Build a Better Vegetable Garden
Reviewed by Kristen LaBonte

  Build a Better Vegetable Garden 30 DIY Projects to Improve Your Harvest Joyce Russell Frances Lincoln, 2017 172 pages, 8 x 10  inches $24.99   Buy It Here         This project-based book gives step-by-step directions on how to complete 30 garden projects. It’s an empowering read with useful tips on how to make your “fruit and […]

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Reviewed by Steven Saint Thomas

  RetroSuburbia The Downshifter’s Guide to a Resilient Future David Holmgren Melliodora Publishing, 2018 592 pages $62.98   Buy It Here         Visiting David Holmgren at his 2-1/2 acre homestead in central Victoria changed my life. I caught a vision of what you might call ‘Permie Paradise’ – a family producing most of their own food and […]

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We Rise
Reviewed by Sierra Robinson

We Rise The Earth Guardians Guide to Building a Movement That Restores the Planet Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Rodale Books, 2017 240 pages, 6 X 9 inches $23.00   Buy It Here   It is the inspiration, excitement, hope, and urgency that comes through this book that will engage, empower, and inspire a movement of people to step up and stand together […]

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Wild Fermentation
Reviewed by Tricia Edgar

Wild Fermentation The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods, 2nd Edition Sandor Ellix Katz Chelsea Green Publishing, 2016 320 pages, 7 x 10 inches $29.95   Buy It Here Are your vegetables going wild? Whether you love vegetables or you just want a bit more excitement in your culinary life, Sandor Katz’s Wild Fermentation is a classic to explore, […]

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Reviewed by Charlie Eckberg

Drawdown By Paul Hawken   Penguin Freedom House April 2017 256 Pages Size: 8.4 x 10.8 in $14.95  Buy It Here     Are you in need of a dose of ‘future hope’? If so, then add Drawdown, The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed To Reverse Global Warming, to your must have, must read, must act on list. Drawdown is a […]

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The Abundance of Less
Reviewed by Erin Humphrey

The Abundance of Less By Andy Couturier North Atlantic Books August 2017 432 Pages Size: 5.9 x 9 in $19.95  Buy It Here   The Abundance of Less holds a prominent place in my permaculture library. A revised version of his 2011 publication, “A Different Kind of Luxury,” this book still maintains the same curious intimacy and timeless quality of the […]

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The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook
Reviewed by Lorenzo Costa

The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook By Douglas Barnes New Society Publishers September 2017 192 Pages Size: 7.5 x 9 in $21.45  Buy It Here   When we study permaculture design and regenerative systems, we learn from the beginning that everything, from roads, access and structures at the bottom line are related to water. We deal with water to limit erosion, to […]

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Design Your Own Garden Toolkit
Reviewed by Hannah Apricot Eckberg

Design Your Garden Toolkit By Michelle Gervais Storey Publishing March 2017 80 Pages Size: 8 x 10 in $19.95  Buy It Here     For those new to designing gardens or looking for ways to integrate children into the learning experience, Design Your Own Garden Toolkit offers a creative way to strategize a garden’s look and feel. With 150 full-color […]

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Fertile Edges: Regenerating Land, Culture and Hope
Reviewed by Dr. Daniel Christian Wahl

Fertile Edges: Regenerating land, culture and hope By Maddy Harland Permanent Publications September 2017 176 Pages Size: 148mm x 210mm $12.95   Buy It Here   Maddy Harland is the editor of Permaculture International and many excellent books that Permanent Publications has made accessible to the movement. This puts her in an excellent position to act as a midwife to […]

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Hori-Hori Knife
Reviewed by Burra Maluca

Hori-Hori Garden Knife $29.95 Buy It Here   I fell in love with Truly Garden’s Hori Hori Garden Knife the moment I saw a photo of one. This is exactly what I had been looking for as my go-to tool to grab on my way to my garden. It’s described as a garden knife, but it is basically a high […]

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