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  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO LIVING ON LESS E-BOOK

    Are you looking for simple ideas to save money? The Mother Earth News Guide to Living on Less has dozens of ideas to help you save money on food, housing and energy, while also living a greener life.

    These strategies for living lightly are simple, satisfying and even fun. Here are a few of the articles you’ll find in this special collection:

    • For big energy savings that can also help you save money check out our “8 Easy Projects for Instant Energy Savings.”
    • Ready to start a garden, or make your existing garden bigger?
    • Read “Easy Garden Anyone Can Make” for an easy plan that will have you growing more vegetables in no time.
    Find out how you can enjoy better tasting, more nutritious food and save money by reading “Cut Your Food Bills in Half.”

    You’ll also find articles on food preservation basics, brewing your own beer, raising chickens in your backyard, building a home without a mortgage, and many other ideas for how to save money.

    Get ready, it’s time to start living on less and loving it!

    INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: When you order this e-book* we will provide you with a link for the e-book on the confirmation page. Simply click on the link and save the file to your computer — no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees.

    *E-Books are Eco-friendly! By supporting digital products like this one you help conserve resources and energy that comes with printing standard books. Order your downloadable E-book and start reading today!


    Item: 4183
  • FIGHTING THE INFLUENZA E-BOOK

    It happens every year. It starts innocently enough — a runny nose, some sneezing here and there. Then the sinus congestion and scratchy throat arrive, making breathing and swallowing difficult and uncomfortable. It's cold and flu season again, and you're left bleary-eyed and groggy, suffering through a myriad of ineffective conventional medications.

    Try a different method this year, and learn to beat the bugs and stay healthy through the seasons — naturally! Fighting the Influenza is a comprehensive new E-book comprised of articles taken directly from the Herbs for Health archive that will help you create a winning game plan with herbs that boost your body's defenses and speed up your recovery.

    Herbs have the power to strengthen your body's natural defenses, ease the pain and discomfort of colds and flues and bolster long-term health. Learn to determine the differences between cold and flues, use various herbal and vitamin supplements to benefit your body, choose the right foods when you're feeling under-the-weather, and more with Fighting the Influenza from the publisher of Herbs for Health.

    Note: This is an e-book. Retrieving the e-book requires you to have an account. When checking out in the shopping cart please log in or register. Do not check out as a guest. Once you have placed your order click on “My Account” in the top right of the page, then click on “Downloads”. You should see your e-book on the following screen. Click to open it and save to your computer. If you need further assistance please contact customer service or call 1-800-234-3368.

     

    Item: 3887
  • HOW TO BUILD FENCES E-HANDBOOK

    Next to the wheel and the plow, the fence ranks high as a major landmark in the progress of civilization. Historically, it was such a simple tool and yet it gave man the enormous capability of making boundaries, separations, edges, and limits. For the first time, a man could organize his geography and the things in it. He could keep things in and keep things out. He could contain his livestock, defend himself with barriers, and define his territory.

    This e-handbook concerns itself principally with the practical aspects of fences. Basic indoor planning steps and an equal number of outdoor planning steps are needed to keep you away from mistakes or miscalculations in building a fence. Chapters in this e-handbook include:

    • How to Plan Ahead
    • How to Construct a Legal Fence
    • How to Avoid Fence Post Problems
    • How to Choose the Right Type of Fence
    • How to Select the Right Tools
    • How to Use the Best Construction Technique
    • How to Construct Workable Gates
    • How to Build Safely

    A must-have reference for anyone wanting to build a fence. 35 pages.

    Note: This is an e-book. Retrieving the e-book requires you to have an account. When checking out in the shopping cart please log in or register. Do not check out as a guest. Once you have placed your order click on “My Account” in the top right of the page, then click on “Downloads”. You should see your e-book on the following screen. Click to open it and save to your computer. If you need further assistance please contact customer service or call 1-800-234-3368.

    Item: 3405
  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS PREMIUM: MODERN HOMESTEADING SPRING 2016

    Create your own self-reliant homestead with the help of the Spring 2016 MOTHER EARTH NEWS Premium: Modern Homesteading issue! There are more than 100 pages in this colorful guide filled with MOTHER EARTH NEWS homesteading articles that cover garden beds, livestock, easy recipes, DIY projects, and more.

    Item: 7886

    Format: Paperback

  • HOMESTEAD PLANNING WITH THE PLOUGHSHARE INSTITUTE; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Note: A separate pass is required for this workshop. This workshop can only be accessed by weekend or preferred seating passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance weekend pass or preferred seating pass to the North Carolina FAIR. Passes will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event. Please save your order confirmation.

    MOTHER EARTH NEWS has partnered with The Ploughshare Institute for this intensive workshop on homestead design and planning. Join Butch Tindell from 9:30 - 12:30 on Saturday, April 28 to start your homesteading journey on the right foot!

    Proper design and planning are essential for a successful homestead. A well thought out design and plan for implementation will save time and money as well as limit frustration and possibly failure. Unfortunately, many folks launch out on the homesteading journey without a road map and later find themselves lost.

    This workshop will empower you to begin the design and planning process, providing you with a clear road map that will help you reach your destination of a successful homestead. The Ploughshare Institute instructor Butch Tindell will also “cut through the weeds” of the almost innumerable options and information, books and internet data to help you find the best and most helpful resources. Finally, to inspire and encourage, Butch will illustrate examples of vibrant, thriving homesteads.

    Topics include

    • Why Homestead?
    • The Necessity of a Dream—It all begins with a dream
    • Lifestyle Decisions—‘Tis a gift to be simple
    • Developing Eco-literacy or “How to think like a farmer”
    • The Farm Planning Process

    This session is designed to be very personal and interactive, so space is strictly limited. Reservations are available first-come, first-served. Do not miss this one-of-a-kind experience!

    This workshop is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Butch Tindell has over 35 years of experience gardening, farming and ranching, serves as an instructor with The Ploughshare Institute for Sustainable Culture and has extensively researched agriculture issues. He has taught sustainable farming and ranching to hundreds of beginning and experienced farmers and gardeners as well as developed numerous courses and curricula. He has also published several manuals and articles on gardening and farming. In addition, he has worked on farm and ranch projects and project designs ranging in size and scale from small backyard gardens and farms of less than one acre to ranches of over 10,000 acres in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Idaho. He has research and work experience with bio-intensive food production, permaculture and holistic management. He holds a Permaculture Design Certificate from Oregon State University and has studied with leaders in regenerative agriculture such as John Jeavons, Dr. John Navazio, Darren Doherty and Allan Nation.  In addition, he has either started or helped to start several successful small-scale food enterprises that produce and market farm products. Together with his wife, Diane and their children and grandchildren, they raise cattle, sheep and pecans at Aquilla Valley Farm, their small-scale, diversified family farm in central Texas.

    Item: 8810

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • MEN ORGANIC GARDENING COLLECTION

    There’s a lot that goes into gardening. Organize your garden plans while learning new skills with this organic gardening collection!

    Mother Earth News Guide to Organic Gardening, 6th Edition

    It’s never too early to start planning this year’s garden. Where to plant your herbs? Where should your row of cabbage grow? How many tomato plants should you have? The sixth edition of the Guide to Organic Gardening from Mother Earth News is a great reference to help you plan your bountiful garden this year. Starting with soil, fertilizer, seed starting, what plants you should grow, and so much more, this guide is 100 pages of helpful articles to help you grow your best garden yet!

    Mother Earth News Guide to Fall Gardening

    Gardeners are learning that the end of summer doesn’t have to be the end of their gardening season. With the help of the Mother Earth News Guide to Fall Gardening, you can continue your garden well into autumn. With nearly 100 pages of articles, this guide covers how to stash produce for winter, plant the best crops for the season, protect crops with hoops and greenhouse, and more.

    Mother Earth News How to Grow and Preserve Your Own Food, 6th Edition

    Get more from your garden this year! This sixth edition of MOTHER EARTH NEWS How to Grow and Preserve Your Own Food is filled with expertly written articles on growing a successful, bountiful garden and preserving fresh vegetables and fruits. You’ll learn how to eat in sync with the seasons, make easy compost, dry and freeze produce from your garden, and more.

    Mother Earth News Guide to Fresh Food All Year, 4th Edition

    Eat better. Save money. That’s the theme of the fourth edition of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Fresh Food All Year. This 100-page guide shows how to grow, maintain, and harvest your own food all year long. A wide variety of articles (20 in all!) cover everything from growing the best tomatoes to building a mini-greenhouse, from preserving fresh food to making homemade butter.

    Mother Earth News Guide to Growing Your Own Food, 7th Edition

    Perfect for anyone looking for tips and tricks to eat better and save money, the seventh edition of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Growing Your Own Food has advice for growing tomatoes, preserving fresh food, raising chickens for meat, and much more!

    Item: 8726

    Format: Paperback

  • BACK TO BASICS: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO TRADITIONAL SKILLS

    Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast-food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener and more self-sufficient lifestyle.

    Item: 6739

    Author: Abigail R. Gehring

    Format: Hardcover

  • MEN SELF-RELIANCE & HOMESTEADING SET

    Live self-sufficiently with the help of these three premium issues from MOTHER EARTH NEWS! Ditch the store-bought and pre-made life, and live off the land with these guides, each featuring more than 100 pages of content. With this special package, you’ll receive:

    MOTHER EARTH NEWS PREMIUM: MODERN HOMESTEADING SPRING 2015

    Modern Homesteading features more than 25 articles that cover off-grid living, easy food gardens, solar heating plans, preserving food, and much more.

    Read how to start a no-dig, easy-care bag garden that produces 25 favorite food crops. Discover how to make a food self-sufficiency plan by estimating how much to grow or buy, and learn how to achieve food security with the help of our handy charts and guidelines. With this guide’s help, keep bees and produce fresh, delicious honey in your own backyard. Make your own herbal medicine by finding ingredients for many basic herbal remedies.

    Other articles include:

    • Easy, No-Knead Crusty Bread: Bake crispy, gorgeous loaves from scratch using this simple technique. All you need are a few ingredients and a blazing-hot Dutch oven for miraculous results.
    • Five DIY, Low-Cost, and Multipurpose Greenhouses: Use recycled materials to create an affordable garden greenhouse so you can enjoy fresh food all year long!
    • Emergency Power Options: With the right generator, you’ll be prepared when storms or blackouts leave you without electricity.
    • Backyard Chicken Basics: They’re less work than house pets and more fun than a tire swing. Plus, they provide delicious, nutritious eggs.
    • How to Make Yogurt, Kefir, and Cheese: Tap the health benefits of rich, tangy fermented milk products.
    MOTHER EARTH NEWS PREMIUM: SELF-RELIANCE AND COUNTRY SKILLS

    This MOTHER EARTH NEWS Premium Issue will help you live off your land and save money! Inside, you’ll find the top tools for a half-acre homestead; learn to pressure can meat; source truly high-quality garden seeds; read how to raise sheep; and more.

    Learn the most important self-reliance skill ever by mastering six habits to getting the right work done, the right way. Read the best staple crops for building food self-sufficiency, and fill your pantry and boost your food security by growing 10 space-efficient, calorie-rich staple crops that return high yields and store easily sans fossil fuels. Discover the benefits of the American Guinea hog; a perfect size for smaller homesteads, this heritage breed is easy to manage and provides choice meat and lard.

    Other articles include:
    • Winter’s Glowing Root Vegetables – Brilliant beets and cold-hardy carrots can help light up your winter meals.
    • How to Make Compost – Choose from the many easy ways to make compost for increased garden productivity.
    • Expert Advice for Greenhouse Growing – Build a greenhouse in your backyard and you’ll be amazed at its many use.
    • Raise Sheep: Low-Maintenance Livestock – Requiring less space and capital than cattle, sheep can provide homegrown, pastured meat with terrific flavor and a powerful nutrient profile. Many sheep breeds can also help turn rocky, dry hillsides into productive pasture.
    • 5 Delicious Wild Greens – Give up the war on weeds and embrace the fortifying vegetables right outside your door.
    MOTHER EARTH NEWS PREMIUM: SELF-SUFFICIENT LIVING

    Become more reliant on yourself and your land with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Premium Issue: Self-Sufficient Living. Learn how to hatch your own flock of chickens, grow food in less space, find your perfect country property, and get your own no-mortgage natural cottage. Get the best tips for keeping livestock, harnessing natural energy from a DIY wind generator, and making your own medicine. Save money and live healthily with all the best tips for living self-reliantly. Feel the true sense of accomplishment with the help of all the tips from Self-Sufficient Living.

    Other articles include:
    • Care and Cultivation of Permanent Garden Beds – Provide a secure habitat for the dynamic soil food web that sustains your crops by establishing permanent garden bed and paths.
    • Grow Your Own Shiitake Mushrooms – Take these steps to fruit your own fungi for money, food, and fun.
    • How to Make Your Own Moccasins – Take your tanned animal skins one step further by turning the leather into comfortable, durable footwear.
    • Start a Work-from-Home Business – Our readers get down to business, offering advice on how to be your own boss.
    • Homestead Helpers: Sheep, Cattle, Pigs, and Poultry – Livestock aren’t just useful for meat and eggs. They can mow lawns, work garden soil, dig stumps, and more!

    Item: 8556

    Format: Paperback

  • FIVE-PLANT GARDENS

    In Five-Plant Gardens, Nancy Ondra eliminates the guesswork and the stress, offering 52 garden plans that each use only five plants! These plans are simple, inexpensive and are sure to look beautiful all season long.

    Item: 7192

    Author: Nancy Ondra

    Format: Paperback

  • TRELLISES, PLANTERS & RAISED BEDS

    It includes 50 complete plans for trellises, raised beds, planters, window boxes, and just about any imaginable project you can make to train and display plants in your garden and around your home. Featured projects are created using a host of easily found materials, including wood, metal, hypertufa, upcycled barrels, clay pots, sticks, latticework, copper tubing, re-rod, wire, landscape timbers, retaining wall block and natural stone.

    Item: 7069

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS VEGETABLE GARDEN PLANNER GIFT CARD

    This new revolutionary, one-year subscription software makes vegetable gardening so much easier. The planner helps you do everything from plant placement to pest prevention to plant varieties to planting schedule.

    Item: 4882

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • CONTAINER THEME GARDENS

    Enjoy beautiful container plantings with no stress or fuss. Container Theme Gardens offers 42 plans for container arrangements, each using just five specific plants that you can find at your local garden center.

    Item: 7848

    Author: NANCY J. ONDRA

    Format: Paperback

  • SOLAR ROOFTOP DIY

    Solar energy is clean, efficient, sustainable … and expensive. Or is it? Technology is quickly becoming attainable for the middle class. Rather than leasing panels from one of those home solar startups (and letting them reap the financial benefits), why not join the thousands who are doing it themselves? With energy costs only set to increase in the future, now is the time to make the switch to solar and start selling power back to the grid.

    Item: 8082

    Author: Mike Sullivan

    Format: Paperback

  • BUILD YOUR OWN GARAGE MANUAL (5th EDITION)

    Build the garage of your dreams by doing all or part of the work yourself. Planning and constructing a handsome new garage may seem like a daunting task, but you can make it a reality by following the instructions in this essential do-it-yourself guide. All of the techniques and tips you’ll need are inside, there are 175 terrific plans.

    Item: 8835

    Author: Creative Homeowner

    Format: Paperback

  • RAINWATER HARVESTING FOR DRYLANDS AND BEYOND VOLUME 1

    Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1, 2nd Edition: Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape is the first book in a three-volume guide that teaches you how to conceptualize, design, and implement sustainable water-harvesting systems for your home, landscape, and community. This revised and expanded second edition increases potential for on-site harvests with more integrated tools and strategies for solar design, a primer on your water/energy/carbon connections, descriptions of water/erosion flow patterns and their water-harvesting response, and updated illustrations to show you how to do it all. The stories of people who are successfully welcoming rain into their life and landscape will inspire you to do the same!

    Item: 8008

    Author: Brad Lancaster

    Format: Paperback

  • THE RELAXATION & STRESS REDUCTION WORKBOOK

    The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook broke new ground when it was first published in 1980, detailing easy, step-by-step techniques for calming the body and mind in an increasingly overstimulated world. Now in its sixth edition, this workbook, highly regarded by therapists and their clients, remains the go-to source for stress reduction strategies that can be incorporated into even the busiest lives.

    Item: 7018

    Author: Davis, Eshelman, McKay

    Format: Paperback

  • DUDE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

    You want to do something for the planet, but what? Change a light bulb, install a low-flow faucet, eat organic? How about ride 4,700 miles across America on a bamboo bicycle, using only water from natural sources, avoiding fossil fuels almost completely, supplying your few electrical needs with solar power, and creating nearly zero waste?

    Item: 8763

    Author: ROB GREENFIELD

    Format: Paperback

  • PERENNIAL VEGETABLES

    In Perennial Vegetables the adventurous gardener will find information, tips, and sound advice on less common edibles that will make any garden a perpetual, low-maintenance source of food.

    Item: 5866

    Author: Eric Toensmeier

    Format: Paperback

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