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Here is inspiration and instruction for anyone interested in making beautiful art out of earth. The author of Build Your Own Earth Oven teaches you to find, mix, and sculpt the right mud; develop group goals and vision, and translate simple, natural (and easy to draw) patterns into sophisticated and complex designs. The resulting murals will transform anonymous "spaces" into real places. Or make "garden art" you can sit on (or in). Get inspired by earth artists across the country and over seas. Brief, elegant, wonderfully and generously illustrated with drawings and 32 pages of color photos.
About the author
Kiko Denzer is an artist, teacher, and author in the earthen building revival. He serves as artist-in-residence in schools in his home state of Oregon, and has muddied tens of thousands of hands with his popular oven and bread manual, Build Your Own Earth Oven.
Used since the Middle Ages, bitters are made by combining various plant botanicals and spices with 100-proof alcohol and letting them sit until the bitter and medicinal qualities have been extracted.Herbalists Jovial King and Guido Masé, owners of the bitters company Urban Moonshine, teach you how to make recipes for classic bitters.Whether enjoyed as an apertif, digestif, or as a remedy to settle an upset stomach, bitters are back!
An all-natural, full-body introduction designed especially for men, this organic kit from Oleum Vera allows you to create 8 homemade oils, serums, scrubs and rinses with simple ingredients from the kitchen. We know that organic skin care isn’t just for the girls - it’s for everyone! This no-nonsense, DIY kit embraces that spirit, and includes the purest plant-based oils and essential oils (all organic) and a set of easy recipes to get started. All you need are a selection of natural ingredients - from simple baking soda to organic beer! How does it work? 1.Simply patch test each ingredient in the kit to determine your skin type and sensitivity. 2.Pick a recipe for the organic shaving serum, body scrub, massage oil or hair and scalp serum that you crave the most. 3.Mix together the oils, clays and butters you need with everyday ingredients from your kitchen. 4.Your product is ready. Enjoy! Choose from several organic recipes, including: 1.Fragrant Pre-Shave Oil - To Soften your Face Before Shaving 2.Nourishing Beer and Honey Rinse - To Strengthen your Hair 3.Soothing After Shave Spray - To Tighten the Skin Contents Plant-based oils •Hazelnut Oil* - Moisturizing and balancing, hazelnut oil is known to soften the skin and reduce the signs of aging. Rich in vitamins A and E, it’s also used to strengthen hair strands, which helps them recover from chemical treatments. 2 fl oz (60ml) •Jojoba Oil* - Organic jojoba oil balances oily skin by mimicking the effects of human sebum, halting the skin’s natural oil production while keeping pores clear. It’s also a good source of healing fatty acids as well as Vitamin A and vitamin B complex. 2 fl oz (60ml) •Tamanu Oil* - Loaded with anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antibiotic properties, tamanu oil was made for those with persistent acne. It has been used to treat rheumatism and skin infections for centuries. 1 fl oz (60ml) •Plant-based glycerin** - With the ability to attract and retain moisture, plant-based glycerin is perfect for dry, dehydrated skin. 1 fl oz (60ml)Non-GMO Vitamin E - Antioxidant Vitamin E helps to keep your homemade remedies fresh, and prolongs their shelf life. 0.5 fl oz (15ml) Essential Oils •Lemongrass Essential Oil* - A must-have for organic hair and skin care, lemongrass essential oil helps to slow down oil production and sterilize pores. Its pleasant citrus scent also adds a note of freshness to your daily routine. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Peppermint Essential Oil * - Ward off infections with this refreshing essential oil, perfect for naturally cleansing the face and body. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Cedarwood Essential Oil* - Ease inflamed skin the organic way with cedarwood oil. Leaving your face with a smooth yet firm feeling, this natural, woody-scented oil is perfect when used after your morning shave. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Frankincense Oil* - Bursting with anti-aging properties and a naturally complex earthy scent, this essential oil helps protect, lift and tighten the skin. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) High-quality accessories •Spray bottle •Dropper vial •Funnel •Recipe booklet Organic and responsible ingredients While choosing only the purest ingredients for our kits, we are keenly aware of our impact on the environment. All our plant-based oils are cold-pressed and unrefined - you won’t find any synthetic oils or GMO products here. Besides the fun of making your own cleansing oils and masks, you can also be comforted by the fact that they are also environmentally-friendly, sustainable and responsible. The best part? All packaging is recyclable and the containers are reusable. MMTUM, Inc. Montréal (Quebec) Canada H2G 1Z3 *Certified organic by Ecocert ICO according to NOP Standards *100% of the total ingredients are from organic farming - COSMOS ORGANIC certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to COSMOS standard **98% of the total ingredients are from organic farming
Toners are the ultimate secret weapon in a green cleansing routine, and you can adapt our exclusive beauty recipes for face to create the perfect toner for your skin type, whether it’s nourishing and moisturizing or clarifying and anti-acne. How does it work? 1.Choose from dozens of DIY toner recipes 2.Blend together our organic ingredients and oils with simple items from your kitchen according to the recipe 3.Enjoy your fresh, all-natural body facial toner! Whip up these beauty recipes for face (and dozens more) •Lemon & Cucumber Toner (for normal or combination skin) •Green Tea & Vodka Toner (for oily or acne-prone skin) •Peppermint & Chamomile Skin Freshener (for dry or sensitive skin) •Anti-Aging Hibiscus Toner •Tomato & Lettuce Toner (to reduce blemishes) Every Organic Toner Kit includes: •Organic, Plant-based Glycerin** - With the ability to attract and retain moisture, plant-based glycerin is perfect for soothing dry, dehydrated skin as part of your daily toner. 1 fl oz (60ml) •Non-GMO Vitamin E - Antioxidant Vitamin E helps to keep your homemade remedies fresh the natural way, and prolongs their shelf life. 0.5 fl oz (15ml) •Organic Rose Petals** - The natural oils in rose petals help to moisturize and soothe sensitive skin, leaving the face soft and calm. As well as bringing a sweet aroma to your homemade cosmetics, these petals are also high in Vitamin C. 0.1 oz (3g) •Organic Lavender Buds** - Lavender buds, used alone or with other flower petals, lend a pleasant scent to your organic, homemade creations. 0.1 oz (3g) •Eco-friendly Reusable Glass Spray Bottle Are you ready for an entirely green skin care routine? Try our complete DIY Organic Face Cleansing Kit and the DIY Organic Face Moisturizing Kit for cleansing oils, gentle facial scrubs, moisturizing serums, deep-cleansing masks and even more toners. Organic and responsible ingredients While choosing only the purest ingredients for our kits, we are keenly aware of our impact on the environment. All our plant-based oils are cold-pressed and unrefined - you won’t find any synthetic oils or GMO products here. Besides the fun of making your own cleansing oils and masks, you can also be comforted by the fact that they are also environmentally-friendly, sustainable and responsible. The best part? All packaging is recyclable and the containers are reusable. MMTUM, Inc. Montréal (Quebec) Canada H2G 1Z3 *Certified organic by Ecocert ICO according to NOP Standards *100% of the total ingredients are from organic farming - COSMOS ORGANIC certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to COSMOS standard **98% of the total ingredients are from organic farming
You want to do something for the planet, but what? Change a light bulb, install a low-flow faucet, eat organic? How about ride 4,700 miles across America on a bamboo bicycle, using only water from natural sources, avoiding fossil fuels almost completely, supplying your few electrical needs with solar power, and creating nearly zero waste?
Internationally known food historian William Woys Weaver presents a richly photographed gastronomical journey into the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch food traditions, with more than 100 heritage recipes and the colorful stories behind them – including Shoofly Cake, New Year’s Pretzels, and the original Snickerdoodles. Dutch Treats explores the vast diversity of authentic baked goods, festive breads, and pastries that we call Pennsylvania Dutch (named for the German-speaking immigrants who settled there starting in the late 1600s).
Learn to build your own electric motorcycle with this instructional Two-Disc Set!
BUILD YOUR OWN ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE contains everything an entry-level builder needs to create their own clean, fun transportation. The Video DVD contains two and a half hours of instruction on motors, motor controllers, batteries, chargers, and design tips and tricks.
The DVD-ROM disc contains computer files of the project, including over 600 digital still photos of the entire conversion process, recommended reading list, useful web links, information on controllers, including the Open ReVolt, and motor diagram.
This makes a fantastic summer project! (Or a winter project! Build it in your basement! There’s not gas or oil involved!) And gives a person a way to have a fantastic transportation option!
If you want an electric vehicle, but are concerned about how they might run in the winter, or how it would handle air conditioning, or that you don’t have enough space in the garage for another car….. Then an electric motorcycle is for you!
For most of human history, people have lived in durable, comfortable buildings made from natural materials such as soil, sand, rocks and fiber. All over the globe, these ancient traditions persist; a quarter to a third of the world's population today lives in houses built partially or entirely of earth. Conventional Western building techniques using industrial materials may save time and create efficiencies, but these perceived savings come at considerable financial and environmental cost.
As well as boasting a unique and beautiful aesthetic, natural building techniques are accessible, affordable and nontoxic. Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice is the first comprehensive, fully illustrated manual covering the history, use and maintenance of this attractive, practical flooring option. This detailed, fully illustrated guide explains every part of the process, including:
Because information on creating quality earthen floors was not previously widely available, there have been some negative experiences. Drawing on the combined knowledge of the most qualified earthen floor practitioners, as well their own substantial experience, the authors deliver the definitive resource for this exciting technique, perfect for everyone from the novice to veteran builder.
These 150 delicious recipes mine the treasure in your kitchen—the fronds from your carrots, leaves from your cauliflower, bones from Sunday’s roast, even the last lick of jam in the jar are put to good, tasty use.
Buzzwords like antioxidants, biotin, and omega-3s are explained alongside more than 85 everyday foods, each paired with their specific beauty-boosting benefit: walnuts for supple skin, radishes for strong nails. But healthful ingredients are just one aspect of beauty nutrition. Eat Pretty offers a full lifestyle makeover, exploring stress management, hormonal balance, and mindful living.
Soaring prices and concerns about chemical-laden fruits and vegetables increasingly drive us to grow our own healthy food close to home. In cities, however, vanishing ground space and contaminated soils spur farmers, activists and restaurateurs to look to the skyline for a solution. The hunger for local food has reached new heights, and rooftops can provide the space that cities need to bring fresh, organic produce to tables across North America.
The first full-length book to focus entirely on rooftop agriculture, Eat Up views this growing movement through a practitioner's lens, explaining:
This graphically rich guide provides inspiration and advice to aspiring growers through photographs of successful rooftop farms and gardens, as well as interviews with industry professionals. Easy-to-use checklists and a decision tree are included to help gauge the viability of each unique rooftop opportunity. Essential reading for home gardeners, entrepreneurs, restaurateurs, policy makers, academics and designers, Eat Up takes urban agriculture to a whole new level, proving that rooftop farming is not just a pie-in-the-sky idea - it is the future of urban food.
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North America is under attack by a wide range of invasive animals. Black spiny-tailed iguanas in Florida, Asian carp in Missouri and Virginia, nutria in Louisiana, European green crabs in Connecticut, and other alien species throughout the United States are devouring our native plants and animals, pushing many to the brink of extinction. Jackson Landers has a unique solution to the problem: Eat them! In this adventurous narrative, Landers describes his quest to hunt 12 invasive animal species and turn them into delicious meals, showing how anyone can feed a family while enjoying the thrill of the hunt and helping to protect and conserve the natural environment.