These are our top picks for summertime reading that we thought might be of interest to you.
We love weeds in our salads, as garnish, as an extra zing in our meal … Learn how to identify your ‘weeds’ with the Edible Weeds Book
The Art of Frugal Hedonism
A Guide to Spending Less While Enjoying Everything More
It sounds too good to be true. You can save money and the world, inoculate yourself against many of the ills of modern life, and enjoy everything more on both the sensual and profound levels? Preposterous!
Yet here is a toolkit to help you do just that! A tweak here, a twiddle there; every strategy in The Art Of Frugal Hedonism has been designed to help you target the most important habits of mind and action needed for living frugally but hedonistically.
Apply a couple, and you’ll definitely have a few extra dollars in your pocket and enjoy more sunsets.
Apply the lot, and you’ll wake up one day and realise that you’re happier, wealthier, fitter, and more in lust with life than you’d ever thought possible.
Root to Bloom
Root to Bloom equips readers with the knowledge and tools to grow, eat and celebrate every edible part of the plant.
The book will explore the lesser-used parts of a plant that are often snubbed in favour of the produce we’ve come to expect.
It includes a comprehensive rundown of 35 edible plants (from coriander to onion to sweet potato), covering extra components of edibility, including flowers, roots and weeds.
It also includes six breakout chapters on key related topics: medicinal; herbicides; skin care; weeds/foraging; the orchard; and preserving flowers.
Repaying my debt: a conservationists tale by Geoff Mosley
Dr Geoff Mosley is one of Australia’s most respected conservationists. In his recent memoir, he writes about ‘steady-state economy’ – as a way to resolve the current environmental crisis.
Enjoy his passion for the environment and why he has spent a lifetime fighting for it.
In this memoir, Geoff Mosley tells of his early formative years spent in the UK’s famed Peak District. The book gives a good account of what life was like during those turbulent years (1931–50) before moving on to his student days.
Trained as a geographer, Geoff tells of his early adventures abroad, his time spent completing National Service and then embarking on further travel to Canada and New Zealand before eventually settling in Australia in 1960.
It was here in Australia that Geoff was to make his mark as a conservationist of both national and international significance. The Australian Conservation Foundation and Geoff’s involvement with it from its earliest days is part of this detailed story.
There is also a personal story of a busy life with a growing family and the sacrifices made along the way. A tireless worker still, these pages also outline his message on how to save the Planet from the excesses of today.