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.
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.
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.
Alejandro Frid, the author of Changing Tides: An Ecologist's Journey to Make Peace with the Anthropocene, was asked the question "how can I support the application of indigenous laws' many times during his book tour this past fall. Alejandro elaborates on his original response in today's post.
Beyond Contempt: How Liberals Can Communicate Across the Great Divide by Erica Etelson shows progressives how to communicate respectfully and effectively across the great political divide, defusing hostility, building trust, and, just maybe, discovering common ground.
Today's blog post is an excerpt from Engage, Connect, Protect: Empowering Diverse Youth as Environmental Leaders by Angelou Ezeilo with Nick Chiles. Angelou is the founder and CEO of The Greening Youth Foundation, The company's mission is to engage under-represented youth and young adults, while connecting them to the outdoors and careers in conservation.
Cheese, how do I love thee let me count the ways! I think we can agree that cheese is one of the stars of the holiday food season, but for a variety of reasons; allergies, ethical, or otherwise, we can't all abide in animal dairy. So in the name of inclusion, and to aid in the continuation of the cheesy love affair, we are including two recipes today.
Cured meat products arose from the need for preservation, in a time when cooking and refrigeration were not always available. Today, charcuterie is an embodiment of art in the kitchen, combining precision, balance, patience, and creativity.
Following on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday we have finally arrived at Giving Tuesday. For those who may prefer to skip out on the sales offered by major outlets in favour of a more civil and charitable option, this may be the day for you.
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.
It is starting to feel that everything has a "day" attached to it that calls for action on our part - November is full of examples of this, from Black Friday and Buy Nothing Day, to Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday, Thanksgiving to Remembrance Day.
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....
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.
Ann Baird and Gord Baird Ann Baird and Gord Baird's new book Essential Composting Toilets answers every question you might have ever had about composting toilets - how to use them, install them, compost the resource and more. Composting Toilets - Not a Crappy Solution Gord Baird is our guest today and answers your questions from how to retrofit to what to tell the neighbours. How can I find out if composting toilets are allowed in my region? If they aren’t, what can I do? There are two routes one can take to investigate the regulations around composting toilets. The...