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Giving Gifts that Make a Difference

by: Sara on 11/30/2017

I’m going to start our 12 Days of Giving sale with a confession: I am a complete stress-case this time of year as I try to find ideal gifts, and I over spend on things that people probably don't even need anyway, and I feel my dearly held values around consumption slip away.

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We're Supporting Plan Canada for Giving Tuesday ...

by: EJ on 11/28/2017

And every day.  Both Sue Custance, production manager and Ingrid Witvoet, acquiring editor, sponsor girls though Plan Canada's #BecauseIAmAGirl campaign.  Please make a purchase on our website today and help contribute funds towards these two amazing girls.

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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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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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