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Yard to Table Eating

If we revisit the idea of the home system, let’s start in the kitchen. What do you eat? How much money do you spend on food? What percentage of food do you grow and preserve? What changes would you like to make with the food you purchase and consume

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Tips for gardening in the Pacific Northwest with Linda Gilkeson

Master gardener and author Linda Gilkeson has just released the Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition of her best-selling book Backyard Bounty: The Complete Guide to Year-round Gardening in the Pacific Northwest. Linda agreed to answer some of our most pressing gardening questions in the interview below, and chose two winning questions from those submitted in our online contest.

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Growing Oyster Mushrooms on Straw

Part of the secret to growing great oyster mushrooms on straw is pasteurizing the straw. In this excerpt from Mycelial Mayhem: Growing Mushrooms for Fun, Profit and Companion Planting, David and Kristin Sewak explain the basics of pasteurization and the steps for growing oyster mushroom on straw. 

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Unleash the potential of your yard by transforming it into a beautiful and vibrant space offering a continuous supply of food


Crystal Stevens

Crystal Stevens is an author, artist/art teacher, folk herbalist, regenerative farmer, and permaculturist. She is the co-founder of Flourish, and the author of the award-winning Grow Create Inspire, and Worms at Work. Crystal lives with her husband and two children on a 10-acre permaculture-inspired micro farm along the rolling hills of the Mississippi River.


Jon Steinman
Book Event
February 26th, Vancouver, B.C.

Jon Steinman, author of Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants and Jan DeGrass, author of The Co-op Revolution: Vancouver's Search for Food Alternatives, from Caitlin Press will be speaking together at Banyen Books.

Wednesday Feb. 2th
Banyen Books
3608 West 4th Ave
Vancouver, B.C.

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Meredith Leigh
Book Event
Feb. 27th, Chapel Hill, NC

Meredith Leigh will be speaking about her revised and updated edition of The Ethical Meat Handbook .

Feb. 27th, 2020
Flyleaf Books 7:00 pm
752 M.L.K. Jr Blvd,
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Meredith Leigh
Book Event
March 2, Asheville, NC

Meredith Leigh will be discussing the second Edition of The Ethical Meat Handbook, with Laura Lengnick, author of Resilient Agriculture: Cultivating Food Systems for a Changing Climate and Keia Mastrianni, co-author of Bruce Moffett Cooks.

March 2, 7:00 PM
Malaprop's Bookstore
55 Hayward St.
Asheville, NC

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Satish Kumar
Book Event
May 12th, Bereley, CA

Satish Kumar will be hosted by Fritjof Capra at the David Brower Center, Berkeley. He will be speaking about his book, Elegant Simplicity.

May 12th, 7:00 pm
Daivd Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Suite 100
Berkeley, CA 94704


Spring Giveaways are Back!

Did you hear the news? We started up our spring giveaways again! We just couldn’t wait for spring so we decided to start early. When possible the author will answer your questions directly on Facebook and Instagram.

Our Acquisitions Editor Rob West offers an introduction to our Spring 2020 season.

New Video Highlights New Society

We were honoured and excited when Oliver Goshey, host of the Abundant Edge podcast, where he interviews leaders and change-makers in the worlds of permaculture, natural building, and regenerative living, reached out and asked if he could create a video about New Society Publishers. "I feel like more people should know about the good things you are doing."

Oliver visited us on Gabriola to spend the day getting to know and film the New Society team. The result is the video below.