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Ten Benefits of Aquaponic Farming

by: Sara on 10/26/2017

In today's blog we hear from Adrian Southern and Whelm King, the authors of the just released book, The Aquaponic Farmer: A Complete Guide to Building and Operating a Commercial Aquaponic System. What is aquaponic farming you ask? It is the process of raising fish and vegetables together, and for the first time all you need to know to do it on a …

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5 Reasons to Keep Geese

by: Sara on 10/23/2017

While chickens preen in the spotlight, geese are the historic unsung heroes of small farms and homesteads. In today's post we here from Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, author of The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese on why geese deserve a little recognition and why you should consider adding them to your farm family.

Thinking geese?  Large and loud, …

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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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