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    EAT UP

    EAT UP

    The Inside Scoop on Rooftop Agriculture

    Soaring prices and concerns about chemical-laden fruits and vegetables increasingly drive us to grow our own healthy food close to home. In cities however, vanishing ground space and contaminated soils spur farmers, activists, and restaurateurs to …

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    Hollyhock

    Hollyhock

    Garden to Table

    by Moreka Jolar & Heidi Scheifley
    foreword by Dr. Andrew Weil

    Hollyhock - renowned the world over as an unparalleled centre of learning and connection - exists to inspire, nourish and support people who are making the world better. At the heart of this unique institution, located on beautiful Cortes Island, is …

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    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 Intelligent Gardener

    The Intelligent Gardener

    Growing Nutrient-Dense Food

    Vegetables, fruits and grains are a major source of vital nutrients, but centuries of intensive agriculture have depleted our soils to historic lows. As a result, the broccoli you consume today may have less than half the vitamins and minerals that …

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    Beautiful Corn

    Beautiful Corn

    America's Original Grain from Seed to Plate

    Cultivated from sea level to mountaintop, from parched deserts to sodden rain forests, from the rocky GaspĂ© Peninsula to the plains of Argentina, corn is the grain of the Americas. In terms of culinary uses, it is amazingly diverse, reflecting the …

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    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 …