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NEW SOCIETY BLOG — From the Blog Vault

Growing Oyster Mushrooms on Straw

Part of the secret to growing great oyster mushrooms on straw is pasteurizing the straw. In this excerpt from Mycelial Mayhem: Growing Mushrooms for Fun, Profit and Companion Planting, David and Kristin Sewak explain the basics of pasteurization and the steps for growing oyster mushroom on straw. 

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Top 5 Reasons to Cure your Own Meat

From the Blog Vault: We hear from Meredith Leigh author of The Ethical Meat Handbook Complete Home Butchery, Charcuterie and Cooking for the Conscious Omnivore and the recently released Pure Charcuterie: The Craft and Poetry of Curing Meat at Home. Today Meredith shares with us her top 5 reasons to cure our own meat.

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The Story of a Snowflake

From The Blog Vault: Throwback Thursdays One of the greatest pleasures of winter in many parts of North America are the clear, cold skies. Cold temperatures hold less water vapour, leaving the skies crystal clear for star gazing.

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Making Liquor Legally at Home

From The Blog Vault: Making Mondays Today's blog post comes to us from Victoria Redhed Miller, the author of Craft Distilling: Making Liquor Legally at Home.This unique resource shows you everything you need to know to get started crafting top-quality spirits on a small scale.

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Ten Benefits of Aquaponic Farming

What is aquaponic farming you ask? It is the process of raising fish and vegetables together, and for the first time all you need to know to do it on a commercial level (with cold-water fish!) is available in this comprehensive book.

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