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The Ever Curious Gardener

The Ever Curious Gardener is an irreverent romp through the natural science of plants. Ideal for gardeners moving beyond back-of-the-seed-pack planting, it digs into the science "behind the scenes" in the garden. Acclaimed gardener, scientist, and author Lee Reich offers insights and practical guidance on growing a much better garden.

The Ever Curious Gardener

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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

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Intrinsic Hope

‣Maintaining hope is difficult in a world falling apart. Intrinsic Hope offers a powerful antidote to despair, showing how to free ourselves from the false hope that the world will conform to our expectations and how to cultivate "intrinsic hope," a positive approach based on trusting life. Presents 6 mindful habits for hopeful living.

Intrinsic Hope

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In the Business of Change
In the Business of Change chronicles how social entrepreneurs weary of waste and injustice are using business savvy to tackle challenges in their communities. Part story-telling, part lessons learned, this book is for everyone who wants to rebuild their communities and believes that business can be a powerful, positive force for change.

In the Business of Change

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From No-knead to Sourdough

‣Allows home bakers of any experience level to find their own "comfort zone" with bread-making. From simple no-knead yeast breads to breads using pre-ferments and sourdough starters, anyone can make bread on their own schedule, using equipment they already have, and ingredients that are readily available, and truly enjoy the process!

From No-knead to Sourdough

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Freedom to Learn

Freedom to Learn combines an application of behavioral science and neuropsychology to create a powerful process for classroom environments in which the universal needs of children are met and students want to succeed. Packed with practical teaching methods this guide gives teachers the tools to transform even difficult classrooms.

Freedom to Learn

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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

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Essential Earthbag Construction

Essential Earthbag Construction is an illustrated guide to building with earth-filled polypropylene bags, a low-impact, highly durable method of construction. It includes material specifications, installation, design guidance, foundations, wall plastering, basic utilities, seismic reinforcement, maintenance, and the variety of uses.

Essential Earthbag Construction

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DIY Kombucha

‣The essential DIY book for fermented beverages. The author shows how to make kombucha and other fermented beverages from scratch, with basic equipment and ingredients, accessible terms and lots of visual references. She demystifies kombucha SCOBY, and thoroughly covers how to brew, flavor, control the fizz factor and care for the culture.

DIY Kombucha

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Culture Gap

‣An absorbing account of a lifestyle emblematic of a time, Culture Gap also shows, from her own older perspective, a young mother's struggles to reconcile her social ideals of personal and environmental responsibility, and loving and caring for those closest to her.

Culture Gap

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Cracking the Boy Code

‣Drawing on thousands of hours of one-on-one counseling, Cracking the Boy Code explains boys' psychological needs and how to use specific, clearly explained techniques for effective communication. Includes the crucial role of non-verbal cues, motivating boys to become their authentic selves and developing esteem and confidence.

Cracking the Boy Code

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Changemakers

Changemakers is the guidebook for people aiming to create a just and ecological society. We hold the power to make personal changes that can drive local changes and tip into large-scale social transformation. Explores transformative learning and presents stories of people who transformed their lives, communities, and wider society.

Changemakers

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Backyard Bounty - Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition

‣Backyard Bounty is the completely revised and expanded 2nd edition of the best-seller. A complete guide to year-round gardening on the West Coast, this encyclopedic reference includes greatly expanded information on pests, diseases, and working with an unstable climate. The perfect guide to enjoying fresh, home-grown produce all year.

Backyard Bounty - Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition

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An Economy of Wellbeing

An Economy of Well-being examines the stories and examples of what individuals, families, businesses, non-profit enterprises, communities, and financial institutions can and are doing to implement an economic lifestyle that is based on achieving a flourishing life of well-being and enduring happiness.

An Economy of Wellbeing

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Pure Charcuterie

‣Create beautiful cured meats at home, revel in the delicious combination of craft and thrift, and discover creativity and empowerment through charcuterie practice. Meredith Leigh makes a case for meat preservation both as a means of artistic expression and flavorful eating, in a beautiful, accessible guide for the everyday cook.

Pure Charcuterie

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Invest Like You Give a Damn

‣You give a damn, right?

You want your money to do good, but your pension is riddled with oil and defense companies. Besides, investing is a pain in the ass. It's tedious, and most sustainable and responsible investing books are as much fun as a root canal. You're fighting the urge to bury your head in the sand. What to do?

There is ...

Invest Like You Give a Damn

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Essential Cordwood Building

‣Cordwood building – log-ends set in insulated mortar – is an economical, low-impact building method. Essential Cordwood Building is the first fully illustrated, step-by-step guide for design, material specification, construction, detailing, maintenance, and code compliance of cordwood. For both the DIYer and professional builder.

Essential Cordwood Building

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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

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The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese

‣While chickens preen in the spotlight, geese are the historic unsung heroes of small farms and homesteads. Providing weed control, large eggs, and entertainment, and acting as "security" over other animals, geese are the ultimate modern homesteading companion.

The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese covers everything you ...

The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese

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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

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The Secret Life of Your Microbiome

‣Written with pace, clarity, and humor by world-renowned scientists in immunology, nutrition, and environmental health, The Secret Life of Your Microbiome makes the irrefutable case that our health and happiness depends on the health of our personal biodiversity and the biodiversity around us, and shows how we can nurture this nature.

The Secret Life of Your Microbiome

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The Retro Future

‣To most people paying attention to the collision between industrial society and the hard limits of a finite planet, it's clear that things are going very, very wrong. We no longer have unlimited time and resources to deal with the crises that define our future, and the options are limited to the tools we have on hand right now.

This ...

The Retro Future

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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

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The Aquaponic Farmer

‣The Aquaponic Farmer is a complete practical guide to understanding, constructing, and operating a family-farm scale commercial cold-water aquaponic system for raising trout and vegetables. It details a commercial Deep Water Culture system, with step-by-step design, construction, and management principles, based on actual production numbers.

The Aquaponic Farmer

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A New Garden Ethic

‣As human-made climate change and mass extinction impacts the world's ability to function, we will be called upon to garden the planet more actively. Native plants will play a critical role in helping us know and appreciate wildness, while waking us to global wildlife stewardship and cultivating equality among ourselves.

A New Garden Ethic

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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

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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

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Worms at Work

‣Worms play a vital role in soil health, soil fertility and the yield of a garden. Designed as a easy-to-use handbook, Worms at Work is a guide to creating and harnessing the power of vermicompost. Intended for the beginning gardener and experienced farmer alike, all that is required is a healthy appreciation for healthy, happy soil!

Worms at Work

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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

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Dumbing Us Down - 25th Anniversary Edition

‣John Taylor Gatto's radical treatise on public education, a bestseller for 25 years, continues to advocate for the unshackling of children and learning from formal schooling. Now, in a changing world with an explosion of alternative routes to learning, it's poised to continue to shake the world of institutional education for many more years.

Dumbing Us Down - 25th Anniversary Edition

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The Clean Money Revolution

‣By 2050, $40 trillion will change hands in North America alone.

From Boomers to Millennials, the largest intergenerational wealth transfer in history is underway and the ramifications will remake the world.

The dirty money of "business as usual" is on the brink, wedged between catastrophic climate change and the demographic tidal ...

The Clean Money Revolution (Hardback)

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Power from the Wind - 2nd Edition

‣Skyrocketing energy costs and constant reminders of the impacts of conventional energy sources are making homeowners and businesses look at different ways to use energy more efficiently and to generate their own electricity to reduce fuel bills and their carbon footprint.

Power From the Wind is the completely revised and updated ...

Power from the Wind - 2nd Edition

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Homegrown & Handmade - 2nd Edition

‣Food recalls, dubious health claims, scary and shocking ingredients in health and beauty products. Our increasingly industrialized supply system is becoming more difficult to navigate, more frightening, and more frustrating, leaving us feeling stuck choosing in many cases between the lesser of several evils.

Author Deborah Niemann ...

Homegrown & Handmade - 2nd Edition

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The Food Forest Handbook

‣A food forest is a productive landscape developed around a mix of trees and perennials. Rooted in permaculture principles, this integrated approach to gardening incorporates a variety of plants such as fruit and nut trees, shrubs, vines, and perennial herbs and vegetables. Food forests can help increase biodiversity, protect valuable ...

The Food Forest Handbook

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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

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The Food Lover's Garden

‣Foodie meets gardener in this deliciously accessible, easy-to-use guide to growing, cooking, and preserving twenty-some popular, easy-to-grow vegetables and herbs. The Food Lover's Garden takes the budding gardener from planting, growing, and harvesting, to preparation of delicious, nutritious, and affordable meals.

The Food Lover's Garden

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The Permaculture Market Garden

Zach Loeks brings together his passion for sustainable permaculture food production systems and illustrations to provide a visual guide to the integration of permaculture into the market garden. Profiling crops and ecosystem-based systems, Loeks demonstrates a profitable and sustainable model for the future of market gardening.

The Permaculture Market Garden

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Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping

Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping provides a wealth of information for backyard beekeepers. Practical techniques are combined with an analysis of the threats posed to pollinators by climate change and industrial agriculture, rounded out by a vision of restoring bee populations through organic farming and chemical-free beekeeping.

Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping

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Power from the Sun - 2nd Edition

‣Written for the layman, this is the fully revised and updated guide for individuals and businesses interested in generating their own electricity using the Sun. Practical and accessible, it provides a basic understanding of electricity, wiring, and solar energy, and guides the reader through site assessment and determining the type ...

Power from the Sun - 2nd Edition

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Shrinking the Technosphere

‣Over the past two centuries we have witnessed a wholesale replacement of most of the previous methods of conducting both business and daily life with new, technologically advanced, more efficient methods.

What exactly is progressive or efficient about this new arrangement is hardly ever examined in depth: if the new ways of doing ...

Shrinking the Technosphere

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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

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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

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The Scything Handbook

‣Dreading the weekly lawn mow? Need to whack the weeds in your orchard? Cringing at the drudgery and incessant blare of the mower? Imagine instead long sweeps of an elegant scythe cutting your grass and pesky weeds in blissful, meditative silence.

That is the power of the "scythe revolution" sweeping North America.

Written by a master ...

The Scything Handbook

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Cordwood Building

‣Cordwood masonry walls are low-cost, easy to build, aesthetically pleasing, and score high environmental points for making use of low-impact materials.

This fully revised 2nd edition of the most widely read and used book on cordwood construction presents the latest innovations and on-the-ground experience from four decades of cordwood ...

Cordwood Building

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The Permaculture Transition Manual

‣Caught between climate change and a fossil fuel-driven economy that demands ever more growth, the world faces a great transition €”by design or disaster €”away from fossil fuels to a less energy intensive future.

But what proven tools are available to aid in making a successful, deliberate transition to a resilient, sustainable future?

For ...

The Permaculture Transition Manual

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Grow Create Inspire

‣How can we embrace the absolute necessity of preserving and protecting the earth for our descendants, creating a future in which there is still clean water to drink, fresh air to breathe, and fresh, healthy food vital to human existence?

Grow Create Inspire is a rallying cry, itself an inspiration urging all of us to help fill the ...

Grow Create Inspire

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The Farmer's Office

‣Starting and running a farm makes one into both a farmer and an entrepreneur, and to be ecologically and financially sustainable, farmers must understand basic accounting and bookkeeping in order to manage their growing business. The Farmer's Office gives farmers the tools they need for a successful farm business.

The Farmer's Office

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Dark Age America

‣After decades of missed opportunities, the door to a sustainable future has closed, and the future we face is the unraveling of today's industrial civilization in the face of uncontrolled climate change and resource depletion. The questions we need to ask now focus on what comes next.

Dark Age America

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