The publishing world never sleeps. Every time we turn around, another book is hot off the presses, ready for us here on the web team to start singing its praises and spreading the word.
Through blog posts, tweets, and Facebook status updates, we strive to connect online audiences with the very special books our activist and expert authors create.
To start off the new year, here are a few of our most recent releases, and a couple that will be available soon. So fire up your Kindles and dust off your bookmarks and highlighters. We’ve got some exciting tomes you’re bound to love. Ooh, that was an unintentional book-related pun. Bonus!
|The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way by Michael Phillips
The Holistic Orchard demystifies the basic skills everybody should know about the inner-workings of the orchard ecosystem, as well as orchard design, soil biology, and organic health management. Detailed insights on grafting, planting, pruning, and choosing the right varieties for your climate are also included, along with a step-by-step instructional calendar to guide growers through the entire orchard year.
|The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm: A Cultivator’s Guide to Small-Scale Organic Herb Production
by Peg Schafer
Peg Schafer, longtime grower and teacher, guides readers with information on propagating, cultivating, and harvesting Chinese herbs, and presents fascinating new scientific data that reveal the age-old wisdom of nature and the traditional systems of Chinese medicine. Through 79 detailed herb profiles—all tested and trialed on Schafer’s certified organic farm—Schafer offers easy-to-follow information, suitable for both growers and practitioners, for growing efficacious wild-simulated herbs.
|Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era
by Amory Lovins & Rocky Mountain Institute
A global clean energy race has emerged with astounding speed. The ability to operate without fossil fuels will define winners and losers in business—and among nations. Now, in Reinventing Fire, Amory Lovins and Rocky Mountain Institute offer a new vision to revitalize business models, end-run Washington gridlock, and win the clean energy race—not forced by public policy but led by business for enduring profit.
|Wild Flavors: One Chef’s Transformative Year Cooking from Eva’s Farm
by Didi Emmons
Wild Flavors follows a year at Eva’s Garden through the seasons. It showcases Emmons’s creative talents, featuring herbs (African basil, calaminth, lovage) and wild foods (autumn olives, wild roses, Japanese knotweed). The author provides growing or foraging information for each of the forty-six uncommon garden plants profiled, as well as details on prepping, storing, preserving, and health benefits.
|Occupy World Street: A Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and Political Reform
by Ross Jackson
As demonstrators worldwide demand change, Occupy World Street offers a sweeping vision of how to reform our global economic and political structures, break away from empire, and build a world of self-determining sovereign states that respect the need for ecological sustainability and uphold human rights.
Available in late January, 2012!
|Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity
by Michael Shuman
How can people increasingly concerned with the poor returns from Wall Street and the devastating impact of global companies on their communities invest in Main Street? In Local Dollars, Local Sense, local economy pioneer Michael Shuman shows investors how to put their money into building local businesses and resilient regional economies—and profit in the process.
Available in February, 2012!