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Cordwood Building - Completely Revised and Updated

by: EJ on 10/21/2016

We are pleased to announce the release of Rob Roy's fully updated and revised 2nd edition of the best-selling Cordwood  Building: A Comprehensive Guide to the State of the Art. Rob Roy is the Director of of Earthwood Building School in West Chasy, NY.  He has authored and edited 15 books including Timber  Framing for the Rest of Us: A Guide to …

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9 Reasons Why You Should Start Mowing with a Scythe

by: Sara on 10/13/2016

When I heard we were going to be publishing a book about scything I was really excited. I love the idea of making old ideas new again and returning to a simpler time, as well as reflecting on how we use past technology in modern times ie. the noisy weed whacker!

But I got really excited when I read the Foreword by Kiko Denzer and he mentions using …

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7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Launching Your Own Farm Business

by: Sara on 10/11/2016

You know being a farmer will be hard work but the draw of the land, working outside and the desire to make a difference in the way we eat and farm is calling to you...but then there is the accounting and bookkeeping and applying for loans! Never fear, The Farmer's Office is here! In today's blog post Julia Shanks, the author of The Farmer's …

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New Gertie Schedule for Winter and Gallery Tour

by: EJ on 10/06/2016
Posted in: Community

GERTIE will be on the road for the Gallery Tour this weekend.  Visit a random selection of artists’ studios — six each day, on Saturday and Sunday — for $25. Hop on Gertie and be driven to each studio, have 20-25 minutes to browse and shop, and then hop on the bus to the next studio. Tickets are for sale at North Road Sports or email …

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Bill Mollison's Wisdom Lives On

by: EJ on 10/04/2016

Bill Mollison, widely recognised as the father of permaculture, died in Australia on September 24th 2016.  Mollison's system of permaculture, permanent agriculture, rose in prominence after the publication of Permaculture One  with David Holmgren in 1974.  In 1978 he founded the Permaculture Institute and since that time, permaculture has grown …

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