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Making Soil Using Hugelkultur Beds

by: EJ on 02/24/2017

Not every property is blessed with an abundance of sweet, loamy soil.  Sometimes it is necessary to create soil.  It may be that where you live has little soil, or is extremely rocky or has other environmental constraints.  Jenni Blackmore, author of Permaculture for the Rest of Us: Abundant Living on Less than an Acre offers several soil building …

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It's #GivingTuesday and we are supporting new farmers and you can too!

by: Sara on 11/29/2016
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Following on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday we have finally …

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#BuyNothingDay

by: EJ on 11/25/2016

New Society Publishers is happy to join with people in 65 countries around the world to celebrate Buy Nothing Day today.

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Understanding Ecosystems - and Why Your Lawn is Just a Baby

by: EJ on 11/16/2016

Understanding how ecosystems work is essential to sustainable living.  Let's be clear, these are real ecosystems -- the interaction between living organisms and their natural environment.  Not the co-opted ecosystems of internet connections.  The following excerpt from Ross Mars’ new book, The Permaculture Transition Manual: A Comprehensive …

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Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival - An Afternoon of Growing Local

by: Sara on 11/07/2016

New Society Publishers is proud to be a sponsor of the 2016 Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival in Nelson, BC. Now entering its fourth year the fest features 12 films spread out over 5 days between October 26 and November 12. The Film Fest was created by Jon Steinman, the writer and host of the Deconstructing Dinner television/web series (2013- ) …

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