Prefabulous Small Houses

Prefab home construction has arrived. The benefits of buildings a prefab home (they are better built,  use resources more efficiently, and are healthier to live in) apply just as well to vacation homes as they do to primary residences. Prefabulous Small Houses explores the beauty, variety, design, and environmentally positive benefits of prefab construction through […]

Miraculous Abundance: One Quarter Acre, Two French Farmers, and Enough Food to Feed the World

The Bec Hellouin model for growing food, sequestering carbon, creating jobs, and increasing biodiversity without using fossil fuels When Charles and Perrine Hervé-Gruyer set out to create their farm in an historic Normandy village, they had no idea just how much their lives would change. Neither one had ever farmed before. Charles had been circumnavigating […]

Growing Great Garlic: The Definitive Guide for Organic Gardeners and Small Farmers

Ron L. Engeland has made his living as an organic garlic grower in Washington State for nearly two decades. He has cultivated more than 450 strains from all over the world. If you want to grow incredible garlic for yourself, he’s the man to listen to. $ 9.96

Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat

There’s food growing everywhere! You’ll be amazed by how many of the plants you see each day are actually nutritious edibles. Ideal for first-time foragers, this book features 70 edible weeds, flowers, mushrooms, and ornamental plants typically found in urban and suburban neighborhoods. Full-color photographs make identification easy, while tips on common plant locations, pesticides, […]

2015 International Energy Conservation Code

For the most current information on energy conservation code requirements, refer to the 2015 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE. This highly beneficial resource fosters energy conservation through efficiency in envelope design, mechanical systems, lighting systems, and through the use of new materials and techniques. In the residential provisions, the inclusion of the Energy Rating Index Compliance […]

Store This, Not That!: The Quick and Easy Food Storage Guide

“You’ve heard it countless times. Get your food storage. But if you’re just starting out, there’s a problem with that advice…. WHERE DO YOU START? Ever wish you could get the Cliff notes for food storage? You know, just go straight to what works, and forget everything else? Well here’s your chance! We’ll help you […]

Happy Hens and Fresh Eggs: Keeping Chickens in the Kitchen Garden, with 100 Recipes

* Winner of the Best Single Subject Book in Canada (English) at the 2016 Gourmand Cookbook Awards! *Today’s renaissance of the backyard flock is driven by a growing desire for healthy organic ingredients, food security and animal welfare?and while hunger might be ?the best sauce,” a dash of self-sufficiency is remarkably satisfying too. As communities […]

The Rocket Mass Heater Builder’s Guide: Complete Step-by-Step Construction, Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Heating with wood is often considered a natural and economical alternative to electricity or fossil fuels. However, even with a fairly new and efficient woodstove, many cords of wood are required for burning over the course of a single winter, and incomplete combustion can contribute to poor air quality. A rocket mass heater is an […]

Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World

From farmer Joel Salatin’s point of view, life in the 21st century just ain’t normal. In FOLKS, THIS AIN’T NORMAL, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love. Salatin has many thoughts on what normal is and shares […]

Mother Earth News Almanac: A Guide Through the Seasons

Mother Earth News Almanac is back–refreshed and ready for the next generation of self-sufficient makers and DIYers.Mother Earth News Almanac: A Guide Through the Seasons returns! The 1970s classic has been out of print for years. Now, updated for today’s readers and back in print, its information is as useful as ever. It contains instructions […]

Homestead Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Our Hearth to Yours

The first cookbook from homesteaders and stars of Discovery’s Alaska: The Last Frontier Eve and Eivin Kilcher features appealing recipes for anyone looking to live more sustainably, healthfully, and independently, regardless of where and what they call home.  Eve and Eivin Kilcher, stars of the hit Discovery show Alaska: The Last Frontier, are experts in sustainable living. Homesteaders […]

The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities

A pioneering urban farmer and MacArthur Genius Award-Winner points the way to building a new food system that can feed- and heal- communities. The son of a sharecropper, Will Allen had no intention of ever becoming a farmer himself. But after years in professional basketball and as an executive for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Procter […]

Trowel and Error: Over 700 Organic Remedies, Shortcuts, and Tips for the Gardener

Ever since she was old enough to help her grandmother in the garden, Sharon Lovejoy has spent her life working with plants–and along the way, through “trowel and error,” she’s accumulated hundreds and hundreds of remedies, tips, short-cuts, and cure-alls. Now Ms. Lovejoy–author of Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots and the award-winning Sunflower Houses–does for […]

Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight: The Six-Week Total-Life Slim Down

A recent study showed that people with cluttered homes were 77 percent more likely to be overweight or obese. Why? Organizational pro Peter Walsh thinks it’s because you can’t make your healthiest choices in a disorganized environment. In Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight, Walsh arms you with a simple 6-week plan to clear your […]

Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening: A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Healthy Garden

When the inspiration hits to start an organic garden, many novices could benefit from a guidebook that speaks directly to their enthusiasm, their goals, and, of course, their need for solid information that speaks a newbie’s language?from the most trusted source for organic gardening methods.In Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening by Deborah L. Martin, general garden-building […]

The Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency Used by the Mormon Pioneers

Many people dream of becoming self-reliant during these times of fluctuating prices and uncertain job security. Using truly simple techniques, you can cultivate the pioneer’s independence to provide safety against lost wages, harsh weather, economic recession, and commercial contamination and shortages. Strengthen your family’s self-reliance as you discover anew the joy of homegrown food, thrift, […]

Gardening for Butterflies: How You Can Attract and Protect Beautiful, Beneficial Insects

Welcome the world’s most exquisite visitors to your garden!  Gardening for Butterflies, by the experts at the Xerces Society, introduces you to a variety of colorful garden guests who need our help, and shows you how to design a habitat where they will thrive. This optimistic call to arms is packed with everything you need […]

101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home: A Nerdy Farm Wife’s All-Natural DIY Projects Using Commonly Found Herbs, Flowers & Other Plants

Go Green in Every Part of Your Life with These Easy, All-Natural Herbal ProductsKick toxic, synthetic skin care products and cleaners out the door and bring the healing joy of nature into your life with the simple, versatile projects in 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home. In this incredible resource, Jan […]

Teaming with Nutrients: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition

Just as he demystified the soil food web in his ground-breaking book Teaming with Microbes, in this new work Jeff Lowenfels explains the basics of plant nutrition from an organic gardener’s perspective. Where Teaming with Microbes used adeptly used microbiology; Teaming with Nutrients employs cellular biology. Most gardeners realize that plants need to be fed […]

Craft Distilling: Making Liquor Legally at Home

Many people have experienced great success making their own beer or wine at home.  In recent years a number of hobbyists have become interested in making distilled spirits.   However, distilled spirits are more complicated to produce, and the process presents unique safety issues. In addition, alcohol distillation without a license is illegal in most countries, […]