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Julie Raddysh Takes the Reins at New Society Publishers

by: Sara on 01/31/2019

New Society Publishers, Canada’s leading book publisher with a focus on sustainability, is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Raddysh as Publisher.  Raddysh takes over the reins from Publisher and co-founder Judith Plant.

Plant says, “The appointment of Julie Raddysh as Publisher seems a natural and positive progression for her and …

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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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New Society Builds Bus Shelter in Honour of Chris Plant

by: EJ on 01/22/2019

The New Society staff has been working on a bus shelter in memory of our co-founder Christopher Plant.  The new shelter serves passengers travelling on the community bus service, GERTIE and certainly would have won Chris' heart. Staff came up with the idea a few years ago when brainstorming something that would be a suitable memorial to our friend …

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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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Curing Meats at Home with Meredith Leigh

by: Sara on 12/07/2018

On the last day of our winter sale we are featuring an excerpt from Pure Charcuterie: The Craft and Poetry of Curing Meats at Home by Meredith Leigh, a food and farming specialist. She writes, works, cooks, and eats with the goal of helping others to understand that food is the most fundamental common denominator to our collective and individual …

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