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Low Tox Life: A Handbook for a Healthy You & Happy Planet - Alexx StuartRegular price $35.00 Save $-35.00
Ever stopped to read the list of ingredients in the products you use every day? In Low Tox Life, activist and educator Alexx Stuart gently clears a path through the maze of mass-market ingredient cocktails, focusing on four key areas: Body, Home, Food and Mind.
Sharing the latest science and advice from experts in each area, Alexx tackles everything from endocrine-disruptors in beauty products to the challenge of going low plastic in a high-plastic world, and how to clean without a hit of harmful toxins.You don’t need to be a fulltime homesteader with a cupboard full of organic linens to go low tox. Start small, switching or ditching one nasty at a time, and enjoy the process as a positive one for you and the planet.
Love Bees - Vanessa Amaral-RogersRegular price $23.00 Save $-23.00
Love Bees introduces why bees matter and how we can all help them survive in the modern world of many pitfalls perpetrated by Homo sapiens. A great read with content for all the family.’ – BugLife Bees need our love and attention! Help save bees and have fun along the way with Love Bees: A Family Guide to Keep Bees Buzzing. Bee colonies are fast declining and our buzzing buddies need our help urgently if they are to recover and thrive.
In this bright, bubbly book, full of activities for families to do together, Vanessa Amaral-Rogers focuses on how we can help our nectar-collecting buddies flourish — and why these important insects are so awesome — through a whole swarm of engaging facts and fun games. Teach your kids that conservation is cool – and what the awesome rules are to become a bee’s BFF (Best Friend Forever). Find out together how to make a bee hotel or a wildflower window box, and play the Waggle Dance board game. Pull-out activities include: 64 colour stickers Make your own bee mobile Waggle Dance board game Bee-spotter’s survey sheet Where do I live? wheel With exciting lessons in natural history and gardening, from planting pollinator-friendly flowers to growing a green wall, this is a call to action with a positively sunny outlook.
I Quit Plastic - Kate NelsonRegular price $33.00 Save $-33.00
Kate Nelson has been disposable-plastic free for a decade. She started small: stopping her use of plastic bags and water bottles, refusing straws and carrying a reusable cup for takeaway coffee. But unhappy with how much plastic she still handled in her day-to-day life, she knew she had to do more. It took years, but Kate has developed effective strategies that others can easily adopt. This inspiring and practical guide to reducing your use of plastic is packed with information, how-to’s and tips to help you cook, clean, shop, wear, and live plastic-free.
Kate shows how to reduce your waste and live more simply and sustainably, no matter where you’re starting from. With over 60 recipes—covering nutrition, bodycare, hygiene and cleaning—Kate Nelson provides the tools you need to make small personal changes that have lasting global impact. Includes dual measures.
Honey Bee - The Honey Connoisseur - Marina Marchese/Kim FlottumRegular price $31.00 Save $-31.00
From honey experts C. Marina Marchese and Kim Flottum comes this comprehensive introduction to the origin, flavor, and culinary uses of more than 30 varietals of honey, from ubiquitous clover to tangy star thistle to rich, smoky buckwheat
Follow that Bee - Scot RitchieRegular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
A fun introduction to why the world needs bees.
Pedro, Nick, Yulee, Sally and Martin are buzzing with excitement today! The five friends are visiting Martin's neighbor, Mr. Cardinal. He keeps beehives in his backyard, and he's offered to show them how honeybees live. As the kids help Mr. Cardinal with his work, he explains how bees feed and pollinate, what happens inside their colony, how they build their hives and even why they like to dance! He also tells the friends why some bee populations are in trouble and what people can do to help.
And the perfect sweet ending to the day? Honey, of course! These children are sure to remember: it's best to ?bee a friend? to the bees of the world! This playful book mixes narration, facts and appealing illustrations to introduce young children to why the world needs bees, and how people can help them thrive. It's part of the critically acclaimed Exploring Our Community series from award-winning author and illustrator Scot Ritchie, which features the same five culturally diverse characters throughout.
Comprehensive yet entertaining, the book encourages children to look closer at the natural world around them, including in cities, and raises their awareness about how each person can do something to help the environment. It aligns perfectly with the early science curriculum, particularly sustainability and stewardship, and understanding life systems. Rounding out the information in the story are a full bee illustration with the parts identified, a glossary and two activities that can be done at home or in school.
AGES: 4 to 7
Scot Ritchie is an award-winning author-illustrator of over 50 books including Follow That Map!, Look Where We Live! and My House Is Alive!: The Weird and Wonderful Sounds Your House Makes. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Family: New Vegetable Classics to Comfort - Hetty McKinnonRegular price $40.00 Save $-40.00
Family food isn’t fancy or complex. Its roots are humble, stemming from recipes passed on through generations, and food rituals born from daily cooking. Most importantly, great family recipes are ones that nurture our souls, our hearts and our tummies. Family food is comfort food.
In Family, bestselling author Hetty McKinnon shares her approach to modern, uncomplicated, hearty and healthy food that is powered by vegetables. These classic recipes are the multicultural meals she serves around her own family table. Some are heirloom recipes passed on from her mother, others are old family favourites, and many are variations on much-loved comfort food, repackaged with a healthier outlook.
This could be a deconstructed falafel salad of crispy roasted chickpeas and fresh greens, drizzled with lemony tahini; an oozy savoury cobbler of summer tomatoes topped with parmesan-cornmeal scones; or an earthy miso brown butter sauce spiked with crispy sage and tossed through your favourite pasta. Finish things off with a simple dessert of sticky banana golden syrup dumplings, an indulgent choc-orange self-saucing pudding, or an addictive lime pie with anzac biscuit crust – sweet treats that are destined to become new family favourites. These irresistible recipes are interlaced with tender family stories from home cooks around the world.
Daily Mantras to Ignite your Purpose - Lisa MessengerRegular price $18.00 Save $-18.00
Learn from yesterday. Cherish today. Dream big for tomorrow.
Thoughtfully curated by entrepreneur, author and speaker Lisa Messenger, these artfully presented quotes can be used as meditations, as musings, or as your daily dose of inspiration; one for each day of the year. Every daily message includes a quote, followed by Lisa’s personal take, and an affirmation that will help you to step into and ground your courage, spirit, wisdom and wit that make every day count.
Beekeepers BibleRegular price $70.00 Save $-70.00
Bee Keeping - A Seasonal Guide - Ron BrownRegular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Backyard Bees - Doug PurdieRegular price $35.00 Save $-35.00
Backyard Bees is the ultimate guide to installing and maintaining a hive of European honey bees. It includes extensive advice on choosing a hive and the equipment you need; case studies and anecdotes from beekeepers from all walks of life; as well as 20 delicious recipes for all that honey, from toasted honey granola to Bees Knees cocktails All you need is a bit of space in your backyard or on your rooftop, and a little love for the creatures that pollinate the veggie patches of your neighborhood. Once introduced to the charms of beekeeping and the taste of warm honeycomb direct from the hive, you’ll be hooked! Includes dual measures.
At Home (Honey & Co) - Sarit Packer/Itamar SrulovichRegular price $50.00 Save $-50.00
Brought to you by the award-winning chefs behind the Honey & Co. empire, Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich present simple and delicious Middle Eastern dishes that are easy to make and a pleasure to serve. From breads to bakes, salads to sweets, there is something for everyone in this celebration of Middle Eastern cooking.
Wholesome, fresh and seasonal ingredients are organised into chapters For Us Two, For Friends, For the Weekend, For a Crowd and The Kitchen. Enjoy authentic recipes like Jerusalem sesame bread filled with harissa and lemon chicken, tuck into a crisp salad with saffron-poached pears with walnut tahini, or delight in a fish pastilla or a rabbit stifado, among many more. The mouth-watering recipes featured in this book are quick and simple to make. Whip them up for lunch or a weekend meal without forward planning, special ingredients or fancy equipment – these will quickly become staple recipes that you, friends and family will revisit again and again.
Packed full of stylish and stunning photography, At Home takes Sarit and Itamar out of the restaurant kitchen and into their home, and is filled with the stories in food that mean the most to them. The recipes and surrounding text is written from the heart with affection for the food they love.
Affirmations to Guide your Journey - Lisa MessengerRegular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
Following the success of Daily Mantras To Ignite Your Purpose, this extension product of Daily Mantras Affirmation Cards continue the message of learning from yesterday, cherish today and dream big for tomorrow. Thoughtfully curated by entrepreneur, author and speaker Lisa Messenger, these artfully presented quotes cards can be used as meditations, as musings, or as your daily dose of inspiration; that will help you to step into and ground your courage, spirit, wisdom and wit that make every day count.
Amazing Women - Lucy Beevor/Sarah GreenRegular price $35.00 Save $-35.00
Discover the stories of 101 extraordinary women of our time. Featuring an international selection of female figures, this carefully curated collection highlights those who have achieved significantly in their fields, ranging from science and politics to sport and the arts.
Empowering and inspiring accounts of female pioneers include the likes of JK Rowling, Rosalind Franklin, Beyonce Knowles, Marie Curie, Malala Yousafzai, Angela Merkel and Serena Williams.
A beautiful package that rejoices in the remarkable and crucial contributions women have made to our society.
A Honey Bee Heart has Five Openings - Helen JukesRegular price $35.00 Save $-35.00
Bees - Carmen Saldana (Ladybird Eco Book - Lift-the-Flap)Regular price $15.00 Save $-15.00
An eco-friendly lift-the-flap book, teaching children all about the importance of bees to our planet.
This lift-the-flap book uses plant-based inks, glues with minimal plastic content and is made from recycled board.
Teaching children all about why bees are so important and how we can help save them, this eco-friendly book is the perfect introduction to an important topic. With flaps to lift and facts to learn, this book also includes a section on how you can help.
Carmen Saldana lives in Gijon, a rainy little city in the north of Spain.
After studying Arts, she began her career as a graphic designer in advertising agencies before becoming a freelance illustrator focusing on children's books, the field she enjoys the most.
Carmen loves furry animals, birds, bugs and everything related to nature, her main source of inspiration.
Bee Mine - Patricia HargertyRegular price $15.00 Save $-15.00
You make me so happy,
you cause the sun to shine.
Busy, buzzy little bee,
I hope you will bee mine!
This pretty peek-through book takes readers on a journey through flowers and foliage filled with beautiful bugs, buzzy bees and fluttering butterflies.
Patricia Hegarty began working in children's publishing more years ago than she cares to remember and is now Editorial Director at Caterpillar Books. As an editor she has worked on titles ranging from atlases to animal pop-ups, craft kits to crazy mazes and sticker books to secret diaries.
Bryony Clarkson loves making pictures of magical worlds and quirky creatures for children. She especially loves drawing night time scenes. Her studio is in the lovely city of Oxford, where she can usually be found sketching away and covered in paint, with her wheaten terrier asleep on her feet.