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        181.

        MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO LIVING ON LESS, 5TH EDITION

        Mother Earth News
        Paperback

        Price: $6.99

        Save money this year with hundreds of self-reliance tips found in the 5th edition of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Living on Less. It's filled with expert advice, tips and instructions for a sustaina…

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        Save money this year with hundreds of self-reliance tips found in the 5th edition of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Living on Less. It's filled with expert advice, tips and instructions for a sustainable life. From saving money on groceries to easy projects for instant energy savings, the ideas in this guide let you enjoy the luxury of living on less.

        Read 65 self-reliant tips that cover every facet of your life. Learn how to grow $700 worth of food within only 100 square feet. Discover how to raise chickens for meat. Spend less and grow better crops by saving seeds. Compare the pros and cons of your green heating choices and find which choice is best for you and your home.

        Other articles includes:

        • Cut Costs, Not Quality: How to Afford Better Food - The path to super-nutritious food at affordable prices offers many entry points. We pilot you through the diverse options in this guide to shopping smart and eating well.
        • Grow More Food in Less Space (With the Least Work!) - Blending the best principles of biointensive and square-foot gardening yields a customized, highly productive growing system.
        • Simple Tips for Better Garden Soil - Instead of thinking of your soil as an input-output system, treat it as a living food web that you feed and protect.
        • Grow a Healing Garden - Plant medicinal herbs to find good health just outside your door.
        • Cozy, Affordable and Inspiring Tiny Homes - Start small, and you can enjoy mortgage-free living in a hand-built home.

        182.

        HOW TO GROW PERENNIAL VEGETABLES

        Martin Crawford
        Paperback

        Price: $22.95

        Perennial vegetables are a joy to grow and require a lot less time and effort than annuals. In this book Martin Crawford gives comprehensive advice on all types of perennial vegetables (edible plants …

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        Perennial vegetables are a joy to grow and require a lot less time and effort than annuals. In this book Martin Crawford gives comprehensive advice on all types of perennial vegetables (edible plants that live longer than three years), including coppiced trees, aquatic plants and edible woodland species. Among the many advantages to growing perennial vegetables:

        • They need less tillage than conventionally grown vegetables, so the soil structure is not disturbed in their cultivation and carbon is retained in the soil.
        • They extend the harvesting season, especially in early spring.
        • They are often of more value to beneficial insects than are annual vegetables.
        • Many perennial vegetables contain higher levels of mineral nutrients than annuals.

        183.

        EDIBLE PERENNIAL GARDENING

        Anni Kelsey
        Paperback

        Price: $22.95

        Do you dream of a low-maintenance perennial garden that is full to the brim of perennial vegetables that you don't have to keep replanting, but have only a small space? Do you want a garden that doesn…

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        Do you dream of a low-maintenance perennial garden that is full to the brim of perennial vegetables that you don't have to keep replanting, but have only a small space? Do you want a garden that doesn't take much of your time and that needs little attention to control the pests and diseases that eat your crops? Do you want to grow unusual vegetable varieties? You can have all of this with Edible Perennial Gardening. Anni Kelsey has meticulously researched the little-known subject of edible perennials and selected her favorite, tasty varieties. She explains how to source and propagate different vegetables, which plants work well together in polycultures, and what you can plant in small, shady or semishady beds, as well as in sunny areas. Her book includes:

        • Getting started and basic principles
        • Permaculture, forest gardening and natural farming
        • Growing in polycultures
        • How to chose suitable leafy greens, alliums, roots, tubers and herbs
        • Site selection and preparation
        • Building fertility
        • Low-maintenance management strategies

        If you long for a forest garden but simply don't have the space for tree crops, or want to grow a low-maintenance edible polyculture, this book will explain everything you need to know to get started on a new gardening adventure that will provide you with beauty and food for your household and save you money.

        184.

        THE ORGANIC BOOK OF COMPOST

        Pauline Pears
        Paperback

        Price: $19.99

        Easy, organic composting is now at your fingertips! Whether you have a full-size garden or a balcony in the city, you can recycle your household waste in an environmentally efficient manner. This book…

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        Easy, organic composting is now at your fingertips! Whether you have a full-size garden or a balcony in the city, you can recycle your household waste in an environmentally efficient manner. This book covers everything from wormeries to community composting, and is packed with troubleshooting advice. Learn the sustainable, low-cost way to producing rich, fertile soil in your own backyard.

        185.

        ORGANIC MUSHROOM FARMING AND MYCOREMEDIATION

        Tradd Cotter
        Paperback

        Price: $39.95

        What would it take to grow mushrooms in space? How can mushroom cultivation help us manage, or at least make use of, invasive species such as kudzu and water hyacinth and thereby reduce dependence on …

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        What would it take to grow mushrooms in space? How can mushroom cultivation help us manage, or at least make use of, invasive species such as kudzu and water hyacinth and thereby reduce dependence on herbicides? Is it possible to develop a low-cost and easy-to-implement mushroom-growing kit that would provide high-quality edible protein and bioremediation in the wake of a natural disaster? How can we advance our understanding of morel cultivation so that growers stand a better chance of success?

        For more than 20 years, mycologist Tradd Cotter has been pondering these questions and conducting trials in search of the answers. In Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation, Cotter offers readers an in-depth exploration of best organic mushroom cultivation practices, shares the results of his groundbreaking research, and offers creative ways to apply cultivation skills … whether the goal is to help a community clean up industrial pollution or simply to settle down at the end of the day with a cold Reishi-infused homebrew ale.

        The book guides readers through both indoor and outdoor cultivation. Covered skills include:

        • Integrating wood-chip beds spawned with king stropharia into your garden
        • Building a “trenched raft” of hardwood logs plugged with shiitake spawn
        • Producing oysters indoors on spent coffee grounds in a 4-by-4 space or on pasteurized sawdust in vertical plastic columns

        For those who aspire to the self-sufficiency gained by generating and expanding spawn rather than purchasing it, Cotter covers lab techniques, including low-cost alternatives that make use of existing infrastructure and materials.

        Cotter also provides readers with insight into his groundbreaking research cultivating morels both indoors and out, “training” mycelium to respond to specific contaminants, and perpetuating spawn on cardboard without the use of electricity. Readers will discover information on making tinctures, powders and mushroom-infused honey; making an antibacterial mushroom cutting board; and growing mushrooms on your old denim jeans.

        “This book is much more than a cultivation guide. It is about healing the people and the planet, one mushroom and one cultivator at a time, reversing destructive cycles into creative forces,” writes Cotter in the introduction. “If we think with an opportunistic yet minimalistic approach, much like a mushroom, taking what it needs to survive and then returning resources to its ecosystem so they can be used by others, the future looks like somewhere I want to be.”

        186.

        MOTHER EARTH NEWS HOW TO GROW AND PRESERVE YOUR OWN FOOD


        Paperback

        Price: $6.99

        Not only are there great articles on growing a successful garden in the MOTHER EARTH NEWS How to Grow and Preserve Your Own Food guide, you’ll also read how to make those delicious fruits and vegetabl…

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        Not only are there great articles on growing a successful garden in the MOTHER EARTH NEWS How to Grow and Preserve Your Own Food guide, you’ll also read how to make those delicious fruits and vegetables last throughout the year. Filled with helpful tips, step-by-step instructions, beautiful photographs and more, this guide contains hundreds of great ways to achieve food security for you and your family.

        Learn how to grow a great fall garden with broccoli, carrots, spinach and more. Follow the simple instructions on an easy-to-make mini-greenhouse to help you stretch your growing season. Save money and enjoy delicious, homemade foods all winter with food preservation instructions. Read how to master the art of fermentation to make your own cheese, sauerkraut, beer, bread and more. Discover how to keep backyard chickens and bees for the best homegrown eggs and fresh, enjoyable honey.

        The guide also includes:

        • Top Gardening Challenges and How to Overcome Them: From rogue rabbits and 4-inch-long grasshoppers to clay soil and summer drought, a variety of problems can vex us in our gardens. Veteran organic growers detail how they cope.
        • Instant, No-Dig Garden Beds: Create or expand your food garden with this simple, time-saving technique.
        • Pick for Peak Flavor: Knowing when to harvest each crop will guarantee the freshest, most flavorful and nutritious produce from your garden.
        • Freezing Fruits and Vegetables From Your Garden: Round out your food preservation regimen! Use these great freezing tips to turn your garden harvests into delicious, off-season meals.
        • Sweet Cider Roundup: Make your own cider using this advice, which includes instructions for converting a washing machine into an extra-large juicer.

        187.

        THE GREENHOUSE GARDENER'S MANUAL

        Roger Marshall
        Paperback

        Price: $24.95

        Imagine biting into a fresh, juicy tomato straight from the vine in the middle of winter. Or growing a huge collection of succulents and cacti in even the coldest parts of the world. Or relaxing, mid-…

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        Imagine biting into a fresh, juicy tomato straight from the vine in the middle of winter. Or growing a huge collection of succulents and cacti in even the coldest parts of the world. Or relaxing, mid-snowstorm, in a warm room packed with colorful and fragrant flowers, such as orchids, fuchsias and paperwhites. These are just a few of the benefits a home greenhouse can offer.

        In The Greenhouse Gardener’s Manual, Roger Marshall provides you with every tool and technique you need to successfully grow edibles and ornamentals in a well-maintained greenhouse. You will learn how to choose the right greenhouse, how to create a healthy greenhouse environment, how to start seeds and propagate, and how to maintain your greenhouse. Marshall also offers plant profiles with complete growing information for hundreds of edible and ornamental plants.

        Greenhouses offer gardeners a way to extend their growing season, a chance to increase their plant palette beyond the limits of their region, and a place of refuge. And with The Greenhouse Gardener’s Manual in hand, you can finally do it all with confidence!

        188.

        THE EASY FRUIT GARDEN

        Clare Matthews
        Paperback

        Price: $24.99

        If you want a flourishing, productive fruit garden, but don’t have the time or knowledge, look no further! With the simple shortcuts in this book, along with its unique, low-maintenance strategies and…

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        If you want a flourishing, productive fruit garden, but don’t have the time or knowledge, look no further! With the simple shortcuts in this book, along with its unique, low-maintenance strategies and practical instructions, cultivating a thriving fruit garden has never been easier.

        189.

        THE COMPANION PLANTING FOR THE KITCHEN GARDENER

        Allison Greer
        Paperback

        Price: $14.95

        Companion planting techniques have been used for centuries to facilitate better, more nutritious, and more abundant crops. Did you know that beets will grow better if surrounded by mint or garlic, but…

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        Companion planting techniques have been used for centuries to facilitate better, more nutritious, and more abundant crops. Did you know that beets will grow better if surrounded by mint or garlic, but tomatoes should not be planted near cabbage? Flax helps protect some root vegetables from pests, and tomatoes will thrive when planted near carrots (though the carrots may wind up stunted). Your celery will be happier if it’s far away from corn, but broccoli and dill make a terrific garden pair. It’s a lot to think about, but there’s no reason to feel overwhelmed. With Companion Planting for the Kitchen Gardener, you’ll have all the information you need in clear, concise terms and with charts and garden plans you can copy or modify to suit your family’s needs.

        Starting with the basics of organic gardening, such as how to prepare quality soil and the importance of cover crops and organic fertilizer, authors Allison and Tim Greer explain the principles of companion planting, how plants interact, and how you can use that information to your garden’s benefit. There is an entire chapter devoted to each of the 15 most popular vegetables, with charts, diagrams, and descriptions of each … a treasure for gardeners with busy lives who want an easy reference guide for planning their ideal kitchen garden. Full of gorgeous, full-color photographs and easy-to-follow diagrams, this is a beautiful, useful guide for the home organic gardener.

        190.

        INDOOR KITCHEN GARDENING

        Elizabeth Millard
        Paperback

        Price: $22.99

        Imagine serving a home-cooked meal highlighted with beet, arugula and broccoli microgreens grown right in your kitchen, accompanied by sautéed winecap mushrooms grown in a box of sawdust in your basem…

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        Imagine serving a home-cooked meal highlighted with beet, arugula and broccoli microgreens grown right in your kitchen, accompanied by sautéed winecap mushrooms grown in a box of sawdust in your basement. If you have never tasted microgreens, all you really need to do is envision all the flavor of an entire vegetable plant concentrated into a single tantalizing seedling. If you respond to the notion of nourishing your guests with amazing, fresh, organic produce that you've grown in your own house, condo, apartment, basement or sunny downtown office, then you'll love exploring the expansive new world of growing and eating that can be discovered with the help of Indoor Kitchen Gardening. Inside, author and Bossy Acres CSA co-owner Elizabeth Millard teaches you how to grow microgreens, sprouts, herbs, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, and more … all inside your own home, where you won't have to worry about seasonal changes or weather conditions. Filled with mouthwatering photography and more than 200 pages of Do-It-Yourself in-home gardening information and projects, Indoor Kitchen Gardening is your gateway to this exciting new growing method … not just for garnishes or relishes, but wholesome, nutritious, organic edibles that will satisfy your appetite as much as your palate.

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