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NEW SOCIETY BLOG
Where Have All the Seed Savers Gone?
"Seed saving does not belong to a small group of experts." This is the sentiment expressed in this excerpt from the new book Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener. In it author Jim Ulager shares the event that led him to start saving seeds and why he wanted to share the how and why with other home gardeners.
Interview with James Hoggan, author of I'm Right,and You're an Idiot
Today's interview is with James Hoggan, author off I'm Right and You're an Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up, 2nd Edition. James is the president of the Vancouver PR Firm Hoggan and Associates, past chair of the David Suzuki Foundation board, and founder of the influential website, DeSmogBlog.
Interview with Jim Reiland, contributor to Straw Bale Building Details
Today we interview Jim Reiland, representing CASBA, the authors of Straw Bale Building Details: An Illustrated Guide for Design and Construction.
More Gold for New Society Authors
We are thrilled to announce that three New Society titles have won Foreword INDIES Book Awards this year.
Can Gardens Save the World?
Can gardens literally save the world? Benjamin Vogt explains why his answer is "no" in today's excerpt from his book A New Garden Ethic:Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future.
Interview with Jon Steinman, author of Grocery Story
In today's blog interview we speak with Jon Steinman, author of Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-op in the Age of Grocery Giants.
Pros and Cons of Building with Earthbags
Today is the Build portion of our Grow Make Build Change summer reading sale theme featuring an excerpt from Essential Earthbag Construction: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide by Kelly Hart.
Earth Overshoot Day - #Movethedate
Earth Overshoot Day is July 29th ...the earliest ever Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s annual demand on nature exceeds what Earth’s ecosystems can regenerate in that year.
Sacred Headwaters At Risk From Big Oil
I have lived in British Columbia all my life. I have travelled to many countries, all of them full of beauty, but my favorite trip is still the road from Terrace, BC to Prince Rupert, BC along the mighty Skeena River.
Interview with Kathryn Rose, Nature-Based Therapy
In today's post we speak with Kathryn Rose, co-author with Nevin Harper and David Segal of Nature-based Therapy: A Practitioner’s Guide to Working Outdoors with Children, Youth, and Families.
Pushing for 100% Recycled Paper
New Society Publishers was the first publisher, working with our printer Friesens, to bring 100% post-consumer paper into the North American printing scene in 2002 – nearly two decades ago. We have recently discovered that a small selection of our books printed at Lightning Source by Ingram Content Group, in the print on demand program, are not printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper.
Week for the Future and the Global Climate Strike
New Society Publishers has pledged to join the global climate strikes in our community on September 20th. Global heating and climate change is the most pressing crisis facing humanity and the biosphere.
New Society Publishers recognized as a “Best For The World” B Corp for their significant improvement to their overall company impact
New Society Publishers, a Certified B Corporation, has been recognized as a 2019 Best For The World: Changemaker in recognition of their significant improvement to their overall impact on their workers, customers, communities, the environment, and governance.
Reclaiming our Public Squares from Polarized Rhetoric, Propaganda and Miscommunication
Today's blog is a variety of short excerpts from the newly released 2nd Edition of James Hoggan's book I'm Right and You're and Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up
Interview with Willoughby Arevalo, author of DIY Mushroom Cultivation
Today's interview is with Willoughby Arevalo, author of DIY Mushroom Cultivation:Growing Mushrooms at Home for Food, Medicine and Soil. Willougby is a mycologist, artist, and educator who is a member of the Vancouver Mycological Society.