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  1. Cold Antler Farm

    Cold Antler Farm

    A Memoir of Growing Food and Celebrating Life on a Scrappy Six-Acre Homestead

    • by
    • Jenna Woginrich
    Jenna Woginrich is well loved for her essays on all that accompanies the life of a true homesteader: the mud and mess, the beautiful and tragic, the grime and passion. In Cold Antler Farm, she draws our attention to the timekeeper of such a lifestyle: the ancient agricultural year, filled with celebrations and seasonal touchstones that mark turning points in the cycles of life. Amidst these new-old holidays, we… Read More

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  2. We Love Nature!

    We Love Nature!

    A Keepsake Journal for Families Who Love to Explore the Outdoors

    • by
    • Stacy Tornio,
    • Ken Keffer
    As simple as stargazing, as challenging as a wilderness hike, as wild as a snowy sled ride, as creative as making a nature collage—discover (and rediscover) nature with these 52 family activities! A child’s discovery of the outdoors is filled with awe, wonder, and delight. In this interactive journal, parents and kids have opportunities to spark curiosity about nature and are given space to record their discoveries. Part keepsake… Read More

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  3. Compost

    Compost

    A Family Guide to Making Soil from Scraps

    • by
    • Ben Raskin
    What happens to the food we don’t eat—all those discarded apple cores and rejected Brussels sprouts? Did you know that there are as many living organisms in a teaspoon of soil as there are people in the whole world? And that wriggly worms are our cool, earthy friends? In Compost, Ben Raskin shares his expert knowledge, answering these questions and many more, through a whole heap of engaging… Read More

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  4. Daddy Long Legs

    Daddy Long Legs

    The Natural Education of a Father

    • by
    • John T. Price
    John Price appears to have thrown in the towel. He has spent the last year struggling to support his family, neglecting to spend time with his wife and children, and becoming increasingly cynical about the degraded state of the natural world around him. After a heart-attack scare, however, his wife demands that he start appreciating all the “good things” in his life: their mouse-infested old house, their hopelessly overgrown yard,… Read More

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  5. Hunger Mountain

    Hunger Mountain

    A Field Guide to Mind and Landscape

    • by
    • David Hinton
    Come along with David Hinton on a series of walks through the wild beauty of Hunger Mountain, near his home in Vermont—excursions informed by the worldview he’s imbibed from his many years translating the classics of Chinese poetry and philosophy. His broad-ranging discussion offers insight on everything from the mountain landscape to the origins of consciousness and the Cosmos, from geology to Chinese landscape painting, from parenting to pictographic oracle-bone… Read More

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  6. It's a Jungle Out There!

    It's a Jungle Out There!

    52 Nature Adventures for City Kids

    • by
    • Jennifer Ward
    Just because you live in the city doesn’t mean you can't enjoy nature. This compact guide offers 52 nature-focused explorations, adventures, observations, and games that can help you and your child connect to nature while living in the city. While it may be hard to see nature through the traffic, buildings, and busyness of the city, there is still much of the natural world to explore when you turn your… Read More

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  7. Walden

    Walden

    • by
    • Henry David Thoreau
    In July 1845, Henry David Thoreau built a small cottage in the woods near Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. During the two years and two months he spent there, he began to write Walden, a chronicle of his communion with nature that became one of the most influential and compelling books in American literature. As the favorite book of generations of readers, Walden has become part of the American landscape.… Read More

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  8. The Green Hour

    The Green Hour

    A Daily Dose of Nature for Happier, Healthier, Smarter Kids

    • by
    • Todd Christopher
    The National Wildlife Federation, on its website GreenHour.org, recommends that parents give their kids a “Green Hour” every day—a time for unstructured play and interaction with the natural world. Whether in the backyard, the local park, or a green space farther afield, time spent outdoors is essential to the healthy development of young minds, bodies, and spirits. Todd Christopher, the creator of the GreenHour.org, has filled this book with… Read More

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  9. Wild Comfort

    Wild Comfort

    The Solace of Nature

    • by
    • Kathleen Dean Moore
    In an effort to make sense of the deaths in quick succession of several loved ones, Kathleen Dean Moore turned to the comfort of the wild, making a series of solitary excursions into ancient forests, wild rivers, remote deserts, and windswept islands to learn what the environment could teach her in her time of pain. This book is the record of her experiences. It’s a stunning collection of carefully… Read More

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  10. Islands Apart

    Islands Apart

    A Year on the Edge of Civilization

    • by
    • Ken McAlpine
    Author Ken McAlpine stands in his front yard one night in Ventura, California, trying to see the stars. His view is diminished by light pollution, making it hard to see much of anything in the sky. Our fast-paced, technologically advanced society, he concludes, is not conducive to stargazing or soul-searching. Taking a page from Thoreau's Walden, he decides to get away from the clamor of everyday life, journeying alone… Read More

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