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$30.00 $22.50 273 pages; by Michelle Obama
In American Grown, Mrs. Obama tells the story of the White House Kitchen Garden, celebrates the bounty of gardens across our nation, and reminds us all of what we can grow together.
$24.95 $18.71 320 pages; by Linda Gilkeson
Backyard Bounty is like having your own Master Gardener to consult every step of the way. This encyclopedic reference demystifies gardening, bringing it back to the down-to-earth, environmentally practical activity that anyone can enjoy.
Big Book of Self-Reliant Living, 2nd Edition
$24.95 $18.71 640 pages; by Walter Szykitka
Rural homesteaders and urban apartment-dwellers alike will find a mother lode of practical information packed into this completely revised and updated edition of the ultimate how-to handbook for all generations.
Bioshelter Market Garden, A Permaculture Farm
$34.95 $26.21 480 pages; by Darrell Frey
To ensure food security and restore the health of the planet, we need to move beyond industrial agriculture and return to the practice of small-scale, local farming. This book describes the creation of a sustainable food system through a detailed case study of the successful year-round organic market garden and permaculture design at Pennsylvania’s Three Sisters Farm.
$18.95 $14.21 304 pages; by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke
Water may one day be limited: our consumption doubles every twenty years—twice the rate of population increase. At the same time, increasingly transnational corporations are plotting to control the world’s dwindling water supply. In England and France, where water has already been privatized, rates have soared, and water shortages have been severe. The major bottled-water producers are part of one of the fastest-growing and least-regulated industries, buying up freshwater rights and drying up crucial supplies.
Bottled and Sold (Hardcover)
$26.95 $20.21 232 pages; by Peter Gleick
Bottled and Sold shows how water went from being a free natural resource to one of the most successful commercial products of the last one hundred years—and why we are poorer for it. It’s a big story and water is big business. Every second of every day in the United States, a thousand people buy a plastic bottle of water, and every second of every day a thousand more throw one of those bottles away. That adds up to more than thirty billion bottles a year and tens of billions of dollars of sales.
Building with Secondhand Stuff
$19.99 $14.99 144 pages; by Chris Peterson
Building with Secondhand Stuff takes green remodeling and construction practices to new extremes. From deconstruction methods and salvaging tips to plotting efficient cutting plans and devising creative new uses for everyday items, it is packed with clever ways to obtain low-cost materials (and reduce landfilling in the process).
Call of the Land, An Agrarian Primer for the 21st Century
$14.95 $11.21 208 pages; by Steven McFadden
Throughout the world, people are working to improve the earth and reverse the effects of industrial farming. The Call of the Land shows how everyone can get involved on a personal level, in their own communities. This is a sourcebook exploring positive pathways for food security, economic stability, environmental repair, and cultural renewal.
$17.95 $13.46 208 pages; by Dynise Balcavage
200 Life-Affirming Recipes for Occasions Big and Small
Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty
$16.00 $12.00 224 pages; by Mark Winne
In Closing the Food Gap, food activist and journalist Mark Winne poses questions too often overlooked in our current conversations around food: What about those people who are not financially able to make conscientious choices about where and how to get food? And in a time of rising rates of both diabetes and obesity, what can we do to make healthier foods available for everyone?
Community Orchards Handbook
$12.95 $9.71 232 pages; by Sue Clifford and Angela King
The Community Orchards Handbook shows how to start your own Community Orchard, from getting support to tackling legal issues, organising work, selling produce and enjoying together the fruits of your work. It gives suggestions on ‘apple mapping’ and saving local varieties, and practical advice on planting, harvesting and safeguarding your orchard. It includes a comprehensive resources section and is full of examples of diverse Community Orchard projects across the UK.
Complete Guide to Alternative Home Building Materials & Methods
$24.95 $18.71 288 pages; by Jon Nunan
This book will show you how to identify, locate, and effectively use alternative building materials. You will learn about straw bale, cordwood, cob, adobe, rammed earth, light clay, pisé, earthbag, bamboo, earth-rammed tires, cork, wool carpeting, sod, compressed earth, earth plaster, beer cans, bottles, as well as living roofs and more.
Complete Guide to Building Affordable Earth Shelter Homes
$24.95 $18.71 288 pages; by Robert McConkey
This book will provide a detailed walkthrough and information on how individuals can start researching and building their own affordable earth-sheltered home. You will learn how to start building your own underground home at a moderate cost, starting with the benefits of sheltering a home with earth and the added comfort and energy efficiency of doing so. You will learn how the earth affects your home’s temperature and how it protects against everything from fire to sound, earthquakes, storms, and intruders.
Complete Guide to Green Building & Remodeling Your Home
$24.95 $18.71 288 pages; by Martha Maeda
This book will guide you and your family through the process of learning more about and implementing the necessary changes and perspectives needed to change your home or build a new home that is environmentally conscious and prepared for the changing economic and environmental climate in the coming decades. You will learn why people have started to build green and how it can be done in today’s regulatory and cost conditions quickly and inexpensively.
Cooking Up the Good Life: Creative Recipies for the Family Table
$19.95 $14.96 216 pages; by Jenny Breen and Susan Thurston
Roasted figs with gorgonzola. Lemon miso soup. Harvest lasagna, lentil walnut burgers, and ginger molasses cookies. Veteran Minneapolis chef Jenny Breen knows that cooking at home can be a joyful, rewarding, and healthy experience for the whole family. In Cooking Up the Good Life, Breen—along with writer Susan Thurston—presents a scrumptious journey through the seasonal ingredients of the upper Midwest with an enticing variety of her most-loved recipes for the family table.
Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities
$32.95 $24.71 336 pages; by Charles Durrett and Kathryn McCamant
An in-depth exploration of a uniquely rewarding type of housing which is perfect for anyone who values their independence but longs for more connection with those around them. This fully-illustrated manual combines nuts-and-bolts practical considerations and design ideas with extensive case studies of dozens of diverse communities in Europe and North America.
Ecotourism and Sustainable Development, Second Edition, Who Owns Paradise
$37.50 $28.13 568 pages; by Martha Honey
A comprehensive overview of worldwide ecotourism, showing how both the concept and the reality have evolved over more than twenty-five years. Here Honey revisits six nations she profiled in the first edition—the Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya, and South Africa—and adds a new chapter on the U.S. She examines the growth of ecotourism within each country’s tourism strategy, its political system, and its changing economic policies.
Ecovillages: A Practical Guide to Sustainable Communities
$24.95 $18.71 288 pages; by Jan Martin Bang
Ecovillages explores the background and history of the Ecovillages movement and provides a comprehensive manual for planning, establishing, and maintaining a sustainable community. Issues discussed include leadership and conflict management; house design; building techniques; farming and food production; water and sewage; energy sources; and alternative economics. In the final chapter, the author brings it all together in a systematic guide.
Eco-yards: Simple Steps to Earth-Friendly Landscapes
$19.95 $14.96 240 pages; by Laureen Rama
Eco-yards supports the vision of a healthy, abundant planet in which beautiful, richly varied urban yards contribute to restoring the natural ecosystem. This inspiring and practical, well-illustrated manual includes clear, easy-to-follow instructions.
Energy in America
$29.95 $22.46 288 pages; by Ingrid Kelley
This book relates how coal, oil and natural gas built the nation from its beginning and created today’s consumer culture. It continues with the rise of the electric utility industry and its influence on American society. Finally, it explores the 1970s, when America woke to conservation and efficiency, and the renewable energy industries were born. It concludes with a look at the future possibilities for community energy planning and current trends in sustainable energy policy.
Farming Soul: A Tale of Initiation
$15.00 $11.25 165 pages; by Patricia Damery
A psychological and spiritual reckoning, ‘Farming Soul’ questions theories and assumptions that date back to the early 1900′s and the days of Freud, assumptions which have too often separated spirituality from psychology. Suffering the trials of her own individuation process, Patricia Damery finds answers through a series of unconventional teachers and through her relationship to the psyche and to the land-answers that are surprisingly deeply intertwined.
Food Lover’s Garden: : Amazing Edibles You Will Love to Grow and Eat
$27.95 $20.96 192 pages; by Mark Diacono
Brimming with practical advice for growing and enjoying 39 of the most remarkable fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs, spices, and flowers, The Food Lover’s Garden is a sumptuous and lyrical invitation to garden, eat, and live more adventurously.
Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin’ Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture (Hardcover)
$24.95 $18.71 208 pages; by Mark Winne
In an age of uncertainty about how climate change may affect the global food supply, industrial agribusiness promises to keep the world fed. Through the use of factory “farms,” genetic engineering, and the widespread application of chemicals, they put their trust in technology and ask consumers to put our trust in them. However, a look behind the curtain reveals practices that put our soil, water, and health at risk. What are the alternatives? And can they too feed the world?
Food Security for the Faint of Heart: Keeping Your Larder Full in Lean Times
$16.95 $12.71 192 pages; by Robin Wheeler
This book is designed to gently ease readers into a more empowered place so that shocks to our food supply can be handled confidently. As well as acquiring new skills and ideas, there are other compelling reasons to get better prepared. The local economy gains support and encouragement to expand, in turn boosting food’s taste and nutritional value, along with the health of people and ecosystems.
From Container to Kitchen
$19.95 $14.96 248 pages; by D.J. Herda
Written for the novice home gardener as well as the seasoned pro, this fully illustrated, comprehensive guide will show you how to save up to 70% on your produce bill by growing fruits and vegetables in pots.
Game Cook, The (Hardcover)
$19.95 $14.96 208 pages; by Norman Tebbit
On visiting his local butcher, Norman Tebbit—food lover, family cook, onetime politician, and journalist—wondered why people would rather buy tasteless, rubbery chicken when they could eat good-quality game. In this exciting new cookbook, he showcases his favorite game recipes—including pheasant, partridge, duck, grouse, wood pigeon, woodcock, deer, rabbit, and many more.
Garden Seed Inventory (6th Edition)
$26.00 $19.50 496 pages; by Seed Savers Exchange
Comprehensive inventory of 274 U.S. and Canadian mail-order seed catalogs with varietal descriptions and ordering information for 8,494 standard (non-hybrid) vegetables. This updated and expanded Sixth Edition lists 2,657 newly introduced varieties, many of which are heirlooms obtained from Seed Savers Yearbook or Heritage Farm’s seed collections. Vegetable gardeners can search everything commercially available to locate varieties perfect for their climate and resistant to local diseases and pests.
Gardening When it Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times
$19.95 $14.96 360 pages; by Steve Solomon
Crowded raised beds require high inputs of water, fertility and organic matter, and demand large amounts of human time and effort. Except for labor, these inputs depend on the price of oil. Prior to the 1970s, U.S. home food growing used more land with less labor, with wider plant spacing, with less or no irrigation, and all done with sharp hand tools. But these sustainable systems have been largely forgotten. This book helps readers rediscover traditional low-input gardening methods to produce healthy food.
Gathering: Memoir of a Seed Saver (Hardcover)
$25.00 $18.75 256 pages; by Diane Ott Whealy
Ott Whealy’s down-to-earth narrative traces her fascinating journey from Ore. to Kan. to Mo. then back home to Iowa where, in 1986, Heritage Farm became the permanent home of Seed Savers Exchange. Her heartwarming story captures what is best in the American spirit: the ability to dream and, through hard work and perseverance, inspire others to contribute their efforts to a cause.
Going Solar: Understanding and Using the Warmth in Sunlight
$29.95 $22.46 211 pages; by Tomm Stanley
Going Solar contains a delightful blend of humor, fact and function that continually guides readers back to the purpose of its making; understanding and effectively using the warmth found in sunlight for our day-to-day lives.
Good Dirt: Confessions of a Conservationist
$14.95 $11.21 240 pages; by David E. Morine
The best-selling conservation classic—completely expanded, revised, and updated—that reveals how the mission of saving land got off track and how it can be resurrected.
Growing Roots: The New Generation of Sustainable Farmers, Cooks, and Food Activists
$35.00 $26.25 320 pages; by Katherine Leiner
This book is about a new revolution in food that involves young people who are living sustainable lives that revolve around healthy, natural food. Meet farmers and beekeepers, fishermen and chefs, food activists and cheesemongers, and many more. We meet these fascinating young people from all across the nation through profiles, along with brilliant photographs and simple recipes.
Home Sweet Zero Energy Home
$17.95 $13.46 208 pages; by Barry Rehfeld
This book is the first practical guidebook that clearly shows how zero energy homes can be good, livable, affordable homes. The author identifies all the pieces of the zero energy puzzle and how they fallinto place, and explains how homeowners and buyers can also take smaller steps towards sharply reducing the energy use of existing buildings.
Homes in the Heartland: Balloon Frame Farmhouses of the Upper Midwest
$24.95 $18.71 312 pages; by Fred W. Peterson
Featuring more than 150 illustrations, including photographs and house plans, Peterson leads readers through the technical aspects of farmhouse construction and discusses the social, economic, and aesthetic values of these familiar homes. Together these narratives provide a fascinating window into the lives of the people who occupied these houses.
Honor System Marketing
$19.95 $14.96 200 pages; by Jeff Mcpherson
Honor System Marketing tells how to adapt honor marketing to fit your own needs and capacities. Mcpherson details how to avoid common pitfalls, manage finances, and maintain a sense of optimism. This book shows how honor system marketing can become an essential tool for doing business and reviving our spirit of trust in humanity.
Housing Reclaimed: Sustainable Homes for Next to Nothing
$24.95 $18.71 208 pages; by Jessica Kellner
This book examines how technological advances, design evolution and resourceful, out-of-the-box thinking about materials and efficiency can help us meet the challenge of building affordable, environmentally-friendly, beautiful and unique homes. Focusing on the use of salvaged and reclaimed materials, this inspirational volume is packed with case studies of innovative projects.
How to Solar Power Your Home
$24.95 $18.71 336 pages; by Martha Maeda
This book will guide anyone interested in the process of installing and utilizing solar power for their home in the process of searching for, buying, or building their own solar power system. Learn how solar power and other alternative energy sources can help to save the world and how you can start surveying your own energy use and efficiency. Learn how you can start making basic adjustments to become more efficient and how solar power can help you before you start any major projects. Learn what requirements, from cost and equipment to maintenance and preparation.
Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts
$16.95 $12.71 104 pages; by Derek Diedricksen
A collection of sketches for building small houses, shacks, cottages, and forts. Derek’s main purpose is to get your creative juices flowing and encourage you to get off the couch and use your hands. Believing that specific building plans squash creativity, he avoids too many detailed instructions, giving you the chance to put your own creative spin on your very own small abode.
Learn to Earn (Hardcover)
$37.95 $28.46 272 pages; by Peter Lynch and John Rothchild
In Learn to Earn, Lynch and Rothchild explain in a style accessible to anyone who is high-school age or older how to read a stock table in the daily newspaper, how to understand a company annual report, and why everyone should pay attention to the stock market. They explain not only how to invest, but also how to think like an investor.
Locavore”s Handbook, The: The Busy Person’s Guide to Eating Local on a Budget
$16.95 $12.71 208 pages; by Leda Meredith
These days, nearly everyone wants to eat green and local, but tight schedules and even tighter budgets can make it seem like an unattainable goal. The Locavore’s Handbook: The Busy Person’s Guide to Eating Local on a Budget is here to help, as author Leda Meredith guides readers to incorporate locally grown foods into their own meals with practical, down-to-earth advice.
Meat: A Benign Extravagance
$24.95 $18.71 336 pages; by Simon Fairlie
Meat is a groundbreaking exploration of the difficult environmental, ethical, and social issues surrounding the human consumption of animals. This book answers the question: should we be farming animals, or not? The answer is not simple; we must decrease the amount of meat we eat and the industrial meat system is hugely problematic, but Fairlie presents in-depth research in favor of small-scale, holistic, and integrated farming systems that include pastured, free-range livestock as the answer.
Minnesota Table, The: Recipes for Savoring Local Food Throughout the Year (Hardcover)
$25.00 $18.75 176 pages; by Shelley Holl and B. J. Carpenter
A collection of travel stories, recipes, and menu ideas that follow Minnesota’s growing seasons. Travel along to hunt morels, pick blueberries, winnow wild rice, and come nose-to-nose with yaks, elk, and bison. Try new twists on classic and regional recipes that take the pure flavors of fresh, local ingredients to new heights.
Nation of Farmers, A: Defeating the Food Crisis on American Soil
$19.95 $14.96 368 pages; by Sharon Astyk and Aaron Newton
We can keep hunger from stalking our families, but doing so will require a fundamental shift in our approach to field and table. A Nation of Farmers examines the limits and dangers of the globalized food system and how returning to basics is our best hope. The book includes in-depth guidelines for: Creating resilient local food systems; Growing, cooking and eating sustainably and naturally; Becoming part of the solution to the food crisis.
New Solar Electric Home: The Complete Guide to Photovoltaics for Your Home, 3rd Edition
$39.95 $29.96 496 pages; by Joel Davidson and Fran Orner
The original Photovoltaics How-To Handbook, acclaimed as “the Best of the Books,” is now revised, expanded and updated for our New Age of Photovoltaics. Condensing years of hands-on and industry experience, PV pioneers Joel Davidson and Fran Orner tell you everything you need to know to go solar.
Non-Toxic Avenger, The: What you don’t know can hurt you.
$17.95 $13.46 288 pages; by Deanna Duke
Follow Deanna’s journey as she uncovers how insidious and invasive environmental toxins are. Learn about your day-to-day chemical exposure, the implications for your health, and what you can do about it. And find out whether the author’s quest is mission impossible, or whether she is ultimately able to improve her family’s health by taking steps towards leading a chemical-free life.
Northern Heartland Kitchen (Hardcover)
$29.95 $22.46 280 pages; by Beth Dooley
Dooley’s The Northern Heartland Kitchen presents delicious and practical solutions to the challenge of eating locally in the upper Midwest. Celebrating the region’s chefs, farmers, ranchers, gardeners, and home cooks, this essential guide presents delicious recipes alongside the stories and compelling research that illustrate how eating well and eating locally are truly one and the same.
Organic Farming: Everything You Need to Know
$24.95 $18.71 160 pages; by Peter V. Fossel
This book covers the basics and then some. Whether you’re thinking of starting an organic farm or making the transition to organics, whether you’re growing crops or raising animals, you’ll find everything you need to know in these pages—from getting started to developing a marketing strategy. A list of resources also points the way to other books, websites, and organizations focusing on every aspect of organic farming.
Organic Small Farming: The Exciting Story of Scientifically Controlled Methods Used on Pucketty Farm
$18.00 $13.50 200 pages; by Hugh Corley
This book tells the story of a pioneering organic farm in England and its management. Chapters discuss crops, pastures, cattle, pigs, other livestock, fertility, dung and compost, plowing and cultivation, harvesting, diseases, weeds and pests and transitioning to organic.
Outdoor Kitchens: Designs for Outdoor Kitchens, Bars, and Dinning Areas
$21.99 $16.49 160 pages; by Amanda Lecky
Superb photography creates a catalog of options, inspiring you to design an outdoor cooking space that exactly meets your desires, climate, cooking style, and budget. This book equips you with all the information you need to successfully set up an outdoor kitchen, from tips on choosing the right decor to proper equipment selection, allowing you to make all the correct decisions.
Power from the Wind: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale Energy Production
288 pages; by Dan Chiras with Mick Sagrillo & Ian Woofenden
An easily understandable guide for individuals and businesses interested in installing small wind energy system. Written for the layperson, this practical guide provides an accurate and unbiased view of all aspects of small wind energy systems.
Power to People: The Inside Story of AES and the Globalization of Electricity (Hardcover)
$21.95 $16.46 186 pages; by Peter Grose
“Power to People” is the story of electricity privatization, expanding global markets, and the transformation of an industry. It is also proof of the electrifying combination of innovation and good citizenship.
Practical Guide to Self-Sufficiency
$14.99 $11.24 256 pages; by Terry Bridge
Walk through the sometimes complicated set-up of self-sufficient homes, and the art of planning and planting a garden that can grow enough food, choosing and keeping animals, finding and harvesting food. Find small ways to waste less and make choices that are more green.
Renewable Energy Made Easy: Free Energy from Solar, Wind, Hydropower, and Other Alternative Energy Sources
$24.95 $18.71 287 pages; by David Craddock
This book will provide you with everything you need to know about these alternative energy sources. You will learn about solar power, wind power, water power, biofuels, geothermal energy, ethanol, wave farms, photovoltaic power plants, and hydrogen fuels. You will also become well-versed on the availability, aesthetics, environmental and social considerations, and longevity issues of these so-called soft energy technologies.
Revolution on the Range: The Rise of a New Ranch in the American West (Hardcover)
$25.95 $19.46 248 pages; by Courtney White
White challenges that truism, heralding stories from a new American West where cattle and conservation go hand in hand. He argues that ranchers and environmentalists have more in common than they’ve typically admitted: a love of wildlife, a deep respect for nature, and a strong allergic reaction to suburbanization. Today, a new brand of ranching is bridging the divide by mimicking nature while still turning a profit.
Slow Wine 2012
$25.00 $18.75 352 pages; by Slow Food Editore;
Slow Wine has thus abandoned the method of judging by scores for a new form of evaluation. In the new guide, three sections describe the cellars in their entirety: Life, the stories of the leading players in the world of winemaking; Vines, profiles of vineyards according to their characteristics and the way they are managed; Wines, straightforward descriptions backed up by comprehensive statistics.
Small is Possible: Life in a Local Economy
$17.95 $13.46 240 pages; by Lyle Estill
Lyle Estill’s Small is Possible introduces us to “hometown security,” with this chronicle of a community-powered response to resource depletion in a fickle global economy. True stories, springing from the soils of Chatham County, North Carolina, offer a positive counter balance to the bleakness of our age.
Smart Power: Climate Change, the Smart Grid, and the Future of Electric Utilities
$30.00 $22.50 344 pages; by Peter Fox-Penner
This book begins with a look back on the deregulatory efforts of the 1990s and their gradual replacement by concerns over climate change, promoting new technologies, and developing stable prices and supplies. It explains the revolutionary changes that the Smart Grid is bringing to utility operations. It also examines the options for low-carbon emissions along with the real-world challenges.
Straight Up: America’s Fiercest Climate Blogger Takes on the Status Quo Media, Politicians, and Clean Energy Solutions
$21.95 $16.46 248 pages; by Joseph J. Romm
Straight Up draws on Romm’s important posts to explain the dangers of and solutions to climate change that you won’t find in newspapers, in journals, or on T.V. Climate change makes up a small share of news reports. And when journalists do try to tackle this complex issue, they often lack the background to tell the full story. Despite the dearth of reporting, polls show that 2 in 5 Americans think the press is exaggerating the threat of climate change.
Sustainability Revolution, The: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift
$16.95 $12.71 224 pages; by Andrés R. Edwards
This book describes innovative sustainable projects and policies in Colombia, Brazil, India and the Netherlands and examines future trends. Complete with a useful resources list, this is the first book of its kind and will appeal to business and government policy makers, academics, and all interested in sustainability.
Tales from the Sustainable Underground: A Wild Journey with People Who Care More about the Planet than the Law
$17.95 $13.46 208 pages; by Stephen Hren
Activists striving for any type of social change often find themselves operating on the fringes of legal and social norms. Many experience difficulties when their innovative ideas run afoul of antiquated laws and regulations that favor a big business, energy- and material-intensive approach. This book is packed with the stories of just some of these pioneers – who care more for the planet than the rules.
Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It
$19.95 $14.96 432 pages; by Robert Glennon
Robert Glennon captures the irony—and tragedy—of America’s water crisis in a book that is both frightening and wickedly comical. From manufactured snow for tourists in Atlanta to trillions of gallons of water flushed down the toilet each year, Unquenchable reveals the heady extravagances and everyday inefficiencies that are sucking the nation dry.
Urban Agriculture: Ideas and Designs for the New Food Revolution
$21.95 $16.46 264 pages; by David Tracey
Urban Agriculture is about shaping a new food system that values people and the planet above profits. First-time farmers and green thumbs alike will be inspired by working examples and expert interviews to get growing.Proving that the city of the future will be green and tasty, this book is packed with edible solutions for anyone keen to join the new foodrevolution.
Urban Food Revolution, The: Changing the Way We Feed Cities
$18.95 $14.21 304 pages; by Peter Ladner
The Urban Food Revolution provides a recipe for community food security based on leading innovations across North America. The author draws on his political and business experience to show that we have all the necessary ingredients to ensure that local, fresh sustainable food is affordable and widely available. He describes how cities are bringing food production home.
Urban Vegan: 250 Simple, Sumptuous Recipes from Street Cart Favorites to Haute Cuisine
$16.95 $12.71 272 pages; by Dynise Balcavage
Over 250 recipes organized by themes including cafe culture, breakfast at the diner, lunch cart, urban garden, haute cuisine, “just desserts,” and happy hour. At-a-glance icons signify which recipes are low-fat, fast, omnivore-friendly, kid-friendly, and frugal. Also included are essential tips covering vegan cuisine, an overview of the vegan pantry, and numerous menu ideas.
Virtuous Consumer, The: Your Essential Shopping Guide for a Better, Kinder, Healthier World
$15.95 $11.96 224 pages; by Leslie Garrett
This book is for those of us struggling to make choices that are better for the planet — and for us. Leslie Garrett has created a comprehensive reference guide that — like a smart, funny, and eco-conscious friend — will steer you toward ethical purchases for everything from lipstick to cars, kids’ toys to a new mattress.
Whole Grains Cookbook
$18.95 $14.21 384 pages; by A. D. Livingston
This cookbook offers authentic, homespun recipes that showcase a variety of different grains at their best, whether on their own or cooked with vegetables or meat. From the familiar oat to exotic ancient crops, this book celebrates the good eating offered by 20 different whole grains: amaranth, quinoa, corn (maize), wheat, spelt, QK-77, triticale, rye, oats, rice, barley, millet, teff, sorghum, fonio, buckwheat, chickpeas, beans and peas, seeds, and nuts.
Wind Power Basics: A Green Energy Guide
$12.95 $9.71 192 pages; by Dan Chiras
Whether you’re considering your own small-scale wind energy system or just want a straightforward, detailed introduction to the benefits and challenges of this rapidly emerging technology, Wind Power Basics is the guide for you.
Wisconsin Cheese: A Cookbook and Guide to the Cheeses of Wisconsin
$16.95 $12.71 272 pages; by Martin Hintz and Pam Percy
A celebration of the nation’s largest cheesemaking center pays tribute to the diverse cheeses produced throughout Wisconsin, from the familiar cheddar to little-known artisan cheeses, and includes more than one hundred tempting recipes.
Year Of The Goat, The: 40,000 Miles and the Quest for the Perfect Cheese (Hardcover)
$22.95 $17.21 224 pages; by Margaret Hathaway
From Maine to Arizona, and back again, Margaret and Karl and their dog, Godfrey, travel across America in search of green pastures, simple tradition, and the perfect goat cheese.
Your Green Home: A Guide to Planning a Healthy, Environmentally Friendly, New Home
$17.95 $13.46 256 pages; by Alex Wilson
Your Green Home is written for homeowners planning a new home – whether you are working with an architect or builder, or serving as your own general contractor. Intended to improve the overall environmental performance of new houses being built, the book sets out to answer some of the big-picture questions relating to having a home designed and built – and getting what you want.