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Understanding the Sun and Solar Energy

by: EJ on 06/28/2017

With solar employing more people in US electricity generation than oil, coal and gas combined, we thought that for today’s blog post we would take a page form Dan Chiras’ book Power from the Sun-2nd Edition: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale Solar Production and found out how do we generate power from the sun and can it really meet all our …

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Jeep Versus Tesla, Which Car is Best for the Future?

by: EJ on 03/15/2017

Today's post is an excerpt from Dmitry Orlov's book, Shrinking the Technosphere: Getting a Grip on the Technologies that Limit our Autonomy, Self-Sufficiency and Freedom. The author poses a thought exercise that demonstrates how to apply his harm/benefit assessment to existing technology.

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Share, Swap and Save Seeds

by: Sara on 03/02/2017

Today marks the last day of our Spring Sale. You can receive a 35% discount on all New Society titles until midnight tonight (March 2nd) when you order from our website using the code Spring17 at the checkout.

We are heading out to our local Seedy Sunday to sell books this weekend and it got me to wondering how Seedy Sunday (or Saturdays as the …

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It's #GivingTuesday and we are supporting new farmers and you can too!

by: Sara on 11/29/2016
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Following on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday we have finally …

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9 Reasons Why You Should Start Mowing with a Scythe

by: Sara on 10/13/2016

When I heard we were going to be publishing a book about scything I was really excited. I love the idea of making old ideas new again and returning to a simpler time, as well as reflecting on how we use past technology in modern times ie. the noisy weed whacker!

But I got really excited when I read the Foreword by Kiko Denzer and he mentions using …

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