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NEW SOCIETY BLOG — Gardening

Love and Compassion will Not be Canceled

We are globally united by the challenge to flatten the curve of the Covid19 Virus. Many of us are practicing social distancing, self-isolation, or are in quarantine. Depending on where you live, limits to your daily movements and activities may vary, but one thing is certain, this virus knows no borders.

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Interview with author Robert Pavlis

Today's author interview featuring our winning giveaway questions is with Robert Pavlis, author of Soil Science for Gardeners: Working with Nature to Build Soil Health

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Managing Slugs and Snails in the Garden

As many of us on the west coast know, slugs wreak havoc on our gardens, and unless you have a child with a slug fascination around, chances are you need an alternative method of control. Luckily for us Linda Gilkeson, master gardener and the author of Backyard Bounty: The Complete Guide to Year-Round Organic Gardening in the Pacific Northwest, offers an alternative to small children for snail and slug control.

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Interview with author Crystal Stevens

Today's author interview, featuring our winning giveaway question, is with Crystal Stevens, author of Your Edible Yard: Landscaping with Fruits and Vegetables

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Yard to Table Eating

If we revisit the idea of the home system, let’s start in the kitchen. What do you eat? How much money do you spend on food? What percentage of food do you grow and preserve? What changes would you like to make with the food you purchase and consume

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Tips for gardening in the Pacific Northwest with Linda Gilkeson

Master gardener and author Linda Gilkeson has just released the Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition of her best-selling book Backyard Bounty: The Complete Guide to Year-round Gardening in the Pacific Northwest. Linda agreed to answer some of our most pressing gardening questions in the interview below, and chose two winning questions from those submitted in our online contest.

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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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Spring Giveaways are Back!

Did you hear the news? Spring Giveaway are back! We just couldn’t wait for spring so we decided to start early. This week's giveaway running on Facebook and Instagram, started today, February 20th, for Your Edible Yard: Landscaping with Fruits & Vegetables by Crystal Stevens.

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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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New Society Publishers Spring 2020

Our Acquisitions Editor Rob West offers an introduction to our Spring 2020 season in today's blog. All of these books are now available for pre-order.

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Take the Holidays Outside with these Family Activities

We have all heard about, and hopefully experienced, the health benefits of the great outdoors, but when winter sets in it can be a bit more challenging to make the trek outside. But the effort is well worth it, especially during the busy holiday season, when kid energy and stress levels can run high.

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December Sale: Simplicity

Welcome to the first day of our Winter sale! Over the next week we will share excerpts from our books on; ways you can live simply, (yes, even during this busy season), yummy recipes for all those holiday celebrations, activities with family, and ways to give to those less fortunate. Author Satish Kumar We start off with an excerpt from Elegant Simplicity: The Art of Living Well by long-time peace and environment activist and former monk, Satish Kumar. Excerpt from the Book I walked from the grave of Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi, to Moscow, Paris, London, and Washington, D.C....

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Interview with Jim Ulager, Author of Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener

Today's interview is with Jim Ulager, author of Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener. Written by a home seed saver for the home seed saver, this is the guide for those who want to reclaim seed heritage, highlighting the importance of saving seeds for you, your neighbors, and most importantly, subsequent generations.

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Growing Trees & Shrubs Indoors

Grow trees and shrubs indoors to beautify and purify your home! Find out all the tips and tricks you need to help them survive and flourish in an indoor environment in the new book Growing Trees and Shrubs Indoors: Breathe New Life into Your Home with Large Plants by DJ Herda. Read the excerpt below to learn about some of the aesthetic and health benefits of bringing the outside in!

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Interview with DJ Herda, author of Growing Trees & Shrubs Indoors

Today's blog interview featuring our winning giveaway question, is with DJ Herda, author of the just released book Growing Trees and Shrubs Indoors: Breathe New Life into Your Home with Large Plants D.J Is also the author of From Container to Kitchen: Growing Vegetables in Pots and the upcoming book Your Indoor Herb Garden:Growing and Harvesting Herbs at Home.

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