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        21.

        MINI FARMING - SELF-SUFFICIENCY ON 1/4 ACRE

        Brett L. Markham
        Paperback

        Price: $18.95

        Here is a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family's food on just one-quarter acre — and earn $10,000 in cash annually. This is not ba…

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        Here is a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family's food on just one-quarter acre — and earn $10,000 in cash annually. This is not back-to-the-land utopianism, but a tested and pragmatic method that can be applied in small lots in rural, suburban and even urban areas. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, Brett Markham's advice will teach you what you need to know:

        • Saving, buying, starting, and selecting seeds
        • Maintaining and improving soil
        • Preventing and eradicating pests and diseases
        • Compost, crop rotation, and timing
        • Using organic methods
        • Garden planning to meet dietary requirements
        • Raising poultry
        • Raising and pruning fruits and nuts
        • Canning, freezing, and dehydrating
        • Selling your excess produce for top dollar
        • And more!

        More than just a how-to guide for self-sufficiency, Mini Farming teaches you the underlying principles of mini-farming so you will have the knowledge to make your own unique applications. Materials, tools and techniques are detailed with over a hundred photographs, tables, diagrams and illustrations.


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        STARTER VEGETABLE GARDENS

        BARBARA PLEASANT
        Paperback

        Price: $19.95

        Master gardener Barbara Pleasant takes the guesswork and anxiety out of growing food, explaining in simple language exactly how to start, maintain and eventually expand an organic vegetable garden, ev…

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        Master gardener Barbara Pleasant takes the guesswork and anxiety out of growing food, explaining in simple language exactly how to start, maintain and eventually expand an organic vegetable garden, even in the smallest of spaces. Choose one of 24 no-fail, small-scale garden plans and find out how easy it is to enjoy your own fresh food all season long!


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        THE PROFITABLE HOBBY FARM

        Sarah Beth Aubrey
        Paperback

        Price: $19.99

        This book gives you all the information you need to start your own local foods business. You'll get plain-English advice from a self-proclaimed farm-girl-turned-entrepreneur on:

        • Trends in niche agric…

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        This book gives you all the information you need to start your own local foods business. You'll get plain-English advice from a self-proclaimed farm-girl-turned-entrepreneur on:

        • Trends in niche agriculture and local foods
        • Creating a business plan for a small-scale or hobby venture
        • Assessing your home marketplace and uncovering niches not yet served
        • Financing options, especially grants and cost-sharing programs
        • Free or low-cost marketing ideas
        • Basic strategies for surviving the first year in business
        • And more
        Whether you want to create a small hobby business or start up a full-time venture, The Profitable Hobby Farm is the book for you. Thoroughly researched and packed with information for putting ideas into action, this is your blueprint for building a sustainable local foods business.

        About the author

        Sarah Beth Aubrey was born into a family of farmers and was raised to believe, like Scarlett O'Hara, that it is land that sustains after all else. In addition to operating her company, Aubrey's Natural Meats, Aubrey writes and speaks extensively on agriculture, the rural lifestyle and small farm development.


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        EDIBLE LANDSCAPING

        Rosalind Creasy
        Paperback

        Price: $39.95

        Since Rosalind Creasy popularized the concept of landscaping with edibles a quarter-century ago, interest in eating healthy, fresh, locally grown foods has swept across the nation. More and more Ameri…

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        Since Rosalind Creasy popularized the concept of landscaping with edibles a quarter-century ago, interest in eating healthy, fresh, locally grown foods has swept across the nation. More and more Americans are looking to grow clean, delicious produce at home, saving money and natural resources at the same time. And food plants have been freed from the backyard, gracing the finest landscapes — even the White House grounds!

        Creasy’s expertise on edibles and how to incorporate them in beautifully designed outdoor environments was first showcased in the original edition of Edible Landscaping (1982), hailed by gardeners everywhere as a groundbreaking classic. Now this highly anticipated new edition presents the latest design and how-to information in a glorious full-color format, featuring more than 300 inspiring photographs.

        Drawing on the author’s decades of research and experience, the book presents everything you need to know to create an inviting home landscape that will yield mouthwatering vegetables, fruits, nuts and berries. The comprehensive Encyclopedia of Edibles — a book in itself — provides horticultural information, culinary uses, sources and recommended varieties; and appendices cover the basics of planting and maintenance, and of controlling pests and diseases using organic and environmentally friendly practices.


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        MADE FROM SCRATCH

        JENNA WOGINRICH
        Paperback

        Price: $12.95

        In a hectic world of mass-produced food, clothing, and entertainment, it’s easy to miss out on the simple pleasures of doing things for yourself. Meet Jenna Woginrich, a 26-year-old web designer who d…

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        In a hectic world of mass-produced food, clothing, and entertainment, it’s easy to miss out on the simple pleasures of doing things for yourself. Meet Jenna Woginrich, a 26-year-old web designer who decided to take control of her life — what she ate, what she wore, and how she spent her free time. Learn a few basic country skills, she reasoned, and she would be able to produce at least some of the food and other resources she used every day. Made from Scratch tells the story of Woginrich's hilarious, heartbreaking, soul-satisfying journey, inspiring and entertaining readers who dream about a more self-sufficient lifestyle. Discover the joys of homesteading with Woginrich as she experiences the satisfaction of making bread, keeping chickens, keeping bees, sew clothing, grow vegetables and more!


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        THE ZERO-MILE DIET

        Carolyn Herriot
        Paperback

        Price: $21.31

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        This definitive month-by-month guide brings gardeners into the delicious world of edible landscaping and helps take …

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        This definitive month-by-month guide brings gardeners into the delicious world of edible landscaping and helps take a load off the planet as we achieve greater food security. Full of illustrative color photos and step-by-step instructions, The Zero-Mile Diet shares wisdom gleaned from 30 years of food growing and seed saving with comprehensive advice on:

        • Growing organic food year-round
        • The small fruit orchard and backyard berries
        • Superb yet simple seasonal recipes
        • Preserving your harvest
        • Seed saving and plant propagation
        • Dirt-cheap ways to nourish your soil
        • Backyard poultry — it's less time-consuming than you think
        • Growing vegetables in the easiest way possible
        • A-Z guide to growing the best vegetables and herbs
        Put organic, homegrown fruits and vegetables on your table throughout the year, using the time-saving, economical and sustainable methods of gardening outlined in The Zero-Mile Diet. This book is about REAL food and how eating it will change our lives for the better.


        27.

        THE SHEER ECSTASY OF BEING A LUNATIC FARMER

        Joel Salatin
        Paperback

        Price: $25.00

        Shunned by industrial farmers, vilified by corporate agri-business, and stalked by food police as being a lunatic, farmer-entrepreneur Joel Salatin enjoys the sheer ecstasy of being surrounded by happ…

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        Shunned by industrial farmers, vilified by corporate agri-business, and stalked by food police as being a lunatic, farmer-entrepreneur Joel Salatin enjoys the sheer ecstasy of being surrounded by happy, frolicking animals, dancing earthworms, and appreciative customers.

        His family's farm nestled in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley has achieved iconic status worldwide by featuring prominently in the Oscar-nominated documentary, Food. Inc., and the documentary, Fresh," as well as the runaway New York Times best-seller The Omnivore's Dilemma. From his own pen, Salatin explains both the rationale for the satisfaction from a solar-driven, pastured-based, locally-marketed, symbiotic, synergistic, relationally-oriented farm.

        This book describes, with stories and evangelistic fervor, the breadth and depth of the paradigm differences between healing and exploitive food systems. A landscape and food policy epiphany awaits every reader.

        About the author

        Joel Salatin and his family own and operate Polyface Farm, arguably the nation's most famous farm since it was profiled in Michael Pollan's New York Times best-seller, The Omnivore's Dilemma and two subsequent documentaries, "Food, Inc.", and "Fresh." An accomplished author and public speaker, Salatin has authored seven books. Recognition for his ecological and local-based farming advocacy includes an honorary doctorate, the Heinz Award, and many leadership awards.


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        THE RESILIENT GARDENER

        Carol Deppe
        Paperback

        Price: $29.95

        Scientist and gardener Carol Deppe combines her passion for gardening with newly emerging scientific information from many fields — resilience science, climatology, climate change, ecology, anthropolo…

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        Scientist and gardener Carol Deppe combines her passion for gardening with newly emerging scientific information from many fields — resilience science, climatology, climate change, ecology, anthropology, paleontology, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, health and medicine. In the last half of The Resilient Gardener, Deppe extends and illustrates these principles with detailed information about growing and using five key crops: potatoes, corn, beans, squash and eggs.

        In this book you’ll learn how to:

        • Garden in an era of unpredictable weather and climate change
        • Grow, store, and use more of your own staple crops
        • Garden efficiently and comfortably (even if you have a bad back)
        • Grow, store, and cook different varieties of potatoes and save your own potato seed
        • Grow the right varieties of corn to make your own gourmet-quality, fast-cooking polenta, cornbread, parched corn, corn cakes, pancakes and even savory corn gravy
        • Make whole-grain, corn-based breads and cakes using the author’s original gluten-free recipes involving no other grains, artificial binders, or dairy products
        • Grow and use popbeans and other grain legumes
        • Grow, store, and use summer, winter, and drying squash
        • Keep a home laying flock of ducks or chickens; integrate them with your gardening, and grow most of their feed
        The Resilient Gardener is both a conceptual and a hands-on gardening book, and is suitable for gardeners at all levels of experience. Resilience here is broadly conceived and encompasses a full range of problems, from personal hard times such as injuries, family crises, financial problems, health problems, and special dietary needs (gluten intolerance, food allergies, carbohydrate sensitivity, and a need for weight control) to serious regional and global disasters and climate change. It is a supremely optimistic as well as realistic book about how resilient gardeners and their gardens can flourish even in challenging times and help their communities to survive and thrive through everything that comes their way — from tomorrow through the next thousand years.


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        GROWING A GARDEN CITY

        Jeremy Smith
        Hardcover

        Price: $13.73

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        Growing a Garden City offers compelling photographs and personal narratives of community garden members,…

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        Growing a Garden City offers compelling photographs and personal narratives of community garden members, graduate students and first graders, a low-income senior and troubled teen, a foodie, a food bank officer, and many more. They describe their setbacks and successes involved with community gardening and show how to build on and emulate their achievements anywhere across the country and around the world.


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        MOTHER EARTH NEWS VEGETABLE GARDEN PLANNER GIFT CARD


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        Price: $25.00

        It's the perfect gift for anyone who wants to grow the best garden ever and take the guesswork out of garden planning. This new revolutionary, one-year gift subscription software makes vegetable garde…

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        It's the perfect gift for anyone who wants to grow the best garden ever and take the guesswork out of garden planning. This new revolutionary, one-year gift subscription software makes vegetable gardening so much easier.

        Use the Mother Earth News Vegetable Garden Planner to:

        • Create a personalized planting schedule - just enter your zip code and the software adjusts to your area!
        • Experiment with bed designs and plant placement.
        • Create a personalized planting schedule based on your local frost dates.
        • Plan succession sowings to maximize the amount you can grow throughout the year.
        • Plan crop rotations to prevent pests and depletion of soil nutrients.
        • Keep track of plant varieties and other notes.
        • Get biweekly e-mail reminders for what to plant and related information.
        Read more information about the beneficial Vegetable Garden Planner.

        Please Note: If you wish to purchase a subscription for your own Garden Planner account, please log on to the software at the link above and click the Subscribe or View Account Status button so that your subscription is applied immediately.

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