Homegrown City Life Collection

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By: Karen McAthy, Bevin Cohen, Jessica Moody, John Moody, D.J. Herda, Jeff Lowenfels, Willoughby Arevalo, Andrea Potter, Meredith Leigh, Crystal Stevens, Jenni Blackmore

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The Art of Plant-Based Cheesemaking, Second Edition

Expanded & updated with over 150 color photos, The Art of Plant-based Cheesemaking, 2nd Edition is the acknowledged bible of vegan cheesemaking bible. Includes 8 new cheesemaking recipes, working with white & blue molds, nut, kefir, legumes, and other culture preparation, rind smoking, and a new section on cooking with vegan cheese.

The Artisan Herbalist

From urban apartments to wild countryside, The Artisan Herbalist teaches how to identify, grow, harvest, forage, and craft 38 herbs into an assortment of teas, tinctures, creams, and salves to be used at home, shared with friends, or sold at market.

DIY Sourdough

DIY Sourdough is the essential beginner's guide to crafting simple whole grain sourdough starters, breads, snacks, and more that can be incorporated into your weekly routine. Packed with tips and tricks for consistent, nutritious, and delicious results.

Your Indoor Herb Garden

Your Indoor Herb Garden is a comprehensive guide to the techniques and equipment for successfully growing culinary and medicinal herbs indoors. Written by a Master Gardener with five decades of experience in herb growing, it also includes coverage of herb harvesting, use, and lore and history.

DIY Autoflowering Cannabis

DIY Auto-flowering Cannabis is a complete, full-color how-to guide to cultivating these small, container-grown, fast-producing, day-neutral plants, while reaping their many benefits. If you can grow a tomato, you can grow and enjoy auto-flowering cannabis; no special equipment required.

The Elderberry Book

The Elderberry Book deepens appreciation for a plant that has played a crucial role for thousands of years. This inspiring, and educational resource guides you through the elderberry's history, how to cultivate and forage from the balcony to the backyard, and its preparation in traditional foods, medicines, wines, crafts, and tools.

DIY Mushroom Cultivation

DIY Mushroom Cultivation is a full-color, illustrated guide to growing mushrooms at home. It offers a concise background on mushrooms, proven step-by-step instructions, and a simple method that will make your home or garden the perfect place for a fruitful mushroom cultivation practice.

DIY Kombucha

The essential DIY book for fermented beverages. The author shows how to make kombucha and other fermented beverages from scratch, with basic equipment and ingredients, accessible terms and lots of visual references. She demystifies kombucha SCOBY, and thoroughly covers how to brew, flavor, control the fizz factor and care for the culture.

Pure Charcuterie

Create beautiful cured meats at home, revel in the delicious combination of craft and thrift, and discover creativity and empowerment through charcuterie practice. Meredith Leigh makes a case for meat preservation both as a means of artistic expression and flavorful eating, in a beautiful, accessible guide for the everyday cook.

Worms at Work

Worms play a vital role in soil health, soil fertility and the yield of a garden. Designed as a easy-to-use handbook, Worms at Work is a guide to creating and harnessing the power of vermicompost. Intended for the beginning gardener and experienced farmer alike, all that is required is a healthy appreciation for healthy, happy soil!

The Food Lover's Garden

Foodie meets gardener in this deliciously accessible, easy-to-use guide to growing, cooking, and preserving twenty-some popular, easy-to-grow vegetables and herbs. The Food Lover's Garden takes the budding gardener from planting, growing, and harvesting, to preparation of delicious, nutritious, and affordable meals.

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You’d like to be self-sufficient, but the space you have available is tighter than your budget. If this sounds familiar, the Homegrown City Life Series was created just for you! Our authors bring country living to the city with big ideas for small spaces. Topics include cheesemaking, fermenting, gardening, composting and, more—everything you need to create your own homegrown city life!

About The Author(s)

The Moody family has been making traditional foods, including with grains, for over a decade. The Moody family of two old-timers and five rambunctious kids farms and homesteads on 35 acres in Kentucky.

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Crystal Stevens is an author, an artist/art teacher, a folk herbalist, a regenerative farmer, and a Permaculturist. She is the author of award-winning Grow Create Inspire, and Worms at Work. She co-founded Flourish, and has written for such publications as Permaculture MagazineGritMother Earth News BlogThe Healthy Planet Magazine, and Elephant Journal. Crystal is a prominent speaker at conferences and workshops, focusing on a myriad of topics including gardening, small-scale farming, ethical foraging, herbal medicine, natural household, and healthy cooking. She lives with her husband and two children on a 10-acre permaculture-inspired micro farm along the rolling hills of the Mississippi River.

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Andrea Potter is a Chef and Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She has a background in Culinary Arts, with Red Seal certification. Since 2009, she has owned and operated Rooted Nutrition, aimed at providing nutrition education to a wide variety of clients. She has taught extensively on topics from whole foods nutrition and alternative baking (including sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegan), to seasonal soups, and fermenting and preserving food. Andrea is passionate about supporting health-motivated cooks to make informed healthy choices that start with vibrant, delicious, practical recipes and culinary techniques.

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The Moody family has been making traditional foods, including with grains, for over a decade. John Moody is the founder of Whole Life Services and Whole Life Buying Club and the former executive director of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. John discovered more than a decade ago that his diet was literally killing him with duodenal ulcers, seasonal allergies, and other health problems, so the family began to transition to real local foods and local food distribution. Involved with farming, food, and homesteading, John is a well-known speaker at conferences, events, and media including Mother Earth NewsWise Traditions, and Hobby Farms/Chicken Magazine. The Moody family of two old-timers and five rambunctious kids farms and homesteads on 35 acres in Kentucky.

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Karen McAthy is founder and co-owner of Blue Heron Creamery, a dairy-free, plant-based artisan cheese and vegan foods company in Vancouver, BC, which creates authentic and cultured non-dairy cheeses. McAthy is a sought-after educator in the world of plant-based food and award-winning author. www.blueheroncheese.com

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Jeff Lowenfels (Lord of the Roots), is one of the most humorous and entertaining lecturers and writers on the organic gardening circuit. He is a reformed lawyer who went back to his childhood roots to become a leader in the organic gardening movement. He is the author of a series of award-winning and bestselling books, three of which have become bibles for organic growers worldwide, including Teaming with MicrobesTeaming with Nutrients, and Teaming with Fungi. Lowenfels has also penned the longest running garden column in North America and was inducted into the Garden Writers of America hall of fame after serving as President. He is the founder of “Plant A Row for The Hungry,” a program which has resulted in millions of pounds of garden produce being donated to feed the hungry every year. He lives in Anchorage Alaska, where cannabis has been legal since 1975.

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Meredith Leigh has worked as a farmer, butcher, chef, teacher, non-profit executive director, consultant, and writer for the past 17 years, all in the pursuit of sustainable food. She has amassed a wealth of experience and perspective in re-imagining mindful foodways, and focuses particularly on supply chain development, whole systems thinking, and the cultural implications of food activism. She is passionate about integrated agriculture that includes plants and animals in dynamic rotation, soil and food microbiology, and food preservation. She is the author of Pure Charcuterie: The Craft & Poetry of Curing Meats at Home, and has written for Mother Earth NewsGRITCrop Stories, and Edible Asheville. She travels extensively teaching charcuterie and food production and processing to chefs, butchers, home cooks, and farmers. She lives with her partner and four children in Asheville, NC.

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D.J. Herda is a professional author, gourmet chef, and master indoor/outdoor gardener. He is a former Challenger Space Center project creator/coordinator, syndicated newspaper and magazine garden writer and columnist, and test grower for Jackson & Perkins and the Rodale Institute, along with other recognized innovators in gardening plants and practices. He has written and published more than 80 books and thousands of short pieces. As an avid chef, D.J. has been cooking with dried and fresh herbs for more than 50 years and has been growing herbs indoors in pots for nearly as long. He lives and works in the Rocky Mountains of the southwestern United States.

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Bevin Cohen is an author, herbalist, gardener, seed saver, and educator. He is owner of Small House Farm, a sustainable herb farm, and he offers workshops and lectures nationwide on the benefits of living closer to the land through seeds, herbs, and locally grown food. He has published numerous works on these topics, including From Our Seeds & Their KeepersSaving Our SeedsSalvando Nuestras Semillas, and The Artisan Herbalist. He serves on the boards of the International Herb Association and the advisory council for the Community Seed Network, a multinational education and networking platform. He lives in Sanford, Michigan.

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Jenni Blackmore is an artist, writer, micro-farmer, and certified Permaculture Design Consultant. She’s an ardent supporter of holistic food production who strives to grow her own vegetables. Her most recent book, Permaculture for the Rest of Us, follows her journey from industrial Manchester to a sustainable island homestead in Nova Scotia.

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