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Happy Thanksgiving!

by: EJ on 11/23/2017

Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in the second weekend of October.  On that long weekend I posted this lovely  blessing from Zach Loeks book, The Permaculture Market Garden: A Visual Guide to a Profitable Whole-systems Farm Business.

I am reposting it today for our American neighbours and wishing you a peaceful Thanksgiving weekend. 

We now give …

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How to Make a Root Cellar

by: EJ on 11/20/2017

We are already lining up the books in the Sustainable Building Essential Series for next spring.  I am particularly excited about Essential Earthbag Construction: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide by Kelly Hart.

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Finding Solace in Nature

by: EJ on 11/10/2017

Stephanie Westlund, author of Field Exercises: How Veterans Are Healing Themselves through Farming and Outdoor Activities, has been working with US and Canadian Armed Forces Veterans for several years.  In this guest post, she shares how veterans and others have been suffering from post-traumatic stress for centuries, how our understanding of this …

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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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