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Reclaiming our Public Squares from Polarized Rhetoric, Propaganda and Miscommunication

by: Sara on 08/26/2019

Today's blog is a variety of short excerpts from the newly released 2nd Edition of James Hoggan's book I'm Right and You're and Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up. James Hoggan is president of the Vancouver PR firm Hoggan and Associates, past chair of the David Suzuki Foundation board, and founder of the influential …

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Interview with Willoughby Arevalo, author of DIY Mushroom Cultivation

by: Sara on 08/21/2019

Today's interview is with Willoughby Arevalo, author of DIY Mushroom Cultivation:Growing Mushrooms at Home for Food, Medicine and Soil. Willougby is a mycologist, artist, and educator who is a member of the Vancouver Mycological Society. DIY Mushroom Cultivation is part of our Homegrown City Life series, where our authors bring country living to …

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Interview with Kathryn Rose, Nature-Based Therapy

by: Sara on 08/12/2019

In today's post we speak with Kathryn Rose, co-author with Nevin Harper and David Segal of Nature-based Therapy: A Practitioner’s Guide to Working Outdoors with Children, Youth, and Families. Kathryn holds a deep trust in the healing power of connection with the non-human natural world and believes that individuals are born with an innate drive …

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What are Mushrooms?

by: Sara on 08/08/2019

Home-scale mushroom cultivation is exploding, yet many beginners remain daunted by the perceived complexity of working with fungi. Whether you hunt mushrooms or dream about growing them, DIY Mushroom Cultivation: Growing Mushrooms at Home for Food, Medicine, and Soil is the ideal guide for getting started. Today's blog post excerpted from DIY …

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Choosing Hope in these Troubled Times

by: Sara on 07/29/2019

Today's blog is from Kate Davies, author of Intrinsic Hope: Living Courageously in Trouble Times, and winner of the Grand Prize Nautilus Award.

Are you hopeful about the future? 

How do you feel about the state of the world?

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