Our Blog | July 2015

The 25 Principles of Building Biology

by: Sara on 07/28/2015

Today's blog post is an excerpt from The Econest Home, Designing & Building A Light Straw Clay House by the creators of the EcoNest concept Paula Baker Laporte and Robert Laporte.

Most of us have come to understand the importance and benefits of eating local organic food, both to our health and the planet when compared to conventionally grown, …

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Ubuntu: Human Kindness

by: EJ on 07/15/2015
Posted in: Guest Posts , New Books

Today's blog is an excerpt from Chapter Nine, "Community", from Nicole Caldwell's book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living . Summer is a great time to feel connected to our communities as we get out and about in the warmer weather.  Consider some of Nicole's suggestions below to keep the good times rolling through the winter days as …

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Nature's Medicine Cabinet

by: Sara on 07/08/2015

Summer is here and here on the West Coast, we missed out on our usual rainy spring and headed straight into one of the hottest and driest June on record. With no snow pack melting and no rain in sight, we are looking at early drought conditions. Yes, the sun is beautiful and the water warm, but we know that we will pay for these seeming luxuries …

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Dusting and Deworming Hens with Diatomaceous Earth (DE)

by: EJ on 07/07/2015

Today's post was written by Janet Wallace, originally published in Small Farm Canada magazine's July/August issue and reprinted here with permission. 


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Christopher (Kip) Plant 1950 - 2015

by: EJ on 07/02/2015
Posted in: Events

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Christopher (Kip) Plant left us a few short days ago. Words cannot express our sadness at the passing of such a great man; our mentor, leader and friend. Kip was publisher and cofounder of New Society Publishers (Canada) until his retirement in 2013. His contribution to the bioregional movement, and …

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