The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook
Reviewed by Lorenzo Costa

The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook By Douglas Barnes New Society Publishers September 2017 192 Pages Size: 7.5 x 9 in $21.45  Buy It Here   When we study permaculture design and regenerative systems, we learn from the beginning that everything, from roads, access and structures at the bottom line are related to water. We deal with water to limit erosion, to […]

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The Neglected Harvest: Acorns
By Matt Powers

  With 41 million Americans facing hunger currently, the search for solutions is constant – all but a scarce few are overlooking the abundant yet neglected harvest many communities fail to see outside their doorsteps despite their very real hunger. America’s acorns could be feeding millions – directly and indirectly. Acorns have long been eaten by people and animals all […]

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Pretty Enough to Eat
By Stephanie Hafferty

Growing edible flowers adds a vibrant new dimension to your garden and mealtimes. The variety of beautiful colors, textures, and flavors, served with home grown fruit and vegetables brings the entire garden to your plate. Edible flowers have been grown worldwide for centuries, for ceremonial, nutritional, and medicinal uses. They make the most of your growing area, creating a sustainable […]

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Earthbag: The Unique Beauty and Challenges of Domes
Abundant Edge Podcast

This podcast was originally posted on Abundant Edge, here.   Play Podcast Here: My guest today is Kelly Hart, author of Earthbag building which is part of the “essentials series on natural building put out by New Society Publishers. He is also the founder of greenhomebuilding.com, dreamgreenhomes.com, earthbagbuilding.com, and a few others. Today we tackle one of the most constant questions […]

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Design Your Own Garden Toolkit
Reviewed by Hannah Apricot Eckberg

Design Your Garden Toolkit By Michelle Gervais Storey Publishing March 2017 80 Pages Size: 8 x 10 in $19.95  Buy It Here     For those new to designing gardens or looking for ways to integrate children into the learning experience, Design Your Own Garden Toolkit offers a creative way to strategize a garden’s look and feel. With 150 full-color […]

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Permaculture Where You Are
By D.X. Logan

  Look upon my ‘yard’ in all its desolate glory. Vast fields of carefully maintained asphalt. Borders of green weedy growth regularly sprayed with poison clouds to curl up anything that might try to grow in pots laid out along the sea of gray pavement. Not precisely a permaculture paradise. Okay, so perhaps it is better inside? Small space with […]

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Transitioning While Winter Reigns Supreme

As I write this, there is still snow on the ground in Montana. It has been a record-breaking winter here, and I have welcomed every last bit of it. This has been my first winter back in Montana after living in California for several years, so I was looking forward to experiencing the four seasons again. Ironically enough, it has […]

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Unparalleled Pest Control With Ducks
By Laurie Neverman

  I have become a crazy duck lady. Instead of photos of my kids, I whip out videos of the ducks to show to my bank teller, the chiropractor, and even the guy who came to check out the heating system. How did this happen? This time last year, we were planning for meat chickens and laying hens. Ducks weren’t […]

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