• This is a paper written by Clare O'Grady Walshe on how imposing new legislation, in Ireland and overseas, is placing our food sovereignty and security in danger. Reduced to €3 due to slight shop damage (rusty staples).  
  • Excellent reference swatches for exploring and identifying Ireland's native bugs and trees. Designed, printed, and published in Ireland. Price is per swatch.
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    With the help of this pocket sized guide, you can put a name to the wild flowers you see around you every day.
  • The ultimate portable guide for quick and easy identification of birds. Covers the 230 birds most often found in Britan & Europe.
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    The ultimate portable guide for quick and easy identification of garden birds. Features species descriptions of all the birds you are most likely to see in your garden, town, or park.
  • The ultimate portable guide to over 230 mushrooms and toadstools. Features colour photographs and illustrations, with information on size, habitat and when they can be found, and crucially whether they are edible or poisonous.
  • The ultimate portable guide to 240 of the most common butterfly and moth species in Ireland & Britain. Features species descriptions, colour photographs and illustrations throughout for quick and easy identification.
  • The Ultimate portable guide to the most common species of tree in Ireland and Northern Europe. Includes species descriptions and information on bark, leaves, nuts and fruit. Features Colour illustrations throughout for quick and easy identification.
  • A fascinating guide to help you identify 240 insects found across Europe. Features colour photographs and species descriptions, with information on size, habitat and range for quick and easy identification.
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    This handy guide features 240 British and Irish wild flowers. Species are illustrated with photographs and drawings, including details of size, habitat, geographical range and flowering season.
  • A guide to over 100 edible plants, berries, mushrooms, seaweed and shellfish - all beautifully illustrated. Advice on when to gather, what to pick and how to cook it.
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    A clear and concise guidebook for growing a wide range of vegetables, both outdoors and with protection.
  • Braiding Sweetgrass

    12.40 (12.40 incl VAT)
    Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass , Kimmerer brings these two ways of knowledge together. Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings - asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass - offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In a rich braid of reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.   
  • An authoritative guide to making your own body, skin and hair care preparations, complete with a glossary of commercial and natural cosmetic ingredients.
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    Now recognised as one of the most influential books of the 20th century, Silent Spring exposed the destruction of wildlife through the widespread use of pesticides.
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  • Plan, Plant and Maintain Fruit from Garden to Field
  • Gathering Moss

    13.50 (13.50 incl VAT)
    Gathering Moss is a beautifully written mix of science and personal reflection that invites readers to explore and learn from the elegantly simple lives of mosses.
  • The Hidden Life Of Trees

    13.99 (13.99 incl VAT)
    In The Hidden Life of Trees Peter Wohlleben makes the case that the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death and regeneration he has observed in his woodland. A walk in the woods will never be the same again.   
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    This comprehensive guide by Klaus Laitenberger covers many aspects of gardening in Ireland and a month by month guide. It includes many colour pictures and is well set out, detailing how to manage various types of soil, green manures and a comprehensive section on mistakes beginners make.
  • An essential guide to growing and maintaining a self-sufficient garden.  Incorporating both sustainability and practicality.  It demonstrates the possibility to grow in a way that promotes biodiversity whilst producing a sizeable harvest.
  • For beginner and intermediate beekeepers.
  • Reed Beds

    15.00
    The Permaculture Guide to Reed Beds is a comprehensive overview of reed bed systems and treatment wetlands for household effluent treatment. Going from system selection and design to construction, planting and maintenance; this guide offers the reader a complete how-to manual for getting your own reed bed system up and running.
  • The Forager's Garden by Anna Locke is a handy, accessible guide to creating your own paradise plot where you can forage throughout the year.
  • The Biodynamic Year

    15.00 (15.00 incl VAT)
  • How Does My Fruit Grow?

    17.00 (17.00 incl VAT)
    This is a wonderful book for children to learn about how fruit grows and where.
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    A Year In Our New Garden

    17.00 (17.00 incl VAT)
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  • Whether or not you are an experienced gardener, have used permaculture or grown organic produce before, this book offers valuable, easily accessible tips.
  • Crop by crop guidelines to help you save seed for yourself.
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    This new edition of the best-selling Craft Cider Making is fully revised and updated. Packed with essential advice and information, it gives step-by-step instruction for small scale cider making. It retains the best of traditional practice but also draws on modern understanding of orcharding and fermentation science. Written by an award-winning cider maker, it guides beginners into the rewarding world of cider making and helps those with more experience expand their skills to enjoy the craft more fully.
  • Fly into a world of birds, where eagles soar and starlings sing. You'll discover there's more to birds than meets the eye...
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  • The Holistic Beauty Book is packed with safe, luxurious, organic, affordable skincare potions that you can make at home.
  • Discover the fascinating world of Ireland's diverse and astonishing collection of wildflowers.
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    On the Beara peninsula in West Cork, a temperate rainforest flourishes. This is the story of a forest, of the man with the vision behind it, and - as the burning issues of our time are considered - of the joys and benefits of wild nature.
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    For anyone who wants to grow a wide range of vegetables and fruit in a polytunnel or unheated greenhouse.
  • Septic Tank Options & Alternatives is a user-friendly guide through the maze of selecting an eco-friendly sewage treatment option for your home. With so many different treatment systems and technologies available, it can be a challenge to make the choice that really reflects your values and priorities. This book lists conventional and alternative sewage treatment systems and outlines the pros and cons of each in a straightforward and nontechnical way.
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    Silent Earth

    20.00 (20.00 incl VAT)
  • In this unique book Aranya leads you through the design process from beginning to end, using clear explanations, flowcharts and diagrams.
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    Listen To The Land Speak

    21.99 (21.99 incl VAT)
    In this illuminating new book, Manchán Magan sets out on a journey, through bogs, across rivers and over mountains, to trace these ancestor’s footsteps. He uncovers the ancient myths that have shaped our national identity and are embedded in the strata of land that have endured through millennia – from ice ages through to famines and floods
  • The ideal guide for anyone wanting to start beekeeping and a revered reference book for experienced beekeepers. Information on all you need to know, including how to avoid swarms, plan requeening, or provide the colony with winter stores. Key information on Varroa and illustrated throughout.
  • Richard Mabey's 50th Anniversary Edition, A must have book for all foragers, which covers 100 edible plants, berries, mushrooms, seaweed and shellfish, all beautifully illustrated.  Advice on when to gather, what to pick and how to cook it.  
  • A practical guide to what to grow in your polytunnel all year round.  Contains a handy month by month guide which tells you what to sow each month as well as listing the jobs to attend to.  Also has a growing calendar section for fruits and vegetables you might like to grow in your tunnel, as well as a section on common pests and diseases.  A great resource for beginner gardeners and experienced gardeners alike.
  • A really well-organised, approachable yet through guide to sourcing, planting and caring for fruit trees. It's a must for anyone considering anything from a couple of trees to an orchard.
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    100 Plants That Heal

    24.00 (24.00 incl VAT)
    Discover 100 common medicinal plants and how to use them for healing and self-care with this sumptuously illustrated guide.
  • RHS Pruning and Training

    24.99 (24.99 incl VAT)
    Learn how to prune and train fruit bushes, fruit trees, roses, and woody ornamentals with this best-selling plant-by-plant guide - now in its 4th edition. Written and updated by the experts at the Royal Horticultural Society, RHS Pruning & Training provides step-by-step guidance on how to prune and shape more than 800 different plants, including climbing plants, fruiting vines, conifers, and palm trees. Simple instructions accompanied by clear photography and illustrations demonstrate precisely where, how, and when to make those crucial cuts. Whether you need help pruning wisteria, have a small garden that needs controlling, fancy trying garden ideas such as topiary, need to reinvigorate a leggy rose bush, or want advice on pruning a fruit tree into an attractive - and productive - espalier or fan shape, this complete pruning bible will guide you every step of the way.
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    This book includes a wealth of information on wild Irish plants that can be gathered and eaten, including recipes, dishes and preparations, the history of their uses and value economically for future food security.
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  • We Are The Ark

    25.00 (25.00 incl VAT)
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    This updated and revised edition of Wild Fermentation, now with full colour photos throughout, is sure to introduce a whole new generation to the flavours and health benefits of fermented foods. It features many brand-new recipes—including Strawberry Kvass, African Sorghum Beer, and Infinite Buckwheat Bread—and updates and refines original recipes reflecting the author’s ever-deepening knowledge of global food traditions that has influenced four-star chefs and home cooks alike. For Katz, his gateway to fermentation was sauerkraut. So open this book to find yours, and start a little food revolution right in your own kitchen.
  • Smart gardeners know that soil is anything but an inert substance. Healthy soil is teeming with life — not just earthworms and insects, but a staggering multitude of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. When we use chemical fertilizers, we injure the microbial life that sustains healthy plants, and thus become increasingly dependent on an arsenal of artificial substances, many of them toxic to humans as well as other forms of life. But there is an alternative to this vicious circle: to garden in a way that strengthens, rather than destroys, the soil food web — the complex world of soil-dwelling organisms whose interactions create a nurturing environment for plants. By eschewing jargon and overly technical language, the authors make the benefits of cultivating the soil food web available to a wide audience, from devotees of organic gardening techniques to weekend gardeners who simply want to grow healthy, vigorous plants without resorting to chemicals.
  • Designs to nurture our land and ourselves.
  • The Modern Preserver

    28.00 (28.00 incl VAT)
    From chutney to kimchi, from jam to gin - discover over 130 recipes for timeless preserves with a fresh modern flavour and seasonal appeal! Preserving is an ancient technique, one that speaks to a modern sensibility. Putting you in step with the seasons, you can use up leftovers and rediscover a timeless kitchen craftsmanship - the aspiration of all thoughtful modern cooks. With The Modern Preserver, you can master this mindful approach to the kitchen as you head into the new year. A passionate self-taught preserver, Kylee Newton takes you through every aspect of preserving: from classic chutneys and jams, through pickles and fermentation, to cordials and compotes. Here, she includes both simple recipes and immersive projects, and her recipes make stylish gifts and reassuringly natural homemade treats. Let The Modern Preserver show you the value in a thoughtful, healthy approach to the kitchen.
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