Publications


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The New Economy

 

10 Practical Tools for a Resilient Economy

A resilient economyHow can we — the grassroots citizens — survive these tough economic times, plus what lies ahead? It’s all here: Discover how to stretch your dollar, protect your investments, build strategic alliances within your local neighborhood, and take part in the development of the new economy.  The rules of the game have all changed. Get your copy of the new “playbook” today.

ECM publication #12:  70 page ebook/pdf

Available through ECM’s Scribd page

 

10 Practical Tools for Building a Resilient Local Economy

A resilient economy12-page summary you can share with friends and community
Free download available through ECM’s Scribd page

 

 

 

What Everyone Ought to Know about Today’s Economy

A resilient economy2Will the economy recover? Comprehensive analysis of the root causes of the economic downturn, including peak oil, climate change, and resource limitations. Reveals the fatal flaws in contemporary economic philosophy. This essential document will change your perceptions of “growth,” our economic future, and your personal direction. Understand, so that you can take action.

ECM publication #10: 40 page ebook/pdf

available through ECM’s Scribd page

 

Food Gardening in Southern California

The Quest for Higher Yields

A resilient economy3Why do we grow food?  What motivates our search for higher yields?  The Quest explains the deeper reasoning behind the Community Garden and the garden classes.  It sets the stage for the Abundant Harvests series.

ECM booklet #1: 27 page paperback booklet.

available through ECM’s Etsy page

 

The Secrets of Soil Building

A resilient economy4The secret behind every successful organic vegetable garden is rich, healthy, alive garden soil.  Here is our collected experience on how to build it (organically and low-input): compost, mulch, legumes, DIY soil testing, “fertilizer,” and much more.

ECM booklet #2: 43 page paperback booklet.

available through ECM’s Etsy page

 

Water Wisdom

A resilient economy5Water is a precious resource, in our gardens and for life overall.  Yet our conventional systems treat water like a waste product.  Water Wisdom covers water conservation, watering techniques, grading, water-wise edibles, rainwater harvesting, greywater, and more.
ECM booklet #7: 42 page paperback booklet.

available through ECM’s Etsy page

 

Vegetable Crop Rotation Wheel

A resilient economy6Farmers rotate their crops for pest management and to help build soil fertility … and you can too!  Our Crop Rotation Wheel makes it easy.  Full-color cardstock wheel is specifically designed for Southern California’s year-round growing season.  It comes with plant list and complete instructions

available through ECM’s Etsy page

 

How-To Guides

The Environmental Change-Makers offers many FREE how-to guides.  You can find the most current versions on our Scribd page www.scribd.com/EnviroChangeMakersTitles include:
  • What to Plant When in Southern California
  • 10 Practical Tools for a Resilient Local Economy
  • How to get rid of Bermuda Grass
  • High-Yield Vegetable Gardening
  • How to have Success with Seedlings (specific to Southern California)
  • Do-It-Yourself Soil Tests
  • Build Your Own Solar Cooker
  • Vegetables Gone Wild
  • Why We Grow Food
  • more coming online every month!

Community-Building

 

Your Community Garden: Tips for Success

A resilient economy7At the Community Garden at Holy Nativity, we are often visited by teams who wish to start a garden of their own.  They ask us for ‘best practices’ and recommendations on how to be successful. Recently, we compiled this booklet for a group of churches.

ECM booklet #15: 32 page paperback booklet.

available through ECM’s Etsy page

 

 

Environmental Change-Making:

A resilient economy8How to Cultivate Lasting Change in Your Local Community

by Joanne Poyourow and the Reverend Peter H Rood, Jr.

published by Cathedral Center Press

179 pages, softcover, 8.5″x11″, Price: $30

to purchase, please contact ECM

 

How-To Guides

The Environmental Change-Makers offers many FREE how-to guides.  You can find the most current versions on our Scribd page www.scribd.com/EnviroChangeMakersTitles include:
  • 7 Things Your Group Can Do to Help Create a Livable Future