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The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens: Simple Steps for Healthy, Happy Hens

by Kathy Shea Mormino

Sharing her years of hard-earned experience and collaborations with poultry veterinarians, nutritionists, and professors, she provides simple steps to care for these uncommon pets with confidence. Kathy's personality permeates the book as she guides newbie, veteran, and would-be backyard chickeneers alike through all aspects of small-flock care—from getting into the hobby to housing, feeding, egg production, health, and much more. The result is accurate information presented in the fun and abundantly illustrated format that Mormino has delivered on her blog for years. -From the Publisher

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Half Baked Harvest Cookbook: Recipes from My Barn in the Mountains

by Tieghan Gerard

“Gerard's blog-turned-book (HalfBakedHarvest.com) features all-new recipes for such homey comfort foods as grilled corn and basil salads, Moroccan lemon chicken kebabs with couscous pilaf, rainbow veggie pad thai, and mint chocolate chip ice cream cake. Cooks who love blogs such as Deb Perelman's Smitten Kitchen and Sara Forte's Sprouted Kitchen will devour the book's wide selection of weeknight-friendly meals, each of which features a lavish full-page color photograph. This title will draw comparisons to others, but it has unique traits, namely an inclination toward healthful and international ingredients (e.g., coconut oil, quinoa, Korean chili paste) and some unusual-yet-delicious flavor combinations. Verdict: Gerard's capable debut offers familiar recipes with a twist and stunning images to whet visual appetites. Highly recommended.”  -Library Journal July 01, 2017

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We Rise: The Earth Guardians Guide to Building a Movement that Restores the Planet

by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and Justin Spizman

Beginning with the empowering story of the Earth Guardians and how Xiuhtezcatl has become a voice for his generation, 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 on how to face the biggest problems of today, including climate change, fossil fuel extraction, and industrial agriculture.

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 and leave you asking, what kind of legacy do I want to leave? -From the Publisher