Natural Life Magazine
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 from the archives of Natural Life Magazine, 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.

growing lettuce

Lettuce Us Get Back to the Garden - Lettuce is a cool weather crop that finds a place on most dinner tables. Here is everything you need to grow the many different varieties in your home garden, no matter how small the available space.

earthship interview

Sustainable Living in an Earthship - Editor Wendy Priesnitz talks with Annie Warmke of Ohio's Blue Rock Station about life on a sustainable smallholding, and a house built of tires, cans, bottles, and straw bales.

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.

greening summer sports

Catching a Green Wave - How surfers, skateboarders, and other action sports enthusiasts, including suppliers and venues, can work together to green up their practices and equipment.

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.

cooperatives

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

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 developed.

fireworks

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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