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NEW SOCIETY BLOG — Sustainable Living
Today’s blog features an interview with John Albers, the author of the just-released book Growing Conifers: The Complete Illustrated Gardening and Landscaping Guide.
Pines, Firs, and Cedar Galore: How I Learned To Love Coneheads and Dance with The Conifers They Adore
Some of my best friends are coneheads. You know, conifer geeks. Not all of them, mind you, but some. Enough. Yes, definitely enough!
With so many varieties of conifer trees, have you ever wondered how people tell them apart? Understanding how the characteristics of trees affect their classification can help you identify different types. Today on the blog, we have an excerpt from Growing Conifers: The Complete Illustrated Gardening and Landscaping Guide on conifer classification. Next time you walk through a forest with conifers, see how many you can classify.
2020 Nautilus Book Award Winners
Have you started your garden already? Our Spring Sale has us excited to take our long-awaited gardening plans to the garden beds. Today we have an excerpt from The Ever Curious Gardener: Using a Little Natural Science for a Much Better Garden by Lee Reich, one of the books featured in our Spring Sale. Today, Reich gives us a quick way to hasten spring!
We’re excited to be kicking off our Spring Gardening Sale. On the blog, we have an excerpt from Climate-Wise Landscaping: Practical Actions for a Sustainable Future by Susan Reed and Ginny Stibolt, one of the books featured in our Spring Sale! Today, Reed and Stibolt explain how to design a perennial garden that serves your local ecosystem.
Did you hear the news? Spring Giveaway are back! We just couldn’t wait for spring so we decided to start early. This week's giveaway running on Facebook and Instagram, started today, February 20th, for Your Edible Yard: Landscaping with Fruits & Vegetables by Crystal Stevens.
Today John Moody, author of The Frugal Homesteader how to make your own cleaning supplies. Given that homesteading is at times both messy and mess making, you can save a fair bit of money making some of your own cleaners without having to spend a great deal of time.
Today’s blog is an Interview with Zach Loeks, author of The Edible Ecosystem Solution: Growing Biodiversity in Your Backyard and Beyond featuring our winning giveaway question.
Today’s blog is an Interview with Dan Chiras, author of Chinese Greenhouse: Design and Build a Low Cost, Passive Solar Greenhouse featuring our winning giveaway question.
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.
In his book, Dan Chiras explains how he expanded on his four-season harvest technique by building a Chinese greenhouse to grow not only cold-weather veggies but a variety of warmer-weather ones as well. Today, we explore six ways that differentiate Chinese greenhouses from conventional ones.
In Human Permaculture: Life Design for Resilient Living, authors Bernard Alonso and Cecile Guiochon use the principles of permaculture and apply them to redesigning your life and community to align with the resources available on the planet. In today’s blog we reflect on permaculture ethics and how they relate to human permaculture and allow us to put our talents at the service of the environment
We are celebrating 40 Years of Publishing Books for a World of Change and we are honoured to have today's post from Judith Plant, New Society Publishers cofounder, and Publisher Emeritus, sharing with us her story of how a meeting at a book table changed the trajectory of her and partner Chris (Kip) Plant's lives.
New Society Publishers is proud to be celebrating 40 years of activist, solutions-oriented publishing.
From our roots in nonviolent civil disobedience training during the Vietnam war, to the present, we have published over 600 books, some across a dozen languages. We continue to work to bring positive solutions and cutting edge ideas to some of the most troubling challenges of our time.