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Choice Moms Raising Peaceful Warriors

by: EJ on 03/08/2018

Happy International Women's Day.  There are so many reasons to celebrate women.  One of my favourites is this.  Paul Hawkins researched the top most effective actions to take to combat climate change for his recent book, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. He discovered that educating girls and promoting …

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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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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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Invest Like You Give a Damn Author Shares Tips for Aligning your Investments with Your Values

by: Sara on 02/13/2018

In his new book Invest Like You Give a Damn: Make Money, Change the World, Sleep Well at Night,Marc de Sousa-Shields takes the guess work out of Socially Responsible Investing. Between Marc's humor and expertise he takes what many of us find daunting, investing for retirement, and shows how making money and aligning your investments with your …

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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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