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Market Gardening and Food Forests, Permaculture in Spain

by: Sara on 02/20/2017

In today's post we hear from Darrell Frey, owner and manager of Three Sisters Farm, a 5-acre permaculture farm, solar greenhouse and market garden located in Western Pennsylvania.  Darrell is also the author of The Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm and co-author of the soon to be released, The Food Forest Handbook: Design and Manage a …

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Celebrating Our Diverse Family at the Mother Earth News Fair

by: Sara on 02/17/2017

Today's blog is by our Managing Editor Ingrid Witvoet who is attending the Mother Earth News Fair in Belton, TX.

Today I’m in Belton, Texas for the first Mother Earth News Fair of 2017. After a somewhat tumultuous few weeks in the USA, it’s wonderful to be meeting up with such a fantastic, diverse group of folks, all looking into similar ideas, …

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Candelight, Comfort and Food - Hosting during the Holiday

by: Sara on 12/10/2016

Enjoying quality time with friends and family over the holidays is the true essence of the season for many of us...but when you are the host? Well, I don't know about you but I for one turning into a two headed monster trying to make everything just right...which really with 25 people in 650 sq feet...who cares how clean the floor is...no one can …

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From Pubs to Permaculture

by: Sara on 12/07/2016

On this 7th day of our 12 Days of Giving sale, one of our editors, Rob West, shares his story of transitioning from "hygge" in the big city to "hygge" on the homestead. You can follow Rob's journey, including the building of his passive home, on his blog The Handcrafted Life. 

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Vegan Bullying and the New World

by: Sara on 11/22/2016

Today's blog was originally posted on Meredith Leigh's website on November 14th.

We felt compelled to share this, as it is reflective of a very sensitive time in America, and of the importance of speaking up when one is "witness to ideological judgement and negative dogma".

Meredith Leigh, author of The Ethical Meat Handbook: Complete Home Butchery …

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