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Gabriola Book Launch - Reclaiming the Commons with Heather Menzies

by: Alina on 05/22/2014

Self-organize! Self-govern! Self-inform! The Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good book launch is Friday, May 23rd from 5 to 8 pm at the Gabriola Commons.

In what promises to be an inspiring night for all, Heather Menzies, award-winning writer, scholar and recent member of the Order of …

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Beautiful, Affordable, Accessible and Nontoxic – Earthen Floors

by: Alina on 05/08/2014

Thanks to the efficiency of modern industrial techniques, the sensual aesthetic, affordability and eco-friendliness of earthen floors have been largely ignored in “mainstream” building.

We’re betting that won’t be the case for much longer – hot off the press this month is a first of its kind: Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an …

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A Trip to Kansas Via Tennessee and Arkansas

by: EJ on 11/01/2013
Posted in: Sustainable Living

In October I had the opportunity to attend two conferences for New Society Publishers - the Society for Environmental Journalists (SEJ) in Chattanooga TN and the Mother Earth News Fair in Lawrence, KS.  Given that the events were on back to back weekends, I suggested that instead of flying home in between, I take a bit of a holiday and drive from …

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Merlin's TIme

by: Sara on 08/01/2013
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Merlin, Gandalf, Voldemort - these well-known sorcerers from popular culture are famed for their amazing spells and spectacular magical powers. In ancient times however, a wizard was actually a freelance intellectual whose main stock in trade was good advice, supported by a thorough education in agriculture, navigation, political and military …

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Plowing with Pigs is Here!

by: EJ on 02/27/2013
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions, by Oscar H. Will III and Karen K. Will, is now off press.  This dynamic homesteading duo runs Prairie Turnip Farm in Osage County, Kansas.  Oscar Will is editor-in-chief of Grit Magazine, and is a farmer, scientist, and author, known for seeking and implementing creative …

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