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NEW SOCIETY BLOG — Book Excerpt

What is Coppice?

In his book, Coppice Agroforestry, Mark Krawczyk looks at the ancient practice of coppicing, blending it with modern science, systems thinking, and tools to ground it firmly in the 21st Century. So, whether you have a few trees or an entire forest, this book is the must-have practical guide for homesteaders, farmers, foresters, land managers, and educators who ally themselves with the remarkable resilience of woody plants. Today, we share an excerpt from the book that explains what coppice is

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Cultivating and Planting Blueberries

The Berry Grower by Blake Cothron is the essential guide for growing and marketing organic small fruits and berries. Today, we share an excerpt from the book that talks about cultivating and planting blueberries.

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Understanding Roots

Plant Science for Gardeners by Robert Pavlis is an entertaining and accessible guide that empowers growers to analyze common problems, find solutions, and make better decisions in the garden for optimal plant health and productivity. So, whether you’re a home gardener, micro-farmer, market gardener, or homesteader, this is the perfect guide for you. Today, we wanted to share an excerpt from the book that explains more about roots and their basic structure.

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What Is Sustainable Agriculture?

In Resilient Agriculture, Second Edition, Laura Lengnick discusses real world stories from the frontlines of climate change, resilience, and the future of food. Today, we share an excerpt from the book that looks at the concept of sustainable agriculture.

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Innovative Strategies for Small Fruit Growing

In his book, The Berry Grower, Blake Cothron shares information on growing and marketing organic small fruits and berries. This book is the essential guide for both new and aspiring organic small fruit growers, and for seasoned farmers looking to produce high-quality organic fruits and products for local markets and self-sufficiency. Today, we share an excerpt from the book, in which the author describes his reasons behind writing the book.

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An inventory of lasting happiness

In The Web of Meaning, Jeremy Lent investigates humanity’s age-old questions- Who am I? Why am I? How should I live? The book offers a compelling foundation for a new philosophical framework that could enable humanity to thrive sustainably on a flourishing Earth. Today, we have an excerpt from the book that talks about happiness.

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Bird Mnemonics

Filled with fun activities for using all of your senses to engage with nature in a deep and nourishing way, The Book of Nature Connection is the perfect book for all those that are looking to reconnect and become a nature sommelier! Today, we wanted to share an excerpt with you from the book that talks about listening to the birds and bird mnemonics.

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How Change Actually Happens

In the book, We’re All Climate Hypocrites Now, Sami Grover discusses that we should do what we can in our own lives to help the environment, but that we also need to target those actions so that they can create systemic change. Today, we share an excerpt from the book that talks about change and how to make it happen.

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1.5 Degree Lifestyle is Easier for Some than for Others

In his book, Living the 1.5 Degree Lifestyle, Lloyd Alter discusses the carbon cost of everything we do. This book, which is grounded in meticulous research, is a journey toward a life of quality over quantity, and sufficiency over efficiency. Today, we share an excerpt from the book that looks at why living a more eco-friendly lifestyle can be easier for some to do than it is for others.

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Ecological Limits and Then What?

In Ecological Footprint by Mathis Wackernagel and Bert Beyers the authors discuss the concept of Ecological Footprint accounting. This book looks at topics such as footprint and biocapacity accounting, strategies for creating regenerative economies, etc. Today, we share an excerpt that talks about ecological limits and also discusses the topic of the Footprint.

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Mindfulness and Nature

The Book of Nature Connection is filled with fun sensory activities for all ages that promote mindfulness and nature connection. The book includes activities grouped by the main senses- hearing, sight, smell, touch, and taste. This powerful learning tool kit is ideal for educators, camp and youth leaders, caregivers and parents, and anyone looking to reconnect with nature. Today, we share an excerpt from the book that looks at mindfulness and nature and gives some hints on practicing mindfulness while in nature.

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Let Us Use Our Hands To Produce A Better World

The Complete Guide to Seed and Nut Oils is a beautifully illustrated and photographed book that gives you all of the information you need to produce oils for cooking, balms and salves, self-sufficiency and resiliency or for small-scale commercial or community production. Today, we share an excerpt from this book that talks about the consumption and production of food and also looks at the author’s journey in finding balance between consuming and producing.

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Why 1°C of warming matters

In his book, A Brief History of the Earth's Climate: Everyone's Guide to the Science of Climate Change, Steven Earle looks at the natural evolution of the Earth’s climate over 4.6 billion years and discusses why human-caused global warming and climate change is different and more dangerous. Today, we share an excerpt of this book that describes why 1°C of warming matters.

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Arugula Soufflé Recipe

Today on the blog, we share a recipe from The Farmers Market Cookbook by Julia Shanks and Brett Grohsga for Arugula Soufflé!

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How To Use The Better World Shopping Guide

Today, we share an excerpt from the book The Better World Shopping Guide: 7th Edition that gives a quick overview of some of the information in the book as well as explains how to use the book effectively.

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