Agriculture and Farming
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The Smallholder's Guide to Animal Ailments
The Smallholder's Guide to Animal Ailments
Paperback      ISBN: 1904871518
Covers the various animals you would usually find on smallholding, from bees to bovines. This book covers bees, bovines, sheep, goats, poultry, turkeys and pigs. It is suitable for the smallholder and hobby farmer.
The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America
The Beekeeper's Lament
How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America
Paperback      ISBN: 006187325x
An awarding-winning journalist tells the extraordinary story of John Miller, one of America's foremost migratory beekeepers, who, despite mysterious epidemics that threaten American honey populations--and the nation's agribusiness--forges on and moves ahead in a new natural world. Original. 40,000 first printing.
Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World
A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 0802713262
A history of the fish that has led to wars, stirred revolutions, sustained economies and diets, and helped in the settlement of North America features photographs, drawings, and recipes, as well as the natural history of this much sought after fish.
A Slice of Organic Life
A Slice of Organic Life
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0756662117
Provides a comprehensive guide to growing one's own food organically, as well as how to cook home-grown produce, raise one's own selected livestock, and develop a more sustainable lifestyle, in a richly illustrated volume that features more than eighty self-contained projects for rural, suburban, and urban locales.
The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming
The One-Straw Revolution
An Introduction to Natural Farming
Paperback      ISBN: 1590173139
Masanobu Fukuoka’s book about growing food has been changing the lives of readers since it was first published in 1978. It is a call to arms, a manifesto, and a radical rethinking of the global systems we rely on to feed us all. At the same time, it is the memoir of a man whose spiritual beliefs underpin and inform every aspect of his innovative farming system. Equal parts farmer and philosopher, Fukuoka is recognized as one of the founding thinkers of the permaculture movement. But when he was twenty-five, he was just another biologist taking advantage of the unprecedented development of postwar Japan. Then a brush with death shattered his complacency. He quit his job and returned to his family farm. Over the decades that followed, Fukuoka perfected his so-called “do-nothing” technique, a way of farming that dispenses with both modern agribusiness practices and centuries of folk wisdom, replacing them with a system that seeks to work with nature rather than make it over through increasingly elaborate–and often harmful –methods. Fukuoka developed commonsense, sustainable practices that all but eliminated the use of pesticides, fertilizer, tillage, and the wasteful effort associated with them–and his yields matched those of neighboring factory farms. His farm became a gathering place for people from all over the world who wished to adapt his ways to their own local cultures. Now, more than thirty years after they were first published, Fukuoka’s teachings are more relevant and necessary than ever.
Seeds Of Wealth: Four Plants That Made Men Rich
Seeds Of Wealth
Four Plants That Made Men Rich
Hardcover      ISBN: 1593760442
Four beautifully written essays explore the economic and ecological consequences of cash crops like timber, tobacco, rubber, and the wine grape, moving through the last four centuries of world history to trace the profound impact of these cultivated plants.
The Urban Food Revolution: Changing the Way We Feed Cities
The Urban Food Revolution
Changing the Way We Feed Cities
Paperback      ISBN: 0865716838
Describes how to ensure food security in urban areas by bringing food production into neighborhoods through the use of community gardening, cooking and composting programs so that cities will have local, fresh and sustainable food sources. Original.
Build It!: DIY Projects for Farmers, Smallholders and Gardeners
Build It!
DIY Projects for Farmers, Smallholders and Gardeners
Paperback      ISBN: 1904871321
Contains step-by-step instructions and plans for over 50 projects for farmers, smallholders or landowners. Using reclaimed materials, wherever possible, and renewable energy, this title shows how to construct beehives, pig arcs, chicken coops, goat sheds, mobile hen units, gates and fences, turbines and much more.
Raising Chickens for Dummies
Raising Chickens for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 0470465441
Provides comprehensive and authoritative coverage of all aspects of caring for chickens on a small scale, from purchasing a starter flock and constructing housing to proper feeding and care, discussing the various aspects of raising chickens for eggs, meat, and pets. Original.
Keeping Bees
Keeping Bees
Hardcover      ISBN: 0753719851