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Thoughtful commentary about - and individual solutions for - the pressing problems of our planet. We cover creative self-reliance, green living, natural homes, healthy food and organic gardening, natural parenting and alternative education, sustainable economics, health and wellness, life-affirming leisure activities, and many other aspects of natural family and community living. This website presents over 500 free articles on those topics, and we are adding new articles on a regular basis.

Container Gardening How-to - No space for a garden? Don’t worry! Everything from salad greens and savory herbs to luscious fruits and vegetables can be as close as your patio, window box, balcony, or rooftop. Container gardening is the perfect solution.


The Year of the Pumpkin - For many, pumpkins are associated with Fall. But if you’re a gardener, Spring is the time of year to start thinking about them. And this Spring is a good time to begin, because the U.S. National Garden Bureau has declared the Year of the Pumpkin.


The Kids are the Grownups in the Room - Children around the world, watching in disbelief as grownups fail to address the climate crisis, are launching their own climate movements.


The Clichés Might Have it Right - If you have spent any amount of time on social media, you will be familiar with memes. While memes can turn into clichés pretty quickly, clichés can sometimes help create change by the very nature of their repetition.


Biomimicry - 2019 is a pivotal year for us to solve the problems we've created on this planet. Biomimicry provides some solutions by copying Nature’s systems, processes, and elements to create new ways of living and of designing policies and products that are well-adapted to life on earth.


Microplastics are Everywhere - in us too - Microplastics have contaminated our oceans and our soil, and are now found in our food and our bodies. We must work to reduce and, ultimately, eliminate single-use plastics.

dine out or dine in

Dine Out or Dine In? - Dining in can be healthier and more environmentally friendly than eating out, and it supports family togetherness in ways that are impossible when we dine out.

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Small is Beautiful - Green economics focuses on small, local, and sustainable solutions to global problems. Capitalism, on the other hand, considers consumption to be of paramount importance.


Tea Time! How to Forage for and Make Wild Herb Tea - Tips for foraging and gathering wild plants to make your own healthy, wild herb tea.

taboo on climate change talk

The Taboo on Talking Climate Change - Given the warning of scientists that the time window to prevent the worst effects of climate change is closing fast, what keeps us from openly discussing it?


Change Begins with the Children - Change that will save our species on this planet begins with the children, suggests Natural Life Magazine editor Wendy Priesnitz.


Cohousing is Creating a Sustainable Housing Solution - The European concept of cohousing is becoming increasingly popular in North America as a way to build community and live sustainably.

kale and Swiss chard

Cooking with Deep Greens - Kale and Swiss Chard - Kale and Swiss chard are healthy vegetables. And yet, many people don’t know how to serve them, which means they’re doing without some powerful nutrients.


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