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Pros and Cons of Building with Earthbags

by: Sara on 07/29/2018

Today is the Build portion of our Grow Make Build Change summer reading sale theme featuring an excerpt from Essential Earthbag Construction: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide by Kelly Hart. Earthbag construction — building with polypropylene bags usually filled with earthen materials — is a versatile, easy-to-master, low-impact, and highly …

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Green Beans with Chilies and Lime Recipe

by: Sara on 07/28/2018

If I am honest I will tell you I only planted a small garden this year because battling the butter cup and morning glory has taken the fight out of me. I needed a break. But I made an exception for beans! Green, yellow, purple abound. Beans are so versatile,they taste great raw, a quick steam or a flash in the pan with a little oil or butter. So …

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Why some fruits and vegetables taste better than others

by: EJ on 07/27/2018

Lee Reich’s book, The Ever Curious Gardener: Using a Little Natural Science for a Much Better Garden is full of interesting insights into plants and why they do what they do. Today’s excerpt is from the chapter “Senses” explains why some fruit and vegetables just taste better. You can download the entire chapter here.  …

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Interview with Cyndi Suarez, Author of "The Power Manual"

by: EJ on 07/03/2018

Cyndi Suarez, author of The Power Manual: How to Master Complex Power Dynamics has been working with non-profits and activists for 20 years.  She is a journalist and a consultant with a MS in Nonprofit Management.  In her new book, she explores the major concepts of power with a focus on how to shift power dynamics to create change both personally …

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From No-Knead to Sourdough - An Interview with author Victoria Redhed Miller

by: Sara on 06/13/2018

Today we speak to author Victoria Redhed Miller about her new book From No-knead to Sourdough: A Simpler Approach to Handmade Bread. In her new book Victoria teaches readers how to create delicious, healthy breads (no experience required) From low and no-gluten baking to  bagels and pizza, even tips for using a wood -fired oven, there is a recipe …

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