In Illinois Getting Started Garden Guide, born-and-bred Midwestern gardener Shawna Coronado showcases more than 150 plant species destined for success throughout all of Illinois –from flowers and shrubs, such as the blazing star and the beautiful early-spring-flowering witchhazel, to trees and vines, such as the ginkgo and the exquisite clematis. Each entry features full-color photography, plant-name pronunciation, helpful icons denoting sun/shade requirements and plant qualities, instructions for how to bring the plant from transplant to maturity, and even recommendations for what you should plant nearby.
With more than 100 quick and tempting vegan and gluten-free recipes (from Tomatillo and Yellow Plum Salsa to Polenta Pizza and even Cocoa Brownies), Clean Start provides inspiration to eat clean for health, pleasure and the environment.
The Edible Ecosystem Solution is a comprehensive, practical guidebook that looks at underutilized spaces to reveal the many opportunities for landscape transformation that are both far-reaching and immediately beneficial and enjoyable.
With over 50 articles packed into the 176 pages, you’ll never run out of new projects and ideas! Whether it’s learning how to prepare your garden for different weather patterns, constructing a secure storm shelter on your land, or making your own yogurt at home, you can find it all and more in this issue!
Opening your barn doors to the people is much more than sharing holiday hayrides, farm tours, and bottle-feeding lambs with friends. It is also a means of reconnecting people with their food and diversifying your farm income.
Packed with decades of sustainable tourism experiences, Agritourism: A Manual for Diversifying Your Farm Income is an experience-based guide to connecting with the public and developing multiple, sustainable income streams on your farm. Chock-full of case studies, Q&A's, pros and cons, solutions, priorities, and actionable items from agritourism farms that succeeded and failed.
In a groundbreaking debut, farmer and social scientist Chris Smaje argues that organizing society around small-scale farming offers the soundest, sanest and most reasonable response to climate change and other crises of civilization—and will yield humanity’s best chance at survival.
Drawing on a vast range of sources from across a multitude of disciplines, A Small Farm Future analyzes the complex forces that make societal change inevitable; explains how low-carbon, locally self-reliant agrarian communities can empower us to successfully confront these changes head on; and explores the pathways for delivering this vision politically.
Spices do more than just flavor food! This introductory illustrated guide shows how spices can maintain optimal health and treat common ailments, and offers healing recipes. Easy to follow, approachable, and authoritative, this is the essential reference to using spices for maximum health and wellness. It’s packed with practical information, including the benefits of spices, their history as natural remedies, creating spice blends, safety tips, common uses, and delivery systems. An A-Z guide of 40 spices identifies their preventative and curative potential, and each examination of 40 conditions features one or two spice-filled recipes to help you heal.
Comfort food is about warmth, caring, and hospitality. It’s about gathering around the table for a shared meal. In The Cozy Table, chef-turned-blogger Dana DeVolk scales down classic recipes to save time and money without sacrificing flavor.
Traditional and updated dishes include:
• Slow Cooker French Dip
• Shepherd’s Pie
• Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
• Marble Cheesecake Cupcakes
DeVolk makes cooking for two even easier by utilizing recipe elements across multiple dishes?prepare pesto once and you can use it throughout the week for Cheesy Pesto Pull-Apart Rolls, Caprese Thin-Crust Pizza, and Parmesan Pesto Risotto. These and other helpful tips will prepare even novice cooks to experiment with nourishing, nurturing dishes any night of the week.
Includes 100 color photographs!
From vegetables and fruits to eggs, cheese, and nuts, Leda Meredith unlocks the secrets to pickling everything.
Pickling is more than a form of food preservation. It is also a way of turning mild-flavored vegetables and fruits into crunchy, tangy side dishes and intensely flavored condiments. In Pickling Everything, food preservation expert Leda Meredith covers the ins and outs of home pickling, explaining the differences between lacto-fermented probiotic pickles and vinegar-based pickling and how to pickle and can safely. In addition to favorites like cucumbers, green beans, and beets, she includes recipes for nuts, legumes, eggs, and meats, encouraging readers to try something new.
In the year 2000, Richo wrote the book Making Plant Medicine that told the story of his little family living in the coast mountains of Oregon. That book helped people learn how to access the healing power of herbs that could readily be grown in the home garden. The Medicinal Herb Grower continues this story, as it follows the family’s move to Southern Oregon where they engaged the growing of larger and more diverse gardens and fields of medicinal herbs. It is about how to make a place for these healing herbs to grow and draws from Richo’s over 25 years of experience.
The book starts with Principles of Natural Gardening Techniques, covering: observation in nature, planting with the seasons, creating plant habitat, the benefits of diversity, and rules of (green) thumb. The book then covers Practices of Natural Gardening Techniques, practical “how-to’s”, covering: preparing the ground, making diverse composts and potting soils, planting seeds and cuttings, caring for plants, and harvest and processing of medicinal herbs and seeds.
The book is full of amusing anecdotes and is delightfully illustrated by Sena Cech. This book has a great deal of information in it for the startup medicinal herb grower and also for the advanced farmer of medicinal herbs.
It will help engender success in growing common weeds and rare and unusual plants. It will help you if you are growing tulsi in a pot in New Jersey and if you are trying to grow 100 acres of Skullcap on a farm in Costa Rica. The book will inspire confidence in those that have a timorous relationship to seed planting, and will improve the technique of those whose sweat hits the earth and sprouts flowers.
In their new book The Self-Sufficient Backyard: For the Independent Homesteaders they share the homesteading and self-sufficiency knowledge they’ve acquired over 40 years for the first time.
This is simply a must-have for anyone interested in going off-the grid or just saving and making some money on their own property. And it all adds up! Ron and Johanna don’t have a big pension to fall back on but they still manage to make a more than decent living just with what their tiny ¼ acre homestead produces.
Author Robert Pavlis is back with another 110 horticultural urban legends in Garden Myths Book 2! Turning wisdom on its head, Pavlis dives deep into traditional garden advice and debunks the myths and misconceptions that abound. He asks critical questions and uses science-based information to understand plants and their environment.
Third in a three-volume series showcasing the vintage photography of J.C. Allen , this book features photos of what people did when they weren’t working in the fields, barns or farmyards in the 1920s-1940s. More than 120 photographs of rural families in their kitchens, parlors and dining rooms. Photos of going to town and spending time at the library, grocery or general stores, school and doctor's office, transporting the reader to another time when life moved slower and family and community was important.
More than 120 photographs by famed photographer J.C. Allen of farm work performed in dairy, poultry and hog barns as well as the wide variety of tasks performed in the barnyard including ensilaging, stock feeding and watering, haymow loading, threshing, corn grinding, butchering, collecting eggs, root cellaring and much more.
More than 100 photographs by famed photographer J.C. Allen of field work including planting, tilling, harvesting and more. Includes shots of threshing, corn shelling, milling, haystacking. Horses, mules, oxen, vintage tractors, and stream engines provide the power back when rural life was the norm.