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Finding Solace in Nature

by: EJ on 11/10/2017

Stephanie Westlund, author of Field Exercises: How Veterans Are Healing Themselves through Farming and Outdoor Activities, has been working with US and Canadian Armed Forces Veterans for several years.  In this guest post, she shares how veterans and others have been suffering from post-traumatic stress for centuries, how our understanding of this …

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5 Reasons to Keep Geese

by: Sara on 10/23/2017

While chickens preen in the spotlight, geese are the historic unsung heroes of small farms and homesteads. In today's post we here from Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, author of The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese on why geese deserve a little recognition and why you should consider adding them to your farm family.

Thinking geese?  Large and loud, …

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Happy Thanksgiving!

by: EJ on 10/06/2017

Our American readers are often surprised when we wish them Happy Thanksgiving in the second weekend of October.  It's true, it's colder up here in Canada, the days grow shorter sooner and a Thanksgiving harvest dinner in November would simply be just too late.  This is our Thanksgiving long weekend and to celebrate, I am sharing this lovely  …

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Welcome Autumn

by: EJ on 09/27/2017

Benjamin Vogt, author of the recently released A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future, loves autumn.  This beautiful passage from Chapter 1, "A New Garden Ethic" describes what he thinks is best about autumn and explains what he means by a new garden ethic.

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The Secret Life of Your Microbiome

by: Sara on 09/05/2017

Today's blog post is from Susan L. Prescott and Alan C. Logan the coauthors of the just released book The Secret Life of Your Microbiome: Why Nature and Biodiversity are Essential to Health and Happiness.

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe" John Muir, Naturalist, 1869

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