• MEN SELF-RELIANCE & HOMESTEADING SET

    Live self-sufficiently with the help of these three premium issues from MOTHER EARTH NEWS! Ditch the store-bought and pre-made life, and live off the land with these guides, each featuring more than 100 pages of content. With this special package, you’ll receive:

    MOTHER EARTH NEWS PREMIUM: MODERN HOMESTEADING SPRING 2015

    Modern Homesteading features more than 25 articles that cover off-grid living, easy food gardens, solar heating plans, preserving food, and much more.

    Read how to start a no-dig, easy-care bag garden that produces 25 favorite food crops. Discover how to make a food self-sufficiency plan by estimating how much to grow or buy, and learn how to achieve food security with the help of our handy charts and guidelines. With this guide’s help, keep bees and produce fresh, delicious honey in your own backyard. Make your own herbal medicine by finding ingredients for many basic herbal remedies.

    Other articles include:

    • Easy, No-Knead Crusty Bread: Bake crispy, gorgeous loaves from scratch using this simple technique. All you need are a few ingredients and a blazing-hot Dutch oven for miraculous results.
    • Five DIY, Low-Cost, and Multipurpose Greenhouses: Use recycled materials to create an affordable garden greenhouse so you can enjoy fresh food all year long!
    • Emergency Power Options: With the right generator, you’ll be prepared when storms or blackouts leave you without electricity.
    • Backyard Chicken Basics: They’re less work than house pets and more fun than a tire swing. Plus, they provide delicious, nutritious eggs.
    • How to Make Yogurt, Kefir, and Cheese: Tap the health benefits of rich, tangy fermented milk products.
    MOTHER EARTH NEWS PREMIUM: SELF-RELIANCE AND COUNTRY SKILLS

    This MOTHER EARTH NEWS Premium Issue will help you live off your land and save money! Inside, you’ll find the top tools for a half-acre homestead; learn to pressure can meat; source truly high-quality garden seeds; read how to raise sheep; and more.

    Learn the most important self-reliance skill ever by mastering six habits to getting the right work done, the right way. Read the best staple crops for building food self-sufficiency, and fill your pantry and boost your food security by growing 10 space-efficient, calorie-rich staple crops that return high yields and store easily sans fossil fuels. Discover the benefits of the American Guinea hog; a perfect size for smaller homesteads, this heritage breed is easy to manage and provides choice meat and lard.

    Other articles include:
    • Winter’s Glowing Root Vegetables – Brilliant beets and cold-hardy carrots can help light up your winter meals.
    • How to Make Compost – Choose from the many easy ways to make compost for increased garden productivity.
    • Expert Advice for Greenhouse Growing – Build a greenhouse in your backyard and you’ll be amazed at its many use.
    • Raise Sheep: Low-Maintenance Livestock – Requiring less space and capital than cattle, sheep can provide homegrown, pastured meat with terrific flavor and a powerful nutrient profile. Many sheep breeds can also help turn rocky, dry hillsides into productive pasture.
    • 5 Delicious Wild Greens – Give up the war on weeds and embrace the fortifying vegetables right outside your door.
    MOTHER EARTH NEWS PREMIUM: SELF-SUFFICIENT LIVING

    Become more reliant on yourself and your land with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Premium Issue: Self-Sufficient Living. Learn how to hatch your own flock of chickens, grow food in less space, find your perfect country property, and get your own no-mortgage natural cottage. Get the best tips for keeping livestock, harnessing natural energy from a DIY wind generator, and making your own medicine. Save money and live healthily with all the best tips for living self-reliantly. Feel the true sense of accomplishment with the help of all the tips from Self-Sufficient Living.

    Other articles include:
    • Care and Cultivation of Permanent Garden Beds – Provide a secure habitat for the dynamic soil food web that sustains your crops by establishing permanent garden bed and paths.
    • Grow Your Own Shiitake Mushrooms – Take these steps to fruit your own fungi for money, food, and fun.
    • How to Make Your Own Moccasins – Take your tanned animal skins one step further by turning the leather into comfortable, durable footwear.
    • Start a Work-from-Home Business – Our readers get down to business, offering advice on how to be your own boss.
    • Homestead Helpers: Sheep, Cattle, Pigs, and Poultry – Livestock aren’t just useful for meat and eggs. They can mow lawns, work garden soil, dig stumps, and more!

    Item: 8556

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO FALL GARDENING

    Gardeners are learning that the end of summer doesn’t have to be the end of their gardening season. With the help of the new Mother Earth News Guide to Fall Gardening, you can continue your garden well into autumn. With nearly 100 pages of articles, this guide covers how to stash produce for winter, plant the best crops for the season, protect crops with hoops and greenhouse, and more.

    Item: 8025

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO FRESH FOOD ALL YEAR

    There is nothing better in the winter than cooking a homemade soup or stew with vegetables you grew and preserved from your own garden. Having access to delicious, homegrown food all year around not only helps keep you happy and healthy, it also saves you some money.

    This 100-page guide is filled with articles with instructions for preserving food, whether it's canning, freezing or dehydrating. Plus, you can read about backyard chickens, the best ways to store fresh vegetables, how to make cheap garden beds and so much more.

    Read about how composting will help you turn food and yard waste into garden gold. Discover what you can do in your winter garden and six top crops for winter harvest. Learn how to raise backyard chickens so you can fresh eggs each morning. Follow step-by-step instructions for making your own perfect pie crust. Enjoy fall's sweetest harvest by making and trying homemade apple cider.

    More articles include:

    • Easy Ways to Preserve Fresh Food: Your guide to canning, freezing, dehydrating and other simple, seasonal storage methods.
    • Expert Advice for Greenhouse Growing: Build a greenhouse in your backyard and you'll be amazed at its many uses.
    • Save Money on Groceries: Buying in bulk and freezing or canning fruits and veggies are great ways to enjoy better food and cut your costs by up to 85 percent.
    • Homemade Butter: Whether you want it creamy or cultured, learn the secrets of fresh, sweet, homemade butter.
    • 6 Easy Ways to Use Peanuts: Peanuts are rich, healthful and versatile. Discover several classic ways to prepare them, and find inspiration for new nutty creations.
    Item: 6892

    Author: Mother Earth News

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO FRESH FOOD ALL YEAR

    This new, exciting resource guide from Mother Earth News will have you eating fresh food all year long! Mother Earth News Guide to Fresh Food All Year brings you dozens of great recipes for every season.

    Find easy ways to preserve your fresh food, learn how to make homemade bread and butter, enjoy healthier, tastier meat, all with the help of this nearly 100-page guide filled with some of the best articles, recipes and photographs from Mother Earth News.

    A variety of articles fill the pages of this fresh, new guide. Articles such as:

    • Cozy and Comfy Fall Recipes
    • Why Whole Wheat Is Way Better
    • Homemade Butter: The Best You'll Ever Have
    • Kitchen Counter Gardening: Try Sprouts
    • Grow Your Own Mushrooms
    • Easy and Healthy Summer Recipes
    • And much more!

    Enjoy delicious recipes for every season of the year; from Butternut Squash Lasagna in the fall to fresh Berries with Crème Fraiche in the spring, from healthy Quinoa-Zucchini Cakes with Summer Herbs in the summer to hearty Roasted and Braised Duck with Sauerkraut and Root Vegetables during the winter months.

    You'll also find advice on growing fresh food in the winter, advice on greenhouse growing, winter soups, homemade cheese, hearth cooking and more.

    Packed with beautiful, mouthwatering photos and excellent advice from Mother Earth News, this exciting new guide is a must-have for any kitchen, any time of the year!

    Item: 5623

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO FRESH FOOD ALL YEAR, 4TH EDITION

    Eat better. Save money. That’s the theme of the fourth edition of the Mother Earth News Guide to Fresh Food All Year. This 100-page guide shows how to grow, maintain and harvest your own food all year long. At least 20 A wide variety of articles – 20 in all - cover everything from growing the best tomatoes to building a mini-greenhouse, from preserving fresh food to making homemade butter.

    Read how to use cedar fence boards to build produce storage bins that move easily from garden to pantry or basement. Discover how to make delicious homemade bread and say goodbye to the intimidation factor in baking bread. Learn how to have the freshest eggs by raising your own backyard chickens.

    Other articles include:

    • Freezing Fruits and Vegetables from Your Garden - Round out your food preservation regimen! Follow these straightforward freezing tips to turn your garden harvests into sensational, off-season meals.
    • Quick Hoops: Easy-to-Make Mini-Greenhouses – Stretch the growing season to savor fresh, homegrown veggies all year by using these nifty quick hoops in your winter vegetable garden.
    • The Incredible Versatility of Eggs – Eggs can star in numerous recipes, from simple scrambled eggs to tangy pickled options to elegant soufflés.
    • Grow Your Own Mushrooms – With the help of a simple do-it-yourself kit, you can harvest lots of fresh, tasty fungi.
    • Make Delicious, Low-Sugar Jams and Jellies – With these simple ingredients, you can craft naturally sweet, low-calorie preserves.
    Item: 7591

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO GROWING HERBS

    Help reboot your health with the hundreds of tips and nearly 20 articles found in the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Growing Herbs! You will find more than 109 tips for growing more than 100 herbs for healing and cooking. This 100-page guide includes tips on having fresh herbs year-round, beneficial versus bad bugs, garden designs, shade-loving herbs, and recipes for using different herbs.

    Item: 7905

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO GROWING YOUR OWN FOOD 5TH EDITION

    Enjoy growing your own food and cutting your bills in half this year. Mother Earth News Guide to Growing Your Own Food is filled from cover to cover with the best articles on gardening, preserving, backyard chickens, beekeeping and more. With the help of this 100-page guide, you'll get the satisfaction of saving money and eating homegrown food all year long.

    Read about 20 crops that will keep and how you can store them. Follow vertical gardening tips and techniques so you can grow bigger beans, tomatoes, cantaloupes and more. Not only can you eat homegrown food, but your backyard flock can, too, when you learn to grow your own all-natural poultry feed. Discover new facts about growing blueberries, potatoes, Asian greens and radishes.

    Other articles include:

    • Cut Your Food Bills in Half! - It's true! You can enjoy better and healthier food while spending much less to feed your family.
    • Building Fertile Soil - Use cover crops, mulches and no-till permanent beds to boost soil health and your garden yields.
    • Wise Watering - Conservation-based watering techniques and equipment will keep your crops healthy and yields abundant.
    • Keep Bees, Naturally! - Enjoy the sweet rewards of beekeeping by learning how to harvest fresh, delicious honey from your own backyard.
    • Grow Chives! - Snip fine-flavored, crispy green chives over a baked potato or salad for a colorful, tasty garnish.
    • The Incredible Versatility of Eggs - Pastured, free-range eggs can star in numerous egg recipes, from simple fried eggs and bacon to an elegant soufflé.
    Item: 6679

    Author: Mother Earth News

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO GROWING YOUR OWN FOOD, 4TH EDITION

    The editors at Mother Earth News have compiled the best information to help readers save money on food costs by growing their own food. Every thing from fertilizing your garden to backyard chicken basics, from organic pest control to composting is included, along with so much more.

    Item: 5969

    Author: Mother Earth News

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO GROWING YOUR OWN FOOD, 7TH EDITION

    Perfect for anyone looking for tips and tricks to eat better and save money, the seventh edition of the Mother Earth News Guide to Growing Your Own Food has advice for growing tomatoes, preserving fresh food, raising chickens for meat, and much more!

    Learn how to use cold frames to grow more food. Discover how to keep bees naturally. Get the best eggs ever from your backyard chickens. Try fresh spring recipes using ingredients straight from the garden.

    Other articles include:

    • Seed-Starting Basics: Start seeds yourself to get a jump on the growing season and enjoy unique plant varieties.
    • 21st Century Homestead Food Security: By working with the land, we can produce much of our own food.
    • Container Gardening with Vegetables and Herbs: Lacking a good garden spot? Create a bountiful, diverse garden in containers.
    • Raising Rabbits for Meat and Breeding Stock: These multipurpose lagomorphs require little and yield lots; an ideal quality that supports raising rabbits for meat.
    • To Bake the Best Bread Grind Your Own Grain: Healthy reasons you should consider grinding your own grain at home.
    Item: 8199

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO HEALING HERBS, 6TH EDITION

    The newest edition of Guide to Healing Herbs is packed with valuable and illuminating information on more than 125 herbs for healing, cooking and growing! This 100-page guide is filled with articles on herbs, herbal remedies, healthy recipes and more.

    Item: 7804

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO LIVING ON LESS, 8TH EDITION

    Cut down on your food and energy bills with the Guide to Living on Less and Loving it! from the Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series. Create a sustainable farm by growing your own food and raising your own chickens for meat or eggs. Heat water with the sun, make old-fashioned homemade soap, and raise goats for milk. Live self-reliantly with 65 tips for a DIY lifestyle, and make the best syrup straight from a tree. Save (and possibly earn!) money with tips to cutting your food bills in half, building your own home, and earning a living from a rural setting or from your own home. Get wise and save money with the Guide to Living Less and Loving It!

    Item: 8307

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO ORGANIC GARDENING, 3RD EDITION

    This 100-page guide has everything you need to create the garden of your dreams. Everything from natural insect control to tomato cage plans, from fertilizer to growing berries is covered in this colorful, helpful guide.

    Item: 5902

    Format: Paperback

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