Don't waste your precious energy being afraid...
Don't waste your precious energy being afraid...

Don't waste your Precious Energy Being Afraid...

In light of the recent election in the United States, and the resulting polarization of a nation, Judith Plant, co-founder and publisher of New Society Publishers, responds with a call to action, "Are we ready to get out of the chair of complacency? Are we ready to face the hard work of creating a just and sustainable society?"
Our solutions will lie within our ability to work together with our shared values of love, peace, compassion and respect for ourselves and for the earth under our feet. Start here. Read the full post here.

Tricycle Gardens' Urban Agriculture Certificate & Fellowship Program

Tricycle Gardens, based in Richmond, VA, is a nonprofit organization with a mission to grow healthy food, healthy communities and a healthy local food system. Tryicycle Gardens recently recieved $200,000 in grant money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Resources Conservation Service and from Bon Secours Richmond Health System to launch urban agriculture certification program .
“The face of agriculture is changing, and urban agriculture is one of the latest movements” says Tricycle Gardens Executive Director Sally G. Schwitters.
Tricycle Gardens is now accepting applications for the 2017 Urban Agriculture Certificate & Fellowship Program.
The Urban Ag Fellowship is a unique, learner-centered program that combines classroom training in Sustainable Urban Agriculture Skills and Practices, Business Development, and Food Systems studies with on-the-farm training on Tricycle’s Urban Ag sites and in Tricycle’s mission programs.
For the full application package click here
New Society Publishers Earns B Certification
It's official. New Society Publishers, a leader in sustainable publishing for over 30 years, is pleased to announce yet another step in walking our talk. On June 23rd, we became a Certified B CorporationWith this certification, New Society joins a team of Certified B Corporations which is committed to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. There are over 1,600 Certified B Corporations from more than 120 industries in 60 countries with one unifying goal – to redefine success in business.
Best of the Blog
A quick look at some of our most popular blogs this month.
When I heard we were going to be publishing a book about scything I was really excited. I love the idea of making old ideas new again and returning to a simpler time, as well as reflecting on how we use past technology in modern times.  Read More

Bill Mollison's Wisdom Lives On

Bill Mollison, widely recognised as the father of permaculture, died in Australia on September 24th 2016.  Mollison's system of permaculture, permanent agriculture, rose in prominence after the publication of Permaculture One with David Holmgren in 1974.  Read More
You know being a farmer will be hard work but the draw of the land, working outside and the desire to make a difference in the way we eat and farm is calling to you...but then there is the accounting and bookkeeping and applying for loans! Read more

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