Skip to product information
1 of 1


Author: Bryan Welch

Membership Price:

Members save: $4.00 (15.4%)
List Price:
Regular price $25.95 USD
Regular price Sale price $25.95 USD
Sale On Backorder

Become a Member Today!

Your membership adds up to more than just extra money in your wallet

Enjoy peace of mind knowing that you have gained greater resiliency with the expert guidance of the Mother Earth News community. You can become less reliant on the grid, combat the whims of the supply chain, and resist corporate greed. Take matters into your own hands as a member and re-invest your time, money, and energy in the things that are most important to you.

Your Benefits Include:
  • Exclusive everyday member discounts on top-quality products in the Mother Earth News Store to support your self-sufficiency goals
  • Mother Earth News magazine (print and/or digital, bimonthly during your membership term), backed by 50+ years of trusted guidance in all things sustainability and self-sufficiency
  • 350+ how-to video tutorials and webinars (only available to members, with new videos added online monthly)
  • Unrestricted access to online content: members get to view the latest articles, recipes, and project ideas before non-members

By former MOTHER EARTH NEWS Publisher and Editorial Director Bryan Welch, this groundbreaking book cuts through the pessimism and denial that pervades today's sustainability discussions and invites readers to visualize a verdant and prosperous society future for humanity and all the living things that share our planet. As a practical guide, it offers a process for making our current lifestyles more sustainable. It inspires us to look beyond the immediate obstacles to nurture the "destination fixation" that stimulates all of humanity's most outstanding achievements. 

Beautiful and Abundant finds a path toward a world vision we can proudly pass on to future generations, a vision that is aesthetically beautiful, economically abundant, and ethically fair in the lives and accomplishments of farmers, gardeners, inventors, and entrepreneurs and irresistibly contagious. 

Humanity is at a turning point. Only one species in the universe can recognize its impact on its habitat, so far as we know, and we are that species. In the early years of the 21st century, we face the final human challenge: sustaining our quality of life on this miraculous but finite sphere we call Earth.

Tragically, much human energy is being squandered in conflict over short-term environmental obstacles. People debate symptoms and solutions, but societies persistently fail to offer positive incentives for change. To harness the full power of human imagination and community initiative, we need a positive vision for humanity's future. We need a believable collective vision for the beautiful, abundant planet our grandchildren will live on.

Customer Reviews

No reviews yet