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Freeman House, Influential Restorationist, Dies at 80

by: Sara on 08/08/2018

Judith Plant, New Society Publishers co founder and author of Culture Gap and editor of Healing the Wounds, offers a tribute to Freeman House, author of Totem Salmon and founder of the Mattole Restoration Council, who passed away on July 23rd. Judith credits him, among others, with influencing her vision of bioregionalism.  Click here to download …

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Crumpets - From No-Knead to Sourdough

by: Sara on 08/01/2018

I am not sure that there are many other smells that invoke feelings of well-being quite like that of baking bread. It reminds me of being a kid and waiting patiently (or my mom might say not so patiently) for her fresh white bread to come out of the oven. Yes, I said white bread. The only time we got it was when it was homemade. My brothers and I …

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The Tongue Twister Game

by: EJ on 07/30/2018

In The Power Manual: How to Master Complex Power Dynamics, Cyndi Suarez includes a section on games.  She says, …

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Pros and Cons of Building with Earthbags

by: Sara on 07/29/2018

Today is the Build portion of our Grow Make Build Change summer reading sale theme featuring an excerpt from Essential Earthbag Construction: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide by Kelly Hart. Earthbag construction — building with polypropylene bags usually filled with earthen materials — is a versatile, easy-to-master, low-impact, and highly …

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Grow Make Build Change with our Summer Reading Sale

by: Sara on 07/26/2018

Welcome to the first day of our summer reading sale! If you are enduring this heat wave like we are, then you will understand when I say that it is hard to muster up enough energy to do much more than lay around in a dark cool room. But what would make laying around in the sweltering heat tolerable? A good book of course!

During the next seven days …

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