Want to give fermentation a try, but a little intimidated? Branden Byers’ Everyday Fermentation Handbook guides you gently into this fascinating process.
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Want to build a DIY electric bike instead of buying one? Micah Toll is raising funds to create a hardcover version of his popular guide book.
Please note: Earth Policy Institute provided me with a free review copy of Breaking New Ground. I’ve been reading Lester Brown’s work for about ten years now, and in the process of doing so, I’ve developed a picture of the man: some of ideas gleaned from book cover jackets, but most of them from my […]
Earlier their month authors T. Colin Campbell and Howie Jacobson released their new book Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition. For anyone interested in the science and politics of nutrition, and why there is still so much confusion about the value of a plants focused diet, this is a must read.
Think of cities as cesspools of crime and pollution? Or vibrant hubs of economic, cultural, and social innovation? New TED book City 2.0 shares the ideas of twelve thinkers on how we make the world’s cities – now home to over half of us – viable and sustainable.
With falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures making it difficult to feed growing populations, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security. What will the geopolitics of food look like in a new era dominated by scarcity and food nationalism? Here are a few of the many facts from Full Planet, Empty Plates.
The phrase “global food crisis” may strike us in the developed world as a bit overblown. But in his new book Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity, Lester R. Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute, aptly demonstrates that our current food security situation is anything but normal… and could even represent the “weak link” to maintaining the standard of living to which we’ve become accustomed.
Got holey, worn old clothes laying around that you’d like to get rid of… responsibly? Before cutting them into rags or tossing them in the trash, take a look at the projects in this new book: you might just find more useful possibilities.
Fellow blogger Beth Terry has largely eliminated plastic from her life. Her new book Plastic Free shows you how you can do this, too, and the many reasons you might want to.
Tovar Cerulli is less famous as a former vegan then, say, Natalie Portman, but he is more interesting because now he is a vocal hunter and proponent of ethical hunting. He recounts this personal journey from veganism to hunting and omnivorism in his forthcoming book The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian’s Hunt for Sustenance.
If you’ve followed posts by frequent contributor ziggy, you know he’s a hands-on kind of guy: from butchering his own meat to building a cob pizza oven, he’s an extreme DIYer even at Dancing Rabbit (where doing it yourself is pretty much the norm). His biggest project, though, is his own home: ziggy built his […]
Author’s note: Publisher HIS Publishing Co. sent me a free review copy of Patti Pelican and the Gulf Oil Spill. Unless you went on a media fast yesterday, you likely came across acknowledgements of the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill. Many online outlets — among them Crisp Green and HuffPo Green — ran photo […]
Update: We have a winner… Marie Hemming of La Jolla, California won the copy of The Cleaner Plate Club in our drawing… and hope she’ll let us know which recipe went over best with the family (especially the pickiest eater on the planet)! Deal with “Ewww, I don’t like that” a lot at the dinner […]