Natural Home Magazine is tailored to natural minded home kind of people. It’s a mix of DIY advice and decorating hints.
Geared to the general public who might be a little handy on the weekends, an issue might have a showcase house, an organic cooking recipe, some natural products for the bathroom and an article on the best green counters.
Although it is a lot glossier and mainstream than say Mother Earth Journal, it is a relatively good magazine in terms of green integrity and I think it gets that from it’s midwest values of being “close to the land”.
It is published by a medium sized publishing company called Ogden Publications in the media capital of the world: Topeka, Kansas. Well, maybe the media capital of the Midwest.
Other magazines they publish:
Mother Earth News, Utne Reader, Herb Companion, Grit Magazine, Capper’s Magazine, Motorcycle Classics Magazine, Farm Collector, Gas Engine Magazine, Good Things to Eat.
The mix of publications reads something like this:
“I have an American right to my farm, healthy food, and my Harley.”
You can also buy insurance and financial advice from them :). Maybe it’s a Midwest thing but I find that funny.
I enjoy the mag because it is light reading and gives me a break from the other more technical green reading I do. I can flip through the pages, skim the text, look at the pictures and feel I spent a relaxing couple minutes talking about healthy green living with a friend.