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Classifying Conifers

With so many varieties of conifer trees, have you ever wondered how people tell them apart? Understanding how the characteristics of trees affect their classification can help you identify different types. Today on the blog, we have an excerpt from Growing Conifers: The Complete Illustrated Gardening and Landscaping Guide on conifer classification. Next time you walk through a forest with conifers, see how many you can classify.

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Join Carol Anne Hilton as she discusses Indigenomics: Taking a Seat at the Economic Table with host Sheila North

New Society Publishers & McNally Robinson Booksellers are pleased to present Carol Anne Hilton discussing her new book Indigenomics: Taking a Seat at the Economic Table with host Sheila North. Join us on Friday May 7th online via Zoom (registration required) and YouTube to watch the event.

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Evergreen your landscape with the beauty and benefits of conifers

Growing Conifers is a beautifully photographed, comprehensive gardening guide for selecting and cultivating conifers. Coverage includes:

  • Conifer taxonomy, classification, and geographic distribution
  • Selecting conifers for size, shape, color, and texture
  • Best practices for placement and planting of trees, shrubs, and groundcovers in urban and rural gardens
  • Growing needs and low-input maintenance
  • Building healthy soil, minimizing water stress, and integrated pest management
  • Benefits of conifers including habitat, water and air quality, carbon sequestration, aesthetics, and food.

Conifers are often overlooked in gardening and landscaping in favor of deciduous trees and shrubs. Yet conifers come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors and offer tremendous aesthetic and ecological benefits for any garden.

Growing Conifers is an essential, comprehensive resource for gardeners and landscape professionals looking to develop beautiful, sustainable landscapes.

FEATURED AUTHORS

John J. Albers

John J. Albers is an educator for the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association, a certified sustainable landscape professional, a former Master Gardener, and the creator of Albers Vista Gardens, which contains 1,200 different plants. Author of The Northwest Garden Manifesto, he lives in Bremerton, Washington.

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER

David E. Perry

Photographer David E. Perry

David E. Perry is a professional photographer who has photographed for books, including The Northwest Garden Manifesto, magazines, Fortune 500 reports, and national ad campaigns for over 35 years. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

BOOK & AUTHOR EVENTS

May 11: Let's Talk Race | Fern Johnson and Marlene Fine

Morgan Hill Bookstore, New London NH & First Congregational Church of Wilmot NH

Please join First Congregational Church of Wilmot and Morgan Hill Bookstore for a Zoom Book Launch with authors Fern Johnson & Marlene Fine.

Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Time: 7pm EST
Cost: Free
Platform: Zoom

May 13: Pawpaws | Blake Cothron

Pawpaws with Blake Cothron

Discover a fresh new offering for your farm or orchard business

Join us in this one hour webinar with Blake Cothron, author of Pawpaws: The Complete Growing and Marketing Guide and learn how to diversify your orchard, food forest or farm, with the almost forgotten fruit, the pawpaw. Topics to include the culture and history of the pawpaw, orchard siting and planning, choosing the best quality nursery trees and pest and disease management.

Host: New Society Publishers

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2021
Time: 11am PDT
Registration: All zoom registered attendees will be entered to win a subscription to Harrowsmith Magazine.
Cost: Free

May 19: Let's Talk Race | Fern Johnson and Marlene Fine

Gleason Public Library Author's Talk

Improving our Conversations about Race: An Author Talk with Fern L. Johnson and Marlene G. Fine

Former Carlisle residents Fern Johnson and Marlene Fine will discuss their new book, Let’s Talk Race: A Guide for White People (New Society Publishers, 2021), emphasizing how the book can be used as a resource to improve conversations about race. The killing of George Floyd and subsequent trial of Derek Chauvin, the health inequities revealed in the coronavirus pandemic, and the white supremacist insurrection at the US Capitol in January 2021 have led many white Americans to look more closely at racial disparities throughout the culture and at our own complicity in sustaining those disparities. Yet, we are still not engaging deeply enough in genuine conversations about race. White people too often don’t know how or are reluctant to talk about race. But without talking about race with other whites and across race, we cannot create the relationships and trust necessary to achieve racial equity and justice. Let’s Talk Race offers an approach to help meet this challenge. The authors will talk about why they wrote the book and demonstrate how to use the personal and conversation prompts in it to create conversations about race.

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Time: 7pm EST
Cost: Free
Platform: Zoom

May 21: Transformative Learning | Satish Kumar

Schumacher College: 30th Anniversary Commemorative Book Launch

In 1991 Dartington pioneered ecological education by establishing Schumacher College – and thus addressed the pertinent issues of the present day at a time when ideas around sustainability were in their infancy.

We are coming together thirty years later to celebrate the great ideas of the regenerative economy, the earth as a living organism and recognition of the intrinsic values of nature. This event is part of a wider programme of celebrations to mark the occasion.

Satish Kumar, the founder and Dr. Pavel Cenkl, head of Schumacher College, will launch a 30th anniversary commemorative book: Transformative Learning – Reflections on 30 years of head, heart and hands at Schumacher College.

Date: May 21, 2021
Time:
4:30 - 5:30 pm BST | 11:30 am EST

Cost: Suggested Donation £10

Thursdays: i-Minds | Dr. Mari Swingle

Thursdays: Free Wellness Group

Join Dr. Mari Swingle, author of i-Minds: How and Why Constant Connectivity is Rewiring Our Brains and What to Do About it, every Thursday during the COVID pandemic.

Free Wellness Group
Sharing, Q & A followed by
Relaxation Exercises & Guided Imagery

Date: Thursdays
Time:
9pm EST / 6pm PST

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Spring Giveaways

Are you getting excited for spring? We are! We’ve several amazing books coming off press this spring! We want to celebrate by giving you the chance to win them!

The giveaways starts on March 4 and continue until July 29 on our Facebook and Instagram.

To enter post a question for the author for your chance to win!

The winning question will be featured in our author interview blog!

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Classifying Conifers

With so many varieties of conifer trees, have you ever wondered how people tell them apart? Understanding how the characteristics of trees affect their classification can help you identify different types. Today on the blog, we have an excerpt from Growing Conifers: The Complete Illustrated Gardening and Landscaping Guide on conifer classification. Next time you walk through a forest with conifers, see how many you can classify.

Growing Conifers: About the Book

In this video, John J. Albers and David E. Perry introduce their new book Growing Conifers: The Complete Illustrated Gardening and Landscaping Guide and share some of the benefits of growing evergreens, filmed on location at Alber Vista Gardens.

Growing Conifers is an essential, comprehensive resource for gardeners and landscape professionals looking to develop beautiful, sustainable landscapes.

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