• MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO HEALING HERBS, 4TH EDITION

    Keep your body healthy this winter season with all the tips and helpful articles from the Mother Earth News Guide to Healing Herbs, 4th Edition. This 100-page guide is filled with articles that cover everything from making your own herbal medicines to creating herbal vinegars. You'll be able to read about the best herbal remedies; learn about antibacterial food and herbs; dive into making your own natural arthritis remedies; or discover how to use calendula for treating those minor burns, bruises and inflammation.

    Guide to Healing Herbs is separated into six sections that cover everything from medicines to healthy recipes. Filled with beautiful color photos, this guide will arm you with valuable information on keeping you and your family healthy and happy this winter season.

    Other articles include:

    • Guide to Aromatherapy - Diminish stress, boost energy and improve mood by learning the basics of this ancient art.
    • Sweet Medicine - Honey is rich with healing antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
    • Natural Dental Health - Keep chemicals off your pearly whites with these expert tips.
    • Herbs for Skin - Find relief for skin disease including eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.
    • Drying Herbs & Spices - Growing and drying herbs is one of the easiest forms of food preservation.
    • Stealth Health With Culinary Herbs - Discover the everyday healing power of flavorful culinary herbs.
    Item: 6994

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO HEALING HERBS, 5TH EDITION

    More and more households are using herbs and herbal remedies for growing, cooking and healing. The fifth edition of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Healing Herbs is filled with articles to help guide you through growing and using herbs. Learn the household uses for tea tree oil, witch hazel, turmeric, cinnamon and more. Read what herbs you should have on hand in your medicine chest and what herbs help with what ailment. Delicious recipes and helpful gardening tips are also included.

    Filled with beautiful color photos, this guide will arm you with the most valuable information on keeping your family happy and healthy this cold and flu season with natural, herbal remedies.

    Other articles include:

    • Guide to Home Herbalism: Learn these herbal medicine-making basics.
    • Herbal Hair Care: Try these herbal tips and recipes on your hair.
    • Medicines in Your Spice Rack: Turn to remedies that are likely already available in your kitchen.
    • How to Be a Seed Eater: Add nutritious seeds to recipes for a tasty health boost.
    • Growing, Harvesting and Using Rosemary: Grow rosemary for numerous culinary and health benefits.
    Item: 7511

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO LIVING ON LESS, 3RD EDITION

    Mother Earth News Guide To Living on Less, 3rd Edition

    Are you looking for simple ideas to save money? The Mother Earth News Guide to Living on Less, 3rd Edition has dozens of ideas to help you save money on food, housing and energy, while also living a greener life.

    The articles featured are fun and will help you save a few dollars. Some tips and advice included in these articles include:

    • Cut Your Food Bills in Half
    • Backyard Chicken Basics
    • Adding Insulation Can Save You Money!
    • Brew Your Own Beer
    • Start Your Own Tool-Sharing Program
    • And more!

    This great, money-saving guide will teach you how to keep a family cow and have delicious milk, cream, cheese and more! You'll find everything you need to know from buying and caring for a dairy cow to enjoying and saving money on delicious dairy products.

    You'll also find articles on building a passive solar water heater, homegrown medicine, building a sturdy clothesline, home energy improvements and more!

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

    Item: 5437

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO LIVING ON LESS, 6TH EDITION

    The sixth edition of Mother Earth News Guide to Living on Less is filled with articles on DIY projects, organic gardening, modern homesteading, livestock and more. The great thing that all of these articles have in common: saving you money!

    Item: 7638

    Format: Paperback

  • 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!

    Read how to build better soil with free organic fertilizer. Learn how beneficial chickens in the garden can be! Discover the best summer cover crops to help suppress those pesky weeds. Follow instructions on how to grow great lettuce, strawberries, potatoes, carrots, beans, peas and more!

    More articles include:

    • Grow More Food in a Movable Greenhouse: Boost productivity in spring, summer, fall and winter with a do-it-yourself greenhouse you can transport around your plot.
    • Plant Pollination Primer: Learn the facts on how insects and wind pollinate your crops so you can plant smarter and haul in heftier harvests.
    • How to Make Compost: Choose from many easy ways to make compost for increased garden productivity – low-cost homemade bins, piles sans bins, chicken power, pest-proof tumblers … even indoor worm bins!
    • 4 Garden Plans for Kitchen Herbs: Supplement your food garden with a patch of delightful herbs.
    • Expert Tips for Growing Early Tomatoes: Add a whole month to your fresh-tomato season with these proven techniques.
    Item: 7538

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO WOMEN'S HEALTH

    More then 119 herbs for growing, cooking and healing are covered in this glossy-paged guide from Mother Earth News. The Guide to Women's Health covers a variety of topics for women of every age. From learning which herbs you should be using at what age, to strengthening your bones, this guide is filled from cover-to-cover with valuable information, tips, advice and recipes for women's health.

    This 100-page guide has helpful tips and advice for which ever stage of life you're in. Articles in this guide include:

    • 5 Herbs for Women's Health
    • Color Your Hair Naturally
    • Natural Fertility Enhancers
    • Healing by Way of Berries
    • Breathe Well, Be Well
    • And much more!

    Read about beauty treatments such as homemade soothing glosses and balms. Learn how to make floral waters and colognes. Read how you can help relieve PMS symptom with herbs. Try great new recipes and read about 10 anti-aging superfoods that are not only help fight aging but are also delicious.

    Item: 6096

    Author: Mother Earth News

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS HOW TO GROW AND PRESERVE YOUR OWN FOOD

    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.
    Item: 7363

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS PREMIUM: MODERN HOMESTEADING SPRING 2015

    Mother Earth News is pleased to bring you 100 pages of expert advice for self-sufficient living in the new Premium Issue: Modern Homesteading. More than 25 articles cover off-grid living, easy food gardens, solar heating plans, preserving food, and much more.

    Read how to start a quick and easy food garden with a no-dig, easy-care bag garden that features 25 favorite 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 these handy charts and guidelines. Learn how to 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.
    Item: 7585

    Format: Paperback

  • MOUNTAIN JUSTICE

    CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $17.95 AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

    Mountaintop removal (MTR) does exactly what it says: A mountaintop is stripped of trees, blown to bits with explosives, then pushed aside by giant equipment … all to expose a layer of coal to be mined. Hundreds of thousands of acres of ancient forested mountains have been ''removed'' this way and will never again support the biologically rich and diverse forest and stream communities that evolved there over millions of years. Instead, they've been sacrificed to support a flawed national energy policy. Mountain Justice tells a terrific set of firsthand stories about living with MTR and offers on-the-scene (and behind-the-scenes) reporting of what people are doing to try to stop it. Tricia Shapiro lets the victims of mountaintop removal and their allies tell their own stories, allowing moments of quiet dignity and righteous indignation to share center stage. This book includes coverage of the sharp escalation of anti-MTR civil disobedience, with more than 130 arrests in West Virginia alone during the first year of the Obama administration. This is an international issue, with campaigns against this massively damaging method of mining taking place in the United Kingdom, India, Canada, New Zealand and Burma. The proposed destruction of a number of habitats, from mountaintops to heath land to jungle, is a loss for us all.

    Item: 6160

    Author: Tricia Shapiro

    Format: Paperback

  • MRS. WHEELBARROW'S PRACTICAL PANTRY

    In Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry, food preserving expert Cathy Barrow presents a beautiful collection of essential preserving techniques for turning the fleeting abundance of the farmers’ market into a well-stocked pantry full of canned fruits and vegetables, jams, stocks, soups, and more.

    As Barrow writes in her introduction, “A walk through the weekend farmers’ market is a chance not only to shop for the week ahead but also to plan for the winter months.” From the strawberries and blueberries of late spring to the peaches, tomatoes, and butter beans of early fall, Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry shows you how to create a fresh, delectable, and lasting pantry—a grocery store in your own home.

    Beyond the core techniques of water-bath canning, advanced techniques for pressure canning, salt-curing meats and fish, smoking, and even air-curing pancetta are broken down into easy-to-digest, confidence-building instructions.

    Under Barrow’s affable direction, you’ll discover that homemade cream cheese and Camembert are within the grasp of the weekday cook—and the same goes for smoked salmon, home canned black beans, and preserved and cured duck confit.

    In addition to canning techniques, Practical Pantry includes 36 bonus recipes using what’s been preserved: rugelach filled with apricot preserves, tomato soup from canned crushed tomatoes, arugula and bresaola salad with Parmigiano-Reggiano and hazelnuts, brined pork chops with garlicky bok choy.

    Tips for choosing the best produce at the right time of season and finding the right equipment for your canning and cooking needs—along with troubleshooting tips to ensure safe preserving—will keep your kitchen vibrant from spring to fall.

    Whether your food comes by the crate, the bushel, or the canvas bag, just a few of Barrow’s recipes are enough to furnish your own practical pantry, one that will provide nourishment and delight all year round. Canning and preserving is not just about the convenience of a pantry filled with peaches, dill pickles, and currant jelly, nor is it the simple joy of making a meal from the jars on the shelf—creating a practical pantry is about cultivating a thoughtful connection with your local community, about knowing exactly where your food comes from and what it can become.

    Item: 7478

    Author: Cathy Barrow

    Format: Hardcover

  • MUD SEASON

    After a getaway in gorgeous rural Vermont-its mountains ablaze in autumnal glory, its Main Streets quaint and welcoming-Ellen Stimson and her family make up their minds even before they get back to St. Louis: "We're moving to Vermont!" The reality, they quickly learn, is not quite as glorious, often far too quaint, but, happily, worth all the trouble.

    In self-deprecating and hilarious fashion, Mud Season chronicles Stimson's transition from city life to small Vermont farmhouse. When she decides she wants to own and operate the old-fashioned village store in idyllic Dorset, population 2,036, one of the oldest continually operating country stores in the nation, she learns the hard way that "improvements" are not always welcomed warmly by folks who like things just fine the way they've always been.

    She dreams of patrons streaming in for fresh-made sandwiches and an old-timey candy counter, but she learns they're boycotting the store. Why? "The bread," they tell her, "you moved the bread from where it used to be." Can the citified newcomer turn the tide of mistrust before she ruins the business altogether?

    Follow the author to her wits' end and back, through her full immersion into rural life-swapping high heels for muck boots; raising chickens and sheep; fighting off skunks, foxes and bears; and making a few friends and allies in a tiny town steeped in history, local tradition and that dyed-in-the-wool Vermont "character."

    Item: 7010

    Author: Ellen Stimson

    Format: Hardcover

  • MULTI-REC SET BLUEPRINT

    CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $10.00. AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

    Ready. Set. Play! Build this backyard multi-rec play set from standard dimensional lumber and common hardware. The railroad-tie base supports two swings, a trapeze bar, a play deck, a ladder and a 12-foot slide. Includes a sandbox too! This blueprint includes detailed assembly drawings, photos, dimensions and a materials list on one page.

    DISCLAIMER

    It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications blueprints are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or this blueprint you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

    Item: 783

    Author: Paul A. Swenson

    Format: Blueprint

  • MY IRISH TABLE

    Cathal Armstrong celebrates the food of his homeland and chronicles his culinary journey from Dublin to Washington, D.C., where he runs seven beloved and critically lauded restaurants.

    Item: 7260

    Author: C. Armstrong, D. Hagedorn

    Format: Hardcover

  • NATURE'S FORTUNE

    What is nature worth? The answer to this question, which traditionally has been framed in environmental terms, is revolutionizing the way we do business.

    Mark Tercek, the CEO of The Nature Conservancy and a former investment banker, and science writer Jonathan Adams argue that nature is not only the foundation of human well-being, but also the smartest commercial investment any business or government can make. In Nature’s Fortune, they demonstrate that forests, floodplains and oyster reefs (often seen simply as raw materials or obstacles to be cleared in the name of progress) are as important to our future prosperity as technology, law or business innovation.

    Who invests in nature, and why? What rates of return can it produce? When is protecting nature a good investment? With stories from the South Pacific to the California coast, from the Andes to the Gulf of Mexico and even to New York City, Nature’s Fortune shows how viewing nature as green infrastructure allows for breakthroughs not only in conservation (protecting water supplies; enhancing the health of fisheries; making cities more sustainable, livable and safe; and dealing with unavoidable climate change), but in economic progress, as well. Organizations obviously depend on the environment for key resources: water, trees and land. But they can also reap substantial commercial benefits in the form of risk mitigation, cost reduction, new investment opportunities, and the protection of assets. Once leaders learn how to account for nature in financial terms, they can incorporate that value into the organization’s decisions and activities, just as habitually as they consider cost, revenue and return on investment.

    A must-read for business leaders, CEOs, investors and environmentalists alike, Nature’s Fortune offers an essential guide to the world’s economic (and environmental) well-being.

    Item: 7353

    Author: Mark Tercek, Jonathan Adams

    Format: Hardcover

  • NEW CHAINSAW GUIDE

    CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $12.95 AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

    Who needs a chainsaw? Anyone who cuts or uses wood! Learn simple saw maintenance, sharpening secrets and the best ways to use this handy homesteading tool. Regular Price $12.95.

    Item: 496

    Author: Walter Hall

    Format: Paperback

  • NEW PRAIRIE KITCHEN

    New Prairie Kitchen profiles 25 of the most exciting and groundbreaking chefs, farmers and producers of artisanal goods from Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and Missouri. Their personal stories are interspersed with more than 50 chef-contributed recipes that range from refreshingly simple to exquisitely gourmet. Organized by season, New Prairie Kitchen will transport you to a revitalized Midwestern heartland where traditional favorites interweave with inspiring new flavors and techniques.

    The Great Plains are often maligned as "flyover" country, or perhaps only known as bulk producers of corn, soybeans, beef and pork. But spend any time in these heartland cities or farms and you'll quickly discover a burgeoning "good food" movement and top-notch farm-to-fork dining. Nebraska can still grill a mean flat iron steak and Iowa can grow corn as high as an elephant's eye, but New Prairie Kitchen introduces readers to the phenomenal talent emerging from America’s breadbasket: farms that grow asparagus thick as your thumb and tender as a strawberry; dairies that produce fresh, natural milks and cheeses; and nationally recognized restaurants that make these mouthwatering ingredients into edible art. Pioneering chefs across the prairie have taken an old-meets-new approach to their cuisine, sourcing traditional staples, such as bison and ground cherries, from local sustainable farms, and incorporating them into recipes in new and thrilling ways.

    Item: 7651

    Author: Summer Miller

    Format: Hardcover

  • NOSH ON THIS

    Nosh on This: Gluten-Free Baking from a Jewish-American Kitchen presents more than 100 gluten-free recipes inspired by the classics Lisa Stander-Horel grew up helping her mother make … and the bakery and store-bought favorites she and her family missed the most. Here are Mom's Marble Chiffon Cake, Black & White Cookies, O'Figginz Bars, and classic holiday treats including Macaroons, Hamantashen, and Big Fat Baked Sufganiyah Jelly Donuts. Bring the nosh back into your life with baked goods that have all the textures and tastes you remember and crave!

      Along with every dessert recipe you might desire, Nosh on This also includes:
    • A Baked Savories chapter, with instant classics like Challah Corn Bread Stuffing
    • An Out of a Box chapter that shows you how to get the most out of a cake mix
    • A comprehensive introduction to gluten-free flour (including the Nosh all-purpose blend that can be used in each recipe) and other essential ingredients
    • Color photographs and valuable tips throughout

    With Nosh on This you can continue to enjoy all your favorite baked treats and take your gluten-free baking to the next level. Even Bubbe will be impressed.

    Item: 7149

    Author: Lisa Stander-Horel, Tim Horel

    Format: Paperback

  • ON FOOD AND COOKING

    Harold McGee's On Food and Cooking is a kitchen classic. Hailed by Time magazine as "a minor masterpiece" when it first appeared in 1984, On Food and Cooking is the bible to which food lovers and professional chefs worldwide turn for an understanding of where our foods come from, what exactly they're made of, and how cooking transforms them into something new and delicious.

    Now, for its 20th anniversary, Harold McGee has prepared a new, fully revised and updated edition of On Food and Cooking. He has rewritten the text almost completely, expanded it by two-thirds, and commissioned more than 100 new illustrations. As compulsively readable and engaging as ever, the new On Food and Cooking provides countless eye-opening insights into food, its preparation, and its enjoyment.

    On Food and Cooking pioneered the translation of technical food science into cook-friendly kitchen science and helped give birth to the inventive culinary movement known as "molecular gastronomy." Though other books have now been written about kitchen science, On Food and Cooking remains unmatched in the accuracy, clarity and thoroughness of its explanations, and the intriguing way in which it blends science with the historical evolution of foods and cooking techniques.

    On Food and Cooking is an invaluable and monumental compendium of basic information about ingredients, cooking methods and the pleasures of eating. It will delight and fascinate anyone who has ever cooked, savored or wondered about food.

    Item: 7660

    Author: Harold McGee

    Format: Hardcover

  • ON GANDHI'S PATH

    CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $16.95. AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

    Bigger has turned out not to be better. Servicing the global economy has exacted a heavy toll in the erosion of our communities and the destruction of our environment. Increasingly, we are coming to realize that the way forward looks a lot like the way back — back to strong local economies, back to resilient, tight-knit communities, back to the land and work that is real.

    As we chart our course through these uncertain times, we are hungry for inspiration. Robert Swann was a self-taught economist, a tireless champion of decentralism, and the father of the relocalization movement. A conscientious war resistor imprisoned for his beliefs, Swann engaged in lifelong nonviolent direct action against war, racism and economic inequity. His legacy is a vision of a life-affirming, alternative economy of peace founded on innovations in land and monetary reform.

    Swann's story is also the untold history of decentralism in the United States. He associated with a constellation of vital, intelligent independent authors and activists, and ultimately co-founded the Schumacher Society based on the philosophies of Small Is Beautiful author E. F. Schumacher.

    Swann forged tools to build productive, resilient local and regional economies. Now as global industrial civilization flails in the throes of ecological and economic crisis, Swann's working innovations are at the ready to help neighborhoods, local entrepreneurs, and willing communities to rebuild at appropriate scales.

    Item: 4602

    Author: STEPHANIE MILLS

    Format: Paperback

  • ONE BOWL BAKING

    In this one-of-a-kind recipe collection, Ruperti shows how to create beautiful, delicious and wholesome desserts from scratch using just one bowl. No mixer, no food processor. It's for anyone looking for the ease and convenience of box mix baking, but with quality ingredients and gourmet results.

    Item: 6856

    Author: Yvonne Ruperti

    Format: Paperback

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