Save Your Indoor Garden - In the Garden

Indoor plants bring life to your home; however, it is imperative that you take proper care of your favorite plants to ensure that they thrive. One of …

Gardening

Immune-Enhancing Herbs - Health and Wellness

Ginseng root has been revered for centuries as a healthful tonic.<p>Photo by iStock/WEKWEK<p><b>Note:</b> Immune-enhancing herbs may interact or interfere with …

Alternative Medicine

Whatever the Weather: A Guide to Resilient Design

We’ve been feeling the effects of climate change a lot lately—drought in California, record highs of up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit in Arizona, …

Green Roofs

This Hot Herbal Tea Will Soothe Your Throat and Calm Your Cough

You know the feeling: One minute, you're happily tapping away on a TPS report at work, and the next, you're suddenly not feeling so hot. Your nose is running, you're a little tired, and…<i>uh oh</i>. There it is: a cough. Suddenly, your week is shot.<p>As soon as the temperature drops, it seems like we're …

Alternative Medicine

Big Batch Recipes You Can Make With Fall's Farmer's Market Haul

1 of 20<p>Sweet Potato Soup<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 20<p>Brussels Sprout-and-Leek Slaw with Bacon and Pecans<p>3 of 20<p>Honey-Glazed Spiced Carrots<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

Thanksgiving

Cool-Season Gardening Tips: How to Plant for Fall

As summer temps cool down and the air feels brisker, spring and summer gardens typically go into hibernation. Excitement over autumn-colored leaves …

Gardening

Your Garden’s Best Friend: The Life and Times of a Ladybug

Ladybugs feed on thousands of aphids in their lifetime, even laying their eggs on the underside of leaves that are under attack. This way, the larvae …

Gardening

Pig Breed Guide

Content Tools<p>Print Email<p>WEB EXTRA: Five Additional Pig Breeds<p>On most farms, pigs are a staple. They are often a hardy bunch, which means care can be …