• COUNTDOWN

    Weisman visits an extraordinary range of the world's cultures, religions, nationalities, tribes and political systems to learn what in t heir beliefs, histories, liturgies or current circumstances might suggest it's in their own best interest to limit their growth. The result is a landmark work of reporting: devastating, urgent and, ultimately, deeply hopeful.

    Item: 7022

    Author: Alan Weisman

    Format: Paperback

  • EAT UP: THE INSIDE SCOOP ON ROOFTOP AGRICULTURE

    Soaring prices and concerns about chemical-laden fruits and vegetables increasingly drive us to grow our own healthy food close to home. In cities, however, vanishing ground space and contaminated soils spur farmers, activists and restaurateurs to look to the skyline for a solution. The hunger for local food has reached new heights, and rooftops can provide the space that cities need to bring fresh, organic produce to tables across North America.

    The first full-length book to focus entirely on rooftop agriculture, Eat Up views this growing movement through a practitioner's lens, explaining:

    • Structural, access and infrastructural considerations
    • Zoning and building codes
    • Proven growing techniques
    • Business and marketing strategies

    This graphically rich guide provides inspiration and advice to aspiring growers through photographs of successful rooftop farms and gardens, as well as interviews with industry professionals. Easy-to-use checklists and a decision tree are included to help gauge the viability of each unique rooftop opportunity. Essential reading for home gardeners, entrepreneurs, restaurateurs, policy makers, academics and designers, Eat Up takes urban agriculture to a whole new level, proving that rooftop farming is not just a pie-in-the-sky idea - it is the future of urban food.

    Item: 6847

    Author: Lauren Mandel

    Format: Paperback

  • GOOD MORNING, BEAUTIFUL BUSINESS

    Good Morning, Beautiful Business is a memoir about the evolution of an entrepreneur who would not only change her neighborhood, but would also change her world—helping communities far and wide create local living economies that value people and place as much as commerce and that make communities not just interesting and diverse and prosperous, but also resilient.

    Item: 7633

    Author: Judy Wicks

    Format: Paperback

  • SMALL STORIES, BIG CHANGES

    A remarkable cast of characters inhabit the pages of this book. Meet Tim Toben, who developed a high rise with the lowest energy consumption of any building in the southeastern United States, was foreclosed upon, and lost millions in the process. Gary Phillips held the line against real estate developers in Chatham County and was run out of office for his efforts. Elaine Chiosso has been protecting her watershed by fighting on behalf of the Haw River for 28 years.

    Unflinchingly honest and compulsively readable, Small Stories, Big Changes provides an intimate look at the personal experience of being a pioneer in the sustainability movement, laying bare the emotional, spiritual and financial impact of a life lived in the service of change. Activist, farmer, publisher, philosopher or entrepreneur; each writer has a unique personal tale to tell.

    Small Stories, Big Changes is a book written by ordinary people doing extraordinary things; whose lives have been transformed by their willingness to commit themselves unreservedly to the creation of a better world. Empowering, hopeful and inspiring, this rich tapestry of voices from the vanguard of societal change is a must-read for anyone dreaming of a brighter future and seeking a counterbalance to a canon of work that is laced with doom and gloom.

    Item: 6591

    Author: Lyle Estill

    Format: Paperback

  • STITCHING THE WEST BACK TOGETHER

    Clearance: $23.73 Featuring contributions from an impressive array of scientists, conservationists, scholars, ranchers and foresters, Stitching the West Back Together explores that expanded, inclusive vision of environmentalism as it delves into the history and evolution of Western land use policy and of the working landscapes themselves.

    Item: 7434

    Author: Gary Paul Nabhan

    Format: Paperback

  • THE GOOD FOOD REVOLUTION

    Employing young people from the neighboring housing project and community, Growing Power shows how local food systems can help troubled youths, dismantle racism, create jobs, bring urban and rural communities closer together, and improve public health. An eco-classic in the making, The Good Food Revolution is the story of Will’s personal journey, the lives he has touched, and a grassroots movement that is changing the way our nation eats.

    Item: 7688

    Author: Will Allen

    Format: Paperback

  • UPRISINGS

    Uprisings shows how communities can take back their power by reviving local grain production to improve food security, local economies, and the environment.

    Item: 6943

    Author: Sarah Simpson, Heather McLeod

    Format: Paperback

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