Green home from top to bottom

With the current state of the economy and the¬†challenges linked to global warming, an increasing number of books are being written about how to be a self-sufficient, eco-friendly¬†householder. This month, we present you with a broad selection that includes books that will enable you to reduce your carbon footprint and decorate your home with handmade fixtures and eco-friendly materials. These items will also teach you how to maintain a healthy garden (thanks to homemade compost) that will yield vegetables ready to be cooked into hearty meals. And if you’re interested in container-gardening, or bathroom and kitchen design, check out this month’s Home and Garden Recent Picks.