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DIY Mushroom Cultivation

DIY Mushroom Cultivation

Why Nature and Biodiversity are Essential to Health and Happiness

With applications in permaculture, urban farming, cooking, natural medicine, and the arts, interest in home-scale mushroom cultivation is exploding. Yet many beginners remain daunted by the perceived complexity of working with fungi.

DIY Mushroom …

The Year-Round Hoophouse

The Year-Round Hoophouse

Polytunnels for All Seasons and All Climates

Design and build a hoophouse or polytunnel, and grow abundant produce year-round in any climate 

Growing in hoophouses – also known as high tunnels or polytunnels – reduces the impact of an increasingly unpredictable climate on crops, mitigates …

Raising Rabbits for Meat

Raising Rabbits for Meat

How to raise rabbits for a steady source of meat and income 

Rabbits are one of the most sustainable, nutritious, and economic meat sources available. They can easily be raised in a variety of locations and climates, and require less space and …

So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader?

So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader?

All the Dirt on Living the Good Life

The “look before you leap” guide to the joys and pitfalls of the rural good life.

Dreams of self-sufficiency, independence, and tranquility continue to pull in a new generation of modern homesteaders. While growing your own food and being in …

Raising Goats Naturally, 2nd Edition

Raising Goats Naturally, 2nd Edition

The Complete Guide to Milk, Meat, and More

Produce your own milk, cheese, meat, fiber, fertilizer, and more

Incorporating dairy goats into a diversified homestead can be the key to greater greater self-sufficiency. Responding to questions and concerns from readers from all over North America …

The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution

The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution

High-Production Methods for Small-Scale Farmers

Learn how to use natural no-till systems to increase profitability, efficiency, carbon sequestration, and soil health on your small farm. 

Farming without tilling has long been a goal of agriculture, yet tilling remains one of the most dominant …

The Frugal Homesteader

The Frugal Homesteader

Living the Good Life on Less

Foreword by Joel Salatin

Achieve your back-to-the-land dreams without breaking the bank 

Build your homesteading dreams with all the affordable DIY innovations, tips, and stories you need to successfully launch you on a path to self-sufficiency. Raise …

The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese

The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese

While chickens preen in the spotlight, geese are the historic unsung heroes of small farms and homesteads. Providing weed control, large eggs, and entertainment, and acting as "security" over other animals, geese are the ultimate modern homesteading …