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The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today's America
The Unsettlers
In Search of the Good Life in Today's America
Paperback      ISBN: 0735216088
"An in-depth and compelling account of diverse Americans living off the grid." --Los Angeles Times

The radical search for the simple life in today's America.

On a frigid April night, a classically trained opera singer, five months pregnant, and her husband, a former marine biologist, disembark an Amtrak train in La Plata, Missouri, assemble two bikes, and pedal off into the night, bound for a homestead they've purchased, sight unseen. Meanwhile, a horticulturist, heir to the Great Migration that brought masses of African Americans to Detroit, and her husband, a product of the white flight from it, have turned to urban farming to revitalize the blighted city they both love. And near Missoula, Montana, a couple who have been at the forefront of organic farming for decades navigate what it means to live and raise a family ethically.

A work of immersive journalism steeped in a distinctively American social history and sparked by a personal quest, The Unsettlers traces the search for the simple life through the stories of these new pioneers and what inspired each of them to look for -- or create -- a better existence. Captivating and clear-eyed, it dares us to imagine what a sustainable, ethical, authentic future might actually look like.
The Creative Kitchen: Seasonal Plant Based Recipes for Meals, Drinks, Crafts, Body & Home Care
The Creative Kitchen
Seasonal Plant Based Recipes for Meals, Drinks, Crafts, Body & Home Care
Paperback      ISBN: 1856233235

Award-winning author of The No Dig Organic Home and Garden Stephanie Hafferty offers a pathway to low cost, zero waste and as plastic free living as possible. She shows you the advantages and pleasures of cooking seasonally and making organic products for you and your family's health and happiness. Learn how to be resourceful, creative and inspired by what is seasonal and close to hand for a 100% organic home.

Make your own:

* Main meals, sides and deserts

* Store cupboard ingredients like flavoured salts, vinegars, herb mixes, essences

* Drinks (including cordials, teas and liqueurs)

* Soaps, balms, cleansers, flower papers, and much more

Farm to Fork Meat Riot: Regenerating Life Giving Force
Farm to Fork Meat Riot
Regenerating Life Giving Force
Paperback      ISBN: 1645701069

You are about to delve into the subject of lifestyle and nutrition from a different perspective, perhaps, than you have previously considered. Until our daughter Meenakshi was diagnosed with cancer, we were conventional food eaters. Frankly, if I had not had to seek life force in the most nutrient dense foods available to save my daughter's life, I would be at the grocery store buying the same blank, dead, carcinogenic food like substances I was buying before.

This book is about truth. FOOD can shape or destroy an entire civilization. We are capable of regenerating cells to heal our bodies when given the correct unadulterated nutrients to support the cells.

We need to do everything we can to expand living soils since it is the root of our wellness. Regenerating soil is the basis of food freedom; the result of this practice is health independence - the purpose of this system/cycle is to balance the eco-system, which will stabilize the climate and overall well-being of all life on earth.

Although this book will guide you to a deeper and more practical understanding of what a regenerative lifestyle looks and feels like, my intention is to give you a more conscious awareness of the potential depth and breadth of the power each of you has to influence.

I am the catalyst to reestablish the regenerative small family farm food system in America so we can stop the browning of the earth and restore life giving force back into the soil. Our family committed our lives to healing ourselves, healing our land, and healing others. What will your choice be? #GetOutOfTheGroceryStore

Towards Zero Waste: How to Live a Circular Life
Towards Zero Waste
How to Live a Circular Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1856233286

ideas and inspiration for those looking to reduce their household waste

Is recycling really the answer to household waste? How do we eliminate microplastics from our wastewater? How do we avoid consumer goods that are designed to break? How do we stop the oceans being trashed? Towards Zero Waste offers practical tools for change in your own kitchen, on your weekly shop and around your home, as well as in the wider world. F idhlim Harty explores how and why we need to go zero waste, firstly looking at where waste currently goes, and revealing the hidden world of food and product miles and embodied energy. He shares how to reduce waste room by room, at events, parties, during our travels, and at work. Having minimised waste for over two decades, F idhlim and his family share their clever ideas to eliminate junk, buy wisely, free yourself from useless packaging, reduce not only your eco footprint but your household bills, compost all biodegradables, and reuse, repair and reroute. They share five simple steps to zero waste and inspire us to be active and push for change.

There is a hunger now within society to address the root causes of plastic waste, right back to the point of oil and gas extraction. People want no part in adding to plastics in the oceans or spreading microplastics into our water, soils and food. Nor do they want to be subjected to the cynical betrayal of consumer built-in obsolescence. Patience with government policy and corporate greenwashing is wearing thin. Towards Zero Waste offers clear guidance for anyone wanting to actively be part of the solutions and not the problems.

The Natural Cook: Maximum Taste, Zero Waste
The Natural Cook
Maximum Taste, Zero Waste
Paperback      ISBN: 1743365918

This debut cookbook by Matt Stone--Head Chef of Australia's renown Greenhouse restaurant--focuses on zero waste cooking, and delves into hot topics in cooking, like fermenting, pickling, eating natural food, and many others. Stone combines green philosophy with his cooking to create a unique take on contemporary cooking. Readers will love the recipes and techniques Stone presents as they make their own smoky eggplant dip, beef soup with greens and mushrooms, or lamb, chickpea, pomegranate, and saffron salads

101 Ways to Go Zero Waste
101 Ways to Go Zero Waste
Paperback      ISBN: 1682683311

We all know how important it is to reduce our environmental footprint, but it can be daunting to know where to begin. Enter Kathryn Kellogg, who can fit all her trash from the past two years into a 16-ounce mason jar. How? She starts by saying "no" to straws and grocery bags, and "yes" to a reusable water bottle and compostable dish scrubbers.

In 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste, Kellogg shares these tips and more, along with DIY recipes for beauty and home; advice for responsible consumption and making better choices for home goods, fashion, and the office; and even secrets for how to go waste free at the airport. "It's not about perfection," she says. "It's about making better choices."

This is a practical, friendly blueprint of realistic lifestyle changes for anyone who wants to reduce their waste.

At Home in Joshua Tree: A Field Guide to Desert Living
At Home in Joshua Tree
A Field Guide to Desert Living
Hardcover      ISBN: 0762491671
Infuse your life with desert vibes, from home designs and entertaining plans to wellness rituals, with this beautifully illustrated lifestyle guide from the creators of The Joshua Tree House.

At Home in Joshua Tree offers a peak inside the captivating world of southern California's high-desert, with The Joshua Tree House founders Sara and Rich Combs bringing readers into their laid back, inviting world through mindful practices that enhance the everyday. Guided by nature and the cycles of the sun, this beautiful book offers an intentional, mindful way of living that combines the very best of the wellness movement and modern design to celebrate the singular beauty of the desert.

Dive into the design principles that guide The Joshua Tree House, then experience a day in the desert, from sunrise to nightfall. Each chapter in this beautiful lifestyle guide incorporates designs, recipes, wellness practices, and entertaining rituals that elevate and honor the ordinary moments associated with that time. Interviews with other designers, artists, and makers who are inspired by the desert, including those whose designs are featured throughout the Joshua Tree House, are sprinkled throughout, alongside gorgeous full-bleed photographs and a complete sourcing guide.
Backyard Farming: Growing Herbs for Food and Medicine
Backyard Farming
Growing Herbs for Food and Medicine
Paperback      ISBN: 1578267994
Comprehensive backyard farming guide to growing herbs for its many different uses in food and medicine.

Backyard Farming: Growing Herbs for Food and Medicine is your one-stop guide for growing and utilizing herbs in your life. Intended to serve as a comprehensive primer for first-time gardeners, detailed illustrations and informative photographs help to eliminate confusion and ease new homesteaders into the world of backyard farming. Growing Herbs for Food and Medicine includes not only instructions on planting, but goes into detail the many different kinds of ways to use herbs such as marinades and garnishes for your meals or as natural remedies and medicinal cures for what ails you.
The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner: What to Do & When to Do It in the Garden, Orchard, Barn, Pasture & Equipment Shed
The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner
What to Do & When to Do It in the Garden, Orchard, Barn, Pasture & Equipment Shed
Paperback      ISBN: 1612126979

This hardworking addition to the best-selling Backyard Homestead series offers expert advice on what tasks to do around your farm and when to do them -- no matter where on the planet you call home. Author Ann Larkin Hansen sets the priorities for each area of the farm, including the barn, garden, orchard, field, pasture, and woodlot. For every critical turn of the year (12 in all), Hansen provides an at-a-glance to-do list along with tips and a more in-depth discussion of key topics for the season. Easy-reference charts, checklists, and record-keeping sections help you keep track of it all.

Also available in this series: The Backyard Homestead, The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects, The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals, and The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know-How.
A Better Planet: Forty Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future
A Better Planet
Forty Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300246242
A practical, bipartisan call to action from the world's leading thinkers on the environment and sustainability

Sustainability has emerged as a global priority over the past several years. The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change and the adoption of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals through the United Nations have highlighted the need to address critical challenges such as the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, water shortages, and air pollution. But in the United States, partisan divides, regional disputes, and deep disagreements over core principles have made it nearly impossible to chart a course toward a sustainable future.

This timely new book, edited by celebrated scholar Daniel C. Esty, offers fresh thinking and forward-looking solutions from environmental thought leaders across the political spectrum. The book's forty essays cover such subjects as ecology, environmental justice, Big Data, public health, and climate change, all with an emphasis on sustainability. The book focuses on moving toward sustainability through actionable, bipartisan approaches based on rigorous analytical research.