Book Club | Living & Lifestyle

The Edible Backyard

Kath Irvine’s

Gardening expert Kath Irvine’s guide to everything you need to know to grow organic vegetables, fruit and herbs in your own garden, all through the year. In this practical step-by-step guide, gardening teacher Kath Irvine shares her wealth of knowledge from more than 20 years of helping Kiwi gardeners design, build, grow and maintain their own productive edible gardens. Kath’s sage, hands-on, often humorous advice steps readers through everything they need to know to grow great produce at home, including garden design, tools and equipment, seasonal planting advice, soil fertility, seed-saving basics, managing pests and diseases, and how to incorporate organic and permaculture gardening methods into any home garden. While documenting a year on her own property, Kath shows how you can successfully produce bountiful crops throughout the seasons to provide a steady, daily harvest with minimal wastage. The book is illustrated with hundreds of stunning photographs and helpful hand-drawn illustrations that share clever design concepts and planting plans for gardens of all shapes and sizes. Kath is the perfect guide, and this easy-to-understand, comprehensive book is ideal for gardeners at any skill level, from beginners setting up a new garden from scratch, to intermediate trouble-shooters, to advanced green-thumbs seeking deeper knowledge.

A Healthier Home

Shawna Holman

With all the time spent at home in recent years, you probably realize how much the inside of your home contributes to your mental and physical health, for better or worse. But did you know that the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that indoor air is 2–5 times (and occasionally more than 100 times) more polluted than outdoor air?

The good news is that you can control and improve the environment inside your home, and A Healthier Home provides an accessible, room-by-room roadmap for doing just thatWherever you are on your journey to a healthier home, author and founder of A Little Less Toxic, Shawna Holman, offers realistic steps you can take to maintain a less toxic living environment that aligns with your values. Create a healthy, happy living space with simple swaps and hacks for banning hidden harms in every room:

From tackling toxins and revamping your kitchen to making a greener garden and ensuring cleaner laundry, A Healthier Home will aid you in creating a sustainable, safe lifestyle that benefits both your mind and body. Every corner of your home can be made to better serve you and your family—it’s just a matter of getting started!


The Autoimmune Protocol Baking Book

Wendi Washington-Hunt

Over 20% of people have an autoimmune condition. Many have found relief on the autoimmune protocol diet (AIP). However, that comes at the cost of sacrificing the treats they love. What’s a baker to do when standard baking ingredients such as grains, gluten, dairy, sugar, eggs, and nuts are off the table? With The Autoimmune Protocol Baking Book, baked goods are back on the table. All without compromising taste or your health. Readers can have baking and AIP too!

The Autoimmune Protocol Baking Book is a gorgeous cookbook featuring 100 recipes for all things baked from cookies and cake, to bread and biscuits, to crackers, crumbles, and crisps! Written by beloved AIP baking blogger Wendi Washington-Hunt of Wendi’s AIP Kitchen, each recipe is created and tested to be AIP compliant from start to finish . No more trying to adapt recipes that yield iffy results or aren’t fully AIP compliant. Readers can create the treats such as sugar cookies, pumpkin pie, blueberry muffins (and many others!) that they thought were gone forever as well as new sweet and savory favorites.



The Climate Change Garden

Sally Morgan and Kim Stoddart

The only book that focuses on how to deal with gardening in a changing climate and the many struggles that come with it.

It’s no longer gardening as usual. The long-predicted extremes of weather caused by climate change are now on our doorstep and gardens around the world are suffering. There’s no getting away from it; no matter where on the planet you live, the climate and weather patterns are changing fast, and our gardening practices need to catch up .Learning how to protect the garden against the extremes of torrential rain, storms, heatwaves, and drought is key.

The Climate Change Garden reveals which plants are better suited to deal with such extremes and which techniques, practices, and equipment can be put to good use in our gardens to help temper the issues. This is a global gardener’s guide to climate change that shows readers how to adapt and cope with the volatile weather extremes that lie ahead. It’s about working with the natural world to create a productive, low-maintenance, climate-wise garden.