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Essential Items for Your Emergency Kit

As we work to process the realities of climate change, learning to manage our emotions around this crisis is crucial. But as climate disruption continues and increases, preparing for scenarios such as utility disruptions, local disasters involving floods or fires, or unseasonal freezing or heating can also help us move from panic mode into action mode.

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How Do I Cope with Climate Anxiety?

Climate anxiety and eco-anxiety are very real for many of us. How can we process this grief and fear about the climate? Can we transform these into powerful tools for acting on behalf of the climate? Margaret Klein Salamon says we absolutely can. It’s not quick or easy, but doing this work may well be the most important step on the road to addressing the climate emergency.

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Havarti/Gouda-style Quick Vegan Cheeze Recipe

Plant-based cheesemaking has revolutionized the culinary world, offering a wide array of delectable options for those embracing a vegan or low impact lifestyle. Through the use of artisanal techniques and a dash of culinary creativity, talented cheese makers are helping to bring vegan cheezes to the forefront of food conversations

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Reducing Your Electricity Generation and Heating

We have relatively little control over how our electricity is generated, except to lobby governments and power companies. But some of us have the option of taking things into our own hands by generating our own electricity. The conditions for that have never been better, and they will continue to improve.

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Can I Add Berries to My Garden or Farm?

Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries…All these small fruits pack a big flavor punch, and are one of the most delicious signs of summer.

In The Berry Grower, author Blake Cothron demonstrates that berries can be an amazingly productive, profitable part of your market or home garden, for a surprisingly low financial or land investment.

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Earth Day 2023

It’s Earth Day today! Widely considered to be the largest secular observance in the world, in its 53-year history Earth Day has mobilized and motivated over a billion people to stand up for our precious home.

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Is Another Future Possible?

Is another future possible? A more sustainable and just one? Peter A. Victor believes it is, and in Escape From Overshoot, he weaves together threads from a variety of disciplines to both paint a clear picture of where we are now, and lay out clear, proven ways we can work together to create a more attractive future than if current trends continue.

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11 Benefits of Two-wheel Tractors

With The Two-wheel Tractor Handbook, author Zack Loeks offers a strong case for these multi-use, efficient tools. To get you started, here are 11 benefits to incorporating a two-wheel tractor into your small farm, market garden, or home garden.

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Permaculture for Beginners: Take it Slow!

Using permaculture design techniques in your home garden can seem overwhelming – especially if you’re a new gardener, with a small space. With Permaculture for the Rest of Us, author Jenni Blackmore breaks these methods down into small steps anyone can take, and enjoy an abundant garden the first year!

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No-till Methods for Sustainable Organic Market Farming – and Gardening Too!

In Practical No-till Farming, author Andrew Mefferd provides a quick-and-dirty guide to transitioning your farm or market garden to no-till methods, including a comprehensive look at the many benefits to doing so. No-till is a great option for sustainable organic vegetable and flower farming, saving time, improving soil health, and much more.

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Growing Berries for Food and Profit

In The Berry Grower, author Blake Cothron discusses why and how to maximize your berry and small fruit harvest – whether in your backyard, small farm, or as a relatively easy value-added product for your existing organic farm. In this excerpt, he makes a convincing case for adding small fruits and berries, whether you’re an experienced grower or a beginner.

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Composting Questions Answered

In this interview, Robert Pavlis, author of Compost Science for Gardeners answers some interesting questions about composting, including a question that was asked by a reader on social media.

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