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Earth Repair

Earth Repair

A Grassroots Guide to Healing Toxic and Damaged Landscapes

Millions of acres of land have been contaminated by pesticides, improperly handled chemicals, dirty energy projects, toxic waste, and other pollutants in the United States and Canada. This toxic legacy impacts the environment, our health, our …

related subjects: Conservation & Ecology
Earth-Sheltered Houses

Earth-Sheltered Houses

How to Build an Affordable Underground Home

An earth-sheltered, earth-roofed home has the least impact upon the land of all housing styles, leaving almost zero footprint on the planet.

Earth-Sheltered Houses is a practical guide for those who want to build their own underground home at …

Earthbag Building

Earthbag Building

The Tools, Tricks and Techniques

Over seventy percent of Americans cannot afford to own a code-enforced, contractor-built home. This has led to widespread interest in using natural materials -- straw, cob, and earth -- for building homes and other buildings that are inexpensive, …

Earthen Floors

Earthen Floors

A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice

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 …

EAT UP

EAT UP

The Inside Scoop on Rooftop Agriculture

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 …

related subjects: Food & Gardening
Eat Your Greens

Eat Your Greens

The Surprising Power of Homegrown Leaf Crops

Our industrialized food system is failing us, and as individuals we must take more responsibility for our own health and food security. Leaf crops produce more nutrients per square foot of growing space and per day of growing season than any other …

related subjects: Food & Gardening
Eating Fossil Fuels

Eating Fossil Fuels

Oil, Food, and the Coming Crisis in Agriculture

The miracle of the Green Revolution was made possible by cheap fossil fuels to supply crops with artificial fertilizer, pesticides, and irrigation. Estimates of the net energy balance of agriculture in the US show that ten calories of hydrocarbon …

related subjects: Cultural Critique
Eco-yards (EPUB)

Eco-yards (EPUB)

Simple Steps to Earth-Friendly Landscapes

Many urban yards are essentially unproductive patches of grass, requiring constant attention for no return. Through sustainable, organic landscaping, these small or large plots of land can become part of the solution to today's environmental …

related subjects: Food & Gardening