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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.

The Market Gardener

‣ As local organic agriculture continues to flourish, a cohort of young professional growers are leading the way with innovative ideas about farming. The Market Gardener provides hands-on information about growing for CSA and farmers markets. Based on low-tech, high-yield methods of production, this is a modern, micro-scale farming handbook.

The Market Gardener

Paperback $24.95
ebook and audiobook available


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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The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse

‣ Passive solar greenhouse design including material selection, building methods and how to store thermal energy. Case studies provide real-life inspiration, with guidance for building a durable, energy-efficient greenhouse. Variations include underground and aquaponic greenhouses and integrating solar panels to grow off-grid, year-round.

The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse

Paperback $29.95
ebook available


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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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


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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Essential Rainwater Harvesting

Essential Rainwater Harvesting covers complete home-scale rainwater harvesting system design including goal setting, system planning, site assessment, calculations, and material selection and sizing for all climates.

Essential Rainwater Harvesting

Paperback $39.99
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Essential Sustainable Home Design

Essential Sustainable Home Design walks homebuilders through designing an environmentally friendly home. Covering what makes a building green, a criteria matrix to guide design, material, and systems decisions, working with code officials, and choosing sustainable materials to keep the project goals on track from start to finish.

Essential Sustainable Home Design

Paperback $39.99
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Earth Repair

‣ Millions of acres of land have been contaminated by pesticides, improperly handled chemicals, dirty energy projects, toxic waste, and other pollutants in the United States and Canada. This toxic legacy impacts the environment, our health, our watersheds, and land that could otherwise be used to grow healthy local food and medicines. ...

Earth Repair

Paperback $22.95
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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
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Essential Building Science

‣ Poor heat and moisture detailing are enemies of durability, comfort and efficiency in house design. Essential Building Science provides a visual, accessible introduction to the fundamentals of building physics and the skills to develop thermal and moisture strategies for creating better new buildings and improving old ones.

Essential Building Science

Paperback $34.95
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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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The Empowerment Manual

‣ A Transition Town group involved in preparations for peak oil and climate change; an intentional community, founded with the highest ideals; a nonprofit dedicated to social change-millions of such voluntary groups exist around the world. These collaborative organizations have the unique potential to harness their members' ideals, ...

The Empowerment Manual

Paperback $29.99
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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

Paperback $29.99
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Essential Hempcrete Construction

Essential Hempcrete Construction is an illustrated guide to this affordable, renewable method, from procurement to finish. This indispensable manual covers material properties, applications, specifications, code-compliance and climate data, rounded out by step-by-step instructions and budgeting information.

Essential Hempcrete Construction

Paperback $34.95
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Being the Change

‣ How a climate scientist and suburban father cut his climate impact down to one tenth the US average and became happier because of it. Being the Change merges science, spirituality, and practical knowledge to offer a deeply optimistic message: living without fossil fuels is not only possible, it can be better.

Being the Change

Paperback $21.99
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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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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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Building Natural Ponds

Building Natural Ponds is the first book to walk through the steps required to design and build a natural pond without the need of pumps, filters, and nasty chemicals. Coverage includes pond ecosystems and natural algae control, planning, design, aesthetics, and siting, maintenance and troubleshooting, and large ponds and pools.

Building Natural Ponds

Paperback $24.99
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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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Essential Composting Toilets

Essential Composting Toilets is a streamlined, illustrated manual that takes a practical approach to system selection criteria, design, installation, and operation, while meeting universal health and safety objectives.

Essential Composting Toilets

Paperback $39.99
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The New Carbon Architecture

‣ "Green buildings" that slash energy use and carbon emissions are all the rage, but they aren't enough. The hidden culprit is embodied carbon — the carbon emitted when materials are mined, manufactured, and transported — comprising some 10% of global emissions. With the built environment doubling by 2030, buildings are a carbon ...

The New Carbon Architecture

Paperback $29.99
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Earthen Floors

‣ This fully-illustrated manual covers the history, use and maintenance of earthen floors and features a guide to installing this durable, cost-effective alternative from scratch. Constructed natural materials, this beautiful, sealed, nontoxic flooring option is suitable for nearly any home and makes a perfect project for the DIY enthusiast.

Earthen Floors

Paperback $29.95
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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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The Intelligent Gardener

‣ Centuries of agriculture have depleted our soils causing the nutritional value of crops to decline, but the process of returning soil to true fertility is misunderstood. The Intelligent Gardener is an essential guide to achieving better health by remineralizing your soil using natural materials to grow nutrient-dense produce.

The Intelligent Gardener

Paperback $19.95
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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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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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Essential Natural Plasters

Essential Natural Plasters is the most comprehensive guide to making and using natural plasters for all types of buildings. It covers clay, lime, and gypsum plasters; waterproof tadelakt plaster; fibers and additives; interior and exterior use; substrate preparation; mixing, testing, and tinting; and practical application tips.

Essential Natural Plasters

Paperback $39.99
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Coming Back to Life

Coming Back to Life has helped people transform denial, despair and grief in the face of the social and ecological challenges of our time. This new, completely updated edition repositions the classic work within the context of deepening global crises and the cognitive, spiritual and perceptual revolutions occurring all around us.

Coming Back to Life

Paperback $21.95
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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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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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Essential Rammed Earth Construction

Essential Rammed Earth Construction covers design, building science, tools, and step-by-step building methods for building with rammed earth - and, gravel, and clay or lime/cement binder packed into forms - in any climate with an emphasis on cold climates.

Essential Rammed Earth Construction

Paperback $39.99
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The Power Manual

‣ The Power Manual explores major concepts of power, with a focus on the dynamics of domination and liberation. The first part weaves together leading thinking on power and looks at how it is deployed and transformed in society. The back end provides practical workshop exercises for learning how to shift power relations.

The Power Manual

Paperback $19.99
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Uprooting Racism - 4th Edition

‣ There's a long tradition of white people opposing racism-but there are also many excuses we give for not getting involved. Now in a fully updated 4th edition, Uprooting Racism is the supportive, practical go-to guide for helping white people work with others for equal opportunity, democracy, and justice in these divisive and angry times.

Uprooting Racism - 4th Edition

Paperback $24.99
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The Five Stages of Collapse

‣ In the face of political impotence, looming resource depletion, and catastrophic climate change, many of us have become reconciled to an uncertain future. However, popular perception of how this future might actually unfold varies wildly from "a severe and prolonged recession," to James Howard Kunstler's "Long Emergency", to ...

The Five Stages of Collapse

Paperback $19.95
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Gardening When It Counts

Discover forgotten low-input food gardening methods for surviving uncertain times ahead. Gardening When It Counts helps readers rediscover traditional methods to produce healthy food.

Gardening When It Counts

Paperback $21.95
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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
ebook and audiobook available


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
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Mudgirls Manifesto

‣ A tale of rebel women, grassroots self-governance, and community-building in the face of the machine. Part incendiary political and economic tract, part practical yet irreverent guide to building sensible cob and earthen homes for real people, Mudgirls Manifesto is about respecting the earth and each other, and crafting meaningful lives.

Mudgirls Manifesto

Paperback $29.99
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Making Better Buildings

‣ Making Better Buildings systematically describes the real-world implications of the most popular green and natural building materials and techniques, objectively presenting the pros, cons and overall viability of each. An indispensable resource.

Making Better Buildings

Paperback $39.95
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Green Wizardry

‣ Merlin, Gandalf, Voldemort-these well-known sorcerers from popular culture are famed for their amazing spells and spectacular magical powers. In ancient times however, a wizard was actually a freelance intellectual whose main stock in trade was good advice, supported by a thorough education in agriculture, navigation, political ...

Green Wizardry

Paperback $18.95
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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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The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook

‣ In the face of drought and desertification, well-designed water harvesting earthworks such as swales, ponds, and dams are the most effective way to channel water into productive use. The result can be increased food production, higher groundwater levels, reduced irrigation needs, and enhanced ecosystem resilience.

Yet due to a lack ...

The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook

Paperback $32.99
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Essential Light Straw Clay Construction

‣ Light straw clay is a code compliant high-performance, low-impact building material with insulation and moisture handling qualities. This illustrated guide to light straw clay for stud, timber, pole and other framing styles covers material specifications, best use, mixing, installation, retrofits, code compliance, finishing and maintenance.

Essential Light Straw Clay Construction

Paperback $34.99
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The Art of Plant-Based Cheesemaking

‣ Packed with simple methods, clear recipes, and straightforward guidelines, The Art of Plant-Based Cheesemaking arms the reader with a clear understanding of the processes for creating authentic cultured, non-dairy, plant-based cheese using traditional (dairy) cheesemaking methods.

The Art of Plant-Based Cheesemaking

Paperback $24.99
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The Rocket Mass Heater Builder's Guide

‣ A rocket mass heater is an earthen masonry heating system which provides clean, and efficient warmth for your home, while using 70-90% less fuel than a woodstove. Fully illustrated, The Rocket Mass Heater Builder's Guide combines comprehensive design, construction and installation instructions with maintenance and troubleshooting advice.

The Rocket Mass Heater Builder's Guide

Paperback $39.95
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The Color of Food

‣ The Color of Food sheds light on the issues that lie at the intersection of race and farming. It challenges the status quo of agrarian identity for people of color, honoring a history richer than slavery and migrant labor. By sharing and celebrating their stories, this collection reveals the remarkable face of the American farmer.

The Color of Food

Paperback $29.95
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