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NEW SOCIETY BLOG

Pines, Firs, and Cedar Galore: How I Learned To Love Coneheads and Dance with The Conifers They Adore

Some of my best friends are coneheads. You know, conifer geeks. Not all of them, mind you, but some. Enough. Yes, definitely enough!

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Classifying Conifers

With so many varieties of conifer trees, have you ever wondered how people tell them apart? Understanding how the characteristics of trees affect their classification can help you identify different types. Today on the blog, we have an excerpt from Growing Conifers: The Complete Illustrated Gardening and Landscaping Guide on conifer classification. Next time you walk through a forest with conifers, see how many you can classify.

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2020 Nautilus Book Award Winners

2020 Nautilus Book Award Winners

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Join Carol Anne Hilton as she discusses Indigenomics: Taking a Seat at the Economic Table with host Sheila North

New Society Publishers & McNally Robinson Booksellers are pleased to present Carol Anne Hilton discussing her new book Indigenomics: Taking a Seat at the Economic Table with host Sheila North. Join us on Friday May 7th online via Zoom (registration required) and YouTube to watch the event.

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Transformative Learning: The Economics of Happiness

In Transformative Learning: Reflections on 30 Years of Head, Heart, and Hands at Schumacher College, Satish Kumar reflects on the legacy of Schumacher College, a beacon of innovation that fosters an ecological-based, holistic model of higher education built around the college's unique "learn by doing," head, heart, and hands pedagogy. Today on the blog, we take an excerpt from Transformative Learning on the economics of happiness.

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Cannabinoids

In celebration of 420, we take an excerpt of our book DIY Autoflowering Cannabis: An Easy Way to Grow Your Own by Jeff Lowenfels, in which he outlines the different types of cannabinoids found in cannabis. Today we unpack some of the different types of cannabinoids present in cannabis and look at their effects.

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Create a Framework to Design and Develop Your Land

The process of designing your property, or even a garden bed, can be difficult. With so many considerations, techniques and decisions, many people get overwhelmed in the complex process. Building Your Permaculture Property: A Five-Step Process to Design and Develop Land by Rob Avis, Takota Coen, and Michelle Avis offers a revolutionary holistic method to overcome this. Today, we take an excerpt from Building Your Permaculture Property on how to create a framework to implement your design and develop your land.

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The Tree Hollow as The Bees’ Natural Home

April showers bring May flowers, and those flowers bring the brilliant buzzing of bees. Whether you are interested in harvesting honey or just want to create a safe environment for bees, Keeping Bees with a Smile: Principles and Practice of Natural Beekeeping by Fedor Lazutin & Leo Sharashkin is for you. Today on the blog, we have an excerpt to help make your tree hollow a suitable natural home.

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Interview with Marlene G. Fine and Fern L. Johnson, authors of Let's Talk Race

Today’s blog features an interview with Marlene G. Fine and Fern L. Johnson, the authors of the just-released book Let’s Talk Race: A Guide for White People.

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The 33rd Benjamin Franklin Book Award Finalists

We are thrilled to announce that one New Society titles has been named a Benjamin Franklin Award finalist.

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Companion Planting Your Herbs

If you don't have a large garden, there are still plenty of plants that you can grow in your home. Growing herbs indoors leads the list of the healthiest and most useful indoor activities we can do. And they're tasty! Today, we take an excerpt from the book, Your Indoor Herb Garden: Growing and Harvesting Herbs at Home by DJ Herda on companion planting, why it's beneficial for your plants.

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Important Differences Between Organic vs. Conventional No-Till

Farming without tilling has long been the goal of agriculture. The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution: High-Production Methods for Small-Scale Farmers offers a farmer-developed roadmap showing how no-till lowers barriers to starting a small farm. Today on the blog, in celebration of our Spring Sale we have an excerpt from The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution, by Andrew Mefferd.

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A Quick and Easy Way to Hasten Spring

Have you started your garden already? Our Spring Sale has us excited to take our long-awaited gardening plans to the garden beds. Today we have an excerpt from The Ever Curious Gardener: Using a Little Natural Science for a Much Better Garden by Lee Reich, one of the books featured in our Spring Sale. Today, Reich gives us a quick way to hasten spring!

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Design Perennial Gardens to Serve Local Ecosystems

We’re excited to be kicking off our Spring Gardening Sale. On the blog, we have an excerpt from Climate-Wise Landscaping: Practical Actions for a Sustainable Future by Susan Reed and Ginny Stibolt, one of the books featured in our Spring Sale! Today, Reed and Stibolt explain how to design a perennial garden that serves your local ecosystem.

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Better Talk

Let's Talk Race: A guide for white people by Marlene G. Fine and Fern L. Johnson confronts why white people struggle to talk about race, why we need to own this problem, and how we can learn to do the work ourselves and stop expecting Black people to do it for us. Today on the blog, we take an excerpt from Chapter 6: Better Talk, in which Fine and Johnson suggest some guidelines to help white people better navigate conversations regarding race.

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