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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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Every Dollar is a Vote. Make Yours Count

by: Sara on 10/19/2017

Every dollar we spend has the potential to create social and environmental change. In fact, it already has. The world that exists today is in large part a result of our purchasing decisions.

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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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