Smith’s legendary high-yield gardening method emphasizes wide rows, organic methods, raised beds, and deep soil. Succeed with fussy plants, try new and unusual varieties, and learn how to innovatively extend your growing season. With thorough profiles of hundreds of popular varieties, The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible provides expert information and an inspiring roadmap for gardeners of all skill levels to enjoy abundant homegrown vegetables.
With growing consumer awareness about the dangers of garden chemicals, turn to The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control (by Fern Bradley) as the most reliable and comprehensive guide on the garden shelf. Rodale has been the category leader in organic methods for decades, and this thoroughly updated edition features the latest science-based recommendations for battling garden problems. With all-new photos of common and recently introduced pests and plant diseases, you can quickly identify whether you've discovered garden friend or foe and what action, if any, you should take.
No other reference includes a wider range of methods for growing and maintaining an organic garden. The plant-by-plant guide features symptoms and solutions for 200 popular plants, including flowers, vegetables, trees, shrubs, and fruits. The insect-and-disease encyclopedia includes a photo identification guide and detailed descriptions of damage readers may see. The extensive coverage of the most up-to-date organic control techniques and products, presented in order of lowest impact to most intensive intervention, makes it easy to choose the best control.
If you’re ready to throw out the rule book and return as much as you can to the soil, Compost Everything is the book for you. It’s time to quit fighting Mother Nature and start working with her to recycle organic matter and create lush and beautiful gardens with some of the most extreme composting techniques known to Man!
In this inspiring composting guide, you’ll learn how to…
…brew your own fish fertilizer with a few easy ingredients
…quit turning piles and make compost the simple way
…avoid roasting your garden with chemical-laced manure
…discover the Native American trick for concentrating fertility and growing in lousy soil
…squeeze every ounce of fertility from your compost
…deal with grid-down sanitation
…stop filling landfills and start enriching your yard
…turn “trash” into treasure
...get rid of unwanted bodies.
Learn to compost like you’ve never composted before with expert gardener and master composter David the Good.
Forget about chemical cleaners and pricey "green" products--all you need are a few simple kitchen staples to make your whole house sparkle! The Organically Clean Home features 150 easy-to-make recipes for cleaning products filled with all-natural ingredients you can trust (and actually pronounce!). From dishwasher detergent to antibacterial wipes, America's favorite cleaning blogger Becky Rapinchuk guides you through the steps needed to make these everyday necessities--without spending a fortune.
Complete with simple instructions for packaging and storing your homemade cleaners, you'll enjoy turning each room into a beautiful and toxic-free space with fresh-scented products like:
Lemon and clove hardwood floor cleaner
No-bleach laundry whitener and brightener
Peppermint glass and mirror wipes
Lavender and lemon bathroom disinfecting spray
Citrus foaming hand soap
With The Organically Clean Home, you'll save hundreds of dollars every month--and have a clean, healthy home that you and your family can feel good about.
Becky Rapinchuk, the “Clean Mama,” understands that many people don’t have the time, organizational skills, or homemaking habits to maintain a constantly clean and decluttered living space.
In Simply Clean, Becky will help you effortlessly keep a tidy house and build habits to become a neat person—no matter how messy you may naturally be! Simply Clean features:
-A 7-Day Simply Clean Kick Start and the 28-Day Simply Clean Challenge, to turn cleaning from a chore into an effortless habit
-A designated catch-up day, so you’ll never have to worry or stress when life gets in the way of cleaning
-Step-by-step tutorials for speed cleaning hard-to-clean spaces
-Dozens of recipes for organic, environmentally conscious cleaning supplies
-Many of Becky’s famous checklists, schedules, and habit trackers
No matter how big your home or busy your schedule, the Simply Clean method can be customized to fit your life. It really is possible—in just ten minutes a day, you can create a cleaner, happier home.
Lead in lipstick? 1,4 dioxane in baby soap? Coal tar in shampoo? How is this possible? Simple. The $35 billion cosmetics industry is so powerful they’ve kept themselves unregulated for decades. Not Just a Pretty Face chronicles the quest that led a group of health and environmental activists to the world’s largest cosmetics companies to ask some tough questions:
Why do companies market themselves as pink ribbon leaders in the fight against breast cancer, yet use hormone-disrupting and carcinogenic chemicals that may contribute to that very disease?
Why do products used by men and women of childbearing age contain chemicals linked to birth defects and infertility?
As doors slammed in their faces and the beauty myth peeled away, the industry’s toxic secrets began to emerge. This scathing investigation peels away less-than-lovely layers to expose an industry in dire need of an extreme makeover. The good news is that while the major multinational companies fight for their right to use hazardous chemicals, entrepreneurs are developing safer non-toxic technologies and building businesses on the values of health, justice and personal empowerment.
As it turns out, many of those unpronounceable ingredients in your self-tanner and leave-in conditioner are not regulated and the “natural” on your face wash doesn't mean what you think it does.
Now, with the help of top scientists, dermatologists, and makeup artists, the authors share their compelling findings and the easy way to detoxify your beauty regimen. No More Dirty Looks also reveals the safest, most effective products on the market and time-tested home recipes. Finally, you don't need to sacrifice health for beauty—because coming clean is the best look yet.
What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with The Omnivore’s Dilemma, his brilliant and eye-opening exploration of our food choices, demonstrated that how we answer it today may determine not only our health but our survival as a species. In the years since, Pollan’s revolutionary examination has changed the way Americans think about food. Bringing wide attention to the little-known but vitally important dimensions of food and agriculture in America, Pollan launched a national conversation about what we eat and the profound consequences that even the simplest everyday food choices have on both ourselves and the natural world. Ten years later, The Omnivore’s Dilemma continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.
We all like to buy things that make our lives easier, keep us healthy and provide a bit of luxury. But, few of us are aware that many of the products we buy every day are polluting our homes and bodies. In this fascinating and sometimes shocking book, Pat Thomas reveals that many widely-used products contain a cocktail of cheap, poorly-tested chemicals that are implicated in long-term health problems. Many of us now scan food labels for unwanted ingredients, yet we unthinkingly use toiletries and other products that contain a multitude of undesirable chemicals, believing that what we put on our bodies is not as influential to health as what we put in them. However, scientists now believe that household and beauty products and everyday foods expose us a witches' brew of chemicals that wage a kind of chemical warfare against our bodies.
Drawing on findings from leading health researchers as well as conversations with both chemical and organic farmers from coast to coast, Maria Rodale irrefutably outlines the unacceptably high cost of chemical farming on our health and our environment. She traces the genesis of chemical farming and the rise of the immense companies that profit from it, bringing to light the government's role in allowing such practices to flourish. She further explains that modern organic farming would not only help reverse climate change by reducing harmful carbon emissions and soil depletion, but would also improve the quality of the food we eat, reduce diseases from asthma to cancer, and ensure a better quality of life in farming communities nationwide.
For every parent wondering how best to safeguard the health and safety of her children; for every environmentalist in search of a solution to the worsening crisis that afflicts our land, air, and waters; for every shopper who questions whether it is worth it to pay more for organic, Maria Rodale offers straightforward answers and a single, definitive course of action: We must demand organic now.
New York Times bestselling author Missy Chase Lapine inspired legions of parents to “sneak” good food into their children’s meals with The Sneaky Chef. Now she extends her concept of “sneakiness” into “speediness”: giving her fans 75 all-new healthy recipes that they can prepare in a flash. Missy knows that most parents rely on packaged foods to feed their families, and she’ll show how to reap the benefits of convenience foods without sacrificing nutrition, including:
• Quick fixes for jarred tomato sauce, mac-and-cheese, pancake mixes and cereals.
• Clever Shortcuts that will get weeknight cooks out of the kitchen in a hurry.
• Info on navigating options in the supermarket, what to look for when choosing packaged foods, shaving minutes—and calories—from every shopping trip.
• Recipes that are dense in nutrients, while low in calories, fat, sodium, and sugars.
• Fast tips such as “Sneaky Swaps” and “Sneaky Supercharges” that will kick meals up a notch.
From delicious dals to rich curries, flat breads, savory breakfasts, snacks, and much more, this vegan cookbook brings you Richa Hingle’s collection of plant-based Indian recipes inspired by regional cuisines, Indian culture, local foods, and proven methods.
Whether you want to enjoy Indian cooking, try some new spices, or add more protein to your meals using legumes and lentils, this book has got it covered. You’ll explore some well-known and new Indian flavor profiles that are easy to make in your own kitchen. Learn the secrets of eclectic Indian taste and textures, and discover meals in which pulses and vegetables are the stars of the dish. And once you taste Richa’s mouth-watering desserts, they will likely become your new favorites.
The Weight Watchers Program for fast and efficient weight loss with the help of Smart Points measures is one of the easiest and most transformative ways you can change your life
This book includes clear, step-by-step instructions on how exactly the Weight Watchers Smart Points Program can help you.The strategies in this book are guaranteed to help you shed excess weight without compromising good-tasting foods
Dive straight into these delectable recipes and see for yourself!
Revised and fully updated with more than 50 new and easy recipes
The world of weight loss changed forever when The Eat-Clean Diet burst on the scene in January 2007. With help from author Tosca Reno, millions of people who had given up hope for permanent weight loss cleaned up their acts and rediscovered their true, leaner selves. The best part? They did it without starving, without counting calories, and without obsessing over the scale.
The Eat-Clean Diet Recharged! is the next generation of Eating Clean. Updated and revised, it’s got all the facts from The Eat-Clean Diet—plus much more. Look inside for in-depth information on
• how to get—and stay—motivated
• living a longer, happier, more productive life
• how to take the plunge into an exercise program
• solutions for cellulite, saggy bits, and loose skin
• using food to raise your metabolism and burn fat
• 50 new recipes
• more menus, including vegan and gluten-free plans
• how to Eat Clean anywhere, from parties to restaurants to on the road
• more FAQs than ever before
• the Eat-Clean Diet at a Glance quick reference section
Cooking nutritious meals for your growing family while catering to everyone’s favorite foods and appetites can be exhausting. By serving up recipes that satisfy the tastes of both kids and adults, this baby food cookbook promises parents that they’ll only have to make one meal for everyone to share.
More than just a baby food cookbook, The Big Book of Organic Baby Food contains:
Ages & Stages: chapter divisions by age with recipes, developmental information, and FAQs for keeping up with your little one every step of the way
Purees, Smoothies & Finger Foods: more than 115 single-ingredient and combination purees as well as over 40 recipes, introducing new flavors and textures to encourage self-feeding
Family Meals: 70+ recipes that will please all palates makes this more than just a baby food cookbook, offering toddler-friendly fare to meals for the whole family