Gary Paul Nabhan takes the reader on a vivid and far-ranging journey across time and space in this fascinating look at the relationship between the spice trade and culinary imperialism. Drawing on travel narratives and historical accounts, as well as his own family’s history as spice traders and his expertise as an ethnobotanist, Nabhan describes the critical roles that Semitic peoples and desert floras had in setting the stage for globalized spice trade.
A compelling book about the water crisis facing the West, grounded in history and important for residents as well as readers nationwide. This narrative weaves together the stories of human folly and grandiose endeavor that shaped the states and reveal the background of the critical economic and political issue that is how water is used and misused today.
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Nature’s Way Market and Café sells healthy foods and natural cures for what ails you. But there is no cure for murder. . . .
Even naturopathic doctors need a little stress relief—that’s why Willow McQuade, ND, takes a break to visit her Aunt Claire, owner of Nature’s Way Market and Café, on Long Island’s North Fork. But Willow’s serenity is shattered when she finds her aunt’s lifeless body on the market floor, a bottle of Mimulus lying nearby. Taken to calm one’s fear of misfortune, the flower essence clearly failed Aunt Claire . . . for her death was no accident.
But who would want to kill her? The police soon zero in on Willow herself, who stands to inherit Claire’s business and the rights to a breakthrough anti-aging cream. Desperate to prove her innocence, Willow turns to former police officer Jackson Spade for help. Together they unearth a slew of suspects, each with something to gain by Claire’s unnatural demise. But as Willow gets closer to the truth, a killer waits to administer one final dose of death.
Ethnobotanist Gary Nabhan has lived with the Tohono O'odham, long known as the Papagos, observing the delicate balance between these people and their environment. Bringing O'odham voices to the page at every turn, he writes elegantly of how they husband scant water supplies, grow crops, and utilize wild edible foods.
In this landmark book, Gary Paul Nabhan takes us on a personal trip into the southwestern borderlands to discover the terroir-the taste of the place-that makes this desert so delicious.
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Here is inspiration and instruction for anyone interested in making beautiful art out of earth. The author of Build Your Own Earth Oven teaches you to find, mix, and sculpt the right mud; develop group goals and vision, and translate simple, natural (and easy to draw) patterns into sophisticated and complex designs. The resulting murals will transform anonymous "spaces" into real places. Or make "garden art" you can sit on (or in). Get inspired by earth artists across the country and over seas. Brief, elegant, wonderfully and generously illustrated with drawings and 32 pages of color photos.
About the author
Kiko Denzer is an artist, teacher, and author in the earthen building revival. He serves as artist-in-residence in schools in his home state of Oregon, and has muddied tens of thousands of hands with his popular oven and bread manual, Build Your Own Earth Oven.
Used since the Middle Ages, bitters are made by combining various plant botanicals and spices with 100-proof alcohol and letting them sit until the bitter and medicinal qualities have been extracted.Herbalists Jovial King and Guido Masé, owners of the bitters company Urban Moonshine, teach you how to make recipes for classic bitters.Whether enjoyed as an apertif, digestif, or as a remedy to settle an upset stomach, bitters are back!
Discover homemade beauty secrets with Oleum Vera’s Do-It-Yourself Organic Face Moisturizing Kit. Create three DIY toners and three natural face moisturizers by combining the finest plant-based oils and essential oils with store-cupboard ingredients. How does it work? 1.Complete a simple test to identify your skin type 2.Pick a recipe that best suits your skin 3.Mix the oils in your kit with everyday household ingredients 4.Your product is ready. Enjoy! Get started with several natural recipes like: 1.Lemon and Cucumber Toner - For Normal or Combination Skin 2.Peppermint and Chamomile Skin Freshener - For Dry or Sensitive Skin 3.Crisp Tea Tree Serum - For Oily or Acne Prone Skin For more in-depth skin care remedies and tips, check out our DIY Toners Kit or our DIY Face Masks Kit. Contents Plant-based oils •Marula Oil* - Used in natural face moisturizers for centuries in Southern Africa, Marula oil is a phenomenal source of fatty acids - essential for skin’s elasticity. 1 fl oz (30ml) •Jojoba Oil* - Organic jojoba oil balances oily skin by mimicking the effects of human sebum, therefore halting the skin’s natural oil production. It will not clog pores, meaning that it can be used freely on acne-prone areas of the face.1 fl oz (30ml) •Plant-based glycerin** - With the ability to attract and retain moisture, plant-based glycerin is perfect for dry, dehydrated skin. 1 fl oz (30ml) •Tamanu Oil* - Loaded with anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antibiotic properties, tamanu oil was made for those with persistent acne. It has been used to treat rheumatism and skin infections for centuries. 0.5 fl oz (15ml) •Pomegranate Seed Oil* - This natural and nutritious oil revitalizes and helps to heal damaged skin. 0.5 fl oz (15ml) •Non-GMO Vitamin E Oil - Antioxidant Vitamin E helps to keep your home skin care remedies fresh, and prolongs their shelf life. 0.5 fl oz (15ml) Essential oils •Lavender Essential Oil* - Treat acne-prone, reactive skin to a few drops of lavender essential oil. This gentle ingredient is a must for any natural skin care program, but is also used to help with insomnia and anxiety. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Frankincense Essential Oil* - Bursting with anti-aging properties and a naturally complex earthy scent, this essential oil helps protect, lift and tighten the skin. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Tea Tree Essential Oil* - Acne-prone and oily skin will love this essential oil, renowned for its chemical-free antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Geranium Essential Oil* - Banish wrinkles and tired skin with organic Geranium essential oil. Its regenerative properties have a balancing effect on the skin, reducing signs of aging and leaving a healthy glow. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) High-quality accessories •Spray bottle •Dropper vial x 2 •Funnel •Recipe booklet Organic and responsible ingredients While choosing only the purest ingredients for our kits, we are keenly aware of our impact on the environment. All our plant-based oils are cold-pressed and unrefined - you won’t find any synthetic oils or GMO products here. Besides the fun of making your own organic cleansing oils and masks, you can also be comforted by the fact that they are also environmentally-friendly, sustainable and responsible. The best part? All packaging is recyclable and the containers are reusable. MMTUM, Inc. Montréal (Quebec) Canada H2G 1Z3 *Certified organic by Ecocert ICO according to NOP Standards *100% of the total ingredients are from organic farming - COSMOS ORGANIC certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to COSMOS standard **98% of the total ingredients are from organic farming
The perfect introduction to a green beauty routine for hair, our Oleum Vera DIY Organic Hair Treatment Kit lets you create six customizable treatments to keep your hair happy and healthy the natural way! All-natural hair care restores strength and protects your hair from damage with organic ingredients that are both effective and gentle. You’ll be able to customize homemade masks, purifying rinses and soothing serums with our organic cold-pressed oils and simple ingredients to give your hair the nourishment it needs. How does it work? 1. Choose from dozens of our beauty recipes for hair treatments 2. Blend together our organic ingredients and oils with simple items from your kitchen according to the recipe 3. Enjoy your fresh, all-natural hair treatment! Whip up these beauty recipes for hair treatments (and dozens more) Our natural beauty recipes for hair use powerful ingredients like avocado, lemon, egg and banana along with high-quality organic, cold-pressed oils to create DIY hair masks and nourishing serums. •Purifying Lemon Hair Mask •Creamy Avocado Hair Mask Nourishing Serum for Dry or Damaged Hair Every Organic Hair Treatment Kit includes: •Organic Amla Oil - Highly useful in organic hair care, amla oil penetrates the scalp and strengthens hair follicles with its high essential fatty acid content. It is also a key organic ingredient in treatments for dandruff or a dry scalp. 1 fl oz •Organic Jojoba Oil - Organic jojoba oil closely mimics the natural oil we produce on our skin, and actually reduces greasiness while still providing moisture and lustre to our hair without clogging pores. 1 fl oz (30ml) •Organic Pomegranate Seed Oil --This natural and nutritious oil revitalizes and strengthens damaged hair by protecting against harsh chemicals and environmental damage. 1 fl oz (30ml) Are you in love with an organic hair care routine? Try our complete DIY Organic Hair Care Kit for even more unique ingredients and beauty recipes. Organic and responsible ingredients While choosing only the purest ingredients for our kits, we are keenly aware of our impact on the environment. All our plant-based oils are cold-pressed and unrefined - you won’t find any synthetic oils or GMO products here. Besides the fun of making your own organic cleansing oils and masks, you can also be comforted by the fact that they are also environmentally-friendly, sustainable and responsible. The best part? All packaging is recyclable and the containers are reusable. MMTUM, Inc. Montréal (Quebec) Canada H2G 1Z3 *Certified organic by Ecocert ICO according to NOP Standards *100% of the total ingredients are from organic farming - COSMOS ORGANIC certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to COSMOS standard **98% of the total ingredients are from organic farming
Toners are the ultimate secret weapon in a green cleansing routine, and you can adapt our exclusive beauty recipes for face to create the perfect toner for your skin type, whether it’s nourishing and moisturizing or clarifying and anti-acne. How does it work? 1.Choose from dozens of DIY toner recipes 2.Blend together our organic ingredients and oils with simple items from your kitchen according to the recipe 3.Enjoy your fresh, all-natural body facial toner! Whip up these beauty recipes for face (and dozens more) •Lemon & Cucumber Toner (for normal or combination skin) •Green Tea & Vodka Toner (for oily or acne-prone skin) •Peppermint & Chamomile Skin Freshener (for dry or sensitive skin) •Anti-Aging Hibiscus Toner •Tomato & Lettuce Toner (to reduce blemishes) Every Organic Toner Kit includes: •Organic, Plant-based Glycerin** - With the ability to attract and retain moisture, plant-based glycerin is perfect for soothing dry, dehydrated skin as part of your daily toner. 1 fl oz (60ml) •Non-GMO Vitamin E - Antioxidant Vitamin E helps to keep your homemade remedies fresh the natural way, and prolongs their shelf life. 0.5 fl oz (15ml) •Organic Rose Petals** - The natural oils in rose petals help to moisturize and soothe sensitive skin, leaving the face soft and calm. As well as bringing a sweet aroma to your homemade cosmetics, these petals are also high in Vitamin C. 0.1 oz (3g) •Organic Lavender Buds** - Lavender buds, used alone or with other flower petals, lend a pleasant scent to your organic, homemade creations. 0.1 oz (3g) •Eco-friendly Reusable Glass Spray Bottle Are you ready for an entirely green skin care routine? Try our complete DIY Organic Face Cleansing Kit and the DIY Organic Face Moisturizing Kit for cleansing oils, gentle facial scrubs, moisturizing serums, deep-cleansing masks and even more toners. Organic and responsible ingredients While choosing only the purest ingredients for our kits, we are keenly aware of our impact on the environment. All our plant-based oils are cold-pressed and unrefined - you won’t find any synthetic oils or GMO products here. Besides the fun of making your own cleansing oils and masks, you can also be comforted by the fact that they are also environmentally-friendly, sustainable and responsible. The best part? All packaging is recyclable and the containers are reusable. MMTUM, Inc. Montréal (Quebec) Canada H2G 1Z3 *Certified organic by Ecocert ICO according to NOP Standards *100% of the total ingredients are from organic farming - COSMOS ORGANIC certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to COSMOS standard **98% of the total ingredients are from organic farming
More than 70% of Americans cannot afford to own a code-enforced, contractor-built home. This has led to widespread interest in using natural materials — straw, cob and earth — for building homes and other buildings that are inexpensive, and that rely largely on labor rather than expensive and often environmentally-damaging outsourced materials.
Earthbag Building, a Mother Earth News Book for Wiser Living, is the first comprehensive guide to all the tools, tricks and techniques for building with bags filled with earth — or earthbags. Having been introduced to sandbag construction by the renowned Nader Khalili in 1993, the authors developed this "Flexible Form Rammed Earth Technique" over the last decade. A reliable method for constructing homes, outbuildings, garden walls and much more, this enduring, tree-free architecture can also be used to create arched and domed structures of great beauty — in any region, at home, in developing countries or in emergency relief work.
This fully-illustrated guide first discusses the many merits of earthbag construction, and then leads the reader through the key elements of an earthbag building:
With dedicated sections on costs, making your own specialized tools, and building code considerations, as well as a complete resources guide, Earthbag Building is the long-awaited, definitive guide to this uniquely pleasing construction style.
About the contributors:
Kaki Hunter and Donald Kiffmeyer have been involved in the construction industry for the last 20 years, specializing in affordable, low-tech, low-impact building methods that are as natural as possible. Together, over the last nine years they developed the "Flexible Form Rammed Earth Technique" of building affordably with earthbags. They have taught the subject and contributed their expertise to several books on natural building.
For most of human history, people have lived in durable, comfortable buildings made from natural materials such as soil, sand, rocks and fiber. All over the globe, these ancient traditions persist; a quarter to a third of the world's population today lives in houses built partially or entirely of earth. Conventional Western building techniques using industrial materials may save time and create efficiencies, but these perceived savings come at considerable financial and environmental cost.
As well as boasting a unique and beautiful aesthetic, natural building techniques are accessible, affordable and nontoxic. Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice is the first comprehensive, fully illustrated manual covering the history, use and maintenance of this attractive, practical flooring option. This detailed, fully illustrated guide explains every part of the process, including:
Because information on creating quality earthen floors was not previously widely available, there have been some negative experiences. Drawing on the combined knowledge of the most qualified earthen floor practitioners, as well their own substantial experience, the authors deliver the definitive resource for this exciting technique, perfect for everyone from the novice to veteran builder.
Entrepreneurs and ethical vegans Michelle Schwegmann and Josh Hooten first satisfied their passion for saving animals by founding Herbivore, a successful line of clothing that promotes a cruelty-free lifestyle. In this collection of more than 100 of their favorite vegan dishes, they’ve extended their art and ethics into the kitchen, showcasing how and why everyone can and should eat like they give a damn.
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.
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North America is under attack by a wide range of invasive animals. Black spiny-tailed iguanas in Florida, Asian carp in Missouri and Virginia, nutria in Louisiana, European green crabs in Connecticut, and other alien species throughout the United States are devouring our native plants and animals, pushing many to the brink of extinction. Jackson Landers has a unique solution to the problem: Eat them! In this adventurous narrative, Landers describes his quest to hunt 12 invasive animal species and turn them into delicious meals, showing how anyone can feed a family while enjoying the thrill of the hunt and helping to protect and conserve the natural environment.
McDonald's promises to use only beef, coffee, fish, chicken, and cooking oil obtained from sustainable sources. Coca-Cola promises to achieve water neutrality. Unilever has set a deadline of 2020 to reach 100 percent sustainable agricultural sourcing. Walmart has pledged to become carbon neutral. Today, big-brand companies seem to be making commitments that go beyond the usual "greenwashing" efforts undertaken largely for public relations purposes. In Eco-Business, Peter Dauvergne and Jane Lister examine this new corporate embrace of sustainability, its actual accomplishments, and the consequences for the environment.
For many leading-brand companies, these corporate sustainability efforts go deep, reorienting central operations and extending through global supply chains. Yet, as Dauvergne and Lister point out, these companies are doing this not for the good of the planet but for their own profits and market share in a volatile, globalized economy. They are using sustainability as a business tool.
Advocacy groups and governments are partnering with these companies, eager to reap the governance potential of eco-business efforts. But Dauvergne and Lister show that the acclaimed eco-efficiencies achieved by big-brand companies limit the potential for finding deeper solutions to pressing environmental problems and reinforce runaway consumption. Eco-business promotes the sustainability of big business, not the sustainability of life on Earth.
A must-read for anyone who has ever wanted to live a greener life but thought that it would be too expensive, time-consuming or difficult, this handy, complete guide will show you how small changes can have a huge environmental impact and save you thousands of dollars, all while improving your quality of life.
This thoroughly updated seventh edition offers cyclists the information they need for riding a bicycle under all conditions: on congested city streets or winding mountain roads, day or night, rain or shine. It describes the sheer physical joy of cycling and provides the nuts-and-bolts details of how to choose a bicycle, maintain it, and use it in the most efficient manner.