Books published by Storey Books

The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know-How: Field-To-Table Cooking Skills

Storey Books | August 25, 2015 | 368 pages
Growing vegetables and raising livestock is only the beginning of a successful homestead -- that fresh food goes to waste unless you can properly prepare, cook, and preserve it.  More Info

The Woodland Homestead

Storey Books | June 30, 2015 | 256 pages
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

The Food Activist Handbook

Storey Books | May 5, 2015 | 320 pages
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

The Water-wise Home

Storey Books | January 27, 2015 | 256 pages
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

Fermented Vegetables

Storey Books | September 23, 2014 | 376 pages
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

The Beginner's Guide to Making and Using Dried Foods

Storey Books | July 1, 2014 | 352 pages
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

The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects

Storey Books | July 19, 2019 | 296 pages
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.  More Info

Gardener's A to Z Guide to Growing Organic Food

Storey Books | July 19, 2019 | 485 pages
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.  More Info

Put 'em Up! Fruit

Storey Books | April 10, 2013 | 288 pages
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

Backyard Foraging

Storey Books | March 26, 2013 | 240 pages
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

The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals

Storey Books | March 23, 2011 | 360 pages
Presents a comprehensive guide to raising farm animals for food independence, from managing a honey bee hive to caring for and breeding meat and dairy cows, pigs, goats, and fowl.  More Info

Kiss My Aster

Storey Books | December 18, 2012 | 159 pages
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.  More Info

Brewing Made Easy

Storey Books | July 19, 1996 | 89 pages
Introduces home brewing ingredients, equipment, and techniques, and shares recipes for a variety of beers  More Info

Week-By-Week Vegetable Gardener's Handbook

Storey Books | January 8, 2011 | 199 pages
Suitable for all gardening zones, a handy guide offers easy instructions for setting up a personalized week-by-week vegetable-gardening schedule based on one's last frost date. Original.  More Info

Starter Vegetable Gardens

Storey Books | March 17, 2010 | 179 pages
Presents a guide to cultivating an efficient and beautiful vegetable garden, from growing seedlings to preventing diseases, and provides twenty-four different plans for optimum crop yield.  More Info

The Vegetable Gardener's Book of Building Projects

Storey Books | April 17, 2010 | 151 pages
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

Vertical Vegetables & Fruit

Storey Books | November 16, 2011 | 176 pages
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.  More Info

The Pickled Pantry

Storey Books | June 5, 2012 | 320 pages
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

Grow Your Handmade Business

Storey Books | July 3, 2012 | 271 pages
Addresses all aspects of turning a creative interest into a profitable business, covering business planning, licensing, budgeting, time management, and legal issues.  More Info

The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs

Storey Books | June 1, 2011 | 127 pages
Provides information about insects commonly found in backyards and explains the many advantages they provide.  More Info

Made from Scratch

Storey Books | May 7, 2010 | 200 pages
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

The Beginner's Guide to Preserving Food at Home

Storey Books | May 27, 2009 | 231 pages
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