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All the Dirt on Living the Good Life with Kirsten Lie-Nielsen of Hostile Valley Farm

by: Sara on 12/06/2018

Thank you to everyone who entered our book giveaway contest for Kirsten Lie-Nielsen's new book So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader? All the Dirt on Living the Good Life.

It was exciting to see all the great questions from 'wanna be, soon to be and current homesteaders'. Because of the great response we decided to choose one winner from Instagram

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Author Interview with The Frugal Homesteader - John Moody!

by: EJ on 10/01/2018

In today's author interview we push John Moody, "The Frugal Homesteader", to try and choose just one tool!  And we get some very no nonsense advice on kids and devices. John Moody is the author of The Frugal Homesteader: Living the Good Life on Less, which he does with his family of 7 on 35 acres in Kentucky.

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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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An Interview with the authors of Changemakers

by: Sara on 05/17/2018

The new book Changemakers: Embracing Hope, Taking Action, and Transforming the World by Fay Weller and Mary Wilson is the guidebook for ordinary people who want to create a new society now, rather than wait for a pie-in-the-sky future. Changemakers explores powerful stories of everyday people. Below is an interview with authors Fay Weller and Mary …

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