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Worms at Work

Worms at Work

Harnessing the Awesome Power of Worms with Vermiculture and Vermicomposting

Increasingly, we want to know where our food comes from, who grows it and how it is grown, and interest in permaculture, backyard composting, and gardening in general, is growing. So how does the budding gardener ensure that the soil is healthy and …

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The Food Lover's Garden

The Food Lover's Garden

Growing, Cooking, and Eating Well

Put off by the origin-unknown, not-so-fresh, pesticide-laden offerings at the grocery store? Hungry for delicious high-quality veg and fragrant herbs, and looking to have some control over where your food comes from but never planted a seed in your …

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The Art of Plant-Based Cheesemaking

The Art of Plant-Based Cheesemaking

How to Craft Real, Cultured, Non-Dairy Cheese

As plant-based, dairy-free diets continue to expand in popularity for health and ethical reasons, cheese often becomes the "last hurdle."

Much of what passes for non-diary "cheese" lacks the quality and depth of authentic, cultured cheese. Yet for …

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The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse

The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse

How to Design and Build a Net-Zero Energy Greenhouse

Fresh, local nutrient-dense fruits vegetables are hard to find in winter in cold climates. Growing warm-weather crops like tomatoes, bananas, avocados, and other perennials is nearly impossible using conventional structures. The solution for …

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Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping

Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping

Next Steps for the Thinking Beekeeper

Bee populations are plummeting worldwide. Colony Collapse Disorder poses a serious threat to many plants which rely on bees for pollination, including a significant proportion of our food crops. Top bar hives are based on the concept of …

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The Farmers Market Cookbook

The Farmers Market Cookbook

The Ultimate Guide to Enjoying Fresh, Local, Seasonal Produce

Farmers markets and CSAs are among the best places to find high-quality, diverse, and exciting vegetables and fruits. But the rich array of unusual varieties can be confusing and overwhelming. From detailed produce descriptions to storage tips, …

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The Food Forest Handbook

The Food Forest Handbook

Design and Manage a Home-Scale Perennial Polyculture Garden

A food forest is a productive landscape developed around a mix of trees and perennials. Rooted in permaculture principles, this integrated approach to gardening incorporates a variety of plants such as fruit and nut trees, shrubs, vines, and …

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Mastering Basic Cheesemaking

Mastering Basic Cheesemaking

The Fun and Fundamentals of Making Cheese at Home

The craft of home cheesemaking is exploding in popularity. However most “beginner” books are essentially loosely-organized collections of recipes which lack a progressive approach to teaching the fundamentals of this exciting and satisfying …

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