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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Urban Homesteading
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Urban Homesteading
Paperback      ISBN: 1615641041
Teaches urban dwellers how to grow organic foods and preserve them, raise livestock and chickens, use alternative fuels and other ways to live environmentally friendly and economically. Original.
Farm Together Now: A Portrait of People, Places, and Ideas for a New Food Movement
Farm Together Now
A Portrait of People, Places, and Ideas for a New Food Movement
Hardcover      ISBN: 0811867110
With interest in home gardening at an all-time high and concerns about food production and safety making headlines, Farm Together Now explores the current state of grassroots farming in the U.S. Part oral history and part treatise on food politics, this fascinating project is an introduction to the many individuals who are producing sustainable food, challenging public policy, and developing community organizing efforts. With hundreds of photographs and a foreword from New York Times columnist Mark Bittman, Farm Together Now will educate, inspire, and cultivate a new wave of modern agrarians.
The Atlas of American Artisan Cheese
The Atlas of American Artisan Cheese
Paperback      ISBN: 1933392347
Presents 345 cheesemakers in the United States, with each profile describing the cheesemaker and its history, cheeses, location, and availability.
Keep Chickens!: Tending Small Flocks in Cities, Suburbs, and Other Small Spaces
Keep Chickens!
Tending Small Flocks in Cities, Suburbs, and Other Small Spaces
Paperback      ISBN: 1580174914
This guide offers the joys of raising chickens mixed with down-to-earth details of what it takes to become a successful chicken keeper.
The Thief at the End of the World: Rubber, Power, and the Seeds of Empire
The Thief at the End of the World
Rubber, Power, and the Seeds of Empire
Paperback      ISBN: 0143114611
Chronicles the legendary story of how, in 1876, fortune hunter Henry Wickham got his hands on 70,000 rubber tree seeds, smuggled them out of the rainforests of Brazil, and delivered them to Victorian England's most prestigious scientists in one of history's most daring acts of biopiracy. Reprint.
Letters from an American Farmer ; And, Sketches of Eighteenth-Century America
Letters from an American Farmer ; And, Sketches of Eighteenth-Century America
Paperback      ISBN: 0140390065
A French soldier depicts farm life in the American colonies and many of their problems
Glory Days of Logging/Action in the Big Woods, British Columbia to California
Glory Days of Logging/Action in the Big Woods, British Columbia to California
Paperback      ISBN: 0887405932
Keeping Chickens with Ashley English: All You Need to Know to Care for a Happy, Healthy Flock
Keeping Chickens with Ashley English
All You Need to Know to Care for a Happy, Healthy Flock
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1600594905
Have you heard the news: chickens have left the farm and made themselves at home in neighborhoods everywhere! For anyone ready to put their eggs in this basket, here is the perfect beginner’s guide to raising chickens, with information on choosing a breed, acquiring the chicks, and housing, feeding, and caring for them. Plus, it provides the lowdown on eggs, including “egg”celent recipes, and profiles of people who have taken on the chicken-rearing challenge. Includes two projects with exploded woodworking illustrations and photos: a simple nesting box and a wildly creative mobile chicken tractor
Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World
Cod
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.
Let It Rot: The Gardener's Guide to Composting
Let It Rot
The Gardener's Guide to Composting
Paperback      ISBN: 1580170234
Shows how to recycle waste materials to create compost, discusses the uses of compost and equipment used, and includes instructions for building compost containers