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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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A Day in Kilifi - In Honour of International Women's' Day

by: Sara on 03/08/2019

In honour of International Women’s Day, we thought we would share some words from our Publishing Director, Sue Custance on her trip to East Africa last year. She started her journey one year ago on International Women’s Day, travelling from Vancouver to Nairobi. Here is a taste of “A day in Kilifi”.

I’ve been unpacked from my 4-week trip …

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Spring Giveaways from New Society Publishers

by: Sara on 02/25/2019

Spring Giveaways and Sale!

Starting this Thursday, February 28th, New Society Publishers book giveaways will run bi-weekly on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Yes, it is only February and we are already looking forward to spring! But I think most of us can agree that we have seen more  than enough of ol' man winter.

To celebrate spring we are …

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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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Curing Meats at Home with Meredith Leigh

by: Sara on 12/07/2018

On the last day of our winter sale we are featuring an excerpt from Pure Charcuterie: The Craft and Poetry of Curing Meats at Home by Meredith Leigh, a food and farming specialist. She writes, works, cooks, and eats with the goal of helping others to understand that food is the most fundamental common denominator to our collective and individual …

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