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MODERN HOMESTEADING & FARMING Make old skills new again! Learn how to be self-sufficient around your home and create meaningful livelihoods by growing food, raising livestock, preserving, and more!

Building Your Permaculture Property

Building Your Permaculture Property combines an engineer and a farmer's professional and practical experience in ecological consulting and regenerative agriculture to lead you - the land steward - through a clear five-step process to design and develop a resilient and abundant property anywhere in the world.

Building Your Permaculture Property

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The Chinese Greenhouse

The Chinese Greenhouse is the only complete guide to designing, building, and operating high-performance, earth-sheltered, solar-heated, intelligently glazed, and insulated passive greenhouses, allowing you to grow a variety of vegetables year-round—even in cold climates—in soil or aquaponics grow beds.

The Chinese Greenhouse

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The Urban Farmer (Audiobook)

‣ Farming is taking root in our cities. With only a small capital investment, and without the need to own land, you can become part of this growing movement. The Urban Farmer will help you learn the crops, techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing food intensively right in your own backyard.

The Urban Farmer (Audiobook)

Audiobook $29.95
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The Market Gardener (Audiobook)

‣ As local organic agriculture continues to flourish, a cohort of young professional growers are leading the way with innovative ideas about farming. The Market Gardener provides hands-on information about growing for CSA and farmers markets. Based on low-tech, high-yield methods of production, this is a modern, micro-scale farming handbook.

The Market Gardener (Audiobook)

Audiobook $26.95
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Agritourism

Agritourism is a practical guide for diversifying your farm income and connecting with people. Chock-full of case studies, Q&A's, pros and cons, solutions, priorities, and actionable items, it contains everything you need to know to turn your hobby farm into a successful and sustainable agritourism enterprise.

Agritourism

$19.99 Available soon


Goats Giving Birth

Goats Giving Birth presents stories, lessons, and reflections from over 600 goat births with insights into the differences between normal births, necessary C-sections, and incidents that may turn deadly serious, giving you the confidence to handle all goat birthing situations.

Goats Giving Birth

Paperback $19.99
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Farm The City

Farm the City is an introduction to the principles, methods, and realities of starting an urban farm derived from the success of Sole Food Street Farms, one of the largest urban agricultural enterprises in North America. Covers navigating regulations and finding land, to crop planning, fundraising, marketing, and more.

Farm The City

Paperback $19.99
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The Ethical Meat Handbook, Revised and Updated 2nd Edition

‣ In this 2nd edition of The Ethical Meat Handbook author Meredith Leigh argues that by assuming responsibility for our food and the route by which it gets there, animals can be an optimal source of food, fiber, and environmental management. Featuring 100+ recipes, and discussions around responsible meat production and economics.

The Ethical Meat Handbook, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition

Paperback $39.99
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Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener

‣ Many people garden because they enjoy the independence of producing their own food. Yet for many, the how and why of producing seeds remains mysterious and even intimidating. This book explores how seed saving is not only easier than we think, but why it is essential for vibrant, independent, and bountiful gardens.

Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener

Paperback $17.99
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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 Mushroom Cultivation

Paperback $29.99
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The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution

The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution is the no-till chemical-free growing roadmap, showing how no-till lowers barriers to starting a small farm, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, increases efficiency and profitability, and promotes soil health. This hands-on manual is specifically written for natural and small-scale farmers.

The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution

Paperback $29.99
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The Year-Round Hoophouse

‣ Growing in hoophouses reduces the impact of increasingly unpredictable climate on crops, mitigates soil erosion, extends growing seasons, and strengthens regional food supply. The Year-Round Hoophouse teaches how to site, design, and build a hoophouse and successfully grow abundant produce all year in a range of climates.

The Year-Round Hoophouse

Paperback $32.99
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So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader?

‣ The dream of rural living can be romantic and rewarding, it is also packed with challenges. So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader? offers an in-depth "look before you leap" examination of what you need to consider before moving "back to the land."

So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader?

Paperback $17.99
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Raising Rabbits for Meat

‣ One of the most sustainable, nutritious, and economic sources of meat available, rabbits can be easily raised in a range of locations and climates. Raising Rabbits for Meat is the how-to guide to help you succeed in setting-up and running a home rabbitry for a steady source of meat or income.

Raising Rabbits for Meat

Paperback $24.99
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The Frugal Homesteader

‣ Equip your homesteading dreams with all the affordable DIY innovations, tips, and stories you need to successfully get you started growing your own food, connecting yourself and your kids with nature, and consuming less while producing more! A fun, inspirational, and educational guide to help you save money while living off the land.

The Frugal Homesteader

Paperback $24.99
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Raising Goats Naturally, 2nd Edition

‣ Incorporating dairy goats into a diversified homestead can aid in greater self-sufficiency. Responding to questions and concerns from readers from all over North America and beyond, this revised and expanded edition will help readers raise goats to produce milk, cheese, meat, and more, without relying on drugs or the factory farm model.

Raising Goats Naturally, 2nd Edition

Paperback $29.99
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The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese

‣ While chickens preen in the spotlight, geese are the historic unsung heroes of small farms and homesteads. Providing weed control, large eggs, and entertainment, and acting as "security" over other animals, geese are the ultimate modern homesteading companion.

The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese covers everything you ...

The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese

Paperback $19.99
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The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook

‣ In the face of drought and desertification, well-designed water harvesting earthworks such as swales, ponds, and dams are the most effective way to channel water into productive use. The result can be increased food production, higher groundwater levels, reduced irrigation needs, and enhanced ecosystem resilience.

Yet due to a lack ...

The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook

Paperback $32.99
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Homegrown & Handmade - 2nd Edition

‣ Food recalls, dubious health claims, scary and shocking ingredients in health and beauty products. Our increasingly industrialized supply system is becoming more difficult to navigate, more frightening, and more frustrating, leaving us feeling stuck choosing in many cases between the lesser of several evils.

Author Deborah Niemann ...

Homegrown & Handmade - 2nd Edition

Paperback $29.99
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Building Natural Ponds

Building Natural Ponds is the first book to walk through the steps required to design and build a natural pond without the need of pumps, filters, and nasty chemicals. Coverage includes pond ecosystems and natural algae control, planning, design, aesthetics, and siting, maintenance and troubleshooting, and large ponds and pools.

Building Natural Ponds

Paperback $24.99
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The Permaculture Market Garden

Zach Loeks brings together his passion for sustainable permaculture food production systems and illustrations to provide a visual guide to the integration of permaculture into the market garden. Profiling crops and ecosystem-based systems, Loeks demonstrates a profitable and sustainable model for the future of market gardening.

The Permaculture Market Garden

Paperback $39.95
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The Scything Handbook

‣ Dreading the weekly lawn mow? Need to whack the weeds in your orchard? Cringing at the drudgery and incessant blare of the mower? Imagine instead long sweeps of an elegant scythe cutting your grass and pesky weeds in blissful, meditative silence.

That is the power of the "scythe revolution" sweeping North America.

Written by a master ...

The Scything Handbook

Paperback $24.95
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The Permaculture Transition Manual

‣ Caught between climate change and a fossil fuel-driven economy that demands ever more growth, the world faces a great transition €”by design or disaster €”away from fossil fuels to a less energy intensive future.

But what proven tools are available to aid in making a successful, deliberate transition to a resilient, sustainable future?

For ...

The Permaculture Transition Manual

Paperback $34.95
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The Farmer's Office

‣ Starting and running a farm makes one into both a farmer and an entrepreneur, and to be ecologically and financially sustainable, farmers must understand basic accounting and bookkeeping in order to manage their growing business. The Farmer's Office gives farmers the tools they need for a successful farm business.

The Farmer's Office

Paperback $24.95
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Mycelial Mayhem

‣ Most supermarket mushrooms are bland and boring; products of an industrial process which typically relies on expensive equipment and harmful pesticides. Many people would like to add more flavorful and diverse fungi to their diets, but lack the knowledge or confidence to gather their own. Do-it-yourself cultivation is a fun, exciting ...

Mycelial Mayhem

Paperback $29.95
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Soil Sisters

‣ Covering everything from business planning to tool use to integrating family into farm operations, Soil Sisters is a blueprint for women who dream of bringing their vision of agricultural entrepreneurship to life. This guide blends stories of female farmers with information and resources for women launching new farming enterprises.

Soil Sisters

Paperback $24.95
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The Urban Farmer

‣ Farming is taking root in our cities. With only a small capital investment, and without the need to own land, you can become part of this growing movement. The Urban Farmer will help you learn the crops, techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing food intensively right in your own backyard.

The Urban Farmer

Paperback $29.95
ebook and audiobook available


Permaculture for the Rest of Us

‣ Jenni Blackmore presents a highly personal, entertaining account of how permaculture can be practiced in adverse conditions. Permaculture for the Rest of Us describes how to retrofit even the smallest homestead, illustrating the fundamental principles of this sometimes confusing concept in a humorous, reader-friendly way.

Permaculture for the Rest of Us

Paperback $19.95
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Resilient Agriculture

‣ Climate change presents an unprecedented challenge to the productivity and profitability of agriculture in North America. More variable weather, drought and flooding create the most obvious damage, but hot summer nights, warmer winters, longer growing seasons and other environmental changes have more subtle but far-reaching effects ...

Resilient Agriculture

Paperback $19.95
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The Color of Food

‣ The Color of Food sheds light on the issues that lie at the intersection of race and farming. It challenges the status quo of agrarian identity for people of color, honoring a history richer than slavery and migrant labor. By sharing and celebrating their stories, this collection reveals the remarkable face of the American farmer.

The Color of Food

Paperback $29.95
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The Emergent Agriculture

‣ Long embraced by corporations who are driven only by the desire for profit, industrial agriculture wastes precious resources and spews millions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere each year, exacerbating climate change and threatening the very earth and water on which we depend. However, this dominant system, from which ...

The Emergent Agriculture

Paperback $17.95
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Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and other Woodland Medicinals

Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and other Woodland Medicinals is the source for information on the production and sale of shade-loving medicinal herbs. This handbook is a complete guide to cultivation with best-management and business practices, case studies, references and a new section for the home shade gardener.

Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and other Woodland Medicinals

Paperback $39.95
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The Market Gardener

‣ As local organic agriculture continues to flourish, a cohort of young professional growers are leading the way with innovative ideas about farming. The Market Gardener provides hands-on information about growing for CSA and farmers markets. Based on low-tech, high-yield methods of production, this is a modern, micro-scale farming handbook.

The Market Gardener

Paperback $24.95
ebook and audiobook available


Uprisings

‣ If we want to reduce our environmental impact, build resiliency in our community and improve food security, it's up to us to make it happen. In many North American communities, the instrument of change is ... grain. Grain is the perfect metaphor for how we've lost control of our food supply, and with it the skills and tools to feed ...

Uprisings

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Pure Poultry

‣ Houdan. Nankin. Indian Runner. Narragansett. These may sound like exotic place names or unusual varieties of produce, but each actually refers to one of the many hundreds of lesser-known poultry breeds which tempt the livestock owner who's prepared to venture into less familiar territory. Providing an alternative to commercial breeds ...

Pure Poultry

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Sustainable Market Farming

Sustainable Market Farming is a comprehensive manual for farmers raising organic crops sustainably on a few acres. Targeted at serious growers, this practical book provides profiles of a full range of crops, information about new, efficient techniques and farm-specific business skills to help ensure a successful, profitable enterprise.

Sustainable Market Farming

Paperback $34.95
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Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions

‣ Fueled by a failing economy and a passionate desire for a return to simpler times, a new wave of homesteaders is seeking the good life, and the kind of true satisfaction that can only be built, not bought. Many of these modern pioneers are cash poor, but rich in energy and creativity. Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget ...

Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions

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The Thinking Beekeeper

‣ What's the buzz about the growing popularity of backyard beekeeping? Providing habitat for bees, pollinating your garden and producing honey for your family are some of the compelling reasons for taking up this exciting hobby. But conventional beekeeping requires a significant investment and has a steep learning curve. The alternative? ...

The Thinking Beekeeper

Paperback $24.95
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The Permaculture Handbook

‣ Permaculture is a way to apply ecological design principles to food, housing, and energy systems, making growing fruits, vegetables and livestock more productive and sustainable. The Permaculture Handbook is an illustrated guide to practical, small-scale permaculture with case studies of three successful farmsteads and market gardens.

The Permaculture Handbook

Paperback $44.95
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Bioshelter Market Garden

‣ To ensure food security and restore the health of the planet, we need to move beyond industrial agriculture and return to the practice of small-scale, local farming. The Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm describes the creation of a sustainable food system through a detailed case study of the successful year-round organic ...

Bioshelter Market Garden

Paperback $34.95
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A Nation of Farmers

‣ Once we could fill our grocery carts with cheap and plentiful food, but not anymore. Cheap food has gone the way of cheap oil. Climate change is already reducing crop yields worldwide. The cost of flying in food from far away and shipping it across the country in refrigerated trucks is rapidly becoming unviable. Cars and cows ...

A Nation of Farmers

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