• ULTIMATE GARDENING CD-ROM

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    IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT THIS PRODUCT: The software on this version of Ultimate Gardening CD-ROM triggers a security breech when updating to version 7 or higher of Java. While an internet connection is not required to access the content on this CD, it does require an internet browser with Java for viewing the files. As a result of the security breech, the files on this CD cannot be viewed once Java has been updated to version 7 or higher.

    The editors of Mother Earth News magazine have assembled some of their most popular organic gardening articles and compiled them in this easy-to-use CD-ROM format, just like their popular Mother Earth News Archive on CD-ROM.

    Selected from 40 years of material, this collection provides 179 practical, insightful articles, including information, tips and advice for:

    • cold frame gardening
    • growing dwarf fruit trees and nut trees
    • biodynamic gardening
    • growing $700 of food in 100 square feet
    • hydroponic greenhouse gardening
    • growing great salads year-round
    • gardening with organic pesticides
    • growing apples for homemade cider
    • indestructible tomato cages
    • starting your own seeds
    • building fertile soil
    • growing colorful bell peppers
    • the best organic ways to eliminate weeds
    • extending your growing season
    • planting an edible forest garden
    • and so much more!
    This simply organized, completely searchable digital resource is packed with Mother Earth News' most useful and unique information on organic gardening to help you grow in the most natural, nontoxic way possible.

    Item: 4434

    Author: MOTHER EARTH NEWS Editors

    Format: CD ROM

  • ULTIMATE SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE COLLECTION

    Whether you are looking to start your own organic garden, raise your own backyard bees for honey, or wanting to make your home a zero-energy home this invaluable set is for you. This set has more than 1,500 pages of tips, guidance and practical advice for you to live a more self-sustaining life.

    Set includes:
    Mother Earth News and Grit Self-Sufficient Resource Set
    Mother Earth News and Grit come together to bring you 600 pages of expert advice, recipes, do-it-yourself projects and more information on living a self-sufficient life. This set covers everything from organic gardening to bees and honey, from backyard rabbits to self-reliance and country skills. The do-it-yourself projects include energy-saving household updates as well as instructions for constructing chicken coops, outdoor bread ovens and permanent garden beds. Follow recipes for baking sourdough bread, preparing rabbit meat, fixing delicious egg dishes, and cooking with honey.

    Best of Mother Earth News: Complete E-Book Collection on CD-ROM
    There is a better life. It's simpler, healthier and more satisfying, and Mother Earth News can help you live it. This e-book collection explores topics ranging from renewable energy advice and practical homesteading solutions to creative natural building methods. This comprehensive set includes more than 500 pages of tips, stories and diagrams.

    Heirloom Vegetable Gardening on CD-ROM (First Edition)
    This remarkable e-book by food historian William Woys Weaver is the bible for gardeners who choose to explore the fabulous flavors, fascinating history and astonishing diversity of vegetables. Weaver profiles 280 heirloom varieties, providing recipes, growing advice and authoritative history.

    Item: 6799

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • UNCLE DAVE'S COW

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    As folks like Michael Pollan and Joel Salatin have been preaching for years, commercial meat production isn't good for the animals, our bodies or the planet. Yet the organic, sustainably raised pork, beef and lamb one finds at supermarkets and specialty stores are often pricey, and the marketing labels can be beyond confusing. What if you just want to eat meat as healthfully and enjoyably as possible, all while sticking to a budget?

    Uncle Dave's Cow: And Other Whole Animals My Freezer Has Known shows you how to find and evaluate local farmers, form a buying group, plan out cuts and quantities, store and preserve your purchases, and dish up an entire animal one part at a time. Author Leslie Miller, a busy Seattle mother who hails from a long lineage of Central Washington farmers, shows readers how to go whole hog (or cow, or goat, or lamb, for that matter) as she takes the reader along on her own educational journey – from the moment she locates and buys her first pig, all the way to her last forkful of tender pulled pork. Miller explores local farmers markets and 4-H fairs, talks to dedicated farmers and butchers, and explains how even her children connect to the cow in the freezer. By sharing her whole-food experiences, she allows readers to connect to the source of their food, while her 45 original recipes show how to cook mouthwatering meals from the abundance of whole animals.

    Written with urban charm and a knife-sharp sense of humor, Uncle Dave's Cow is a friendly and accessible guide to sourcing and eating local meat for parents, foodies, and everyone who wants to learn how to be a well-prepared consumer and cook through to the bone.

    Item: 6512

    Author: Leslie Miller

    Format: Paperback

  • UNDERGROUND BUILDINGS

    Unusual as they seem, underground buildings are surprisingly common.

    Every day, tens of thousands in North America work, shop, dine, study and play in the more than 300 public and commercial structures and 5,000 private homes nestled in the earth.

    Underground buildings are safe, attractive, useful and comfortable places to frequent and live. Unlike a common misconception, most are dry and warm, and they are often sun-filled. More than 100 underground buildings are included in this fascinating subterranean tour. These buildings range from the famous to the unnoticed. Some were built for pragmatic reasons, others for aesthetic considerations, and still others, for a combination of both.

    There are impressive success stories and discouraging tales of failure. Some underground buildings are incredibly energy-efficient, for example, while others leaked so badly they were abandoned.

    A vast spectrum of structures is presented, ranging from stunning examples of hidden opulence to humble subterranean cubbyholes where unassuming people immerse themselves in nature.

    Item: 7025

    Author: Loretta Hall

    Format: Hardcover

  • UNDERSTANDING ROOTS

    Understanding Roots uncovers one of the greatest mysteries underground: the secret lives and magical workings of the roots that move and grow invisibly beneath our feet.

    Roots do more than just keep a plant from falling over: They gather water and nutrients, exude wondrous elixirs to create good soil, make friends with microbes and fungi, communicate with other roots, and adapt themselves to all manner of soils, winds and climates, nourishing and sustaining our gardens, lawns and woodlands.

    Understanding Roots contains more than 115 enchanting and revealing root drawings that most people have never seen, from prairies, grasslands and deserts, as well as drawings based on excavations of vegetable, fruit, nut and ornamental tree roots. Every root system presented in this book was drawn by people literally working in the trenches, sketching the roots where they grew.

    The text provides a detailed review of all aspects of transplanting; describes how roots work their magic to improve soil nutrients; investigates the hidden life of soil microbes and their mysterious relationship to roots; explores the question of whether deep roots really gather more unique nutrients than shallow roots; shares the latest research about the mysteries of mycorrhizal (good fungal) association; shows you exactly where to put your fertilizer, compost, water and mulch to help plants flourish; tells you why greywater increases crop yields more than fresh water; and reveals the science behind all of the above (with citations for each scientific paper).

    This book contains at least 80 percent more new information, more results of the latest in-depth and up-to-date explorations, and even more helpful guidelines on roots than the author’s previous book (Roots Demystified: Change Your Garden Habits to Help Roots Thrive). This is not a revised edition—it’s a whole new stand-alone book.

    Item: 7748

    Author: Robert Kourik

    Format: Paperback

  • UNITED STATES OF BREAD

    As American as apple pie? How about As American as freshly baked bread? Before we became reliant on mass-produced supermarket loaves, the United States had a rich history of homemade bread recipes, from flaky and light Southern biscuits to hearty Boston Brown Bread … not to mention the uniquely tangy San Francisco Sourdough. Adrienne Kane has unearthed these vintage recipes, given them a modern twist where appropriate, and collected them all in United States of Bread. Both novices and experienced bakers can delight in these American favorites, including Pullman Loaves, Amish Dill, Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, New York Flatbread, Wild Rice Bread Stuffing, and lots more. United States of Bread is a charming collection that will inspire everyone to get in the kitchen to celebrate America’s home-baking legacy.

    Item: 7490

    Author: Adrienne Kane

    Format: Paperback

  • UNIVERSAL HERBAL BALM

    Invaluable around the house, Mockingbird Meadows’ Universal Balm provides relief for small cuts, scrapes, bumps, bruises, and bites. + Unlike commercial preparations, this Universal Balm is safe for young children and animals because it’s even safe to ingest.

    How It’s Made:
    The owners of Mockingbird Meadows slowly infuse high-quality olive oil with organic hops and chamomile combined with their own farm-grown rose petals. Next, they add chemical-free beeswax to the infused oil, and finally they top off the concoction with a few drops of high-quality lavender, bergamot, and chamomile essential oils.

    Item: 8678

    Author: MOCKINGBIRD MEADOWS

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • UNLEARN, REWILD

    Picture a world where humans exist, like all other living things, in balance. Where there is no separation between 'human' and 'wild'. Unlearn, Rewild boldly envisions such a world, probing deeply into the cultural constraints on our ability to lead truly sustainable lives and offering real, tangible tools to move toward another way of living, seeing and thinking.

    Item: 6588

    Author: Miles Olson

    Format: Paperback

  • UPCYCLING

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    Renowned environmental lifestyle expert and Today Show regular Danny Seo shares 100 of his most inspiring projects for creative transformation. Have neglected items around your house? They can be the source for exciting craft possibilities! Turn your old leather belts into a cool doormat (or even a briefcase!); worn-out paperbacks into gorgeous bud vases; tennis balls into a quaint country swing; chopsticks into a handsome trivet, and many more. With full-color photos throughout to guide and inspire, Danny shows that it's easy to be crafty, and fun to be budget- and eco-conscious.

    About the author: Danny Seo has been dubbed the "crafty MacGyver," and has become the national face of eco-chic. He's a contributor to NBC's Today Show and many other national programs including Access Hollywood and Regis and Kelly. He also pens the syndicated column "Do Just One Thing" in newspapers nationwide. His line of organic bath and beauty products, Wholearth by Danny Seo, launched on Shop NBC this year, and he partnered with Simmons to create the "Simmons Natural Care Mattress by Danny Seo," which is sold at JC Penney, Crate & Barrel, Bed Bath & Beyond, and many other venues. Danny is also the national spokesperson and partner with TJMaxx and designer of GreenHouse by Danny Seo. Danny lives in Bucks County, PA.

    Item: 5481

    Author: Danny Seo

    Format:

  • UPRISINGS

    Uprisings shows how communities can take back their power by reviving local grain production to improve food security, local economies, and the environment.

    Item: 6943

    Author: Sarah Simpson, Heather McLeod

    Format: Paperback

  • UPRISINGS: THE WHOLE GRAIN BAKER'S BOOK

    This wonderful book's more than 200 pages promise a variety of tantalizing creations that can emerge from your oven. Each recipe is an acclaimed creation of a cooperatively owned and operated bakery. This guide to healthful baking contains one of the most complete sections in print on the baking process, ingredients and how to make substitutions, as well as tips for bread baking and instructions for making cakes, pies, muffins and cookies that come out right the first time.

    Item: 6974

    Format: Paperback

  • URBAN AGRICULTURE

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    You don't have to journey to a rural paradise to find the farm of the future. It's your neighbor's suburban lawn, the roof of your uptown condominium, or the co-op market garden in the vacant lot down the street. Urban Agriculture is a detailed look at how food is taking root in our cities. It offers inspirational advice and working examples to help you dig in and become more self-sufficient with your own food choices.

    Taking the local food movement to its next logical step, this fully-illustrated, design-rich guide presents a cornucopia of proven ideas for:

    • Windowsill and balcony growing
    • Edible landscaping
    • Farming the commons
    • Community gardening, from allotments to orchards
    • Taking urban agriculture to the next level with creative spaces, bigger lots and higher yields.

    Urban Agriculture is about shaping a new food system that values people and the planet above profits. Working examples and expert intervies will inspire first-time farmers and green thumbs alike to get growing. Proving that the city of the future will be green and tasty, this book is packed with edible solutions for anyone keen to join the new food revolution.

    Item: 5247

    Author: David Tracey

    Format: Paperback

  • URBAN FARMING

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    It doesn’t take a farm to have the heart of a farmer. Now, due to a burgeoning sustainable-living movement, you don’t have to own acreage to fulfill your dream of raising your own food. Urban Farming, from Hobby Farm Press, will walk every city and suburban dweller down the path of self sustainability. Urban Farming will introduce readers to the concepts of gardening and farming from a high-rise apartment, participating in a community garden, vertical farming, and converting terraces and other small city spaces into fruitful, vegetableful real estate. This comprehensive volume will answer every up and coming urban farmer’s questions about how, what, where and why—a new green book for the dedicated citizen seeking to reduce his carbon footprint and grocery bill.

    Item: 5856

    Author: Thomas J. Fox

    Format: Paperback

  • URBAN HOMESTEADING

    Urban Homesteading is the perfect guide for urbanites who want to reduce their impact on the environment and gain satisfaction from the fruits of their own labor. Full of practical information, as well as inspiring stories from people already living the urban homesteading life.

    Item: 5237

    Author: Rachel Kaplan with Ruby Blume

    Format: Paperback

  • URGENT ARCHITECTURE

    How can we adequately provide housing when disaster strikes? Catastrophes come in a variety of forms, be they weather-related (hurricanes, floods and droughts) or society-driven (resulting from civil disorder or poverty), instantaneous (earthquakes, tsunamis) or gradual (rising sea levels). Yet all urgently demand safe, sustainable housing designs that are cheap to build, environmentally friendly, and hardy enough to withstand severe environmental conditions. Not only is there climate change to contend with, there are millions of people, right now, who do lack safe or adequate housing.

    In Urgent Architecture, Bridgette Meinhold showcases 40 successful emergency and long-term housing projects-from repurposed shipping containers to sandbag homes. She surveys successful structures as well as highlighting promising projects that are still being developed. Every one is quickly deployable, affordable and sustainable. This book is an essential resource for those who are interested in green building, sustainable design, eco-friendly materials, affordable housing, material reuse and humanitarian relief.

    Item: 6634

    Author: Bridgette Meinhold

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  • UTAH BLAINE

    By Louis L'Amour. Colonel Utah Blaine, held captive by the army of the revolution, broke out of jail and headed north from Mexico with nothing but the clothes on his back. Then he found new trouble struggling at the end of a noose — and stepped in just in time to save the life of a Texas rancher. The would-be executioners were the rancher's own men, looking to steal his land. Now Utah has a unique proposition: have the wealthy Texan play dead, introduce himself as the spread's new foreman, and take care of the outlaws one by one. The wage to fight another man's war? A hundred a month plus expenses. The cost of falling in love while he earns that wage? It wasn't exactly part of the original agreement, but Utah will soon find out — unless the bad guys get him first.

    Item: 1645

    Author: LOUIS LAMOUR

    Format: Paperback

  • VAPOR HERBAL BALM

    Mockingbird Meadows formulated Vapor Balm as a natural alternative to the chemical, store-bought options for congestion relief. Vapor Balm has all the cozy, comforting qualities that you’re looking for when dealing with a stuffy head and chest.

    Description
    The owners of Mockingbird Meadows originally made Vapor Balm to fill a need during cold and flu season in their own house. Rub this balm on your back between your shoulder blades for cough and chest congestion. Rub it on your chest for sinus congestion. If you wish, you may rub some on your forehead and cheeks for even stronger sinus help. (If you do, be sure to wait until bedtime to prevent the vapors from making your eyes water.)

    Item: 8679

    Author: MOCKINGBIRD MEADOWS

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • VBQ THE ULTIMATE VEGAN BARBEQUE COOKBOOK

    Turn BBQ into VBQ. Read and learn over 80 vegan barbecue recipes that will be a hit at your next cookout. These plant-based recipes include everything from Eggplant Hot Dogs to Vietnamese Pizza.

    Item: 8965

    Author: NADINE HORN & JORG MAYER

    Format: Paperback

  • VEGAN HOLIDAY COOKING FROM CANDLE CAFE

    The first vegan holiday cookbook from professional chefs, this gorgeous book elevates plant-based fare to a new level with fresh, inventive recipes that blend favorite traditions with a modern sensibility.

    When families come together for holidays and celebrations throughout the year, the need to accommodate vegans often arises. This book presents special-occasion favorites from acclaimed vegan restaurants Candle Cafe and Candle 79 tailored for the home table, including mains, sides, and wine and cocktail pairings. Rather than ho-hum meat-free alternatives, this book's menus and recipes are a festive indulgence. With dishes like Sweet Potato Latkes With Almond Crème Fraîche for Passover and Pumpkin Seed Crusted Tempeh With Oven Roasted Ginger-Maple Sweet Potato and Orange-Cranberry Relish for Thanksgiving, home cooks will be able to wow vegans and omnivores alike.

    Item: 7329

    Author: Pierson, Ramos, Pineda

    Format: Hardcover

  • VEGAN ICE CREAM

    Whether you're vegan, lactose intolerant or following a dairy-free diet, you don't have to miss out on one of the world's favorite desserts. Although ice cream substitutes are available, none of them achieves the richness of the real thing or offers the breadth of delicious flavors … until now. Vegan Ice Cream offers decadent frozen alternatives that don't rely on milk, cream or refined white sugar. Instead, these luscious recipes use nut milks, fresh fruit, and natural sweeteners to create simple and inventive ice cream flavors, from old favorites like Chocolate Chip and Strawberry to exotic creations such as Pecan Pie, Pomegranate, Kiwi Mandarin, Piña Colada, Chai, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Gingersnap, and many more.

    This fully revised edition now features more than 90 recipes, including raw vegan ice creams and sauces, and full-color photography throughout. From the first taste, you'll be astonished at just how tasty and rich vegan ice cream can be. So make room in your freezer, and never miss out on the joys of ice cream again.

    Item: 7292

    Author: Jeff Rogers

    Format: Hardcover

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