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Nature's Best Hope

29 ratings

Summary

Douglas W. Tallamy's first book, Bringing Nature Home, awakened thousands of individuals to an urgent situation: wildlife populations are in decline because the native plants they depend on are fast disappearing. His solution? Plant more natives. In this new book, Tallamy takes the next step and outlines his vision for a grassroots approach to conservation.    Nature's Best Hope shows how homeowners everywhere can turn their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats. Because this approach relies on the initiatives of private individuals, it is immune from the whims of government policy. Even more important, it's practical, effective, and easy - you will walk away with specific suggestions you can incorporate into your own yard.   If you're concerned about doing something good for the environment, Nature's Best Hope is the blueprint you need. By acting now, you can help preserve our precious wildlife - and the planet - for future generations.

©2020 Douglas W. Tallamy (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
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Stuff Happens!

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Brought to you by Penguin. Do you sometimes feel that your stuff is taking over your life? Do you ever wonder how it all got into your house in the first place? Does the chaos in your space reflect the chaos in your head? Having done it all - having been an anxious clutter-bug herself, studied why we have stuff (headline: we're humans, it's normal) and set up a business to help people declutter - Emma Gleeson understands how you feel. Stuff Happens is her guide to sorting out your relationship with your stuff and finding the right way for you to declutter. Having things is a part of life. Perfection is not an empty house, and minimalism does not need to be your goal. Emma will show you how to figure out a system that works for you and your life (and is good for the planet). Filled with fantastic insights from her own and her clients' lives, lots of sound advice and practical tips, Stuff Happens will give you the tools to manage your stuff while being kinder to yourself. Compassionate, enlightening and liberating, Stuff Happens will completely transform how you view clutter.

©2020 Emma Gleeson (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Off the Grid Living

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Two manuscripts in one audiobook: Living off The Grid: A Guide on How to Live Off the Land and Become Self-Sufficient Through Homesteading Raised Bed Gardening: The Backyard Gardening Guide to an Organic Vegetable Garden and the Best Way to Grow Herbs, Fruit Trees, and Flowers in Raised Beds Whether you already have the experience, or you are looking to learn the basics to live off-grid, part one of this audiobook offers over 50 ways to become a successful off-grid dweller. You’ll learn how to live off-grid without sacrificing the things you love. You will feel closer to your family and to the land, where you know you are doing your part to reduce climate change and help to create a more sustainable life. In part one, you will discover: What living off the grid means. The positive and negative elements of living off the grid. How to create the best layout for your homestead. The water and sewer choices you have, including those you might not know about. The most reliable sources of heat and electricity for off-grid living. How to raise livestock for food. How to preserve the foods you grow. How to make money from your homestead to help you sustain a comfortable lifestyle. Part two will show you many powerful essentials on raised bed gardening for both seasoned gardeners and beginners. In part two, you will discover: 16 styles for your raised bed The best material for raised bed construction Guidelines for seed selection Tree varieties and their properties Strategies for pest and weed control How to properly chart your progress The best environments for your plants With this handy guide, you can get the head start that many gardeners wish they had. Get this audiobook now to learn how to be self-sufficient and live off the land.

©2021 Dion Rosser (P)2021 Dion Rosser

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How to Install Solar Panels Like a Professional: A Complete Beginner's Introduction Manual

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P?w?r has b?c?m? crazily ?xp?nsiv?, and it is incr?asing th? m?nthly ?xp?nditur?. P?w?r c?mpani?s mak? things difficult f?r th? c?nsum?r by raising th? p?r-unit pric? ?f ?l?ctricity as p?r th?ir whims and fanci?s. S? th?n, h?w d??s ?n? sav? ?n?s?lf fr?m such a situati?n?  As w? kn?w, n?nr?n?wabl? s?urc?s ?f ?n?rgy ar? d?pl?ting day aft?r day, thanks t? th? incr?asing p?pulati?n and th? m?ans us?d f?r cat?ring t? this p?pulati?n. Th? ?nly alt?rnativ? l?ft for mankind is t? f?cus att?nti?n ?n r?n?wabl? ?n?rgy s?urc?s. W? can think ?f ?nly ?n? such p?w?rful s?urc?, and that is th? sun. Th? sun is th? bas? f?r ?ur v?ry ?xist?nc? ?n this plan?t. The sun pr?vid?s lif? and ?n?rgy. Thus, w? can c?mpr?h?nd that the sun giv?s us ?n?rgy in th? f?rm ?f s?lar ?n?rgy.  S?lar p?w?r is th? m?st s?ught-aft?r n?wadays, but installati?n ?f s?lar p?w?r is quit? ?xp?nsiv? and n?t within th? budg?t ?f th? c?mm?n man. A p?w?r c?mpany w?uld charg? cl?s? t? $10,000 d?llars f?r installati?n ?f s?lar p?w?r, and thus, it r?mains a dr?am f?r m?st ?f th? m?di?cr? famili?s. S? what is th? n?xt b?st alt?rnativ? if y?u d? n?t want t? sp?nd y?ur hard-?arn?d m?n?y? Y?u c?uld actually build and d?sign y?ur ?wn s?lar pan?l and n?t hav? t? pay th? c?mpany. What y?u n??d is a right guid? f?r installati?n that w?uld pr?vid? y?u with appr?priat? instructi?ns. H?nc?, id?ntifying th? right guid? is ?f ?ss?nc?, which w?uld h?lp y?u achi?v? y?ur g?al ?f s?lar p?w?r and als? l?w?r ?l?ctricity bills.  Installati?n ?f s?lar pan?ls brings d?wn y?ur p?w?r bills, and in this way y?u c?uld sav? m?r? than th?usands ?f d?llars annually and us? th? m?n?y fruitfully f?r ?th?r purp?s?s. Y?ur ?ntir? h?us? can run m?r?ly ?n s?lar p?w?r abs?lut?ly fr?? ?f c?st. Th? c?st ?f maint?nanc? is l?w, and all y?u hav? t? d? is t? cl?an it up m?nthly s? it can g?n?rat? p?w?r ?ffici?ntly. S?m?tim?s, y?u w?uld als? hav? t? r?st?r? th? c?lls ?nc? in a f?w y?ars. 

©2018 Alan Adrian Delfin Cota (P)2018 Alan Adrian Delfin Cota

Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
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Planetary Dieting the Right Way

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Do you miss the carefree years when you could eat anything you wanted? Are you looking for ways to relive the good old days without causing harm to your health? Do you want an ideal way to preserve your food? Do you want to lose weight? Are you starting to notice any health problems? Do you want to learn to prep meals like a pro and gain valuable extra time to spend with your family? Do you want to help save the planet with these 30 amazing dieting and planet friendly recipes?  If these questions ring bells with you, keep reading to find out how healthy weekly meal prep recipes can be the best answer for you, and how it can help you gain many more health benefits! Whether you want to spend less time in the kitchen, lose weight, save money, or simply eat healthier, meal prep is a convenient and practical option and your family can savour nutritious, delicious, homemade food even on your busiest days. This book walks you through an effective and complete anti-inflammatory diet - no prior knowledge required. Learn how to shop for the right ingredients, plan your meals, batch-prep ahead of time, and even use your leftovers for other recipes. There is detailed nutritional information for every recipe, Planetary Dieting book is an incredible resource of fulfilling, joy-inducing meals that every home cook will love. In addition, two weeks of meals - a 14-day schedule of meals, including step-by-step recipes and shopping lists for each, with tips on what you can prepare ahead of time to get dinner or meal on the table faster. Let this be an inspiration when preparing food in your kitchen with your love ones for the holiday. It would be lovely to know your cooking story in the comments sections below.  Again remember these recipes are unique so be ready to try some new things. Also, remember that the style of cooking used in this cookbook is effortless. I really hope that each book in the series will be always your best friend in your little kitchen.

©2021 Chef Lynch (P)2021 Chef Lynch

Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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Living Maximum with Minimalism

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Do you ever get overwhelmed when you think about how cluttered your house, office, car...or LIFE is??  Maybe you have thought about removing some things from your life to keep it simple, and you have heard about the concept of minimalism, and want to know a little bit more.  Or, maybe you are just looking to broaden your knowledge, and learn about how other people find more joy in their lives!  Whatever your reason may be, this book will give you everything you could possibly want to know about the concept of minimalism.  Don’t delay! Start getting more happiness and joy out of your life today, and learn more about the concept of minimalism.

©2021 Stephen Green (P)2021 Stephen Green

Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
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The Big Tiny

3 ratings

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A graceful, inspired memoir about building a home from scratch and discovering a true sense of self - in just eighty-four square feet - by Dee Williams, a pioneer in sustainable living and the proud owner of a very tiny house. After a heart condition felled Dee Williams in the grocery store ten years ago, she initially threw herself headfirst back into her old life, which included a pricey three-bedroom house, overtime hours to cover homeowner bills, and a general lack of free time. In the midst of contemplating her future, a new sense of clarity took hold. What was all this stuff for? Mortgage payments and the time-suck of homeownership felt like a waste, and no one has the money or desire to pack it in and live on an island without family, friends, or health insurance. Discovering the sustainability movement and building her own house was just the beginning of building a new life. Williams can now list everything she owns on one sheet of paper, her monthly bills amount to about eight dollars, and it takes her ten minutes to clean the entire house. It's allowed her to slow down, scale back, spend more time with family and friends - and given her the freedom to head out for adventure, or watch the clouds and sunset while drinking a beer on her (yes, tiny) front porch. Without escaping to the wilds or going off the grid, Williams achieved a happy balance of the normal and the radical and created a new model for simple, practical living. Part how-to and part why-to, The Big Tiny is not just a memoir of that "aha" moment post-trauma but an utterly seductive meditation on what it means to build the good life and the right life, every day.

©2014 Dee Williams (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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A Life Less Throwaway

1 rating

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A revolutionary guide to the art of mindful buying that will teach you how to resist cheaply made goods and make smart, fulfilling purchases that last a lifetime. With the whole world trying to convince us to spend our way to happiness, we've been left cluttered, stressed, and unfulfilled. Tara Button, founder of BuyMeOnce, is at the forefront of the global movement to change the way we shop and live forever. Tara advocates a life of mindful buying that celebrates what lasts, giving you exercises that help you curb impulses, ignore trends, and discover your true style. Once a shopaholic herself, her groundbreaking mindful curation method reveals the amazing benefits of buying for life and will help you:    Spot the tricks that make you overspend     De-clutter your home     Find the products that serve you best     Rediscover the art of keeping and caring for things     Find happiness, success, and self-worth, beyond buying Includes a PDF of Checklists, Appendices, and Suggested Reading PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Tara Button (P)2018 Random House Audio

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Hydroponics and Organic Gardening

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Hydroponics and Organic Gardening: How to Build Your Hydroponics System and Your Greenhouse for Growing Fruit and Vegetables, a bundle of two audiobooks. Discover about hydroponics and organic gardening. Are you looking to use one of the most effective irrigation and growing methods known to modern agriculture?  Would you like to use a greenhouse to grow your own fresh, organic produce?  If you answered "yes" to any of these, then this is the perfect, educational and informational audiobook for you! Hello! Welcome to the guide of "Hydroponics and Organic Gardening: A bundle of two audiobooks. Hydroponics is a method of growing your plants without the use of soil to stabilize each plant. This allows the roots to flow freely in liquid or other material that’s fortified with the nutrients your plants need to thrive. This allows you to grow what you want, where you want! You don’t have to depend on the weather or the viability of local soil for the prosperity of your garden.  This is the right audiobook for you: Learn how to set up a hydroponic garden and greenhouse by yourself! Growing your own fruits and vegetables is the best way for you to be secure in the knowledge about what you and your family are eating each time you sit down to the table. You won’t have to worry about breaking the bank to get the very best food for your family, and you won’t have to worry about harmful additives!  This bundle is for new gardeners who need to know the detailed steps to creating an edible garden. It is also for experienced gardeners who want to expand their knowledge of soil, plant selection, pest and disease control. Book 1: Hydroponics How to build your hydroponics system for growing fruit and vegetables. The signs that you have a pest and how to deal with it quickly and safely  How to mix just the right nutrients to allow your plants to thrive  The variables that contribute to the quality of your crops Choosing the best equipment for you and your budget Information on other irrigation methods that could be beneficial for your crops  Much, much more! Book 2: Greenhouse Gardening The complete guide to build your greenhouse and grow vegetables and fruit. Methods to choose the right type of greenhouse for you Everything you will need to know to start construction on your greenhouse The best techniques to help your seeds grow into perfect plants Damage control and protection against harsh weather conditions Irrigation and other methods that combine efficiency and high benefits for your plants Answers to just about any question you can think of  Much, much more! The key information in this bundle can help you to decide what lights, ventilation, and other critical elements you will need in order to grow fresh, healthy plants that are delicious, beautiful, and nourishing.

©2020 James Barley (P)2020 James Barley

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The Minimalist Vegan

4 ratings

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The Minimalist Vegan, by Masa and Michael Ofei, is less of a how-to audiobook and more of a why-to audiobook. A manifesto on why to live with less stuff and with more compassion.  They explore the intersection of minimalism and veganism and all that each complimentary lifestyle has to offer. They dive deep into conscious living and what it actually means.  With chapters on topics such as "The More Virus" and "Courageously Simple" to "The Superior Species" and "A Plastic World", Masa and Michael cover every aspect to help challenge your way of thinking. Their hope is that by the end of it, you’ll have the thirst and passion to architect your life in a way that brings you purpose and joy each and every day.  They have written this audiobook to be listened to within a few hours. Yes, even if you’d consider yourself to be a slow learner! Each chapter can be listened to independently, so you can jump ahead to a section that resonates with you. However, listening to the audiobook from start to finish is a great way to build momentum as you manifest your ideas and dive into a more conscious way of living.

©2018 Minimalist Company Pty Ltd (P)2018 Minimalist Company Pty Ltd

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Vivre simplement

17 ratings

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Dans Vivre simplement, Élisabeth Simard nous guide avec bienveillance sur le chemin du minimalisme pratique, une démarche accessible et moderne qui concorde parfaitement avec l'idée grandissante qu'une vie épurée contribue non seulement à protéger l'environnement, mais aussi à inventer son propre bonheur et à veiller au bien-être de ses enfants. Fruit d'un cheminement réfléchi, l'approche de l'auteure a non seulement fait ses preuves, mais elle s'adapte aussi à une foule de réalités et exclut toute forme de pression ou de comparaison. Élisabeth accueille l'auditeur sans jugement, là où il se trouve et lui confie pensées inspirantes, trucs ingénieux, idées créatives et recettes écolos pour désencombrer la maison, adoucir la vie de famille et lui donner le goût de prendre vraiment soin de lui-même. Lui emboîter le pas, c'est tourner le dos au chaos et faire grande la place aux bonheurs simples.

©2018 Guy Saint-Jean Éditeur (P)2018 Éditions Alexandre Stanké

Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
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Speaking with Nature

4 ratings

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This audiobook is about connecting with nature and nature beings to help heal us and the earth. It: Provides experiential practices to communicate with nature and access the creative power of the earth. Shares transformative wisdom teachings from conversations with nature beings, such as snowy owl, snake, blackberry, mushroom, and glacial silt, exploring the role of each in bringing balance to the planet. Nature and the earth are conscious. They speak to us through our dreams, intuition, and deep longings. By opening our minds, hearts, and senses we can consciously awaken to the magic of the wild, the rhythms of nature, and the profound feminine wisdom of the earth. We can connect with nature spirits who have deep compassion and love for us, offering their guidance and support as we each make our journey through life.  Renowned shamanic teachers Sandra Ingerman and Llyn Roberts explain how anyone can access the spirit of nature whether through animals, plants, trees, or insects, or through other nature beings such as mist or sand. They share transformative wisdom teachings from their own conversations with nature spirits, such as snowy owl, snake, blackberry, mushroom, and glacial silt, revealing powerful lessons about the feminine qualities of nature and about the listener's role in the healing of the earth. They provide a wealth of experiential practices that allow each of us to connect with the creative power of nature. Full of rich imagery, these approaches can be used in a backyard, in the wilderness, in a city park, or even purely through imagination, allowing anyone to communicate with and seek guidance from nature beings no matter where you live.  By communing and musing with nature, we learn how to speak to the spirit that lives in all things, bringing balance to us and the planet. By tapping into the feminine wisdom of the earth, we evoke a deep sense of belonging with the natural world and cultivate our inner landscape, planting the seeds for harmony and a natural state of joy.   PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2015 Sandra Ingerman and Llyn Roberts. All Rights Reserved. (P)2019 Inner Traditions Audio. All Rights Reserved.

Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
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Backyard Homesteading

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If you are looking for a way to produce your own food, then pay attention.... In recent years we've seen trends in panic buying, chemicals infiltrating our produce, and our foods being processed with artificial products.  What's happened to the food we eat?  Homesteading is having a new surge in popularity as people look for more ways to become self-sustaining. You can learn all the basics to start a backyard homestead. That means you need not go buy a plot of land; instead, you can homestead with the very foundation of it in mind, use what you have on hand, and cultivate for the future. In part one, you'll discover: How to plan for a homestead that accommodates the size of your yard Seven of the best resources for new homesteaders or home farmers How to select your chickens and build a coop How to plan your garden throughout the year for a high yield Top 10 perennial vegetables to grow year-round How to make the most of your seeds and cultivars Mistakes to avoid that can lead to low-yield or no-yield seasons Cool tricks for growing your homestead without buying more property Part two of this audiobook will take you through: How to feed and take care of chicks and pullets How to feed and take care of layers How to feed and take care of broilers Plus, all the details you need to know when it comes to best practices in feeding When you have finished this audiobook, you'll understand how to create and plan a homestead, and how to maintain it in the months and years to come. There's no doubt that you can build the skill set necessary to cultivate the ground and develop your property into something that can sustain you and your family.  So if you want to learn more about creating your own backyard homestead, possibly with chickens, scroll up and click the “Buy Now” button!

©2020 Dion Rosser (P)2020 Dion Rosser

Narrator: Ivan Busenius
Author: Dion Rosser
Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
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Kiss the Ground

13 ratings

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Discover the hidden power soil has to reverse climate change and how a regenerative farming diet not only delivers us better health and wellness but also rebuilds our most precious resource - the very ground that feeds us. Josh Tickell, one of America's most celebrated documentary filmmakers and director of Fuel, has dedicated most of his life to saving the environment. Now, in Kiss the Ground, he explains an incredible truth: By changing our diets to a soil-nourishing, regenerative agriculture diet, we can reverse global warming, harvest healthy, abundant food, and eliminate the poisonous substances that are harming our children, our pets, our bodies, and ultimately our planet. Through fascinating and accessible interviews with celebrity chefs, ranchers, farmers, and top scientists, this remarkable book, soon to be a full-length documentary film narrated by Woody Harrelson, will teach you how to become an agent in humanity's single most important and time sensitive mission. Reverse climate change and effectively save the world - all through the choices you make in how and what to eat.

©2017 Joshua Dupre Tickell. All rights reserved. (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

Narrator: Josh Tickell
Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
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Cache Lake Country

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The classic chronicle of life and self-reliance in the great Northern Forest, now available in audio "Cache Lake Country is a gem for many reasons - a simple narrative, the ways in which it conveys the work-a-day joys and exertions of life in the wilderness, the woodscraft techniques it illustrates, and the slow and pleasurable way in which the soul of a serene man is revealed." (The New York Times)   Over half a century ago, John Rowlands set out by canoe into the wilds of Canada to survey land for a timber company. After paddling alone for several days, he came upon "the lake of my boyhood dreams", which he named Cache Lake because there was stored the best that the north had to offer-timber for a cabin; fish, game, and berries to live on; and the peace and contentment he felt he could not live without. This is his story, containing both folklore and philosophy, with wisdom about the woods and the demand therein for inventiveness. It includes directions for making moccasins, stoves, shelters, outdoor ovens, canoes, and hundreds of other ingenious and useful gadgets.

©1947, 1959 W. W. Norton and Company, Inc.; Introduction copyright 1990 by Verlyn Klinkenborg (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
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How to Be Alive

2 ratings

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The author of No Impact Man and founder of the No Impact Project returns with this trailblazing guide to living a meaningful and fulfilling life while also contributing to the well-being of our communities and the planet. When Colin Beavan embarked upon a yearlong experiment to lead a zero net-impact existence in the middle of New York City, he had no idea what a profound effect it would have upon himself and others around him. For Colin, the project - chronicled in a book, a documentary, and an ongoing lecture series - formed the basis of a radical "lifestyle redesign" that reached beyond just environmental activism. And, in the course of his travels and lectures, he encountered scores of people who were similarly breaking from traditional ideas about work, home, and even family in order to take their futures, and the planet's, in their own hands. In the process they made a startling discovery - a happier way of life that is also having a deeply positive impact on the world. For most of us, though, even contemplating this kind of transformation is overwhelming and confusing. In How to Be Alive, Beavan shares his insights on finding the path that's right for you. Drawing on everything from classic literature and philosophy to current science, and combining that with his own experiences alongside those of the many people he has met along the way, Colin explores a broad array of transformational lifestyle adjustments - small and large - that offer security and meaning in a world confronted by ecological crises, economic upheaval, and ongoing war and social injustice. In the process, he helps listeners embark on the quest for "good" lives of their own - lives better for both them and the planet.

©2016 Colin Beavan (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Colin Beavan
Author: Colin Beavan
Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
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Permaculture

1 rating

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Discover the secrets of permaculture and build a self-sufficient, sustainable life! Are you interested in exploring the world of permaculture, but you’re not sure where to begin? Do you want to save money, stop being dependent on grocery stores, and build a thriving, sustainable existence? Then this audiobook is for you. In 2013, Detroit went bankrupt, and food quickly disappeared from the shelves. Crisis! What was their solution? They avoided disaster by embracing permaculture - an incredible way of creating sustainable development through healthy food. With energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly urban vegetable gardens, they saved their city through ingenuity and resilience. Now, this practical guide unveils the secrets of permaculture, offering you a detailed plan for embracing this amazing concept and building an organic garden through regenerative agriculture. Covering the fundamentals of self-sufficiency, this guidebook is perfect for anyone who wants to build a sustainable future. Here’s just a little of what you’ll discover: Understanding regeneration, resilience, and the principles of permaculture An exploration of the factors that define ecosystems How to use (and value) renewable resources The best soil improvement strategy Surprising reasons why animals could be your permaculture allies Why permaculture could revolutionize the concept of “green cities” and the “social community” Simple ways to apply permaculture to your garden And much more... With a wealth of advice behind permaculture, as well as practical ways to build terraces, raised beds, and incorporate these ideas into your garden, now it’s never been easier to discover how you can become self-sufficient. Special bonus sections included: "Introduction to Green House" and "Raising Farm Animals". Buy the audiobook and get a free PDF version. Discover the world of permaculture today! Buy now and get your copy! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Francis Field (P)2020 Francis Field

Narrator: KC Wayman
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
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Vitamin N

1 rating

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From the author of the New York Times best seller that defined nature-deficit disorder and launched the international children-and-nature movement, Vitamin N (for "nature") is a complete prescription for connecting with the power and joy of the natural world right now, with 500 activities for children and adults. Dozens of inspiring and thought-provoking essays. Scores of informational websites. Down-to-earth advice. Vitamin N is a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive, and practical guidebook for the whole family and the wider community, including tips not only for parents eager to share nature with their kids but also for those seeking nature-smart schools, medical professionals, and even careers. It is a dose of pure inspiration, reminding us that looking up at the stars or taking a walk in the woods is as exhilarating as it is essential - at any age.

©2016 Richard Louv (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: Barry Abrams
Author: Richard Louv
Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
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Teaming with Microbes

12 ratings

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When we use chemical fertilizers, we injure the microbial life that sustains plants and then become increasingly dependent on an arsenal of toxic substances. Teaming with Microbes offers an alternative to this vicious circle and details how to garden in a way that strengthens, rather than destroys, the soil food web. You’ll discover that healthy soil is teeming with life - not just earthworms and insects, but a staggering multitude of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms.  This must-have guide is for everyone, from those devoted to organic gardening techniques to weekend gardeners who simply want to grow healthy plants without resorting to chemicals.

©2010 Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Chris Lutkin
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
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Agriculture Course

2 ratings

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When Rudolf Steiner gave these lectures 80 years ago, industrial farming was on the rise and organic methods were being replaced in the name of science, efficiency, and technology. With the widespread alarm over the quality of food in recent years, and the growth of the organic movement and its mainstream acceptance, perceptions are changing. The qualitative aspect of food is once again on the agenda, and in this context Rudolf Steiner's only course of lectures on agriculture is critical to the current debate.  With these talks, Steiner created and launched "biodynamic" farming - a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as "premium organic". However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and spiritual entities. To facilitate this, Steiner prescribes specific "preparations" for the soil, as well as other distinct methods born from his profound understanding of the material, as well as spiritual worlds. He presents a comprehensive picture of the complex dynamic relationships at work in nature and gives basic indications of the practical measures, which are necessary for bringing them into full play.  This audio edition, complete and unabridged, is read by respected actor and speech teacher Peter Bridgmont, author of Liberation of the Actor.

©2014 Rudolf Steiner Press Ltd. (P)2014 Rudolf Steiner Press Ltd.

Narrator: Peter Bridgmont
Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
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Simply Clean

3 ratings

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From the cleaning and home-keeping expert and creator of the wildly popular Clean Mama blog comes a simple and accessible cleaning guide with a proven step-by-step schedule for tidying a home in just 10 minutes a day. Becky Rapinchuk, the "Clean Mama", understands that many people don't have enough time, organizational skills, or homemaking habits to have a constantly clean and decluttered living space. In Simply Clean, she can help you effortlessly maintain a tidy house and build habits to become a "clean person" - no matter how messy you may naturally be! Along with a 7-Day Simply Clean Kickstart and a 28-Day Simply Clean Challenge, Rapinchuk includes plans for customizing the Simply Clean Routine to fit the busiest of schedules and any type or size of home. This guide also contains step-by-step tutorials for cleaning hard-to-clean spaces; dozens of recipes for organic, environmentally conscious cleaning supplies; and many of Rapinchuk's famous checklists, schedules, and habit trackers. It really is possible - in just 10 minutes a day, you can create a cleaner, happier home!

©2017 Becky Rapinchuk (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Narrator: Madeleine Maby
Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
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Zero Waste Home

70 ratings

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In Zero Waste Home, Bea Johnson shares the story of how she simplified her life by reducing her waste. Today, Bea, her husband, Scott, and their two young sons produce just one quart of garbage a year, and their overall quality of life has changed for the better. They now have more time together, they've cut their annual spending by a remarkable 40 percent, and they are healthier than they've ever been. This book shares essential how-to advice, secrets, and insights based on Bea's experience. She demystifies the process of going Zero Waste with hundreds of easy tips for sustainable living that even the busiest people can integrate: from making your own mustard, to packing kids' lunches without plastic, to canceling your junk mail, to enjoying the holidays without the guilt associated with overconsumption. Zero Waste Home is a stylish and relatable step-by-step guide that will give you the practical tools to help you improve your health, save money and time, and achieve a brighter future for your family - and the planet.

©2013 Bea Johnson (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Henrietta Meire
Author: Bea Johnson
Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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The Intelligent Gardener

3 ratings

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Beyond organic - a practical guide to nutrient-dense food Vegetables, fruits, and grains are a major source of vital nutrients, but centuries of intensive agriculture have depleted our soils to historic lows. As a result, the broccoli you consume today may have less than half the vitamins and minerals that the equivalent serving would have contained a hundred years ago.  This is a matter of serious concern, since poor nutrition has been linked to myriad health problems including cancer, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. For optimum health we must increase the nutrient density of our foods to the levels enjoyed by previous generations. To grow produce of the highest nutritional quality the essential minerals lacking in our soil must be replaced, but this re-mineralization calls for far more attention to detail than the simple addition of composted manure or NPK fertilizers.  The Intelligent Gardener demystifies the process, while simultaneously debunking much of the false and misleading information perpetuated by both the conventional and organic agricultural movements. In doing so, it conclusively establishes the link between healthy soil, healthy food, and healthy people.

©2013 Steve Solomon (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Matthew Boston
Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Bokashi Composting: Scraps to Soil in Weeks

1 rating

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Bokashi is Japanese for "fermented organic matter". Bokashi composting is a safe, quick, and convenient way to compost in your kitchen, garage, or apartment using a specific group of microorganisms to anaerobically ferment all food waste (including meat and dairy). Since the process takes place in a closed system, insects and smell are controlled, making it ideal for urban or business settings. The process is very fast, with compost usually ready to be integrated into your soil or garden in around two weeks. While bokashi has enjoyed great popularity in many parts of the world, it is still relatively unknown in North America. From scraps to soil, Bokashi Composting is the complete, step-by-step, do-it-yourself guide to this amazing process, with comprehensive information covering: Background - the history, development, and scientific basis of the technique Getting started - composting with commercially available products or homemade systems Making your own - system plans and bokashi bran recipes using common materials and locally sourced ingredients Growing - improving your soil with fermented compost and bokashi "juice" This essential guide is a must-listen for gardeners, homeowners, apartment dwellers, traditional composters, and anyone who wants a safe, simple, and convenient way to keep kitchen waste out of the landfill. Adam Footer is a permaculture designer with a focus on soil building, food forestry, cover crops, water conservation and harvesting, and natural farming. He is a tireless promoter of bokashi to maximize the recycling of food waste and runs the website bokashicomposting.com.

©2013 New Society Publishing (P)2018 Adam Footer

Narrator: Diego Footer
Author: Adam Footer
Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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The Conundrum

22 ratings

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Hybrid cars, fast trains, compact florescent lightbulbs, solar panels, carbon offsets: Everything you've been told about being green is wrong. The quest for a breakthrough battery or a 100-mpg car is a dangerous fantasy. We are consumers, and we like to consume greenly and efficiently. But David Owen argues that our best intentions are still at cross-purposes to our true goal: living sustainably while caring for our environment and the future of the planet. Efficiency, once considered the holy grail of our environmental problems, turns out to be part of the problem - we have little trouble turning increases in efficiency into increases in consumption. David Owen's elegant narrative, filled with fascinating information and anecdotes, takes you through the history of energy and the quest for efficiency. Owen introduces the listener to some of the smartest people working on solving our energy problems. He details the arguments of efficiency's proponents and its antagonists - and in the process overturns most traditional wisdom about being green. This is a book that will change how you look at the world. Scientific geniuses will not invent our way out of the energy and economic crisis we're in. We already have the technology and knowledge we need to live sustainably. But will we do it? That is the conundrum.

©2011 David Owen (P)2012 Tantor

Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
Author: David Owen
Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Organic Gardening

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There is a growing trend toward people who want to lead safe and sustainable lives. This movement starts in the garden for many people and passes into the kitchen and household. There are easy ways you can organically garden and begin your journey toward a happier and healthier lifestyle. In some degree, the start of an organic garden is close to that of other styles of gardens. There are, however, underlying variations, too. Because, an organic garden is not actually using chemical fertilizers and manures, you will have to rely much more on the natural resources. Starting an organic garden includes mainly harnessing all available natural resources to ensure plants grow and remain healthy. Therefore, from selecting plant types to selecting the garden site, each step is critical to an organic garden's health. And in this audiobook, you will learn: What are the basis of organic gardening Why you should garden organically How to work with your soil How to utilize organic fertilizer What are the essential materials and tools for your organic garden How to select the best crops for your organic garden How to manage your crops effectively How to get rid of insects and pest And many more! Simply put, organic gardening is your path to an environmentally sustainable gardening style and to people. Anyone can do this to build and maintain any garden style at any location. Control is in your possession for a better future.

©2020 John Edwards (P)2020 John Edwards

Narrator: Dennis Caldwell
Author: John Edwards
Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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The Market Gardener

19 ratings

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Growing on just one and a half acres, owners Jean-Martin and Maude-Helène feed more than 200 families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stands and supply their signature mesclun salad mix to dozens of local establishments. The secret of their success is the low-tech, high-yield production methods they've developed by focusing on growing better rather than growing bigger, making their operation more lucrative and viable in the process. The Market Gardener is a compendium of proven horticultural techniques and innovative growing methods. This complete guide is packed with practical information on: Setting-up a micro-farm by designing biologically intensive cropping systems, all with negligible capital outlay Farming without a tractor and minimizing fossil fuel inputs through the use of the best hand tools, appropriate machinery, and minimum tillage practices Growing mixed vegetables systematically with attention to weed and pest management, crop yields, harvest periods, and pricing approaches Inspired by the French intensive tradition of maraichage and by iconic American vegetable grower Eliot Coleman, author and farmer Jean-Martin shows by example how to start a market garden and make it both very productive and profitable. Making a living wage farming without big capital outlay or acreages may be closer than you think. Jean-Martin Fortier is a passionate advocate of strong local food systems and founder of Les Jardins de la Grelinette, an internationally recognized model for successful bio-intensive micro-farming.

©2014 Jean-Martin Fortier (P)2016 West Coast Permaculture

Narrator: Diego Footer
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Folks, This Ain't Normal

52 ratings

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From farmer Joel Salatin's point of view, life in the 21st century just ain't normal. Here, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love. Salatin has many thoughts on what normal is and shares practical and philosophical ideas for changing our lives in small ways that have big impacts. >Salatin, hailed by the New York Times as "Virginia's most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson [and] the high priest of the pasture", and profiled in the Academy Award-nominated documentary Food, Inc. and the best-selling book The Omnivore's Dilemma, understands what food should be: wholesome, seasonal, raised naturally, procured locally, prepared lovingly, and eaten with a profound reverence for the circle of life. And his message doesn't stop there. From child-rearing to creating quality family time, to respecting the environment, Salatin writes with a wicked sense of humor and true storyteller's knack for the revealing anecdote. Salatin's crucial message and distinctive voice - practical, provocative, scientific, and down-home philosophical in equal measure - makes Folks, This Ain't Normal a must-listen book.

©2011 Joel Salatin (P)2011 Hachette

Narrator: Joel Salatin
Author: Joel Salatin
Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
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Connecting with Life: Finding Nature in an Urban World

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In his debut book, Martin Summer aims to help listeners find nature in an urban world. He discusses how our modern lives differ from the lifestyles of our ancestors. He then proceeds to cover six big problems of urbanization and their destructive impact on our lives. Practical solutions follow each discussed danger. In the next part of the book, the author reveals what connecting with nature means in today's world and why it's possible to do so even in a big city. Summer provides easy and fun ideas to use all the senses on your natural outings. He discusses the tricky subject of finding a compromise between technology and nature. Through 10 elements, he explains how to turn your home into a nature-friendly oasis. Lastly, he emphasizes the importance of nature stewardship and how to espouse it in your everyday life. If you’re wishing to develop a deeper connection with life around you, Connecting with Life is the blueprint you need.

©2020 Martin Summer (P)2020 Martin Summer

Narrator: Adam Barr
Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Compact Farms

1 rating

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Compact Farms is a guide for anyone dreaming of starting, expanding, or perfecting a profitable farming enterprise on five acres or less.  The farm plans explain how to harness an area's water supply, orientation, and geography in order to maximize efficiency and productivity while minimizing effort. Profiles of well-known farmers such as Eliot Coleman and Jean-Martin Fortier show that farming on a small scale in any region, in both urban and rural settings, can provide enough income to turn the endeavor from hobby to career. These real-life plans and down-and-dirty advice will equip you with everything you need to actually realize your farm dreams.

©2017 Josh Volk (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: David Marantz
Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Off-Grid Boondock Camping

Summary

Interested in full time boondocking, but don’t know where to start? A lot of people are interested in downsizing their lifestyle by jumping into full time boondocking. Exploring, adventuring, and freedom - who doesn’t want to try it? But, of course, getting started is always the hardest part. That’s why we’ve made it easier by covering all the important topics on what it takes to go boondocking full time in your RV or van.  By covering all the basics, we’ve made boondocking full-time one short and easy step away. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Judson Crawford (P)2021 Judson Crawford

Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
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Plastic-Free

4 ratings

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Like many people, Beth Terry didn't think an individual could have much impact on the environment. But while laid up after surgery, she read an article about the staggering amount of plastic polluting the oceans and decided then and there to kick her plastic habit. Now she wants to teach you how you can too. In her quirky and humorous style - well known to the fans of her popular blog, My Plastic-Free Life - Terry provides personal anecdotes, stats about the environmental and health problems related to plastic, and personal solutions and tips on how to limit your plastic footprint. Terry includes handy lists and charts for easy reference, ways to get involved in larger community actions, and profiles of individuals - Plastic-Free Heroes - who have gone beyond personal solutions to create a change on a larger scale. Plastic-Free also includes chapters on letting go of eco-guilt, strategies for coping with overwhelming problems, and ways to relate to other people who aren't as far along on the plastic-free path. Both a practical guide and the story of a personal journey from helplessness to empowerment, Plastic-Free is a must-listen for anyone concerned about the ongoing health and happiness of themselves, their children, and the planet.

©2012 Beth Terry (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Beth Terry
Author: Beth Terry
Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Tiny Homes

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The A-Z of tiny living is exactly what it promises! A comprehensive look at all things related to tiny living. Here are some of the things you’ll discover in this audiobook: How to decide what kind of home suits your needs Why you should consider micro-living How changing your home can help you expand your job opportunities Which eco-toilet options are best for your new home Is there an option for you if you have a small budget? How does micro-living affect your health? What are zoning laws and do they apply to you? Some audiobooks about tiny homes are filled with plans to build your house and what materials to use. This audiobook will show you how to research plans and choose the most effective ways to build. Maybe you fancy a tiny home with a twist! Find out what is available and how to explore every option. From tiny home communities to roaming the country visiting state and local parks, from living on a houseboat to residing in a yurt, this audiobook covers it all! If you need a handy guide to tiny living, then this audiobook is for you! Make it your go-to option whenever you need information about tiny homes. Tiny home living isn’t just a movement, it’s a fun, inexpensive way of living. Buy now to get started on your new adventure!

©2020 Timothy Williams (P)2021 Timothy Williams

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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The Story of Stuff

5 ratings

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How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health - and a Vision for Change

We have a problem with Stuff. With just 5 percent of the world's population, were consuming 30 percent of the world's resources and creating 30 percent of the worlds waste. If everyone consumed at U.S. rates, we would need three to five planets!

This alarming fact drove Annie Leonard to create the Internet film sensation The Story of Stuff, which has been viewed over 10 million times by people around the world. In her sweeping, groundbreaking book of the same name, Leonard tracks the life of the Stuff we use every day where our cotton T-shirts, laptop computers, and aluminum cans come from, how they are produced, distributed, and consumed, and where they go when we throw them out. Like Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, The Story of Stuffis a landmark book that will change the way people think and the way they live.

Leonard's message is startlingly clear: we have too much Stuff, and too much of it is toxic. Outlining the five stages of our consumption-driven economy from extraction through production, distribution, consumption, and disposal, she vividly illuminates its frightening repercussions. Visiting garbage dumps and factories around the world, Leonard reveals the true story behind our possessions why it's cheaper to replace a broken TV than to fix it; how the promotion of "perceived obsolescence" encourages us to toss out everything from shoes to cell phones while they're still in perfect shape; and how factory workers in Haiti, mine workers in Congo, and everyone who lives and works within this system pay for our cheap goods with their health, safety, and quality of life. Meanwhile we, as consumers, are compromising our health and well-being, whether it's through neurotoxins in our pillows or lead leaching into our kids food from their lunch boxes and all this Stuff isn't even making us happier!

©2010 Annie Leonard (P)2010 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: Annie Leonard
Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Organic Gardening: 5 Books in 1

Summary

If you're ready for a fun-filled and deliciously satisfying project to dig into - literally! - then now is the time to embark upon the joyful challenge of growing your own fruits and vegetables - organically and healthfully - at home. This audiobook will guide you through the process, from the basics of why and how to the fruitful activities of harvesting and preserving.... Organic Gardening gets you started on this journey through the seasons, where you'll learn everything from how to tackle the most practical basics, to how to cultivate the most enjoyable results. There are many important reasons to grow your own fruits and vegetables organically, from providing personal nourishment to contributing to an ethically sustainable environment.... This five-in-one series includes the following five audiobooks:  1. Organic Gardening for Beginners: Learn How to Easily Start and Run Your Own Organic Garden, and How to Grow Your Own Organic Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs! 2. Organic Vegetable Gardening: Beginner's Guide to Quickly Learn and Master How to Grow Your Own Vegetables and How to Start a Healthy Garden at Home 3. Hydroponics: Beginner’s Guide to Quickly Start Growing Your Own Vegetables, Fruits, & Herbs and Learn How to Build Your Own Hydroponics Home Gardening System 4. Aquaponics: Beginner’s Guide to Building Your Own Aquaponics Garden System that Will Grow Organic Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs and Raising Fish with Your Own Aquaponics Home Gardening System 5. Greenhouse Gardening: Beginner's Guide to Growing Your Own Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs All Year-Round and Learn How to Quickly Build Your Own Greenhouse Garden Get your copy of Organic Gardening today!

©2019 Rachel Martin (P)2019 Rachel Martin

Narrator: Lizzie Richards
Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Mini Farming

5 ratings

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Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family's food on just a quarter acre - and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything you need to know to get started: buying and saving seeds, starting seedlings, establishing raised beds, soil fertility practices, composting, dealing with pest and disease problems, crop rotation, farm planning, and much more. Because self-sufficiency is the objective, subjects such as raising backyard chickens and home canning are also covered along with numerous methods for keeping costs down and production high. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2010 Brett L. Markham (P)2017 Tantor

Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Psilocybin Mushrooms

1 rating

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Psilocybin mushrooms are fungi containing the natural psychotic psilocybin compound, which is capable of producing intense hallucinations and spiritual encounters as well as other effects. This audiobook is the perfect guide for you to learn everything you need to know about magic mushrooms. From the science behind it, the effects, all the way to growing your own magic mushrooms in your home. This audiobook will contain all the necessary information you need to properly grow magic mushrooms successfully and how to use them as well. Over recent years, there has been an increase in research studies done on magic mushrooms and their health benefits. Nevertheless, psilocybin mushrooms are not only a drug and sacrament. They have been used in therapeutic environments to treat several ailments and disorders, including headache of clusters, obsessive-compulsive disorders, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and dependence, and the recent resurgence in therapeutic effects of psilocybin showed promising results. This audiobook will cover these following topics: Biology of mushrooms What is psilocybin mushroom? Health benefits psilocybin mushroom Finding psilocybin mushroom Psilocybin truffles and psilocybin mushrooms Lysergic acid diethlyamide (LSD) and psilocybin mushrooms Preparing for psychedelic trip Growing psilocybin mushrooms How to prepare psilocybin mushrooms for microdosing Healthy and tasty magic mushroom recipes So if you are ready to learn more about the magic mushroom and how you can utilize its many effects, purchase Psilocybin Mushrooms: The Essential Guide to Growing and Using Magic Mushrooms and begin your journey of using this natural psychedelic!

©2020 Roland Sheils (P)2020 Rolad Sheils

Narrator: Orlena Cain
Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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The One-Straw Revolution

30 ratings

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Call it "Zen and the Art of Farming" or a "Little Green Book", Masanobu Fukuoka's manifesto about farming, eating, and the limits of human knowledge presents a radical challenge to the global systems we rely on for our food. At the same time, it is a spiritual memoir of a man whose innovative system of cultivating the earth reflects a deep faith in the wholeness and balance of the natural world. As Wendell Berry writes in his preface, the book "is valuable to us because it is at once practical and philosophical. It is an inspiring, necessary book about agriculture because it is not just about agriculture." Trained as a scientist, Fukuoka rejected both modern agribusiness and centuries of agricultural practice, deciding instead that the best forms of cultivation mirror nature's own laws. Over the next three decades, he perfected his so-called "do-nothing" technique: commonsense, sustainable practices that all but eliminate the use of pesticides, fertilizer, tillage, and, perhaps, most significantly, wasteful effort. Whether you're a guerrilla gardener or a kitchen gardener, dedicated to slow food or simply looking to live a healthier life, you will find something here - you may even be moved to start a revolution of your own.

©1978 Masanobu Fukuoka; "To My Readers" copyright 1986 by Masanobu Fukuoka (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: David Shih
Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Vegetable Gardening for Beginners: How to Grow Organic Vegetables at Home, No Matter Where You Live

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Have you ever wanted to grow fresh, healthy vegetables at home, but don't know how? Vegetable Gardening for Beginners is the perfect place to start.  The good news is, you can grow your own organic vegetables everywhere, anywhere, and anytime.  With the vast amount of options available, there are no limitations. The problem is that it can be overwhelming for a beginner to know where to start or what solutions are available for them. This audiobook is the ultimate overview of what is out there, so that you can start as a gardener and navigate the world of gardening with ease. Grow fruits, herbs, and vegetables! Vegetable Gardening for Beginners includes: Raised bed gardening for beginners - getting more control of your plants and their environment with raised bed gardening. Vertical gardening for beginners - the advantages of growing food upwards, finding space where there is none, and maximizing food production. Hydroponics for beginners - ways to grow food without using land or soil. Backyard homesteading for beginners - turning your backyard into an organic farm. Rooftop and balcony gardening - turning bland, concrete spaces into beautiful spaces teeming with life. A guide to urban homesteading. How to control pests organically - natural solutions for pest problems that avoid the occurrence of pesticide residue, making your meals a lot healthier for consumption and keeping your vegetables bug-free without chemicals. Companion planting - planting combinations that will help you get the best out of your crops and protect them from pests. Buy this audiobook now!

©2020 Jill Smith (P)2020 Jill Smith

Narrator: Joe Wosik
Author: Jill Smith
Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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American Hemp

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December of 2018 marked a largely unprecedented victory for cannabis. The 2018 Farm Bill passed, and, with it, hemp became legal. What the federal government listed for decades as a schedule 1 narcotic was finally classified as an agricultural crop, giving great promise to the rise of a new American hemp industry. Filled with catchall research, American Hemp examines what this new domestic crop can be used for, what makes it a superior product, and what made it illegal in the first place; the book also delves into the many health and medical benefits of the plant. Hobbs weighs in on how hemp can improve existing industries, from farming to energy to 3D printing, plus how it can make a serious impact on climate change by removing toxins from the soil and by decreasing our dependence on plastics and fossil fuels. American Hemp lays out where we are as a nation on expanding this entirely new (yet ancient) domestic industry while optimistically reasoning that by sowing hemp, we can grow a better future and save the planet in the process.

©2019 Jen Hobbs (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Author: Jen Hobbs
Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Organic Vegetable Gardening

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Organic Vegetable Gardening gets you started on your organic gardening journey through the seasons, where you'll learn everything from how to tackle the most practical basics, to how to cultivate the most enjoyable results. There are many important reasons to grow your own vegetables organically, from providing personal nourishment to contributing to an ethically sustainable environment... In this audiobook you'll learn: The Basics of Why and How: not only a compelling list of reasons to propel you into breaking ground for your garden, but also a basic step-by-step guide on how to get started Soil and Seeds: not only how to coax the best out of your soil, but also specific advice on how to make your own compost bin out of easily acquired materials, as well as tips on how to get the best seeds Vegetable Victory: a list of some of the best plants for your organic garden through all the seasons, as well as some information on companion planting and maximizing space Preparing for Pests: how to control pests and combat diseases organically Healthy Harvest: the basics on weeding and pruning, as well as lots of ideas on how to use all the beautiful produce you grow, including numerous easy recipe methods for each and every plant listed Preserving Your Produce: never waste a thing! Canning, freezing, dehydrating, smoking, and fermenting are all ways to extend the life of your harvest, with more recipes to guide you Sustaining the Seasons: how to make the most of winter, spring, summer, and fall Imagining Your Impact: taking stock of your accomplishments and appreciating your efforts And so much more! Get Organic Vegetable Gardening today!

©2019 Rachel Martin (P)2019 Rachel Martin

Narrator: Lizzie Richards
Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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The Good, the Bad & the Tiny

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An honest, warts-and-all story of a 20-something couple's journey of pursuing their dream to live in a tiny house on wheels. The odyssey follows the pair relocating from a field in the Wisconsin Northwoods to a suburban backyard in Colorado, a forest nook in the Rocky Mountains, and to, finally, their own slice of heaven.  From being homeless and living in a truck to an unexpected state of contentment, Hannah shares an intimate look at their struggles, joys, and the gratitude they have for everything they experienced.

©2020 Hannah Cole (P)2021 Hannah Cole

Narrator: Hannah Cole
Author: Hannah Cole
Length: 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Harvest for Hope

3 ratings

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Renowned scientist and best-selling author Jane Goodall delivers an eye-opening and empowering book that explores the social and personal significance of what we eat. In Harvest for Hope, Jane Goodall presents an empowering and far-reaching vision for social and environmental transformation through the way we produce and consume the foods we eat. In clear, well-organized chapters that include "The Organic Boom" and "Thinking Globally, Eating Locally", readers will discover the dangers behind many of today's foods, along with the extraordinary individual and worldwide benefits of eating locally grown, organic produce. For anyone who has ever wanted to know how they can take a stand for a more sustainable world, Harvest for Hope reveals the healthy choices that will support the greater good.

©2005 Jane Goodall and Gary McAvoy. All Rights Reserved. (P)2005 Time Warner AudioBooks. A division of Time Warner Book Group.

Narrator: Tippi Hedren
Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Backyard Homesteading & Mini Farming

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Produce all the food you need and become self-sufficient with sustainable, low-effort, and high-yield mini farming and homesteading techniques. Have you ever considered growing your own crops and raising domestic animals for food and profit but don't know where to start?  Do you want to put an end to your dependence on pesticide-packed, hormone-enhanced, and genetically modified produce? If yes, then keep reading... In this bundle, you're going to discover everything you need to become self-sufficient and put fresh, unadulterated food on your table with proven homesteading techniques and foolproof mini farming methods, transforming your backyard into your very own grocery store. This special bundle contains all the practical knowledge you need to become highly self-sufficient. It has the following books: Backyard Homesteading Mini Farming In Backyard Homesteading, you're going to discover: Surefire tips to pick the perfect spot in your home backyard to start your garden Simple steps to help you set up your very first backyard garden to ensure a healthy, bountiful yield Foolproof strategies to help you maintain a healthy soil that is just right for your plants Step-by-step instructions to build and set up your own barn or convert a prefabricated shed into a barn Everything you need to know about efficiently raising healthy chickens, goat, cattle, and bees in your backyard for fun and profit And lots more! Finally, here's what you're going to learn in Mini Farming: Six reasons to choose the mini-farming approach instead of the time-consuming and labor-intensive traditional farming The different cropping systems and how to choose the best suitable cropping system for your own needs How to quickly and effectively set up raised garden beds quickly and inexpensively A crash guide to all you need to know about hydroponics gardening and growing your favorite plants indoors Proven steps to help you grow some of the most profitable crops in your own backyard or quarter-acre And tons more! Whether you want to live off the grid and turn your back against the trappings of civilization, or you simply want to reduce your dependence on big agriculture and its chemical-laden products, this special bundle has everything you need to become self-sufficient, even if you've never been a farmer or gardener before. Ready to make the most out of your backyard and hone your gardening skills? Scroll to the top of the page and click the "buy now" to get started today!

©2021 Luke Smith (P)2021 Luke Smith

Narrator: Mark Felton
Author: Luke Smith
Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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The Prepper's Water Survival Guide

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No source is left untapped in this all-encompassing guide to supplying lifesaving water after a disaster. You can survive up to three weeks without food but only three days without water! When catastrophe strikes, having enough water can spell the difference between life and death. The Prepper's Water Survival Guide offers a step-by-step plan with straightforward information you can easily follow. Thanks to this audiobook's laser-focus on water, you'll quickly learn how to:   Store fresh water   Collect rainwater   Purify water from lakes and rivers   Dig a well for groundwater   In addition to harvesting water, you'll gain the tools to keep large stores untainted for long periods of time, test the water you collect for dangerous toxins, and treat water-related illnesses that are commonly contracted during a disaster.

©2015 Daisy Luther (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Emily Durante
Author: Daisy Luther
Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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50 Things to Know About Becoming a Vegan

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Veganism has gone mainstream. There are vegan butchers, vegan shampoos, vegan substitutes in fast-food restaurants, vegan everything! But veganism is more than a diet. Once you cast a critical eye on the contents of your fridge, your gaze will inevitably expand to everything else around you. So, where do you go from here? 50 Things to Know About Becoming a Vegan digs deeply into the key questions budding vegans ask themselves and places this “philosophy of kindness” in a broader context. Explore the writer’s personal journey and get a firm grasp of the essentials, from nutrition to communication, budgeting, and self-care, but also learn to consider the more profound considerations. Why is veganism alone not enough? What is enough? What if I can’t be perfect? How can we advocate for real change? How is intensive farming harming not just the animals, but our vulnerable communities, our wallets, our humanity? Get a head-start with this practical guide and change more than just yourself!

©2020 CZYK Publishing (P)2021 CZYK Publishing

Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Marijuana Growing Secrets

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Who is ready to start their cannabis growing journey? The sacrifice for growing Marijuana plants will be amply repaid, listening to this guide you will learn the most hidden secrets for home and personal cultivation, following the allowed guidelines, which vary for each country. Although authentic, some people do not grow cannabis due to the intuition that it is too annoying, expensive, or boring. Don't let others' lack of desire weaken you, however, whenever cannabis is grown correctly, it can be fun and financially beneficial. Everyone should grow their perfect cannabis, which is why we have chosen to present you a complete manual for pot development done explicitly considering soft foot growers with basic growing information that will allow you to familiarize yourself with the benefits and tips of the various techniques. development how to amplify plant yields and growth times the best strategies for harvesting, drying, curing, and many other informative things are discussed. This audiobook is for educational purposes only. Below are the main topics you will learn in it: How to choose the location for growing marijuana plants? How to maintain the temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide level in the area where you will grow plants? How to grow organic marijuana or how to grow marijuana using fertilizers? Different cultivation techniques are discussed Harvesting and drying process of the crop Commercial uses of cannabis Medical uses of cannabis Indoor and outdoor cultivation of marijuana. This audiobook is a detailed guide on how to choose seeds for growing cannabis, what tools are needed, how to maintain the environment of the area where you want to grow the plants, and also discusses many techniques for growing indoor and outdoor marijuana.

©2021 Susanne Parker (P)2021 Susanne Parker

Narrator: Anthony Pattee
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Green Metropolis

3 ratings

Summary

In this remarkable challenge to conventional thinking about the environment, David Owen argues that the greenest community in the United States is not Portland, Oregon, or Snowmass, Colorado, but New York City.Most Americans think of crowded cities as ecological nightmares - as wastelands of concrete and garbage and diesel fumes and traffic jams. Yet residents of compact urban centers, David Owen shows, individually consume less oil, electricity, and water than other Americans. They live in smaller spaces, discard less trash, and, most important of all, spend far less time in automobiles. Residents of Manhattan - the most densely populated place in North America - rank first in public-transit use and last in per-capita greenhouse gas production, and they consume gasoline at a rate that the country as a whole hasn't matched since the mid-1920s, when the most widely owned car in the United States was the Model T. They are also among the only people in the United States for whom walking is still an important means of daily transportation.These achievements are not accidents. Spreading people thinly across the countryside may make them feel green, but it doesn't reduce the damage they do to the environment. In fact, it increases the damage, while also making the problems they cause harder to see and to address. Owen contends that the environmental problem we face, at the current stage of our assault on the world's nonrenewable resources, is not how to make teeming cities more like the pristine countryside. The problem is how to make other settled places more like Manhattan, whose residents presently come closer than any other Americans to meeting environmental goals that all of us, eventually, will have to come to terms with.

©2009 David Owen (P)2009 Tantor Media

Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
Author: David Owen
Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Going Off the Grid

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Is city life fencing you in? Break free of the daily grind with off-the-grid solutions for a simpler, stress-free tomorrow. Are you overworked and overcrowded? Do you dream of dropping off the radar? Do you crave the peace of mind that only nature can provide? Fitness and military intelligence expert Gary Collins has helped thousands of people roam free with firsthand advice shared on his popular website. And now he's here to help you reclaim your independence.  Going Off the Grid: The How-To Book of Simple Living and Happiness contains step-by-step instructions for creating your self-sustaining refuge in the untamed wild or the blacktop jungle. Through Collins' methods, you'll identify and purge unnecessary stressors from your everyday life. You'll also learn the basics of off-the-grid living from home construction to energy alternatives, from sewage disposal to internet access.  In Going Off the Grid, you'll discover: How to downsize your current living conditions for a clutter-free future Techniques for simplifying your hectic schedule so you can enjoy life's simple pleasures How to find the ideal off-the-grid property that will meet your every need Common types of building techniques and materials for high energy efficiency and insulation Fun and informative stories detailing Collins' off-the-grid nomadic lifestyle and much, much more!

©2017 Gary Collins (P)2021 OrangeSky Audio

Narrator: Todd Waites
Author: Gary Collins
Length: Less than 1 minute
Available on Audible
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Living Off the Grid

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If you want to discover how to live off-grid without sacrificing the things you love, then pay attention.... Do you want to become a homesteader?  Have you already bought property and tried to make a living from your off-grid lifestyle?  Whether you already have experience or you are looking to learn the basics to live off-grid, this audiobook offers more than 50 ways to become a successful off-grid dweller.  You’ll learn how to live off-grid without sacrificing the things you love. You will feel closer to your family and to the land, where you know you are doing your part to reduce climate change and help to create a more sustainable life.  in this guide you will discover: What living off the grid means. If you are cut out for living off-grid and out of the city. The positive and negative elements of living off the grid. What you need to begin your journey. How to create the best layout for your homestead. Why and how to choose the style of your structure that will benefit your off-grid needs. The water and sewer choices you have, including those you might not know about. The most reliable sources of heat and electricity for off grid living. Why gardening for your food supply works well, even with limited acreage. How to raise livestock for food. How to preserve the foods you grow. How to make money from your homestead to help you sustain a comfortable lifestyle. And much more! With this handy audiobook, you can finally make the inconceivable a believable way of life. With examples from real-life situations and advice compiled from experts and beginners, your journey into off-grid living is only one step away.  Get this audiobook now to learn how to be self-sufficient and live off the land.

©2021 Dion Rosser (P)2021 Dion Rosser

Narrator: Ivan Busenius
Author: Dion Rosser
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Tiny Homes: 3 in 1

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The A-Z of Tiny Living is exactly what it promises! A comprehensive look at all things related to tiny living.  Here are some of the things you’ll discover in this book:  How to decide what kind of home suits your needs.  Why you should consider micro-living.  How changing your home can help you expand your job opportunities.  Which eco-toilet options are best for your new home.  Is there an option for you if you have a small budget?  How does micro-living affect your health?  What are zoning laws and do they apply to you?  Some books about tiny homes are filled with plans to build your house and what materials to use. This book will show you how to research plans and choose the most effective ways to build. Maybe you fancy a tiny home with a twist! Find out what is available and how to explore every option. From tiny home communities to roaming the country visiting state and local parks, from living on a houseboat to residing in a yurt, this book covers it all!  If you need a handy guide to tiny living, then this book is for you! Make it your go-to option whenever you need information about tiny homes. Tiny home living isn’t just a movement, it’s a fun, inexpensive way of living. Click the Buy button to get started on your new adventure!  If you think about it, small houses or minimalism isn't only about financial benefits. It is environment-friendly and super simple to maintain, so it all boils down to better living. You'll enjoy the freedom received from de-cluttering and minimalizing.  So if you are eager to become one of those debt-free homeowners, this guide will set your path right to own the tiny special space on Earth!  You’ll discover.... Explaining the exact meaning of tiny living  Benefits from different aspects of owning a tiny house.  Common mistakes that you should overcome.  Designing the house according to your needs, size of the family, and other essentials.  Ways to transit from your current possessions to tiny living standard.  Financial and legal requirements and adjustments that you need to know.  Tips and tricks for building a tiny creative home.  DIYs that you can try when building your tiny home.  And much more!  Initially, it might be tough if you have been living in a big house. But once you get settled into your "own debt-free" home, you will enjoy a stress-free life. On top of all, almost all tiny homeowners are happy with their cozy space and don’t regret downsizing.  It's time to wave goodbye to mortgage bills, rents, and debt while creating your own dream home! Click the Buy button to get started today!

©2021 Timothy Williams (P)2021 Timothy Williams

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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A Zero Waste Life

2 ratings

Summary

Want to make a change but don’t know where to start?  The practical 30-day guide to radically reducing your waste by 80 percent, from waste warrior Anita Vandyke.   Anita Vandyke wants to show you that by living zero waste, you actually gain more - more time, more money and more life.   A Zero Waste Life is the ultimate guide to radically reducing your waste, without losing your lifestyle. In her 30-day challenge, Anita provides you with the rules, tips and tricks you need to eliminate plastic and live a cleaner, kinder life.   This practical audiobook is a call to action with a fresh ‘can do’ approach. Over 30 days you will learn how to make sustainable, ethical choices when it comes to shopping, eating, travel, beauty and so much more. Small changes can make a big difference, and by following these easy, creative steps we can all do more to save our world. These are the inside tips of a waste warrior and former engineer whose life has changed from excess to eco-luxe.  Isn’t that what we all want - a life of happiness, a life of luxury, a life that isn’t wasted?

©2018 Anita Vandyke (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Narrator: Anita Vandyke
Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Honey Farm Dreaming: A Memoir About Sustainability, Small Farming and the Not-So Simple Life

2 ratings

Summary

Immerse yourself in this delightful memoir about a decade of life on a small Australian farm.  This is an audiobook for anyone who enjoys being transported to another life and lifestyle, or who is interested in bees, homesteading, small farming, animals, organic gardening, farmers markets, human nature, and the hilarity and hardship that goes with all that.  Funny, moving, and engrossing, you'll be transported to a world where one family tries to keep it all together as they juggle a farmyard full of animals, thousands of tourists in the garden, a hundred backpackers in the house, millions of bees in the air, and their commitment to the environment and each other.  Buzzing with good humour, moving moments, and interesting stories, discover more about the 'simple life' and enjoy a good laugh from this well-reviewed memoir in which author Anna Featherstone lays bare what it's like to follow your dreams and to find success, failure, and finally understanding along the way.  An added bonus at the end: delightful farmhouse recipes and tips for creating your own organic lip and skin balms.  This book is read by Australian audiobook narrator Rebecca Harper.

©2018 Anna Featherstone (P)2018 Anna Featherstone

Narrator: Rebecca Harper
Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

15 ratings

Summary

When Barbara Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally-produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle follows the family through the first year of their experiment. They find themselves eager to move away from the typical food scenario of American families: a refrigerator packed with processed, factory-farmed foods transported long distances using nonrenewable fuels. In their search for another way to eat and live, they begin to recover what Kingsolver considers our nation's lost appreciation for farms and the natural processes of food production. Americans spend less of their income on food than has any culture in the history of the world, but they pay dearly in other ways: losing the flavors, diversity, and creative food cultures of earlier times. The environmental costs are also high, and the nutritional sacrifice is undeniable: on our modern industrial food supply, Americans are now raising the first generation of children to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. Part memoir and part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle makes a passionate case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life and diversified farms at the center of the American diet.

©2007 Barbara Kingsolver (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers

Available on Audible
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Walkable City Rules

4 ratings

Summary

“Cities are the future of the human race, and Jeff Speck knows how to make them work.” (David Owen, staff writer at the New Yorker) Nearly every US city would like to be more walkable - for reasons of health, wealth, and the environment - yet few are taking the proper steps to get there. The goals are often clear, but the path is seldom easy. Jeff Speck’s follow-up to his best-selling Walkable City is the resource that cities and citizens need to usher in an era of renewed street life. Walkable City Rules is a doer’s guide to making change in cities, and making it now.    The 101 rules are practical yet engaging - worded for arguments at the planning commission, illustrated for clarity, and packed with specifications as well as data. For ease of use, the rules are grouped into 19 chapters that cover everything from selling walkability, to getting the parking right, escaping automobilism, making comfortable spaces and interesting places, and doing it now!    Walkable City was written to inspire; Walkable City Rules was written to enable. It is the most comprehensive tool available for bringing the latest and most effective city-planning practices to bear in your community. The content and presentation make it a force multiplier for place-makers and change-makers everywhere. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Jeff Speck (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jeff Speck
Author: Jeff Speck
Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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The Curious World of Seaweed

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Marine algae are the supreme eco-engineers of life: they oxygenate the waters, create habitat for countless other organisms, and form the base of a food chain that keeps our planet unique in the universe as we know it. In this audiobook Josie Iselin explores both the artistic and the biological presence of 16 seaweeds and kelps that live in the thin region where the Pacific Ocean converges with the North American continent - a place of incomparable richness. Each species receives a detailed description of its structure, ecological importance, and humans’ scientific inquiry into it, told in scientifically illuminating yet deeply reverent and inspired prose. Iselin posits that we can learn not only about the seaweeds but also from them: their resilience, their resourcefulness, their poetry and magic.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 Josie Iselin (P)2021 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Josie Iselin
Author: Josie Iselin
Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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An Introductory Guide to Square Foot Gardening

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Square foot gardening? This word has been buzzing in the gardening world for decades. Call it a small space gardening revolution, and you won’t be wrong. It takes very little imagination to figure out the basic concept of square foot gardening. Square foot gardening involves very careful measurement of gardening plots. With careful planning, you can improve on the amount of food that you grow, and the amount of waste you can avoid. I understand that local gardeners and acolytes of other styles will be happier with a formal introduction. What exactly is square foot gardening? What is its origin? Is there anything unique about it? What makes square foot gardening so popular? In square foot gardening, you have to use foot measurements in a clever way. The goal is to maximally utilize your limited growing space.  But nowadays, with a rise in the number of people passionate about home growing, and with a burgeoning local food movement, understanding the basics of this form of gardening means a lot! Without further ado, let’s listen to this audiobook and learn more about this!

©2021 Karl Gritton (P)2021 Karl Gritton

Narrator: Randy McCarten
Author: Karl Gritton
Length: 29 mins
Available on Audible
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The Abundance of Less

3 ratings

Summary

Andy Couturier captures the texture of sustainable lives well lived in these 10 profiles of ordinary - yet exceptional - men and women who left behind mainstream existences in urban Japan to live surrounded by the luxuries of nature, art, friends, delicious food, and an abundance of time.  Drawing on traditional Eastern spiritual wisdom and culture, these pioneers describe the profound personal transformations they underwent as they escaped the stress, consumerism, busyness, and dependence on technology of modern life. This intimate and evocative book tells of their fulfilling lives as artists, philosophers, and farmers who rely on themselves for happiness and sustenance. By inviting readers to enter into the essence of these individuals’ days, Couturier shows us how we, too, can bring more meaning and richness to our own lives.

©2017 Andy Couturier (P)2018 Random House Audio

Narrator: Adam Riley
Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Hydroponics: The Kratky Method

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No, you don't have to spend a fortune on your hydroponic garden - here's the affordable and hassle-free hydroponic method you've been dreaming of!  Are you interested in gardening but your favorite plants don't grow well in your climate? Do you want to eat organic veggies all year round without busting your household budget? Are you wondering if there's a beginner-friendly alternative to hi-tech hydroponics systems? Listen carefully because you're going to learn something new right now. You've probably heard of hydroponics, a way to grow plants without soil by providing them with liquid nutrients. It almost sounds too good to be true: Hydroponics lets you grow anything in any climate without even using a drop of pesticides. However, a quick internet search for hydroponics can be utterly discouraging. You'll probably find pictures that look like stills from a sci-fi movie, and you'll quickly see that hydroponic equipment can easily cost thousands of dollars. As a beginner, how are you going to operate all that hi-tech equipment? And do you really need to invest thousands just to grow some lettuce? Well, here's the honest truth. Hydroponics doesn't have to be expensive or complicated - you can set up a fully functional system for as little as $80. And you can literally grow your favorite veggies in mason jars. This book will show you how. As you go through this book, you will: Discover the Kratky method - the easiest way to grow plants without soil. Choose and buy the best equipment for your hydroponic garden. Assemble your Kratky system by following a simple step-by-step guide. Feed your plants with the best nutrient solutions on the market. Take care of your hydroponic garden like a pro and avoid beginner mistakes. Keep your plants healthy with a few simple techniques. Enjoy your delicious homegrown food! But what if you're a complete newbie? Well, this book is written for people just like you - it patiently explains every step and carefully helps you avoid typical pitfalls. Even if the only plant that survived your current gardening skills is a plastic flower, you'll nail hydroponic gardening on the first try! Yes, you've heard it right: The Kratky method isn't just the easiest hydroponics method - it's also much easier than conventional gardening! No guesswork, no tedious maintenance, no digging around in dirt - that's why the Kratky method is also known as the "set-it-and-forget-it" method. As long as you know which end of a plant should be facing up and as long as you follow the instructions closely, you'll be harvesting your favorite veggies in no time - without the hassle of weeding and watering, and without spending a fortune on equipment! Are you ready to get started? Scroll up, click the "Buy Now" button and get your copy now!"

©2020 Demeter Guides (P)2020 Demeter Guides

Narrator: Joe Wosik
Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Tag auf Tag im Hamsterrad [Day After Day in the Hamster Wheel]

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Läufst auch Du Tag für Tag im Hamsterrad? Du weißt nicht so recht weshalb und möchtest eigentlich gerne ausbrechen?   Unser jetziges, ungerechtes und destruktives Geldsystem provoziert Finanzkrisen und macht uns alle sukzessive ärmer, kränker und unzufriedener. Aber genau das führt paradoxerweise zu Wirtschaftswachstum. Dieses Buch nimmt Dich mit auf eine Reise durch die Finanzwelt – ganz anders als Du sie bislang gekannt hast. Im ersten Teil werden die wahren, systemimmanenten Ursachen der Schulden- und Finanzkrise enthüllt. Schritt für Schritt, einfach und für Jeden verständlich.    Teil 1: - Die wichtigsten Entwicklungen im Laufe der Währungsgeschichte. - Vom Naturalientausch und dem Tauschmittelgeschäft, zur Bezahlung mit Edelmetallen und Schuldscheinen bis hin zur Entstehung von Fiatgeld und schließlich unserem heutigen Buchgeld bzw. Giralgeld. - Was Geld tatsächlich ist und was nicht. Nur, wenn man weiß, was Geld ist, kann man im herrschenden System tatsächlich auf die Seite der Gewinner wechseln..! - Der geheime und zugleich geniale Coup des Geldsystems: Von der Geldschöpfung zur Giralgeldschöpfung und Überflutung des Planeten mit (quasi wertlosen) digitalen Ansprüchen. - Wie mächtig - häufig PRIVATE - Zentralbanken sind und wie diese Macht häufig zum Wohle Weniger eingesetzt wird. - Das mysteriöse Geheimnis hinter den Staatsanleihen. - Das Problem mit der Geldmenge und ihrer Steuerung. - Weshalb Einstein mit der Behauptung "der Zinseszins sei die stärkste Kraft im Universum" Recht hatte.   Teil 2: - Wem der Zins wirklich nützt und weshalb Du zu den Verlierern eines exponentiellen Schuldensystems zählst. - Warum uns das gegenwärtige Geldsystem in das Wirtschaftswachstum und damit ein sich immer schneller drehendes Hamsterrad zwingt. - Weshalb 99 Prozent unter der Inflation leiden. Wie und warum auf der anderen Seite das berühmte eine Prozent von ihr profitiert. - Weshalb und inwiefern das Geldsystem die globale Ungleichverteilung weiter verstärken wird, u.v.m.! Please note: This audiobook is in German.

©2016 Christopher Klein & Jens Helbig (P)2019 Christopher Klein & Jens Helbig

Narrator: Robin Iyanoye
Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Hydroponics

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Do you want to learn the design and construction of an economic hydroponic system without soil to obtain perfect organic fruits and vegetables (DIY)? If yes, then keep reading... Hydroponic gardening is a great way to keep your fruit and vegetable garden year-round. It also means that the crops you grow will not be exposed to pesticides, chemicals, and shipping rigors over long distances - all these factors will hinder nutritional content and vegetable and fruit taste. Hydroponic gardening's productivity may only be exceeded by its relative ease of use, in terms of understanding the ease with which it works, once properly prepared and informed, you can start your own garden. This audiobook covers the following: The basics: what is a hydroponic system?  The hardness of the water and its compositions The various types of hydroponic cultivation How to choose and design the type of hydroponic system  Additional nutrients for water and your crops Recognize pests and diseases in time Practical tips and personal experiences What kind of plants to grow in small hydroponic cultivation?  Ideas on building a small domestic system Hydroponics life hacks Troubleshooting Myths and mistakes to avoid And more!                                              Do you want to learn more? Buy this audiobook now!

©2020 Jack the Farmer (P)2020 Jack the Farmer

Narrator: Phil Baker
Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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We Rise

2 ratings

Summary

Sixteen-year-old climate activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and his group the Earth Guardians believe that choices made now will have a lasting impact on the world of tomorrow, and they want to ensure a positive, just, and sustainable future. Beginning with their empowering story, We Rise explores many aspects of effective activism and provides step-by-step information on how to start and join solution-oriented movements. With conversations between Xiuhtezcatl and well-known activists, revolutionaries, and celebrities, practical advice for living a more sustainable lifestyle, and ideas and tools for building resilient communities, We Rise is an action guide for how to face the biggest problems of today. If you are interested in creating real and tangible change, We Rise will give you the inspiration and information you need to do your part in making the world a better place.

©2017 Xiuhtezcatl Martinez (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Drew Caiden
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Organic Gardening for Beginners

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Do you want to learn how to build your organic garden? Then, keep reading... Everyone wants the food we serve to our families, as well as our environment, to be safe and healthy. A good organic gardener strives to ensure that his or her activities are in harmony with the natural ecosystem and aims at minimizing exploitation and replenishing all the resources consumed by his or her garden. Once you have made the decision to grow your own veggies and fruit, rather than buying what is available on the shelves, you are in control of what you put into your body. This is the beauty of organic gardening. You can now safeguard your body’s health by avoiding harmful pesticides and fertilizers.   There are studies which support both viewpoints, but it is generally agreed that food grown organically is higher in phytochemicals and vitamins. Organic produce may contain up to 40 percent more antioxidants than what conventionally grown food has. And although the debate is still open with regard to the benefits of antioxidants, why not give it the benefit of the doubt and go for the potentially healthier option. This audiobook covers the following topics: Organic gardening versus the traditional gardening The dangers of chemical fertilizers and pesticides and their effects on your wealth The importance of a healthy soil Steps to control your soil’s health The weeds and how to keep them under control The pests: how to fight them with natural remedies Organic tips and mistakes Ideas for gardening in small spaces And much more! Ready to get started? Then, scroll up, click the “buy now” button, and start your healthy organic garden!

©2020 Martin Smith (P)2020 Martin Smith

Narrator: John G. Moore
Author: Martin Smith
Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Tiny Homes: Effective Tips and Techniques for Designing, Building and Living in Tiny Homes

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Have you ever thought about living life for yourself? About making a little cottage in the hills and spending days there in the peace in quiet?   This kind of daydream is often interrupted by the harsh kiss of reality. It costs a lot to build a cottage, even deep in the woods - or does it?  Tiny homes are the easiest and most eco-friendly housing options available today. You can place them pretty much anywhere! From the beach, to deep within the woods.  This book will teach you everything you need to know about them. We'll go over not only the pros and cons of owning one but also how to design and build one. Every detail you need to consider has been written in this book.  None of this is simple, but with the aid of the information in this book, by the end of it, you'll be ready to build your own tiny home!  Do you want to live in a house of your own making?  Do you want to help save the environment?  Do you want to personalize your home?  Do you want to become more independent?  Have you ever dreamed of traveling the world right in your own home?  Do you think paying bills and rent is a chore?  If you fall into any of these categories, then the world of tiny homes will welcome you with open arms. This book is a comprehensive guide. We'll go over topics ranging from designing your own tiny home all the way to which materials are best selected for which parts of your home.   By the time you've finished listening, you'll be equipped with all the skills you need to build your tiny home. If you're the kind of person that prefers a professional to do it, we’ll teach you who and what to ask.  If you're ready to stop paying rent and move into your own personal tiny home, then add this book to your cart now!  

©2020 Andrew Berger (P)2020 Andrew Berger

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Raised Bed Gardening for Beginners

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Is your outdoor space limited, and have you dreamed of growing your own fresh vegetables and herbs, but never thought you could? Would you like to learn the easy way to build your own raised gardens, no matter how small your yard or patio is? Then keep listening. Raised beds are one of my favorite ways to garden for a wide variety of reasons, which you will learn as you listen to this audiobook. For many people, raised beds are used to make their gardening more organized, neater, and easier to manage. If you have any mobility issues, it can reduce the impact on your back and the need to bend, meaning you can continue to enjoy gardening even if you cannot dig for hours and kneel on the floor tending your plants.  Setting up raised beds properly requires absolutely no digging, which makes them ideal for efficient gardening with minimal maintenance work. They are also suitable for individuals with a disability which makes digging difficult or painful. Anyone who works and tries to keep on top of their garden will be happy for information and tips that reduce the amount of gardening work. I found that when I was working and looking after young children, raised beds made the difference between having a vegetable plot and not being able to manage one.    In traditional soil planting your plants lean over on to the paths, which quickly become covered. You then end up having to pick your way carefully between your plants and will usually end up trampling some of your plants. If you have children visit your vegetable garden, then you will know just how hard it is to get them to stick to unclear paths. I have lost many a row of seedlings to enthusiastic children wanting to help but not realizing where the paths are. In a raised bed garden, the paths are clearly defined, so there is no accidental squashing of seedlings! It also means that if the weather is bad, you do not need to walk on muddy paths as you can easily create paved or barked paths.

©2020 Charlie Creative Lab (P)2020 Charlie Creative Lab

Narrator: Mary Johnson
Author: Sarah Day
Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Hydroponics

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Fruits and vegetables, in particular when they are out of season, could be costly. And of course, if you want to go organically, they can be even more costly. You can always grow your garden, but you may not have plenty of room outdoors, or you may live in a colder climate. Do not allow the environment or space to stop you from eating your fresh fruit, herbs, and vegetables. Gardening is more than just food growing. It's an activity most people enjoy. Sadly, not everyone lives where an outdoor garden can be planted. Alternatively, an indoor aquaponic system is created. The author of this book explains what Hydroponics is in this book, shows you different techniques of Hydroponics, and takes you home throughout every step of building a hydroponic garden. In this book, Hydroponics, you will learn the following: What Hydroponics mean? The basic principles of Hydroponics Hydroponic system components Types of Hydroponic Gardening Lighting and heat  DIY Tips on Setting up Your Own Hydroponic System at Home Nutrient solution and plant growth medium Future of Hydroponic Garden And many more!

©2019 Ellis Greenfield (P)2020 Ellis Greenfield

Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
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Van Life

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Have you always wanted to travel and see the world, but your financial situation held you back? Could you imagine travelling on a limited budget but earning while you go? Are you ready to take a look at a new way of living? There are countless millions of people who would list travel as being one of their greatest loves. Jetting off on vacation somewhere exotic, exploring a beautiful city or relaxing on an idyllic beach; that snapshot of luxury and something different is what many of us work towards all year. Far fewer of us make travelling a lifestyle choice and really see the world, but now you can find out just how feasible this idea is. In this book, VanLife: Learn Financial Intelligence Whilst Travelling the World, you can discover exactly what it takes to live a life on the road, with chapters that cover: Accepting your circumstances The facts about #VanLifeMovement How much does van life cost? The challenges you may face The 52 best travel tips after 20 years of travelling the world Thirty ways to make money while you travel Taking children with you Thirty-five amazing places to visit in the United States The most beautiful places to visit in Africa And much more.... Crammed full of great tips and advice that include safety, security, and making sure you get the most out of any trip, Van Life is book that could only have been written from a wealth of experience. If seeing the world, one road at a time, sounds like it's for you, then get a copy of this amazing book now and start planning your trip!

©2020 Anthony Damsey (P)2020 Anthony Damsey

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Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
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Unsere Zukunft ist jetzt!

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Sei ein Held, rette die Welt! Wie das geht? Greta Thunberg macht es vor. In diesem Hörbuch erfährst du, was Greta alles tut, um das Klima zu schützen. Außerdem bekommst du viele tolle Tipps, wie auch du dich für unseren Planeten stark machen kannst. Greta ist mittlerweile eine richtige Klimaaktivistin, aber als sie anfing, für das Klima zu kämpfen, war sie ganz alleine. Ihre Geschichte zeigt, dass alle etwas bewirken können. Auch du kannst etwas tun! Mach mit und kämpfe wie Greta fürs Klima.

©2019 Verlag Friedrich Oetinger GmbH, Hamburg. Cover: Franziska Viviane Zobel (P)2019 Oetinger Media GmbH, Hamburg.

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Composting

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Composting: The Complete Gardeners Guide teaches the listener how composting is not only a great choice from an environmental perspective, but it is a great way to have great mulch for your garden. Lots of persons feel that they do not have the time to compost but with the right tools like some great worms, the process is a pretty self-sufficient one. Everyone is trying to be more environmentally conscious and this is just one way in which it can be done pretty easily.

©2014 Speedy Publishing LLC (P)2014 Speedy Publishing LLC

Narrator: Kelly Self
Author: Jaime Rainer
Length: 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Intermittent Diet

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Do you want to lose weight while still enjoying your favorite foods? Are you tired of counting calories and adapting to weekly pre-packaged menus? Are you simply intrigued by how to make feasible today the “little and occasionally" eating that guaranteed the health of our ancestors? Do you know that the problem might not be what you are eating, but rather when you are eating it?   After you've tried every conventional diet out there to find yourself fatter than before, it's time to enjoy the only diet with no yo-yo effect. After you have listened to all the gurus and scientists who have explained everything to you, it is time to be guided by those who have been practicing this diet for the past three years and without interruption.   Finally a simple and effective diet, practiced by our ancestors and by the whole animal world. Scientists and marketing people immediately thought of making it more commercial with different names (OMAD, One Meal A Day, 16:8, 14:10, 5:2, fast mimicking diet, eat-stop-eat…), but this book puts back together the pieces of the puzzle explaining what is really important and giving you the indications to practice it successfully.   By listening to this book, you will learn: how to motivate yourself to eat only once a day; how to start fasting safely and effectively; how not to suffer from hunger and thirst; the physiological principles underlying this diet; what you should eat in your daily meal; benefits and advantages of the OMAD diet; the myths to debunk; how to correct the most common mistakes.   An essential and useful text, written by a food expert who has been practicing intermittent fasting for three years now and that decided to eat this way forever and wrote this book with the enthusiasm of those who want to share an important discovery.   Take control of your eating habits and improve the way you look and feel. This is a motivational book, because you need to be motivated to succeed in the long term.

©2019 Giorgio Bogoni (P)2019 Giorgio Bogoni

Narrator: Jerry Beebe
Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
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Pest Control for Organic Gardening

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Pest Control for Organic Gardening is a short audiobook dedicated to gardeners, who want to keep their gardens free from synthetic and often times harmful pesticides, and fertilizers. However, there still is the problem and pests and disease. This book gives practical and sometimes surprising ways to address these problems in a biological method. It contains an extensive list of beneficial insects that can be used to battle harmful pests. Organic foods grown on your own are healthier, safer, delicious, and fresher than their counterparts, which are chemically treated. It also promotes a healthier environment to our children, pets and at large. If you are concerned about the quality of the fruits and vegetables you serve your family, organic gardening can be a real solution. By growing your own organic vegetables it can reduce your grocery bills. Even if one does not have the space or time for a full blown vegetable garden, raised beds or container gardens are great alternatives. They also need this information for best results for their care. Happy gardening!

©2013 Valerie Garner (P)2013 Valerie Garner

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Length: 41 mins
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The VegNews Guide to Being a Fabulous Vegan

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Go vegan the fabulous way with this helpful guide from an editor of VegNews, an award-winning vegan media outlet. Maybe you're interested in it for the food, maybe it's the animals, or maybe climate change has got you thinking. Whatever your reason, maybe you don't quite know where to start. After all, doesn't going vegan mean you have to give up tasty snacks, cool shoes, a sense of humor, and your leather couch? (Nope, nope, no way, well...eventually.) Covering everything from nutrition (you will get enough protein, promise) to dating (vegans have better sex. It's true) to fitness (you want to lift a car over your head? Sure), Jasmin Singer and the team at VegNews bust all the myths and give you all the facts about a plant-based lifestyle. With 30 easy recipes to get you started, The VegNews Guide to Being a Fabulous Vegan will help you adopt a lifestyle that's better for you, the animals, and the planet. And what's more fabulous than that?  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2020 Jasmin Singer and VegNews Magazine (P)2020 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Jasmin Singer
Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
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Make Your Home Smart

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How to make your house a smart home? Wondering what you need to get started in building a smart home? You are one click away from learning how to make your house smart. Hello! Welcome to this guide to Make Your Home Smart. So you've made a decision - you intend to build smart home! I believe you have made a great choice. Discover your one-stop source for everything you'll need to find out about making a smart home. Do you want to save electricity at home? Do you want to grow vegetables at home? Do you want to make your home more energy efficient? Smart homes are not something you find in sci-fi novels - it is something that is here and now already, and that you can be using as soon as possible. A smart home is a place where you are in control and you know what is going on and what you can achieve with every gadget that you have. When it comes to make the lighting and temperature of your home automatic - completely customized for your needs, this can be a great chance to make the most of everything you are doing at home and bring your abilities and talents to the highest level. This audiobook Make Your Home Smart is made with the goal of helping a large number of people convert their houses into smart homes. Technology is playing an increasingly more important part in our homes as well as our day to day lives. Get this simple to read guide to be introduced to solar power and smart home concepts. It will not only take you through the requirements necessary to implement these upgrades but also provide a long list of inspirational and useful ideas to help make your smart home upgrade not only a reality but fun!

©2020 Clara Daves (P)2020 Clara Daves

Narrator: Melissa Green
Author: Clara Daves
Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
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Tiny House Living

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Build yourself a mini, eco-friendly paradise with this guide on tiny house living!  Do you want to own a home but the prices on the housing market are giving you nightmares?  Or you simply want to have a vacation home or a cottage to retreat to, but can’t afford one? Does the idea of never having to pay utility, rent or mortgage bills ever again sound like a dream come true?  Welcome to the world of tiny houses, an innovative living solution for those who don’t want to live their lives in debt to own a home!  What started as a practical way to shelter people after natural disasters became a world popular housing trend, with millions praising the benefits of living in a small but fully equipped, highly functional house.  But the so-called “downsizing movement” is not just about financials and practicalities. Small, sustainable homes are more environment-friendly than traditional ones, and so much easier to maintain. Additionally, reducing your material possessions and de-cluttering will give you an incredible sense of freedom. So if you want to join this ever-expanding club of happy, debt-free house owners, this book will guide you on the path to your own, tiny piece of heaven on Earth!  Here’s what you’ll learn:  The numerous benefits of having a tiny house, from both economical and spiritual aspects The legal issues concerning this type of housing, what steps you’ll need to take, and common mistakes to avoid Everything about designing a tiny house to fit your needs, from having a big family to including office space  How to prepare and downsize your current possessions to transit effortlessly to this type of housing All there is to know about financing your new home - how much money will it cost initially, and how much to maintain it A bunch of different designs and styles for tiny homes to inspire you and spark your creativity! How to build a tiny home with your own hands by following a detailed, step-by-step guide And much more!  If you’ve been living in a medium or big space, you might be worried that a tiny house will feel crammed and be inefficient. This book will dissuade those notions with ease. Happy owners of tiny homes testify that they’ve never felt freer, and have enough space for everything, including special rooms such as libraries, offices, gyms, and pantries.  Stop following the housing market’s rules, free yourself of crazy mortgages and debts, and build your own tiny home! 

©2020 Elizabeth Jenkins (P)2020 Elizabeth Jenkins

Narrator: Matyas J.
Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Twelve by Twelve

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Why would a successful American physician choose to live in a twelve-foot-by-twelve-foot cabin without running water or electricity? To find out, writer and activist William Powers visited Dr. Jackie Benton in rural North Carolina. No Name Creek gurgled through Benton’s permaculture farm, and she stroked honeybees’ wings as she shared her wildcrafter philosophy of living on a planet in crisis. Powers, just back from a decade of international aid work, then accepted Benton’s offer to stay at the cabin for a season while she traveled. There, he befriended her eclectic neighbors - organic farmers, biofuel brewers, eco-developers - and discovered a sustainable but imperiled way of life.

Here, Powers not only explores this small patch of community but draws on his international experiences with other pockets of resistance. This engrossing tale of Powers’s struggle for a meaningful life with a smaller footprint proposes a paradigm shift to an elusive “Soft World” with clues to personal happiness and global healing.

Full audio copyright: 2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Excerpts on pages 213 and 214 from the poems “After Making Love We Hear Footsteps” and “Prayer” from A New Selected Poems by Galway Kinnell, © 2000 by Galway Kinnell. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Inc. Excerpt on page 239 from The Quotidian Mysteries by Kathleen Norris, © 1998 by Kathleen Norris. Reprinted by permission of Paulist Press, Inc.  

©2010 William Powers (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Andrew Eiden
Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
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The Concise Guide to Minimalism

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Do you feel like you are living in a world of chaos? Does it feel like you have too much stuff and too little order? Or maybe you struggle with getting rid of things you no longer need and that simply take up space, physically as well as mentally? Do you wish you could live a life of calm and minimalism? Don't be fooled into thinking that living a minimalist life means living on a budget, buying cheap, or not having possessions. Living as a minimalist means embracing a life free from clutter, chaos, and disorganization. Being a minimalist is about adopting a lifestyle that is intended to enhance your every day. This audiobook will guide you through every step of the declutter journey to become truly organized. Start living a happier life by embarking on a positive journey to minimalism. See how much a difference it can do for your body and mind when you start to remove the clutter and chaos and focus on the necessities and what really matters in life. Buy this audiobook today and watch as you piece by piece move towards maximum happiness and fulfillment.

©2020 Josh Parker (P)2021 Josh Parker

Narrator: Jay Myers
Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Hydroponics DIY: A Beginners Guide to Set Up and Maintain a Sustainable Organic Hydroponic-System

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Are you looking for a complete guide to build, manage, and maintain a hydroponics system? Then keep reading. Hydroponics is the art of growing plants without using soil. The equipment generally consists of a reservoir that contains nutrients and a device that carries this nutrient solution to the plants.   Hydroponics is popular because it has several unique advantages for the gardener. First and foremost, it saves money by allowing the gardener to recycle any water that is used. The nutrients are absorbed more effectively and controlled entirely by the gardener; the fertilizer cost is vastly reduced. Besides, the yields of plants grown in hydroponics are stable and generally relatively high.  Perhaps the best advantage of hydroponics is the fact that it can be grown indoors. So, even in the middle of winter, you can grow plants that are healthy and strong.  In hydroponic gardens, plants have a 30 to 50 percent faster growth rate and higher food production than soil gardens. Hydroponics also has minimal issues with disease, pests, and bugs.   This audiobook key points are:  The basics of hydroponics Build your own hydroponic system How to maintain a hydroponic system Maintenance of your garden How to choose the right hydroponic system Types of hydroponic systems The layout of a hydroponic structure Planting in containers Hydroponics nutrient guide Hydroponic pest and diseases Hacks and troubleshooting  If you want to start on the right foot from the beginning, Hydroponics DIY is what you are looking for! Listen and learn how to Hydroponics DIY right now!

©2020 Thomas Watergreen (P)2021 Andreas Markus Henning Lagler

Narrator: Daniel Cooper
Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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The (Almost) Zero-Waste Guide

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Cut back on waste, reduce your carbon footprint, and live more sustainably with these 100 (almost) zero-waste tips In a perfect world, we would all be able to fit a year’s worth of waste in a mason jar. But for most of us?,? doing so can be immensely intimidating or simply not feasible. But even if you can’t be perfectly zero waste, you can still have a profound impact on our environment, climate, and health by making some simple changes to your lifestyle and habits. Author Melanie Mannarino shares 100 simple tips for being less wasteful in a variety of contexts: At Home, with advice not only for the kitchen and food, but also for cleaning and home organization Travel, from commuting to vacations Fashion, including finding sustainable brands and caring for your clothing Community, helping you identify ways to make a broader impact beyond your home Beyond limiting your personal waste, learn about how you can reduce your “unseen” waste by making more eco-friendly choices, such as purchasing clothes with more sustainable fabrics and adopting a “Meatless Monday” regimen to help decrease your carbon footprint. If you’re someone who wants to reduce waste in your daily life and make a positive impact on the planet ?without? making?? drastic changes in your habits, then look no further. This highly accessible and practical guide will have you living a greener, more sustainable life that is (almost) zero waste in no time!

©2020 Melanie Mannarino (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

Narrator: Joy Osmanski
Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Hydroponics for Beginners

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Would you like to grow your fruit and vegetables but don't have a large and sunny garden? Are you sick and tired of spending hours going to the supermarket to buy chemically treated and genetically modified produce and would like to learn how to set up your own organic garden? Are you looking for a guide that will show you how to grow your plants with exclusive techniques? No problems! If you answered "yes"to any of these questions, then keep reading because this is the guide you were looking for! There are many ways in which plants are grown hydroponically; in some methods, the plant can be placed erect in a plastic trough, and then the nutrients are placed into the solution in trickles through the root. This process is called the nutrient film technique; this nutrient is more like a conveyor belt because it continually goes past the root hence giving to them all the nutrients they need.  Also, you can grow the plant with a system to support the roots. This can be either Rockwool, vermiculite, or sand; these systems will usually act as a sterile option for soil. Aeroponics is explained as the case where the roots are suspended inside the container that is filled with humid air. This way, the roots are growing in an abundant aerosol that is clouded with minerals. You can grow virtually any plant in the water culture, but then some plants will do better than some other plants; plants such as lettuce, herbs, and tomatoes would do well when planted in a hydroponic system.  Plants mainly grow with the help of a process called photosynthesis. They use sunlight and chlorophyll to convert water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and glucose. There's no implicit or explicit mention of soil anywhere in the process, and therefore, it could be concluded that plants only need nutrients and water to survive. Water and nutrients can easily be obtained from soil or any other source or medium.  Hydroponics is a process by which plants are grown without using any soil. The procedure involves the use of a water solvent along with a mineral nutrient solution, which aids in the efficient intake of various nutrients by the plant. This whole process is a subset of hydroculture. This book includes: What hydroponics is and its history THe advantages and disadvantages of hydroponics Best tips on how to start your journey with hydroponics How to choose plants for your hydroponic garden Proven life hacks on how to grow great plants! Solutions to common hydroponics problems! And much more.... Hydroponics has not only emerged to be a boon for human beings but also for the environment. It's a boon for the environment in the sense that it doesn't promote the use of any pesticides or harmful chemicals that can affect or contaminate environmental surroundings. Hydroponics is the only way you'll have the ability to grow economically sustainable organic food.

©2020 Walter Blake (P)2020 Walter Blake

Narrator: Derek Denton
Author: Walter Blake
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
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Clean Mama's Guide to a Healthy Home

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In Clean Mama's Guide to a Healthy Home, Becky Rapinchuk, author of Simply Clean and creator of the popular cleaning website Clean Mama, provides a step-by-step guide to take charge of your home's wellness with a comprehensive, all-natural cleaning system. Scientific evidence points to a clear link between household chemicals and a number of diseases and chronic health issues. Drawing on this research, Rapinchuk's program delivers an organized, beautiful, toxic-free, environmentally friendly household by providing listeners with: A room-by-room guide to cleaning and removing harmful toxins in one's home A Weekend Kick-Start Detox to ease listeners into the program More than 50 simple, organic DIY cleaning product recipes Easy-to-digest research on common toxic products in the home, why they are dangerous to our health, and what to replace them with Cleanliness is about detoxing, embracing organic, all-natural methods and products, and protecting the environment. Moms look to Becky to guide them in the best cleaning practices for their home and will welcome Clean Mama's Guide to a Healthy Home, which shows that going natural isn't just a better way to a cleaner home - it's vital to the health of our bodies, our families, and our planet. 

©2019 Clean Mama, LLC (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: Tiffany Morgan
Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
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The Beginners Guide to Growing Organic Mushrooms: Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation

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How do you grow organic mushrooms at home? Is it safe to grow your own mushrooms? Is it cheaper to grow your own mushrooms? How do you grow healthy mushrooms? The process of growing mushrooms is very different than growing other veggies and fruits. Other vegetables and fruits require a lot of sunlight but mushrooms are totally opposite. If they get light, they will die and if other plants do not get light they cannot grow. The darkroom is the number one priority for growing mushrooms. Growing mushrooms is a very simple and easy process. Bodies of mushrooms require a very limited number of conditions or factors to grow in a better size. If you fail to provide these conditions, mushrooms will not grow. Fortunately, giving mushrooms these conditions is not that hard. In this audiobook, we will talk about all the required conditions to grow mushrooms and much more. In this guide you’ll learn: Mushrooms: Beneficial properties and tips for safe consumption Mushrooms: Properties, benefits, calories, uses, and side effects How to grow mushrooms at home Upper mushrooms and lower mushrooms Reproduction of mushrooms The hyphae and the mycelium The carpophore body   The spores of the fungus Primary and secondary mycelium Ascomycetes and basidiomycetes fungi Hymenium Ascus and basidia The 3 main categories Mushrooms anatomy Porcino Champignon Oyster, mumps, chilblains   Cockerel, chanterelle, or finferlo Good egg Medicinal mushrooms Deadly poisonous mushrooms How to recognize them Hallucinogenic mushrooms - Psilocybin, magic mushrooms The life cycle of mushrooms Habitat and growth Growth rates of mushrooms Growing fresh mushrooms at home: A practical guide Growing mushrooms in boxes is simple, even for the less experienced How to grow mushrooms with wooden logs How to grow mushrooms with toilet paper How to grow mushrooms at home: other home kits and original systems How to grow mushrooms on wooden logs with fresh mycelium Mushroom substrate: What species can be grown? Mycorization Cultivation of mushrooms: Optimal temperature and humidity The cultivation of pleurotus Choice of species Growing porcini mushrooms is very difficult, why? DIY mushroom cultivation How to grow pleurotus ostreatuS Where and when the field mushrooms grow The agrocybe aegerita - Pioppino Spontaneous production of shiitake mushrooms Nameko Stropharia rugosoannulata Mushroom pleurotus cornucopiae (golden mushroom) Coprinus comatus mushroom (coprinus, chiomato agaric) Armillaria mellea mushroom (chiodino) Growing mushrooms: How to start a profitable mushroom farm How to start a successful mushroom growing plant Effect of the mushroom industry on the atmosphere Expanding shiitake mushrooms on logs: detailed overview to an agroforestry crop Industrial tool for horticulture mushroom growing kit How to grow mushrooms from old mushroom stem butts Use of reishi mushroom to eliminate cancer and almost every other ailment The black and white medicinal mushroom

©2021 Elia Friedenthal (P)2021 Elia Friedenthal

Narrator: Peter Seymour
Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
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Vegetarian Keto Diet for Beginners

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Are you a vegetarian or thinking about being one? Are you a ketogenic diet beginner? If you are, then you must understand the difficulty to find delicious vegetarian and ketogenic friendly recipes.  The book Vegetarian Keto Diet for Beginners provides delicious recipes that follow the ketogenic diet. Meanwhile, you can still enjoy all the benefits of being a vegetarian!  We all know the various benefits the ketogenic diet has to offer. It kick-starts your body's metabolism so it burns fat as its primary fuel for amazing fat-loss results; it also helps reduce inflammation and lower the risk of many chronic health problems.  The only problem, though, is that most ketogenic recipes are meat based, creating plenty of other problems, especially for those who prefer a mostly plant-based vegetarian diet.  A vegetarian diet is extremely beneficial for your skin, weight-loss, aging, energy, and vitality. Moreover, animals and the environment thrive from it, too. By going through this simple process, you make an outstanding impact on your health, well-being, and the world. Yet, sometimes being a vegetarian and going on a diet can be frustrating.... So, if you are tired of going through endless keto recipes, only to find out that they do not suit your vegetarian lifestyle, you’re in the right place, because this book will reveal the secrets of eating a meatless diet while staying in ketosis and losing weight.  This vegetarian ketogenic diet will take care of your burning questions and cooking doubts. You will get: How to lose weight fast without much exercise Exactly what to eat and what to avoid on a vegetarian ketogenic diet Everything you need to know to get into a state of nutritional ketosis Useful tips to get the most out of keto and boost self-worth, self-respect, and self-love All the information you need to start the vegetarian ketogenic diet today! 48 super-easy and tasty recipes including quick breakfasts, delicious lunches, flavorful dinners, and amazing snacks Some mouth-watering recipes include: keto coconut rosemary bread, cauliflower mac & cheese, spaghetti squash burrito bowls, keto eggplant lasagna, kale chips, vegan vanilla ice cream, and much more! Get a copy of this great Vegetarian Keto Diet for Beginners today and transform your life!

©2018 Andrea J. Clark (P)2019 Andrea J. Clark

Narrator: Liz Krane
Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Walk Through This

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Hit the trail with Sara Schulting Kranz, life coach and certified wilderness guide, on her journey to find healing and forgiveness from the scars of sexual abuse and the trauma of an unexpected divorce.  As a young, single-mother, Sara discovered her path to forgiveness and healing started with a daily practice of actively embracing the power and beauty of nature. Along the way, Sara learned a key lesson that to heal from anything you must walk through it on your own terms. In her new book, Walk Through This, Sara provides a path forward for those who have also suffered setbacks or trauma. "To heal anything, you have to feel everything. You must walk through your experiences and your pains, and you have to embrace everything around you that got you to where you are at this moment." (Sara Schulting Kranz) In Walk Through This: Harness the Healing Power of Nature and Travel the Road to Forgiveness, Sara shares a step-by-step handbook that shows listeners how to reconnect with nature - wherever they may be - and begin their healing journey. You’ll be equipped with tools to use along the way, such as: Foundational information about nature deficit disorder and the negative impact it has on our minds and bodies Exercise prompts to help you evaluate where you are on the path and check your progress along the way Meditations to guide you deeper into the process Everyone has the capacity to forgive and to heal. All you need to do is take that first step.... With this book, you'll learn more about the topics of: Nature deficit disorder Practical steps to guide you to forgiveness The trauma of sexual abuse and divorce The need for emotional boundaries  The importance of speaking your truth Resources for starting a meditation practice  Tips to tap into the power of nature Additional resources are available in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Sara Schulting Kranz (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Greenhouse Gardening DIY

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What makes a greenhouse special? Why it is so beneficial to the environment, as well as to yourself and your own life? How to manage your greenhouse and how to take advantage of whatever space you have?  If you are looking for the answers, this is the right book for you.  This book introduces you to the different systems and day-to-day management of the greenhouse environment. It will help you grow any type of plant you choose to grow in your greenhouse. It specifically answers the following questions including: How to build a greenhouse How to secure your greenhouse against wind damage How to grow tomatoes in a greenhouse What are the common greenhouse problems and what to do about them? What are the strategies for insect and mite management?  This book will teach you about the different structures and types of greenhouses. You'll learn about the important facts that can help you with daily greenhouse routines. You'll learn how to harvest the plants. If you're looking to become a DIY gardening professional in the greenhouse area, then this book is for you. It will show you how best greenhouses work and how healthy plants survive. Even if you are a beginner or a professional, this book will help you make your greenhouse gardening dream come true.    Get your copy of this book today. You will not regret your small investment. 

©2019 Michael J. Stephenson (P)2020 Michael J. Stephenson

Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Off Grid Solar Power Living

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There are many benefits to going off-grid with solar power. Want to know them all? We will show you how. You can obtain energy via solar power almost anywhere you live. Of course, you must have the proper equipment, but from there, the rest happens automatically each and every day with the rising sun. Instead of paying the energy companies for power, you can learn how solar energy is becoming more and more viable. Reductions in costs make it less money to install then one thinks.  We discuss: How kids and monsters relate to electricity  The reality of solar power and the super-easy practical aspects of getting it designed and installed  The two main concerns about solar power  A simplified strategy to increase your amp-hours when hooking up your batteries  What came first, the chicken or the egg?  General step-by-step instructions to do-it-yourself  Moving from grid to solar power in your home has unique benefits. We break down these benefits to ultimately help you determine if this if the right move for you.  This is a special offer! By purchasing this audiobook, you are actually get two audiobooks in one! You are getting DIY RV Solar Power: How to Install Your Own Solar Power System for Your RV, Camper, or Boat and Solar Power: Making the Smart Switch to Solar Power - and Staying Within Budget! 

©2018 Mike Holsworth (P)2018 Mike Holsworth

Narrator: Joshua McLean
Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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No Impact Man

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A guilty liberal finally snaps, swears off plastic, goes organic, becomes a bicycle nut, turns off his power, and generally becomes a tree-hugging lunatic who tries to save the polar bears and the rest of the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his baby daughter and Prada-wearing, Four Seasons-loving wife along for the ride. And that's just the beginning. Bill McKibben meets Bill Bryson in this seriously engaging look at one armchair liberal's decision to put his money where his mouth is and go off the grid for one year - while still living in New York City - and see if it's possible to make no net impact on the environment. In other words, no trash, no toxins in the water, no elevators, no subway, no products in packaging, no air-conditioning, no television.... What would it be like to try to live a no-impact lifestyle? Is it possible? Could it catch on? Is living this way more fun or less fun? More satisfying or less satisfying? Harder or easier? Is it worthwhile or senseless? Are we all doomed or can our culture reduce the barriers to sustainable living so it becomes as easy as falling off a log? These are the questions at the heart of this whole mad endeavor, via which Colin Beavan hopes to explain to the rest of us how we can realistically live a more "eco-effective" and by turns more content life in an age of inconvenient truths.

©2009 Colin Beavan (P)2009 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Colin Beavan
Author: Colin Beavan
Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Tiny Homes: 3 in 1

Summary

Tiny houses are homes that range between 100 and 400 sq. ft. Since the 2008 economic recession, these structures have continued to become popular due to the benefits they offer, including living a debt-free life and environmental protection by living a simple yet satisfying life. Besides owning the home, you can also invest in building and selling these units and renting out the homes for various purposes, including vacation rentals and storage space. Governments and other regulatory bodies have been hampering this industry's growth but have now started relaxing the building and zoning codes, so now these houses are becoming more accepted across the world.  This book will teach you everything you need to know about them. We'll go over not only the pros and cons of owning one but also how to design and build one. Every detail you need to consider has been written in this book.  None of this is simple, but with the aid of the information in this book, by the end of it, you'll be ready to build your own tiny home!  Do you want to live in a house of your own making?  Do you want to help save the environment?  Do you want to personalize your home?  Do you want to become more independent?  Have you ever dreamed of traveling the world right in your own home?  Do you think paying bills and rent is a chore?  If you fall into any of these categories, then the world of tiny homes will welcome you with open arms. This book is a comprehensive guide. We'll go over topics ranging from designing your own tiny home all the way to which materials are best selected for which parts of your home.   Take a second to imagine how you'll feel once you understand what tiny houses are about and draw the perfect blueprint for your own tiny home, and how your family and friends will react when they see your dream tiny house project in motion.  Even if you're confused about tiny houses and what it takes to build and live in them, you can find the answers you seek with tiny houses. Click the "Buy Now" button to get started today!

©2020 Andrew Berger (P)2020 Andrew Berger

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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Homegrown!: Your Complete Companion to Hydroponic Gardening

Summary

The time to start growing your own food is now and here’s how to begin in less than an hour! Did you know that there are nearly 1,000 chemicals in our food that have never been tested for safety? Nobody will protect you from contaminants in the food you buy, but what if you could set up your own urban garden at home? Well, the time has come to stop dreaming about it and to actually start doing the deed. You don’t need soil, you don’t need large amounts of chemicals, and you don’t need a ton of knowledge to get started. Introducing the concept of hydroponics - growing your own plants in a nutrient solution with no soil! Hydroponics is the perfect choice for an indoor space or an urban garden. This method can be used to grow such a large medley of plants - herbs, green leafy vegetables, strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers. DIY hydroponics does not require extensive or expensive setups. So, let’s go to the most important question here - do you want to grow your own food that is natural, chemical-free, and sustainable? In Homegrown!, you will discover: The secret to making hydroponic fruits and veggies taste amazing  The six most popular types of hydroponic systems and which ones are ideal for beginners  Is it really possible to build a DIY hydroponic system from scratch (the short answer is yes)  At least 10 great plants for newbie hydroponic gardeners  Tips and suggestions on making your plants pest-resistant and optimizing yield  A comprehensive list of the equipment you’ll need to get started (you can find most of these items in a regular supermarket)  A complete guide on getting started with hydroponics drawings that will simplify complex processes and enable you to create everything on your own and from scratch And much more! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Russ Macy (P)2020 Russ Macy

Narrator: John Poe
Author: Russ Macy
Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Organizing Your House

Summary

Are you a disorganized person who would like to change? Is your home and life in chaos because of the way you live? This book will help you achieve your aims! There is nothing worse than being disorganized. The mess and confusion it creates have a knock-on effect into every aspect of our lives. This can lead to some very serious consequences if we miss paying bills or attending appointments or if we simply cannot find what we are looking for when we want it.  You don’t have to be disorganized, however. It is something that is completely unavoidable. This audiobook will show you the simple solutions that are available, such as: Removing ineffective storage Sourcing new storage solutions Keeping flat surfaces free Learning project organization Getting the amount of storage space just right Storing small items And more... We all want to live as harmoniously as we can, especially when it comes to our immediate surroundings. By organizing the place where you spend most of your time, you will be able to live a happier and more satisfied life. You will be free of the mess that can be the cause of stress and frustration. Get Organizing Your House and make your home a place that is pleasant to live in, once more!

©2019 Anne Marie Rooms (P)2019 Anne Marie Rooms

Narrator: Sam Logsdon
Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Hydroponics for Beginners

Summary

Learn how to grow your own food with the ultimate DIY beginner’s guide to hydroponics! Do you want to know where your food comes from? How about picking the tomatoes from your own garden for dinner? Hydroponics is a modern practice of growing plants right at home. Continue on to learn how to become a master gardener! Hydroponics means growing fruits, vegetables, plants, and herbs in home gardens, either indoors or outdoors. Hydroponic practices allow plants to grow with minimal requirements and with no soil. Instead, the plants are continually fed with mineral and nutrient solutions. They are put under watering and light regimes that yield the best results. And they can grow anywhere.  The amazing science behind hydroponics makes it possible for everyone to start growing their own food. Once you go through this audiobook, you will know everything there is to know to become a master gardener! Is there anything more cool than being so independent you grow your own supply? In this guide, you will learn about:  History of hydroponics and the way it evolved to its modern-day practices Different types and forms of hydroponics The entire process of growing summarized Cost and benefits The equipment you need to get started How to start your own hydroponics business How to choose which plants to grow and how to maintain your garden Maybe you don’t know much about agriculture or you have no particular interest in it. Once you listen to this audiobook, you will not be able to resist the drive to plant! Hydroponics makes it easy to grow your own supply of vegetables, fruits, and plants. Having your own garden means never wondering if something is organic or not - you control the whole process! Are you ready to grow your garden? Scroll up, click on "Buy Now", and get your copy!

©2020 Inspiring Gardening Books (P)2020 Inspiring Gardening Books

Narrator: George Johnson
Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Give Up Plastic

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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of How to Give Up Plastic by Will McCallum, read by Joe Sutherland.  'We have a responsibility, every one of us.' (David Attenborough) Around 12.7 million tonnes of plastic are entering the ocean every year, killing over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals. By 2050 there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight. Plastic pollution is the environmental scourge of our age, but how can you make a difference?  This accessible guide, written by the campaigner at the forefront of the antiplastic movement, will help you make the small changes that make a big difference, from buying a reusable coffee cup to running a cleanup at your local park or beach. Tips on giving up plastic include: Washing your clothes within a wash bag to catch plastic microfibers (the cause of 30 percent of plastic pollution in the ocean). Replacing your regular shampoo with bar shampoo. How to lobby your supermarket to remove unnecessary packaging. How to throw a plastic-free birthday party. How to convince others to join you in giving up plastic. Plastic is not going away without a fight. We need a movement made up of billions of individual acts, bringing people together from all backgrounds and all cultures, the ripples of which will be felt from the smallest village to the tallest skyscrapers. This is a call to arms - to join forces across the world and to end our dependence on plastic.  #BreakFreeFromPlastic

©2018 Will McCallum (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

Narrator: Joe Sutherland
Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Decluttering Home

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Are you fed up with living in a mess? Would you prefer to have a minimalist lifestyle? Do you want to declutter your home and rid yourself of things you no longer need? With modern living and increased wealth has come a tendency for us to have much more material things than we ever had before. Unfortunately, a lot of what we have is surplus to requirement and irrelevant to our needs, simply getting in the way of life and creating a mess that only serves to annoy us. Luckily, there is a solution to clutter. In this book Decluttering Your Home, you will discover all the tips and advice you will ever need when it comes to getting rid of the unnecessary things in your house, with topics that cover: Understanding yourself and your personality type Choosing a lifestyle Understanding the need for focus Storing offsite Clearing out old clothes Making and keeping to deadlines Establishing a routine And lots more... Living with clutter is rarely a choice but is usually a habit that we fall into. Breaking that habit is the key to success when it comes to developing the minimalist life you want. Achieving the lifestyle you want is within your grasp, and Decluttering Your Home is the perfect book to get you started.

©2019 Anne Marie Rooms (P)2019 Anne Marie Rooms

Narrator: Sam Logsdon
Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Miraculous Abundance

7 ratings

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When Charles and Perrine Hervé-Gruyer set out to create their farm in an historic Normandy village, they had no idea just how much their lives would change. Neither one had ever farmed before. Charles had been circumnavigating the globe by sail, operating a floating school that taught students about ecology and indigenous cultures. Perrine had been an international lawyer in Japan. Each had returned to France to start a new life. Eventually, Perrine joined Charles in Normandy, and Le Ferme du Bec Hellouin was born. Bec Hellouin has since become a celebrated model of innovative, ecological agriculture in Europe, connected to national and international organizations addressing food security, heralded by celebrity chefs as well as the Slow Food movement, and featured in the inspiring and COLCOA award-winning documentary film, Demain. Miraculous Abundance is the eloquent tale of the couple's evolution from creating a farm to sustain their family to delving into an experiment in how to grow the most food possible, in the most ecological way possible, and create a farm model that can carry us into a post-carbon future when oil is no longer moving goods and services, energy is scarcer, and localization is a must. Today, the farm produces a variety of vegetables using a mix of permaculture, bio-intensive, four-season, and natural farming techniques - as well as techniques gleaned from native cultures around the world. It has some animals for eggs and milk, horses for farming, a welcome center, a farm store, a permaculture school, a bread oven for artisan breads, greenhouses, a cidery, and a forge. It has also become the site of research focusing on how small organic farms like theirs might confront Europe's (and the world's) projected food crisis.

©2016 English translation copyright by Chelsea Green Publishing (P)2017 Chelsea Green Publishing

Narrator: Tim Bruce
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Prepping and Homesteading

Summary

The world is changing rapidly. What is true today can be history the next. To handle these situations, prepping and homesteading get more and more popular. The world is falling apart, bit by bit. Be it a human-made or natural disasters, things are getting worse, and everyone needs to be prepared for the day when the SHTF (Shit Hits The Fan). It isn’t just weather and wars; with one financial crash after another, there is every chance that disaster could strike at any time. Discover how you can be prepared for any scenario, by learning basic prepper skills. Another important qualification you need is to be able to fix your own food without going to the store, i.e. the life of a homesteader. A lot of famous and successful people are embracing the life of a homesteader. Homesteading has become a catharsis for people who finally want to live the life of a producer rather than a mere consumer. This book will give you the necessary information and tools. In part one, you will discover: What being a prepper is all about Essential prepping skills Rookie prepper mistakes and how to avoid them How to live off-grid How to use natural resources What to put in your bug-out bag What food, medical, and other supplies you should be stockpiling In part two, you will learn: The powerful techniques to do homesteading The 11 essential homesteading skills Why expanding your homestead too soon is hurting your progress – and what you need to do instead How to get the perfect piece of land without breaking the bank The lies that GMO companies tell you about your food The biggest mistake people make in homesteading So, if you have decided that you will manage on your own even when the SHTF, make sure to be prepared by acquiring the necessary information found in this book!

©2020 Dion Rosser (P)2020 Dion Rosser

Narrator: Ivan Busenius
Author: Dion Rosser
Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Greenhouse Gardening for Beginners

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Are you looking for a method to improve your gardening techniques and grow tasty vegetables and fruits? Would you like to enjoy them all the year-round? Have you always dreamed to build your greenhouse yourself, but don't know how to start? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then keep listening because this is the guide you were looking for! Greenhouse gardening is a simple way to enhance the season. A mini indoor greenhouse, for example, is a popular and easy alternative to grow plants during the winter. Greenhouse gardening can be an excellent way for a household to supply fresh products (fruits or vegetables) at a fraction of the price of the supermarket to buy the same products. Many people thought that a greenhouse is only for rich people who made it for a hobby shop and money drain, which only the wealthy can afford. But if we see greenhouses in today's scenario, they are very cost-effective and an energy saver for you. There are many places where the temperature remains very low throughout the season, and the residents of these countries have to buy expensive vegetables and fruits from a store, that comes from other countries, and that's why they are reasonably expensive. The pesticides and chemicals used in these vegetables and fruits are very harmful and not good for the health of many people like diabetics, allergic, and blood pressure patients. But now you have a great option as a greenhouse to grow some vegetables, fruits, or flowers at your extra space. This guide covers the following topics: Basics on greenhouse gardening Advantages and disadvantages of having a greenhouse Best tips for beginners What tools and equipment do you need? How to build your greenhouse The five benefits of building your own greenhouse Important environmental factors to consider Heating your greenhouse The most suitable products to grow in your greenhouse Insect and pest control Basics on fertilization The most effective methods to clean and maintain your greenhouse How to deal with common greenhouse gardening problems Best environmental control systems for greenhouses Planting in cold and warm weather Proven techniques for making money from your greenhouse And much much more! Greenhouses not only look gorgeous, but it can also save you a lot of money and energy. Many people have a hobby to grow their favorite flowers, but sometimes some hindrances occur in their hobby in the form of weather and atmosphere. If you are living in a country where the temperature remains low, then you can build a greenhouse for enjoying pesticide-free vegetables and fruits from the comfort of your home, with very little investment. In this book, we will discuss how to build an affordable greenhouse and grow some seasonal fruits at your home. So, keep listening to make the best greenhouse for yourself.

©2020 Walter Blake (P)2020 Walter Blake

Narrator: Derek Denton
Author: Walter Blake
Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Grow Marijuana Outdoors

2 ratings

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This audiobook contains a step-by-step guide on how to grow top-quality weed outdoors. Growing weed indoors has been a practice in the past decades. With weed being accepted by the mainstream market, however, it is now possible for us, with the proper permits, to grow it in our backyards. With this audiobook, you will learn: The basic needs of the marijuana plant What makes the marijuana plant special and why it is worth growing The marijuana plant's life cycle, and how you can manipulate this cycle in your goal to grow top-quality weed We will also learn: How you can get seeds How you can start your farm How to harvest, dry, and cure weed

©2017 Tom Whistler (P)2017 Tom Whistler

Narrator: John Tyndall
Author: Tom Whistler
Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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101 Ways to Go Zero Waste

3 ratings

Summary

Minimalism meets DIY in an accessible guide to household waste reduction.   We all know how important it is to reduce our environmental footprint, but it can be daunting to know where to begin. Enter Kathryn Kellogg, who can fit all her trash from the past two years into a 16-ounce mason jar. How? She starts by saying "no" to straws and grocery bags, and "yes" to a reusable water bottle and compostable dish scrubbers.   In 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste, Kellogg shares these tips and more, along with DIY recipes for beauty and home; advice for responsible consumption and making better choices for home goods, fashion, and the office; and even secrets for how to go waste free at the airport. "It's not about perfection," she says. "It's about making better choices."   This is a practical, friendly blueprint of realistic lifestyle changes for anyone who wants to reduce their waste.

©2019 Kathryn Kellogg (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Chloe Cannon
Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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The Conscious Closet

4 ratings

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From journalist, fashionista, and clothing resale expert Elizabeth L. Cline, “the Michael Pollan of fashion”*, comes the definitive guide to building an ethical, sustainable wardrobe you'll love. Clothing is one of the most personal expressions of who we are. In her landmark investigation Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, Elizabeth L. Cline first revealed fast fashion’s hidden toll on the environment, garment workers, and even our own satisfaction with our clothes. The Conscious Closet shows exactly what we can do about it.  Whether your goal is to build an effortless capsule wardrobe, keep up with trends without harming the environment, buy better quality, seek out ethical brands, or all of the above, The Conscious Closet is packed with the vital tools you need. Elizabeth delves into fresh research on fashion’s impacts and shows how we can leverage our everyday fashion choices to change the world through style. Inspired by her own revelatory journey getting off the fast-fashion treadmill, Elizabeth shares exactly how to build a more ethical wardrobe, starting with a mindful closet clean-out and donating, swapping, or selling the clothes you don't love to make way for the closet of your dreams.  The Conscious Closet is not just a style guide. It is a call to action to transform one of the most polluting industries on earth - fashion - into a force for good. Listeners will learn where our clothes are made and how they’re made, before connecting to a global and impassioned community of stylish fashion revolutionaries. In The Conscious Closet, Elizabeth shows us how we can start to truly love and understand our clothes again - without sacrificing the environment, our morals, or our style in the process.  *Michelle Goldberg, Newsweek/The Daily Beast PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 Elizabeth L. Cline (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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We Are the Weather

49 ratings

Summary

The New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Safran Foer re-evaluated his meat-based diet - and his conscience - in his powerful memoir and investigative report, Eating Animals. Now, he offers a mind-bending and potentially world-changing call to action on climate change. 

Most books about the environmental crisis are densely academic, depressingly doom-laden, and crammed with impersonal statistics. We Are the Weather is different - accessible, immediate, and with a single clear solution that individual listeners can put into practice straight away. 

A significant proportion of global carbon emissions come from farming meat. Giving up meat is incredibly hard and nobody is perfect - but just cutting back is much easier and still has a huge positive effect on the environment. Just changing our dinners - cutting out meat for one meal per day - is enough to change the world. 

With his distinctive wit, insight, and humanity, Foer frames this essential debate as no one else could, bringing it to vivid and urgent life.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Jonathan Safran Foer (P)2019 Hamish Hamilton

Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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The Ultimate Travel Guide and Trivia Book: Encyclopedia of Fun Travel and Knowledge

Summary

Discover places you never knew existed and will fascinate you and facts that will blow your mind!

This book is a collection of Bill Roger's two incredible travel and trivia books which includes:

Travel Book: A Travel Book of Hidden Gems that Takes You on a Journey You Will Never Forget: World Explorer

Surprising and Shocking Fun Facts: The Treasure Book of Amazing Trivia.

If you're traveling the world - or if you just want to travel the world from your armchair - this book will enlighten and amuse you. It could add a few unusual stops to your itinerary, as well.

Perhaps you're just too busy this year for that round-the-world trip. But this book could give you ideas...and deliver a lot of fun facts en route.

This book will uncover hidden gems you never knew existed! It takes travelling to a whole new level! 

Also included: 

Maybe you want to impress your friends with a wealth of trivia - or maybe you're just fascinated by strange customs and odd traditions! This isn't just a round-up of odd facts - it's a treasury of enjoyable stories, some with a humorous turn, or a twist in the tale.

You'll be disgusted by some of the weird foods covered in the book - amused by Mark Thatcher, lost in the Sahara - captivated by the attempt to conquer the North Pole by balloon - and amazed by the way some Filipinos take their dead relatives out for a walk. We also introduce you to Columbus, the biggest failure ever, and the wonderfully named Ivailo the Cabbage, King of Bulgaria.

You may not be able to get a degree in geography or history with these fun facts - degree courses would be a lot more fun if you could! But this book will take you on a trip round the world and through the centuries that is enthralling and never, ever dull.

This book will keep you entertained, uncover hidden gems, and take you on the journey of a lifetime! Great for increasing your own knowledge, picking an exciting travel destination or as a gift! 

©2018 Bill Rogers (P)2019 Bill Rogers

Narrator: Sylvia Rae
Author: Bill Rogers
Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Homesteading

1 rating

Summary

Grow your own food, save money, gain self-sufficiency, and live larger with frugal living! Lead a more sustainable and healthier life with this back-to-basics guide on homesteading. Homesteading is an earth-based lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It's about reconnecting with nature and getting back in touch with your authentic self, all whilst making eco-friendly and economically wise lifestyle choices. Independent and frugal living is the future to living a truly fulfilling life! This concise and easy-to-understand homesteading guide will teach you the follow skills: An introduction to homesteading Growing your own food Raising livestock Preserving food for long-term storage Saving energy Generating your own energy Making natural cleaning supplies Making all-natural skin and hair care products And much more!

©2016 Andy Jacobson (P)2016 Andy Jacobson

Narrator: Dan McDermott
Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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Aeroponics

Summary

You are about to learn how to build a beautiful, scenic garden that can easily increase your yield up to tenfold using the same space as your current farm occupies without using any medium, simply by leveraging the power of aeroponics! Here’s just a tiny fraction of what you’ll discover in this audiobook: The basics of aeroponics, including what it is, what it entails, and how it works Reasons why it is a better approach than anything you’ve ever tried before The basis of aeroponics farming, including the science behind it and how plants get nutrients in this system The operation cycle in an aeroponics farm The process of plant growth in the system Ways to plan your garden Steps to construct your own aeroponics system Methods to light up the system Ways to prevent pest attack Cloning with hydroponics Potential problems and how to deal with them And much, much more! If you have a strong desire to boost your farming practice with the latest technology and achieve all that we’ve mentioned, scroll up and click on the "buy now" button to get the audiobook today.

©2020 Fred Seeds (P)2020 Fred Seeds

Narrator: Camden Mazzone
Author: Fred Seeds
Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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DIY RV Solar Power

Summary

Do you have an RV, camper, or even a boat, and are looking for a simple and easy to install solar system? Or even one you can do yourself? Well, you’ve started at the right place. This book is about using solar in your RV, boat, van, or something along those lines. Mobility, remoteness, and high power requirements are the three elements they have in common. It turns out these elements make a significant difference when it comes to the things you have to consider, how you go about installation, the equipment that is needed, and the way you use and maintain it. Most people think of solar and instantly visualize the panels that go on top. Well, yes, that’s part of the story. There are so many other things that go into making sure that when you go to turn on a switch in your RV in the dead of night in winter or in the middle of nowhere, your heater comes on from the collectors up top to the wires and junction boxes, batteries, and other equipment.  In this book, we discuss a variety of topics, such as: How kids relate to electricity A workout on the theoretical terms and conceptual frameworks of solar power The reality of solar power and the super easy practical aspects of getting it designed and installed, including a questionnaire to help you gauge exactly what you need “Critical mission parameters” - or the two main concerns about solar power A simplified strategy to increase your amp-hours when hooking up your batteries What came first: the chicken or the egg? Actually there is no chick or egg, just appliances versus solar power Do you want a quantitative or qualitative approach in choosing your solar panels Putting it all together: General step-by-step instructions to do-it-yourself RVing with solar power is a great way to untether yourself from the trappings of a stationary world. Getting closer to nature and finding your peace is all tied to how well you can make it comfortable within your RV, and how easy and hassle-free you make power generation. As time passes, you will see that your comfort and peace are closely tied to how efficient your power system is, and that is the reason you want to look for quality systems instead of cheap systems. I show you how to do that and stay on or under budget.  You will benefit greatly from this book. That much I can promise you. So what are you waiting for? Buy it today to get started today. You won’t regret it.

©2018 Tondu Group Ltd (P)2018 Tondu Group Ltd

Narrator: Joshua McLean
Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Backyard Farming

1 rating

Summary

Grow, raise, and store your own food with this simple and easy guide to creating a self-sustaining farm right in your backyard! These days we are all looking for ways to become more self-sufficient. Now with Backyard Farming you can create your very own micro farm right in your backyard - no matter where you live! Now you can discover ways to grow, raise, and store your own food year round whether you live in an urban environment, in the suburbs, or out in the country. From raising chickens and beekeeping to growing vegetables and planting fruit trees, this guide to homesteading will help you become more self-reliant in no time!

©2021 Adams Media (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

Narrator: Aven Shore
Author: Adams Media
Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Solar Power

Summary

Want to know why solar power is one of the top renewable sources of energy that allows you to harness your own energy? Almost anywhere you live, you can obtain energy via solar power. Of course, you must have the proper equipment but from there, the rest happens automatically each and every day with the rising sun. Instead of paying the energy companies for power, you can learn how solar energy is becoming more and more viable. Reductions in costs make it less money to install than one thinks. Harnessing the power of the sun is something unique that you won’t get via other energy sources. The chances of losing energy or receiving less than what you require are higher in other resources. On the other hand, you can design your solar system according to your energy requirements and leverage energy production throughout the year no matter where you live due to the raw power of the sun.  The sun is the ultimate source of energy to power all kinds of appliances in your home, RV, or even your business!  How do you know if it is right? We will explore different scenarios to tell you if it is.  Moving from grid to solar power has unique benefits, and in this book, we break down these benefits to ultimately help you determine if this is the right move for you. But doesn’t is cost too much? No, not anymore. We will show you how you can save money with a solar installation. We also discuss how to move to an off-grid style lifestyle along with what is required in order for you to make it happen. Are you ready to turn to solar power? Or least learn more about it? Then what are you waiting for, buy now and take action towards energy independence today.

©2018 Tondu Grou Ltd (P)2018 Tondu Group Ltd

Narrator: Joshua McLean
Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Tiny Homes

Summary

Do you want to build a home without stressing about it? Does the housing market frighten you?  Well...not everyone is fond of big houses, and that's precisely why living in a tiny house has become a trend. Many people like you want to enjoy tiny living. Luxury isn't related to the space you have; instead, it is the state of mind. Your mind is triggered to believe that luxury comes with lots of space. But now people realize they can be much happier even in small spaces. Therefore, why not construct a tiny, eco-friendly, cozy home with which you'd fall in love?  You may already be aware of the tiny house regime, which is why you are gathering information. It's a stressful situation when you have to bear a large debt to build a home, but you will not be miserable if you take up a tiny home lifestyle.  Tiny living became a practical and cost-effective option when people started utilizing it after natural disasters. Over time, people realized the benefit of making use of a small space and turning it into a functional house.  If you think about it, small houses or minimalism isn't only about financial benefits. It is environment-friendly and super simple to maintain, so it all boils down to better living. You'll enjoy the freedom received from decluttering and minimizing.  So if you are eager to become one of those debt-free homeowners, this guide will set your path right to own the tiny special space on Earth! You’ll discover…  The exact meaning of tiny living. Benefits from different aspects of owning a tiny house.  Common mistakes that you should overcome.  Designing the house according to your needs, size of the family, and other essentials.  Ways to transition from your current possessions to tiny living standard.  Financial and legal requirements and adjustments that you need to know.  Tips and tricks for building a tiny creative home.  DIYs that you can try when building your tiny home.  And much more!  Initially, it might be tough if you have been living in a big house. But once you get settled into your "own debt-free" home, you will enjoy a stress-free life. On top of it all, almost all tiny homeowners are happy with their cozy space and don’t regret downsizing.  It's time to wave goodbye to mortgage bills, rents, and debt while creating your own dream home! Click the "buy now" button to get started today! 

©2020 Timothy Williams (P)2021 Timothy Williams

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Minding Your Own Business

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In this audiobook, Raymond and Dorothy Moore give you some great advice for successfully managing your family. Then, after you've organized your home, they show you creative and practical ways that your family can start a home business together. Table of Contents: Acknowledgments Prologue How to Manage Your Home One Man's Family How to Coach Young Financiers The Wasteful Generation Recycling Happily Making New Out of Old They Who Serve The Twice Blessed Organization: Just a Little Bit at a Time Home Industries The Miracle of Work: How Hands Build the Head and the Heart The C-I Magic: Why Cottage Industries Are Special How Others Do It A Few Home Businesses Finding Money for Your Industry When the Handicapped Become Assets Preparing for Employment: Home Industries and Apprenticeships Something for Single Parents Considering The Law's Demands Epilogue Appendix: Resources Notes Subject Index About the Authors

©1994 Raymond & Dorothy Moore (P)2020 Oikos Publishing (Pty) Ltd.

Narrator: James Wood
Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Sustainable Home Living

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Do you want to live a more sustainable life? Are you concerned about all the waste in your home and your life? Do you want to live a sustainable life, independent of ‘‘the grid’’? If you answered yes to these questions, then this is the guide you’ve been waiting for. This book is aimed at helping you make small incremental changes to your lifestyle and your home that will make a big difference in reducing waste and enjoying a sustainable lifestyle. Sustainable living starts at home! Grab this book today and learn: Sustainable living What is sustainable living? How can sustainable living help? How to conserve energy Energy saving - where does energy even come from? Energy saving and its environmental impact Saving energy - multiple methods Appliances Household materials Going green in the kitchen Kitchen appliances Kitchen practices Gardening with limited space Vegetable patch Recycling waste Preserving food And so much more! Living a sustainable life and living in a sustainable home is easier than you think, but only if you have the right knowledge and tools. Grab this guide today and make a small investment in yourself, your home, and our planet that will pay dividends every day.

©2019 Tom Kamilsky (P)2019 Tom Kamilsky

Narrator: Adam Hebert
Author: Tom Kamilsky
Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Self Sufficiency: Getting Back to Basics

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As things become more and more expensive and various operations are seemingly becoming more interdependent, many seek to be self-sufficient in some way and not be plugged into the grid. It is something that can be carried out quite easily and effectively once one has the necessary tools on hand to get the job done. One great tool to have on hand is Self Sufficiency: Getting Back To Basics. It can teach the listener how they can become self-sufficient with certain practices. For instance instead of going to the market every week for fresh fruits and vegetables, it can be grown at home. If the space permits, small animals like chickens can be reared as well. Another thing that can be modified is finances. Many persons make the mistake daily of things that they should and should not do and end up getting deeper into debt. The author gives those viable solutions to self-sufficiency. It is up to the listener to use it.

©2014 Speedy Publishing LLC (P)2014 Speedy Publishing LLC

Narrator: Stephanie King
Length: 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Daily Finance Planning

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It is believed that every salary earner cannot break the threshold of a great life as evident in a lot of salary earners. Salary earners complain of lack of sufficient money but when promotions come and salaries go up, in a few months the complaints resume. Our belief system and habits as salary earners is a major source of either failure or success. Decisions that include the type of car we drive, the kind of mortgage we take, and so on go a long way to determine how healthy our lifestyle will be. What salary earners lack isn't the flow of more money. The lack of financial planning is the problem of most salary earners, with their inability to allocate expenses correctly and control excessive spending. In this amazing book, you are going to see the revelation and the secrets of how to get a great lifestyle with a normal salary through having smart personal budgeting. In this book, you will learn how to automate your finances, invest your spare change, ditch the small daily purchases, come up with specific money goals, save, don't spend, and find unexpected cash, among other principles. You will discover how you can overcome different physical and mental pains that are caused by lack of money or lack of a good lifestyle, and you will start experiencing increased energy and improved mental and emotional health. Listen to this book to discover how to reach your wealthy goal and healthy lifestyle through daily finance planning.

©2019 Emil Howthorn (P)2020 Emil Howthorn

Narrator: Dylan Saucedo
Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Backyard Homesteading

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Have you ever wondered what a self-sufficient lifestyle would be like? Do you dream of growing and producing your own food? Did you ever wish to become an entrepreneur and sell things from the comfort of your own home? If you just answered yes to these questions, then this book is meant for you. It provides an A-Z guide on building your own backyard homestead, from choosing your tools and planning a layout to making your own bread and cheese.  In this book, you will discover.... Inspiration to build your own backyard homestead The importance of living a self-sufficient life How to make your own bread from scratch  How to make your own cheese from scratch  Delicious cheese and bread recipes you can make right in your own kitchen! How to collect rain water for safe use  How to purify your drinking water  The best plants to grow for fresh teas How to grow, harvest, and make tasty tea right from your own garden This comprehensive guide will not only help you build a backyard homestead from scratch, but it will also motivate you to finally begin living a self-sufficient life like many people dream of. Grab your copy today to start making a healthy and wholesome impact on your life! 

©2020 Mona Greeny (P)2020 Mona Greeny

Author: Mona Greeny
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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A Customised Guide for Minimalism

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Free PDF versions of this audiobook will be included with your purchase! Imagine you already have everything you need to lead a happy and fulfilling life. You just can’t see that yet. Everyone wants to have more time. Time to spend with the people that matter; time to pursue a hobby; time just for yourself; time to just be. Minimalism can help you focus and give you the tools to achieve just that. For many years I felt compelled to live a fast-paced life when being busy all the time was what kept me sane. When I was bored, I normally would then pay a trip to the mall to do some retail therapy, and that would make me feel good for a while. Then I came across minimalism, and everything changed! I stopped and started to analyze my life, and that is when I realized I was not even purchasing my true goals. I want you to have the same realization! I want you to have the tools to change direction and find how satisfying a more simple life can be. In A Customised Guide for Minimalism, here is just a fraction of what you will learn: Analyzing your current situation Realizing that spending money does not equal inner happiness Understanding what is and how you can apply it to your life Take the steps in a new direction and increase your horizons! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Marcella Sersante (P)2021 Marcella Sersante

Narrator: Shawna Wolf
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Aquaponics

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You are one click away from learning the ins and outs of aquaponics farming to help you start your aquaponics garden and set yourself up for success from the beginning! Gone are the days when farming had to be an elaborate, space-occupying and labor- or machine-intensive activity. These days, you can set up a fully self-sustaining garden or farm that has both animals and plants in one place, with all the components relying on each other in some way. If you are wondering how that is even possible, welcome to aquaponics - a form of farming which combines aquaculture (the raising of fish and other aquatic animals) with hydroponics (the growing of plants without soil) in one system that has unparalleled levels of efficiency. Are you wondering: What exactly is hydroponics? How does it work? How is it better than the traditional way of gardening? What do you need to get started? How do you set up a hydroponics garden? What do you keep in your hydroponics garden, how do you decide what to keep in your garden? How do you deal with diseases, pests and any other arising problems? How do you maximize your yield with this system? This book will answer these and other questions that you may have about hydroponics to set you up for massive success. It breaks down the topic into easy-to-follow, beginner-friendly language to help you get started as soon as you put this book down. In this audiobook, you will learn: The basics of hydroponics, including what it is, what it entails, how it works, etc. Important biological components of aquaponics The different approaches to practicing aquaponics The ins and outs of a perfect hydroponic system design The place of different kinds of bacteria (microorganism) in aquaponics, including how to maintain a healthy bacterial colony Ways for deciding the fish or other aquatic animals to keep in your aquaponics system Steps for deciding the plants to have in your aquaponics system Methods for optimizing the growing environment for optimal yield in your aquaponics system Answers to common questions regarding aquaponics And much more! You'll find the answers to these questions: Why hydroponics is better than other systems How to nitrify your aquaponics system efficiently How to balance the aquaponic ecosystem for optimal production How to optimize the feed rate proportion in your aquaponics system How to optimize water quality and usage for fish and plants in aquaponics How to take optimal care of your fish in the aquaponics system How to deal with diseases and other problems in a hydroponics system How to practice efficient cycling in your aquaponics system How to maintain your aquaponics system at an optimal functioning state Even if you’ve never heard of aquaponics before, you will fall in love with the concept by listening to this audiobook. And more importantly, you will be able to apply the teachings in this book to start your own aquaponics system with ease. Click on the "buy now" button to get started!

©2019 Brandon Tyler (P)2020 Brandon Tyler

Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Slow Death by Rubber Duck Fully Expanded and Updated

2 ratings

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The landmark book about the toxicity of everyday life, updated, revised and re-issued for its 10th anniversary, along with the experiments from Smith and Lourie's second book, Toxin Toxout. It's amazing how little can change in a decade. In 2009, a book transformed the way we see our frying pans, thermometers, and tuna sandwiches. Daily life was bathing us in countless toxins that accumulated in our tissues, were passed on to our children, and damaged our health.  To expose the extent of this toxification, environmentalists Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie offered themselves to science and undertook a series of over a dozen experiments to briefly raise their personal levels of mercury, BPA, Teflon, and other pollutants. The ease with which ordinary activities caused dangerous levels to build in their bodies was a wake-up call, and listeners all over the world responded. But did government regulators and corporations? Ten years later, there is good news. But not much.  Concise, shocking, practical, and hopeful, this new combined edition of one of the most important books ever published about green living will put the nasty stuff back where it belongs: on the national agenda and out of our bodies.

©2019 Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie (P)2020 Penguin Random House Canada

Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Besser einkaufen

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Dieses Hörbuch ist ein Wegweiser durch den unübersichtlichen Dschungel aus Lebensmittelvorschriften, Tierhaltungs- und Produktionsbedingungen, Handelsstrukturen und Herkunftsquellen bei Nahrungsmitteln, der das tägliche Einkaufen so erschwert. Die Journalistin und Nahrungsmittelexpertin Katarina Schickling zeigt, was man beim Einkaufen beachten kann, wo Verbraucher hinters Licht geführt werden, welche Siegel vertrauenswürdig sind, was das Kauderwelsch auf Zutatenlisten wirklich bedeutet und wie Kunden das gelingt, was sie eigentlich wollen: mit gutem Gewissen gute Lebensmittel kaufen. Als Fernsehjournalistin macht sie seit vielen Jahren Filme für ARD und ZDF über Ernährung. Sie hat für diese Dokumentationen oft in Ställen und Fabriken gedreht und viele Male hinter die Kulissen der Lebensmittelerzeugung geblickt. Die Ergebnisse dieser Recherchen gibt sie in diesem Hörbuch weiter. Aufgeteilt nach Lebensmittelkategorien macht sie die Erzeugung von Lebensmitteln transparenter: Warum ist Milch so billig und weshalb ist das nicht nur für Konsumenten in Deutschland schlecht, sondern auch für die Menschen in Afrika? Welche Eier stammen wirklich von glücklichen Hühnern? Woran erkennt man, wieviel Zucker tatsächlich in einem Frühstücksmüsli enthalten ist? Welchen Rucksack an ökonomischen und ökologischen Konsequenzen kauft man mit ein, wenn es selbst gemachte Guacamole zum Abendessen gibt? Viele möchten so gerne alles richtigmachen: Lebensmittel für den täglichen Bedarf einkaufen und dabei ein gutes Gewissen haben: politisch korrekt erzeugte Produkte, ökologisch ausgewogen, zu fairen Erzeugerpreisen. Ein Verbraucher sein, der das Tierwohl und die Transportwege bedenkt, sich gesund ernährt, und all das, ohne ein Vermögen auszugeben. Dabei stößt man jedoch ständig an Grenzen: Regional klingt plausibel - doch die Ökobilanz eines chilenischen Apfels kann, je nach Jahreszeit, besser sein, als die eines Bodenseeapfels, der seit der Ernte im Kühlhaus lagert. Saisonal einkaufen hilft beim Sparen - aber wer weiß schon noch so genau, was wann wirklich wo Saison hat. Selbst wer immer das Teuerste kauft, geht nicht auf Nummer sicher: bei REWE, zum Beispiel, kann die "Ja!"-Milchtüte zuweilen die identische Milch enthalten, wie die doppelt so teure "REWE-Frischmilch". Katarina Schickling wirft einen Blick hinter die Kulissen: Man erfährt, unter welchen Bedingungen die Hauptnahrungsmittel Milch, Eier, Fleisch, Brot, Obst, Gemüse, Olivenöl und Kaffee wirklich produziert und gehandelt werden und wie man mit dem eigenen Kaufverhalten Fehlentwicklungen maßgeblich begünstigt. Denn fast nirgends wird so wenig Geld für Essen und Nahrung ausgegeben wie in Deutschland. In deiner Audible-Bibliothek findest du für dieses Hörerlebnis eine PDF-Datei mit zusätzlichem Material.   >> Diese ungekürzte Hörbuch-Fassung genießt du exklusiv nur bei Audible.

©2018 Herder Verlag (P)2018 Audible Studios

Narrator: Cordula Senfft
Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Less Stuff

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Clutter impacts on our productivity, stresses us out and keeps us stuck. Why do we let our stuff stand in the way of the lives we dream about? Decluttering is great for our mental wellbeing, and when done right, it can be good for the planet too. Less Stuff is a guide for people who find it difficult to declutter and who don’t want to see things go to waste. Step by step, you’ll explore finding your ‘enough’, learn how to let go of your old possessions without sending them to landfill, and eventually break the cycle of stuff. The end result is a planet with less strain, a home with more peace and a life with more meaning. Lindsay Miles is a passionate zero-waste educator and runs the popular website, Treading My Own Path. She has been featured by the ABC and BBC, Channel 9, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, TEDx and more.

©2019 Lindsay Miles (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Narrator: Rachael Tidd
Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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Give a Sh*t

8 ratings

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Stop thinking you give a shit and start living like you give a shit - about your health, your footprint, and your planet. Give a Sh*t is the first eco-friendly handbook of its kind for these dire times when the Earth needs us most.  Distilling the most crucial knowledge and advice from your favorite sustainable lifestyle brand, vegan cookbook, and eco-friendly beauty guide, Give a Sh*t guides you through small-but-impactful shifts you can make:   At home - Room-by-room tools and tips for a chic, affordable, healthy, eco-friendly living space In your closet - How to build a polished, ethical wardrobe in a world of fast fashion In the mirror - Products (from perfume to foundation to ladytime provisions) that are safe, cruelty-free, and effective In the kitchen - 20 super simple (less than 15 ingredients and finished in no more than 40 minutes), delicious recipes for pantry staples such as Basic Bitch Almond Milk, everyday meals like Tofu Carnitas Bowls, and fancier fare such as Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash  In the wild - How to maintain your values and moxie at work, in your social life, and when abroad No longer shall your intentions be ill-aligned with your actions. With eco-lifestyle expert Ashlee Piper's succinct, no-nonsense advice, it's never been easier to live more thoughtfully and true to your values, get healthier, and give a shit about the planet.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Ashlee Piper (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Ashlee Piper
Author: Ashlee Piper
Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Aquaponics: The Essential Aquaponics Guide

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Grow your own selection of fruit, vegetables, and herbs, all while raising fish with this proven step-by-step guide to aquaponics! I am thrilled to take you on an aquaponic voyage - from guiding you through how to build your own fully sustainable aquaponic garden to breaking down the science into concise, proven steps on how to yield the best results. This easy-to-follow guide is carefully tailored toward hobby gardeners as well as more advanced explorers of urban homesteading. By the end of the book, you will be able to create your own customized aquaponic garden by choosing and combining some of the systems and growing options provided, depending on your food-growing goals. This essential aquaponics guide covers the following: An introduction to aquaponics How it works and its benefits The best plants and fish to use Aquaponic system designs How to assemble, cycle and maintain your aquaponic garden And much more! Start your aquaponic journey today!

©2016 Andy Jacobson (P)2016 Andy Jaconson

Narrator: Dan McDermott
Length: 1 hr
Available on Audible
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Vegetables Gardening: 2 Books in 1

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Do you want to learn how to build and manage the hydroponic and raised bed system? If yes, then keep reading. Hydroponics System Now, what if it’s winter, you may ask? Or what if you live in a desert climate? Or an arctic one? How can you possibly grow a garden if you live surrounded by snow for most of the year? The answer is, you can do it with hydroponics. Even if you do not have a yard or the weather outside is not proper for growing a garden, you have the added benefit of all sorts of technological advancements that have made it entirely possible for you to be able to grow a garden in any climate. In fact, gardening has even been done on the International Space Station - literally out of this world? You may be wondering how this works, and the answer is through hydroponics. When you make use of hydroponic gardening, you are foregoing the need for soil. This means that you can garden just about anywhere. You could grow watermelon indoors if you had space to accommodate for it. You could grow strawberries in the middle of winter in the mountains indoors. You could grow those tomatoes in the Arctic Circle, despite the snow on the ground. All because you do not need soil to grow, you are able to make your growing incredibly flexible. This book covers: Hydroponic gardening Hydroponics system Build your hydroponic system Start a hydroponic system Parts and features of hydroponics garden Common problems in hydroponic system Global hydroponic market and commercial hydroponic production Hydroponics vs. aquaponics Post-harvest handling systems Hydroponic application factors And much more!! Raised Bed Gardening  Are you looking for a guide for building your own raised bed gardening. Then keep reading. Raised bed gardening is a type of gardening where the dirt is framed in beds, which can be of any length or shape, however are for the most part around three to four feet wide. The dirt is raised over the ground and is normally encased by a casing made of wood, rock, or solid squares, and might be improved with fertilizer. The vegetable plants in a raised bed garden are divided in geometric examples, a lot nearer together than in traditional line gardening. The dividing is with the end goal that when the vegetables are completely developed, their leaves scarcely contact one another, making a microclimate in which weed development is stifled and dampness is monitored. Raised bed gardens are frequently the establishment of square-foot gardening, a technique for planting plants in frameworks. Raised beds furnish the producer with an assortment of advantages. For instance, they broaden the planting season. They can likewise lessen weeds whenever structured and planted appropriately and they diminish the need to utilize poor local soil. Since the plant specialist doesn't stroll on the raised beds, the dirt isn't compacted and the roots have a simpler time developing. This book covers: Raised bed gardening Building and planning Everything about soil How to protect your plants Growing vertically in raised beds Combinations for companion planting Harvesting and storing your crops Supplies and materials Maintaining your bed raised garden The proper placement of raised bed gardens Natural methods to resolve crop infestation A different kind of bed gardening Overwintering your raised beds Going organic Frequently asked questions And much more!

©2020 Jackie Samuel Green (P)2020 Jackie Samuel Green

Narrator: Jennifer Garden
Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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The Backyard Homestead Manual

Summary

Save yourself from more than half of the trouble most beginning and advanced homesteaders have to deal with.  Homestead gardening has exploded over the last few years. One in three US households now gardens to provide food for their families.  There are a variety of reasons why people are getting into gardening in such numbers. At the top of the list is that you can ensure the quality and nutrition of their fruits and vegetables. You also maintain control over where and how they’re produced so they know they’re safe.  Additionally, homestead gardening can save you a lot of money. Did you know that for the required purchases to garden, the average grower experiences a return of investment of over 700%?  Homesteaders also report a psychological satisfaction that comes from working the land to provide for their own food. If you have a garden or are considering one, now is the perfect time to start or take it to the next level. Optimizing your efforts provides superb results that no grocery store could ever compete with.  It’s also the start of a self-reliant lifestyle because once you get proficient in gardening for food, it has real economic benefits both meeting actual needs and saving money.  Are you wondering if this kind of gardening will work in your backyard?  The answer is 100% yes, it will work, because there are plants and gardening techniques that work for all sorts of living situations.  All you need is a basic understanding of particular plants and their needs to make sure you can live a self-sufficient life as a homesteader. In The Backyard Homestead Manual, you'll discover:  A gardener’s framework for effective planning to ensure your harvest is sufficient  Different garden bed options to accommodate your available space  Straightforward ways to improve the quality of your soil  Specialty fruits and vegetables that grow in tricky environments  Six easy ways to ensure you eat well throughout the winter  Three things you can't overlook if you want your plants to reliably grow  New strategies for getting rid of weeds that minimize your required time and effort And much more. No matter if you are new to homesteading or you are an established farmer, The Backyard Homestead Manual meets you wherever you are in your gardening process and helps you to overcome the challenges you are facing right now.  Some people are resistant to starting gardening or increasing its scope because of the time commitment. While there are things you need to do on a regular basis, the reality is that when you get a solid system in place, most of the chores can be done quickly and effectively so you can get on with other parts of your day.  If you want to increase your homesteading skills and see the results in your garden, scroll up and click the add to cart button.

©2019 Chase Bourn (P)2019 Chase Bourn

Narrator: KC Wayman
Author: Chase Bourn
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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First Time Home Buyers Practical Guide

Summary

Have you ever thought about purchasing your first dream home, but are you scared to handle the whole process? Maybe you already had an idea about going into the real estate business? Would you like to have a guide that would nail every single detail you need to know about real estate investing? Having a big beautiful house is one of those things that almost every person has dreamed about. But almost every single one of those dreamers knows how difficult of a process it can be if you don‘t know the rules of this industry. After more than 10 years of selling, buying, and renting dream properties, Norah Sherrod decided to create a complete guide that is going to teach you the most important things you need to know about real estate for both - purchasing your own dream property and building massive real estate investing business. Here is just a short brief of what you are going to get out of this audiobook: To rent or to buy Step-by-step guide on how to set out your needs and priorities for your dream house How to deal with mortgages and loans First steps into real estate investing business  How to handle the entire home buying procedure without going crazy The potential of buying a house at auction Most common real estate investing mistakes you must avoid Much more! It may look that buying real estate can be the most difficult financial decision in your life, but going through this audiobook, you will learn how to make this process as easy and as professional as possible. Now it is your turn to take action!

©2020 Norah Sherrod (P)2020 Norah Sherrod

Narrator: Angela Clark
Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Mortgage Loan Modification in 30 Days or Less

Summary

Get valuable tips from an insider who has worked with and for various mortgage companies, who specialize in completing mortgage loan modifications nationally for homeowners. I have personally been involved in completing mortgage loan modifications among other workouts for homeowner when it comes to saving their home from a foreclosure sale; my website has additional information there at www.corybuyshousesfast.com.  I can say that I have completed thousands of workouts over the past decade plus, assisting borrowers nationwide. Listening to this book is as close as you can get to the actual source as it relates to completing a mortgage loan modification successfully. This book does not have a lot of fluff or mortgage loan modification theories, I am the source. I have personally assisted homeowners, family members of homeowners, individuals at government help agencies trying to assist homeowners, other mortgage companies, lawyers among others.  My book has direct and simple ways to get a mortgage loan modification completed in the quickest, easiest, and most direct way without all of the stress and headache that can often occur when seeking mortgage help. I have been onboard and have worked directly with homeowners in desperate situations and on the brink of foreclosure, and I have assisted them many times with ease because I have done it a thousand time before. You will truly enjoy my book and be empowered in your quest for a mortgage loan modification once you have completed listening to it.

©2019 Cory Dacosta (P)2021 Cory Dacosta

Narrator: Tony Chiappetta
Author: Cory Grant
Length: 42 mins
Available on Audible
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The Edible Garden

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In this timely new book, BBC star and Gardening World's thrifty and resourceful Alys Fowler shows that there is a way to take the good life and re-fashion it to fit in with life in the city. Abandoning the limitations of traditional gardening methods, she has created a beautifully productive garden where tomatoes sit happily next to roses, carrots are woven between the lavenders and potatoes grow in pots on the patio. And all of this is produced in a way that mimics natural systems, producing delicious homegrown food for her table. And she shares her favorite recipes for the hearty dishes, pickles and jams she makes to use up her bountiful harvest, proving that no-one need go hungry on her grow-your-own regime. Good for the pocket, good for the environment and hugely rewarding for the soul, The Edible Garden urges urbanites everywhere to chuck out the old gardening rules and create their own haven that's as good to look at as it is to eat.

©2013 Viva Editions (P)2014 Viva Editions

Narrator: Melora Kordos
Author: Alys Fowler
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Worm Farming

3 ratings

Summary

If you want to learn more about the unique form of composting that is worm farming, then keep reading… More than one-third of our food ends up wasted in the trash. This puts tremendous pressures on landfills and our ecosystem. There is a better way. It may sound crazy, but the solution comes from slimy, wiggly little creatures - worms! Through worm farming, you are able to create valuable assets out of waste. Grow beautiful and healthy plants and vegetables. Naturally create this highly sought after fertilizer and save on gardening and fishing materials. So how does this work, and how do I get started? This audiobook can help answer all of your questions. You will effectively be guided through successfully starting your own worm farm. You will learn how easy it is to get started and how success can be found with not much effort. Here’s just a little of what you will discover inside: The many hidden benefits of starting a worm farm. (These savings will surprise you!) Types of worms that are the best choice for your farm. Ways to design a successful farm that allows you to regulate important things like temperature and moisture levels. Things you can safely feed your hungry worms. The 12 things you must definitely not put in your worm farm. Ways to control the situation should your worm populations explode quickly Method to create highly valuable “worm tea”.  The basics of starting a profitable business through worm farming. Troubleshooting guide - If anything goes wrong, this is how to fix it. And much, much more. This is a great book for beginners and even for specialists. There will be tips and tricks that will make your farm more successful.  Ready to get started building your own worm farm? It’s as easy as scrolling up and tapping “buy now”.

©2019 Admore Publishing (P)2019 Admore Publishing

Narrator: Ryan Garrett
Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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The Upcycle

3 ratings

Summary

The Upcycle is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Cradle to Cradle, the most consequential ecological manifesto of our time. Now, drawing on the lessons gained from 10 years of putting the cradle-to-cradle concept into practice with businesses, governments, and ordinary people, William McDonough and Michael Braungart envision the next step in the solution to our ecological crisis: We don't just reuse resources with greater effectiveness, we actually improve them as we use them. For McDonough and Braungart, the questions of resource scarcity and sustainability are questions of design. And they are practical-minded visionaries: They envision beneficial designs of products, buildings, and business practices - and they show us these ideas being put to use around the world as everyday objects like chairs, cars, and factories are being reinvented not just to sustain life on the planet but to grow it. It is an eye-opening, inspiring tour of the next industrial revolution as it unfolds in front of us. The Upcycle is every bit as ambitious as such classics as Rachel Carson's Silent Spring - but its mission is very different. McDonough and Braungart want to turn on its head our very understanding of the human role on Earth: We should not just protect the planet from ourselves but should redesign our activity to improve the planet. And that goal is well within our reach.

©2013 William McDonough and Michael Braungart. (P)2013 Tantor

Narrator: Alan Sklar
Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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Eaarth

1 rating

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"Read it, please. Straight through to the end. Whatever else you were planning to do next, nothing could be more important." (Barbara Kingsolver) Twenty years ago, with The End of Nature, Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Those warnings went mostly unheeded; now, he insists, we need to acknowledge that we've waited too long and that massive change is not only unavoidable but already under way. Our old familiar globe is suddenly melting, drying, acidifying, flooding, and burning in ways that no human has ever seen. We've created, in very short order, a new planet, still recognizable but fundamentally different. We may as well call it Eaarth. That new planet is filled with new binds and traps. A changing world costs large sums to defend - think of the money that went to repair New Orleans, or the trillions it will take to transform our energy systems. But the endless economic growth that could underwrite such largesse depends on the stable planet we've managed to damage and degrade. We can't rely on old habits any longer.  Our hope depends, McKibben argues, on scaling back - on building the kind of societies and economies that can hunker down, concentrate on essentials, and create the type of community (in the neighborhood, but also on the Internet) that will allow us to weather trouble on an unprecedented scale. Change - fundamental change - is our best hope on a planet suddenly and violently out of balance. 

©2010 Bill McKibben (P)2010 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Oliver Wyman
Length: 9 hrs
Available on Audible
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Sustainable Minimalism

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Eco-minimalism is a hot-button issue right now, and for good reason: living a life with less can be the key to saving our precious planet. We are exhausted. There's so much to do, and way too much to buy. Whether it's through late night TV ads, social media, or other sources of influence, we seem to be addicted to buying and then storing things. Sometimes we consume with no regret and other times we realize that we're doing more harm than good to our wallets and our homes. It's a constant cycle - one that many are longing to break. Who wants their hard-earned money to go toward something that soon ends up in a landfill?  We have an abundance of things. Manufacturing "stuff" exploits Earth's precious (and finite) resources. And then there's the harsh reality of where it all goes. Our discarded possessions ultimately head to landfills and contribute to environmental pollution, releasing greenhouse gases during breakdown and decomposition. Sustainable minimalism is the solution overworked people are seeking but can't seem to find in any store. This book empowers readers to incrementally incorporate the tenets of sustainable minimalism into their homes and lives. You will master the easiest tasks first and build upon your successes-a practical and stress-free process. Now that's sustainable!

©2020 Stephanie Seferian (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: Teri Schnaubelt
Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Organic Gardening: 2 Books in 1

Summary

Organic gardening: Here’s the perfect solution if you want to know how to start your own veggie garden, build a greenhouse, and grow food all year round. Do you want to become more independent and be able to grow your own food wherever you live, all year round? Are you looking for a way to extend your gardening season and grow plants in an easy and manageable way? If so, greenhouse gardening is the answer to your questions! Organic gardening is the perfect way to grow your own food. Greenhouses allow for all kinds of plants to grow all year round, even if you live in a colder climate. It might seem overwhelming to set up a greenhouse garden, but in fact, it’s never been easier. Many people are looking to become more self-sufficient, and greenhouse gardening has become a very manageable alternative to supermarket produce. This audiobook is a two-in-one bundle that will teach you how to start your own organic veggie garden and how to build a greenhouse. You will get essential information on these two different ways of gardening, and you can choose one or both! Here’s what you can learn in this book: What is a greenhouse garden and how to choose the right type for you How to choose equipment and accessories and what are the best ways to maintain your organic garden What are the best vegetables to choose for a beginner gardener with tips on organic fertilizers How to keep insects, pests, and diseases out of your organic garden And so much more! Even if you’re completely new to the world of gardening, there is no need to worry. The process is pretty simple once you learn the basics, and this book will help you do just that. Every gardening topic is covered in detail, and you will be able to start your organic garden in no time!

©2020 John Edwards (P)2020 John Edwards

Narrator: Dennis Caldwell
Author: John Edwards
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Lightly

7 ratings

Summary

Do you ever feel like life is weighing you down? Like the stuff in your home, the to-dos in your schedule, the worries in your heart are too much? Make "lightly" your mantra, one lovely little word to live by, and transform your life.   There's no shortage of decluttering books on the market, but Lightly is different. It goes beyond decluttering - far beyond - to uplift your thoughts, your actions, every moment and aspect of your life.  Learn how to lighten:    Your stuff: create a serene space with your favorite things  Your step: consume less and live in harmony with the Earth  Your stress: be less busy and breeze through your days  Your spirit: clear emotional baggage from your mind and heart  Lightly is like a recipe book for minimalism, designed so you can dip into it anytime for advice and inspiration. Whether you want to clear out a closet, free up some time, or get rid of a nagging guilt, you can listen to the relevant section for the help you need.  What's more, Lightly is a complete philosophy of life. When you're tempted by an impulse purchase, trying to resist a chocolate donut, or struggling to say no to another obligation, all you have to remember is one word - "lightly" - to boost your resolve and make beautiful choices. It doesn't get any easier than that.   With this book, Francine Jay makes minimalism more doable and delightful than ever. In just minutes a day you can cast off the weight, and glide through life more lightly and gracefully.

©2019 Francine Jay (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Casey Turner
Author: Francine Jay
Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Cooler Smarter

Summary

How can each of us live cooler and smarter? While the routine decisions that shape our days - what to have for dinner, where to shop, how to get to work - may seem small, collectively they have a big effect on global warming. But which changes in our lifestyles might make the biggest difference to the climate? This science-based guide shows you the most effective ways to cut your own global warming emissions by 20 percent or more, and explains why your individual contribution is so vital to addressing this global problem. Cooler Smarter is based on an in-depth, two-year study by the experts at The Union of Concerned Scientists. While other green guides suggest an array of tips, Cooler Smarter offers proven strategies to cut carbon, with chapters on transportation, home energy use, diet, and personal consumption, as well as how best to influence your workplace, your community, and elected officials. The book explains how to make the biggest impact and when not to sweat the small stuff. It also turns many eco-myths on their head, like the importance of locally produced food or the superiority of all hybrid cars. The advice in Cooler Smarter can help save you money and live healthier. But its central purpose is to empower you, through low-carbon living, to confront one of society's greatest threats.

©2012 The Union of Concerned Scientists (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: James Eckhouse
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Backyard Beekeeping

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If you want to discover how to best raise bees and perhaps even create a profitable honey business from it, then pay attention... Just diving into the world of bees? Have you wanted to start your own hive, but have been confused by the conflicting information on the Internet? Looking for an authoritative source on how to go about the business of bees and make money while you’re at it? Then this audiobook is what you need. In this audiobook, you’re going to learn: The 10 start-up guidelines How to confidently identify the different breeds of honey bees How to successfully put together your very own hive 17 supplies every beekeeper must have How to create the most beautiful bee-friendly garden  The best ways to tackle pests and diseases that most amateurs ignore The best plants to give your bees all the sweet nectar they need to thrive and more The role every bee plays in providing the best honey - and how to keep them producing honey for years to come An unbelievably easy way to understand bee behavior so you can give the buzzers what they need The proper way to harvest your honey and beeswax, so there’s no waste, and it’s all high-quality product How to market your epic, delicious honey, get back your investment, and then some Where to find hot buyers that are ready and eager to buy your product Many amateur beekeepers proceed with no confidence and get terrible advice from terrible sources. With this guide, you can start your beekeeping hobby or business, knowing that you’ve got all the info you need so you won’t miss a beat! Whether you’re new at this, or you’re a long-time beekeeper, there are amazing tips here to take your beekeeping to the next level. So, are you ready to step up your game? Of course you are! Buy this audiobook now!

©2020 Dion Rosser (P)2020 Dion Rosser

Narrator: Ivan Busenius
Author: Dion Rosser
Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Worm Farming

1 rating

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Curious about what worm farming is? Do you want to know what it takes to get started? How can you can make it fun and profitable?  These are just a few of the questions that are answered in Worm Farming: Setup a Sustainable Vermiculture Earthworm Composting Ranch. This is the ultimate guide about worm farming. Discover the many benefits of worm farming or what is also known as vermicomposting. You can get free fishing bait, use it as source of food for wild birds, fish, and chickens, or create a nutrient-rich potting soil that is a fun hobby while teaching you about the environment. You will see that getting started with worm farming is much easier than you think! Details on space requirements, type of worms to use, what to feed them and much, much, more are revealed in this informative audiobook. Worm farming can be a fun way to generate some income from the worms or nutrient-rich soil that you sell. Our tips on running a successful worm farm and understanding the business aspects of it will function as your startup road map. Get started today with this comprehensive guide on worm farming. Scroll up and click on the "buy now" button.

©2014 Sparrow Publications (P)2020 Sparrow Publications

Narrator: Russell Newton
Author: Brian Grant
Length: 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Ultimate Gardening Book: 5 Gardening Books in 1

3 ratings

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The ultimate five-in-one gardening combo! This will be the last gardening book you'll ever need! Grow the best in organic vegetables, organic fruits, and organic herbs. Perfect for gardening beginners or seasoned veterans. Do not pass this one up! By number-one best-selling author Joy Louis. Learn how to plan properly for your container gardening! Step by step in choosing the correct containers for your garden Know these must-have container gardening essentials! Learn about proper watering for the best harvest Outline for pests and fertilizers What you may not know about the seeds How to deal with container gardening problems The mistake you must avoid! Ten awesome container gardening ideas Much, much more! What is urban homesteading? Learn the real difference between urban and rural homesteading permaculture Discover why urban homesteading is a lifestyle choice How to start your own garden Know these variables for a survival garden Learn to make your own compost! What to know about fertilizers How to build a rain collection system that works! Discover the DIY rain barrel system Much, much more! What is straw bale gardening and how to get started Step-by-step guide to building your straw bale garden How to properly prepare the bales Learn the best techniques for planting, watering, weeding, and pest control How to fertilize properly Secrets to weed control and pest control Straw bale compost bin and how to build your bin

©2015 Great Reads Publishing (P)2015 Great Reads Publishing

Narrator: Stacy Wilson
Author: Joy Louis
Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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What to Do When the Shit Hits the Fan

Summary

Would you know how to prepare for an unforeseen emergency, or handle an unexpected disaster? With real-world considerations in mind, disaster preparedness consultant David Black shows us how to stay alive when tragedy strikes. His step-by-step actions can help us make it safely through a variety of crises, from catastrophic weather to terrorism to civil unrest. Black presents tailor-made plans for individuals, businesses, organizations, small groups, and communities to follow, in all regions of the country and broken down by type of emergency and environment. In addition, he provides a hierarchy for response including communication, healthcare, food, water, and shelter in the absence of institutions and commercially available services and supplies.

©2007 David Black (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Steve Coulter
Author: David Black
Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Homestead Basics

Summary

The Homestead Basic Series is a collection of works that answer the often-asked questions of individuals trying to start living more self-sufficiently. Each book in this set holds solid information geared toward beginning hobbyist.  The basics of raising backyard chickens  The basics of raising backyard rabbits The basics of beginning beekeeping The basics of homemade cheesemaking The basics of making homemade wine and vinegar The basics of homemade cleaning supplies The basics of baking The basics of food preservation The basics of food storage The basics of cooking meat The basics of make ahead mixes The basics of beginning leatherwork Check out this series. It is packed with valuable information that will jumpstart your journey to being more sustainable and self-sufficient.

©2020 David Nash (P)2020 David Nash

Narrator: Robert Asher
Author: David Nash
Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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The Backyard Homestead: Garden, Orchard, Mini Farming, Equipment Shed and More

Summary

Make your home self-sufficient, live off your land and save a lot of money by becoming a backyard homesteader. Have you always wondered about the phenomena of sustainable living? Would you like to transform your home into a self-sufficient, eco-friendly paradise? Do you want to grow your own organic food, raise healthy livestock, or use renewable energy sources? Backyard Homesteading covers tons of different projects and activities, from producing organic products such as food and wine to building furniture, and using solar power as an energy source. When homesteading, you are basically trying to produce everything you can usually get in stores and shops. The main goal of this way of living is not only to nurture our mother nature but also to save money and become financially independent in the long term. This audiobook is a great way to start transforming your home and life. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about backyard homesteading, and how you can do it even if you live in a city, and have little or no space for agriculture. Here’s what you’ll learn: What is backyard homesteading, what it entails and how to become a homesteader How to start this project the right way, by following important homesteading principles How to homestead if you live in the city or own a very small backyard Techniques for gardening and producing fruits and vegetables And much more! Just imagine what amount of money you would save every month if you didn’t have to buy your food, wines or pay your energy bills! Join thousands of people living a healthy, eco-friendly, fulfilling life!

©2020 Martin Travis (P)2020 Martin Travis

Narrator: Brad Freeman
Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Healthy Buildings

2 ratings

Summary

From our offices and homes to schools, hospitals, and restaurants, the indoor spaces where we work, learn, play, eat, and heal have an outsized impact on our performance and well-being. They affect our creativity, focus, and problem-solving ability and can make us sick - jeopardizing our future and dragging down profits in the process. Joseph Allen and John Macomber make a compelling case in this urgently needed book for why every business and homeowner should make certain relatively low-cost investments a top priority. Grounded in exposure and risk science and relevant to anyone newly concerned about how their surroundings impact their health, Healthy Buildings can help you evaluate the impact of small, easily controllable environmental fluctuations on your immediate well-being and long-term reproductive and lung health. Cutting through the jargon to explain complex processes in simple and compelling language, Allen and Macomber show how buildings can both expose you to and protect you from disease. With decades of practice in protecting worker health, they offer a clear way forward right now, and show us what comes next in a post-COVID world. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 The President and Fellows of Harvard College (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Adam Lofbomm
Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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Divorcing the Electric Company

Summary

This second audio edition of Divorcing the Electric Company has evolved substantially since I recorded the first edition, yet only a few short years have passed! Home solar panel systems have come a long way technologically in the last few years but so have the clever financing schemes and fly-by-night contractors. There exists an onslaught of solar advertisers, door knockers, and telemarketers. Should you buy or lease? How do you pick the right contractor and the best equipment? In a world of fast-talking solar salesmen peddling expensive solar financing and deals, how can you avoid common scams and rip-offs? Who can you trust? The second edition of Divorcing the Electric Company is updated and expanded, and references real solar leases and contracts. Knowing these tricks of the trade could save you tens of thousands of dollars and help you to avoid a tragically doomed second marriage. No sense in divorcing the electric company just to remarry its ugly step-cousin! Go solar the right way. Listen to this audiobook!

©2018 Scott Gordon (P)2018 Scott Gordon

Narrator: Barry Shannon
Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Teaming with Nutrients

3 ratings

Summary

Most gardeners realize that plants need to be fed but know little to nothing about the nature of the nutrients involved or how they get into plants. Teaming with Nutrients explains how nutrients move into plants and what both macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients do once inside. It shows organic gardeners how to provide these essentials. To fully explain how plants eat, Lowenfels uses his ability to make science accessible with lessons in biology, chemistry, and botany that all gardeners need to know to understand how nutrients get to the plant and what they do once they're inside it.  Teaming with Nutrients will open your eyes to the importance of understanding the role of nutrients in healthy, productive organic gardens, and it will show you how these nutrients do their jobs. In short, it will make you a better informed, more successful, and more environmentally responsible gardener.

©2013 Jeff Lowenfels (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Chris Lutkin
Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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Microgreens

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Do you want to grow your own kitchen garden? Do you want to boost your immune system, improve your cardiovascular health, and lose weight? Do you want to enrich your diet with mouthwatering herbs that you can grow on your kitchen counter or windowsill? If so, this is the right book for you! In this audiobook, you'll find out what microgreens are, why you need them, how to grow them, and so much more! With this book, you'll be able to start improving your life and health - right now! This guide is a simple and easy manual written specifically for you! Whether you’re interested in growing and selling microgreens or want to use them for vigorous health, this book will tell you everything you need to know to start growing and consuming microgreens! Moreover, this book will show you how to cook and eat these delicious plants, turning every plain meal into a delicacy! With the instructions and tips given in this book, you'll know exactly which seeds to buy, how to care for them, and how to cultivate them to start seeing results within days! What exactly are microgreens? Why are they so popular? What's their true nutritional value? How do you grow microgreens? How much do you water and fertilize microgreens? Learn all these and so much more!  Microgreens is based on expert research and uses present-day findings to help you understand the true benefits of cultivating micro plants for vigorous health, a delicious diet, and a profitable business. Don't miss out on the opportunity to improve health and finances in a matter of weeks!

©2020 Gordon L. Atwell (P)2020 Gordon L. Atwell

Narrator: Mike Growing
Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Mushroom Cultivation

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Discover the only guide you'll ever need to master the practice of cultivating your own homegrown gourmet mushrooms right in your own backyard. Have you ever wondered if you could grow your own mushrooms right in your own home and depend less on grocery-bought mushrooms? Are you looking for a reliable resource guide to help you grow different varieties of mushrooms without fuss or guesswork? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then this book is for you. Mushroom is a culinary staple in many traditions across the world. They are also proven to have numerous benefits, from skin restoration to boosting energy levels, among so many other health and medicinal benefits that they are often referred to as a superfood. From identifying and choosing the right species for your growing needs to setting up a viable grow room, you'll learn everything you need to know about cultivating mushrooms as quickly, safely and effectively as possible with detailed growing and harvesting instructions. Take a look at what you're going to learn in Mushroom Cultivation: Five reasons you should consider adding growing mushrooms to your gardening skill set The simple five-step method to help you grow your very first or next batch of gourmet mushrooms The different varieties of mushrooms and how to choose the species best suitable for your needs Step-by-step instructions to help you set up a grow room for your batch of gourmet mushrooms The best species of mushrooms that are best suitable for newbies to mushroom cultivation Surefire techniques to help you preserve your mushrooms and keep them fresh for as long as you can And tons more! Whether you're completely new to mushroom cultivation or you're a seasoned mushroom grower looking to pick up new tricks, the detailed, easy-to-follow instructions contained in this guide will help you become a mushroom growing expert in no time. Scroll to the top of the page and click the "Buy Now" button to get started cultivating edible mushrooms today!

©2020 Tom Gordon (P)2020 Tom Gordon

Narrator: Matyas J.
Author: Tom Gordon
Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Farewell, My Subaru

1 rating

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Informative, lively, and compulsively listenable, Doug Fine's humorous and topical work chronicles his year embracing an environmentally friendly lifestyle. Vowing to grow all his own food, harness the sun's power for his electrical needs, and consume as little fossil fuel as necessary, Fine faces surprising obstacles at every turn as he discovers that going green is easier said than done.

©2008 Doug Fine (P)2008 Recorded Books

Narrator: Doug Fine
Author: Doug Fine
Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Solar Power

Summary

Solar power is the most rich vitality asset on Earth. It very well may be caught and utilized in a few different ways, and as a sustainable power source, is a significant piece of our spotless vitality future. Sun-powered vitality originates from the sun and can be caught with different innovations, principally sun-oriented boards. The "photovoltaic impact" is the component by which silicon sun-powered boards outfit the sun's vitality and create power. Need to exploit sun-powered vitality yourself? Sun-based vitality: What is it and how can it work?

©2020 Jules Sun (P)2020 Jules Sun

Narrator: Genet Saare
Author: Jules Sun
Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Hydroponics

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Grow out-of-season crops all year round, even without having a yard or garden area!  This invaluable book gives you step-by-step instructions on how to create and maintain your own hydroponic garden. It shows you easy and affordable ways to build your own hydroponic system. Written and narrated in easy-to-understand English, this audiobook shows you how to build a greenhouse and grow vegetables, herbs, and fruits throughout the year. Did you know that gardening methods such as hydroponics or aeroponics can help your plants mature much faster while delivering you a handsome return on investment? This in-depth audiobook answers your questions such as: How to build your own hydroponic system - from easy to more advanced set-ups? What are the different types of highly profitable hydroponic systems? What are the inexpensive options and money-saving tips to help you reduce your costs in building and running your greenhouse? Which crops and growing mediums are best suited to each hydroponic system? What are the pests and diseases in your hydroponic garden and how to combat them? What are the essential equipment you need to keep your garden healthy? How to schedule your plants for year-round gardening? How you can benefit from innovative methods such as deep-water culture and drip system? What are the materials you need to manufacture your own drop inlet irrigation system? What are the crops most suited for hydroponic gardening? How to grow lettuce and other herbs and vegetables using hydroponics? This book provides little-known tips for growing healthy plants. Learn the secrets from someone who has actually done the job. Save time and money with easy-to-follow instructions, ideas, and examples. Scroll up and buy the audiobook today. Your little investment for this book will prove to be the best investment ever in your life.

©2019 Michael J. Stephenson (P)2020 Michael J. Stephenson

Narrator: Chad Jacobs
Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Off Grid Living

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Surrender your fear and anxiety, trust your instincts, and choose a life that’s compassionate, accountable, and free. This is what it means to be living off the grid.  Have you ever noticed that too much garbage and wastewater find their way into the environment? As you continue on this path you face the possibility of leaving an uninhabitable world for future generations.  How can you reduce your carbon footprint to make an impact on the global environment? What steps can you take to make sure you contribute as little as possible or not at all to our waste problems? Do you have to go back to the 1800s to make it work? Is it possible to live with our simple life joys without having to rely on big energy companies?  If you consider your impact on the environment, there are surely benefits to living off the grid. Will it be worth it? Absolutely. So, if you’ve decided that you’re ready to transition to a more conscious, responsible, and accountable life, then let’s get started on the steps you need to take to live off the grid. In this audiobook your will discover:  What the heck is off-grid living anyways?  What are the three keys to the right mindset?  Get prepared in just six easy steps!  Mistakes to avoid when choosing your location - How far off-grid is right for you?  Foods you didn’t know where this good for you to not just survive but thrive!  What the essential components are to surviving year-round no matter the weather  By now you are thinking...what if I can’t do it? What if I am not ready to go all the way off grid?  I believe that you can do it. You don’t necessarily have to leave the city to reduce your impact nor live in complete isolation. You can do it in steps. It all starts with your conscientious choice. You can start small and take steps to build eventual off-grid living. Or just go big right from the start.  Are you ready? Like, seriously ready? Take action now. Buy the audiobook today. Don’t wait for tomorrow.

©2019 Mike Holsworth (P)2019 Mike Holsworth

Narrator: Joshua McLean
Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Sustainability

1 rating

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The word sustainability has been connected to everything from a certain kind of economic development to corporate promises about improved supply sourcing. But despite the apparent ubiquity of the term, the concept of sustainability has come to mean a number of specific things. In this accessible guide to the meanings of sustainability, Kent Portney describes the evolution of the idea and examines its application in a variety of contemporary contexts - from economic growth and consumption to government policy and urban planning. Portney takes as his starting point the 1987 definition by the World Commission on Environment and Development of sustainability as economic development activity that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". At its heart, Portney explains, sustainability focuses on the use and depletion of natural resources. It is not the same as environmental protection or natural resource conservation; it is more about finding some sort of steady state, so that the Earth can support both human population and economic growth. Portney looks at political opposition to the promotion of sustainability, which usually questions the need for sustainability or calls its costs unacceptable; collective and individual consumption of material goods and resources and to what extent they must be curtailed to achieve sustainability; the role of the private sector, and the co-opting of sustainability by corporations; government policy on sustainability at the international, national, and subnational levels; and how cities could become models for sustainability action.

©2015 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC

Narrator: Don Hagen
Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much

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Derived from the Swedish phrase Lagom är bäst, meaning "the right amount is best; in moderation, in balance", langom is a deeply held philosophy closely tied to the Swedish cultural and social ideology of fairness and equality. Lagom is believed to have begun with Viking culture: at gatherings, when a bowl of mead was passed around in a circle, it was important that everyone sipped "just enough" or their "fair share" so there was enough to be enjoyed by all. Deeply ingrained in the Swedish psyche, lagom is about enjoying balance in every aspect of life - from work and leisure to family and food and everything in between. Experienced bakers know by touch when dough they're kneading is lagom - not too moist and not too dry. At the office, professionals who work hard - but not to the detriment of other aspects of their lives - are following the ideal of lagom. In this inviting, inspirational guide, Niki Brantmark explains lagom and explains how to incorporate it into your own lifestyle, including: Home: declutter, keep items you love; buy consciously Work: take regular coffee breaks away from your desk, Swedish style; learn to "switch off" at home Money: more isn't happiness - live within your means and be thrifty without sacrificing quality Body and mind: exercise that fits your life and healthy habits that make you feel better (starting with more sleep) Food: enjoy that slice of cake, but remember, portions in moderation Vacation: make the most of holidays and time off Leisure: get out in nature - take a hike in the woods or a dip in the sea Family: keep it simple and organized Friendship: form bonds that will last a lifetime And much more In an interconnected world filled with goal-oriented perfectionists, Lagom reminds us to slow down, to decompress and destress, to be mindful of sustainability yet not deny ourselves pleasure. But lagom is not a rigid set of rules - sometimes you need more, sometimes you need less, and that's fine, too! With this idea-filled guide, you can learn to find greater balance, well-being, and harmony - and, most importantly, make time for the things that matter most in life.

©2017 Niki Brantmark (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Narrator: Ana Clements
Length: 4 hrs
Available on Audible
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Viviendo Fuera Del Sistema [Living Out of the System]

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Libertad. Flexibilidad. Felicidad. ¿Es posible tenerlo todo, o es sólo un truco? Sigue leyendo...  ¿Qué implica el estilo de vida de tus sueños?  Tal vez consiste en vivir en una pequeña casa muy popular, donde cada rincón y grieta se utiliza para el máximo almacenamiento y comodidad. Tienes todo lo que necesitas en ese único espacio, sin desorden a la vista.  O tal vez escuchas el océano llamando tu nombre, cultivando tu sueño de tener una casa flotante donde los canales se convierten en tu hogar. Eres un viajero de corazón.  Tal vez ni siquiera tengas preferencia por el tipo de casa en la que vives, siempre y cuando estés rodeado de la belleza de la naturaleza y tengas acceso a fuentes frescas de alimentos y agua. Un mundo donde el sol es tu despertador y los pájaros cantando te animan.  Cualquiera que sea la visión que tengas en mente, ya no tiene que ser una creación de tu imaginación.  A pesar de lo que otros puedan decir sobre el estilo de vida fuera del sistema, no es extraño y no es una “fase” que eventualmente superarás. Cada persona tiene diferentes pasiones y definiciones de lo que sería la vida perfecta, así que no todos lo entenderán.  Independientemente de lo que diga la familia o los amigos, no dejes que te disuadan. Si es algo que realmente deseas, ¡no hay otra opción que perseguirlo!  En Viviendo Fuera del Sistema, descubrirás:  Lo diferentes que pueden ser los estilos de vida autónomos, así como el tipo que mejor se adapta a ti y a tus necesidades.  El último enfoque a tomar cuando se trata de deshacerte de pertenencias innecesarias  Cómo encontrar el huevo de oro para financiar tu nuevo estilo de vida  16 alimentos básicos de la despensa para no sólo reducir drásticamente tus gastos en alimentos, sino también disminuir el tiempo que dedicas a la preparación de las comidas  Hábitos sencillos para reducir tus facturas y prepararte para la vida fuera del sistema.  Cómo decidir qué casa es para ti, incluyendo las desventajas que debes conocer de antemano  La forma más eficiente de alimentar tu casa de acuerdo con las características de tu propiedad  Y mucho más.  Incluso si no tienes absolutamente ninguna pista de lo que implicaría sacar tu vida del sistema, con los recursos y la orientación adecuados, es posible para cualquiera que tenga una sed insaciable de ello.  Hacer un cambio de vida tan grande puede ser muy desalentador, pero al final, te agradecerás a ti mismo cuando veas lo feliz que te hace.  Si la familia Watkinsons del Reino Unido puede dejar sus trabajos, desarraigar su casa y vivir de la energía renovable mientras cuidan de su hija de 5 años y su hijo de 18 meses, entonces tú también puedes.  En lugar de vivir una vida llena de sueños perpetuos y de “debería tener”, deja de compadecerte de ti mismo y actúa ahora para que tus sueños se hagan realidad.  Entonces, ¿qué estás esperando? La pura felicidad y satisfacción te están esperando al otro lado de tu decisión de cambio de vida...  Si deseas dejar atrás tu aburrida rutina diaria y descubrir cómo vivir el estilo de vida fuera del sistema con el que has estado fantaseando durante años, entonces desplázate hacia arriba y haz clic en el botón “Añadir al carro” ahora mismo.   Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2019 Chase Bourn (P)2020 Chase Bourn

Narrator: Luis Vega
Author: Chase Bourn
Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Composting

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Still spending money on toxic fertilizers? Try this instead! Have you ever been to a lush old forest and wondered how those majestic trees and thick bushes grow so happily without any help...while your garden threatens to die out within weeks if you don't feed your plants with chemical fertilizers? Well, nature is wise. A forest fertilizes itself with dead leaves and grass and all kinds of organic materials that turn into delightfully nutritious compost. It contains the exact nutrients that plants need for healthy growth - without the weird (and expensive) chemicals that contaminate the soil. So...why don't you just repeat this process in your garden - or even in a bucket in your apartment? But composting is complicated and expensive, they say. It's not worth the effort, they say. Compost stinks, they say. Guess what? Those are myths. When done correctly, composting is easy and cheap...and compost actually has a nice earthy smell so you can even make it indoors. But...how do you compost correctly? You simply grab this book and follow the step-by-step tutorials! This book will help you: Choose the perfect composting system for your home (you can literally get one for $13, so it won't break the bank). Make sure that your compost pile has the right proportion of green and brown ingredients. Prevent your compost from rotting, drying out, or developing funny smells. Find the courage to invite some friendly worms to help you (this is called vermicomposting). Discover non-disgusting ways to fertilize your garden with your bodily waste. Enjoy a lush garden without the dangers of artificial fertilizers! A well-planned compost pile doesn't smell and it doesn't require much maintenance. Just get this book, follow the step-by-step instructions, and let your plants enjoy all-natural fertilizer in a matter of months - or even weeks! Scroll up, click on "Buy Now" and stop poisoning your garden!

©2020 Janet Wilson (P)2020 Janet Wilson

Author: Janet Wilson
Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Aquaponics

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Aquaponics 101! This audiobook contains everything you need to know about growing your own fish and food simultaneously. Aquaculture is a great way to get organic foods year round and save yourself a ton of money! You probably have your own reasons why you're looking at aquaponics but it's something you really need to be familiar with before making the commitment. Do you want your own sustainable, organic, homegrown produce? Do you want to know where your food comes from and that it's the best quality? Why waste money on a hydroponic system when you can go the whole way, skip the chemicals, and have home-raised fish that are healthier and tastier than store bought. Aquaponics is something that many commercial farmers have known about for years, and some societies have used it for far longer. Tap into their knowledge with this introduction to setting up your system. We'll tell you what the right ppm measurements in your tank are, what crops grow best, tips to stop you making common mistakes and how to make use of that dark space underneath to grow extra things. Within this audiobook, you'll find the answers to these questions and more. Just some of the questions and topics covered include: What is aquaponics? Introducing aquaponics at home Designing a system Animals and plants System maintenance Making a profit And much more! Listen to this audiobook now and learn more about aquaponics.

©2016 Celine Walker (P)2016 Celine Walker

Narrator: C.J. McAllister
Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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The Prepper's Guide to Off the Grid Survival

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Have you dreamed of living debt free and relying on your own land to survive? Going off the grid and disconnecting from city services is becoming a growing trend all around the world. People are tired of living paycheck to paycheck and worrying about how they will pay their monthly bills. The fast-paced world and looming financial collapse are too much and it is time to unplug. This audiobook will help you learn about what you need to know before you choose to go off the grid. There are plenty of considerations like what will you use for power? How will you get water to your home? Do you really need to grow a garden and raise livestock to be self-sufficient? There is also the consideration of local laws that must be dealt with. Choosing to completely change your lifestyle and go off the grid is a huge decision. You need to get all the facts before you jump into anything. This audiobook is designed to help you make the best informed decision possible. Are you up for the task of living off the grid and finally experiencing that financial freedom you have dreamed about? If so, this audiobook is what you need to get started.

©2014 Jim Jackson (P)2015 Jim Jackson

Narrator: Troy McElfresh
Author: Jim Jackson
Length: 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Organic Gardening for Beginners

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How to start organic gardening How to keep garden healthy and eco-friendly Gardening in any form is both therapeutic and soothing. By listening to this book, you choose to go organic. If you grow your own food, you make a choice to protect both the earth and your health. Nursing plants from seed to harvest naturally leads to increased feelings of self-esteem, self-confidence, and pride. Organic gardening is much more rewarding. In this book, you will learn: Organic gardening for beginners Ways to keep garden healthy How is organic food processed? Organic gardening tips The health benefits of organic gardening are various but so much more are the emotional benefits. In going organic, you'll know you're doing all you can, not just for Earth but for your family as well.  What are you waiting for, then? Quickly get one for you!

©2020 Frederic Thislen (P)2020 Frederic Thislen

Narrator: Mattew Prost
Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Your Backyard Homestead

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Stop depending on the grocery store and grow your food instead - even in a tiny backyard!   Did you know that you could grow up to 10,000 pounds of food on a small quarter-acre lot? Now pause and think for a moment. You're spending at least 10 percent of your monthly income on food that you can actually grow in your backyard. Highest-quality organic vegetables, flavorful freshly picked herbs and mouth-watering fruit - you can have all of these for free.   Don't you think your backyard is a waste of time and space right now? Well, then transform it into a garden that produces thousands of dollars' worth of food every year. This audiobook will show you exactly how to do it - from planning your new backyard homestead to enjoying your first harvest.   This audiobook will help you:  Transform your boring backyard into a lush garden full of your favorite veggies and fruit.  Keep your plants happy and healthy with organic gardening tricks that pro gardeners swear by.  Liven up your homestead with chickens and rabbits, providing your family with excellent organic meat.  Enjoy your homegrown food all year round with tried and tested freezing and canning techniques.  Turn your homestead into a source of additional income and use your new skills to earn money both offline and online!   But what if you grew up believing you "don't have a green thumb"? Don't worry - this clear, step-by-step guide takes all the guesswork out of gardening so you can enjoy a bountiful harvest even if it's your very first attempt to grow some plants!

©2020 Janet Wilson (P)2020 Janet Wilson

Author: Janet Wilson
Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Backyard Homestead

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Discover how to master essential homesteading skills and produce all the food you and your family need right in your own backyard. Have you ever considered growing plants and raising your own animals for self-sustenance and profit, but are put off by the time commitment it may require? Do you want to take control over what you eat and reduce your dependence on chemical-laden commercial produce? If you've looked for answers to any of the questions above before, then keep reading... In this definitive guide to homesteading, Luke Smith shows you how to turn your backyard into a sustainable farm for raising livestock, like chickens, goats, cattle, and bees for their products, as well as providing organic, homegrown fruits, vegetables, and herbs. In Backyard Homestead, you're going to discover: Cogent reasons to start your own backyard homestead, no matter where you live right now Foolproof tips to pick the perfect spot in your home backyard to start your garden Steps to help you set up your very first or next backyard garden to ensure a healthy, bountiful yield Strategies to help you maintain a healthy soil that is just right for your plants Step-by-step instructions to build and set up your own barn or convert a prefabricated shed into a barn Everything you need to know about efficiently raising healthy chickens, goat, cattle, and bees in your backyard for fun and profit And much, much more! It doesn't matter whether you're completely new to homesteading or you're a seasoned farmer looking to pick up new tips to help you better manage your garden and flock; Backyard Homestead is a comprehensive guide that is designed to help you confidently grow and produce your own food. Ready to take your homesteading skills to the next level? Scroll to the top of this page and click the "buy now" button to get started right away!

©2020 Luke Smith (P)2020 Luke Smith

Author: Luke Smith
Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Stay Grounded: Soil Building for Sustainable Gardens

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One of the most important things gardeners can do is to build up the soil in their garden. But keep in mind that soil building is not a one-time operation, it’s a process. As humus is devoured by microorganisms, worms, and plants, more organic material must be added constantly in order to keep the soil biomass, and thereby the plants, well fed and happy. Also, humus makes the soil porous and fluffy, builds a strong soil structure, and releases nutrients in a form that’s easily absorbed by plant roots. Chemical fertilizers will not add humus to the soil. These are merely nutritional supplements; plants and their soil need real food - organic material. This audio guide teaches you all sorts of ways to get organic material into the soil to improve soil health and soil fertility, which in turn improves plant health - for better gardens, higher yields, and more gorgeous flowers. Examine topics such as soil building; saving the world; one dirt clod at a time; earthworms as earth movers; green manures; compost; why your soil is evil; getting to know your soil; taking soil samples; the soil food web; earthworms as super soil savers; how to protect earthworms; a field guide to earthworms; epigeic earthworms; endogeic earthworms; anecic earthworms; organic matter and humus; how Mother Nature shows us how to make great soil; how not to let leaves go to waste; mulching the world; how to fix out-of-control weeds with newspaper mulch; compost as "black gold"; learning the basics of composting; extreme composting as the ultimate in recycling; 60 weird things you can compost; organic soil amendments; green manures and cover crops; cover crops and their benefits; green manures and their benefits; places to plant them; plants to use for green manures and cover crops; alfalfa as a gardener's secret ingredient; the case against chemical fertilizers; no-till gardening; fixing lousy soil; fixing subdivision soil; aerating and adding; and much more!

©2017 Melinda R. Cordell (P)2018 Melinda R. Cordell

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Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Tiny House Living

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Build your own home with no debts and mortgages! Now you can own a house without worrying about any debts and mortgages by choosing to live tiny. The tiny house movement is an emerging trend in architecture and home design. It has been present in the real estate market for years but has only now grown to become the latest craze in the architectural world. Many people have decided that less is actually more, and even more are beginning to downsize their living to create a more suitable and affordable lifestyle. Living in a tiny house - a house that is only 400 square feet or less - will enable you to own a house while being free from any form of debt or mortgage. Not only that, but it will allow you to have the choice to travel anywhere you want to go with your tiny home in tow. Whether you're a fresh graduate who wants independence from your parents, a family that wants financial stability, or a wanderlust person who wants to see the world, this audiobook will help you learn about all things tiny. You will learn many things about the movement and all the things you will need to build your own house. It will also open your eyes to the possible pitfalls that you will encounter if you decide to change your living situation into a space as small as 400 square feet or less. Moreover, this book will help you learn more about tiny houses by introducing you to a few of the early pioneers and current tiny-home builders. It covers their experiences in creating and living inside such tiny spaces. Find out more about the tiny house movement and the lifestyle that awaits everyone who decides to join this innovative and evolutionary trend in architecture and home design.

©2015 Zachary Buckler (P)2015 Zachary Buckler

Narrator: Erik Peabody
Length: 25 mins
Available on Audible
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The Climate Diet

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A celebrated writer on food and sustainability offers 50 straightforward, impactful rules for climate-friendly living "Some strong and rational suggestions for reducing your personal impact here - and when you're eating smart, you'll have the energy to do the movement building we need to change systems too! This book integrates the individual and the societal in a powerful way." (Bill McKibben) We all understand just how dire the circumstances facing our planet are and that we all need to do our part to stem the tide of climate change. When we look in the mirror, we can admit that we desperately need to go on a climate diet. But the task of cutting down our carbon emissions feels overwhelming and the discipline required hard to summon. With The Climate Diet, award-winning food and environmental writer Paul Greenberg offers us the practical, accessible guide we all need. It contains 50 achievable steps we can take to live our daily lives in a way that's friendlier to the planet - from what we eat, how we live at home, how we travel, and how we lobby businesses and elected officials to do the right thing. Chock-full of simple yet revelatory guidance, The Climate Diet empowers us to cast aside feelings of helplessness and start making positive changes for the good of our planet.

©2021 Paul Greenberg (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Paul Greenberg
Length: 4 hrs
Available on Audible
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Being the Change

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Life on one-tenth the fossil fuels can be awesome. We all want to be happy. Yet as we consume ever more in a frantic bid for happiness, global warming worsens.  Alarmed by drastic changes now occurring in the Earth's climate systems, the author, a climate scientist and suburban father of two, embarked on a journey to change his life and the world. He began by bicycling, growing food, meditating, and making other simple, fulfilling changes. Ultimately, he slashed his climate impact to under a tenth of the US average and became happier in the process.  Being the Change explores the connections between our individual daily actions and our collective predicament. It merges science, spirituality, and practical action to develop a satisfying and appropriate response to global warming.  Part one exposes our interconnected predicament: overpopulation, global warming, industrial agriculture, growth-addicted economics, a sold-out political system, and a mindset of separation from nature. It also includes a readable but authoritative overview of climate science. Part two offers a response at once obvious and unprecedented: mindfully opting out of this broken system and aligning our daily lives with the biosphere.  The core message is deeply optimistic: Living without fossil fuels is not only possible, it can be better.  Peter Kalmus is an atmospheric scientist at Caltech/Jet Propulsion Laboratory with a PhD in physics from Columbia University. He lives in suburban Altadena, California, with his wife and two children on one-tenth the fossil fuels of the average American. Peter speaks purely on his own behalf, not on behalf of NASA or Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  Please note: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Peter Kalmus (P)2020 New Society Publishers

Narrator: Nate Drury
Author: Peter Kalmus
Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Backyard Gardening

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Here is how you can avoid drinking the toxic pesticide cocktail supermarkets are serving you. Do you find it a must to wash your veggies properly before eating them? Are pesticides in fruits and vegetables a constant thing on your mind while walking through the supermarket aisles? Do you spend time checking the labels before buying your greens to ensure you are making healthy choices?  The problem is labels are just labels at the end of the day. After consumer surveys revealed that the perception of healthfulness is a key driver of food choices, the food industry started doing everything to deliberately mislead customers with confusing labels.  Have you ever fallen for catchwords such as “whole grain”, “organic”, “natural”, and “no cholesterol”? You’ve been fooled more than once, and there is only one way to avoid consuming the poisonous cocktail of pesticides in supermarket crops: backyard gardening.  Imagine growing your favorite vegetables just a few yards away from your house, ready to be picked whenever you want. While the thought of it alone might be absurd, or almost close to being impossible, you will be surprised what a few months can do to make it happen. In Backyard Gardening, you will discover: The principles of organic farming, and how to reap the best results How you can let your garden work for you, instead of the other way around Ways for how you can create healthier fertilizers, without spending a single cent Which particular insect you should never kill, and how it can actually strengthen your crop  Why plants and humans are more alike than you think, and how this one insight prevents your plants from dying How this one simple trick will cut your expenses in half and save you more than seven hours of work per week A step-by-step guide on how you can effectively create healthier soil for your crops to thrive The tried-and-tested methods of managing pests without having to succumb to commonly used pesticides PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Peter Greenfield (P)2020 Peter Greenfield

Narrator: Jim Rising
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Get off The Grid and Survive: Off Grid Living for Preppers and Survivalists - A Beginners Homestead Guide

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Are you tired of the rat race and want to get away from it all? Are you tired of giving so much of your paycheck to utility companies? Tired of the local government telling you what you can and can’t do with your own property? Maybe you just want to live a minimalist lifestyle and leave a smaller footprint. For a lot of people, getting off the grid is the answer. In How to Get off The Grid and Survive, I show you what you need to do to prepare for life off the grid. This is a beginner’s guide and will help you answer the big question: Can I make it off grid without starving or going crazy? People like their electronics - cell phones, computers, video games, etc. Giving them up is easier than you think. But with careful planning, you can have some electronics. What you’ll learn:  How to choose the right property What supplies you’ll need How to wean yourself off tech reliance Skills you’ll want to be good with How to get food and water  And more!  I have an extra section at the end describing the easiest crops to grow and the most useful crops. Scroll up and buy this audiobook now to start your journey.

©2018 Kevin Barry Maguire (P)2018 Kevin Barry Maguire

Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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The Stoic Minimalist: How to Apply the Ancient Philosophy of Stoicism and Modern Minimalism to Create Harmony Inside and Out

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The Stoic path is now making a comeback in recent times, and with good reason. No doubt your life is full of stressful situations that come with modern-day living? Stoicism will help you navigate these challenging waters in a balanced, calm, and measured way. Both Stoicism and Minimalism go hand in hand, decluttering your mind as well as decluttering your life, leaving space and energy for the things that matter and are important to you. Having strategies for both is essential to making the most out of these timeless teachings.  Life moves at a very fast pace these days, and the Stoic teachings will enable you to not "sweat the small stuff". Indeed, it will be very clear in how you can take so-called "negatives" in your life and turn them upside down. You will then be able to reframe them in a way in which you can take the lessons and transcend them into positives. In this book, you will learn the following: Understanding minimalism. Decluttering your environment inside and out. Principles of the Stoic minimalist. Accept what you cannot change. Benefits of being a Stoic minimalist. The history of Stocism and Minimalism. Examples of a successful mindset. Different types of minimalism.  The Stoic path doesn't promise to make all your problems go away, it only promises you a calm and less reactive way of dealing with them. There is a REASON why many modern-day celebrities, politicians, and sport stars are now turning to Stoicism, as it has the ability to help them become their greatest version. It can also help do this for YOU. So if you're keen to know the strategies in how to become a solid Stoic or just to even pick and choose some of its teachings to implement in your daily life, then take action now by pressing the "Buy" button.

©2019 Sovereign House Publishing (P)2019 Sovereign House Publishing

Narrator: Ross Pipkin
Author: Jacob Martin
Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Minimalist Living off the Grid

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Solar power plus off-grid living equals minimalist living. What? Let me explain....  Minimalism at its core is about you living with less. Living with less financial burdens.  Which means you live with less debt. That directly makes you more happier and less stressed.  It also means that you reduce your carbon footprint. Going green. Living with less reliance on the "grid". You can be free.  How do you be free by installing solar power and not breaking the bank? Not only that, how do you live off the grid?  Good news, you have all the answers in this audiobook right now. In this book your will discover: The one key benefit to solar power  The two most important factors in energy consumption  A quick overview on solar power for your RV or camper  Mistakes to avoid when selecting your solar power system  The one thing to avoid in maintaining your system  What the heck is off-grid living anyways? What are the three keys to the right mindset? Get prepared in just six easy steps  Mistakes to avoid when choosing your location  How far off-grid is right for you?  Foods you didn’t know were this good for you to not just survive but thrive! What the essential components are to surviving year-round no matter the weather  By now you are thinking.... What if I can’t do it? What if I am not ready?  Believe that you can do it. You don’t necessarily have to leave the city to start. You can do it in steps.  It all starts with your conscientious choice. You can start small and take steps to live with less. Or just go big right from the start.  Are you ready? Like, seriously ready? Take action now. Buy the book today. Don’t wait for tomorrow.

©2019 Mike Holsworth (P)2019 Mike Holsworth

Narrator: Josh McLean
Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Never Home Alone

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A natural history of the wilderness in our homes, from the microbes in our showers to the crickets in our basements Even when the floors are sparkling clean and the house seems silent, our domestic domain is wild beyond imagination. In Never Home Alone, biologist Rob Dunn introduces us to the nearly 200,000 species living with us in our own homes, from the Egyptian meal moths in our cupboards and camel crickets in our basements to the lactobacillus lounging on our kitchen counters. You are not alone. Yet, as we obsess over sterilizing our homes and separating our spaces from nature, we are unwittingly cultivating an entirely new playground for evolution. These changes are reshaping the organisms that live with us - prompting some to become more dangerous, while undermining those species that benefit our bodies or help us keep more threatening organisms at bay. No one who reads this engrossing, revelatory book will look at their homes in the same way again. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Rob Dunn (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Author: Rob Dunn
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Vegetable Gardening

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Want to get rid of those harmful chemicals in your vegetables? Want to grow your own organic vegetables at home? Not sure where to start? This book will teach you how! Anyone serious about growing their own organic and fresh vegetables at home should have this essential guide within reach. This book contains easy-to-follow steps to help you get started growing your very own vegetables. All the essentials are covered: Picking the right seeds, designing your garden, garden maintenance, and pest and weed control, all in a 100% organic way! The harmful chemicals used by the agricultural industry have urged thousands of people to start growing their own organic vegetables at home. This book will teach you how. Growing your own organic vegetables at home has countless benefits: No more harmful chemicals in your vegetables Vegetables grown in your garden are richer in nutrients, especially anti-oxidants, vitamin C, vitamin A, and folate Gardening can be a great time to create memories with your children, memories that can last a lifetime Growing a garden gives you a new appreciation for nature, having the opportunity to see how things grow Gardening stimulates many new interests. You may want to learn more about botany, landscape architecture, photography, nutrition, botany, etc. Gardening increases physical activity Gardening allows you to turn unsightly lands into attractive landscapes In this book you will learn: Which tools and supplies you need to get started growing your own vegetables How to pick the right spot to grow your own vegetables How to plan and design your garden Which vegetables to plant together (companion planting) How to select, plant, and harvest your own vegetables How to keep weeds from overgrowing

©2016 Joanna Winters (P)2016 Joanna Winters

Length: 46 mins
Available on Audible
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Earthship Chronicles

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If you are thinking about one day building your own eco-home or want to live off-grid and be self-sufficient, then this book is for you! Welcome to the start of this journey and sharing. This book is about many things. It is a fantastic learning opportunity as I explain the most important concepts and ideas you need to know so you can understand how Earthship Biotecture works, and how earthships are able to perform so well with little to no maintenance or bills. I also cover the thoughts and considerations that I had to make whilst building Earthship Karuna; including the technical aspects of building with my own pictures and of course many wonderful stories! I share what I have learned through my own experiences of eco-building. I have learned a lot during my first and subsequent builds and will offer you my best advice and ideas for you to be able to fulfil your eco-building dreams. Anyone who has embarked on the journey of self-building will know that it is a long and often challenging journey. Whilst it may not be easy, it has taken me on a new path that has gifted me with so many things, not least real security and a truly comfortable home and lifestyle for a lifetime! As this story unfolds, you will come to know that living in an earthship or self-sufficient home is about many things. It is not just an ethical choice or a building type choice, it is also a lifestyle choice. When you start to live off-grid and self-sufficiently, you embark on a break out from the matrix/zeitgeist. You start to unplug yourself from the normal, dependent, vulnerable, and highly controlled way of life that many people are used to in cities and highly developed countries. When you are truly self-sufficient and out of debt, you take away some of the main sources of stress: buying food, paying the bills, covering the mortgage or rent, and needing to work full-time to allow this to continue. We can also look at environmental issues and the great need to build smarter in a more connected way, especially in the face of climate change. Our global population is rising and, along with it, poverty level and inequality of wealth in all forms. To compound this issue, the cost of living is also hurtling up! We are moving toward a very unsafe and unsustainable future if we continue to build and live in the same way that we have been doing.

©2019 Alex Leeor (P)2020 Alex Leeor

Author: Alex Leeor
Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Back to Eden Gardening

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Do you want a self-sustaining garden? Are you looking for natural organic-gardening methods that work? Do you want to have healthy, nutrition-filled fruits and vegetables? Then Back to Eden Gardening: The Easy Organic Way to Grow Food, by Bo Tucker, can help! Based on the popular Back to Eden film, you’ll find everything you need to know to create your own little slice of Eden no matter if you have a lot of land or just a little. It’s easy to start an organic gardening with the methods shown in the film, broken down and explained a little further to help you get started.  From how to pick out your woodchips to how to compost, Back to Eden Gardening: The Easy Organic Way to Grow Food, by Bo Tucker, will help you learn everything you need to know. With the Back to Eden method, everything is just as God intended without GMOs, pesticides, or other harmful chemicals to you and your plants. You’ll learn how to grow fruits, vegetables, and even an orchard on your own land with minimal labor!  Get started building your own slice of Eden now.

©2018 Bo Tucker (P)2018 Bo Tucker

Narrator: Dwayne F Chew
Author: Bo Tucker
Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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Wellness by Design

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Design your home to optimize your healthy lifestyle with this room-by-room guide from certified kitchen designer and wellness design consultant Jamie Gold. Residential designer Jamie Gold has spent years exploring how simple changes to things like lighting, fixtures, storage, and outdoor space can impact our health and wellness. In Wellness by Design, Gold offers a room-by-room guide to refreshing your space so that it supports your wellness journey. Good news, it doesn’t require a yoga room and can be done in small apartments as well as large houses. This book explains how simple changes can make a huge difference in how you feel every day. You’ll learn: How to maximize accessibility and organization in your kitchen for faster, healthier, and more delicious meals. How to make easy fixes to your ventilation system to help ease symptoms of asthma and allergies. How to optimize your home office to eliminate back, neck, and foot pain. How to enhance your bathroom tub and shower spaces to support fitness goals and simplify family life. And much more! It’s time for your home to work as hard as you do to support your health. With the right organization and interior design, your home can help you maintain and improve your health in a variety of ways, from improving health and preventing disease to encouraging clean eating, sustainable living, safety, fitness, serenity, and joy. Whether you’re building your dream home or decorating your new rental, this book will help you keep your fitness goals and stay on track for a long and healthy life.

©2020 Jamie Gold (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

Narrator: Vivienne Leheny
Author: Jamie Gold
Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Living off the Grid

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Freedom. Flexibility. Happiness. Is it possible to have it all, or is it just a gimmick? Keep reading... What does your dream lifestyle entail?  Maybe, it consists of living in the much-popularized tiny house, where every nook and cranny is utilized for maximum storage and coziness. You have everything you need in that one space, no clutter in sight.  Or, maybe, you hear the ocean calling your name, cultivating your dream of owning a houseboat where the channels become your home. A traveler at heart, you are.  Maybe, you don’t even have a preference for what type of home you live in, as long as you’re surrounded by the beauty of nature and have access to fresh sources of food and water - a world where the sun is your alarm clock and the singing birds cheer you on. Whatever the vision you have in mind may be, it doesn’t have to be a fiction of your imagination any longer. Despite what others may say about the off-grid style of living, it’s not strange and it’s not a “phase” you will eventually get over. Everyone has different passions and definitions of what the perfect life would be, so not all people will understand. Regardless of what family or friends say, don’t let them deter you. If it’s something you truly desire, then there’s no other option than to go for it! In Living Off The Grid, you will discover: How different off-grid lifestyles can be, as well as which type best suits you and your needs  What is the ultimate approach to take when it comes to getting rid of unnecessary belongings  How to find the golden egg to finance your new lifestyle  What are 16 pantry staples to not only dramatically reduce your food expenses, but also decrease the time you spend on cooking meals  What are a few no-brainer habits to take on for lowering your bills and preparing yourself for life off the grid  How to decide which off-grid home speaks to you the most, including any disadvantages you should be aware of, beforehand  What are the most efficient way to power your home according to your property’s features And much more... Even if you have absolutely no clue as to what taking your life off-grid would involve, with the right resources and guidance, it’s possible for anyone who has an unquenchable thirst for it. Making such a huge life change can be very daunting, but in the end, you will thank yourself when you see just how happy it makes you. If the Watkinsons family from the UK can quit their jobs, uproot their home, and live off of renewable energy, all while taking care of their 5-year-old daughter and an 18 month-old son, then so can you. Instead of living a life filled with perpetual daydreaming and “should haves”, quit pitying yourself and take action now to see your dreams become a reality. So, what are you waiting for? Pure happiness and satisfaction are waiting for you on the other side of your life-changing decision. If you want to leave behind your boring daily routine and discover how to live the off-grid lifestyle you’ve been fantasizing about for years, then scroll up and click the “buy now” button right now!

©2019 Chase Bourn (P)2020 Chase Bourn

Narrator: KC Wayman
Author: Chase Bourn
Length: 3 hrs
Available on Audible
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Organic Gardening for Beginners

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Whether you choose to use a traditional garden bed, raised beds, container gardening, or square foot gardening, with this audiobook you'll learn all the tricks you need to have a healthy and thriving crop and harvest. No longer will you have to rely on the chemical-laden and taste-deficient vegetables and fruits from the grocery store. By choosing Organic Gardening for Beginners, you'll be able to grow fresh produce free of nasty chemicals, full of nutrients, and bursting with flavor. Traveling no further than your backyard to your dining room table, this produce will be the freshest food you’ve ever enjoyed.... With the easy-to-understand and helpful knowledge presented in this audiobook, there's no reason to not practice organic gardening. If you choose to take up this practice, you'll thank yourself later. Are you ready for a better and healthier life? In this audiobook you'll learn: The benefits of going organic The disastrous effects of man-made chemical pesticides The basic approach to the organic gardening method The importance of creating a rich and healthy soil, and how to make a healthy garden bed no matter your soil conditions How to recycle to begin composting Easily and effectively controlling weeds Growing plants from seeds, seedlings, and clippings How to effectively grow in a container Square foot gardening and how you can grow a large harvest with little space Easy fruits, vegetables, and herbs for beginners to start with How to keep your plants healthy and thriving Organic tips and tricks Solutions to common garden problems And so much more! Get your copy of Organic Gardening for Beginners today!

©2019 Rachel Martin (P)2019 Rachel Martin

Narrator: Lizzie Richards
Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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The Vegetarian Myth

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We’ve been told that a vegetarian diet can feed the hungry, honor the animals, and save the planet. Lierre Keith believed in that plant-based diet and spent twenty years as a vegan. But in The Vegetarian Myth, she argues that we’ve been led astray - not by our longings for a just and sustainable world, but by our ignorance. The truth is that agriculture is a relentless assault against the planet, and more of the same won’t save us. In service to annual grains, humans have devastated prairies and forests, driven countless species extinct, altered the climate, and destroyed the topsoil - the basis of life itself. Keith argues that if we are to save this planet, our food must be an act of profound and abiding repair: it must come from inside living communities, not be imposed across them. Part memoir, part nutritional primer, and part political manifesto, The Vegetarian Myth will challenge everything you thought you knew about food politics.

©2009 Lierre Keith (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Joyce Bean
Author: Lierre Keith
Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Building a Sustainable Home

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Whether the listener is building a new home or doing a minor remodel, a homeowner needs a framework by which to guide their decisions. These decisions are based on values, and the author posits that there are really only three reasons to go green: For Our Health: By building more sustainably, we reduce our exposure to harmful chemicals and toxins. For Our Wealth: By building a more durable home and being more efficient with resources like water and electricity, we reduce our monthly utility bills and ongoing maintenance expenses. For Our Soul: Collectively doing the right thing for our planet does make a difference - and that is soul-nourishing. The green-building movement has produced hundreds of "how-to" books and websites that are filled with tips about green building and what homeowners should do to go green. While helpful and informative, when it comes to making actual purchasing and installation decisions, these books do not make it any easier for a homeowner to prioritize against a budget. Here, Melisssa Rappaport Schifman shares her knowledge and experience for others to use in their journey toward a greener way of living.

©2018 Melissa Rappaport Schifman (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: Randye Kaye
Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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A Prepper Prepares for Christmas

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The Prepper Saga continues as the survivors of a solar storms effects on technology, force the lake residents to struggle to cope with a hard winter without lights and power. The lake residents are trying to get into the spirit of the season, but this is difficult to do, as scarce food and bitter cold keeps them close to their homes and in ever darking and gloomy moods.The government says the solar cycle will continue and to expect another CME, is this the truth, or is it propaganda to force people into the relocation camps? Preparing for the biggest holiday of the year might seem to be a secondary thought to survival, but the mental health of all requires attention. This audiobook includes most of your old favorite original trilogy characters and includes a few renowned Internet Prepper personalities added to the story you might just recognize. Good tidings to you and peace upon this this Earth we call home. Will the Solar Storm that NASA predicts in 2012-2013 happen? Science says it's very likely, Preppers prepare for anything anyway.

©2011 Ron Foster (P)2014 Ronald H. Foster

Narrator: Duane Sharp
Author: Ron Foster
Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Small House Living

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Looking to downsize your home, save money, and live a life of freedom? People often think that when you live in a small house, it's because you don't have the means to live in a larger home. In most cases this couldn't be further from the truth. The fact is that small house living typically equates to a much more fulfilling life. Through the process of downsizing your life in regards to material possessions, clutter, and the size of your dwelling, you come to understand a new ideal in which freedom is the name of the game. The freedom comes from a more condensed life in which only the possessions and needs which are truly important are permitted to remain in your or your family's life. Discover how you can gain freedom by downsizing your home and living a small house lifestyle. Also, you'll discover... How to break out of the mindset that comes with living in a consumer based society. The methods for having a smooth transition from a large home to a small one. A step by step guide on how to build your first small house. And much more! Table of Contents When Did This Movement Begin? Learn about the history of small house living and when it all started. The Basics of a Small House Lifestyle In this chapter find out what a tiny lifestyle entails and all of its wonderful benefits. Breaking Free From the Standards of Society Gain an understanding of how you can deprogram your mind and start appreciating more with less. The First Step in Small House Living Learn the first actions to take in order to start your new journey. Steps in Creating Your Small Home A step by step guide to creating your tiny home. Implementing All You've Learned How you can take what you've learned in this book and put into action.

©2014 Jason T. Clark (P)2014 Little Rock Publishing

Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Backyard Chickens for Beginners: The New Complete Backyard Chickens Book for Beginners

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Learn how to raise healthy chickens in your backyard! If you're aware of only 1 percent of the food industry in America, then you probably already know poisoned our food is. Industrial farmers raise animals for profit, making them as fat as they possibly can in the shortest period of time. To accomplish this task, they feed the animals with antibiotics, steroids, and artificial chemicals that make them grow faster. Unfortunately, those chemicals find their way to our body every time we buy food at the supermarket. No wonder cancer rates are increasing, obesity has become the norm, and type 2 diabetes is appearing in younger people. Because of this undeniable truth, a new, healthy solution has emerged: raising your own food. In this must-have book for anyone who takes his health and well-being seriously, you will learn how you can raise chickens at your backyard, enjoy fresh eggs daily, and improve your health. Here are just a few of the benefits you can expect from this book: Learn where to get chickens, how to set your backyard of them, and how to take care of them daily Enjoy fresh, healthy eggs on a daily basis Discover what are the mistakes people make when raising chickens (Hint: it makes chickens die!) Discover how you should feed your chickens to keep them healthy And much, much more!

©2020 Andrew McDeere (P)2020 Andrew McDeere

Narrator: A. C. Emrich
Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Homesteading in the 21st Century: The Simple Guide to Self-Sufficiency Through Gardening, Clean Energy, Raising Livestock and More

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The ultimate guidebook for self-sufficiency and sustainable living in the 21st century. I believe everyone can build a self-sufficient homestead with a little help and guidance. You could be just a few weeks away from enjoying your beautiful, sustainable lifestyle. Learn how to: Create a Sustainable Homestead By Raising Livestock and Gardening. No matter where you live, you too can build a sustainable homestead using local materials, supplies and knowledge. The key is to learn from your environment and build your dream with sustainability in mind. Let this guidebook show you the way. Grow Vegetables and Fresh Food with an Indoor Garden. Even if you only have a window sill to work with or just a small area by a window, you can build or buy a window garden to grow at least 20 food plants like tomatoes, lettuce and kale. You don't need fancy equipment or expensive gear to start an indoor urban garden - just a little bit of creativity and the plans and step by step instructions included in this book. Whether you're a complete beginner or just want to learn more, this gardening guidebook will teach you everything you need to know to enjoy the fruits of your own special garden. Every section includes action steps and step-by-step tutorials so you will know what to do and how to do it to create your perfect garden. If you're looking for gardening books and you're ready to start an urban garden, this is the book for you! Ready to start homesteading? Let's go! Learn how to grow an incredible homestead this year! Scroll up and click the buy button today.

©2016 Janet Williams (P)2016 Janet Williams

Narrator: Dan Culhane
Length: 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Companion Planting for Beginners

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This book contains proven steps and strategies on which plants or vegetables you can put together to help them to grow healthily. By combining plants carefully, plants can help each other in terms of providing nutrients in the soil, offering protection from wind or sun, and also by attracting beneficial insects or acting as a decoy for harmful pests. Just as there are good companion planting combinations, there are also bad combinations. Some plants actually restrict the growth of other plants either by competing for nutrition in the same way, or by excluding incompatible orders, scents, or chemicals. Also, combining different plant species within a farm or garden has an added benefit of improving biodiversity, even if only on a small scale, during a time when we are at risk of mass extinctions of species. It is now a well-established fact that more diverse ecosystems are able to withstand greater shocks and changes, such as pest invasions. Some ideas for beneficial plant companion are listed in this book.

©2015 Holistic Measures (P)2016 Holistic Measures

Narrator: Madonna Lucey
Author: Beverly Hill
Length: 28 mins
Available on Audible
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The Agile City

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In a very short time America has realized that global warming poses real challenges to the nation's future. The Agile City engages the fundamental question: what to do about it? Journalist and urban analyst James S. Russell argues that we'll more quickly slow global warming - and blunt its effects - by retrofitting cities, suburbs, and towns. The Agile City shows that change undertaken at the building and community level can reach carbon-reduction goals rapidly. Adapting buildings (39 percent of greenhouse-gas emission) and communities (slashing the 33 percent of transportation related emissions) offers numerous other benefits that tax gimmicks and massive alternative-energy investments can't match. Rapidly improving building techniques can readily cut carbon emissions by half, and some can get to zero. These cuts can be affordably achieved in the windshield-shattering heat of the desert and the bone-chilling cold of the north. Intelligently designing our towns could reduce marathon commutes and child chauffeuring to a few miles or eliminate it entirely. Agility, Russell argues, also means learning to adapt to the effects of climate change, which means redesigning the obsolete ways real-estate is financed; housing subsidies are distributed; transportation is provided; and water is obtained, distributed and disposed of. These engines of growth have become increasingly more dysfunctional both economically and environmentally. The Agile City highlights tactics that create multiplier effects, which means that ecologically driven change can shore-up economic opportunity, can make more productive workplaces, and can help revive neglected communities. Being able to look at multiple effects and multiple benefits of political choices and private investments is essential to assuring wealth and well-being in the future. Green, Russell writes, grows the future.

©2011 James S. Russell (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Brandon Massey
Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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The Unsettlers

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The radical search for the simple life in today's America. On a frigid April night, a classically trained opera singer, five months pregnant, and her husband, a former marine biologist, disembark an Amtrak train in La Plata, Missouri, assemble two bikes, and pedal off into the night, bound for a homestead they've purchased sight unseen. Meanwhile, a horticulturist, heir to the Great Migration that brought masses of African Americans to Detroit, and her husband, a product of the white flight from it, have turned to urban farming to revitalize the blighted city they both love. And near Missoula, Montana, a couple who have been at the forefront of organic farming for decades navigate what it means to live and raise a family ethically. A work of immersive journalism steeped in a distinctively American social history and sparked by a personal quest, The Unsettlers traces the search for the simple life through the stories of these new pioneers and what inspired each of them to look for - or create - a better existence. Captivating and clear-eyed, it dares us to imagine what a sustainable, ethical, authentic future might actually look like.

©2017 Mark Sundeen (P)2017 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Mark Sundeen
Author: Mark Sundeen
Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Prepare for Climate Change

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A practical and comprehensive guide to surviving the greatest disaster of our time, from New York Times best-selling self-help author and beloved CBS Sunday Morning science and technology correspondent David Pogue. You might not realize it, but we’re already living through the beginnings of climate chaos. In Arizona, laborers now start their day at three a.m. because it’s too hot to work past noon. Chinese investors are snapping up real estate in Canada. Millennials have evacuation plans. Moguls are building bunkers. Retirees in Miami are moving inland.  In How to Prepare for Climate Change, best-selling self-help author David Pogue offers sensible, deeply researched advice for how the rest of us should start to ready ourselves for the years ahead. Pogue walks listeners through what to grow, what to eat, how to build, how to insure, where to invest, how to prepare your children and pets, and even where to consider relocating when the time comes. (Two areas of the country, in particular, have the requisite cool temperatures, good hospitals, reliable access to water, and resilient infrastructure to serve as climate havens in the years ahead.) He also provides wise tips for managing your anxiety, as well as action plans for riding out every climate catastrophe, from superstorms and wildfires to ticks and epidemics. Timely and enlightening, How to Prepare for Climate Change is an indispensable guide for anyone who read The Uninhabitable Earth or The Sixth Extinction and wants to know how to make smart choices for the upheaval ahead.

©2020 David Pogue. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

Narrator: David Pogue
Author: David Pogue
Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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Tiny House Aquaponics

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The tiny house movement is an emerging and growing trend in architecture and home design. It has been present in the real estate market for years but has only now grown to become the latest craze in the architectural world. Many people have decided that less is actually more, and even more are beginning to downsize their living to create a more suitable and much more affordable lifestyle. Meanwhile aquaponics is an innovative technology used to raise fish and to grow plants for the purpose of producing food. It allows the practitioner to become independent in terms of his food resources. In this sense it has become a very sensible complement to the goal of the tiny house movement. In this audiobook you will learn more about the history of both the tiny house movement and the aquaponics technique. You will also learn the different disadvantages and, more importantly, advantages that come along with choosing to create a lifestyle revolving around these two ideas.This book also contains tips and tricks on how to incorporate aquaponics into the design and aesthetics of your tiny home so the overall appeal of the house is not compromised. You will also be taught about the things you have to consider when building your tiny home and in maintaining your aquaponics system. Moreover, this book will open your eyes to the importance of not only achieving self-sustainability but also of sustaining the environment wherein we live and thrive. Make sure to listen to this book to find out more about the tiny house movement and the lifestyle that awaits everyone who decides to join this innovative and evolutionary trend in architecture and home design.

©2015 Zachary Buckler (P)2015 Zachary Buckler

Narrator: Tom Lennon
Length: 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Hydroponics

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Would you like to start your own hydroponic garden that will provide you with delicious food? Does the thought of your own organic herbs, vegetables, and fruits appeal to you? Do you need the best advice for getting started with this amazing adventure? There can be little more satisfying than growing your own food. The taste is usually far better than mass-produced foods that rely on systems that are hard on the environment, and whether you want to explore it as a rewarding pastime or a way of becoming self-sufficient, there is a lot to be gained. Inside this book Hydroponics: The Best Guide to Building Your Own Garden at Home, for Homegrown Organic Herbs, Fruit and Vegetables are chapters that will help you to realize your dream of becoming a hydroponic gardener.  The information covered in this audiobook include: Learning how hydroponics works and basic information on successful growing Building a vertical garden bed Planting and taking proper care of your plants Basic information on successful growing Cultivating plants without soil Setting up hydroponics in your garden Planting on a flat roof Taking good care of seedlings And much more... With the in-depth information that is contained within this book, the chances of success are increased, even if you are a complete novice to this type of gardening and have had no previous experience. Then, you can slowly increase your knowledge as you go, creating the sort of hydroponic garden that suits you. Buy Hydroponics now and start growing delicious natural food today!

©2020 Frances Beddy (P)2020 Frances Beddy

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Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
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Perennial Plants

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Grow perennial plants and eat forever! Do you want to plant once and get crops over and over again? Learn the fundamentals of perennial plants with techniques and methods to start growing them right away! Simple techniques to planting and caring for perennial plants! You will learn the following: How to plant perennial plants The benefits of perennial plants How to care for them Which ones are best for you What to look out for Why the world needs perennial plants And much much more! Whether you just want to learn more about how to grow organic perennial plants or already understand it and want extra help becoming a perennial planting expert, this book is for you. So don't delay it any longer. Take this opportunity with this perennial plants guide now! You will be shocked by how much you can eat all year. Impress your friends and family with how tasty and healthy your home grown perennial plants are.

©2017 James Thompson (P)2017 James Thompson

Narrator: John Fiore
Author: Jim Gears
Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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My Wild Garden

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On the perimeter of Israel's Jezreel Valley, with the Carmel mountains rising up in the west, Meir Shalev has a beloved garden, "neither neatly organized nor well kept", as he cheerfully explains. Often covered in mud and scrapes, Shalev cultivates both nomadic plants and "house dwellers", using his own quirky techniques. He extolls the virtues of the lemon tree, rescues a precious variety of purple snapdragon from the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway, and does battle with a saboteur mole rat. He even gives us his superior private recipe for curing olives. Informed by Shalev's literary sensibility, his sometime riotous humor, and his deep curiosity about the land, My Wild Garden abounds with appreciation for the joy of living, quite literally, on Earth. Our borrowed time on any particular patch of it is enhanced, the author reminds us, by our honest, respectful dealings with all manner of beings who inhabit it with us. Jacket art by Refaella Shir

©2020 Meir Shalev and Joanna Chen (P)2020 Random House Audio

Narrator: Arthur Morey
Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Once Upon a Farm

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National Bestseller Sometimes it's not only what we plant, but where we're planted. Now raising their four-year-old daughter, Indiana, alone, after Joey’s passing, Rory Feek digs deeper into the soil of his life and the unusual choices he and his wife, Joey, made together and the ones he’s making now to lead his family into the future. When Rory Feek and his older daughters moved into a run-down farmhouse almost 20 years ago, he had no idea of the almost fairy-tale love story that was going to unfold on that small piece of Tennessee land.... and the lessons he and his family would learn along the way. Now two years after Joey’s passing, as Rory takes their four-year-old daughter Indiana’s hand and walks forward into an unknown future, he takes listeners on his incredible journey from heartbreak to hope and, ultimately, the kind of healing that comes only through faith. A raw and vulnerable look deeper into Rory’s heart, Once Upon a Farm is filled with powerful stories of love, life, and hope and the insights that one extraordinary, ordinary man in bib overalls has gleamed along the way. As opposed to homesteading, this is instead a book on lifesteading as Rory learns to cultivate faith, love, and fatherhood on a small farm while doing everything, at times, but farming. With frequent stories of his and Joey’s years together, and how those guide his life today, Rory unpacks just what it means to be open to new experiences. “This isn’t a how-to book; it’s more of a how we, or more accurately, how He, God, planted us on a few acres of land and grew something bigger than Joey or I could have ever imagined.”

©2018 Rory Feek (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

Narrator: Rory Feek
Author: Rory Feek
Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Natural Pest Control

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Safe remedies for pests   Dealing with insect pests in the home can be a major pain. Ants, fleas, roaches and the like are not only a source of dismay when spotted in the home, getting rid of them is time consuming and can incur monetary expense.  Avoid dangerous chemicals. Chemical-based insecticides are of great concern as more and more people become aware of the devastating effects of even light use of products that can cause everything from irritation to disruption of hormone function to cancer.  For those with concerns over the health hazards of using synthetic, chemical-based pesticides, finding an environmentally friendly solution that is people and pet friendly has often proved to be equally as challenging as eradicating the invading insect pests.  Certified and safe   To the average person, natural means free of chemicals, but in actuality, natural means a substance hasn’t been chemically altered in some way or synthesized. (Technically speaking, water is a chemical.) Likewise, organic means the substance is certified not to contain more than 5 percent of a synthetic or chemical additive.  Natural substances come from plants and animals such as essential oils used around the home and manure or compost used in the garden. It should also be noted that the term natural on a product just means there are no “regulated” ingredients.  Safe examples   In an eco-friendly home, the use of products such as:  Diatomaceous earth  Dried herbs  Essential oils  Practices such as vacuuming  As well as an understanding of the life cycle of household pests, will help you to learn how, and with what, and the frequency with which to treat infestations.  Vacuuming with a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter can reduce insect debris that may become airborne. Never use insecticides, natural or synthetic, around foodstuffs. Even trace amounts on surfaces where foods are stored or prepared can cause contamination and lead to a toxic reaction. Use of dusts and baits must be limited to areas that cannot be easily accessed by animals and children.  Click the "Buy Now" to provide pest solutions safe for the whole family. 

©2020 Donald Eide (P)2020 Donald Eide

Narrator: Damien Grout
Author: Donald Eide
Length: 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Summary of Fumio Sasaki's Goodbye, Things by Milkyway Media

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In Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism (2015), minimalist and author Fumio Sasaki explains how readers can improve their lives by reducing the number of possessions they own. By simplifying their belongings and getting rid of anything that isn’t essential, minimalists free themselves from some of the day-to-day stress that comes with ownership, like excessive clutter and time-intensive upkeep... Get this in-depth summary to learn more.

©2019 Milkyway Media (P)2019 Milkyway Media

Narrator: Leigh A Laird
Length: 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Mini Farming for Beginners

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Farming: becoming self-sufficient through Mini Farming for Beginners Today's world is one that has become awakened to the changing nature of food cultivation and supply. Gone are the days when the fruits and vegetables that made it to our plates were sources of vitamins and minerals; today's fresh produces are instead the results of experiments of genetically engineered fresh produce. The food that we rely on as sustenance for our development is actually giving us little or no nutritional benefit. In order to combat this unhealthy practice of food consumption people around the world have slowly begum relying on themselves as skilled farmers. The process of goring and cultivating one's own food has been a part of history. Today we are learning exactly how useful rearing your own crop and meat was. Setting up own mini farm is a process that may take up time and effort, but reaps huge rewards in the long run. By using a small patch of land and determining what produce you'd like to find in your backyard, you can start your own little green patch of health and nutrition. This book aims to show you how you can turn an uncultivated yet perfectly healthy land in your vicinity into a fully-functioning and thriving independent farm, built to suit your needs. What You'll Learn from "Mini Farming For Beginners" Why you should take up mini farming Set up your own mini farm Land Equipment Fertilizers Plant journal Help from others Getting down to business Preparing the soil Safeguard your seeds It's time to plant those babies! Maintenance is key Reaping the fruit of your labor Growing fruit Growing herbs and spices Growing nut trees Mini farms for poultry

©2014 Bradley Blair (P)2015 Bradley Blair

Length: 42 mins
Available on Audible
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Communal Living

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You're about to discover crucial information about communal living. Millions of people have already experienced the amazing benefits that communal life has to offer. It can be overwhelming if you have been thinking about living in a shared arrangement and you haven't been able to find quality information on the topic. You need to understand the risks and benefits before jumping right into it. As someone who has lived this type of lifestyle, I want to provide an unbiased view of what you can expect. Most sources online are giving information based on a financial incentive. I do not promote any individual communes in this book. This book goes into the origin and history of communal living, the different types of communal living arrangements, the positives and negatives associated with this type of lifestyle, as well as the inspiration and future of this movement. By investing in this book, you can get a grasp of what the life-changing experience of living in commune can bring to you. Here's a preview of what you'll learn: Understanding the origins and history of commune life The different types of living arrangements The negative and positive effects of living this way The future and other critical information!

©2014 Julian Hulse (P)2015 Julian Hulse

Narrator: Kelly Rhodes
Author: Julian Hulse
Length: 30 mins
Available on Audible
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The Busy Girl's Guide to Speed Cleaning and Home Organization

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You have a busy life, and cleaning your house does not fall very high on your list of priorities. Luckily, that doesn't mean you have to live in an unclean home. It's possible (and easy!) to enjoy a clean, fresh home in just 30 minutes! In The Busy Girl's Guide to Speed Cleaning and Organizing, author and cleaning expert Elizabeth Bolling provides a gold mine of advice on the best ways to quickly and efficiently achieve a clean home, without sacrificing precious time with your family and friends. Inside, you'll find: General house cleaning tips A deep-cleaning checklist A 30-minute speed cleaning schedule An emergency 10-minute super-speed cleaning schedule, and Tips and checklists for speed organizing It's time to take control of your home and your life! You can have it all - a clean house and a happy, abundant life!

©2015 Elizabeth Bolling (P)2016 Elizabeth Bolling

Length: 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Chickens

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A fascinating cultural history of chickens in our world. Framed by the author’s personal experience with backyard hens, Chickens: Their Natural and Unnatural Histories explores the history of the chicken from its descent from the dinosaurs to the space-age present. En route, Lembke surveys chickens in ancient Greece, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the 19th century, and modern times, including the role of chickens in Jewish and Muslim practices. She also investigates the birds’ contributions to science and their jaunty appearances in literature. Eggs receive a chapter of their own, as does chicken cuisine, comprising recipes from the Roman Empire to today’s favorites. Stories about chickens appear, too, often written by those who keep them, including the painter Grandma Moses, the man who holds Cleveland’s Farm Animal Permit No. 17, and Brenda, who had to give her young roosters a talking-to for behaving like sheep. Chickens have only recently come to a sorry pass in the Western world, where broilers and laying hens are factory-farmed. Lembke investigates the fate of such birds and explores the sustainable, humane alternatives to raising birds for meat and eggs. A celebration of the chicken in its every aspect, Chickens is sure to delight the chicken fancier, the backyard chicken keeper, and everyone concerned about where our food comes from and how we can treat animals more compassionately.

©2012 Janet Lembke (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Katherine Dyer
Author: Janet Lembke
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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All You Need Is Less

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Most eco-friendly books start with terror-inducing lists of the carcinogenic chemicals you are liberally slathering all over every single surface in your house, painting most people as unwitting eco-villains, happily Lysol-ing their way straight to hell. Well, listeners can just relax and unpack the (plastic) bags - no guilt trips today! All You Need Is Less is about realistically adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle without either losing your mind from soul-destroying guilt or becoming a preachy know-it-all whom everyone loathes. It's all gotten kind of complicated, hasn't it? This whole eco-friendly thing seems to have devolved into a horrific cycle of guilt, shaming, and one-upping, and as a result people are becoming exhausted. It doesn't have to be this way. It is possible to take baby steps toward a more Earth-friendly lifestyle without stress, guilt, or judgmental eco-shaming. Top eco-blogger Madeleine Somerville is here with really original ideas on how to save money and the planet. Her ideas are even fun! Somerville has emerged as the voice of reason on urban homesteading that is stress-free, sanity-based, and above all - do-able.

©2014 Viva Editions (P)2014 Viva Editions

Narrator: Catherine Force
Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Aquaponics at Home

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Aquaponics is the revolutionary science where plants are grown in water instead of soil. This water also cultures fish. The wastes produced by the farmed fish or other aquatic creatures supplies the nutrients for the plants, and in turn purifies the water. Aquaponics, when set up correctly, can, be self-sustaining and, be a healthy source for both fish and plants. Aquaponics at Home is a beginner's guide to this hobby or business, whichever way you want to look at it. You are given the fundamentals to this wonderful and exciting way to garden. The author covers all the basics of aquaponics gardening. The components you need, and some ways to set up your own healthy aquaponic system that provides safe, fresh, and delicious food all year round.

©2013 Valerie Garner (P)2014 Valerie Garner

Narrator: Matthew Craven
Length: 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Hydroponics

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Build your own hydroponics growing system and eat organic vegetables! Do you want to grow your own organic vegetables and make the most of your space? Learn the fundamentals of hydroponics with techniques and methods to start your successful grow. Simple techniques to hydroponic growing! You will learn the following: How to build your hydroponic system The benefits of hydroponic systems Getting the most out of your new set up Types of hydroponic systems Light solutions Plant nutrition And much much more! Whether you just want to learn more about how to grow with hydroponics or already understand it and want extra help becoming an hydroponics growing superstar, this book is for you. So don't delay it any longer. Take this opportunity by buying this hydroponics guide now! You will be shocked by how much you can grow. Impress your friends and family with how clean and tidy your new growing set up is. Enjoy organic vegetables today...or when they are ready!

©2017 James Thompson (P)2017 James Thompson

Narrator: Greg Young
Author: Jim Gears
Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Simple Living: The Beginners Guide to Minimalism

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What exactly is minimalism? How can it be beneficial in this day and age? Simple Living: The Beginners Guide to Minimalism will explain all of that and more. It can be difficult to make the transition to a more simplified lifestyle, as the trappings of the materialistic lifestyle are extremely strong - but with this book as a guide, it is all pretty easy to do. The main aim that the author has is to show how minimalism is the way to live a happier, healthier life.

©2014 Speedy Publishing LLC (P)2014 Speedy Publishing LLC

Length: 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Essential Oils Diffuser: Your Ultimate Guide to Using the Diffuser like a Pro and Troubleshoot Common Problems

Summary

If you could make one simple change that would drastically increase your quality of life, would you? If the world continues to get more polluted, our lives will become more stressful, and our overall health will continue to decline. Many people choose to ignore little changes they can make because they think huge efforts are needed to make a difference, but they couldn't be further from the truth. Yes, there is work to be done, but it doesn't take a lot of work to see a huge difference in your life. Just by making one simple change - buying and understanding how essential oil diffuser works - you can start reaping the many benefits and healing properties of an essential oil diffuser. This book has laid a good foundation for all you need to know about essential oils diffusers. Here is a preview of what you will learn: What an essential oil diffuser is and why you need it Various types of essential oils diffusers and how to use them The amazing benefits of essential oils diffuser How to safely use essential oils diffuser  Different methods you can use to clean your diffuser Reviews of top quality diffusers that you can purchase How you can fix common diffusers problems Much, much, more What are you waiting for? Until you are informed, you remain deformed! Increase your knowledge bank by buying this audiobook.

©2018 Michael Wright (P)2018 Michael Wright

Narrator: Jacob Phillips
Length: 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Gardening: How to Grow and Care for Kale in Your Home Garden

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This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to grow kale in ideal conditions as well as some tips on how to grow it outside its preferred climate, with a bonus section about caring for collards. Any guide to growing kale will start out by telling you it is a cold-weather crop that tastes best after it has been bitten by frost. I'm here to tell you that while cold weather may be kale's preference, you can grow it during any season and in most climates. The flavor output and duration from seed to harvest will change depending on the temperature, weather patterns, variety, and soil condition, but kale is a hearty crop that is willing to adapt to our expanding desire for it. With that said, it can tolerate temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit but will start to turn bitter and become tough in temperatures over 80 degrees. For some it may still seem like spring is long time away; if you plan to plant from seed, you may need up to six weeks before your seedlings are ready to plant.

©2016 Holistic Measures, LLC (P)2016 Holistic Measures, LLC

Narrator: Andrew Hornick
Author: Beverly Hill
Length: 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Tiny House: Beginner's Guide to Minimalist Living

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Are you looking for financial security? Are you curious about tiny homes? Do you want more freedom? Then this book is for you! In this Tiny House: A Beginner's Guide to Minimalist Living, Building Your Small Home Guide, you'll learn all that you need to know about minimalist living and the tiny house movement. You'll find out how to get started on building your tiny home, frequently asked questions, and even whether or not you should hire a professional to build your tiny home. Tiny House: A Beginner's Guide to Minimalist Living, Building Your Small Home Guide will provide valuable resources on what supplies you'll need, where to buy tiny home kits, and where to find free tiny house plans. With helpful suggestions about how to get started and what material options you have, this guide will teach you everything you need to know to get started building your tiny home within your budget today.

©2017 Carson Wyatt (P)2017 Carson Wyatt

Narrator: Matyas J.
Author: Carson Wyatt
Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Off Grid Living

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Growing tired of fast city life and urban bustle? Learn how to live off grid with the help of this unique guide. Dear friend, Life in crowded, urban settlements can be overwhelming, bringing so much stress into our lives. Sometimes, we wish that we can go somewhere off the grid, where no person can bother us, so we can finally have some peace and calm our minds. If you are listening to these words, you probably thought of that too, and you have outlined a plan in your head. But you are missing something, right? You don't know how to execute that plan properly. Well, you don't have to worry anymore because this guide for living off-grid has everything you need to put your plan into motion and to carry it out flawlessly. Other guides you can find on the market are offering vague directions or too complicated instructions, but not this guide. This guide likes to keep it simple. Every instruction you can find inside is written in a step-by-step manner; it's easy to follow and even easier to execute. You will learn how to achieve living off the grid (with complete guides on building a shelter, finding water, food, etc.) in no time.

©2020 Barton Press (P)2020 Barton Press

Narrator: John Fairless
Author: Barton Press
Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Recycling: How to Be a Waste-Free Family in a Nature-Friendly Home

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Have you been pondering about the best way to go about recycling you waste but you are clueless on how to go about it? Do you know about recycling but do not know the modern techniques and methods that you can use? If this is you, then this audiobook Recycling by Clara Daves will hold you by the hand and show you in a systematic manner how to be a waste-free family in a nature-friendly home. This audiobook, Recycling, is the only audiobook that will show you all the tips and tricks that you can deploy to reduce, reuse, and recycle your domestic waste and at the same saving lots of money. It will also show you what how to perfectly save your environment from the comfort of your home. Without mincing words, you will not listen to in any other better recycle audiobook this year than this book, Recycling. In very simple tenses and language, this audiobook breaks down how to save your surroundings and live a simplified life by learning how to reuse, recycle, and reduce your household waste. Now... You will be excited when you finally lay your hands on this astounding audiobook that will give you powerful information on how to reuse, recycle, and reduce your household waste. So if you are ready to discover: How to be a waste-free family in a nature-friendly home Adopting green-tech/recycling at home How to remain waste How to have a waste-free kitchen The reusable shopping bags The reusable utensils How to teach your kids to be eco-friendly chapter 9: green initiatives And many more

©2019 Clara Daves (P)2019 Clara Daves

Narrator: Melissa Green
Author: Clara Daves
Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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The Beginner's Gardening Guide for Creating Your Own Kitchen Garden

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Just imagine, you're about to cook and you're ready to chop some onions, tomatoes, and potatoes. You go to your garden where everything is organic with no genetic modified elements or chemicals. You won't have go to the store for these items anymore, plus your family is healthier. I have great news: it's possible and I will show how it's done. Would you like to know how grow your own vegetables or fruit, free from chemicals or preservatives, 100% organic, fresh, and healthy? With so many controversies surrounding the food industry and its hazardous practices, more and more people have moved towards growing and making their own food. I think that it is a great shift. In this audiobook, you will learn how to start your own kitchen garden from scratch with all important factors to consider like soil, water, and temperature. The book describes in great detail everything you need to know from A-Z. This book is a one-stop shop for beginners with a simple step-by-step approach for anyone who desires healthier organic ingredients in their kitchen.

©2016 Alfonso Parra Lenis (P)2017 Alfonso Parra Lenis

Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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Organic Pest Control - The Practical Guide: How to Naturally Protect Your Home, Garden, & Food from Pests & Pesticides

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Annoying household pests don't have to take up space in your abode. Inside this book, you'll find an easy guide to expunging insects and rodents from your home for good. There are practical, inexpensive solutions that'll rid your home of any and all of the unwanted guests. With instructions for creating natural products, you'll take the control back from anything from ants to roaches and rodents. This book is full of tips and tricks for almost every pest problem. Take back your home and live comfortably again.

©2014 Paul Jackson (P)2015 Paul Jackson

Author: Paul Jackson
Length: 50 mins
Available on Audible
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Renewable Energy and Other Money Saving Secrets for Your Home

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In today's economy, there are more reasons than ever to cut your energy bill. Learn how to save money by generating your own free renewable energy now! Inside this book you'll discover: How to cut every single one of your bills with 20 targeted money-saving tips Why your appliances are costing you more than just a few extra dollars every month and how to put them on "low" to save big How people have tapped nature for centuries to stay cool, power their tools and save money, and how you can do the same immediately How to take advantage of the natural heating power of the sun to eliminate your hefty gas or oil bill once and for all The tools you need to craft your very own wind turbine or solar cell power source to save money for years to come Table of contents: The world's energy crisis Twenty ways to cut down your bills Secrets to installing solar power in your home Installing wind power Thirty money-saving tips you can use right now

©2017 Mark Johnson (P)2017 Mark Johnson

Narrator: Robert Grothe
Author: Mark Johnson
Length: 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Rebuilding Earth

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A revolutionary guide to designing humane, eco-conscious homes, buildings, and cities of the future. It is estimated that the earth's population will expand to an unprecedented nine billion people over the next century. This explosion in population is predicted to place further stress on our environment, deplete our natural resources, and lead to increases in anxiety and depression due to overcrowding. In this visionary and uplifting audiobook, Teresa Coady offers listeners new hope. Rebuilding Earth is her blueprint for designing and building the cities, buildings, and homes of tomorrow, resulting in more conscious, sustainable, and humane living.  Coady shows us how we can shift from an outdated Industrial-Age framework to a more humane, digital-age framework. This revolutionary approach will enable communities to harness various forms of green energy and reduce the amount of material needed to build infrastructure while contributing to a healthier planet (and society). We can then experience a new sense of purpose, health, and happiness.  Meaningful and lasting change, the author tells us, can only come through designing interconnected communities that are vibrant, resilient, and communal. Unlike most predictions of doom and gloom, Coady presents a refreshingly optimistic view of humanity and its future. This audiobook will appeal to those in the construction, design, and development finance industries, as well as anyone interested in improving their lives through understanding the connections between the environment and health. 

©2020 Teresa Coady (P)2020 Random House Audio

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Raised Bed Gardening

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Are you looking for a guide for building your own raised bed gardening? Then, keep reading... Raised bed gardening is a type of gardening where the dirt is framed in beds, which can be of any length or shape, but however are, for the most part, around three to four feet wide. The dirt is raised over the ground and is normally encased by a casing made of wood, rock, or solid squares, and might be improved with fertilizer.    The vegetable plants in a raised bed garden are divided in geometric examples, a lot nearer together than in traditional line gardening. The dividing is with the end goal that when the vegetables are completely developed, their leaves scarcely contact one another, making a micro-climate in which weed development is stifled and dampness is monitored. Raised bed gardens are frequently the establishment of square-foot gardening, a technique for planting plants in frameworks. Raised beds furnish the producer with an assortment of advantages. For instance, they broaden the planting season. They can, likewise, lessen weeds whenever structured and planted appropriately, and they diminish the need to utilize poor local soil. Since the plant specialist doesn't stroll on the raised beds, the dirt isn't compacted, and the roots have a simpler time developing. Raised nursery beds are otherwise called garden boxes. They are extraordinary for developing little plots of veggies and blossoms. They help to keep pathway weeds from your nursery soil, forestall soil compaction, give great seepage, and fill in as a hindrance against bugs - for example, slugs and snails. The sides of the beds keep the nursery soil from being disintegrated or washed away during overwhelming downpours. In numerous areas, plant specialists can plant prior in the season in light of the fact that the dirt is hotter and better depleted when it is over the ground level.

©2020 Jackie Samuel Green (P)2020 Jackie Samuel Green

Narrator: Jennifer Garden
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Prepper's Survival Handbook

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Prepper's Survival Handbook: The Ultimate Prepper's Handbook for Long-Term Survival and Self-Sufficient Living Would you be able to survive for any length of time without modern amenities? If so, how would you do it? What tools and skills are required and how do you put it all together into a working survival plan? From Hollywood dramatizations to real-life catastrophes that seem to occur on a daily basis, there is no shortage of potential emergencies that could leave society in shambles. Maybe it's a blizzard that shuts down roads, supply routes and electricity for a week. Or maybe zombies really do take over the world - leaving a select few humans to rebuild society without modern amenities (just kidding - well, then again...). Whether or not you believe that "World War Z" could happen isn't the point of this book. Rather, I want to make sure you are prepared for any potential threat should it occur. Terrorist attacks, Ebola outbreaks and economic collapse are also possibilities. Or what about nuclear war, epidemic disease, flooding, earthquakes, wild fires, etc? Are you scared yet? You should be. I want you to realize that there is a seemingly endless list of potential catastrophes and any one of them could leave you without the essential supplies and knowledge required to survive. Well...that was until you hear this book. I'm going to teach you everything you need to know from selecting appropriate survival gear to must-have survival skills applicable in a variety of situations. Survival isn't about taking shelter for a few days and hoping for the best - it's about creating sustainable solutions that allow you to thrive in any situation. Also, you'll discover.. The best ways to store food for long periods of time The ultimate bug-out bag checklist 12 item worth more than gold in a survival situation And much more!

©2014 Timothy S. Morris (P)2014 Happier Outdoors Publishing

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Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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Vegetable Gardening 101

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Do you want to grow a beautiful, organic vegetable garden? Do you enjoy the outdoors while gardening? Would growing sustainable crops aid your lifestyle? Gardening is a very fun and interactive experience. Once you understand how gardening works, you will see that there really isn't much to it! Gardening is a fun way to get your children out of the house and keep them involved in something other than the television or technological devices. Gardening is a great way to save money by growing your own vegetables and it's also a healthy alternative to purchasing vegetables at the grocery store that are filled with pesticides and unnecessary fertilizers. You will learn how to find a spot for your garden and how to choose your crops. Gardening is easy, fast and fun - not to mention immensely eco-friendly. You are planting life. If you're new to gardening, start out with a small garden and just a few vegetables. Starting out small will allow you to see what gardening is like and it will help you identify whether or not you have what it takes to be a gardener! Remember, gardening is a fun experience. Do not get in over your head with trying to grow too many plants. Start out slow and work your way into a bigger garden.

©2015 Entrepreneur Publishing (P)2015 Jeffrey Ito

Available on Audible
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Raising Ducks for Beginners Guide

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Are you looking for a source of meat and eggs? Do you want to try homesteading? Are you trying to figure out how to raise ducks? Then this book is for you! Ducks are a great source of meat and eggs. You'll find that ducks are easier to take care of than chickens, and they're perfect for backyard homesteading. Duck eggs are even considered to be better than chicken eggs due to their size and nutritional value. Ducks are also less aggressive and noisy than chickens, making them perfect for your backyard. You can even use the down feathers, so there's no reason to be wasteful. This book will teach you everything you need to know in order to get started raising your own ducks for whatever purpose you choose.

©2017 Carson Wyatt (P)2017 Carson Wyatt

Narrator: Jasen Ballenger
Author: Carson Wyatt
Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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The Family Garden Plan

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Live a Bountiful Life  Do something good for your family by learning how to plant a garden that will yield healthy, wholesome food throughout the year.  Melissa K. Norris, fifth-generation homesteader and host of the popular Pioneering Today podcast, will walk you through each step of the process, from planning your food crops and garden space to harvesting and preserving the food you grow. Even intermediate to experienced gardeners will discover dozens of new ideas.  More than just practical advice, you'll learn how gardening can contribute to a sustainable lifestyle and give you a sense of accomplishment, peace of mind, and overall joy. Make The Family Garden Plan your "grow-to" guide for good eating and greater well-being for you and your loved ones.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2020 Melissa K. Norris (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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Aquaponics

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This audiobook contains everything you need to know about growing your own fish and food simultaneously. Aquaculture is a great way to get organic foods year round and save yourself a ton of money! Even if you just want to start small, this audiobook has all you need to know about the process that makes aquaponics so ingenious. You do not have to be a commercial farmer to make this method work for you. Many families have small systems in their basements or even a little tank on the window sill. Not only that, this is a great experiment to teach your kids the nitrogen cycle and how plants and fish need certain things to grow. The truth is aquaponics isn't new or revolutionary, it just makes use of nature's own methods to grow! You probably have your own reasons why you're looking at aquaponics, but it is something you really need to be familiar with before making the commitment. Do you want your own sustainable, organic, home-grown produce? Do you want to know where your food comes from and that it's the best quality? Why waste money on a hydroponic system when you can go the whole way, skip the chemicals, and have home-raised fish that are healthier and tastier than store bought. Aquaponics is something that many commercial farmers have known about for years, and some societies have used it for far longer. Tap into their knowledge with this introduction to setting up your system. We'll tell you what the right ppm measurements in your tank are, what crops grow best, tips to stop you making common mistakes and how to make use of that dark space underneath to grow extra things. Listen to this aquaponics bundle now!

©2017 Celine Walker (P)2017 Celine Walker

Narrator: C.J. McAllister
Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Natural Deception

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Is Organic Worth the Price? $8 for organic milk. Sure, you could spend half as much, but it’s worth it to know that you’re supporting a small family farm where the cows can munch on green grass all day. Plus, you’re not drinking nasty hormones and chemicals, and you’re doing your part to save the environment. Seems like you’re winning all around, but what would you do if that picture of the happy farm, the personal health, and the clean air and water turned out not to be so pretty? What if organic isn't all it's hyped up to be? What if organic produce only had marginally less pesticide residues than conventional produce? What if the organic, grass-fed beef cows ended up on the very same feedlots as factory-farmed, grain-fed beef cows? What if large swaths of the country were being taken over by huge corporate-owned farming operations, organic farming operations that were destroying the landscape and depleting the soil? Organic is much more complicated than we’ve been led to believe. From the scale to the possible health implications of pesticides to the treatment of animals, it’s not a black and white issue. Natural Deception takes a sobering look at one of the fastest growing industries in the world today. We find that organic may be one more buzz phrase used to sell products rather than a movement really concerned for the wellbeing of our planet and its inhabitants. In the spirit of an undercover news reporter, author Joey Lott takes us through the organic food industry point by point, examining our assumptions and revealing the truth. Find out what major corporation owns your favorite small organic brand. Examine whether pesticides may be a health detriment or even partially beneficial.

©2015 Sarah Haydock, Joey Lott (P)2015 Sarah Haydock, Joey Lott

Narrator: Greg Zarcone
Author: Joey Lott
Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Square Foot Gardening

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Nobody wants to use up a whole acre and only get a small handful of food from it. And this is why smart gardeners came up with a unique, efficient concept. Unless you’ve been living under a rock (a square one), you may have heard of square foot gardening. It allows for a small space to grow plants and create a mini ecosystem that optimizes space and resources. In this brief introduction, you will learn all the basics you need to get started, and you may even be convinced at the end that this is the best way to garden. Moreover, you will hear related subtopics such as:    How square foot gardening reduces your workload Getting rid of weeds faster and more efficiently How to save on water, costs, fertilizer, and money The easiest way to build a square foot garden yourself with zero previous gardening experience (seriously, it’s a piece of cake!) How to grow herbs, vegetables, and plants The most important techniques to get a lot for a small investment Save time, money, and energy! You will be amazed at the things you can do with limited resources. All it takes is the right knowledge and the best, proven methods out there to cast your magic spell on Mother Earth and make her love you back. Be smart and get started. Download and listen now!

©2018 Vincent Noot (P)2018 Vincent Noot

Narrator: Eric Boozer
Length: 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Tiny House Cooking

Summary

Ignite your passion for cooking with your tiny house kitchen! Who says you can't enjoy cooking in such a small space? You can have as much fun in your tiny house kitchen as you would in a regular-sized house! The tiny house movement is an emerging and growing trend in architecture and home design. It has been present in the real estate market for years but has now only grown to become the latest craze in the architectural world. Many people have decided that less is actually more, and even more are beginning to downsize their living to create a more suitable and much affordable lifestyle. If you have a great passion for cooking delicious food, you might think that living in a tiny house with a tiny kitchen is not right for you. Well, you got that part wrong. There are countless ways with which you can take full advantage and maximize the small space you have in a tiny house kitchen. You might actually think that this small space is a lot easier to work in than that in a regular-sized home. In the third audiobook of this series, you will learn useful tricks and tips on how to efficiently economize the space inside your tiny house kitchen. From the appliances you must have in your kitchen, the different ways you can comfortably cook in it, the numerous storage space saving, and adding techniques and the various energy options for your house and kitchen, this book has got you covered. Learn how to properly store food inside your refrigerator. Be inspired with the several ways you can make use of that bare vertical wall space. Pick up new quick and easy recipes that you can easily do inside your tiny house kitchen. All these and more you can listen to if you buy Tiny House Cooking: How to Cook Big Meals in a Tiny House Kitchen. If you're a cook or a chef who has a passion for tiny houses, make sure to grab a copy of this book to find out more about the tiny house movement and the lifestyle that awaits.

©2015 Zachary Buckler (P)2015 Zachary Buckler

Narrator: James H. Kiser
Length: 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Summary

Have you always wanted to grow your own vegetables at home? Do you want to control the food that goes into your body? Have you always wondered if there was a way to reduce your dependency on supermarkets, but did not know how to get started? If you answered "yes" to these questions, you have come to the right place. Growing your own garden is a rewarding experience that is both appetizing and affordable. As a beginner, however, it becomes difficult to weed through numerous resources to identify the best methods to use to set up a garden. Regardless of whether you are new to gardening or want to save costs, this book has all the information you need. The book provides you with easy steps to follow to help you sustain and grow your own vegetable garden. The book will provide you with the basic steps you must follow to start your own garden. It provides tips and tricks you can use to help you choose between a raised bed and an in-ground garden. The information in the book also helps you develop a plan for your garden.  Over the course of this book you will learn about: Why should you grow vegetables at home? What are organic vegetables? What do you need for your garden? ? What layout should you use in your garden? Reasons to use raised beds. What plants should you grow? The steps to follow to plant in your garden. What to keep in mind while growing vegetables and herbs. Common mistakes to avoid and much more... This book has all the information you need to become a vegetable gardening expert. So, what are you waiting for? Grab a copy and get started learning to grow your own food.

©2020 Stephanie Williams (P)2020 Stephanie Williams

Narrator: Sarah Margrave
Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible