Keyword: gardening

    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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    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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    Heal Local

    Heal Local

    20 Essential Herbs for Do-it-Yourself Home Healthcare

    Most of us understand the value of eating and buying local. Taking back our food, goods, and services from multinational corporations and sourcing them from small growers, producers, artisans, and entrepreneurs benefits our families, our …

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    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, …

    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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