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BEAUTIFUL AND ABUNDANT;

This groundbreaking book, by former MOTHER EARTH NEWS Publisher and Editorial Director Bryan Welch, cuts through the pessimism and denial that pervade today's discussions of sustainability and invites readers to visualize a verdant and prosperous future for humanity and all the living things that share our planet. As a practical guide, it offers a process for making our current lifestyles more sustainable and inspires us to look beyond the immediate obstacles to nurture the "destination fixation" that stimulates all of humanity's greatest achievements.

In the lives and accomplishments of farmers, gardeners, inventors and entrepreneurs, Beautiful and Abundant finds a path toward a world vision we can proudly pass on to future generations – a vision that is aesthetically beautiful, economically abundant, ethically fair and irresistibly contagious.

Humanity is at a turning point. Only one species in the universe can recognize its own impact on its habitat, so far as we know, and we are that species. In the early years of the 21st century we face the definitive human challenge – sustaining our quality of life on this miraculous, but finite sphere we call Earth.

Tragically, a lot of human energy is being squandered in conflict over short-term environmental obstacles. People debate symptoms and solutions but societies persistently fail to offer positive incentives for change. To harness the full power of human imagination and community initiative we need a positive vision for humanity's future. We need a believable collective vision for the beautiful, abundant planet where our grandchildren will live.

Read what people are saying:
"Beauty is the new black. Abundance – for all! – is our North Star. Bryan Welch is a businessman who serves beauty, a rancher who champions interdependence, and a leader who recognizes the sweet spot we're looking for is at the nexus of self-reliance and sustainability." – Jay Coen Gilbert, Co-Founder, B Lab

"This is a book that invites us all to cut through the negativity of doomsday prophets and other 'progressive' thinkers. … Bryan Welch is a rare business leader who writes prose that is nuanced, eloquent and visionary. This luminous call to action will inspire you. … It happened to me." – Wanda Urbanska, author of The Heart of Simple Living: 7 Paths to a Better Life

About the author:
As a boy herding goats in rural New Mexico, Welch formed an intuition for the intricate and interdependent relationships among plants, animals and people. He's developed that intuition into the very model of a productive, balanced and sustainable life.

Before starting Ogden Publications (publishers of MOTHER EARTH NEWS, Mother Earth Living, Utne Reader and other media brands) in 1996, Welch worked at newspapers in several states. He graduated from the University of Denver and holds a master's degree from Harvard University, where he studied media policy and management at the Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School.

Welch serves on the board of directors of the MPA (Association of Magazine Media), the Social Venture Network and the Down Home Ranch Foundation. He and his wife, Carolyn, raise grass-fed cattle, sheep, goats and free-range chickens at the farm they call Rancho Cappuccino, which they also share with donkeys, dogs and the rogue mule, Zero.

$25.95

SALSAS! E-HANDBOOK;

Salsa is the Spanish and Italian word for “sauce.” In the beginning, all salsas were based on classic Mexican recipes — red- or green-tomato-based hot and spicy condiments, but now salsa has become so much more.

This e-handbook gives you a rundown on the different varieties of chiles and recipes including Salsa Ranchero, Sweet Tomato Salsa and Black Bean Salsa. Also included is a list of how to use salsas and recipes for Salsa Glazed Spare Ribs, Potatoes Monterey and Haddock with Citrus Salsa and more! 36 pages.

INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: When you order this e-book* we will provide you with a link for the e-book on the confirmation page. Simply click on the link and save the file to your computer — no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees.

Mother Earth News Wiser Living E-Handbooks are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start reading today!

$9.95

ORGANIC GARDENING E-BOOK PROJECTS COLLECTION;

Use the innate qualities of nature to enhance every condition of your garden and maintain the standard and quality of a truly organic crop. Containing 704 pages of information, the Organic Gardening E-book Projects collection can teach you to grow the best produce; eliminate harmful pests safely and effectively and more.


For the first time, Mother Earth News is proud to offer the complete Organic Gardening E-book Projects collection together in one convenient collection. This comprehensive set includes 21 useful e-handbooks with titles ranging from "Growing the Best Strawberries" to "Gardening with Earthworms". The Organic Gardening E-book Projects collection is packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects to encourage natural, nutritious growing.


E-book Projects Included in the Collection:


  • Gardening in Clay Soil
  • Growing the Best Corn
  • Growing the Best Root Crops
  • Growing the Best Asparagus
  • Growing Super Salad Greens
  • Growing the Best Peppers
  • Growing the Best Onions
  • Fertilizers for Free
  • Seed Starting Indoors
  • Row Covers and Mulches
  • Tips for Dirt Cheap Gardening
  • Pest Proofing Your Garden
  • Wide Row Planting
  • Gardening with Earthworms
  • Container Gardening
  • Growing and Using Garlic
  • Growing the Best Grapes
  • Growing the Best Strawberries
  • Growing the Best Raspberries and Blackberries
  • Dirt Cheap Gardening
  • Planning the Perfect Garden


INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: When you order this e-book projects collection we will provide you with a link for the e-books on the confirmation page. Simply click on the links and save the files to your computer — no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees.


*E-Books are Eco-friendly! By supporting digital products like this one you help conserve resources and energy that comes with printing standard books. Order your downloadable e-book projects collection and start reading today!

$49.95

THE HOME CREAMERY;

You don't need a commercial kitchen or unrecognizable ingredients to whip up fresh buttermilk, yogurt, cream cheese, crème fraîche, mozzarella, goat cheese and other dairy delights. The simple homemade cheese recipes in The Home Creamery encourage you to turn your fresh, sweet milk and cream into cultured dairy products and soft, unripened cheeses.

To use the homemade cheese recipes in this book you'll need the best quality milk you can find. These recipes start with pasteurized milk, which is widely available. Cow's, goat's or sheep's milk will work for these homemade cheeses, so start experimenting with your favorite!

This book's recipes range from the easy yogurt cheese, for which you'll just need yogurt, salt and some cheese cloth to enjoy a delicious treat, to homemade cottage cheese, ricotta and goat's milk feta, which will give you the satisfaction of enjoying wholesome and delicious dairy products - while knowing every ingredient that went into making them.

Enjoy your creamy, homemade spreads and cheeses as simple accompaniments to small bites or light meals, or as starring ingredients in more substantial side dishes, salads, entrées and desserts. The Home Creamery includes 75 recipes to use your homemade cheese in, from Cheese Blintzes to Chocolate Sour Cream Cake. You will be able bring out the very best in your dairy creations.

About the author:
Kathy Farrell-Kingsley is the author of many magazine articles and cookbooks - including The Big Book of Vegetarian and Chocolate Cakes, selected by Julia Child as one of the best cookbooks of 1993. Kathy was also the founder of Great Cakes Bakery, which still operates in Westport, Conn.

$16.95