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NEW SOCIETY BLOG — Gardening

Pseudo Greek Salad Recipe

This excerpt is from the book From The Food Lover's Garden: Growing, Cooking, and Eating Well by Jenni Blackmore.

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How to Make Elderberry Syrup

This excerpt is from the book The Elderberry Book: Forage, Cultivate, Prepare, Preserve by John Moody.

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How to Grow Cabbage Indoors

This excerpt is from the new book How to Grow Cabbage Indoors: Growing Fruits and Vegetables in Pots by DJ Herda.

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Benefits of Permanent Raised Garden Beds

Today’s excerpt is from the best-selling book The Market Gardener: A successful Grower’s Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming by Jean-Martin Fortier.

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14 General Farming Principles to Follow

Michael Abelman, author of Farm the City: A Toolkit for Setting Up a Successful Urban Farm, has been a commercial organic farmer in both the city of Vancouver and on Salt Spring Island, B.C. In today’s excerpt, he distills his knowledge into 14 general farming principles which work equally well for the home gardener!

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Should I Attach a Greenhouse to my Home?

This excerpt is from the book The Year Round Solar Greenhouse: How to Design and Build a Net-Zero Energy Greenhouse by Lindsey Schiller with Marc Plinke.

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The Benefits of Growing Herbs Indoors

This excerpt is from the new book Your Indoor Herb Garden: Growing and Harvest Herbs at Home by DJ Herda.

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The Benefits of No-Till Farming

Today's post is from The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution: High-Production Methods for Small Scale Farmers by Andrew Mefford. Andrew is editor of Growing for Market magazine. He has spent 15 years working on farms, including a year working on a no-till research farm, and 7 years in the research department at Johnny’s Selected Seeds.

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Pollinators in the Garden

Today's post is from The School Garden Curriculum: An Integrated K-8 Guide for Discovering Science, Ecology, and Whole-Systems Thinking  by Kaci Rae Christopher. Kaci Rae is the volunteer Farm and Garden Educator for Oregon's Redband Ranch. 

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Rainwater Harvesting for Garden Irrigation

Our Acquisitions Editor, Rob West shares his experience in installing a rainwater harvesting system with a well top-up capacity, at his home on Gabriola Island, with the book Essential Rainwater Harvesting by Rob and Michelle Avis, of Verge Permaculture, as his guide.

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How Can I Garden if I Don’t Have Seeds or Plant Starts?

The question "How can I garden if I don't have seeds" has been coming up a lot and beginners and experienced gardeners alike look to take charge of their food supply. EJ Hurst, New Society Publishers Sales Manager, and a home gardener. shares some suggestions on how you can get on the garden path by raiding your own pantry.

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Companion Planting to Attract Beneficial Insects

Cindy Conner, the author of Grow a Sustainable Diet: Planning and Growing to Feed Ourselves and the Earth, shares tips on how to plant a sustainable garden with diverse plantings that attract beneficial insects, that will then feed on the not-so-beneficial ones, all without chemicals.

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Pandemic Poem by author Helen Wilkes

Helen Wilkes, the author of The Aging of Aquarius: Igniting Passion and Purpose as an Elder, shares a "Pandemic Poem" with us. In it she questions whether this is a wake-up call for us all, and what our answer will be.

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Worm Food Recipes

In Crystal Stevens book, Worms at Work: Harnessing the Awesome Power of Worms with Vermiculture and Vermicomposting tell us that proper nutrition is key to maintaining your worm bin.

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Interview with Leo Sharashkin

Today's author interview featuring our winning giveaway questions is with Leo Sharashkin editor of Keeping Bees with a Smile: Principles and Practice of Natural Beekeeping.

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