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Thoughtful commentary about - and individual solutions for - the pressing problems of our planet. We cover 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 articles on those topics, and we are adding and updating articles on a regular basis.
companion plants

Companion Planting: Working Together in the Garden - By planting certain plants side-by-side and avoiding putting others in close proximity, you can help them thrive without using pesticides.

garden planning

Planning Before Planting - If you live where winter is in full swing, you might be missing being out in the garden. Here are some planning tasks to take care of while you're awaiting warmer weather.

stop stacking stones

Stop Stacking Stones - Stone stacking or rock balancing may seem like a creative, meditative pastime, but it is problematic. It violates the ethic of “leave no trace” and has many other negative impacts.

precautionary principle

Better Safe Than Sorry - The Precautionary Principle is a tool for making good health and environmental decisions when not all the scientific evidence is available. It is especially useful during a pandemic.

overwintering herbs

Bringing Herbs Indoors for the Winter - Many of our garden herbs overwinter well indoors. However, there can be problems from lack of air circulation, too dry air, too high temperatures, and relatively low light levels.

natural immunity

How to Rev Up Your Natural Immunity - If your immune system is strong, it will fight viruses off before you even get them. Here are some lifestyle habits as well as specific vitamins, minerals, and herbs that can help.

the Slow movement

Embracing Slow - The pandemic has forced many changes in people's lives. And we're discovering what others in the Slow movement have known for awhile: Slowing down can have many positive side effects. 

bamboo textiles

Bamboo Textiles - Bamboo is a potentially environmentally-friendly plant that makes a wonderful clothing material. It allows for better moisture absorption and ventilation than other fibers. It is also hypoallergenic and wrinkle-resistant.


Cooperating Through Co-ops - Our current capitalist system is broken. As an alternative, cooperatives enable us to come together to meet common economic, social, and cultural needs through a democratically-controlled model.

quarantine simplicity

Quarantine Simplicity and Zen Simplicity - Amid all the talk about how we are victimized by the pandemic, we should realize we are missing an opportunity to learn from, embrace and enjoy the simple life.

natural play

Natural Play: Ditching Fancy Toys for Sticks and Mud - As children ditch their toys and play spontaneously with things in Nature, their senses are stimulated, minds engaged, and imaginations developing.


The Toxic Consequences of Fireworks - Fireworks have many toxic consequences, including air and water, pollution, negative health effects, and physical and psychological damage from noise.

household cleaners

What is the Dirt on Household Cleaners? - The many health and environmental dangers of household cleaning products are described, plus instructions for making your own alternatives are provided.


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