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    Facing the Climate Emergency How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth Margaret Klein Salamon, Molly Gage, Margaret Klein Salamon
    9780865719415 Paperback SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change Publication Date:April 21, 2020 Print Run:10,000
    $14.99 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.34 in | 204.12 gr | 160 pages Carton Quantity:68 Canadian Rights: Y New Society Publishers
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      As the climate crisis accelerates toward the collapse of civilization and the natural world, people everywhere are feeling deep pain about ecological destruction and their role in it. Yet we are often paralyzed by fear.

      Help is at hand. Facing the Climate Emergency gives people the tools to confront the climate emergency, face their negative emotions, and channel them into protecting humanity and the natural world.

      Drawing on facts about the climate, tenets of psychological theory, information about the climate emergency movement and elements of memoir, coverage includes:

      • How to face the climate crisis and accept your fears, anger, grief, guilt, and other emotions
      • Turning negative feelings into tangible action to respond to the crisis
      • Rising to heroism, becoming a "climate warrior," and maximizing your impact by joining the Climate Emergency Movement
      • Support material, including further reading, questions for self-reflection, and exercises to complete with like-minded groups

      Written for the suffering multitudes struggling to cope and looking for answers, Facing the Climate Emergency provides the motivation, guidance, and support needed to leave "normal" behind and travel the path of the climate warrior, rising to the challenge of our time.


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      Margaret Klein Salamon, PhD, is a clinical psychologist turned climate warrior and Founder and Executive Director of The Climate Mobilization, which pioneered the Climate Emergency Declaration campaign and helped turn it into a global movement. Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Margaret matriculated to Harvard College and earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at Adelphi University. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, she woke up to climate truth and is now fiercely devoted to cancelling the apocalypse and restoring a safe climate. When not working for the climate, Margaret enjoys Pure Barre workouts, civil war and social movement history, and The Sopranos. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband, Bren. www.theclimatemobilization.org

      Molly Gage, PhD, is a book developer committed to women-authored nonfiction books that push forward progressive ideas and elevate the voices of the women who think them.

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    How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change Turning Angst into Action Harriet Shugarman Canada
    9780865719361 Paperback FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting Publication Date:May 12, 2020 Print Run:10000
    $17.99 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.48 in | 0.7 lb | 192 pages Carton Quantity:60 Canadian Rights: Y New Society Publishers
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      With catastrophic global warming already baked into the climate system, today's children face a future entirely unlike that of their parents. Yet how can we maintain hope and make a difference in the face of overwhelming evidence of the climate crisis?

      Help is at hand. Written by Harriet Shugarman – the Climate Mama and trusted advisor to parents – How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change provides tools and strategies for parents to explain the climate emergency to their children and galvanize positive action. Coverage includes:

      • The unvarnished realities of the climate emergency, where we are at, and how we got here
      • Strategies for talking to kids of different ages about the climate crisis, including advice from engaged parents on the ground
      • How to maintain our own hope and that of our children
      • A list of practical actions families can take to tackle the climate change crisis
      • Ideas for helping children follow their passions in pursuit of a livable, just, and sustainable world.

      A lifeline for parents who are feeling overwhelmed with fear and grief, this book provides both hope and practical ways to engage children in pursuit of a better world that is still possible.


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      Harriet Shugarman is Executive Director of ClimateMama, professor of Global Climate Change Policy and World Sustainability, and Chair of the Climate Reality Project, NYC Metro Chapter. She is a nationally recognized influencer, connector, and trusted messenger for parents on solutions to our climate crisis. A recipient of the prestigious Climate Reality Green Ring Award and praised by Al Gore as “an outstanding Climate Reality Leader who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to her role as a climate communicator and activist.” She lives in New York and shares her message of hope and action at www.climatemama.com.

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      Awards
      Foreword INDIE 2020, Nominated
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    Human Permaculture Life Design for Resilient Living Bernard Alonso Canada, Cécile Guiochon, Scott Irving Canada, Marie Quilvin
    9780865719316 Paperback SELF-HELP / Green Lifestyle Publication Date:September 01, 2020 Print Run:5000
    $29.99 CAD 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.52 in | 1.04 lb | 240 pages Carton Quantity:16 Canadian Rights: Y New Society Publishers
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      As climate change, ecological decline, and social breakdown start to bite, people expect that governments will solve our problems. Yet this belief has proven to be false. Rather than looking to others, changes must come from the inside out: transforming the "I" to "we," changing the world by changing ourselves, and re-establishing our deep connection to nature.

      Human Permaculture is a powerful, forward-thinking guide that uses permaculture principles of ecological design rooted in people care, Earth care, and fair share for redesigning your life and community to align with the resources available on the planet.

      Richly illustrated and inspiring, Human Permaculture offers specific actions and tools for adopting an ethical, regenerative way of life. Coverage includes:

      • Human permaculture principles
      • A nine-step ecological and social life design process
      • Discovering your personal niche
      • Stimulating the permaculture "edge effect" to work with others in efficient teams
      • Rediscovering our deep connections to water, soil, forests, and caring for nature.

      This guide is for everyone who wants to find their own meaning in life, put their talents at the service of the environment, live ethically, and navigate the great transition we face in a future of climate change and energy decline.

      Bernard Alonso is co-founder of the Collaborative International University of Transition and a human permaculture facilitator, speaker, coach, and project designer. He lives in Quebec, Canada. www.permacultureinternationale.org

      Cécile Guiochon is a French journalist and holder of a Permaculture Design Certificate. She co-founded KerWatt, which develops citizen projects renewable energy in Brittany, France. www.e-ker.org


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      Bernard Alonso has been a permaculture practitioner since 1993, and he is the co-founder of the Collaborative International University of Transition (UCIT). Increasingly in demand as a facilitator, speaker, coach/project designer, Alonso makes himself available around the world to promote the application of his effective human permaculture tools. His reputation as a coach attracts businesses, associations, schools, and groups in search of change who wish to make sense of their actions to rebuild or build their own life design. He currently resides in Quebec, Canada. www.permacultureinternationale.org

      Cécile Guiochon is a French journalist and works on topics related to the ecological transition. Holder of a Permaculture Design Certificate, she co-created in Brittany, France, the association E-Kêr, Where We Live – in the Breton language, which is raising awareness on climate issues. She is co-founder of the company KerWatt, which develops citizen renewable energy projects in Brittany, France. www.e-ker.org

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    Farm The City A Toolkit for Setting Up a Successful Urban Farm Michael Ableman Canada
    9780865719392 Paperback BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries Publication Date:April 21, 2020 Print Run:6000
    $19.99 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.34 in | 0.52 lb | 128 pages Carton Quantity:56 Canadian Rights: Y New Society Publishers
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      Urban farming has the power to change diets, economies, and lives. Yet starting an urban farm can seem daunting with skills and knowledge that extend beyond growing to include marketing, sales, employees, community relations, and navigating local regulations.

      In Farm the City, Michael Ableman, the "Spartacus of Sustainable Food Activism," offers a guide to setting up and running a successful urban farm, derived from the success of Sole Food Street Farms, one of the largest urban agriculture enterprises in North America. Sole Food Street Farms spans four acres of land in Vancouver, produces 25 tons of food annually, provides meaningful work for dozens of disadvantaged people, and has improved the surrounding community in countless ways. Coverage includes:

      • Selecting land and choosing the right crops
      • Growing food in city farms, including plans for planting and harvesting
      • Fundraising and marketing strategies, philosophies, and vital information for selling fresh products
      • Navigating local government and regulations
      • Engaging the community and building meaningful livelihoods.

      Farm the City is an invaluable tool kit for entrepreneurs and activists looking to create economic and social value through urban agriculture.


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      Michael Ableman has been a commercial organic farmer for the past 45 years. He is one of the early visionaries of the urban agricultural movement and founder of the nonprofit Center for Urban Agriculture. He has helped create high-profile urban farms in Watts and Goleta, California, and is co-founder and director of Sole Food Street Farms in Vancouver, British Columbia. Ableman is author of numerous books, including From the Good Earth, On Good Land, Fields of Plenty, and Street Farm. He is the subject of the award-winning PBS film Beyond Organic narrated by Meryl Streep. His work in Vancouver is profiled in the feature-length documentary A New Economy, and he is featured in the film The Evolution of Organic, which chronicles the birth of the organic food movement. He currently lives and farms with his family at the historic 120-acre Foxglove Farm on Salt Spring Island, BC. www.michaelableman.com

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    Agritourism A Manual for Diversifying Your Farm Income Matt Stephens
    9780865719354 Paperback BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries Publication Date:September 28, 2021 Print Run:7000
    $19.99 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.54 in | 0.81 lb | 224 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y New Society Publishers
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      Opening your barn doors to the people is much more than sharing holiday hayrides, farm tours, and bottle-feeding lambs with friends. It is also a means of reconnecting people with their food and diversifying your farm income.

      Packed with decades of sustainable tourism experiences, Agritourism: A Manual for Diversifying Your Farm Income is an experience-based guide to connecting with the public and developing multiple, sustainable income streams on your farm. Chock-full of case studies, Q&A's, pros and cons, solutions, priorities, and actionable items from agritourism farms that succeeded and failed. Coverage Includes:

      • Determining whether agritourism is right for you and your farm
      • Types of agritourism operations, including off-farm and on-farm experiences
      • Ideas for product and experience scenarios, including one-time, seasonal, and holiday events
      • Making money, including how and what to charge, value-added products and services, and farm accommodation
      • Business basics, including name, accounts, legalities, taxes, and more!

      If you dream of opening your farm to the public, engaging with people, and developing a diversified, sustainable income, then this A-to-Z tool kit for sustainable tourism is for you.


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      Matt Stephens was born into a part-time homesteading family. Growing up on a 65-acre central Texas hobby farm, Matt learned from his parents and his rural Depression-surviving grandparents while developing a love for all things that lived and came from a farmstead lifestyle. He has transformed the family farm into a sustainable agritourism business, which has been successfully running for the past decade. He regularly presents on farming and agritourism at conferences around North America and lives in central Texas.

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    DIY Sourdough The Beginner's Guide to Crafting Starters, Bread, Snacks, and More John Moody, Jessica Moody
    9780865719200 Paperback COOKING / Methods Publication Date:May 26, 2020 Print Run:7000
    $19.99 CAD 7.5 x 9 x 0.34 in | 0.64 lb | 104 pages Carton Quantity:58 Canadian Rights: Y New Society Publishers
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      Real life is busy enough without having social media-worthy sourdough on your to-do list. But if your goal is to make simple, nourishing, and delicious whole grain sourdough for your whole family, then DIY Sourdough is your one-stop beginner's guide. Coverage includes:

      • Simple sourdough recipes for breads, snacks, and more
      • The secrets to consistent results
      • Tips and tricks for homemade sourdough, including flour buying, home milling, and sourdough starter
      • Homemade bread scheduling options, including split-day sourdough recipes for making sourdough an easy part of your weekly routine.

      DIY Sourdough is your personal guide to getting started with sourdough. It gives you a helping hand to succeed and offers a simple time-saving approach to make nourishing and delicious sourdough that fits into a hectic lifestyle.


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      The Moody family has been making traditional foods, including with grains, for over a decade. John Moody is the founder of Whole Life Services and Whole Life Buying Club and the former executive director of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. John discovered more than a decade ago that his diet was literally killing him with duodenal ulcers, seasonal allergies, and other health problems, so the family began to transition to real local foods and local food distribution. Involved with farming, food, and homesteading, John is a well-known speaker at conferences, events, and media including Mother Earth News, Wise Traditions, and Hobby Farms/Chicken Magazine. The Moody family of two old-timers and five rambunctious kids farms and homesteads on 35 acres in Kentucky.

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    The Art of Plant-Based Cheesemaking, Second Edition How to Craft Real, Cultured, Non-Dairy Cheese 2nd edition Karen McAthy Canada
    9780865719385 Paperback COOKING / Vegetarian Publication Date:December 15, 2020 Print Run:7000
    $24.99 CAD 7.5 x 9 x 0.38 in | 0.71 lb | 160 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y New Society Publishers
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      Making real, full-flavored and richly textured cheese without the use of dairy has long remained a mystery — until now! With step-by-step guidance from acknowledged master plant-based cheesemaker Karen McAthy, anyone can learn to craft authentic, delicious vegan cheese.

      Drawing deep from the well of traditional cheesemaking but extending and developing the methods into plant-based ingredients, this new edition of the award-winning The Art of Plant-based Cheesemaking is a lavishly illustrated, practical guide packed with step-by-step recipes and straightforward processes from beginner to advanced. Coverage includes:

      • Equipment, sanitation, food safety
      • Non-cultured beginner recipes through to advanced cultured cheeses
      • How to grow your own plant-based cultures, including rejuvelac, sprouting, fermentation, kefir, and probiotic capsules
      • Using emulsifiers, starches, and binders
      • Flavors, aging, rind curing, and working with molds
      • Troubleshooting tips and tricks
      • Updated step-by-step guidance and a detailed breakdown of the culturing process.

      The Art of Plant-based Cheesemaking, 2nd edition makes incredible homemade vegan cheese accessible for beginners, aspiring DIY non-dairy cheesemakers, and serious foodies alike. The texture, the sharpness, the taste; you will be proud to serve up your creations.



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      Karen McAthy is founder and co-owner of Blue Heron Creamery, a dairy-free, plant-based artisan cheese and vegan foods company in Vancouver, BC, which creates authentic and cultured non-dairy cheeses. McAthy is a sought-after educator in the world of plant-based food and award-winning author. www.blueheroncheese.com

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      Awards
      Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2017, Winner
      Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2018, Winner
      International Association of Culinary Professionals Awards 2017, Winner
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    Your Indoor Herb Garden Growing and Harvesting Herbs at Home D.J. Herda
    9780865719330 Paperback GARDENING / Herbs Publication Date:May 05, 2020 Print Run:7000
    $24.99 CAD 7.5 x 9 x 0.41 in | 0.78 lb | 144 pages Carton Quantity:42 Canadian Rights: Y New Society Publishers
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      Growing herbs indoors leads the list of the healthiest and most useful indoor activities we can do. Herbs can clean the air of toxins, provide oxygen and humidity, and help vanquish our psychoses. And they're tasty!

      Learn how to grow herbs for health, for taste, and for life with Your Indoor Herb Garden, a comprehensive guide to growing herbs indoors. Featuring all the tips and guidance you'll need to grow and harvest organic culinary and medicinal herbs right in your own home. Coverage includes:

      • Techniques for successfully growing herbs indoors
      • Equipment, soil types, and feeding
      • Why indoor herb gardens are an important part of life, from cooking to healing
      • Herbal medicine
      • Herbal history and lore
      • An annotated glossary of herbs, including their common uses, growing requirements, cautions, and more.

      This is the ideal practical guide for gardeners and cooks with an interest in healthy living and fresh flavors looking to create their own indoor herb garden anywhere.



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      D.J. Herda is a professional author, gourmet chef, and master indoor/outdoor gardener. He is a former Challenger Space Center project creator/coordinator, syndicated newspaper and magazine garden writer and columnist, and test grower for Jackson & Perkins and the Rodale Institute, along with other recognized innovators in gardening plants and practices. He has written and published more than 80 books and thousands of short pieces. As an avid chef, D.J. has been cooking with dried and fresh herbs for more than 50 years and has been growing herbs indoors in pots for nearly as long. He lives and works in the Rocky Mountains of the southwestern United States. www.djherda.org

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    Soil Science for Gardeners Working with Nature to Build Soil Health Robert Pavlis Canada
    9780865719309 Paperback GARDENING / Techniques Publication Date:April 07, 2020 Print Run:7000
    $18.99 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.45 in | 362.87 gr | 224 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y New Society Publishers
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      Healthy soil means thriving plants. Yet untangling the soil food web and optimizing your soil health is beyond most gardeners, many of whom lack an in-depth knowledge of the soil ecosystem.

      Soil Science for Gardeners is an accessible, science-based guide to understanding soil fertility and, in particular, the rhizosphere – the thin layer of liquid and soil surrounding plant roots, so vital to plant health.

      Robert Pavlis, a gardener for over four decades, debunks common soil myths, explores the rhizosphere, and provides a personalized soil fertility improvement program in this three-part popular science guidebook. Coverage includes:

      • Soil biology and chemistry and how plants and soil interact
      • Common soil health problems, including analyzing soil's fertility and plant nutrients
      • The creation of a personalized plan for improving your soil fertility, including setting priorities and goals in a cost-effective, realistic time frame.
      • Creating the optimal conditions for nature to do the heavy lifting of building soil fertility

      Written for the home gardener, market gardener, and micro-farmer, Soil Science for Gardeners is packed with information to help you grow thriving plants.



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      Robert Pavlis has been an avid gardener for over four decades. He is the owner and developer of Aspen Grove Gardens, a 6-acre botanical garden that features over 3,000 varieties of plants. Specializing in soil science, he has been an instructor for Landscape Ontario and is a garden blogger, writer, and chemist. The author of Building Natural Ponds, Pavlis is a well-known speaker whose audiences include Master Gardener groups, horticultural societies, orchid societies, and garden shows such as Canada Blooms and the FarmSmart conference. He teaches gardening fundamentals at the University of Guelph and garden design for the City of Guelph, Ontario, where he currently resides. www.gardenmyths.com www.gardenfundamentals.com www.youtube.com/Gardenfundamentals1

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    Keeping Bees with a Smile Principles and Practice of Natural Beekeeping Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition Fedor Lazutin, Leo Sharashkin Ph.D., Mark Pettus Ph.D.
    9780865719279 Paperback TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture Publication Date:April 07, 2020 Print Run:7000
    $34.99 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.96 in | 1.45 lb | 400 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y New Society Publishers
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      Are you a beginner beekeeper curious about bees or a practicing beekeeper looking for natural alternatives that work? Then this book is for you!

      In the second edition of the bestselling beekeeping guide Keeping Bees with a Smile, Fedor Lazutin, one of Europe's most successful natural beekeepers, shares the bee-friendly approach to apiculture that is fun, healthful, rewarding, and accessible to all. This new edition includes dozens of color photographs, new hive management techniques, and an updated version of "Lazutin hive" plans. Additional coverage includes:

      • Keeping bees naturally without interfering in their lives
      • Starting an apiary for free by attracting local bee swarms
      • Building low-maintenance hives that mimic how bees live in nature
      • Keeping colonies healthy and strong without any drugs, sugar, or gimmickry
      • Helping bees to overwinter successfully even in harsh climates
      • Enhancing local nectar plant resources
      • Producing truly natural honey without robbing the bees
      • Reversing the global bee decline... right in your backyard!

      Keeping Bees with a Smile is an invaluable resource for apiculture beginners and professionals alike, complete with plans for making bee-friendly, well-insulated horizontal hives with extra-deep frames, plus other fascinating beekeeping advice you won't find anywhere else.



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      Fedor Lazutin was one of Europe's leading natural beekeepers, the author of bestselling natural beekeeping guide Keeping Bees with a Smile. He founded a number of model apiaries southwest of Moscow, Russia, championed habitat restoration projects, and served as the first president of Russia's Ecovillage Union.

      Leo Sharashkin, PhD, is a full-time natural beekeeper and founder of HorizontalHive.com He has edited numerous books on natural beekeeping, writes for major magazines, and speaks internationally on bee-friendly beekeeping. He holds a PhD in Forestry from the University of Missouri and a master's in Natural Resources from Indiana University. Sharashkin's forest apiaries are composed entirely of local wild honeybees housed in bee-friendly horizontal hives. He lives in the Ozarks of southern Missouri.

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