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Hand Pollinating Squash

by: Sara on 03/07/2018

Bees are called "nature's sparkplugs" because without them, many plants can't start to produce a crop. But wild bees are scarcer now, and few people keep domestic honeybees in populated areas anymore. Bees are also less active in cool weather, so flowers go unpollinated when it is cool and rainy. People need to know how to hand pollinate flowers. …

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Tips for gardening in the Pacific Northwest with Linda Gilkeson, author of Backyard Bounty

by: Sara on 02/28/2018

Master gardener and author Linda Gilkeson has just released the Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition of her best-selling book Backyard Bounty: The Complete Guide to Year-round Gardening in the Pacific Northwest. Linda agreed to answer some of our most pressing gardening questions in the interview below, and chose two winning questions from those …

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Invest Like You Give a Damn Author Shares Tips for Aligning your Investments with Your Values

by: Sara on 02/13/2018

In his new book Invest Like You Give a Damn: Make Money, Change the World, Sleep Well at Night,Marc de Sousa-Shields takes the guess work out of Socially Responsible Investing. Between Marc's humor and expertise he takes what many of us find daunting, investing for retirement, and shows how making money and aligning your investments with your …

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Twelve Reasons to Support New Society Publishers and Indie Bookstores

by: EJ on 02/07/2018

When you buy from New Society Publishers, you are doing more than just purchasing great books.  Buying from an independent publisher or independent bookstore is the publishing world’s version of buying local.

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Land Based Aquaponics the Solution to Troublesome Fish Farms?

by: Sara on 01/04/2018

Today's blog post comes from Adrian Southern, owner/operator of Raincoast Aquaponics and the co-author of The Aquaponic Farmer: A Complete Guide to Builidng and Operating a Commercial Aquaponic System. It is written in response the the video of clouds of bloody water being emitted from Vancouver Island salmon processing plants.

By now, most of us …

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