If you’re just starting out with growing fruit trees, you’ll want to get the best advice possible early on, to avoid traumatizing your trees or making easy mistakes that can cause you a headache later on. The following videos show Michael Phillips, author of The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way and […]Read More..
There’s a special month, day, or commemorative week for just about everything. Eventually, if things go the way they are now, each and every day of the calendar year will be dedicated to some kind of celebration. A misanthrope like me simply doesn’t know what to say about this phenomenon. My natural pessimism and sense […]Read More..
From TED. In this intimate talk filmed at TED’s offices, energy theorist Amory Lovins lays out the steps we must take to end the world’s dependence on oil (before we run out). Some changes are already happening—like lighter-weight cars and smarter trucks—but some require a bigger vision. In his latest book, Reinventing Fire, Amory Lovins […]Read More..
If you’re a permaculture practitioner, you may know Paul Wheaton as the genius and webmaster behind the forums at permies.com—a fantastic resource if you’ve never checked them out. In the forums you can ask questions of other permaculture fans, troubleshoot your garden or fish pond, and learn about new techniques. Over recent months Paul has […]Read More..
The New York Times Sunday Book Review features — on its cover no less — a glowing review of Madeleine M. Kunin’s forthcoming title The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family. Judith Warner’s review of Kunin’s book is juxtaposed against the new book by Elisabeth Badinter, The Conflict: How […]Read More..
Forty years ago Limits to Growth addressed the grand question of how humans would adapt to the physical limitations of planet Earth while in pursuit of limitless growth. Next month, Chelsea Green will publish 2052, a provocative new book that examines what our future will look like in the next forty years. Written by Jorgen […]Read More..
Bookbuilders of Boston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing together people involved in book publishing and manufacturing throughout New England. Each year Bookbuilders hosts The New England Book Show, an annual juried show that recognizes the year’s most outstanding work by New England publishers, printers and graphic designers. Winning books are selected for their […]Read More..
Producer Phoebe Judge talks with Edward Hoagland, the author of more than 20 books of memoir, essays and novels. He is an acute observer of nature and human nature and he talks about growing up with a stutter and using the natural world to help him find his voice. Called the best essayist of his […]Read More..
George Lakoff, is a cognitive linguist and author of Don’t Think of an Elephant; Know Your Values and Frame the Debate. This excerpt from the book offers concise advice to progressives about how to win debates in the public realm. In it, Lakoff explains the notion of “framing”, and points out that even when you […]Read More..
STIR is a new online magazine that publishes articles on “radical gardening, community-supported agriculture, climate activism, democratic education, permaculture, the occupy movement, the commons, grassroots sports, food justice, cooperatives, practical philosophy and more.” STIR recently reviewed the new film on the Transition Towns movement, “In Transition 2.0.” Interested in the film itself? STIR is giving […]Read More..