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Fedging 101 It’s the perfect time to plant a living hedge

by: Sara on 03/08/2016

It is Day Two of our Spring Gardening Book Sale! Receive a 35% discount when you order online with the code Garden16 until March 18th.

Today's blog post comes from Jenni Blackmore the author of the acclaimed book, Permaculture for the Rest of Us, Abundant Living on Less Than an Acre. Jennie shares her experience creating a fledging, a living willow …

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New Sustainable Building Essentials Series dedicated to cofounder Kip Plant

by: Sara on 09/09/2015

Christopher (Kip) Plant (1950 – 2015) was cofounder of New Society Publishers Canada and very passionate about sustainable building methods.  Prior to his passing he was very excited to see this series coming together and after many years of acquiring books on the topic he was delighted that New Society Publishers was taking on the entire

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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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Reclaiming Traditional Earthen Construction in India

by: EJ on 06/16/2015

James Thomson, co-author of Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice, is a workshop facilitator with House Alive, one of the leading natural building training organizations in North America.  This fall, James will travel with a small group of apprentices to a remote, ethnically Tibetan region of India, deep in the Himalayas. There, …

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Mother Earth New Fair - Fun-filled, Hands-on, Sustainable Lifestyle Event

by: Sara on 06/04/2015

We are excited to be heading to a new venue for the Mother Earth News Fair June 6-7in Albany, OR. This fair will replace the one that has been held in Puyallup, WA th past few years.

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