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Pure Poultry

Pure Poultry

Living Well with Heritage Chickens, Turkeys and Ducks

by Victoria Redhed Miller
foreword by Jeannette Beranger

Houdan. Nankin. Indian Runner. Narragansett. These may sound like exotic place names or unusual varieties of produce, but each actually refers to one of the many hundreds of lesser-known poultry breeds which tempt the livestock owner who's prepared …

Raising Goats Naturally

Raising Goats Naturally

The Complete Guide to Milk, Meat and More

Complete self-sufficiency may seem out of reach, but for more and more of us, increasing our self-reliance as much as possible is the order of the day. Incorporating dairy goats as the centerpiece of a diversified homestead can be the key to …

Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions

Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions

Fueled by a failing economy and a passionate desire for a return to simpler times, a new wave of homesteaders is seeking the good life, and the kind of true satisfaction that can only be built, not bought. Many of these modern pioneers are cash …

Sustainable Market Farming

Sustainable Market Farming

Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres

Across North America, an agricultural renaissance is unfolding. A growing number of market gardeners are emerging to feed our appetite for organic, regional produce. But most of the available resources on food production are aimed at the backyard or …

The Thinking Beekeeper

The Thinking Beekeeper

A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives

What's the buzz about the growing popularity of backyard beekeeping? Providing habitat for bees, pollinating your garden and producing honey for your family are some of the compelling reasons for taking up this exciting hobby. But conventional …

The Permaculture Handbook

The Permaculture Handbook

Garden Farming for Town and Country

by Peter Bane
foreword by David Holmgren

The urban landscape has swallowed vast swaths of prime farmland across North America. Imagine how much more self-reliant our communities would be if 30 million acres of lawns were made productive again. Permaculture is a practical way to apply …

Bioshelter Market Garden

Bioshelter Market Garden

A Permaculture Farm

To ensure food security and restore the health of the planet, we need to move beyond industrial agriculture and return to the practice of small-scale, local farming. The Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm describes the creation of a …

A Nation of Farmers

A Nation of Farmers

Defeating the Food Crisis on American Soil

Once we could fill our grocery carts with cheap and plentiful food, but not anymore. Cheap food has gone the way of cheap oil. Climate change is already reducing crop yields worldwide. The cost of flying in food from far away and shipping it across …