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OUR BOOKS New Society Publishers has published over 600 titles as both print and ebooks. We are helping to build a positive, regenerative future with books for "thinkers" that tackle the problems and prospects facing humanity and books for "doers" that provide a toolkit of hands-on, practical solutions.

Making Shift Happen

Making Shift Happen teaches you how to use the same behavioral strategies corporations use to sell you stuff you don’t need – but to help the planet instead. Learn what drives human decision-making, and how to design and implement effective behavior change strategies that move people to take environmental action.

Making Shift Happen

$29.99 Available soon


Building Your Permaculture Property

Building Your Permaculture Property combines an engineer and a farmer's professional and practical experience in ecological consulting and regenerative agriculture to lead you - the land steward - through a clear five-step process to design and develop a resilient and abundant property anywhere in the world.

Building Your Permaculture Property

$49.99 Available soon


Resilient Agriculture, Second Edition

Resilient Agriculture, Second Edition explores the latest science on climate risk and resilience through the adaptation stories of award-winning farmers and ranchers to explore the powerful solutions offered by agriculture and food systems designed to restore the natural, human, and social resources that sustain us.

Resilient Agriculture, Second Edition

$29.99 Available soon


Food Freedom

‣ For one year, Rob Greenfield grew and foraged 100% of his food. No grocery stores, no restaurants, no exceptions! Nature was his garden, his pantry, and his pharmacy. Food Freedom shares his powerful journey to inspire you take back power from the industrial food system and create food sovereignty in your community.

Food Freedom

$19.99 Available soon


The Token

‣ In The Token: Common Sense Ideas for Creating Diversity in Your Organization, your new token Black friend, Crystal Byrd Farmer, acts as the bridge between majority white organizations that are dedicated to social justice and affirmative action and the diverse people in community they want to recruit.

The Token

$14.99 Available soon


The Edible Ecosystem Solution

The Edible Ecosystem Solution explores how humans benefit from edible ecosystem abundance, the immense opportunities in society for landscape change, and how anyone can build their own 25-square-foot edible ecosystem as a launch pad for community land transition and cultural transformation.

The Edible Ecosystem Solution

$39.99 Available soon


The Chinese Greenhouse

The Chinese Greenhouse is the only complete guide to designing, building, and operating high-performance, earth-sheltered, solar-heated, intelligently glazed, and insulated passive greenhouses, allowing you to grow a variety of vegetables year-round—even in cold climates—in soil or aquaponics grow beds.

The Chinese Greenhouse

$34.99 Available soon


The Better World Shopping Guide: 7th Edition

The Better World Shopping Guide, 7th Edition, rates hundreds of products and services from A to F so you can quickly tell the "good guys" from the "bad guys." Drawing on decades of meticulous research, and with a greater emphasis on climate impacts, this updated seventh edition shows who actually "walks the talk".

The Better World Shopping Guide: 7th Edition

$12.99 Available soon


Indigenomics

Indigenomics lays out the tenets of the emerging Indigenous economy, built around relationships, multigenerational stewardship, and care for all. Includes voices of leading First Nations business leaders. Powerful reading for business leaders, policymakers, and economists.

Indigenomics

$19.99 Available soon


The Art of Plant-Based Cheesemaking, Second Edition

The Art of Plant-based Cheesemaking, 2nd edition is a comprehensive update of Karen McAthy's award-winning vegan cheese book. Includes new beginner and more advanced plant-based cheese recipes; nut, kefir, lentil, and other culture preparation, and more step-by-step methods, plus lavish photos.

The Art of Plant-Based Cheesemaking, Second Edition

$24.99 Available soon


Human Permaculture

Human Permaculture is a forward-thinking guide that adapts permaculture principles for complete life redesign to align with the planet's available resources. Offering step-by-step instructions, it explores permaculture concepts, personal niches, efficient teamwork, and our vital links with the natural world.

Human Permaculture

Pre-Order $29.99


Agritourism

Agritourism is a practical guide for diversifying your farm income and connecting with people. Chock-full of case studies, Q&A's, pros and cons, solutions, priorities, and actionable items, it contains everything you need to know to turn your hobby farm into a successful and sustainable agritourism enterprise.

Agritourism

$19.99 Available soon


Goats Giving Birth

Goats Giving Birth presents stories, lessons, and reflections from over 600 goat births with insights into the differences between normal births, necessary C-sections, and incidents that may turn deadly serious, giving you the confidence to handle all goat birthing situations.

Goats Giving Birth

Paperback $19.99
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How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change

How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change provides tools and strategies for parents to explain the climate emergency to their children, maintain hope in the face of crisis, and galvanize positive action by encouraging today's children to follow their passions in pursuit of a livable world.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change

Paperback $17.99
ebook and audiobook available


DIY Sourdough

DIY Sourdough is the essential beginner's guide to crafting simple whole grain sourdough starters, breads, snacks, and more that can be incorporated into your weekly routine. Packed with tips and tricks for consistent, nutritious, and delicious results.

DIY Sourdough

Paperback $19.99
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Soil Science for Gardeners

Soil Science for Gardeners is an easy-to-read, practical guide to the science behind a healthy soil ecosystem and thriving plants. The book debunks common myths, explains soil science basics, and provides the reader with the knowledge to create a personalized soil fertility improvement program for better plants.

Soil Science for Gardeners

Paperback $18.99
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Building Community

Building Community is a practical guide for local leaders working to build equitable, healthy, and sustainable communities. Featuring a chapter covering each of 12 Guiding Principles common to thriving communities, the book includes rich case studies and leaderships tools.

Building Community

Paperback $32.99
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Your Indoor Herb Garden

Your Indoor Herb Garden is a comprehensive guide to the techniques and equipment for successfully growing culinary and medicinal herbs indoors. Written by a Master Gardener with five decades of experience in herb growing, it also includes coverage of herb harvesting, use, and lore and history.

Your Indoor Herb Garden

Paperback $24.99
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Farm The City

Farm the City is an introduction to the principles, methods, and realities of starting an urban farm derived from the success of Sole Food Street Farms, one of the largest urban agricultural enterprises in North America. Covers navigating regulations and finding land, to crop planning, fundraising, marketing, and more.

Farm The City

Paperback $19.99
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Facing the Climate Emergency

Facing the Climate Emergency addresses the fears of everyone who is alarmed about the climate crisis and yet feels powerless to stop it. Drawing on psychology, it shows readers how to use their feelings of fear, grief, and powerlessness to transform themselves into climate warriors and motivate collective change.

Facing the Climate Emergency

Paperback $14.99
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Keeping Bees with a Smile

‣ The second edition of bestselling Keeping Bees with a Smile shows beginner and practicing beekeepers how to attract local bee swarms, keep bees healthy and productive, build simple bee-friendly hives, and harvest honey without stressing bees. Chock-full of techniques for natural beekeeping.

Keeping Bees with a Smile

Paperback $34.99
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The Ethical Meat Handbook, Revised and Updated 2nd Edition

‣ In this 2nd edition of The Ethical Meat Handbook author Meredith Leigh argues that by assuming responsibility for our food and the route by which it gets there, animals can be an optimal source of food, fiber, and environmental management. Featuring 100+ recipes, and discussions around responsible meat production and economics.

The Ethical Meat Handbook, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition

Paperback $39.99
ebook available


Your Edible Yard

Your Edible Yard is the comprehensive how-to guide to turn your yard into a beautiful, bountiful feast. With dozens of color photographs and watercolor illustrations, and landscaping designs for gardeners with any amount of space, it covers everything from design to harvesting instructions/recipes.

Your Edible Yard

Paperback $34.99
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Beyond Contempt

‣ Liberal contempt for Trump supporters is exacerbating the political and cultural rift tearing America apart. Beyond Contempt shows progressives how to communicate respectfully and effectively across the great political divide, defusing hostility, building trust, and, just maybe, discovering common ground.

Beyond Contempt

Paperback $18.99
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Engage, Connect, Protect

Engage, Connect, Protect highlights the need to recognize the work of environmental champions in communities of color, and create opportunities for business, educators, and policymakers to engage with diverse youth as the next generation of environmental stewards through culturally relevant learning and career opportunities.

Engage, Connect, Protect

Paperback $19.99
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Solar Electricity Basics - Revised and Updated 2nd Edition

Solar Electricity Basics is a highly readable introduction to a promising technology, ideal for homeowners, business owners, builders, and students. It covers everything you need to work with solar electricity including sizing a solar electric system, types of systems, how systems operate, and costs and benefits.

Solar Electricity Basics - Revised and Updated 2nd Edition

Paperback $19.99
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DIY Autoflowering Cannabis

DIY Auto-flowering Cannabis is a complete, full-color how-to guide to cultivating these small, container-grown, fast-producing, day-neutral plants, while reaping their many benefits. If you can grow a tomato, you can grow and enjoy auto-flowering cannabis; no special equipment required.

DIY Autoflowering Cannabis

Paperback $24.99
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Changing Tides

‣ In Changing Tides, Alejandro Frid, an ecologist working with Indigenous people, argues that a merger of scientific perspectives and Indigenous knowledge might just help us change the story we tell ourselves of who we are — of who we can be — and steer us towards a more benign Anthropocene.

Changing Tides

Paperback $19.99
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Growing Trees and Shrubs Indoors

‣ Some of the most polluted places on earth are where we spend 90% of our time: inside our homes. Growing Trees and Shrubs Indoors is the definitive guide to what makes these plants special, focusing on how they can beautify your home, clean airborne pollutants, and help you and your family live longer, healthier, happier lives.

Growing Trees and Shrubs Indoors

Paperback $24.99
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The Elderberry Book

The Elderberry Book deepens appreciation for a plant that has played a crucial role for thousands of years. This inspiring, and educational resource guides you through the elderberry's history, how to cultivate and forage from the balcony to the backyard, and its preparation in traditional foods, medicines, wines, crafts, and tools.

The Elderberry Book

Paperback $24.99
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Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener

‣ Many people garden because they enjoy the independence of producing their own food. Yet for many, the how and why of producing seeds remains mysterious and even intimidating. This book explores how seed saving is not only easier than we think, but why it is essential for vibrant, independent, and bountiful gardens.

Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener

Paperback $17.99
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The Happiness Policy Handbook

The Happiness Policy Handbook provides a concise background on happiness studies and science, coupled with practical tools for formulating and integrating happiness policy at all levels of government. Essential reading for policymakers focused on making happiness and well-being the purpose of government.

The Happiness Policy Handbook

Paperback $19.99
ebook and audiobook available


Free, Fair, and Alive

Free, Fair, and Alive is a penetrating cultural critique, table-pounding political treatise, and practical playbook for "commoning" — free, self-organizing systems ranging from alternative currencies to open-source everything. It presents a bold and compelling alternative to the dead-end, predatory market-state system.

Free, Fair, and Alive

Paperback $24.99
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Ecological Footprint

‣ Ecological overshoot is shaping the 21st century. In Ecological Footprint, Mathis Wackernagel advises us to run our economies on regeneration, rather than by liquidating the planet. He explains the key tool for the job – Footprint and biocapacity accounting – and how it applies to companies, cities, and countries.

Ecological Footprint

Paperback $19.99
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Nature-Based Therapy

Nature-Based Therapy is a practical guide for those working in educational and therapeutic settings. It addresses the disconnection between humans and their ecological home, and offers successful theories and practices undertaken with children, youth, and families.

Nature-Based Therapy

Paperback $24.99
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Grocery Story

Grocery Story makes a compelling case for how food co-ops, as alternatives to corporate grocery giants, are spurring the creation of delicious local food economies and stronger communities, while changing the global food system for the better.

Grocery Story

Paperback $19.99
ebook and audiobook available


DIY Mushroom Cultivation

DIY Mushroom Cultivation is a full-color, illustrated guide to growing mushrooms at home. It offers a concise background on mushrooms, proven step-by-step instructions, and a simple method that will make your home or garden the perfect place for a fruitful mushroom cultivation practice.

DIY Mushroom Cultivation

Paperback $29.99
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I'm Right and You're an Idiot - 2nd Edition

‣ This fully updated 2nd edition grapples with the desperate state of current public discourse. Through interviews and wisdom from outstanding thinkers, it shows that deliberately polluted conversations can discourage people from taking action on critical issues, and demonstrates how we can become more powerful communicators.

I'm Right and You're an Idiot - 2nd Edition

Paperback $19.99
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Are We Done Fighting?

Are We Done Fighting? provides research, practical activities, and inspirational stories of success for cultivating inner change and spreading peace at the community level and beyond. Essential for everyone working to build understanding as an antidote to the politics of hate and division.

Are We Done Fighting?

Paperback $24.99
ebook and audiobook available


Straw Bale Building Details

‣ Written by leading practitioners, Straw Bale Building Details is the must-have illustrated guide to design and construction details for site-built straw bale buildings. Essential for avoiding costly mistakes, increasing construction efficiency and durability, and achieving desired energy performance goals.

Straw Bale Building Details

Paperback $39.99
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Democratic Rules of Order

‣ With over 20,000 copies sold, Democratic Rules of Order – 10th edition is the alternative to other unwieldy guides. Honed through thousands of meetings, it offers a complete set of easy-to-use, plain-language rules for governing democratic meetings of any size and complexity.

Democratic Rules of Order

Paperback $9.99
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When Kids Rule the School

When Kids Rule the School is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of democratic schooling, where kids practice life in a self-governed school society: empowered as voters, bound by laws, challenged by choice, supported by community, and driven by nature.

When Kids Rule the School

Paperback $19.99
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i-Minds - 2nd edition

‣ Engaging and scientifically rigorous, this fully updated edition of i-Minds explores screen-based technology's assimilation into our lives, pondering them as both godsend and plague, demonstrating how constant connectivity is changing our brains and exploring positive steps to take to embrace new technologies.

i-Minds - 2nd edition

Paperback $29.99
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Elegant Simplicity

Elegant Simplicity provides a philosophy of life that weaves together simplicity of material life, thought, and spirit and distills Satish Kumar's five decades of wisdom into a guide for pursuing a life that prioritizes the ecological integrity of Earth, social equity, and personal happiness.

Elegant Simplicity

Hardback $19.99
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The School Garden Curriculum

The School Garden Curriculum provides an integrated K-8 framework and over 200 weekly lessons that weave science, permaculture, and environmental education into place-based, immersive learning. For teachers aiming to blend science and life skills while inspiring environmental stewardship.

The School Garden Curriculum

Paperback $34.99
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Everyone Wins - 3rd Edition

‣ This 3rd edition of the best-selling, Parent Choice Award-winning book Everyone Wins is an easy to use, quick reference guide featuring over 170 well-designed cooperative games and activities for and about children, education, and the actualization of social well-being in a diverse range of environments.

Everyone Wins - 3rd Edition

Paperback $16.99
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Renewal

Renewal explores the science behind why being in nature makes us feel alive and helps us thrive. Backed by cutting-edge research in cognitive science, Edwards weaves stories that reveal nature's genius, its effect on our lives, and how cultivating an emotional bond with nature benefits us and the natural world.

Renewal of Life

Paperback $19.99
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The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution

The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution is the no-till chemical-free growing roadmap, showing how no-till lowers barriers to starting a small farm, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, increases efficiency and profitability, and promotes soil health. This hands-on manual is specifically written for natural and small-scale farmers.

The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution

Paperback $29.99
ebook available