We continue our holiday sale this week, featuring books on the politics of sustainable living. Our political books are full of inspiring stories from the front lines of the movement to build resilient towns, and practical tools you can use to reinvigorate your own community. Money is power, and local investment matters. Books like Inquiries […]Read More..
The winter solstice is just one week away, making this the darkest time of the year. Gardens have long gone dormant as the days have grown shorter, but you don’t have to stop eating fresh food just because the ground outside is frozen and sunset now happens around three in the afternoon. Sprouts are a […]Read More..
From Nordic foods to nuclear power, some of our recent releases have gotten some great reviews in the publishing world. Congratulations, authors! Below is a quick round-up of our favorite praise from the latest round of reviews. Gar Smith’s new book Nuclear Roulette dismantles the specious arguments we hear all-too-often about the safety, cleanliness, and […]Read More..
Greg Pahl, author of Power from the People, the latest installment in our Community Resilience Guides Series, also wrote Natural Home Heating: The Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Options, which we published in 2003. The book is a guide to using woodstoves, passive and active solar, biomass, and other natural methods for keeping your nest […]Read More..
It’s as likely as anything that the sun will rise on December 22 on a planet still facing all the same problems we face now: climate change, political division, corporate exploitation of people and the planet, environmental degradation. With an everyday reality like this, who needs a Mayan-inspired apocalypse?! Whether the world ends on December […]Read More..
After years of hard work raising grassfed cattle, Rebecca Thistlethwaite and her husband decided to put their farm dreams on pause for a while, travel the country, meet other farmers, and figure out what makes the best farms work. They were well beyond any romantic notions of the farming life themselves, but Rebecca wanted to […]Read More..
Making your own yogurt is an easy, healthy, and affordable way to experiment with fermentation, make milk last longer, and replace an industrial food product filled with mysterious chemical ingredients with one you know all about. Yogurt itself is a wonderful, versatile food, but you can also turn it into a spread or dip by […]Read More..
In a recent online article for Time magazine, Amory Lovins spells out what we need to do in order to make our electrical power system more resilient in the face of catastrophic disruption brought by the likes of Hurricane Sandy, wild fires, earthquakes, or solar flares. Come hell or high water — and Hurricane Sandy […]Read More..
In Taste, Memory, which was recently named one of Amazon.com’s top ten food literature books of 2012, author David Buchanan takes readers on a stroll through orchards and gardens around the country to find rare crops carefully saved over the years for their exceptional flavors. David collects heirloom crop plants, but doesn’t just preserve them […]Read More..
This just in from Tar Sands Blockade, Diane Wilson, author of Diary of an Eco-Outlaw and An Unreasonable Woman has been released from jail!: After being held for nearly a week under the torturous and inhumane conditions of the Harris County Jail, Diane Wilson has been bailed out! Diane is a 4th generation shrimper and […]Read More..