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FALL/WINTER 2010

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GENE LOGSDON ON HIS NEWEST BOOK HOLY SHIT: MANAGING MANURE TO SAVE MANKIND I wrote this book mainly because it occurred to me one day that most people have lost touch with the animal digestive system, including their own. Or, to put it another way, society seems to have become so absorbed in human sexual behavior that it has lost contact with other biological processes. As the old saying puts it, “Nothing is more overrated than sex and nothing so underrated as a good healthy bowel movement.” Not many of us grow up on farms anymore, where, as my mother liked to put it, “sometimes the only profit is the manure.” Even fewer can remember when someone, usually a luckless child, had to empty the chamber pots every morning. If everyone still had that experience, I have a hunch this country would be in a whole lot better shape than it is. Until I started writing this book, I did not appreciate just how much I know about animal manure. (In trying to find something to brag about, that is certainly sinking to a new low.) I grew up literally knee-deep in the stuff at times. It dawned on me that this knowledge has value, especially for people who love the land, dedicate their lives to a little piece of it, make of it a true home, and work unceasingly to keep it a place of peace, beauty, and good food. It is, in fact, not possible to have the kind of garden farm society that is now developing without comprehensive knowledge about managing manure. My bias—it will be called bias anyway—is that only on smaller, decentralized farms and gardens can food and manure be managed in a truly economical way. Only if populations of animals and humans are spread out over the land will we be able to survive. Human society is moving in the opposite direction, toward ever increasing consolidation. That is supposed to be our glory, but I fear it is also our doom. The cost alone of transporting all that food into dense clusters of human and animal populations, and all that manure back out again, is unsustainable in the long run. If I were without hope, I would certainly not have written this book, or any other. Realizing that the fate of civilizations is to consolidate and then disintegrate, rise and fall, over and over again—all for the sake of money and power—does drive me to the brink of despair. But as long as I draw breath, I keep hoping that I am wrong, that human society will eventually see the impossibility of constant consolidation of wealth and power. After all, humans have been around a very long time. We don’t even know how long. Maybe we’ve been causing problems forever, on one planet or another. The fact that we still exist means there is still hope. I guess. Excerpt from the introduction.ChelseaGreen.com Illustrations by Brooke Budner

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contents

The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell Holy Shit The Case Against Fluoride Masonry Heaters A Solar Buyer’s Guide for the Home and Office The Resilient Gardener Growing, Older Disaster on the Horizon Old Southern Apples, Second Edition Year-Round Vegetable Production with Eliot Coleman [DVD] Fermentation Workshop with Sandor Ellix Katz [DVD] The Monkey Bible Growing Roots

The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer Stronger Together Clay Culture Upper Midwest Local Foods Wheel Creating a Forest Garden Local Money How to Grow Food in Your Polytunnel The Art of Ageing Transition in Action Where Earwigs Dare The New Food Garden Bye Bye, Miss American Empire Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares Adobe Homes for All Climates

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Politics & Activism

Chelsea Green

September 2010

THE PROGRESSIVE’S GUIDE TO RAISING HELL How to Win Grassroots Campaigns, Pass Ballot Box Laws, and Get the Change We Voted For A Direct Democracy Toolkit Jamie Court

You voted for change. Now it’s time to make that happen. Change is no simple matter in American politics—a fact that Americans have recently learned well. Elections rarely produce the change they promise. After the vote, power vacuums fill with familiar values, if not faces. Promises give way to fiscal realities, hope succumbs to pragmatism, and ambition concedes to inertia. The old tricks of interest groups—confuse, diffuse, scare—prevail over the better angels of American nature. But populist energy can get change-making and change-makers back on the right track. The key to success, says acclaimed consumer advocate Jamie Court, is getting downright mad. It’s anger, not hope, that fuels political and economic change. And in 2010 America, anger rules. But it needs to be vectored and focused if it is to succeed in fueling the type of change that the majority of Americans believe in.

Pub Date September 2010

$14.95 US, $16.95 CAN • Paper ISBN 9781603582933 5 3/8 x 8 3/8 • 224 pages Politics & Activism World Rights

Photo: Kent McInnis Consumer Watchdog

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Jamie Court is president of Consumer Watchdog, an awardwinning, nationally recognized consumer-advocacy organization. He is also a regular commentator on American Public Media’s “Marketplace” program and on the Los Angeles Times op-ed page. Court is the author of Corporateering: How Corporate Power Steals Your Personal Freedom . . . And What You Can Do About It and coauthor of Making a Killing: HMOs and the Threat To Your Health. He currently resides in the Los Angeles area.

If we want that change, the kind that polls show 60 percent of Americans believe in, we need to do more than vote every two to four years or wait for a new president to learn the tactics of confrontation. The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell is a road map filled with concrete tips and rules of the road that average people can use to force change between elections. How can progressives get what they believed they voted for? Court, a longtime organizer of ballot campaigns and other initiatives, tells readers how to heat up their issue, take grassroots action, organize their community, use publicity to their advantage, employ Internet and social media to build support, and get the change they want.

Jamie Court’s Five Steps For Creating Change: 1. Expose: Exposing new information about opponents—facts that conflict with the image they put forth in public—shows how out of touch with public opinion they are. 2. Confront: Confronting our opponents on the battleground of our values creates a debate, an unfolding drama, over popular values through which a campaign can be won. 3. Wait for the mistake: The goal of all advocacy is to force our opponents’ mistakes, which gives us the ability to shame our opponents and force them to either do what we want or lose more power. 4. Make the mistakes the issue: If your opponent is ashamed or sorry, he will adopt your proposals or negotiate in good faith. If not, repeat steps 1–3 to force more mistakes and gain more leverage. 5. Don’t let go: Persistence often turns up the key lead, connection or exposure that tips the campaign your way: keep your teeth in their tail until they agree to your terms.

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Sustainable Agriculture

Chelsea Green

September 2010

HOLY SHIT Managing Manure To Save Mankind Gene Logsdon Illustrations by Brooke Budner

A modest proposal for utilizing our most abundant resource. In his insightful new book, Holy Shit: Managing Manure To Save Mankind, contrary farmer Gene Logsdon provides the inside story of manure—our greatest, yet most misunderstood, natural resource. He begins by lamenting a modern society that not only throws away both animal and human manure—worth billions of dollars in fertilizer value—but that spends a staggering amount of money to do so. This wastefulness makes even less sense as the supply of mined or chemically synthesized fertilizers dwindles and their cost skyrockets. In fact, he argues, if we do not learn how to turn our manures into fertilizer to keep food production in line with increasing population, our civilization, like so many that went before it, will inevitably decline. • • • •

Pub Date September 2010

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$17.50 US, $19.95 CAN • Paper with flaps ISBN 9781603582513 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 • 272 pages • B&W Illustrations • Sustainable Agriculture • World Rights

Gene Logsdon farms in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. He is one of the clearest and most original voices of rural America. He has published more than two dozen books; his Chelsea Green books include SmallScale Grain Raising (Second Edition), Living at Nature’s Pace, The Contrary Farmer’s Invitation to Gardening, Good Spirits, and The Contrary Farmer. He writes a popular blog at OrganicToBe.org, is a regular contributor to Farming magazine and The Draft Horse Journal, and writes an award-winning weekly column in the Carey (OH) Progressor Times.

With his trademark humor, his years of experience writing about both farming and waste management, and his uncanny eye for the small but important details, Logsdon artfully describes how to manage farm manure, pet manure, and human manure to make fertilizer and humus. He covers the field, so to speak, discussing topics like: • • • • • •

Illustration: Brooke Budner

How to select the right pitchfork for the job and use it correctly How to operate a small manure spreader How to build a barn manure pack with farm animal manure How to compost cat and dog waste How to recycle toilet water for irrigation purposes, and How to get rid of our irrational paranoia about feces and urine

Gene Logsdon does not mince words. This fresh, fascinating, and entertaining look at an earthy, but absolutely crucial, subject, is a small gem and is destined to become a classic of our agricultural literature.

Praise for Gene Logsdon: “Gene Logsdon is the most experienced and best observer of agriculture we have.” —Wendell Berry “Gene Logsdon has the eye to spot the good farming examples because he has put the best of them into practice on his own farm, using nature as the measure.” —Wes Jackson “In a world losing its rural sense and the wisdom to know how dependent culture is on agriculture, Gene Logsdon’s voice is one of great clarity, sanity, and hope.” —David W. Orr, Oberlin College

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Health & Environment

October 2010

THE CASE AGAINST FLUORIDE How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics That Keep It There A New Look at the Scientific Evidence Paul Connett, PhD; James Beck, MD; H. Spedding Micklem, DPhil

How did hazardous waste from the fertilizer industry end up in the public water supply? When the U.S. Public Health Service endorsed water fluoridation in 1950, there was little evidence of its safety. Now, six decades later and after most countries have rejected the practice, more than 70 percent of Americans, as well as 200 million people worldwide, are drinking fluoridated water. The Center for Disease Control and the American Dental Association continue to promote it—and even support mandatory statewide water fluoridation—despite increasing evidence that it is not only unnecessary, but potentially hazardous to human health. In this timely and important book, Dr. Paul Connett, Dr. James Beck, and Dr. H. Spedding Micklem take a new look at the science behind water fluoridation and argue that just because the dental and medical establishments endorse a public health measure doesn’t mean it’s safe. In the case of water fluoridation, the chemicals that go into the drinking water that more than 180 million people drink each day are not even pharmaceutical grade, but rather a hazardous waste • Pub Date October 2010 product of the phosphate fertilizer industry. It is illegal to dump this waste into the sea or local • $24.95 US, $28.95 CAN • Paper surface water, and yet it is allowed in our drinking water. To make matters worse, this program receives no oversight from the Food and Drug Administration, and the Environmental • ISBN 9781603582872 Protection Agency takes no responsibility for the practice. And from an ethical standpoint, say • 6 x 9 • 384 pages • Tables, charts, graphs the authors, • Health & Environment water fluori• World Rights dation is a bad medical Dr. Paul Connett, practice: Professor Emeritus individuals of Environmental Chemistry at St. are being Lawrence forced to University, has take medicagiven more than tion without 2,000 presentatheir tions in forty-nine informed states and fifty-two consent; countries on the issue of waste management. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the there is no University of Cambridge and a PhD in chemcontrol over istry from Dartmouth College. He is currently the dose, and the director of the Fluoride Action Network no monitorand lives in Canton, New York. ing of possible side Dr. James S. Beck is Professor Emeritus of effects. Medical Biophysics at the University of Calgary and holds doctorates in medicine from Washington University School of Medicine and in biophysics from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

At once painstakingly documented and also highly readable, The Case Against Fluoride brings new research to light, including links between fluoride and harm to the brain, bones, and endocrine system, and argues that the evidence that fluoridation reduces tooth decay is surprisingly weak.

Dr. H. Spedding Micklem is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. He holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford. Dr. Micklem lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Renewable Energy & Green Building

Chelsea Green

September 2010

MASONRY HEATERS Designing, Building, and Living with a Piece of the Sun Ken Matesz Foreword by Albie Barden

Change your life with radiant heat. Masonry Heaters is a complete guide to designing and living with one of the oldest, and yet one of the newest, heating devices. A masonry heater’s design, placement in the home, and luxurious radiant heat redefine the hearth for the modern era, turning it into a piece of the sun right inside the home. Like the feeling one gets from the sun on a spring day, the environment around a masonry heater feels fresh. The radiant heat feels better on the skin. It warms the home both gently and efficiently. In fact, the value of a masonry heater lies in its durability, quality, serviceability, dependability, and health-supporting features. And it is an investment in self-sufficiency and freedom from fossil fuels.

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Those who are looking to build, add onto, or remodel a house will find comprehensive and practical advice for designing and installing a masonry heater, including detailed discussion of materials, code considerations, and many photos and illustrations. While this is not a do-it-yourself guide for building a masonry heater, it provides facts every heater builder should know. Professional contractors will find this a useful tool to consult, and homeowners considering a new method of home heating will find all they need to know about masonry heaters within these pages.

Photo: Aaron Matesz

$39.95 US, $45.95 CAN • Paper ISBN 9781603582131 8 x 10 • 352 pages Full color throughout, photos and illustrations • Renewable Energy & Green Building • World Rights

The book discusses different masonry heater designs, including variations extant in Europe, and explains the growth of their popularity in the United States beginning in the late 1970s. For the reader who may be familiar only with open fireplaces and metal woodstoves, Masonry Heaters will bring a new understanding and appreciation of massive heat storage and gentle-but-persistent radiant heat. Masonry heaters offer a unique comfort that is superior to that from convection heat from forced-air systems, and more personal than that offered by “radiant” floors. As Matesz demonstrates, the heat from the sun or from a masonry heater is genuine heat instead of just insulation against the loss of heat.

Ken Matesz first learned about masonry heaters in the early 1980s, built his first one in the early 1990s, and opened the Masonry Heater Store, LLC, after the turn of the new century. Matesz’s first solo heater project in 1994, a Finnish-style heater in his own home, gave his family heatingenergy independence. Now, with his new book, Masonry Heaters, he hopes to show many others how they can achieve the same freedom and a better standard of living using this simple but elegant way of heating. He lives in Swanton, Ohio. Photo courtesy of Maine Wood Heat Company

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Renewable Energy & Green Building

November 2010

A SOLAR BUYER’S GUIDE FOR THE HOME AND OFFICE Navigating the Maze of Solar Options, Incentives, and Installers Stephen and Rebekah Hren

A one-of-a-kind guide for homeowners and building managers. Solar power, once a fringe effort limited to DIY enthusiasts, is now fast becoming mainstream. Many home and business owners are curious about solar electric and solar thermal systems and wonder how to go about getting a clean energy-generation system of their own. The vast majority will hire a professional installer to do the job. But what should they be asking of these installers? What system makes the most sense for their home or office: solar electric, solar hot water, solar heating, or some combination of these?

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Pub Date November 2010

$14.95 US, $16.95 CAN • Paper ISBN 9781603582612 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 • 128 pages • B&W throughout, photos, line drawings • Renewable Energy & Green Building • World Rights

A Solar Buyer’s Guide for the Home and Office explains the options so that property owners can make the right choices for both their energy needs and their financial security. Understanding how solar power systems work will enable readers to be informed customers when dealing with professional installers—the book also provides advice on how to select a qualified installer and understand the expanding variety of tax credits and other incentives that are popping up around the country.

Stephen and Rebekah Hren, authors of The Carbon-Free Home: 36 Remodeling Projects to Help Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit, address the carbon footprint of meat production.

The market for solar systems has been growing at an exponential rate, and strong tax credits ensure continued growth even in a sluggish economy. Many of those who would like to catch this undeniable wave of the future are held back by widespread confusion. A Solar Buyer’s Guide for the Home and Office clears the air, allowing property owners to move forward with confidence to make their homes and offices more comfortable, environmentally sound, and secure against wild swings in energy prices.

Stephen and Rebekah Hren live in Durham, North Carolina, where they are both actively involved with renewable energy, natural building, and edible urban gardening. Rebekah is a NABCEP-certified solar photovoltaic installer, licensed electrical contractor, and ISPQ-certified solar instructor for Solar Energy International. Stephen is a builder and teacher with experience in sustainable design and passive and active solar heating technologies. They are the authors of The CarbonFree Home.

Praise for A Solar Buyer's Guide for the Home and Office: “Once again, Stephen and Rebekah Hren have delivered an authoritative sourcebook. . . [T]heir Solar Buyer's Guide is a thorough, readable look at how we might turn to the sun to meet our energy needs. It delivers history, explains policy, and untangles the briar patch of the solar jungle. Thanks to this book, the path to sustainability is significantly less perilous: No machete required.” —Lyle Estill, author of Small is Possible and Biodiesel Power “Need a clear guide to approaching solar energy choices? Stephen and Rebekah Hren’s new book will help you sift through the marketing hype and make sound decisions for your clean energy future.” —Ian Woofenden, Senior Editor, Home Power magazine, and author of Windpower for Dummies

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Organic Gardening

Chelsea Green

October 2010

THE RESILIENT GARDENER Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times Including the Five Crops You Need To Survive and Thrive—Potatoes, Corn, Beans, Squash, and Eggs Carol Deppe

Growing, storing, and using the crops that provide ultimate food security. Scientist/gardener Carol Deppe combines her passion for gardening with newly emerging scientific information from many fields—resilience science, climatology, climate change, ecology, anthropology, paleontology, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, health, and medicine—to develop the basic principles and practice of resilient gardening. In the last half of The Resilient Gardener, Deppe extends and illustrates these principles with detailed information about growing and using five key crops: potatoes, corn, beans, squash, and eggs. In this book you’ll learn how to:

Pub Date October 2010

$29.95 US, $34.95 CAN • Paper ISBN 9781603580311 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 • 336 pages Color insert Organic Gardening World Rights

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Oregon plant breeder Carol Deppe has a BS in zoology from the University of Florida, a PhD in biology from Harvard University, and specializes in developing public-domain crops for organic growing conditions, sustainable agriculture, and human survival for the next thousand years. She is author of Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener’s and Farmer’s Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving (Chelsea Green, 2000) and Tao Te Ching: A Window to the Tao through the Words of Lao Tzu. See www.caroldeppe.com for news and further adventures. Deppe lives in Corvallis, Oregon.

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Garden in an era of unpredictable weather and climate change Grow, store, and use more of your own staple crops Garden efficiently and comfortably (even if you have a bad back) Grow, store, and cook different varieties of potatoes and save your own potato seed Grow the right varieties of corn to make your own gourmet-quality fast-cooking polenta, cornbread, parched corn, corn cakes, pancakes, and even savory corn gravy Make whole-grain, corn-based breads and cakes using the author’s original glutenfree recipes involving no other grains, artificial binders, or dairy products Grow and use popbeans and other grain legumes Grow, store, and use summer, winter, and drying squash Keep a home laying flock of ducks or chickens; integrate them with your gardening, and grow most of their feed.

The Resilient Gardener is both a conceptual and hands-on gardening book and is suitable for gardeners at all levels of experience. Resilience here is broadly conceived and encompasses a full range of problems, from personal hard times such as injuries, family crises, financial problems, health problems, and special dietary needs (gluten intolerance, food allergies, carbohydrate sensitivity, and a need for weight control) to serious regional and global disasters and climate change. It is a supremely optimistic as well as realistic book about how resilient gardeners and their gardens can flourish even in challenging times and help their communities survive and thrive through everything that comes their way—from tomorrow through the next thousand years.

Credit: Johnny’s Selected Seeds

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Memoir/Food

Chelsea Green

November 2010

GROWING, OLDER A Chronicle of Death, Life, and Vegetables Joan Dye Gussow

The gutsy instigator of the nation’s food fight speaks out on life, love, aging, and sustaining in a time of chaos. Michael Pollan calls her one of his food heroes. Barbara Kingsolver credits her with shaping the history and politics of food in the United States. And countless others who have vied for a food revolution, pushed organics, and reawakened Americans to growing their own food and eating locally consider her both teacher and muse. Joan Gussow has influenced thousands through her books, This Organic Life and The Feeding Web, her lectures, and the simple fact that she lives what she preaches. Now in her eighties, she stops once more to pass along some wisdom—surprising, inspiring, and controversial—via the pen.

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Pub Date November 2010

$17.95 US, $19.95 CAN • Paper ISBN 9781603582926 6 x 9 • 256 pages Memoir/Food World Rights

Gussow’s memoir Growing, Older begins when she loses her husband of forty years to cancer and, two weeks later, finds herself skipping down the street—much to her alarm. Why wasn’t she grieving in all the normal ways? With humor and wit, she explains how she stopped worrying about why she was smiling and went on worrying, instead, and as she always has, about the possibility that the world around her was headed off a cliff. But hers is not a tale, or message, of gloom. Rather it is an affirmation of a life’s work—and work in general. Lacking a partner’s assistance, Gussow continued the hard labor of growing her own year-round diet. She dealt single-handedly with a rising tidal river that regularly drowned her garden, with muskrat interlopers, broken appliances, bodily decay, and river trash—all the while bucking popular notions of how “an elderly widowed woman” ought to behave. Scattered throughout are urgent suggestions about what growing older on a changing planet will call on all of us to do: learn self-reliance and self-restraint, yield graciously if not always happily to necessity, and—since there is no other choice—come to terms with the insistence of the natural world. Gussow delivers another literary gem—one that women curious about aging, gardeners curious about contending with increasingly intense weather, and environmentalists curious about the future will embrace.

Joan Gussow is a highly acclaimed nutrition educator who has demonstrated that year-round eating from 1,000 square feet in a suburban riverfront village is possible, life-sustaining, and delicious. She is the author of This Organic Life and The Feeding Web and is Mary Swartz Rose Professor Emerita and former chair of the Columbia University Teachers College Nutrition Department. She lives on the Hudson River in Piermont, New York.

Praise for Joan Gussow: “Once in a while, I think I've had an original thought, then I look and read around and realize Joan said it first.” —Michael Pollan “Her writings and creative thought have shaped the history and politics of food in this country.” —Barbara Kingsolver “She is an enlightened nutrionist who understands that our health and the health of the planet begins with stewardship of the Earth.” —Alice Waters

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Nature/Environment

November 2010

DISASTER ON THE HORIZON High Stakes, High Risks, and the Story Behind the Deepwater Well Blowout Bob Cavnar

The first book on the oil-spill disaster in the Gulf— a critical investigation from a respected industry insider Disaster on the Horizon is a behind-the-scenes investigative look at the worst oil well accident in U.S. history, and the cause of the current environmental and economic catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. Cavnar taps his thirty years in the business to take readers inside the disaster, exposing the decisions leading up to the blowout and during the immediate aftermath. Disaster on the Horizon includes first-hand accounts of the survivors assembled from testimony during various investigations, as well as personal interviews with survivors, witnesses, and family. It provides a layman’s look at the industry, its technology, people, and risks. It deconstructs events and decisions made by BP, Transocean, and the U.S. Government before and after the disaster, and the effects of those decisions, both good and bad. Cavnar explains what happened in the Gulf, explores how we arrived at deep-water drilling in the first place, and then charts a course for how to avoid these disasters in the future. • • • • • •

Pub Date November 2010

$14.95 US • Paper ISBN 9781603583169 5 3/8 x 8 3/8 • 224 pages Nature/Environment World Rights

Bob Cavnar is a 30-year veteran of the oil and gas industry with deep experience in operations, start-ups, turn-arounds, and management of both public and private companies. He was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of Milagro Exploration, a large, privately held oil and gas exploration firm based in Houston, Texas with operations along the Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi Gulf Coasts, and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Cavnar holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University and completed the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School. He lives in Houston, Texas and blogs at DailyHurricane.com

An Excerpt from Bob Cavnar’s Blog:

“In the oil and gas business, oil companies often keep information about a well secret, or "tight". A "tight hole" is a well where no information is disclosed and all contractors are required to stay mum in order to be allowed to work on that well. A decades-long game that is played in the industry is to get well specific information about these "tight holes". In the old days, oilfield "scouts" would show up on drilling rigs to visit, and they would frequent cafes and bars where workers would congregate. It is said that a good scout could pull information out of a worker "through his nose" if given enough time (and booze). In the afternoons, Bob Cavnar on MSNBC's Countdown they would traditionally show up at the same bar for With Keith Olbermann, July 19, 2010 "scout check", to exchange information and gossip; some also just showed up to drink, the national pastime of the oilfield. Scout checks still happen today, but with many of the big wells now offshore, much of the information gathered is between geologists, engineers, and drillers, often at fancy dinners or on the golf course rather than on the rigs themselves. But, I digress.

BP is treating this catastrophe like a tight hole. They are giving little to no relevant information about the well, refusing to give even basic data such as pressures. They freely admit that they have engineers and scientists glued to video screens and data feeds, but won't disclose any of that information. Up until now, the government has been the enabler rather than Bob Cavnar on MSNBC's Countdown the watchdog, at least as far as we can tell. Since the With Keith Olbermann July 15, 2010 government is also withholding information, we don't know what they've received and what they haven't. One thing BP has proven without a shadow of a doubt, however; if you don't ask the right question, they are more than happy to just sit there and not answer the relevant questions.” Read the rest of the article at the Daily Hurricane

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Horticulture Reference

February 2011

OLD SOUTHERN APPLES, SECOND EDITION A Comprehensive History and Description of Varieties for Collectors, Growers, and Fruit Enthusiasts Creighton Lee Calhoun, Jr.

A masterwork for collectors, growers, and fruit enthusiasts. A book that became an instant classic when it first appeared in 1995, Old Southern Apples is an indispensable reference for fruit lovers everywhere, especially those who live in the southern United States. Out of print for several years, this newly revised and expanded edition now features descriptions of some 1,800 apple varieties that either originated in the South or were widely grown there before 1928. Author Lee Calhoun is one of the foremost figures in apple conservation in America. This masterwork reflects his knowledge and personal experience over more than thirty years, as he sought out and grew hundreds of classic apples, including both legendary varieties (like Nickajack and Magnum Bonum) and little-known ones (like Buff and Cullasaga). Representing our common orchard heritage, many of these apples are today at risk of disappearing from our national table.

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$75.00 US, $85.00 CAN • Hardcover ISBN 9781603582940 8 1/2 x 11 • 400 pages Horticulture Reference Full color throughout, 170 color illustrations, B&W drawings • World Rights

Illustrated with more than 170 color images of classic apples from the National Agricultural Library’s collection of watercolor paintings, Old Southern Apples is a fascinating and beautiful reference and gift book. In addition to A-to-Z descriptions of apple varieties, both extant and extinct, Calhoun provides a brief history of apple culture in the South, and includes practical information on growing apples and on their traditional uses.

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Lee Calhoun lives in Chatham County, North Carolina, where he settled after a career in the military. Over the past three decades he has sought out many old-time southern apples and has grown more than 550 varieties himself. For many years he operated, along with his wife, Edith, Calhoun Nursery, which was a key resource for rare and regional apple varieties.

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Organic Gardening & Sustainable Agriculture

September 2010

YEAR-ROUND VEGETABLE PRODUCTION WITH ELIOT COLEMAN [DVD] Eliot Coleman

A rare opportunity for visual guidance from master grower Eliot Coleman. This filmed workshop on year-round vegetable production offers farmers and gardeners the rare chance to sit in with Eliot Coleman, one of the pioneers of the organic farming movement and author of The New Organic Grower, Four-Season Harvest, and The Winter Harvest Handbook.

About His Life in Organic Farming Photo: Richard Brown

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Pub Date September 2010

Photo: Rob Cordillo

$80.00 US, $100 CAN • DVD, two discs ISBN 9781603582896 192 minutes Filmed daylong workshop, one-on-one interview, and bonus features including climate maps, extra photos, and diagrams • Organic Gardening & Sustainable Agriculture • World Rights

During his careers as commercial market gardener, director of agricultural research projects, developer of tools for organic growers, and teacher and lecturer on organic gardening, Coleman has studied, practiced, and perfected his craft, and while you can bring Coleman’s books with you into your garden, there’s nothing like getting the advice straight from the man himself.

Included in the DVDs: • The history of season-extension farming in Europe • Information on moveable greenhouses and using fabric covers • Growing tips in terms of nutrition and marketability • Rodent control • Curing and packing using sustainable materials • How to work with restaurants and chefs (and create a demand) • Information on tools, soil health, and vegetable varieties that survive well in the cold • Additional photos, diagrams, and climate maps And more . . .

Eliot Coleman Discusses Inventing New Tools for Small-Scale Farming

Experience a workshop with bestselling author and expert in season extension, based on a filmed daylong workshop and extensive interview. Complete with a slide show, images from Coleman’s own farm over the years, his travels to Europe, and detailed plans for his model of season extension, this film is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to sit down with a master.

DVD AND BOOK SET Eliot Coleman has over thirty years’ experience in all aspects of organic farming, including field vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, rotational grazing of cattle and sheep, and range poultry. He is the author of The New Organic Grower, Four-Season Harvest, and The Winter Harvest Handbook. Coleman and his wife, Barbara Damrosch, presently operate a commercial year-round market garden, in addition to horticultural research projects, at Four Season Farm in Harborside, Maine.

An essential companion to the video workshop, pair your DVD with a copy of Eliot Coleman’s The Winter Harvest Handbook: YearRound Vegetable Production Using Deep-Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses (Chelsea Green, 2009). Coleman focuses on growing produce of unparalleled freshness and quality in customized unheated or, in some cases, minimally heated, movable plastic greenhouses in this complete, meticulous, and illustrated guide. Also included are concise details on greenhouse construction and maintenance, planting schedules, crop management, harvesting practices, and even marketing methods that have proven to produce higher-quality crops on Coleman’s own farm. [$99.95 US, $120.00 CAN • ISBN 9781603583008]

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Chelsea Green

September 2010

Food & Health

FERMENTATION WORKSHOP WITH SANDOR ELLIX KATZ [DVD]

Sandor Ellix Katz

A video workshop with acclaimed fermentation expert Sandor Ellix Katz. Thousands of readers consider Sandor Ellix Katz’s book Wild Fermentation to be their guidepost for exploring and making fermented foods. Now, in this new DVD, Katz offers fermentation beginners and enthusiasts a chance to “sit in” on one of his popular workshops and learn through handson demonstration and instruction, accompanied by an interview on the benefits of fermentation and how it relates to food security.

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Photo: Jai Sheronda

$34.95 US, $41.95 CAN DVD Length: 110 minutes ISBN 9781603582667 Additional one-on-one interview and two recipes • Food & Health • World Rights

Contrary to popular belief, fermenting foods is a simple process. But it needs to be done correctly, and there’s no better person to inform us about managing microbial bacteria to produce highly nutritious food. In fact, with Sandor Ellix Katz as their guide, viewers will find fermentation is much more than just a way of preserving food: it’s a method of self-sufficiency, a crucial historical component to all agricultural movements, and utterly delicious. This intimate workshop and interview will prove invaluable both for beginners and longtime fermentation lovers. The DVD includes: • • • • •

Fermentation Workshop (6:33) Sandor Ellix Katz on fermentation: what it is and how to do it.

The history of fermentation and culturing Information on microorganisms and pre-digestion Demonstrations on making kefir and sauerkraut Tips on fermentation vessels and storage The truth about food safety (botulism, surface mold, and other fears demystified)

And more . . . Complete with cultural commentary, practical preparation guidance (including recipes), and a demonstration for just-right sauerkraut—and featuring an extended interview with Katz—this video is perfect for food-lovers of any kind.

DVD AND BOOK SET

Sandor Ellix Katz, a self-taught fermentation experimentalist, has taught more than 100 hands-on fermentation workshops around the U.S. and Australia, in order to demystify and celebrate home fermentation. Through these workshops, Katz has met many different food activists—varied in their specific projects but united by a passion to bring food back to earth. He is also the author of The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved (Chelsea Green, 2006). Katz currently resides in Liberty, Tennessee. For more information on his live workshops visit www.wildfermentation.com.

In this exclusive package, experience a complete look at fermentation with both the video and a copy of Sandor Ellix Katz’s Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of LiveCulture Foods, the first cookbook to widely explore the culinary magic of fermentation. This book provides readers with basic and delicious recipes—some familiar, others exotic—that are easy to make at home. With nearly 100 recipes, it is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging fermentation cookbook ever published. [$49.95 US, $59.95 CAN • ISBN 9781603583015]

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Outer Rim Press LLC

Eco-Fiction

September 2010

THE MONKEY BIBLE A Modern Allegory Includes a companion music CD by Eric Maring Mark Laxer

A mythological and scientific exploration of the line that separates humans from non-human animals. The Monkey Bible is the story of Emmanuel, a young college-bound Christian man who suddenly has reason to suspect that his genetic make-up, and indeed the story of his creation, is not what he thought it was. Dismayed and seemingly alienated from his church, Emmanuel journeys around the world in search of his genetic and spiritual origins, identity, and community. The science behind the story is accurate, up-to-date, and accessible, and the reader comes to understand the biological creation story as the adventure unfolds. While The Monkey Bible can be seen as the latest chapter in the larger-than-life debate between Darwinists and creationists, the novel is respectful of both sides, and strives to provide a gentle supportive bridge across which people who disagree can communicate. Ultimately, The Monkey Bible is a timely and necessary plea to alter the stories by which we define ourselves as a way to protect the countless creatures on the great tree of life, upon which all human life depends. • • • •

Pub Date September 2010

$25.00 US, $28.95 CAN • Hardcover ISBN 9780963810809 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 • 304 pages • A companion music CD, 6 line-art illustrations on partopening pages, a 48-page, illustrated color insert depicting a “book within a book,” and liner notes for the music CD. • Eco-Fiction

The Monkey Bible is a compelling read, and the potential audience extends well beyond those interested in biology, anthropology, wildlife conservation, mythology, and religion. Adults will enjoy this book and so will college students, whose fresh questions about their own origins will resonate with this novel. Using The Monkey Bible as inspiration, songwriter Eric Maring has written a companion music CD that uses the varied notion of lines to echo the novel’s themes. The Line—at turns serious, light, joyous, exuberant, and brooding—praises our ability and need to explore our world and to ask questions, especially regarding our relationship to our planet, our religions, and ourselves.

Long ago, Mark Laxer’s quest to understand The Bigger World landed him in the inner circle of a brilliant, sensitive, charismatic meditation teacher gone mad. After writing Take Me For A Ride and weathering a $30 million lawsuit, Laxer continued the quest by studying what it means to be human from a biological, anthropological, and mythological point of view. Laxer runs a storytelling gathering and a wildlife conservation organization. In 2004, he invented virtual ecotourism. Award-winning song-writer Eric Maring has performed and shared his love of music as far away as a festival for the Dalai Lama in India and as nearby as schools and coffeehouses in his hometown of Washington, D.C. With a Master’s in Education and training as an early childhood music educator, he’s also studied tabla in India, Flamenco guitar in Spain, and music artistry and composition with the legendary Pierre Bensusan in France. The Line, created after an inspired reading of an early draft of The Monkey Bible, is his fifth musical release.

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Advance Praise for The Monkey Bible: “Mark Laxer has taken on the challenge of bridging the huge gulf between creationists and Darwinians by writing an engaging and highly original novel – complete with wonderful music – to help each point of view accommodate the other. The message is deeply respectful, and the hope is that whilst books by Dan Dennett and Richard Dawkins may be dismissed by creationists, Mark Laxer’s novel and music will be enjoyed by those who value their religious beliefs yet are seeking to understand our biological origins.” —Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen , Cambridge University “(The Monkey Bible) will challenge believers and skeptics both. The dialogue between faith and science...is extremely important, and this book makes an important contribution.” —Pastor Robert Holum , Luther Place Memorial Church

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Local Food/Sustainible Agriculture

Sunrise Lane Productions

September 2010

GROWING ROOTS The New Generation of Sustainable Farmers, Cooks, and Food Activists Stories and Recipes Katherine Leiner Foreword by Deborah Madison Photos by Andrew Lipton

Fifty-five young people tell about their passionate lives in the sustainable food world. Growing Roots: The New Generation of Sustainable Farmers, Cooks, and Food Activists is about a new revolution in food that involves young people who are living sustainable lives that revolve around healthy, natural food. The book introduces us to farmers and beekeepers, fishermen and chefs, food activists and cheesemongers, and many, many more. We meet these fascinating young people from all across the nation through first-person profiles, along with brilliant photographs and delicious, simple recipes. They talk about raising grass-fed beef, lamb, and pork; growing vegetables and grains; keeping bees and making cheese; and their restaurants and their markets. Included are filmmakers, writers, and artists who change the way we look at what we eat and where our food comes from. In their profiles we learn how these young people got to where they are today, their backgrounds, their education, and their passionate relationship to food. • • • •

Pub Date September 2010

$35.00 US, $40.00 CAN • Paper with flaps ISBN 9781603582889 8 x 10 • 352 pages • Full-color photographs throughout • Local Food/Sustainable Agriculture • Recipes

The author’s through-line gives us a glimpse of her own journey with food, through her own childhood, raising children, and becoming an empty-nester. Growing Roots is about relationships and how food figures in those relationships. It is for everyone who is interested in learning about this new iteration of the food movement and the folks involved, whether if you’d like to figure out how to do it for yourself, or just love reading about it. The photos are beautiful, the narrative lively, and the recipes simple and delicious. A must-read for all ages and a wonderful addition to the food-lover’s bookshelf.

Praise for Growing Roots “Growing Roots introduces us to a few dozen young food pioneers through their words and, even more usefully, their recipes. Think of it as a community cookbook for the food movement.” —Michael Pollan

Katherine Leiner has been writing since she was a child. She has published many award-winning books for children and young adults and, more recently, her first novel for adults, Digging Out, published by Penguin. She is working on another novel due out in 2012. More information can be found on her website, www.growingroots.info.

“Seeing the publication of Growing Roots: The Next Generation of Sustainable Farmers, Cooks, and Food Activists fills me with hope. It was not so long ago we feared there wouldn’t be enough individuals to fill a book like this, let alone the incredible movement of young sustainable farmers, cooks, and activists who are spreading exponentially across the nation. Katherine Leiner has compiled a wonderful anthology of revolutionary individuals who continue to push for the holistic change we need to see in the food system.” —Alice Waters

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Polyface, Inc

Sustainable Agriculture

September 2010

THE SHEER ECSTASY OF BEING A LUNATIC FARMER Joel Salatin With a Letter from Wendell Berr y

From bestselling author and revolutionary farmer, a powerful look at the alternatives to the conventional food-production paradigm. Foodies and environmentally minded folks often struggle to understand and articulate the fundamental differences between the farming and food systems they endorse and those promoted by Monsanto and friends. With visceral stories and humor from Salatin’s half-century as a “lunatic” farmer, Salatin contrasts the differences on many levels: practical, spiritual, social, economic, ecological, political, and nutritional.

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$25.00 US, $28.95 CAN • Paper ISBN 9780963810960 6 x 9 • 300 pages • Photo insert Sustainable Agriculture

In today’s conventional food-production paradigm, any farm that is open-sourced, compostfertilized, pasture-based, portably-infrastructured, solar-driven, multi-speciated, heavily peopled, and soil-building must be operated by a lunatic. Modern, normal, reasonable farmers erect “No Trespassing” signs, deplete soil, worship annuals, apply petroleum-based chemicals, produce only one commodity, erect Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, and discourage young people from farming.

Building Forgiveness into the System Joel Salatin has created a resilient organic farm that is nearly self-sustaining, with minimal inputs and "stage direction" from the farmers themselves. The system is forgiving of spiking energy prices, drought, flood, disease, and the vagaries of industrial capitalism.

Anyone looking for ammunition to defend a more localized, solar-driven, diversified food system will find an entire arsenal in these pages. With wit and humor honed during countless hours working on the farm he loves, and then interacting with conventional naysayers, Salatin brings the land to life, farming to sacredness, and food to ministry.

Joel Salatin and his family own and operate Polyface Farm, arguably the nation’s most famous farm since it was profiled in Michael Pollan’s New York Times bestseller, The Omnivore's Dilemma and two subsequent documentaries, Food, Inc., and Fresh. An accomplished author and public speaker, Salatin has authored seven books. Recognition for his ecological and local-based farming advocacy includes an honorary doctorate, the Heinz Award, and many leadership awards.

Divided into four main sections, the first deals with principles to nurture the earth, an idea mainline farming has never really endorsed. The second section describes food and fiber production, including the notion that most farmers don’t care about nutrient density or taste because all they want is shipability and volume. The third section, titled “Respect for Life,” presents an apologetic for food sacredness and farming as a healing ministry. Only lunatics would want less machinery and pathogenicity. Oh, the ecstasy of not using drugs or paying bankers. How sad. The final section deals with promoting community, including the notion that more farmers would be a good thing. Other books by Joel Salatin:

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Politics/Labor History

SEIU

September 2010

STRONGER TOGETHER The Story of SEIU Don Stillman

How the SEIU became the fastest growing union in the world and achieved big gains for low-wage workers. Stronger Together: The Story of SEIU describes how the Service Employees International Union grew to 2.2 million members in an era when most unions suffered major declines. SEIU, founded by a small group of Chicago janitors in 1921, is a bargaining and political powerhouse today and has won big economic gains for janitors, healthcare workers, and public employees—many of whom are women, immigrants, and people of color. The book details the huge role SEIU played in helping to elect Barack Obama as President in 2008 and in passing healthcare reform legislation in early 2010.

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$25.00 US, $28.95 CAN • Paper ISBN 9780578054612 8 x 9 1/2 • 290 pages • Color photos, black and white photos, illustrations, poster art • Politics/Labor History Don Stillman is president of Labor Rights Now, a human rights group that campaigns to win release of jailed worker activists in China, Burma, Zimbabwe, and other countries. He served as director of governmental and international affairs for the United Auto Workers for more than twenty years. Stillman taught at Oxford University, where he was a visiting fellow at Magdalen College. He’s written for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Life magazine, The Progressive, and other publications. Stillman’s work as editor of the United Mine Workers Journal won it a National Magazine Award and he later was founding editor of WorkingUSA, an academic journal on labor and work. He has been awarded the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research and Writing Award and the CUNY Graduate School Samuel Gompers Award.

Andy Stern, SEIU president from 1996 to 2010, is a major focus of the book. As Business Week noted upon Stern’s retirement: “It will be a long time before the labor movement produces another leader quite as far-seeing as Andrew L. Stern . . . or one quite so controversial.” Stronger Together details how Stern and SEIU tried to force the American labor movement to restructure and energize itself to deal with the new global economy with its declining manufacturing sector lowering the percentage of workers belonging to unions. SEIU’s split with the AFLCIO focused new attention on the need for more innovative approaches by labor. An inspiring account of a union that changed the face of the labor movement.

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The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is America’s most diverse union, and has had breakthrough success in organizing 1.2 million new members since 1996. Fifty-six percent of SEIU members are women and some forty percent are people of color. SEIU represents more immigrant workers than any other U.S. union.

SEIU is a union that has joined with the environmental community to push for “Green Jobs.” It regularly bargains with employers for energy-saving proposals and green-job practices, such as user-safer, less-toxic cleaning chemicals in buildings cleaned by SEIU janitors.

SEIU has a consistent record of winning better wages and working conditions for its members. SEIU janitors in New York City, for example, earned $920 per week in 2008, more than double the $412 per week average of nonunion janitors.

SEIU is among the most vigorous opponents of Wall Street excesses, including huge executive bonuses and abuses by private equity firms and hedge fund speculators. Because of this, the union is a frequent target of right-wing talk show hosts such as Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh.

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Natural Building

Gourmet Adobe Press

September 2010

CLAY CULTURE Plasters, Paints and Preservation Carole Crews

Clay Culture carries the ancient craft of earthen plasters into a colorful, artistic, and self-reliant future. Clay Culture: Plasters, Paints and Preservation begins with the history of Taos, New Mexico, where earthen architecture remains a building block of culture. Many of the 280 black-and-white photographs are historic and illustrate the simplicity of old techniques and the role they play in a sustainable lifestyle. With hopes of shifting the conversation from “how-to” to “what next,” Clay Culture offers thirty years worth of experience and information about building, repairing, and finishing walls with abundant, natural clay. During these shifting times, it’s crucial to understand ways of providing shelter without a bank loan. It is only recently that we have forgotten how to take good care of ourselves without shopping. Models are a way to begin, and a great way to test local clay. • • • •

Pub Date September 2010

$27.00 US, $30.95 CAN • Paper ISBN 9780984222902 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 • 210 pages • 280 blackand-white photographs • Natural Building Carole Crews, an artist and builder from Taos, New Mexico, has played in the mud most of her life. By using earthen materials for artistic expression, she has developed techniques for making beautiful walls in the simplest ways possible, and hopes, through this book, to enable others to realize their own creative freedom and potential.

Small compounds of numerous dwellings that catch water and grow food can support people more reliably than crashing stocks and bonds. With guidance from nature and simple means, “living situations”—that people actually enjoy living in—can be built. Traditional materials are perfect for utilizing sustainable design principles. This book offers a body of knowledge that will stimulate creative juices and help provide the confidence and understanding needed to use clay, sand, straw, binders, and pigments in buildings and art projects. Smooth and delicious walls—glimmering with enough color to raise spirits and repel dust, absorbent enough to prevent mold and cold, and with acoustic values to make your ears smile— are not extravagant. Beauty is here for the taking, and the giving. An artistic offering is a totem to hope, a creative expression to balance the weight of the world.

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Local Food

Chelsea Green

October 2010

UPPER MIDWEST LOCAL FOODS WHEEL Maggie Gosselin, Sarah Klein, and Jessica Prentice

This wheel beautifully displays the local and seasonal foods for the Upper Midwest region of the United States.

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$129.95 US, $145.00 CAN • 10-copy prepack ISBN 9781603583022 12” diameter • Full color Local Food

The newest wheel in the series, the Upper Midwest Local Foods Wheel illustrates what foods are available in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. This wheel shows that you can eat well by eating locally in the Upper Midwest—even in the winter! Cities such as Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Detroit, Milwaukee, Madison, Indianapolis, Des Moines—and all points in between—are richly supplied with local foods by the surrounding agricultural areas, many small lakes, and, of course, the Great Lakes. This beautiful dial will inspire you to reconnect with the Earth, nourish yourself, and conserve resources through Other Foods Wheels available: seasonal, local eating. For more information, visit www.localfoodswheel.com. Please also check out the other Local Foods Wheels: San Francisco Bay Area and the New York Metro Area.

Maggie Gosselin has worked for several environmental

nonprofits including the Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens, the Community Environmental Council, and the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), sponsor of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco, where she served as Special Programs Manager for almost five years. She recently finished a Master's in Agriculture, Food, and Environment at Tufts University in Boston. Sarah Klein is an artist, educator, and chef who has exhib-

THE LOCAL FOODS WHEEL NEW YORK METRO AREA

• $129.95 US • 10-copy prepack • ISBN 9781603580694

ited her work around the world. She incorporates the creative process of making hand-drawn animations with her culinary interests by teaching workshops and classes at numerous San Francisco Bay Area venues. One of Sarah’s favorite artistic themes is the process of making naturally leavened bread. You can learn more about her work on her Web site at www.sarahklein.com. Jessica Prentice is a professional chef and author of the

book Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection from Chelsea Green Publishing. In 2005 she coined the word locavore in the process of co-sponsoring one of the country’s first Eat Local Challenges. In 2006 she and four business partners opened Three Stone Hearth, a community-supported kitchen in Berkeley, California. In her work, Jessica brings together her passions for healing foods, ecological agriculture, and rebuilding of community. Check out her current work at www.threestonehearth.com.

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THE LOCAL FOODS WHEEL SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

• $129.95 • 10-copy prepack • ISBN 9781603580670


Green Books

Permaculture/Gardening

September 2010

CREATING A FOREST GARDEN Working with Nature to Grow Edible Crops Martin Crawford

Advice on planning, designing, and maintaining a diverse garden ecology. Growing food sustainably is becoming more and more important in the light of our changing climate. Forest gardening is a way of working with nature that is not only productive and requires minimal maintenance, but also has great environmental benefits. A forest garden is a managed ecosystem modeled on the structure of young, natural woodland, with a diversity of crops grown in different vertical layers. Unlike in a conventional garden, nature does most of the work for you.

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Pub Date September 2010

$49.95 US, $59.95 CAN • Hardcover ISBN 9781900322621 8 5/8 X 10 7/8 • 336 pages • Full color throughout, photos, line drawings • Permaculture/Gardening

Creating a Forest Garden tells you everything you need to know—whether you want to plant a small area in your back garden or develop a larger plot. It includes advice on planning, design (using permaculture principles), planting, maintenance, and a comprehensive directory of over 450 trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, herbs, annuals, root crops, and climbers—almost all of them edible and many very unusual. As well as more conventional plants, you can grow your own Nepalese raspberries, chokeberries, goji berries, almonds, and hops—while creating a beautiful environment that benefits both you and the ecosystem. Forest gardens offer one solution for a long-term, sustainable way of growing food without compromising soil quality, food quality, or biodiversity.

Praise For Creating a Forest Garden “Martin Crawford is a frontiersman, a pioneering teacher, and an inspiration. Both his work and his garden are national treasures.” —Chris Nichols, director of the Ashridge MSc in Sustainability and Reponsibility, review in Permaculture Magazine

Martin Crawford has spent over twenty years in organic agriculture and horticulture and is director of the Agroforestry Research Trust, a non–profit-making charity that researches temperate agroforestry and all aspects of plant cropping and uses, with a focus on tree, shrub, and perennial crops. It produces several publications and a quarterly journal and sells plants and seeds. See www.agroforestry.co.uk for more information.

“Martin Crawford has spent fifteen years creating what is almost certainly the best forest garden in the temperate world. I’ve been looking forward to this book ever since I heard he was writing it, and now that I have it in my hands it exceeds my high expectations.” —Patrick Whitefield, author, Permaculture in a Nutshell and The Earth Care Manual

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Green Books

Economics/Local Economy

September 2010

LOCAL MONEY How to Make It Happen in Your Community Peter North

A look at how local economies can make communities more resilient. Local Money shows how local currency can help us unleash the financial power of our communities to build a resilient, low-carbon future. In past recessions and depressions, a popular response from communities has been to create their own forms of money. The jobs aren’t there, and the money has dried up, but needs remain. How can local money help communities in times of hardship and cut as much carbon out of their economies as possible?

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Pub Date September 2010

$22.95 US, $25.95 CAN • Paper ISBN 9781900322522 8 5/8 X 8 5/8 • 192 pages • Two-color Economics/Local Economy

An inspiring and practical new book, Local Money helps you understand what money is and what makes good and bad money. It draws on the considerable track record of experimentation with local money around the world and gives ideas to those in the Transition movement and beyond about what has been tried, what works, and what to avoid. Different models of alternative currencies are reviewed, from the Local Exchange Trading System (LETS) and Timebanks that work within communities, to paper currencies such as Berkshares, German regional currencies, and Ithaca “hours” that circulate among local businesses as an alternative to their losing trade to the big-box retailers. How can local banks and bonds help us move our cities, communities, and homes on to a more sustainable footing? The book suggests how local groups can create money that deepens resilience and supports the development of things we need, such as food and power, while also reducing a community’s CO2 emissions.

Peter North teaches geography at Liverpool University. He first heard about local currencies while doing a Masters in Peace Studies in 1992 and has been exploring local currencies worldwide since then. He is one of the founding members of Transition South Liverpool.

Praise for Local Money: “Whoever controls money controls our lives. Taking back that power for good, not harm, has to be at the heart of new thinking after the crash. Without change, the next one could be Armageddon. This book tells every community everywhere how to make local money work for local good.” —Polly Toynbee, Guardian columnist “A local currency is essential for greater local resilience. Peter North’s comprehensive and well-written survey of local money systems is the best guide by far for communities planning to launch their own currency.” —Richard Douthwaite, author, The Growth Illusion and The Ecology of Money

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Green Books

Gardening & Sustainable Agriculture

September 2010

HOW TO GROW FOOD IN YOUR POLYTUNNEL Mark Gatter and Andy McKee

A guide for growers to get the most out of their greenhouses. Are you using your polytunnel to its full potential? If so, not only will it provide you with tomatoes and cucumbers in the summer, you’ll also be harvesting fresh crops all year-round, even when the ground outside is frozen. You could be harvesting sweet potatoes and late celery in November; winter radish, baby carrots, and celeriac in early February; salads leaves right through the winter; and even in the “hungry gap” you’ll have a choice of new potatoes, pak choi, broad beans, peas, tender cabbages, cauliflower, beetroot, and more. How to Grow Food in Your Polytunnel has all the information you need to make the most of this precious covered space, including:

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$19.95 US, $22.95 CAN • Paper ISBN 9781900322720 6 1/8 X 9 1/4 • 160 pages • 16 pages color plates • Gardening & Sustanable Agriculture Mark Gatter began growing vegetables in the early eighties. He’s a firm advocate of an organic, raisedbed approach and uses a combination of a polytunnel and outside beds at his home in north Wales to grow vegetables all the year-round.

• A crop-by-crop guide to the growing year • A dedicated chapter on growing for the “hungry gap” • A cropping chart to help with planning • Your tunnel’s first year—timely advice for new tunnel gardeners Sales Points • Increase in demand for allotments and “grow your own” • Growing your own saves money, is healthier, and reduces your carbon footprint • Companion to The Polytunnel Handbook (over 10,000 copies sold to date), which will benefit from renewed sales push And more . . .

Andy McKee began gardening with his father at the age of five. He lives with his wife and family in rural Dorset, England, where they are entirely self-sufficient in organic vegetables using their polytunnel and a modest outdoor plot.

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Simple Living

Green Books

October 2010

THE ART OF AGEING Inspiration for a Positive and Abundant Life A focus on the gifts of long life, instead of the fears of growing older John Lane

How to make the most of ageing. “No young man believes he shall ever die,” observed William Hazlitt. Yet ageing remains a natural part of life, and it is precisely the impermanence of life that renders it so precious. Knowing that it is brief requires us to appreciate each moment of beauty and waste no opportunity for learning and love. The Art of Ageing has been written to help us achieve these ends. However, this aim has become much more difficult on account of our culture’s marginalization of the elderly and its glorification of the years of youth. A consequence of this bias is that ageing has become the major fear of a generation despite the calculation that by 2040 there will be more people over sixty-five years of age than children under five. The Art of Ageing gives advice on how to make the most of ageing, how we can celebrate its positive gifts, and includes the stories of a variety of people who have enjoyed creative and productive lives well into their eighties and nineties. • • • •

Pub Date October 2010

$18.00 US, $20.95 CAN • Hardcover ISBN 9781900322737 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 • 128 pages • Full color throughout, photos, line drawings • Simple Living

Praise for John Lane Timeless Simplicity “This is a real gem of a book, one that brings a smile to my heart with its authenticity and integrity.” —Duane Elgin, author of Voluntary Simplicity

Timeless Beauty

John Lane, aged eighty, is a painter, writer, and educationalist. He was Chairman of the Dartington Hall Trust, founding director of the Beaford Arts Centre, and instrumental in the creation of Schumacher College. His previous books include The Living Tree: Art and the Sacred, In Praise of Devon, Timeless Beauty, The Spirit of Silence and A Celebration of Devon’s Churches. He lives in North Devon, England, with his wife, Truda.

“I see this courageous book as a sign marking the beginning of the end of the tide of materialism that has prevailed for the last century. It makes a deep and as yet scarcely recognised need . . . We disregard and undervalue the beautiful at our peril.” —from the Foreword by Kathleen Raine

The Spirit of Silence ”Silence, solitude, and slowness are indispensible to those who seek to become more alive to the existence of the present moment, the only reality we are privileged to know. This book is a timely and inspiring reminder to put these qualities at the centre of our lives as a source of order and harmony. I cannot recommend it too highly.” —David Lorimer, Science and Medical Network

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Nature/Environment

Transition Town Totnes

October 2010

TRANSITION IN ACTION Totnes and District 2030 An Energy Descent Action Plan Jacqi Hodgson & Rob Hopkins

An essential guide for Transition activists who want to plan the future for their local communities. This is a lively and colourful community-based guide to reducing local dependence on fossil fuels and reducing the local carbon footprint over the next 20 years, a period during which they anticipate changes associated with declining oil supplies and the impacts of climate change to become more apparent. The Energy Descent Action Plan has been developed by and for the community of Totnes and District, a busy market town and its fifteen encircling parishes, by engaging the community in a creative process of preparing for resilience based on localization with understanding, skills and inner preparation for the anticipated changes and some of the biggest challenges civilisation has ever faced.

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Pub Date October 2010

$35.00 US, $40.00 CAN • Paper ISBN 9781900322850 8 1/4 x 11 5/8 • 308 pages • Full color Nature/Environment

At the heart of the EDAP are 15 sections covering key sustainability topics from food production to governance; within each are scenarios of business as usual versus willingness to change proposed with a vision of 2030. It offers a new story of the future, based on a scenario of positive visions and proposes practical pathways of ideas, activities and policy changes across a series of themed timelines to 2030. Also by Rob Hopkins: THE TRANSITION HANDBOOK From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience Rob Hopkins

$24.95 US • PB • 9781900322188 9 x 9 • 240 pages

Rob Hopkins is co-founder of the growing Transition Network and author of the best-selling The Transition Handbook. In June 2009 he won the Observer Ethical Award for Grassroots Campaigner. Jacqi Hodgson, coordinates the Energy Descent Pathways project for Transition Town Totnes that has overseen the production of this EDAP. She is also a local Town Councillor and is very involved in local community activities and projects with a particular interest in planning and land-use.

We live in an oil-dependent world, arriving at this level of dependency in a very short space of time by treating petroleum as if it were in infinite supply. Most of us avoid thinking about what happens when oil runs out (or becomes prohibitively expensive), but The Transition Handbook shows how the inevitable and profound changes ahead can have a positive outcome. These changes can lead to the rebirth of local communities that will grow more of their own food, generate their own power, and build their own houses using local materials. They can also encourage the development of local currencies to keep money in the local area. There are now over 30 “transition towns” in the UK, Australia and New Zealand with more joining as the idea takes off. They provide valuable experience and lessons-learned for those of us on this side of the Atlantic. With little proactive thinking at the governmental level, communities are taking matters into their own hands and acting locally. If your town is not a transition town, this upbeat guide offers you the tools for starting the process.

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Poetry

Green Books

October 2010

WHERE EARWIGS DARE Matt Har vey Illustrations by David Hughes

“One of Britain’s leading poets.” —The Guardian The poems of Matt Harvey—Wimbledon’s first-ever Poet in Residence—are horticultural, whimsical, ecological, political and just plain funny. Where Earwigs Dare contains a rich biodiversity of verse, some recycled from Matt’s appearances on Radio 4’s Saturday Live and his stint writing Desktop Poetry for The Guardian, others that bubbled doggedly up of their own accord—from a grim sense of joie de vivre. There’s enough stuff about potatoes and leeks; about clouds, sheds and slugs, to qualify as a Green Book—and enough about kippers and cows, pain relief, petty theft and public nudity, to qualify as a typical Harvey offering. There is also an introduction to Empath Man—contemporary superhero who fights crime through his advanced listening skills and ability to stay open and vulnerable in a tight situation.

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From the book . . .

Pub Date October 2010

$14.95 US, $16.95 CAN • Paper ISBN 9781900322874 8 21/32 X 5 13/16 • 80 pages • b&w Poetry

Matt Harvey, Matt Harvey performs up and down the country at festivals, cabarets, conferences and colleges. He is founder of Wondermentalist, the comedyinfused, musically enhanced poetry cabaret with resident superhero. His consuming interest in the core concerns of contemporary society has led him into many interesting shops. He has a regular slot on Radio Four’s Saturday Live programme, and this year was the first-ever Poet in Residence at Wimbledon.

THINK BEFORE YOU PRINT THIS POEM. to see a hot tub in a council skip and heaven in a bald tyre behold infinity in your local tip and eternity in some frayed electrical wire . . . it seems one man’s chimney pot's another man’s top hat one man’s bauble is another man’s jewel one man’s cheapskate’s another man's skip-rat one man’s chip fat’s another man’s fuel one man’s cheek is another man’s chutzpah one man’s puddle is another man's footspa broken umbrellas, malfunctioning kettles empty containers of various metals that never quite did what it said on their tins these are a few of my favourite things . . . and one man’s tip is another man’s temple one man’s junk is another man’s joy one man’s meat is another man’s penpal one man’s man is another girl’s boy one man’s popgun’s another man’s uzi one man’s grit is another man’s muesli leftovers, hand-me-downs, chuckaways, off-cuts used, pre-loved, second-hand, rejects and cast-offs all the fresh junk that this rampantly unsustainable consumer society brings these are yet more of my favourite things when the cold bites, when my skip leaks, when I've lost my zest I simply dismember my favourite things—and then I don't feel so stressed

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Gardening • Agriculture

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THE NEW FOOD GARDEN Reinventing the Garden for Productivity, Edibility, Sustainability, Beauty, and Pleasure Frank Tozer

Edible, beautiful, functional, and sustainable. The groundbreaking new book The New Food Garden expands the concept of food gardening to embrace the whole garden. The new food garden is centered around the intensive vegetable garden, but doesn’t stop there. It puts hedges, ponds, pathways, arbors, lawns, roofs, and walls to work as additional growing space for food plants. Fruit and nut trees, bush fruit, edible vines, perennial vegetables, herbs, annual crops, aquatic plants, weeds, and edible wild plants are used to increase the quantity and variety of foods available with little extra work. The author doesn’t just look upon the garden as a place to grow food, however; it is a place to be lived in and used, so he also concentrates on making it beautiful, comfortable, and efficient. He describes practical ways in which the garden can help us to reduce our impact on the earth. Included is advice on making the garden pay for itself, or even to provide an income. The author’s ultimate aim is to change the way we approach the garden so that it feeds, heals, and nurtures us. The productive garden should be an integral part of the home, and growing food should be a part of everyday life. • • • •

Pub Date October 2010 •••Also by Frank Tozer••• THE VEGETABLE GROWERS HANDBOOK Frank Tozer

THE ORGANIC GARDENERS HANDBOOK Frank Tozer

$22.95 US • PB • 9780977348930 8 x 11 • 192 pages B&W illustrations

$24.95 US • PB • 9780977348916 8 x 11 • 280 pages B&W illustrations

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$29.95 US, $36.95 CAN • Paper ISBN 9780977348947 81/2 x 11 • 360 pages B&W illustrations throughout • Gardening/Agriculture

THE USES OF WILD PLANTS Using and Growing the Wild Plants of the United States and Canada Frank Tozer

$24.95 US • PB • 9780977348909 8 1/2 x 11 • 264 pages B&W illustrations

Frank Tozer has been growing and using all kinds of edible plants for over thirty years. His garden in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California is an evolving mix of intensive vegetable garden, English cottage garden, edible landscape, forest garden, and wild food plant garden. He is also the author of The Vegetable Growers Handbook, The Organic Gardeners Handbook and The Uses of Wild Plants.

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Politics • Social Justice

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BYE BYE, MISS AMERICAN EMPIRE Neighborhood Patriots, Backcountry Rebels, and Their Underdog Crusades to Redraw America’s Political Map Bill Kauffman

An offbeat tour through the increasingly disuniting states of America. It’s been almost a century and a half since a critical mass of Americans believed that secession was an American birthright. But breakaway movements large and small are rising up across the nation. From Vermont to Alaska, activists driven by all manner of motives want to form new states—and even new nations. So, just what’s happening out there? The American Empire is dying, says Bill Kauffman in this incisive, eye-opening investigation into modern-day secession—the next radical idea poised to enter mainstream discourse. And those rising up to topple that empire are a surprising mix of conservatives, liberals, regionalists, and independents who—from movement to movement—may share few political beliefs but who have one thing in common: a sense that our nation has grown too large, and too powerfully centralized, to stay true to its founding principles. • • • • • • •

Pub Date August 2010

$17.95 US, $21.95 CAN • Paper ISBN 9781933392806 6 x 9 • 320 pages Politics/Social Justice World Rights Also Available as an e-book

Bye Bye, Miss American Empire traces the historical roots of the secessionist spirit, and introduces us to the often radical, sometimes quixotic, and highly charged movements that want to decentralize and re-localize power. During the George W. Bush administration, frustrated liberals talked secession back to within hailing distance of the margins of national debate, a place it had not occupied since 1861. Now, secessionist voices on the left and right and everywhere in between are amplifying. Writes Kauffman, “The noise is the sweet hum of revolution, of subjects learning how to be citizens, of people shaking off . . . their Wall Street and Pentagon overlords and taking charge of their lives once more.”

photo: Gretel Kauffman

Engaging, illuminating, even sometimes troubling, Bye Bye, Miss American Empire is a must-read for those taking the pulse of the nation.

Bill Kauffman is the author of nine books, including Dispatches from the Muckdog Gazette, which won the 2003 national “Sense of Place” award from Writers & Books, and Look Homeward, America, which the American Library Association named one of the best books of 2006. He writes frequently for The Wall Street Journal and the American Conservative and lives in his native Genesee County, New York, with his family.

Praise for Bill Kauffman's Dispatches from the Muckdog Gazette: “A small masterpiece . . . Kauffman is a romantic reactionary, a writer with an odd, energetic optimism.” —Gore Vidal “There is myth and poetry in this refreshing look at a town . . . Kauffman is one of the most original journalistic voices in America today.” —–Richmond Times-Dispatch “A sort of Our Town with attitude . . . Readers will laugh out loud.” —–Publishers Weekly “Those born in a small town will know what he means and probably envy him for having had the gumption to go back home.” —–The Wall Street Journal

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Food

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CHANTERELLE DREAMS, AMANITA NIGHTMARES The Love, Lore, and Mystique of Mushrooms Greg Marley

Dispatches from a Mycophile. Throughout history, people have had a complex and confusing relationship with mushrooms. Are fungi food or medicine, beneficial decomposers or deadly “toadstools” ready to kill anyone foolhardy enough to eat them? In fact, there is truth in all these statements. In Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares, author Greg Marley reveals some of the wonders and mysteries of mushrooms, and our conflicting human reactions to them. With tales from around the world, Marley, a seasoned mushroom expert, explains that some cultures are mycophilic (mushroom-loving), like those of Russia and Eastern Europe, while others are intensely mycophobic (mushroom-fearing), including the U.S. He shares stories from China, Japan, and Korea—where mushrooms are interwoven into the fabric of daily life as food, medicine, fable, and folklore—and from Slavic countries where whole families leave villages and cities during rainy periods of the late summer and fall and traipse into the forests for mushroom-collecting excursions.

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Pub Date October 2010

$17.95 US, $21.95 CAN • Paper ISBN 9781603582148 6 x 9 • 288 pages • Photo Insert Food World Rights Also Available as an e-book

From the famous Amanita phalloides (aka “the Death Cap”), reputed killer of Emperor Claudius in the first century AD, to the beloved chanterelle (cantharellus cibarius) known by at least eighty-nine different common names in almost twenty-five languages, Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares explores the ways that mushrooms have shaped societies all over the globe. This fascinating and fresh look at mushrooms—their natural history, their uses and abuses, their pleasures and dangers—is a splendid introduction to both fungi themselves and to our human fascination with them. From useful descriptions of the most foolproof edible species to revealing stories about hallucinogenic or poisonous, yet often beautiful, fungi, Marley’s long and passionate experience will inform and inspire readers with the stories of these dark and mysterious denizens of our forest floor.

Greg Marley has a passion for mushrooms that dates to 1971, the year he left his native New Mexico and spent the summer in the verdant woods of central New York. Since then, he has become an avid student and teacher of mycology, as well as a mushroom identification consultant to the Northern New England Poison Control Center and owner of Mushrooms for Health, a company that provides education and products made with Maine medicinal mushrooms. Marley is the author of Mushrooms for Health: Medical Secrets of Northeastern Fungi. He lives and mushrooms in Rockland, Maine.

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Green Building

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ADOBE HOMES FOR ALL CLIMATES Simple, Affordable, and Earthquake-resistant Natural Building Techniques Lisa Morey Schroder and Vince Ogletree

New methods for an old art—modern adobe construction for buildings of all styles in all places. The lay-up of adobe bricks is an easy, forgiving way to achieve a solid masonry-wall system. Contrary to stereotypes, adobe is perfectly adaptable for use in cold, wet climates as well as hot and dry ones and for areas prone to earthquakes. With its efficient use of energy, natural resources for construction, and minimal effort for long-term maintenance, it’s clear that the humble adobe brick is an ideal option for constructing eco-friendly structures throughout the world. The book is ideal both for first-time do-it-yourselfers and for experienced adobe builders seeking to improve their craft. Drawing on the experience of more than fifty major adobe projects since 1993, Adobe Homes for All Climates describes Adobe Building Systems’ patented reinforcement and scaffolding systems, showing readers how to construct adobe homes more easily and safely, and with superior strength, durability, structural integrity, and aesthetic appeal, as compared to earthen homes of the past. • • • •

Pub Date September 2010

$34.95 US, $43.50 CAN • Paper ISBN 9781603582575 8 x 10 • 216 pages • Color photos and black & white line drawings • Green Building • World Rights

All aspects of adobe construction are covered, including making and laying adobe bricks, installing lintels and arches, conduits and pipes, doors and windows, top plates and bondbeams, ideal wall dimensions, adobe finishes, and other adobe construction components, such as the inexpensive use of scaffolding. These methods will produce a premium product that will meet and often exceed inspection standards. Equipped with this manual, you will be able to obtain a building permit, make adobe bricks swiftly, and confidently lay them up. You will be able to finish your adobe walls beautifully with earth plasters, creating stunning colors and outstanding light effects, and create a beautiful, energy-efficient home that will last for generations to come.

Lisa Morey Schroder has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management, as well as a diploma in Architectural Design. She worked alongside Vince Ogletree for five years before founding Adobe Building Systems, LLC. She has been involved in the design and planning stages of dozens of adobe homes and has years of hands-on experience in all aspects of adobe construction. Schroder lives with her husband and two children in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Vince Ogletree founded Earth Building Consultants & Contractors, Ltd., in Auckland, New Zealand. Before his untimely death in 2005, he had twenty-three years of building experience including twelve years working with earthen and adobe methods. Vince dedicated himself to working on this manual in the last year of his life so that others could benefit from his knowledge and expertise in adobe building and share in his passion for earthen building and in his vision for environmentally conscious construction.

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CONFRONTING COLLAPSE

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A LANGUAGE OLDER THAN WORDS

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NOT ONE DROP

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DEATH & SEX

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THE BIOCHAR DEBATE

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WAITING ON A TRAIN

THINKING IN SYSTEMS

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THE SYSTEMS THINKING PLAYBOOK

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THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES

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THE SAFARI COMPANION

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AN UNREASONABLE WOMAN

THE TRANSITION HANDBOOK

MIND, LIFE, AND UNIVERSE

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WHEN TECHNOLOGY FAILS

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LIMITS TO GROWTH

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COMPANIES WE KEEP

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THE EARTH'S BEST STORY

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WALKING ON WATER

THE LOOTING OF AMERICA

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THE END OF MONEY

FINDING THE SWEET SPOT

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A PRESIDENCY IN PERIL

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PEARLS, POLITICS, AND POWER

MARIJUANA IS SAFER

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MORTGAGE FREE!

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Food & Health

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CUISINE FOR WHOLE HEALTH

CHANTERELLE DREAMS AND AMANITA NIGHTMARES

AMERICAN FARMSTEAD CHEESE

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FRESH FOOD FROM SMALL SPACES

FROM ASPARAGUS TO ZUCCHINI, 3rd ED.

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HOLY COWS AND HOG HEAVEN

IN LATE WINTER WE ATE PEARS

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THE RAW MILK REVOLUTION

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE MICROWAVED

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CHEESEMONGER

POISONED FOR PROFIT

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FULL MOON FEAST

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HEALING LYME

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LIBATION, A BITTER ALCHEMY

THE BREAD BUILDERS

PRESERVING FOOD WITHOUT FREEZING OR CANNING

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SEEDS OF DECEPTION

WHOLE FOODS COMPANION

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WILD FERMENTATION

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BUILDING WITH COB

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THE SLATE ROOF BIBLE

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THE CARBON-FREE HOME

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THE NATURAL HOUSE

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THE RAMMED EARTH HOUSE

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THE BEAUTY OF STRAW BALE HOMES

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A TIMBER FRAMER'S WORKSHOP

WIND ENERGY BASICS, 2ND ED.

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THE PASSIVE SOLAR HOUSE, REVISED AND EXPANDED ED.

THE NEW ECOLOGICAL HOME

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THE SOLAR HOUSE

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BIODIESEL, 2ND ED.

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THE STRAW BALE HOUSE

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Gardening & Agriculture

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THE FARMSTEAD CREAMERY ADVISOR

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THE ORGANIC FARMER'S BUSINESS HANDBOOK

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THE APPLE GROWER

TERRA MADRE

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THE GRAPE GROWER

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FOOD NOT LAWNS

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THE BACKYARD BERRY BOOK

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THE BASICS OF PERMACULTURE DESIGN

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HOW TO MAKE A FOREST GARDEN

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THE PERMACULTURE WAY

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DESIGNING AND MAINTAINING YOUR EDIBLE LANDSCAPE NATURALLY

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GETTING STARTED IN PERMACULTURE

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PERENNIAL VEGETABLES

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THE PERMACULTURE GARDEN

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THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE

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NOT IN HIS IMAGE

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BIKING TO WORK

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WATER

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