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The Backyard Homesteader: How to Save Water, Keep Bees, Eat from Your Garden, and Live a More Sustainable Life

Alison Candlin
Format: Hardcover

The essential beginner's manual on living a greener, healthier, and more self-sufficient lifestyle. Absolutely all you need to know to provide you and your family with homegrown food throughout the year. Alison Candlin offers easy-to-follow advice on planning, establishing, and maintaining...
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Veg in One Bed: How to Grow an Abundance of Food in One Raised Bed, Month by Month

Huw Richards · DK
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Gardening YouTube sensation Huw Richards shows how to inexpensively grow year-round vegetables from just one raised bed.Keyed to a temperate coastal climate but adaptable to variations in temperature and rainfall, Huw's clear, practical advice will help you produce a bountiful harvest...
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The Homesteader's Herbal Companion: The Ultimate Guide to Growing, Preserving, and Using Herbs

Amy K Fewell · Lyons Press
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

The Homesteader's Herbal Companion is a beautiful guide for the modern day homesteader. From learning how to incorporate herbs and essential oils around your home, to learning how to enhance your family's health and well-being, this book is the go-to guide for those wishing to live a more...
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Ball Canning Back to Basics: A Foolproof Guide to Canning Jams, Jellies, Pickles, and More

Ball Test Kitchen · Oxmoor House
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Can it, pickle it, and store it with confidence.

If you can boil water, you can make your own delectable jams and jellies, try your hand at fresh-pack pickling, and jar savory sauces. Ball Canning Back to Basics focuses on the building-block techniques and easy, classic...
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Organic Gardening for Everyone: Homegrown Vegetables Made Easy

CaliKim · Cool Springs Press
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

If you want to grow healthy vegetables at home, but have hesitated because it seems too hard and time consuming, Organic Gardening for Everyone is your perfect hands-on guide - an "if I can do it, you can do it" case study that addresses your concerns and gets you started.

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The Modern Homestead Garden: Growing Self-sufficiency in Any Size Backyard

Gary Pilarchik · Cool Springs Press
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

Modern homesteading is a lifestyle focused on and . It doesn't matter whether "home" is 50 acres in the country, a suburban corner lot, or an apartment in the city; all you need is a desire to and live a more sustainable life. To be a modern homesteader, you don't have...
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The First-time Gardener: Growing Vegetables: All the know-how and encouragement you need to grow - and fall in love with! - your brand new food garden

Jessica Sowards
Format: Paperback

Where do I put my new garden? How do I prepare the soil? What vegetables should I plant?Is it better to start new plants from seed or should I buy transplants? What about watering, feeding, and taking care of my garden? What do I do if bugs show up? Homesteader Jessica Sowards, the warm...
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Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, 4th Edition: Breed Selection, Facilities, Feeding, Health Care, Managing Layers & Meat Birds

GAIL DAMEROW · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 424
Format: Hardcover

Serious poultry farmers and backyard bird raisers have relied on this best-selling reference for more than 20 years. The fourth edition of Gail Damerow's comprehensive handbook is now completely revised and redesigned, making it more accessible and informative than ever. You'll...
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Propagating Plants: How to Create New Plants for Free

Alan Toogood · DK
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Learn how to propagate virtually every type of plant, from fruit trees and ornamental shrubs to exotic orchids and succulents.With hundreds of step-by-step tutorials, this new edition of Propagating Plants is your go-to guide for clear and instructive propagation advice. How long do your...
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The No-Till Organic Vegetable Farm: How to Start and Run a Profitable Market Garden That Builds Health in Soil, Crops, and Communities

Daniel Mays · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

No-till - a method of growing crops and providing pasture without disturbing the soil - has become an important alternative to standard farming practices. In this comprehensive guide to successful no-till vegetable farming for aspiring and beginning farmers, author Daniel Mays, owner...
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The New Seed Starters Handbook

JEAN NICK · Rodale Books
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

Starting plants from a seed grants earlier harvests, greater variety, healthier seedlings, lower costs, and the undeniable sense of satisfaction and reward. For the most complete, up-to-date information on starting plants from seed, turn to The New Seed-Starter's Handbook. Written by a gardener...
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The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects: 76 Useful Things You Can Build to Create Customized Working Spaces and Storage Facilities, Equip the ... Animals, and Make Practical Outdoor Furniture

Spike Carlsen · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 287
Format: Paperback

Homesteaders, gardeners, small farmers, and outdoor living enthusiasts will love these 76 DIY projects for practical outdoor items designed to help you live more sustainably and independently. Expert woodworker Spike Carlsen offers clear, simple, fully illustrated instructions for everything...
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The Homesteader's Natural Chicken Keeping Handbook: Raising a Healthy Flock from Start to Finish

Amy K. Fewell · Lyons Press
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

The Homesteader's Natural Chicken Keeping Handbook is the modern homesteader's guide to raising, feeding, breeding, selling, and enjoying the noblest animal on the farm - the chicken. From the rooster's crow in the morning, to the warm egg in the nesting box, chickens are the gateway...
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How to Create Your Garden: Ideas and Advice for Transforming Your Outdoor Space

Frost, Adam · DK
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Top tips from BBC's Gardeners' World presenter Adam Frost

Creating a garden doesn't need to be complicated." This is the promise from Adam Frost, BBC Gardeners' World presenter and winner of multiple Chelsea Flower Show gold medals.

Regardless of your experience...
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Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees, 2nd Edition: Honey Production, Pollination, Health

Malcolm T Sanford · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

This trusted handbook is a must-have for novice and seasoned beekeepers alike. Now totally redesigned and featuring color photos and graphics, the second edition also includes up-to-date information on honey bee health. The go-to reference presents comprehensive yet accessible information...
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Homesteading From Scratch: Building Your Self-Sufficient Homestead, Start to Finish

Steven Jones · W W Norton
Pages: 200
Format: Print book

Homesteading From Scratch is for people who want to do things differently - the type of people who want to eat real food, grow herbs, make cheese, raise baby animals, hunt mushrooms, pick blackberries, unschool their children, can jelly, ferment kraut, farm organically, connect to nature,...
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The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know-How: Field-to-Table Cooking Skills

Andrea Chesman · Storey Books
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

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. Andrea Chesman shows you how to bridge the gap between field and table, covering everything from curing meats...
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Welcome to the Farm: How-to Wisdom from The Elliott Homestead

Shaye Elliott · Lyons Press
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

A fresh, new guide to the backyard lifestyle

The homesteading movement is continuing to grow, as more people are stepping up to have a hand in where their food comes from. Whether you want to dabble or immerse yourself completely in the do-it-yourself, back-to-basics lifestyle,...
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Plant Partners: Science-Based Companion Planting Strategies for the Vegetable Garden

Jessica Walliser
Format: Paperback

Companion planting has a long history of use by gardeners, but the explanation of why it works has been filled with folklore and conjecture. Plant Partners delivers a research-based rationale for this ever-popular growing technique, offering gardeners dozens of ways they can use scientifically...
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The Beginner's Guide to Growing Great Vegetables

Lorene Edwards Forkner · Timber Press
Format: Paperback

You can grow beautiful, healthy, delicious veggies and herbs right from the start - just follow the trustworthy advice found in The Beginner's Guide to Growing Great Vegetables. Expert gardener Lorene Edwards Forkner shares all the information you need to create a thriving garden, from...
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The Farm Girl's Guide to Preserving the Harvest: How to Can, Freeze, Dehydrate, and Ferment Your Garden's Goodness

Ann Accetta-Scott · Lyons Press
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

Food preservation is one of the most intimidating aspects of homesteading, yet one of the most important. Although there is a plethora of websites, books and blogs dedicated to learning how to preserve the harvest, people must search multiple places in order to gather the necessary information....
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The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency

Anna Hess · Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

The Weekend Homesteader is organized by month—so whether it’s January or June you’ll find exciting, short projects that you can use to dip your toes into the vast ocean of homesteading without getting overwhelmed. If you need to fit homesteading into a few hours each weekend...
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The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 50th Anniversary Edition: The Original Manual for Living off the Land & Doing It Yourself

Carla Emery · Sasquatch Books
Pages: 736
Format: Paperback

This is an update of the #1 best-selling title on the Sasquatch Books list with an incredible backlist rate of sale that shows this book's ability to constantly appeal to new audiences. The Encyclopedia of Country Living is the original manual of basic skills and country wisdom for living...
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Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats, 5th Edition: Breed Selection, Feeding, Fencing, Health Care, Dairying, Marketing

JERRY BELANGER · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

This best-selling handbook is packed with detailed information on housing, feeding, and fencing dairy goats. It's been the trusted resource on the topic for farmers and homesteaders since it was originally published in 1975, and the new edition - completely updated and redesigned...
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The Rodale Book of Composting: Easy Methods for Every Gardener

GRACE GERSHUNY · Rodale Books
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

An essential guide to composting for all gardeners and environmentally conscious people

This revised edition of The Rodale Book of Composting includes all the latest in new techniques, technology, and equipment. Gardeners know composting is the best way to feed the soil...

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Gardening with Biochar: Supercharge Your Soil with Bioactivated Charcoal: Grow Healthier Plants, Create Nutrient-Rich Soil, and Increase Your Harvest

Jeff Cox · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Bio-activated charcoal - called biochar - is the new darling of organic gardeners, embraced for its outstanding abilities to enrich the soil and improve plant growth. Gardening with Biochar is the first comprehensive guide to understanding, making, and using it effectively in the home...
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GrowVeg: The Beginner's Guide to Easy Vegetable Gardening

Benedict Vanheems
Format: Hardcover

For anyone who has ever wanted to tend a little piece of ground but wasn't sure where to begin, GrowVeg offers simple recipes for gardening projects that are both attainable and beautiful. The experts at the popular website GrowVeg.com guide aspiring green thumbs to success from the start,...
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Mini Meadows: Grow a Little Patch of Colorful Flowers Anywhere around Your Yard

Mike Lizotte · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 152
Format: Paperback

The word "meadow" conjures images of wide expanses of land, but a mini meadow - a kind of informal flower garden started with seed sown directly into the soil - can be any size; plus, it's fun, easy to grow, and good for the planet. With as little as 50 square feet and for less...
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Complete Container Herb Gardening: Design and Grow Beautiful, Bountiful Herb-Filled Pots

Sue Goetz
Format: Paperback

Herbs are , and when you cultivate your own fresh herbs, you can enjoy their , , and uses for natural home and beauty every day - plus reap big savings at the grocery store or farmer's market. Whether you grow on a suburban patio, an urban rooftop, a condo balcony, or on the front porch...
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The Ultimate Self-Sufficiency Handbook: A Complete Guide to Baking, Crafts, Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More

Abigail R. Gehring · Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

This compact guide provides advice, tips, and step-by-step instructions for hundreds of projects, offering the entire family the tools they need to make the shift toward self-sufficient living. Readers will learn to dip candles, bake bread, make maple syrup, start a vineyard, and much more....
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The Half-Acre Homestead: 46 Years of Building and Gardening

Lloyd Kahn · Shelter Publications
Pages: 168
Format: Paperback

This is the story of Lloyd and Lesley building a home and establishing a garden on a small piece of land on the Northern California Coast over a 46-year period.

Lloyd, the former shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog, has published seven books on owner building, showcasing...

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Foolproof Preserving: A Guide to Small Batch Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Condiments, and More

America's Test Kitchen · America's Test Kitchen
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Canning perfected the America's Test Kitchen way.

The art of preserving produce by canning and preserving has come full circle from grandmother's kitchen to a whole new generation now eager to learn it. This detailed guide to home preserving is perfect for novice canners and experts...
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Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening: The Indispensable Green Resource for Every Gardener

DEBORAH L MARTIN · Rodale Books
Pages: 720
Format: Paperback

Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening has been the go-to resource for gardeners for more than 50 years, and the best tool novices can buy to start applying organic methods to their fruit and vegetable crops, herbs, trees and shrubs, perennials, annuals, and lawns. This...
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The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals: A Complete Guide to Raising Chickens, Pigs, Cows, and More

Laura Childs · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Imagine putting together a big breakfast using eggs straight from your own chickens and bacon from the pig. This is an ideal that many dream of but few ever get to experience. Now, with The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals, that dream can become a reality, and so much more.

In...
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The Farmhouse Culture Guide to Fermenting: Crafting Live-Cultured Foods and Drinks with 100 Recipes from Kimchi to Kombucha

Kathryn Lukas · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

An authoritative and easy-to-use guide to fermentation with 100 recipes for fermented foods and drinks.

Fermented and live-culture foods are beloved for their bold and layered flavors as well as their benefits for gut health and boosting immunity, but until now, there hasn't been...
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Homesteading: A Backyard Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More

Abigail R. Gehring · Skyhorse Publishing; Second Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The companion to the bestseller Back to Basics for country, urban, and suburban folksnow fully updated! Who doesnt want to shrink their carbon footprint, save money, and eat homegrown food whenever possible? Even readers who are very much on the grid will embrace this large, fully illustrated...
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The Doable Off-Grid Homestead: Cultivating a Simple Life by Hand . . . on a Budget

SHANNON STONGER · Page Street Publishing
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

If you've ever thought about starting your own farm or homestead but weren't sure how to get started, follow Shannon and Stewart Stonger, two self-made homesteaders, and their plan on how to start and succeed at homesteading. Shannon and Stewart left their home in the city and moved...
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New Naturalism: Designing and Planting a Resilient, Ecologically Vibrant Home Garden

Kelly D. Norris · Cool Springs Press
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Through a , you'll learn how to design and . The next generation of home landscapes don't consist of plants in a row, pruned to perfection and reliant on pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides to survive. Instead, today's stunning landscapes convey nature's inherent beauty....
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Growing Under Cover: Techniques for a More Productive, Weather-Resistant, Pest-Free Vegetable Garden

Niki Jabbour
Format: Paperback

Increasingly unpredictable weather patterns and pest infestations are challenging today's vegetable gardeners. But best-selling author Niki Jabbour has a solution: Growing Under Cover. In this in-depth guide, Jabbour shows how to use row covers, shade cloth, low tunnels, cold frames,...
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Kitchen Garden Revival: A modern guide to creating a stylish small-scale, low-maintenance edible garden

Nicole Johnsey Burke · Cool Springs Press
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Elevate your backyard veggie patch into a work of sophisticated and stylish art. Kitchen Garden Revival guides you through every aspect of kitchen gardening, from design to harvesting - with expert advice from author Nicole Johnsey Burke, founder of Rooted Garden, one of the leading...
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