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101.

A MAN MADE OF ELK

David Petersen
Paperback

Price: $11.06

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David Petersen lives and breathes elk and their rugged backcountry. He walks their walk, talks their talk, and relates to them so completely he'd say elk helped make him the man he is today. Stalk the trails, experience the passion, the drive and the life-changing lessons as they unfold. Learn what it means to be A Man Made of Elk.

  • Hunting stories, advice and campfire philosophy
  • 32 chapters, 231 pages
  • 40 years of hunting experience

102.

COUNTRY SKILLS

Alison Candlin
Hardcover

Price: $15.48

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Country Skills is the complete, practical guide to living off the land. Author Alison Candlin offers easy-to-follow…

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Country Skills is the complete, practical guide to living off the land. Author Alison Candlin offers easy-to-follow advice about planning, establishing, and maintaining a small-acre farm, an allotment, or a backyard garden. She also includes essential tips on selecting, housing, and looking after chickens, goats, pigs, bees, and other animals, as well as expert advice on collecting and recycling water, composting your left-over scraps, and generating energy for your own home—saving you lots of money and reducing your carbon footprint.

Throughout are step-by-step instructions and more than 350 photographs and illustrations to guide readers on planting, growing, harvesting, preserving, and storing vegetables and fruit of all kinds, in all seasons, in all parts of the country. Candlin also discusses building and using greenhouses, rotating crops to replenish soil nutrients, and installing proper drainage around your garden. Complete with a directory of common pests and diseases that could plague your homegrown produce, as well as useful information on how to harvest wild food, this book is the essential manual on living a self-sufficient, greener, and healthier lifestyle.

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ORGANIC NO-TILL FARMING

Jeff Moyer
Paperback

Price: $28.00

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Organic No-Till Farming offers a map to an organic farming system that limits tillage, reduces labor, and improves …

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Organic No-Till Farming offers a map to an organic farming system that limits tillage, reduces labor, and improves soil structure. Based on the latest research by pioneering agriculturists, this book offers new technologies and tools based on sound biological principles, making it possible to reduce and even eliminate tillage. Field-tested over many seasons, these methods make cover crops into a source of fertility as well as a tool for weed management. As traditional tillage turns into rotational tillage, natural soil biology is maximized and synthetic inputs are minimized. For organic farmers who want to refine their practices and conventional farmers interested in new ideas, Organic No-Till Farming is indispensable.

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A CHICKEN IN EVERY YARD

Robert Litt & Hannah Litt
Hardcover

Price: $10.99

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Robert and Hannah Litt have dispensed advice to hundreds of urban and suburban chicken-keepers from behind their pe…

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Robert and Hannah Litt have dispensed advice to hundreds of urban and suburban chicken-keepers from behind their perch at Portland’s Urban Farm Store, and now they’re ready to help you go local and sustainable with your own backyard birds. In this handy guide to breeds, feed, coops, and care, the Litts take you under their experienced wings and share the secrets to:

  • Picking the breeds that are right for you
  • Building a sturdy coop in one weekend for $100
  • Raising happy and hearty chicks
  • Feeding your flock for optimal health and egg nutrition
  • Preventing and treating common chicken diseases
  • Planning ahead for family, neighborhood, and legal considerations
  • Whipping up tasty egg recipes from flan to frittata

With everything that first-timers will need to get started—along with expert tips for more seasoned keepers—this colorful, nuts-and-bolts manual proves that keeping chickens is all it’s cracked up to be.

105.

PSILOCYBIN MUSHROOMS OF THE WORLD

Paul Stamets
Paperback

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From the author of Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms comes the only identification guide exclusively devoted to the world's psilocybin-containing mushrooms. Detailed descriptions and color photographs for over 100 species are provided, as well as an exploration of their long-standing (and often religious) use by ancient peoples and their continued significance to modern-day culture. Some of the species included have just been discovered in the past year or two, and still others have never before been photographed in their natural habitats.

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A SHORT HISTORY OF THE HONEY BEE

I McCarty/E.Readicker-Henderso
Hardcover

Price: $10.35

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There are around 16,000 species of bee. Only seven of these are responsible for creating the world's sweetest treat -- honey. Combining Ilona's gorgeous photography and E. Readicker-Henderson's engaging text, A Short History of the Honey Bee follows the journey from flower to hive to honey throughout history.

A Short History of the Honey Bee starts with the story of the honey bee -- why it is named Apis mellifera, how it has evolved from a solitary creature to one that travels in groups, why it stings, and how pollination really works. Readicker-Henderson then moves on to the honey, detailing its history from a wild food foraged for on cliffs to the many varieties available for purchase today. But it is the everyday importance of the bee that remains the central message. Forty percent of the world's food supply -- including apples, tomatoes, and strawberries -- is dependent on pollination by honeybees. Colony collapse, when the worker bees suddenly disappear and leave behind the queen and the hive, is an ecological and agricultural crisis. For this reason alone we need to be more aware of the significance of bees.

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THE PERMACULTURE HANDBOOK

Peter Bane
Paperback

Price: $44.95

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 agai…

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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 ecological design principles to food, housing, and energy systems; making growing fruits, vegetables and livestock easier and more sustainable.

The Permaculture Handbook is a step-by-step, beautifully illustrated guide to creating resilient and prosperous households and neighborhoods, complemented by extensive case studies of three successful farmsteads and market gardens. This comprehensive manual casts garden farming as both an economic opportunity and a strategy for living well with less money. It shows how, by mimicking the intelligence of nature and applying appropriate technologies such as solar and environmental design, permaculture can:

  • Create an abundance of fresh, nourishing local produce
  • Reduce dependence on expensive, polluting fossil fuels
  • Drought-proof our cities and countryside
  • Convert waste into wealth
Permaculture is about working with the earth and with each other to repair the damage of industrial overreach and to enrich the living world that sustains us. The Permaculture Handbook is the definitive, practical North American guide to this revolutionary practice, and is a must-read for anyone concerned about creating food security, resilience and a legacy of abundance rather than depletion.

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TALES FROM THE SUSTAINABLE UNDERGROUND

Stephen Hren
Paperback

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Activists striving for any type of social change often find themselves operating on the fringes of legal and social norms. Many experience difficulties when their innovative ideas run afoul of antiquated laws and regulations that favor a big business, energy- and material-intensive approach. Tales from the Sustainable Underground is packed with the stories of just some of these pioneers – who care more for the planet than the rules – whether they're engaged in natural building, permaculture, community development, or ecologically based art. Ride along and meet courageous and inspiring individuals such as:

  • Solar guru Ed Eaton
  • Radical urban permaculturalists Scott Kellogg and Stacy Pettigrew
  • Artist, eco-architect and intuitive builder Matt Bua.
Equally entertaining and informative, the profiles in this highly original book provide a unique lens through which to view deeper questions about the societal structures that are preventing us from attaining a more sustainableworld. By examining such issues as the nature of property rights and the function of art in society, the author raises profound questions about how our social attitudes and mores have contributed to our current destructive paradigm.

Tales from the Sustainable Underground is a must-read for sustainability activists in any field, or for anyone who wants to learn about more radical forms of sustainability activities in an entertaining way.

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CHICKEN TRACTOR

Pat Foreman
Paperback

Price: $19.95

The definition of a chicken tractor has evolved to mean employing your chickens skill-sets in a variety of different tasks that benefit you, your garden and yard. The chickens peck and scratch the soi…

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The definition of a chicken tractor has evolved to mean employing your chickens skill-sets in a variety of different tasks that benefit you, your garden and yard. The chickens peck and scratch the soil to clean your beds, eat pest bugs and weed seeds, and fertilize the beds with their manure. Best of all, they provide eggs and meat with that old-fashioned flavor and homegrown goodness.

Expanded, updated and even more detailed. Learn how to raise homestead flocks for eggs, meat and money. Loads of photos and diagrams make important information visual and easy to understand.

Process birds in your backyard with exact, step-by-step explanations. Over 50 processing photos and diagrams—to let you do it right, efficiently and humanely each and every time.

This incredibly popular hands-on book is a grass-roots best seller. It has helped thousands of folks have better gardens and has rekindled an interest in the backyard flocks and heritage breeds of poultry. It has literally, changed the lives of millions of chickens all over the world by taking them out of factory farms, and putting in the gardens where they are happier, more productive and healthier.

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PURE BEEF

Lynne Curry
Herbal Supplements

Price: $27.00

Based on the most current research in nutrition and food science, and written for the newly converted and hard-core carnivores alike, Pure Beef will answer readers’ most essential questions: Why eat b…

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Based on the most current research in nutrition and food science, and written for the newly converted and hard-core carnivores alike, Pure Beef will answer readers’ most essential questions: Why eat beef? What kind should I eat? Where can I buy it? How should I cook it?

Americans have a lot to learn about their all-time favorite meat; even devoted beef eaters rarely venture beyond steaks and hamburgers. Because there’s a whole lot more to a cow, Pure Beef will teach readers how to cook every cut, including underappreciated meats from the shoulder, haunch, and belly, not to mention meaty ribs and organ meats. For folks who prefer to stick with steaks and burgers, the new, leaner beef on the market (especially grass-fed) demands a different way of cooking those classic dishes to perfection, and Pure Beef will show home cooks the way.

A balanced approach to beef’s healthfulness, economy, and sustainability lies at the heart of this book. By its very organization, Pure Beef upends the traditional beef hierarchy that promotes 12-ounce portions of big steaks and premium roasts. The background information in Part I will revise health and nutritional information about beef consumption, while the recipes in Part II will revalue the most common beef cuts, starting with ground beef, and adjust serving sizes to match current nutritional recommendations.

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