Put your wooded land to work! This comprehensive manual shows you how to use your woodlands to produce everything from wine and mushrooms to firewood and livestock feed. You'll learn how to take stock of your woods; use axes, bow saws, chainsaws, and other key tools; create pasture and silvopasture... More Info
Small steps can create big changes in your community's food quality and food security, helping to get more healthy food to more people and support a better food system. Ali Berlow shows you dozens of things that anyone can do, from creating a neighborhood kitchen for preserving fresh food to... More Info
Are you looking for ways to save water -- or money? This accessible guide by Laura Allen, founder of Greywater Action, explains how to use water smartly and efficiently, increasing supply, saving money, reducing wear on your septic system, and filling your home and garden needs. She describes... More Info
Even beginners can make their own fermented foods! This guide includes in-depth instruction for making kimchi, sauerkraut, and pickles and then offers more than 120 recipes, using the same basic methods, for fermenting 80 different vegetables and herbs. You'll discover how easy it is to make dozens... More Info
Drying is a simple and easy way to preserve fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and herbs. This comprehensive guide includes everything you need to know to get started, whether you are using a dehydrator, your own oven, or the sun. Expert Teresa Marrone thoroughly covers the basic techniques, all the... More Info
From a root cellar with storage bins to an outdoor shower, this do-it-yourself guide features 76 projects, which are accompanied by fully illustrated instructions and use just basic tools and standard building materials, designed to help readers live more sustainably and independently. Original.
A single-volume reference for organic food gardening is arranged in an A-to-Z format that covers planting, watering, fertilizing, harvesting, storing, working in a greenhouse, and preventing and combating plant diseases and garden pests. Original.
You don't need to trek into the forest to forage edible plants. Ideal for first-time foragers, this book features 70 edible weeds, flowers, mushrooms, and ornamental plants typically found in urban or suburban neighborhoods. You'll be amazed by how many of the plants you see each day are actually... More Info
A preserving guide and cookbook all in one! This creative collection has 80 inventive recipes for preserving all kinds of fruit, from apples, berries, and cherries to lemons, quince, and tomatoes, but it also has 80 recipes for using those preserves (or ones you buy at the store) in main dishes,... More Info
Combines illustrations with advice and suggestions for creating a garden tailored to personal specifications, including planting privacy hedges, laying out flower beds, building a patio, and digging a duck pond.
Make your garden more productive, your garden chores easier, and your outdoor spaces more enjoyable! With a little time and a few tools, you can create handsome, handcrafted items for your garden at a fraction of the cost of buying them in stores. The Vegetable Gardener's Book of Building Projects... More Info
At last, an innovative solution for urbanites, apartment dwellers, and anyone who wants to grow their own food in small spaces--growing up! "Vertical Vegetables & Fruit" shows how easy and fun small-footprint food gardening can be.
Half-Sour Dill Pickles. Salt-Cured Dilly Beans. Sauerkraut. Kimchi. Classic Hot Sauce. Cortido with Cilantro. Rosemary Onion Confit. Italian Tomato Relish. Chow Chow. Korean-Style Pickled Garlic. With Andrea Chesman's expert guidance, you'll love making these and 175 other fresh, contemporary... More Info
Recounting her own journey toward self-reliance, the author describes her escape from consumer-driven culture by moving from the city to a farmhouse and offers practical suggestions for readers in any setting on how to achieve self-reliance through the development of simple skills ranging from... More Info
Organized in a food-by-food format, this guide provides readers with step-by-step freezing, drying, canning, brining, dehydrating, and root-cellaring instructions and includes practical charts determining blanching times and yield, as well as recipes for pickles, sauerkraut, jams and marmalades,... More Info