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An Interview with the authors of Changemakers

by: Sara on 05/17/2018

The new book Changemakers: Embracing Hope, Taking Action, and Transforming the World by Fay Weller and Mary Wilson is the guidebook for ordinary people who want to create a new society now, rather than wait for a pie-in-the-sky future. Changemakers explores powerful stories of everyday people. Below is an interview with authors Fay Weller and Mary …

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Interview with Climate-Wise Landscaping Authors

by: EJ on 04/11/2018

Authors Sue Reed and Ginny Stibolt are delighted to share their answers about their recently released book, Climate-Wise Landscaping: Practical Actions for a Sustainable Future

For whom did you write this book?

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Managing Slugs and Snails in the Garden

by: Sara on 03/21/2018

When my nephew was a toddler he had a fascination with slugs. He found those slimy, turd-like molluscs enchanting and would carry one...or a few...around with him everywhere. His mother tried to be supportive, like any mother when their child shows an interest in something, no matter how gooey an interest it was. She even took to trying to protect …

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The Ever Curious Gardener Lee Reich Answers Your Questions

by: EJ on 03/15/2018

The Ever Curious Gardener: Using a Little Natural Science for a Much Better Garden by Lee Reich is just off press.  We asked readers on our Facebook and Instagram to suggest questions for Lee to answer in today's blog.  Here is what we found out:

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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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