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Crumpets - From No-Knead to Sourdough

by: Sara on 08/01/2018

I am not sure that there are many other smells that invoke feelings of well-being quite like that of baking bread. It reminds me of being a kid and waiting patiently (or my mom might say not so patiently) for her fresh white bread to come out of the oven. Yes, I said white bread. The only time we got it was when it was homemade. My brothers and I …

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Pros and Cons of Building with Earthbags

by: Sara on 07/29/2018

Today is the Build portion of our Grow Make Build Change summer reading sale theme featuring an excerpt from Essential Earthbag Construction: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide by Kelly Hart. Earthbag construction — building with polypropylene bags usually filled with earthen materials — is a versatile, easy-to-master, low-impact, and highly …

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From No-Knead to Sourdough - An Interview with author Victoria Redhed Miller

by: Sara on 06/13/2018

Today we speak to author Victoria Redhed Miller about her new book From No-knead to Sourdough: A Simpler Approach to Handmade Bread. In her new book Victoria teaches readers how to create delicious, healthy breads (no experience required) From low and no-gluten baking to  bagels and pizza, even tips for using a wood -fired oven, there is a recipe …

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In the Business of Change with Elisa Birnbaum - author interview

by: EJ on 06/08/2018

In the Business of Change chronicles how social entrepreneurs weary of waste and injustice are using business savvy to tackle challenges in their communities. Part story-telling, part lessons learned, this book is for everyone who wants to rebuild their communities and believes that business can be a powerful, positive force for change.   In …

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Reflections of an Elder: The Pipeline Protest

by: Sara on 06/01/2018

The following post is from Helen Wilkes, the author of the upcoming book, The Aging of Aquarius: Igniting Passion and Purpose as an Elder. In The Aging of Aquarius,  Helen offers inspiration and practical step to help reignite passion and  sense of purpose, to effect real change int he world as an empowered elder. 

In this post Helen describes her …

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