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              Hitching for Hope: A Journey into the Heart and Soul of Ireland
               

              Hitching for Hope: A Journey into the Heart and Soul of Ireland (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McKiernan, Ruairi

              • RRP: $48.50
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              What does the future have in store if politicians aren't beholden to the people, if the pace of development is compromising mental health, and if so-called progress is triggering ecological collapse? How do we maintain hope in such troubled times?

              ISBN 9781603589574
              Released NZ 26 Mar 2020
              Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing Co
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              Dirt to Soil: One Family's Journey into Regenerative Agriculture
               

              Dirt to Soil: One Family's Journey into Regenerative Agriculture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Brown, Gabe; White, Courtney

              • RRP: $42.50
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              At the turn of the 1990s, Gabe Brown and his wife, Shelly, bought a farm near Bismarck, North Dakota and began growing grains and raising cattle using heavy tillage, herbicides, insecticides, and artificial fertilizer. Brown demonstrates in Dirt to Soil his tried-and-true solutio...ns to our most pressing and complex contemporary agricultural challenge, which lies right beneath our feet.
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              ISBN 9781603587631
              Released NZ 11 Oct 2018
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              Dancing with Bees: A Journey Back to Nature
               

              Dancing with Bees: A Journey Back to Nature (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Strawbridge Howard, Brigit

              • RRP: $35.99
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              The author shares a charming and eloquent account of a return to noticing, to rediscovering a perspective on the world that had somehow been lost to her for decades, and to reconnecting with the natural world. With special care and attention to the plight of pollinators, includin...g honeybees, bumblebees, and solitary bees, she shares fascinating details of the lives of flora and fauna.
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              ISBN 9781603589864
              Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
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              Farming on the Wild Side: The Evolution of a Regenerative Organic Farm and Nursery
               

              Farming on the Wild Side: The Evolution of a Regenerative Organic Farm and Nursery (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hayden, Nancy J.; Hayden, John P.

              • RRP: $63.50
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              Growing fruit, perennial plants, biodiversity, and resilience Northern Vermont's Nancy and John Hayden have spent the last 25 years transforming their draft horse-powered, organic vegetable and livestock operation into an agroecological, regenerative, biodiverse, organic fruit fa...rm, fruit nursery, and pollinator sanctuary. In Farming on the Wild Side they explain the philosophical and scientific principles that influenced them as they phased out sheep and potatoes and embraced apples, pears, stone fruits, and a wide variety of uncommon berry crops; turned much of their property into a semi-wild state; and adapted their marketing and sales strategies to the new century. As the Haydens pursued their goals of enhancing biodiversity and regenerating their land, they incorporated agroforestry and permaculture principles into perennial fruit polycultures, a pollinator sanctuary, repurposed greenhouses for growing fruit, h gelkultur, and ecological pest management. Beyond the practical techniques and tips, this book also inspires readers to develop greater ecological literacy and respect for the mysteries of the global ecosystem. Farming on the Wild Side tells a story about new ways to manage small farms and homesteads, about nurturing land, about ecology, about economics, and about things that we can all do to heal both the land and ourselves.
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              ISBN 9781603588287
              Released NZ 10 Oct 2019
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              Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City
               

              Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Toensmeier, Eric; With Bates, Jonathan

              • RRP: $64.99
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              When Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates moved into a duplex in a run-down part of Holyoke, Massachusetts, the tenth-of-an-acre lot was barren ground and bad soil, peppered with broken pieces of concrete, asphalt, and brick. The two friends got to work designing what would become ...not just another urban farm, but a permaculture paradise replete with perennial broccoli, paw paws, bananas, and moringa-all told, more than two hundred low-maintenance edible plants in an innovative food forest on a small city lot. The garden-intended to function like a natural ecosystem with the plants themselves providing most of the garden's needs for fertility, pest control, and weed suppression-also features an edible water garden, a year-round unheated greenhouse, tropical crops, urban poultry, and even silkworms.In telling the story of Paradise Lot, Toensmeier explains the principles and practices of permaculture, the choice of exotic and unusual food plants, the techniques of design and cultivation, and, of course, the adventures, mistakes, and do-overs in the process. Packed full of detailed, useful information about designing a highly productive permaculture garden, Paradise Lot is also a funny and charming story of two single guys, both plant nerds, with a wild plan: to realize the garden of their dreams and meet women to share it with. Amazingly, on both counts, they succeed.
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              ISBN 9781603583992
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2013
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              Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update
               

              Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Meadows, Donella H.; Randers, Jorgen

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              In 1972, three scientists from MIT created a computer model that analyzed global resource consumption and production. Their results shocked the world and created stirring conversation about global 'overshoot, ' or resource use beyond the carrying capacity of the planet. Now, pree...minent environmental scientists Donnella Meadows, Jorgen Randers, and Dennis Meadows have teamed up again to update and expand their original findings in The Limits to Growth: The 30 Year Global Update, Meadows, Randers, and Meadows are international environmental leaders recognized for their groundbreaking research into early signs of wear on the planet. Citing climate change as the most tangible example of our current overshoot, the scientists now provide us with an updated scenario and a plan to reduce our needs to meet the carrying capacity of the planet.Over the past three decades, population growth and global warming have forged on with a striking semblance to the scenarios laid out by the World3 computer model in the original Limits to Growth, While Meadows, Randers, and Meadows do not make a practice of predicting future environmental degradation, they offer an analysis of present and future trends in resource use, and assess a variety of possible outcomes.In many ways, the message contained in Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update is a warning. Overshoot cannot be sustained without collapse. But, as the authors are careful to point out, there is reason to believe that humanity can still reverse some of its damage to Earth if it takes appropriate measures to reduce inefficiency and waste.Written in refreshingly accessible prose, Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update is a long anticipated revival ofsome of the original voices in the growing chorus of sustainability. Limits to Growth: The 30 Year Update is a work of stunning intelligence that will expose for humanity the hazy but critical line between human growth and human development.
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              ISBN 9781931498586
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2004
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              Wildcrafted Fermentation: Exploring, Transforming, and Preserving the Wild Flavors of Your Local Terroir
               

              Wildcrafted Fermentation: Exploring, Transforming, and Preserving the Wild Flavors of Your Local Terroir (Paperback)

              By Baudar, Pascal

              • RRP: $63.50
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              Plant-based fermentation has been used for thousands of years by different cultures all around the world. It's the easiest and safest way to preserve food, and nature provides all that's required

              ISBN 9781603588515
              Released NZ 16 Apr 2020
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              Shut It Down: Stories from a Fierce, Loving Resistance
               

              Shut It Down: Stories from a Fierce, Loving Resistance (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fithian, Lisa

              • RRP: $42.50
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              For decades, Fithian's work as an advocate for civil disobedience and nonviolent direct action has put her on the frontlines of change. She offers strategies and actions to promote justice and incite change in any community.

              ISBN 9781603588843
              Released NZ 3 Oct 2019
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              Burn: Igniting a New Carbon Drawdown Economy to End the Climate Crisis
               

              Burn: Igniting a New Carbon Drawdown Economy to End the Climate Crisis (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bates, Albert; Draper, Kathleen

              • RRP: $38.99
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              An 800-CEO-READ Editor's Choice March 2019 How We Can Harness Carbon to Help Solve the Climate Crisis In order to rescue ourselves from climate catastrophe, we need to radically alter how humans live on Earth. We have to go from spending carbon to banking it. We have to put back ...the trees, wetlands, and corals. We have to regrow the soil and turn back the desert. We have to save whales, wombats, and wolves. We have to reverse the flow of greenhouse gases and send them in exactly the opposite direction: down, not up. We have to flip the carbon cycle and run it backwards. For such a revolutionary transformation we'll need civilization 2.0. A secret unlocked by the ancients of the Amazon for its ability to transform impoverished tropical soils into terra preta--fertile black earths--points the way. The indigenous custom of converting organic materials into long lasting carbon has enjoyed a reawakening in recent decades as the quest for more sustainable farming methods has grown. Yet the benefits of this carbonized material, now called biochar, extend far beyond the soil. Pyrolyzing carbon has the power to restore a natural balance by unmining the coal and undrilling the oil and gas. Employed to its full potential, it can run the carbon cycle in reverse and remake Earth as a garden planet. Burn looks beyond renewable biomass or carbon capture energy systems to offer a bigger and bolder vision for the next phase of human progress, moving carbon from wasted sources: into soils and agricultural systems to rebalance the carbon, nitrogen, and related cycles; enhance nutrient density in food; rebuild topsoil; and condition urban and agricultural lands to withstand flooding and drought to cleanse water by carbon filtration and trophic cascades within the world's rivers, oceans, and wetlands to shift urban infrastructures such as buildings, roads, bridges, and ports, incorporating drawdown materials and components, replacing steel, concrete, polymers, and composites with biolog
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              ISBN 9781603589840
              Released NZ 20 Apr 2020
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              A Precautionary Tale: The Story of How One Small Town Banned Pesticides, Preserved its Food Heritage, and Inspired a Movement
               

              A Precautionary Tale: The Story of How One Small Town Banned Pesticides, Preserved its Food Heritage, and Inspired a Movement (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ackerman-Leist, Philip; Foreword by Shiva, Dr Vandana

              • RRP: $51.50
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              Key quotations from the characters in this book have been translated by the author and others from German into English --Title page verso.

              ISBN 9781603587051
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2017
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