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Tired of Mowing the Lawn?

by: EJ on 07/31/2018

Tired of mowing the lawn? Sue Reed and Ginny Stibolt have the answer for you!  Change your lawn into a beautiful natural meadow.  Today’s excerpt is from their wonderful book, Climate-Wise Landscaping: Practical Actions for a Sustainable Future. You can download the entire chapter here. And remember receive 35% off New Society titles when you …

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Green Beans with Chilies and Lime Recipe

by: Sara on 07/28/2018

If I am honest I will tell you I only planted a small garden this year because battling the butter cup and morning glory has taken the fight out of me. I needed a break. But I made an exception for beans! Green, yellow, purple abound. Beans are so versatile,they taste great raw, a quick steam or a flash in the pan with a little oil or butter. So …

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Why some fruits and vegetables taste better than others

by: EJ on 07/27/2018

Lee Reich’s book, The Ever Curious Gardener: Using a Little Natural Science for a Much Better Garden is full of interesting insights into plants and why they do what they do. Today’s excerpt is from the chapter “Senses” explains why some fruit and vegetables just taste better. You can download the entire chapter here.  …

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Grow Make Build Change with our Summer Reading Sale

by: Sara on 07/26/2018

Welcome to the first day of our summer reading sale! If you are enduring this heat wave like we are, then you will understand when I say that it is hard to muster up enough energy to do much more than lay around in a dark cool room. But what would make laying around in the sweltering heat tolerable? A good book of course!

During the next seven days …

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An Interview with the authors of Changemakers

by: Sara on 05/17/2018

The new book Changemakers: Embracing Hope, Taking Action, and Transforming the World by Fay Weller and Mary Wilson is the guidebook for ordinary people who want to create a new society now, rather than wait for a pie-in-the-sky future. Changemakers explores powerful stories of everyday people. Below is an interview with authors Fay Weller and Mary …

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