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Interview with Willoughby Arevalo, author of DIY Mushroom Cultivation

by: Sara on 08/21/2019

Today's interview is with Willoughby Arevalo, author of DIY Mushroom Cultivation:Growing Mushrooms at Home for Food, Medicine and Soil. Willougby is a mycologist, artist, and educator who is a member of the Vancouver Mycological Society. DIY Mushroom Cultivation is part of our Homegrown City Life series, where our authors bring country living to …

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What are Mushrooms?

by: Sara on 08/08/2019

Home-scale mushroom cultivation is exploding, yet many beginners remain daunted by the perceived complexity of working with fungi. Whether you hunt mushrooms or dream about growing them, DIY Mushroom Cultivation: Growing Mushrooms at Home for Food, Medicine, and Soil is the ideal guide for getting started. Today's blog post excerpted from DIY …

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Interview with Jon Steinman, author of Grocery Story

by: Sara on 06/20/2019

In today's blog interview we speak with Jon Steinman, author of Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-op in the Age of Grocery Giants. 

Jon is currently on his book tour visiting 130 food co-ops and counting across Canada and the US.

This is more than just a book tour." says Steinman, "It's a rallying together and celebrating of the power of people …

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Interview with the author of The School Garden Curriculum, Kaci Rae Christopher

by: Sara on 05/24/2019

Today we speak with Kaci Rae Christopher, the author of The School Garden Curriculum: An Integrated K-8 Guide for Discovering Science, Ecology, and Whole-Systems Thinking.

Kaci Rae is the volunteer Farm and Garden Educator for Oregon's Redband Ranch. She was previously the School Garden Coordinator for the Springwater Environmental Sciences School, …

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Intro to Aquaponic Gardening with Sylvia Bernstein

by: Sara on 04/14/2019

Aquaponics is a revolutionary system for growing plants by fertilizing them with the waste water from fish in a sustainable closed system. A combination of the best of aquaculture and hydroponics, aquaponic gardening is an amazingly productive way to grow organic vegetables, greens, herbs and fruits, while providing the added benefits of fresh …

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