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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 …

The Ethical Meat Handbook

The Ethical Meat Handbook

Complete home butchery, charcuterie and cooking for the conscious omnivore

Nutrition, environmental impact, ethics, sustainability — it seems like there's no end to the factors we must consider when we think about our food. At the center of the dietary storm is animal-based agriculture. Was your beef factory-farmed or …

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 …

The Emergent Agriculture

The Emergent Agriculture

Farming, Sustainability and the Return of the Local Economy

Long embraced by corporations who are driven only by the desire for profit, industrial agriculture wastes precious resources and spews millions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere each year, exacerbating climate change and threatening …

The Color of Food

The Color of Food

Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming

Full colour throughout

Imagine the typical American farmer. Many people visualize sun-roughened skin, faded overalls, and calloused hands – hands that are usually white. While there's no doubt the growing trend of organic farming and homesteading …

Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and other Woodland Medicinals

Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and other Woodland Medicinals

2nd Edition

Not all saleable crops are dependent on access to greenhouses or sun-drenched, arable land. Shade-loving medicinal herbs can be successfully cultivated in a forest garden for personal use or as small-scale cash crops. Growing and Marketing Ginseng, …

The Market Gardener

The Market Gardener

A Successful Grower's Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming

Les Jardins de la Grelinette is a micro-farm located in Eastern Quebec, just north of the American border. Growing on just 1.5 acres, owners Jean-Martin and Maude-Helene feed more than 200 families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market …