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NEW SOCIETY BLOG — Food & Gardening

Why am I the only brown person here?

Natasha Bowen, author of Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience, and Farming, shares her beginnings of leaving her urban existence to go ‘back to the land’, where she realized she was often the only woman of color, setting her on a quest to find out why that was.

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Interview with John Moody, co-author of DIY Sourdough

Today's author interview featuring our winning giveaway questions is with John Moody, co-author of DIY Sourdough: The Beginner’s Guide to Crafting Starters, Breads, Snacks and More

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Rainwater Harvesting for Garden Irrigation

Our Acquisitions Editor, Rob West shares his experience in installing a rainwater harvesting system with a well top-up capacity, at his home on Gabriola Island, with the book Essential Rainwater Harvesting by Rob and Michelle Avis, of Verge Permaculture, as his guide.

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How Can I Garden if I Don’t Have Seeds or Plant Starts?

The question "How can I garden if I don't have seeds" has been coming up a lot and beginners and experienced gardeners alike look to take charge of their food supply. EJ Hurst, New Society Publishers Sales Manager, and a home gardener. shares some suggestions on how you can get on the garden path by raiding your own pantry.

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Companion Planting to Attract Beneficial Insects

Cindy Conner, the author of Grow a Sustainable Diet: Planning and Growing to Feed Ourselves and the Earth, shares tips on how to plant a sustainable garden with diverse plantings that attract beneficial insects, that will then feed on the not-so-beneficial ones, all without chemicals.

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