Category: Ecology & Sustainability

Healing Herbs for Heartache, Heartbreak, Grief, and Shock

People of good conscience everywhere are reeling from current events in the world that mirror the challenges in our own psyches and relationships, writ large. I love to quote Joanna Macy: “I wanted to change the world. I changed myself and the world changed.” None of us could possibly heal alone, nor change the world …continue

New AUDIO Release: The Untold History of Healing

About the Book The Untold History of Healing takes the reader on an exciting, expansive journey of the history of medicine from the Stone Age to modern times, explaining that Western medicine has its true origins in the healing lore of Paleolithic hunters and gatherers, herding nomads, and the early sedentary farmers rather than in …continue

New Release: Sacred Soil

About the Book A fascinating description of how utilizing the biochar embedded in terra preta, the recently rediscovered sacred soil of the pre-Columbian peoples of the Amazon rainforest, can cut our dependency on petrochemicals, restore the health of our soils, remove carbon from our overheating atmosphere, and restore the planet to pre-industrial levels of atmospheric carbon …continue

Our Day of Service 2017: Gardening at Urban Tilth

The staff of North Atlantic Books celebrated spring and our commitment to our community by spending at day working at Urban Tilth’s North Richmond Farm. Armed with shovels, hoes, clippers, and trowels, we weeded paths, broke beds and added compost in preparation for planting. We also trimmed garlic and planted hundreds of seeds. It was …continue

7 Easy Steps to a Zero-Waste Life

As the reality of our environmental crisis sets in, more and more people are realizing that our current conservation efforts won’t be enough. It’s time to try new tactics. Inspired by Lauren Singer’s Trash is for Tossers blog, I decided to attempt a zero-waste life as one of my resolutions for 2015. I started a …continue

Heartache and Hope for Coral Reefs

In 2012, Liz Cunningham witnessed a dramatic coral bleaching event in the Turks and Caicos Islands in less than one week’s time. That month the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) documented record-breaking temperature highs for the North Atlantic and Caribbean Sea. This excerpt from Cunningham’s award-winning book, Ocean Country, describes what she saw. The …continue

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