Keyword: gardening

    Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping

    Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping

    Next Steps for the Thinking Beekeeper

    Bee populations are plummeting worldwide. Colony Collapse Disorder poses a serious threat to many plants which rely on bees for pollination, including a significant proportion of our food crops. Top bar hives are based on the concept of …

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    The Farmers Market Cookbook

    The Farmers Market Cookbook

    The Ultimate Guide to Enjoying Fresh, Local, Seasonal Produce

    Farmers markets and CSAs are among the best places to find high-quality, diverse, and exciting vegetables and fruits. But the rich array of unusual varieties can be confusing and overwhelming. From detailed produce descriptions to storage tips, …

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    The Food Forest Handbook

    The Food Forest Handbook

    Design and Manage a Home-Scale Perennial Polyculture Garden

    A food forest is a productive landscape developed around a mix of trees and perennials. Rooted in permaculture principles, this integrated approach to gardening incorporates a variety of plants such as fruit and nut trees, shrubs, vines, and …

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    Mastering Basic Cheesemaking

    Mastering Basic Cheesemaking

    The Fun and Fundamentals of Making Cheese at Home

    The craft of home cheesemaking is exploding in popularity. However most “beginner” books are essentially loosely-organized collections of recipes which lack a progressive approach to teaching the fundamentals of this exciting and satisfying …

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    The Urban Farmer

    The Urban Farmer

    Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land

    There are 40 million acres of lawns in North America. In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen as a …

    Soil Sisters

    Soil Sisters

    A Toolkit for Women Farmers

    Women in agriculture are sprouting up in record numbers, but they face a host of distinct challenges and opportunities. Blending What Color is Your Parachute-style career advice with sustainable agriculture practices viewed through a gender lens, …

    Permaculture for the Rest of Us

    Permaculture for the Rest of Us

    Abundant Living on Less than an Acre

     

    Many of us want to increase our self-sufficiency, but few have access to the ideal 5 sunny, gently-sloping acres of rich, loamy, well-drained soil. Jenni Blackmore presents a highly entertaining, personal account of how permaculture can be …

    Mycelial Mayhem

    Mycelial Mayhem

    Growing Mushrooms for Fun, Profit and Companion Planting

    Most supermarket mushrooms are bland and boring; products of an industrial process which typically relies on expensive equipment and harmful pesticides. Many people would like to add more flavorful and diverse fungi to their diets, but lack the …

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