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Patterns of Evolution

In this excerpt from The Regeneration Handbook, author Don Hall explores the concept of balance and how it dynamically manifests in nature and evolution.

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Author Interview with Leor Rotchild of How We Gather Matters

In our latest author interview, Leor Rotchild, author of How We Gather Matters, shares his approach to making events inclusive, eco-friendly, and purposeful.

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Interview with Steven Earle, author of Runaway Climate

Have you ever wondered what sets super-successful farms apart from others? Julia Shanks knows, and hint: it’s usually not farming skills. Today we asked her three burning questions that she addresses in The Farmer’s Office, The Second Edition.

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The Lens of Upfront Carbon

In this excerpt, Alter outlines the two sides of the carbon-emission reduction battleground – the supply side and the demand side – and why one might be the more important one to pay attention to in order to mitigate climate change.

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Make Mobility More Sustainable

In How We Gather Matters, Leor Rotchild shows how partnering a bicycle service, Cyclepalooza, and the Calgary Stampede was a perfect match.

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Why I Love Foraging: A Small Sample of Reasons

Cutting grocery bills and your carbon footprint, while adding healthy, seasonal food to your diet and connecting with the land in your region all seem like pretty great motivations to start exploring the world of foraging. Author Mikaela Cannon walks us through the woods, and through her list of reasons to forage—from learning more about how local indigenous peoples lived on the land, to chipping away at today’s shocking grocery bills.

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What Will Happen to the Ocean During Climate Collapse?

It can be really tempting to believe that every year we’re experiencing “unprecedented” storm seasons and climatic events. However, in Runaway Climate, Steven Earle explores the Paleocene Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) and how the rapid climate-heating will create dramatic impacts on life on Earth

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Why Does My Garden Not Look Like The Garden Writers?

Have you ever wondered why no matter how hard you try, your garden looks nothing like the gardens in the gardening columns? You aren’t alone! In The Intelligent Gardener, Steve Solomon explains why it can be hard – if not impossible – to achieve the same results as those in the gardening columns.

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Happy Earth Day 2024

While we spend lots of time thinking about climate change and positive solutions for troubled times at New Society Publishers, we’re also always keen to celebrate and collectively consider how we might create a more just, equitable, and cleaner future for all. This year, we’re celebrating by hosting a 40% off sale until 11:59pm on April 29, 2024. See below for details!

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How to harvest and use wild ginger

Did you know that you can forage for many delicious and important plants this early in the season? In Foraging As A Way Of Life, Mikaela Cannon outlines an entire year of foraging. In early spring, she looks to wild ginger, weeping willow, Norway maple, kinnikinnick and early blue violet. Today, we’re taking a look at the uses and harvesting of wild ginger.

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Author Interview with Julia Shanks of The Farmers Office, Second Edition

Have you ever wondered what sets super successful farms apart from others? Julia Shanks knows (hint: it’s usually related to not fully understanding their finances). Today we asked her three burning questions that she addresses in The Farmer’s Office, The Second Edition.

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It’s Time for Cob Building to Come out of the Woods

Michael G. Smith, co-author of Essential Cob Construction: A Guide to Design, Engineering, and Building has written three books on cob construction… Why would anyone write three books on the same topic, and could this ancient building technique possibly provide enough content to justify three books? Today, Michael addresses just how and why he wrote Essential Cob Construction.

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Understand What Makes Your Farm Money, and Why

Understanding the core revenue streams of your farm is vital for strategic planning and sustainability. It enables informed decision-making on resource allocation, investment, and diversification. By identifying profitable avenues, farmers can optimize operations, mitigate risks, and adapt to market fluctuations, ensuring long-term profitability and resilience in the agricultural sector.

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Revolutionizing Fire: Indigenous Insights for Ecological Harmony

For many of us in North America, the thought of fire season is far away -- a problem for the summer. However, for Osprey Orielle Lake, the memory of the 2018 Camp Fire is never far and it represents several of the overwhelming results of the much wider climate crisis

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Environmental Benefits and Performance of Cob Construction

When you think of cob construction, what comes to mind? For many, it’s the idea of little houses you might see in fairy tales, or depicted in movies of days past. However, when used correctly, cob construction is an extremely efficient and environmentally sound way to build the home of your dreams. Essential Cob Construction sets the new standard for cob construction by incorporating rigorous, up-to-date engineering and building science, along with decades of practical lessons learned. Let's explore the environmental benefits and the performance of cob-constructed buildings in this excerpt below.

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