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Staff picks for Black Friday

During our Black Friday sale, our staff wanted to share their favorite books that you can find in our bookstore. All titles start at 20-30% off through Monday, with select Acres U.S.A. titles at 50% off and Clearance titles up to 70% off. And remember, buy 3 books and get a 4th free this month only!

Minerals for the Genetic Code – Ryan Slabaugh, General Manager

“It’s a roadmap to connect the selection in the produce aisle of the grocery store to what is needed for our mental and physical health.” –Ryan

In this cutting-edge book, the connection is made between the physical, chemical and biological aspects of minerals and subatomic particles in the life process, and assignment is made of the specific mineral that governs each entry in the genetic code. This knowledge, based on peer-reviewed medical literature as well as research by forgotten innovators, suggests an end to the tyranny of pharmaceuticals.

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The Fate of Food – Sarah Day-Levesque, Events Manager

Through travel, interviews, and personal experimentation and reflection, Amanda Little examines how our food system will evolve to address the diverse challenges facing it.-Sarah

Amanda Little, a professor at Vanderbilt University and an award-winning journalist, spent three years traveling through a dozen countries an as many U.S. states in researching this book. Her journey took her from old apple orchards in Wisconsin to new remote-controlled farms in Shanghai, from teeming fisheries in Norway to famine-stricken regions of Ethiopia. Through her interviews and adventures with farmers, scientists, activists, and engineers, Little tells the fascinating story of human innovation and explores new and old approaches to food production while charting the growth of a movement that could redefine sustainable food on a grand scale.

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Nourishment – Ben Trollinger, Editor

“When I picked up Fred Provenza’s Nourishment, I expected useful insights on how to eat well in an industrialized and marketing-driven foodscape. I did not expect a mind-blowing, cosmological journey into the miracle that is biology — but that’s exactly what this book delivered.” – Ben

In this book, renowned animal behaviorist Fred Provenza presents his research on animal food choices, and his theory on how similar choices can improve human health. Provenza focuses on the inherent nutritional wisdom of animals. He spent years studying animals and their nutritional choices – all the way down to the cellular level – and the resulting impact on their health. Then he calls into question human choices of food, and what we could be doing differently. 

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Restoration Agriculture – Hannah Fields, Customer Service

“It’s the first book on eco-agriculture I ever read and I learned so much from it!” -Hannah

Around the globe most people get their calories from “annual” agriculture — plants that grow fast for one season, produce lots of seeds, then die. Every single human society that has relied on annual crops for staple foods has collapsed. Restoration Agriculture explains how we can have all of the benefits of natural, perennial ecosystems and create agricultural systems that imitate nature in form and function while still providing for our food, building, fuel and many other needs — in your own backyard, farm or ranch. This book, based on real-world practices, presents an alternative to the agriculture system of eradication and offers exciting hope for our future.

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Call of the Reed Warbler – Jessica Smith, Digital Marketing

“Charles Massy provides thoughtful insight into the regenerative ag journey with personal stories of farmers and ranchers – himself included – incorporating non-toxic agricultural methods.-Jessica

This ground-breaking book will change the way we think of, farm and grow food. Author and radical farmer Charles Massy explores transformative and regenerative agriculture and the vital connection between our soil and our health. It is a story of how a grassroots revolution – a true underground insurgency – can save the planet, help turn climate change around, and build healthy people and healthy communities, pivoting significantly on our relationship with growing and consuming food. 

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The Naturally Clean Home – Barbara Guzman, Shipping Clerk

Effective, nontoxic alternatives can be mixed up easily from kitchen staples — baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice, herbs, and borax — plus a handful of easy-to-find essential oils. In this second edition, Karyn Siegel-Maier offers 150 all-natural recipes for cleaning every area of the home. Quick recipes for cleansers that are nontoxic, biodegradable, and fresh smelling are presented. Formulas are so simple that even a novice can make them, yet they are as effective as the commercial options. Best of all, these recipes are much less expensive than commercial cleaners; most can be made for pennies per use. Whether scrubbing or scouring, degreasing or dusting, The Naturally Clean Home makes it fun to mix up chemical-free products that are easy on home and planet!

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Growing Life – Chad Kuskie, Office Manager

“Andre Leu is very insightful and inspires me to look at life differently.” –Chad

As modern farming and ranching evolve away from mass consolidation and industrialization, a new strategy is rapidly emerging: regenerative agriculture. These new systems being implemented across the globe require a shift in the mindset of the land manager and operator, away from being primarily reliant on external inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides, and toward dependence on knowledge, measurement and management. In this book, André Leu invites everyone to start moving a positive, regenerative direction where our actions support growing abundant life. Inside this book, the first in a series, readers can explore the fundamentals of regenerative agriculture, including specific, proven steps designed to grow healthy food, while protecting our natural resources like clean water, soil and air.

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The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen – Rachel Wobeter, Events Manager

Food is medicine! This book helps people understand that all food is not created equally and inspires people to select and cook the most nutrient dense foods.” -Rachel

A practical guide to nutrient density and the autoimmune protocol. Since 2012, the Autoimmune Protocol (an elimination and reintroduction protocol also known as AIP) has helped thousands of people facing chronic health conditions transform their lives. Contrary to popular belief, the Autoimmune Protocol isn’t just about food eliminations! Often applying a nutrient-dense approach to diet accelerates and expands the healing process. In this book, Mickey teaches you everything you need to know about eating like a nutrivore, relying on her expertise as a nutritional therapy practitioner, personal chef, and autoimmune warrior.

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