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Bryan Welch's Uncommon Green Gift Guide

I love doorknobs, wall hooks and coasters made of stone. The feel of the rock, and its durability, confers a feeling of quality to a home and connects my family and our guests to nature in a compelling way.

Ancient coins bring the same feeling of quality and a connection to an important human legacy. Our own legacy is compelling represented in beautiful upcycled products, testament to a conservationist ethic that our generation invented and younger generations have expended into elegant and fashionable realms of design, decor and fashion.

Bryan Welch runs Ogden Publications, Inc., the publisher of sustainable-lifestyle magazines including Mother Earth News, Natural Home & Garden and Utne Reader, all of which are category leaders in print and online. His award-winning book, Beautiful & Abundant: Building the World We Want, appeared last December.

Bryan and his wife, Carolyn, raise organic, grass-fed cattle, sheep and goats on a 50-acre farm near Lawrence, Kansas.

He serves on the boards of directors of the Magazine Publishers of America, the Social Venture Network and the Down Home Ranch Foundation.