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Interview with the author of The School Garden Curriculum, Kaci Rae Christopher

by: Sara on 05/24/2019

Today we speak with Kaci Rae Christopher, the author of The School Garden Curriculum: An Integrated K-8 Guide for Discovering Science, Ecology, and Whole-Systems Thinking.

Kaci Rae is the volunteer Farm and Garden Educator for Oregon's Redband Ranch. She was previously the School Garden Coordinator for the Springwater Environmental Sciences School, …

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Eight Ways You Can Save Money by Building a Tiny Home

by: Sara on 04/15/2019

It it the last day of our spring sale! Order before the end of day today (April 15th) and receive a 40% discount on all New Society titles when you use the code Spring19 at the checkout. We hope you have enjoyed the excerpts this week on a variety of topics from: nature games, to aquaponics, from investing with a conscious to fun with fireflies

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Interview with Pat Foreman: Author of A Tiny Home to Call Your Own

by: Sara on 04/08/2019

Today's author interview is with Pat Foreman, author of A Tiny Home to Call Your Own: Living Well in Just-Right Houses. Pat examines the hows and whys of tiny-home living, to help you assess whether it’s the right solution for you. Pat went above and beyond and answered the majority of the questions that were submitted, but there could only be …

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Interview with Andrew Mefford, author of The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution

by: EJ on 03/11/2019

Organic no-till farming methods allow small scale farmers to use less machinery, be more efficient, have higher yields, build organic matter in the soil and address climate change challenges. In The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution: High-Production Methods for Small-Scale Farmers, Andrew Mefford compiles current state of the art, …

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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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