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Interview with Jim Reiland, contributor to Straw Bale Building Details

by: Sara on 06/07/2019

Today we interview Jim Reiland, representing CASBA, the authors of Straw Bale Building Details: An Illustrated Guide for Design and Construction.

There were so many great questions submitted during the giveaway contest that we chose two winners, one from Facebook and one from Instagram, check out the answers below.  

Don't miss out on your chance to …

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Intrinsic Hope is the Grand Prize Nautilus Award Winner

by: Sara on 05/17/2019

We are thrilled to announce that three New Society titles have won Nautilus Awards this year.

NBA1-Gold (2)
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Interview with Andres Edwards, author of Renewal: How Nature Awakens Our Creativity, Compassion, and Joy

by: Sara on 04/25/2019

Today we speak with Andres Edwards, author of Renewal: How Nature Awakens Our Creativity, Compassion, and Joyin which he explores our emotional bond with nature, and how it has the capacity to heal us and the natural world.

Our winning book giveaway questions was: What was the most significant thing you learned while writing this book? Look for …

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Can Gardens Save the World?

by: EJ on 04/12/2019

Can gardens literally save the world?

Benjamin Vogt explains why his answer is "no" in today's excerpt from his book A New Garden Ethic:Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future.

No. Even if they are linked together to create some new hybrid habitat — even if that habitat is mostly native plants — gardens won’t make more    than a …

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Fun with Fireflies

by: EJ on 04/11/2019

If you are one of the lucky people who live in parts of the world where fireflies also live, you will know there is nothing so magical as a field filled with these tiny creatures, flashing their ephemeral lights at dusk on warm summer’s evening. This activity is an excerpt from The Big Book of Nature Activities: A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor …

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