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Interview with Helen Wilkes - Author of The Aging of Aquarius

by: Sara on 09/04/2018

Today we speak with author Helen Wilkes, about her new book The Aging of Aquarius: Igniting Passion and Purpose as an Elder. Helen a retired professor and activist, takes reader on an inspiring journey to find renewed purpose in retirement.  Along the way she helps readers navigate the transition to pot-work identity by fanning the embers of lost …

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Crumpets - From No-Knead to Sourdough

by: Sara on 08/01/2018

I am not sure that there are many other smells that invoke feelings of well-being quite like that of baking bread. It reminds me of being a kid and waiting patiently (or my mom might say not so patiently) for her fresh white bread to come out of the oven. Yes, I said white bread. The only time we got it was when it was homemade. My brothers and I …

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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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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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In the Business of Change with Elisa Birnbaum - author interview

by: EJ on 06/08/2018

In the Business of Change chronicles how social entrepreneurs weary of waste and injustice are using business savvy to tackle challenges in their communities. Part story-telling, part lessons learned, this book is for everyone who wants to rebuild their communities and believes that business can be a powerful, positive force for change.   In …

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