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NEW SOCIETY BLOG — From the Author
How does composting affect climate change?
In Compost Science for Gardeners, author Robert Pavlis offers a science-based approach to help home gardeners choose the best method for their situation. For today’s blog, Robert looks at the climate benefits of home composting. Does composting create CO2? The short answer is yes, but composting correctly ensures that the majority of that CO2 isn’t released into the air.
Garden Dreams in Winter
For most gardeners – and aspiring gardeners – winter is the perfect time to start planning and dreaming about next year’s garden. Whether it’s a few pots on a balcony, or a tiny backyard bed, a community garden plot, or even a small market garden, it’s exciting to think about spring and new plants, and delicious homegrown food.
Planting a “Forever Forest”
This holiday season, we’re inviting readers to make, share, observe, and enjoy the gifts of a slowed down, mindful season. To start us off, author Sami Grover (We’re All Climate Hypocrites Now) shares a creative way he’s helping his kids learn the power of incremental change, using a unique holiday gift idea.
In today’s Holiday Sale blog, Bevin Cohen, author of The Artisan Home Herbalist, offers up a thoughtful guide to holiday gift-giving – and a guide to infusing oils. Learn the simple art of making herb-infused oils, which can be used as they are, or turned into a variety of products, from sugar scrubs to medicinal balms.
Gianaclis Caldwell, author of Mastering Basic Cheesemaking, shares a simple, delicious recipe for marinating feta cheese, which can be done with any store-bought feta.
The Beauty of Frozen Light
Jacob Rodenburg, author of The Big Book of Nature Activities and The Book of Nature Connection, offers some ideas to help readers appreciate the unique beauty winter brings.
Mark Krawczyk, author of Coppice Agroforestry, talks about resilience in his own life and the resilience of woody plants.
Gardening in the Wake of Climate Change
Robert Pavlis, author of Plant Science for Gardeners, talks about the topic of gardening and how to do it in the context of climate change.
Your Better Sense of Nature
Jacob Rodenburg, author of The Book of Nature Connection, talks about the importance of nature and why we must use all of our senses if we want to gain a deeper connection with it.
For much of Richard Heinberg’s adult life, he’s been bothered by the questions of is it possible that we humans, or at least some of us, now enjoy too much of a good thing? Or is our problem merely that we don’t understand power very well and, therefore, misuse it? Today, he explores these questions and provides context for how we can better understand power.
What is an Artisan Herbalist?
We’re excited about our latest title, The Artisan Herbalist, by Bevin Cohen. However, what exactly is an artisan herbalist? Today, Bevin Cohen explains what an artisan herbalist is, why he became one and how this book came to fruition.
5 Steps to Launch A Food Business out of your Home Kitchen
Did you bake and give away cookie gifts this past holiday season with your friends and family saying “these are so yummy, you should sell them”? Do you have this secret dream of running your own food business from home? In today's blog Lisa Kivirist, co-author of Homemade for Sale gives 5 Steps to Launch A Food Business out of your Home Kitchen.
Principle I: Practice Adaptive Leadership and Co-Management
Today we share the first principle from James Gruber’s new monthly series on the twelve guiding principles for building a healthier community. The series provides specific practical actions and tools from Building Community for local community leaders who are successfully confronting these challenging problems and are working with their communities to find solutions.
It's All About Community
Today James Gruber, author of Building Community shares the story of Mill Hollow, the community where Gruber’s journey to writing his book all began. This story reminds us how a community can extend beyond one locality and be nurtured virtually.