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Hand Pollinating Squash

by: Sara on 03/07/2018

Bees are called "nature's sparkplugs" because without them, many plants can't start to produce a crop. But wild bees are scarcer now, and few people keep domestic honeybees in populated areas anymore. Bees are also less active in cool weather, so flowers go unpollinated when it is cool and rainy. People need to know how to hand pollinate flowers. …

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Spring Sale Starts Today! 35% off all books until March 12th

by: EJ on 03/04/2018
Posted in: Events , Food , Gardening

Welcome to Spring!  We are excited to have a whole new crop of books just about to come off press with even more skills to help you excel as a gardener.  

Here are a some suggestions for your spring book basket. 

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Tips for gardening in the Pacific Northwest with Linda Gilkeson, author of Backyard Bounty

by: Sara on 02/28/2018

Master gardener and author Linda Gilkeson has just released the Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition of her best-selling book Backyard Bounty: The Complete Guide to Year-round Gardening in the Pacific Northwest. Linda agreed to answer some of our most pressing gardening questions in the interview below, and chose two winning questions from those …

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Twelve Reasons to Support New Society Publishers and Indie Bookstores

by: EJ on 02/07/2018

When you buy from New Society Publishers, you are doing more than just purchasing great books.  Buying from an independent publisher or independent bookstore is the publishing world’s version of buying local.

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Land Based Aquaponics the Solution to Troublesome Fish Farms?

by: Sara on 01/04/2018

Today's blog post comes from Adrian Southern, owner/operator of Raincoast Aquaponics and the co-author of The Aquaponic Farmer: A Complete Guide to Builidng and Operating a Commercial Aquaponic System. It is written in response the the video of clouds of bloody water being emitted from Vancouver Island salmon processing plants.

By now, most of us …

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