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Happy Thanksgiving!

by: EJ on 10/06/2017

Our American readers are often surprised when we wish them Happy Thanksgiving in the second weekend of October.  It's true, it's colder up here in Canada, the days grow shorter sooner and a Thanksgiving harvest dinner in November would simply be just too late.  This is our Thanksgiving long weekend and to celebrate, I am sharing this lovely  …

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Water as the Starting Point for Permaculture Design

by: EJ on 09/29/2017

Water - the giver of life - or the great destroyer.  Water controls the weather, the shape of our landscapes, the growth of our food, our health.  Next to air, it is the most important element for life. 

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Welcome Autumn

by: EJ on 09/27/2017

Benjamin Vogt, author of the recently released A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future, loves autumn.  This beautiful passage from Chapter 1, "A New Garden Ethic" describes what he thinks is best about autumn and explains what he means by a new garden ethic.

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Understanding the Differences Between White Priviledge and Benefits

by: EJ on 09/26/2017

Today's blog is an excerpt from Part 1, "What is White" from Paul Kivel's best-selling Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice, 4th Edition.

 It is not necessarily a privilege to be white, but it certainly has its benefits. That’s why so many of our families gave up their unique histories, primary languages, accents,  …

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Gazpacho Soup - Summer's Finest

by: EJ on 09/25/2017
Posted in: Events , Food , Gardening

There is still time to buy New Society Books at 35% off.  Sale ends today.

And there' still time to have at least one more feast of gazpacho soup before the weather gets too cool for a cold soup to be appealing.  I first tried gazpacho soup while volunteering at an organic food stall at a music festival in Maine over 30 years ago. I could never …

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