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NEW SOCIETY BLOG — Book Excerpt

Fighting A Gardener’s Wintertime Blues with my Chinese Greenhouse

Like many gardeners, Dan Chiras, author of The Chinese Greenhouse, experiences annual vernal melancholy and strives to extend the growing season. That’s why he began using a very special greenhouse to grow through the dead of winter. Today, Dan explains how the Chinese greenhouse cures his winter gardener's blues.

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Turmeric Cardamom Fizz Recipe

Looking for a fun recipe to enjoy this holiday season? DIY Kombucha offers several recipes to help you brew kombucha, Jun, wild-fermented sodas, and even water kefir. This accessible and highly visual how-to guide shows how sparkling homebrews are possible for just about anyone to make, and fun to do, too. Today’s recipe is for a Turmeric Cardamom Fizz, which is delicious & medicinally beneficial.

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Ideas for At-Home Holiday Fun: Winter Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Though it can be tempting to curl up with a book and wait for warmer months to go exploring, The Big Book of Nature Activities: A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Learning has plenty of ideas to get outside and learn. The Big Book of Nature Activities is a guide to help parents, educators, and caretakers ensure children are able to explore the natural world, like a winter scavenger!

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This Holiday Season, Choose Vision Over Planning

The holidays are typically characterized by meticulous planning, busy social schedules, and lists of presents to buy. However, with all that’s happening right now, we likely find ourselves with more free time, clearer agendas, and perhaps less money to purchase gifts. Today we use Kumar's outlook on elegant simplicity, and how being open to the present moment can offer a deep feeling of abundance.

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When Not to Use Technology for Connection

For many of us, using social media has become a key tool in staying connected. However, many people feel that it can be even more isolating and draining. In The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World, Christina Crook examines the implications of a technologically focused life and the dynamic possibilities for those longing to cultivate a richer on- and offline existence.

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