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3 Natural Products That Can Clean Your Whole House

Getting toxic cleaning products out of your home is one of the smartest, easiest and most practical ways to create a healthier, more eco-friendly home. Many of the chemicals used in conventional clean…


Love Birds? Support Their Preservation

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation and conservation of birds. The group works to engage people of all ages in learning about birds and protecting our planet, a…


3 Garden-Fresh Spring Recipes

Celebrate the spring season with these three recipes that make the most of fresh-from-the-garden (or farmer's market) produce. Pea Soup 2 medium shallots, finely chopped Pinch salt 1 teaspoo…


5 Natural Pet Care Tips

We pet owners love our pets and do our best to care for them. And while many of us use natural remedies for our own aches and pains, we might not be aware that natural remedies are suitable for a wide…


Okey-Dokey Artichokey: The Fabulous Spring Artichoke

Do artichokes intimidate you? Not to eat, but to cook! I used to see them in the store and think to myself, "Yum, artichokes, but how do I cook that thing?" Well, I was missing out with that kind of t…


Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

It's almost Easter weekend, which means it's time for Easter egg hunting! One of my favorite Easter activities as a child and as an adult is dyeing Easter eggs, a fun holiday craft project the whole f…


4 Ways to Reduce Indoor Allergens

As spring rolls around, many of us face allergies to the pollen outdoors. But what about allergens we bring inside our homes? Use these four tips to make your home an allergen-free haven. 1. Don't …


Natural Remedies for Kitchen Pests

This past weekend, it was (oddly) about 80 degrees and sunny here in Kansas in March. The weather felt great because I'm ready for May, although it's not nearly May yet! There were even bees and wasps…


Design an Artful Entry

Above: Handpainted address numbers bring your home's personality outside. A set of three handpainted address numbers (7 1/2 inches high) made from recycled steel drums is available for $30 from Etsy s…


Celebrate Spring with 3 Fresh Recipes

With the arrival of spring, many of us are heralding the start of the seasons of bountiful fresh produce.  The earliest tastes of spring's baby vegetables may be the sweetest of the year. Plus, this i…


about Jessica Kellner

Jessica Kellner is the editor of Natural Home & Garden magazine, a national sustainable home and lifestyle magazine. She is dedicated to helping readers create more sustainable, delightful homes that are in tune with the natural world. She is also the author of Housing Reclaimed: Sustainable Homes for Next to Nothing, published by New Society Publishers in autumn of 2011. Email her at

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