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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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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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Food Lover's Ginger Squash Soup

by: Sara on 09/23/2017
Posted in: Community , Cooking , Food , Gardening

We are on a bit of a roll with the soup recipes this week. I suppose the fall equinox will do that to you, the urge for warmth and comfort kicks in as the shorter days roll in. I also know of a few people with an abundance of squash who are a little unsure how to get through it all. So today's recipe is for Ginger Squash Soup from The Food Lover's …

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Bouillabaisse from the Hollyhock Cooks!

by: Sara on 09/20/2017

Fall is most certainly making itself at home here on the west coast. The chill from the rain, and the wind are starting to permeate through my bones, and the only cure is to counter it with a warm, soul serving stew. Today we share a recipe for bouillabaisse and garlic toast from the book Hollyhock: Garden to Table by Moreka Jolar & Heidi …

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