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Eat Your Greens: The Surprising Power of Homegrown Leaf Crops

by David Kennedy New Society Publishers (September 22, 2014)

Turn over a new leaf with these nutritional powerhouses for your kitchen garden


Independence Days: A Guide to Sustainable Food Storage & Preservation

by Sharon Astyk New Society Publishers (November 01, 2009)

Declare food security in your own backyard.


Companion Planting for the Kitchen Gardener

by Allison Greer Skyhorse (July 15, 2014)

Companion planting techniques have been used for centuries to facilitate better, more nutritious, and more abundant crops. Did you know that beets will grow better if surrounded by mint or garlic, but tomatoes...


Grow a Sustainable Diet: Planning and Growing to Feed Ourselves and the Earth

by Cindy Conner New Society Publishers (February 17, 2014)

Row by row – maximize your harvest and feed your soil by developing a customized plan for your garden


Uprisings: A Hands-On Guide to the Community Grain Revolution

by Sarah Simpson & Heather McLeod New Society Publishers (October 14, 2013)

From seed to loaf—everything you need to know to build community with grain.


Sustainable Market Farming: Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres

by Pam Dawling New Society Publishers (January 25, 2013)

Growing for 100 – the complete year-round guide for the small-scale market grower.


Aquaponics System: A Practical Guide To Building & Maintaining Your Own Backyard Aquaponics

by Bowe Packer Bowe Packer (April 05, 2014)

"Curious and Interested in Aquaponics?" "Want to grow organic vegetables and have fresh fish to eat?" "looking to discover how to build your own backyard aquaponics system?" This Practical Guide Is Designed...


The New Art of Living Green

by Erica Palmcrantz Aziz & Susanne Hovenäs Skyhorse (April 01, 2014)

In today’s busy world it’s easy to understand the desire for shortcuts. With our time eaten up by work, family, and errands, we almost unconsciously look for quick fixes that aren’t always the healthiest...


Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm

by Darrell Frey New Society Publishers (February 01, 2011)

This comprehensive manual contains a wealth of information on creating sustainable food systems based on permaculture principles.


Farmers of Forty Centuries: Organic Farming in China, Korea, and Japan

by F. H. King Dover Publications (July 23, 2013)

Intriguing glimpses of early 20th century Asian farmers' utilization of waste; methods of irrigation, reforestation, and land reclamation; topics related to waste-free methods of cultivation; plus customs of...


The Resilient Farm and Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach

by Ben Falk Chelsea Green Publishing (May 23, 2013)

The Resilient Farm and Homestead is a manual for developing durable, beautiful, and highly functional human habitat systems fit to handle an age of rapid transition.

Ben Falk is a land designer and site developer...


The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way

by Michael Phillips Chelsea Green Publishing (January 10, 2012)

Many people want to grow fruit on a small scale but lack the insight to be successful orchardists. Growing tree fruits and berries is something virtually anyone with space and passionate desire can do - given...


The Organic Grain Grower: Small-Scale, Holistic Grain Production for the Home and Market Producer

by Jack Lazor Chelsea Green Publishing (August 13, 2013)

The ultimate guide to growing organic grains on a small and ecological scale, The Organic Grain Grower is invaluable for both home-scale and commercial producers interested in expanding their resiliency and...


Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture, 2nd Edition

by Ross Conrad & Gary Paul Nabhan Chelsea Green Publishing (March 08, 2013)

Today's beekeepers face unprecedented challenges, a fact that is now front-page news with the spread of "colony collapse disorder." Newly introduced pests like varroa and tracheal mites have made chemical treatment...


The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times

by Carol Deppe Chelsea Green Publishing (October 05, 2010)

Scientist/gardener Carol Deppe combines her passion for organic gardening with newly emerging scientific information from many fields - resilience science, climatology, climate change, ecology, anthropology,...


Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition

by Toby Hemenway Chelsea Green Publishing (May 19, 2009)

The first edition of Gaia’s Garden sparked the imagination of America’s home gardeners, introducing permaculture’s central message: Working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant,...


Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long, 2nd Edition

by Eliot Coleman, Kathy Bray & Barbara Damrosch Chelsea Green Publishing (May 12, 2009)

If you love the joys of eating home-garden vegetables but always thought those joys had to stop at the end of summer, this book is for you. Eliot Coleman introduces the surprising fact that most of the United...


The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep-Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses

by Eliot Coleman & Barbara Damrosch Chelsea Green Publishing (April 15, 2009)

Choosing locally grown organic food is a sustainable living trend that’s taken hold throughout North America. Celebrated farming expert Eliot Coleman helped start this movement with The New Organic Grower...


This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader

by Joan Dye Gussow Chelsea Green Publishing (October 01, 2002)

Joan Dye Gussow is an extraordinarily ordinary woman. She lives in a home not unlike the average home in a neighborhood that is, more or less, typically suburban. What sets her apart from the rest of us is that...


Getting Started in Permaculture: 50 Practical Projects to Build and Design Productive Gardens, 2nd Edition

by Ross Mars & Jenny Mars Chelsea Green Publishing (October 17, 2007)

Permaculture experts Ross and Jenny Mars outline the steps to transform your garden into a productive living system. Modeled upon the development of Candlelight Farm, and illustrated with photographs, this guide...


Fresh Food from Small Spaces: The Square-Inch Gardener's Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting

by R.J. Ruppenthal Chelsea Green Publishing (November 05, 2008)

Books on container gardening have been wildly popular with urban and suburban readers, but until now, there has been no comprehensive "how-to" guide for growing fresh food in the absence of open land. Fresh...


Perennial Vegetables: From Artichokes to Zuiki Taro, A Gardener's Guide to Over 100 Delicious and Easy to Grow Edibles

by Eric Toensmeier Chelsea Green Publishing (May 16, 2007)

There is a fantastic array of vegetables you can grow in your garden, and not all of them are annuals. In Perennial Vegetables the adventurous gardener will find information, tips, and sound advice on less common...


The Apple Grower: Guide for the Organic Orchardist, 2nd Edition

by Michael Phillips Chelsea Green Publishing (November 30, 2005)

For decades fruit growers have sprayed their trees with toxic chemicals in an attempt to control a range of insect and fungal pests. Yet it is possible to grow apples responsibly, by applying the intuitive knowledge...


The Basics of Permaculture Design

by Ross Mars, Martin Ducker & David Holmgren Chelsea Green Publishing (March 30, 2005)

The Basics of Permaculture Design, first published in Australia in 1996, is an excellent introduction to the principles of permaculture, design processes, and the tools needed for designing sustainable gardens,...


The Soul of Soil: A Soil-Building Guide for Master Gardeners and Farmers, 4th Edition

by Joseph Smillie & Grace Gershuny Chelsea Green Publishing (June 01, 1999)

Soil is the basis not only for all gardening, but for all terrestrial life. No aspect of agriculture is more fundamental and important, yet we have been losing vast quantities of our finite soil resources to...


The Grape Grower: A Guide to Organic Viticulture

by Lon Rombough & Roger B. Swain Chelsea Green Publishing (December 01, 2002)

Grapes are the most popular and widely grown fruit in the world. From the tropics to Alaska, grapes will grow successfully in almost every climate. Whether you raise them for fresh eating, or for making wine,...


The New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener, 2nd Edition

by Eliot Coleman, Sheri Amsel & Molly Cook Field Chelsea Green Publishing (October 01, 1995)

With more than 45,000 sold since 1989, The New Organic Grower has become a modern classic. In this newly revised and expanded edition, master grower Eliot Coleman continues to present the simplest and most sustainable...


The Intelligent Gardener: Growing Nutrient Dense Food

by Steve Solomon & Erica Reinheimer New Society Publishers (November 01, 2012)

Beyond organic-- a practical guide to nutrient-dense food.


Harvest

by Richard Horan Harper Perennial (September 25, 2012)

“Richard Horan has brought us a welcome view of America to defy the prevailing political and financial nastiness. This is a timely and important book.”

—Ted Morgan, author of Wilderness at Dawn

“A lively...


Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management

by Isabella Beeton & Sarah A. Chrisman Skyhorse (November 03, 2015)

Originally published as twenty-four newspaper columns from 1859 to 1861, Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management is many things, but it is first and foremost a guide to managing a household during the nineteenth...


Self-Sufficiency

by Abigail R. Gehring Skyhorse (November 10, 2010)

Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living—whether they’re urbanites or country folk. Following in the footsteps of Back to Basics and...


Living Off the Grid

by David Black Skyhorse (November 17, 2008)

In daily life, we can take control of the resources and services we depend on. Electricity and energy don’t have to come off the public utility grid—alternatives abound in solar, wind, and water generated...


The Self-Sufficiency Handbook

by Alan Bridgewater & Gill Bridgewater Skyhorse (February 15, 2011)

Anyone considering a shift to a greener way of living must get this inspirational and practical guide. With easy-to-read layouts and simple text, it runs the full ecological gamut, from geothermal heating to...


Mini Farming

by Brett L. Markham Skyhorse (April 01, 2010)

Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending...


Go Green, Spend Less, Live Better

by Crissy Trask Skyhorse (April 20, 2013)

Go Green, Spend Less, Live Better is an authoritative, practical guide that details the money-saving side of greener, healthier, and simpler living. Bestselling author of It’s Easy Being Green and sustainable-living...


The Joy of Hobby Farming

by Michael Levatino & Audrey Levatino Skyhorse (April 01, 2011)

When the farm is a lifestyle, but not quite a way to earn a living, it’s considered hobby farming. Most of us want to live a sustainable and healthy life in which we protect the environment and keep it safe...


The Back to Basics Handbook

by Abigail R. Gehring Skyhorse (May 25, 2011)

Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide....


Urban Homesteading

by Rachel Kaplan & K. Ruby Blume Skyhorse (April 27, 2011)

The urban homesteading movement is spreading rapidly across the nation. Urban Homesteading is the perfect "back-to-the-land" guide for urbanites who want to reduce their impact on the environment. Full of practical...


Simpler Living Handbook

by Jeff Davidson Skyhorse (January 27, 2015)

The ultimate guide to streamlining your life.

Life moves too quickly these days, as technology, work, and personal commitments make it almost impossible to relax and enjoy life. Finding yourself stressed over...


The Mini Farming Bible

by Brett L. Markham Skyhorse (November 04, 2014)

When Brett Markham published a small black and white handbook about how to run a successful mini farm—he never dreamed how popular the book would soon become. In 2010 Skyhorse Publishing Inc. published Brett’s...


The Modern Organic Home

by Natalie Wise Good Books (February 06, 2018)

Home is a haven, a place of refuge. But did you know it might be making you sick? If your home is cluttered, overwhelming, and full of chemicals, it’s time to detox. The Modern Organic Home helps you de-clutter...


Companion Planting

by Allison Greer & Tim Greer Skyhorse (March 05, 2019)

A Practical and Beautiful Guide to Companion Planting for Organic Gardening Success

Companion planting techniques have been used for centuries to facilitate better, more nutritious, and more abundant crops. With...


Fertilizers for Free

by Charles Siegchrist Storey Publishing, LLC (January 05, 1999)

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Teaming with Fungi

by Jeff Lowenfels Timber Press (January 25, 2017)

“Accomplishes what few other books have—helping growers use mycorrhizae to improve the immune systems of plants. This natural union between plants and fungi is the foundation of our food web.” —Paul...


The Organic Lawn Care Manual

by Paul Tukey Storey Publishing, LLC (January 31, 2007)

Create a gorgeous lawn that is free of harsh chemicals. This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to grow and maintain a thriving lawn using organic gardening methods. With expert advice on...


Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales

by Craig LeHoullier Storey Publishing, LLC (December 29, 2015)

Straw bale gardening is an inexpensive, low-maintenance way to grow a bounty of food in a small space. All you need is a bale of straw, some fertilizer, and your favorite vegetable seeds! Craig LeHoullier’s...


Roses Without Chemicals

by Peter E. Kukielski Timber Press (March 15, 2015)

“I wish I had this when I planted my rose garden twenty-five years ago. I am now about to plant another garden, full of wonderful rose varieties and I intend to follow Peter's advice wholeheartedly.” —...


One Magic Square Vegetable Gardening

by Lolo Houbein The Experiment (February 28, 2017)

All it takes to grow your own organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs is One Magic Square

Lolo Houbein has 40 years’ worth of gardening wisdom to share—on how to coax an abundance of organic food from a plot...


What's Wrong With My Houseplant?

by David Deardorff & Kathryn Wadsworth Timber Press (February 04, 2016)

This book will turn even the brownest thumbs green!

Houseplants add style, clean the air, and bring nature indoors. But they are often plagued with problems—aphids, mealybugs, mites, and thrips to name just...


Weedless Gardening

by Lee Reich Workman Publishing Company (January 08, 2000)

Conventional wisdom says to garden from the bottom up, turning over the soil every spring until your back aches. Ironically, this does such a good job aerating that gardeners spend the rest of the season pulling...