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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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Everything You Need to Know About Composting Toilets But Were Afraid to Ask

by: EJ on 01/23/2019

Ann Baird and Gord Baird's new book Essential Composting Toilets: A Guide to Options, Design, Installation, and Use answers every question you might have ever had about composting toilets  - how to use them, install them, compost the resource and more. 

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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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The Year-Round Hoophouse with author Pam Dawling

by: Sara on 11/21/2018

Today's author interview is with Pam Dawling, the author of The Year-round Hoophouse: Polytunnels for All Seasons and All Climates. Pam Dawling has been farming and providing training in sustainable vegetable production in a large variety of climates for over 40 years, 14 of which have been hoophouse growing. She is also the author of the …

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