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The Berry Grower is an innovative guide for small-scale growing and marketing of organic fruits and berries. Covers planning and strategy, organic soil care, profiles of profitable small fruits, cultivar selection, planting, organic weed and pest management, marketing strategies, and interviews with successful growers.

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Blake Cothron

Author Blake Cothron

Blake Cothron owns Peaceful Heritage Nursery, a 4-acre USDA Certified Organic research farm, orchard, and edible plant nursery. He shares his two decades of experience in organic agriculture and horticulture through magazine articles, public speaking engagements, and blogging. Blake lives with his wife and son in Kentucky.


Get Outside and Grow Spring Series

May 19 | The Complete Guide to Seed and Nut Oils | Bevin Cohen | Homemade Oils for Cooking and Health

Press your own right at home – homemade oils for cooking and health.

Join herbalist and author Bevin Cohen in this one-hour workshop on growing, foraging and pressing your own seed and nut oils at home.

Bevin will share his decade of experience as an oil presser and will discuss growing and processing oilseeds; equipment options for ease, cost, and convenience; as well as best-practice techniques for filtering, storing, and using your freshly pressed oils.

Host: New Society Publishers
Location: Zoom / Facebook Live

Date: Thursday, May 19
Time: 11am-12pm PST
Cost: Free

June 2 | The Berry Grower | Blake Cothron | Growing Berries

Interested in small scale organic fruit production? Organic fruit farming strategies and skills for modern growers of any scale.

Join us for this one-hour webinar with Blake Cothron, author of The Berry Grower: Small Scale Organic Fruit Growing in the 21st Century as he introduces small scale organic fruit production for local markets and self-sufficiency. Topics will include; fruit genetics, modern innovations, 21st-century challenges in modern fruit farming; efficient weed management, and organic pest control; and strategies for success.

Host: New Society Publishers
Location: Zoom / Facebook Live

Date: Thursday, June 2
Time: 11am-12pm PST
Cost: Free

June 16 | Plant Science for Gardeners | Robert Pavlis | Plant Science for Gardeners

Learn the science, ditch the rules! Make better decisions in the garden for optimal plant health and productivity.

In this one-hour presentation author Robert Pavlis will help you answer important questions like do oaks really make tap roots, do sunflowers really follow the sun and why do picked dandelions continue to make seed? He will even show you a plant in tears.

Learn the basic biology of how plants grow, and become a gardener with the confidence to problem-solve for optimized plant health and productivity.

Host: New Society Publishers
Location: Zoom / Facebook Live

Date: Thursday, June 16
Time: 11am-12pm PST
Cost: Free


May 19-20 | Carol Anne Hilton | Activating the Financial Architecture of the 100 Billion Dollar National Annual Indigenous Economy

Activating the Financial Architecture of the 100 Billion Dollar National Annual Indigenous Economy

The Indigenomics Institute is inviting Indigenous leaders, Indigenous businesses and organizations, government, educational institutions, private industry, policy makers and corporations to the Activating the Financial Architecture of the 100 Billion Dollar National Annual Indigenous Economy on May 19 - 20th, 2022 at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, BC Canada.

​We are in an unprecedented time of indigenous economic empowerment. With continued growth and collection attention, we have an opportunity to facilitate positive leadership and relationships to support the growth and development of the National Annual 100 Billion Dollar Indigenous economy.

What will your role be in the emerging 100 Billion Dollar National Annual Indigenous Economy?

Wednesday sessions will explore landscapes designed for pollinator support including corridor ecology, pollinator habitat, and more.

 Thursday sessions in three separate tracks provide insightful explorations of landscape design, land care practices, and current hot topics.

Host:Indigenomics Institute Events
Location: Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC

Date: Thursday May 19th - Friday May 20th, 2022
Time: Full Day
Cost: $699


Innovative Strategies for Small Fruit Growing

In his book, The Berry Grower, Blake Cothron shares information on growing and marketing organic small fruits and berries. This book is the essential guide for both new and aspiring organic small fruit growers, and for seasoned farmers looking to produce high-quality organic fruits and products for local markets and self-sufficiency. Today, we share an excerpt from the book, in which the author describes his reasons behind writing the book.

5 Questions with New Society Publishers

New Society Publishers EJ Hurst (Sales Manager) and Julie Raddysh (Publisher) were interviewed by BookNet Canada for their "5 Questions with Series" of publishers going green

The Web of Meaning by Jeremy Lent

In this video Jeremy Lent talks about his new book The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe.

As our civilization careens toward climate breakdown, ecological destruction, and gaping inequality, people are losing their existential moorings. The dominant worldview of disconnection, which tells us we are split between mind and body, separate from each other, and at odds with the natural world, has been invalidated by modern science.