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Mastering Basic Cheesemaking

Mastering Basic Cheesemaking

The Fun and Fundamentals of Making Cheese at Home

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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 …

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Craft Distilling

Craft Distilling

Making Liquor Legally at Home

Many people have experienced great success making their own beer or wine at home. In recent years a number of hobbyists have become interested in making distilled spirits. However, distilled spirits are more complicated to produce, and the process …

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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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Seed Libraries

Seed Libraries

And Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People

Historically, seed companies were generally small, often family-run businesses. Because they were regionally-based, they could focus on varieties well-suited to the local environment. A Pacific Northwest company, for example, would specialize in …

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Eat Your Greens

Eat Your Greens

The Surprising Power of Homegrown Leaf Crops

Our industrialized food system is failing us, and as individuals we must take more responsibility for our own health and food security. Leaf crops produce more nutrients per square foot of growing space and per day of growing season than any other …

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Grow a Sustainable Diet

Grow a Sustainable Diet

Planning and Growing to Feed Ourselves and the Earth

Everyone loves to prepare a meal with ingredients fresh from their own garden. But for most of us, no matter how plentiful our harvest, homegrown produce comprises only a fraction of what we eat. And while many gardening guides will tell you …

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Bokashi Composting

Bokashi Composting

Scraps to Soil in Weeks

Bokashi is Japanese for "fermented organic matter." Bokashi composting is a safe, quick, and convenient way to compost in your kitchen, garage, or apartment, using a specific group of microorganisms to anaerobically ferment all food waste (including …

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Uprisings (PDF)

Uprisings (PDF)

A Hands-On Guide to the Community Grain Revolution

If we want to reduce our environmental impact, build resiliency in our community and improve food security, it's up to us to make it happen. In many North American communities, the instrument of change is ... grain. Grain is the perfect metaphor for …

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