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Rainwater Harvesting for Chickens

by: Sara on 12/12/2018

Today's blog comes from Acquisitions Editor Rob West. He created a rainwater collection system for his brood of chickens with the help of Essential Rainwater Harvesting: A Guide to Homes-Scale System Design by Rob Avis and Michelle Avis of Verge Permaculture.

Homesteading often involves moving heavy objects – soil, wood chips, building materials, …

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The Year-Round Hoophouse with author Pam Dawling

by: Sara on 11/21/2018

Today's author interview is with Pam Dawling, the author of The Year-round Hoophouse: Polytunnels for All Seasons and All Climates. Pam Dawling has been farming and providing training in sustainable vegetable production in a large variety of climates for over 40 years, 14 of which have been hoophouse growing. She is also the author of the …

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An Interview with the author of The Memory We Could Be, Daniel Macmillen Voskoboynik

by: Sara on 10/05/2018

This week's author interview is with Daniel Macmillen Voskoboynik, the author of The Memory We Could Be: Overcoming Fear to Create Our Ecological Future. In it he links history with biology, economics with physics, to join the dots between our overlapping crises, illustrating in human terms the world we could lose and the world we can still win.

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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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Mudgirls Manifesto - An interview with the collective

by: Sara on 05/25/2018

The Mudgirls are building a revolution, and you're invited! The Mudgirls is an all-women's natural building collective from coastal British Columbia. They build houses and offer workshop that empower people to take back the right to provide themselves with shelter.

We have just released their book Mudgirls Manifesto: Handbuilt Homes, Handcrafted …

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