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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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Joel Solomon and the Clean Money Revolution

by: EJ on 04/10/2019

Joel Solomon, author of The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism, explains why wealth managers need to expand their mandate and how those of us with "more than enough" have a responsibility to discuss values and demand clear explanations about how that money is working in the world and to what end.

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New Society Publishers Spring Sale Starts Today!

by: Sara on 04/05/2019

Our spring sales starts today, April 8th and runs until April 15th. Receive a …

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Interview with Andrew Mefford, author of The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution

by: EJ on 03/11/2019

Organic no-till farming methods allow small scale farmers to use less machinery, be more efficient, have higher yields, build organic matter in the soil and address climate change challenges. In The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution: High-Production Methods for Small-Scale Farmers, Andrew Mefford compiles current state of the art, …

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