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Keeping Bees Through Winter

by: EJ on 01/03/2017

Christy Hemenway's new book, Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping: Next Steps for the Thinking Beekeeper  came off press just before the holidays.  In it, Christy Hemenway helps the top bar beekeeper focus on supporting the honeybees' natural systems through their second year and beyond.  In this excerpt from Chapter 5,  "Honey--Sweetness and Light = …

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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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A Good Way to Inhabit the Landscape – Cozy Russian Cabins

by: EJ on 12/06/2016

Today’s blog is an excerpt from the recently released Shrinking the Technosphere: Getting a Grip on the Technologies that Limit our Autonomy, Self-sufficiency and Freedom by Dmitry Orlov. Today we get an inside look at a rustic Russian village cabin...can you say hygge! This and all new Society books are 35% off until December 12th. Just enter …

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Fourteen Easy Holiday Gifts You Can Make Yourself

by: EJ on 12/03/2016

Crystal Stevens, author of Grow Create Inspire: Crafting a Joyful Life of Beauty and Abundance has lots of great craft ideas for the holidays.  Today’s blog is an excerpt from Chapter 16, “Create Your Own Gifts: Inexpensive DIY Gift Ideas for the Holidays.”  Click here for a free download of all 14 craft ideas.


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How to Make Handmade Paper

by: EJ on 12/02/2016

Welcome to our holiday sale.  We love the idea of taking time to cozy up and get crafty during the holiday.  Here is an excerpt from The Permaculture Transition Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Resilient Living on how to make your own handmade paper – perfect for homemade gift cards and labels.

Handmade paper 

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