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Author Interview with Tim Krahn, Rammed Earth Building Expert

by: EJ on 01/31/2019
Posted in: Author Events

Tim Krahn, author of Essential Rammed Earth Construction: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide, is our guest today.  Rammed earth construction is a relatively new construction technique in the modern world but has been used for millennium by ancient cultures.  Tim in bringing this ancient building technique into the world of modern architecture.

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Julie Raddysh Takes the Reins at New Society Publishers

by: Sara on 01/31/2019

New Society Publishers, Canada’s leading book publisher with a focus on sustainability, is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Raddysh as Publisher.  Raddysh takes over the reins from Publisher and co-founder Judith Plant.

Plant says, “The appointment of Julie Raddysh as Publisher seems a natural and positive progression for her and …

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Everything You Need to Know About Composting Toilets But Were Afraid to Ask

by: EJ on 01/23/2019

Ann Baird and Gord Baird's new book Essential Composting Toilets: A Guide to Options, Design, Installation, and Use answers every question you might have ever had about composting toilets  - how to use them, install them, compost the resource and more. 

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New Society Builds Bus Shelter in Honour of Chris Plant

by: EJ on 01/22/2019

The New Society staff has been working on a bus shelter in memory of our co-founder Christopher Plant.  The new shelter serves passengers travelling on the community bus service, GERTIE and certainly would have won Chris' heart. Staff came up with the idea a few years ago when brainstorming something that would be a suitable memorial to our friend …

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Rainwater Harvesting for Chickens

by: Sara on 12/12/2018

Today's blog comes from Acquisitions Editor Rob West. He created a rainwater collection system for his brood of chickens with the help of Essential Rainwater Harvesting: A Guide to Homes-Scale System Design by Rob Avis and Michelle Avis of Verge Permaculture.

Homesteading often involves moving heavy objects – soil, wood chips, building materials, …

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