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Compost Science for Gardeners demystifies the full range of composting methods and helps readers determine or select the best technique for their situation. This comprehensive, plain-language, science-based book covers everything from the inputs required to the beneficial impacts on the environment and soil health.

FEATURED AUTHOR

Robert Pavlis

Robert Pavlis is the owner and developer of Aspen Grove Gardens, a 6-acre botanical garden featuring 3,000 varieties of plants. Specializing in soil science, Robert is a Master Gardener, speaker, instructor, blogger, and author of Plant Science for Gardeners, Soil Science for Gardeners, and Building Natural Ponds. He lives in Guelph, Canada.

AUTHOR EVENTS

Upcoming Events

Feb 11 | Bevin Cohen | The Artisan Herbalist / The Complete Guide to Seed & Nut Oils | 11th annual Seed Library Summit

Join us for the 11th Annual Seed Library Summit! All are welcome.

We are still finalizing the sessions, but here are some of the offerings:

  • How to Start a Seed Library
  • Ask a Seed Librarian (Panel)
  • Skillshare: Mobile Seed Libraries as a Response to Disasters
  • Seed Gardens
  • School Seed Libraries
  • Indigenous Community-based Seed Revitalizations & Seed Banks
  • Skillshare: Seed Stories
  • Seed Saving Basics
  • Landrace Gardening: Making Peace with Genetic Diversity in Seed Libraries
  • Native Seeds & Pollinators
  • Seed Exchanges
  • Seed Circles: Our Seed Stories (Hosted by SeedBroadcast - limited to 24 participants - not recorded)

Host:Richmond Grows
Location: Online

Date: Saturday Feb 11, 23
Time: 8am - 3pm PST
Cost: Free

Feb 16 | Andrew Boyd | I Want a Better Catastrophe | Book Launch

Celebrate the release of Andrew's new book on navigating climate breakdown w/ grief, hope & gallows humor — & help launch it into the world!

Join us for a special night of "stand-up tragedy" to celebrate the publication of Climate Clock co-founder Andrew Boyd's new book "I Want a Better Catastrophe: Navigating the Climate Crisis with Grief, Hope, and Gallows Humor" — and help launch it to the world!

Doors open at 6:30, show at 7:00, drinks and after party @ 8:30

We will read some passages, laugh some dark laughs, sign some books, gnash some teeth, drink some strong beverages, explore some of our possible futures via oversized flowcharts, and thank some long-suffering friends who helped me get 'er done. Not necessarily in that order. The evening will NOT be a boring book reading. It will be interactive, participatory, fun; it'll be a chance to come together and -- aided by gallows humor and some unusual prompts -- reflect on some of the big questions before us.

To tackle the climate emergency, we need each other; we need solidarity and laughter and all the rest. Hope to see you there.

Location:
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square S
New York, NY 10012

Date: Thu February 16, 2023
Time: 7-8:30pm EST
Cost: Free

Feb 18 | Bevin Cohen | The Artisan Herbalist / The Complete Guide to Seed and Nut Oils | Planning your Garden for Seed Saving

Join author and seed saver Bevin Cohen as he shows how to plan your garden now for successful seed saving in the fall! Learn all about flower structure, pollination, isolation distances, population considerations, identifying fruit maturity and hybridization. Bevin will also cover how to maintain varietal purity as well as some amateur plant breeding techniques.

Host: Mother Earth New Fair Texas

Location:
Bell County Expo Center
301 W Loop 121
Belton, TX 76513

Date: Thu February 16, 2023
Time: 9am – 6pm CST
Cost: $20 - $50

Feb 21 | Andrew Boyd | I Want a Better Catastrophe | Book Tour Stop at Northeastern University

The Global Center for Climate Justice and The Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative host this engaging and hilarious discussion and book event on the greatest issue of our times.

A night of "stand-up tragedy" at Northeastern, celebrating renowned climate activist Andrew Boyd's new book, "I Want a Better Catastrophe"

Doors open at 6:30, show at 7:00

We will read some passages, laugh some dark laughs, sign some books, gnash some teeth, drink some strong beverages, explore some of our possible futures via oversized flowcharts, and thank some long-suffering friends who helped me get 'er done. Not necessarily in that order. The evening will NOT be a boring book reading. It will be interactive, participatory, fun; it'll be a chance to come together and -- aided by gallows humor and some unusual prompts -- reflect on some of the big questions before us.

To tackle the climate emergency, we need each other; we need solidarity and laughter and all the rest. Hope to see you there.

Location:
Northeastern Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Ave Room: SN 168
Boston, MA 02115

Date: Thu February 21, 2023
Time: 7-8:30pm EST
Cost: Free

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The Benefits of Composting

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In Compost Science for Gardeners, author Robert Pavlis guides the reader through a comparison of all the common composting methods from a how-to perspective. Readers will come away from this book with a clear understanding of the benefits of composting – both for soil and climate health.

5 Questions with New Society Publishers

New Society Publishers EJ Hurst (Sales Manager) and Julie Raddysh (Publisher) were interviewed by BookNet Canada for their "5 Questions with Series" of publishers going green

Homemade for Sale with Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko

This fully updated and expanded second edition of Homemade for Sale – How to Set Up and Market a Food Business from your Home Kitchen will provide all the essentials to get you started or help you grow and expand your cottage food enterprise. You’ll learn to navigate your state’s cottage food laws that may allow you to sell non-hazardous baked goods or high-acid food products like jams, jellies, or pickles, made in your home kitchen.

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