The Mini Farming Bible

Author: Brett L. Markham
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781629144900
Release Date: 2014-11
Genre: Gardening

Presents comprehensive information on starting and maintaining a successful mini farm, including selecting seeds, eradicating pests, and using organic gardening methods.

Mini Farming

Author: Brett L. Markham
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781626367753
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: House & Home

Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything you need to know to get started: buying and saving seeds, starting seedlings, establishing raised beds, soil fertility practices, composting, dealing with pest and disease problems, crop rotation, farm planning, and much more. Because self-suf?ciency is the objective, subjects such as raising backyard chickens and home canning are also covered along with numerous methods for keeping costs down and production high. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with photographs, tables, diagrams, and illustrations.

Maximizing Your Mini Farm

Author: Brett L. Markham
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781620872970
Release Date: 2012-03-21
Genre: House & Home

Mini farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Now expanding exponentially on his bestselling Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1⁄4 Acre, Brett Markham gives you tips, tricks, and planning advice on how to make the most of your mini farm. New topics include: -Soil and Fertility yy Tools and Techniques -Planting Guides and Seeders -Easy Trellising -Weed Control Techniques -Greater Food Self-Sufficiency -Making Your Own Country Wines -Making Your Own Vinegars -Making Cheese at Home -Cooking for Self-Sufficiency Keep your costs down and production high with this complete guide to maximizing your mini farm—whether it’s a rooftop urban garden, a suburban backyard, or a more substantial plot of land. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with tables, diagrams, and 200 color illustrations and author photographs.

Back to Basics

Author: Abigail R. Gehring
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781602392335
Release Date: 2008
Genre: House & Home

A lavishly illustrated revision of a top-selling primer invites readers to develop healthier, more environmentally friendly, and self-sufficient living skills that are less reliant on technology, in a resource that shares step-by-step instructions for such capabilities as raising chickens, making cheese, and building a log cabin.

Seed to Seed

Author: Suzanne Ashworth
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9780988474901
Release Date: 2012-10-31
Genre: Gardening

A complete seed-saving guide of 160 vegetables, including detailed info on each vegetable.

The Self Sufficient Ish Bible

Author: Andy Hamilton
Publisher:
ISBN: 0340951028
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Nature

Describes how to make small changes in household lifestyle to become more environmentally conscious and self-sufficient, including tips on cleaning, gardening, seasonal cooking, and renewable energy.

The Everything Grow Your Own Vegetables Book

Author: Catherine Abbott
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440500145
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Gardening

Vine-ripened tomatoes. Succulent squash. Plump cucumbers. Growing vegetables is a rewarding and cost-effective way to eat better for less. Yet many don't know where to start. Author and farmer Catherine Abbott answers questions like: What is the best way to maximize my garden space? How do I get started growing food to sustain my family? Can I grow vegetables inside my house? How can I tell if my vegetables are primed for eating? Will I really save money by growing my own? You will find affordable tips on how to plant and harvest more than thirty common vegetables, from spinach and eggplant to corn and beans. Abbott's expertise shines on planting, fertilizing, watering, weeding, and troubleshooting. This book has everything you need to grow fresh, delicious veggies in any climate, any time of year!

The New Self Sufficient Gardener

Author: John Seymour
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780756652135
Release Date: 2008-04-21
Genre: Gardening

This revised edition of an old favorite, first publishedin 1978, explains how to cultivate and preserve all types of fruit, herbs, and vegetables, in addition to instructions on keeping bees and raising chickens. Includes over 600 illustrations, many redrawn for the revised edition Contains information on drying, storing, and preserving fruits and vegetables Explains the “Deep Bed” method, critical to anyone with a tinyurban plotJohn Seymour authored over 40 books, including the DK’s best-selling Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency and The Forgotten Arts & Crafts. He died in the fall of 2004 at the age of 90.

Making It

Author: Kelly Coyne
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781609613884
Release Date: 2011-04-26
Genre: House & Home

Spending money is the last thing anyone wants to do right now. We are in the midst of a massive cultural shift away from consumerism and toward a vibrant and very active countermovement that has been thriving on the outskirts for quite some time--do-it-yourselfers who make frugal, homemade living hip are challenging the notion that true wealth has anything to do with money. In Making It, Coyne and Knutzen, who are at the forefront of this movement, provide readers with all the tools they need for this radical shift in home economics. The projects range from simple to ambitious and include activities done in the home, in the garden, and out in the streets. With step-by-step instructions for a wide range of projects--from growing food in an apartment and building a ninety-nine-cent solar oven to creating safe, effective laundry soap for pennies a gallon and fishing in urban waterways--Making It will be the go-to source for post-consumer living activities that are fun, inexpensive, and eminently doable. Within hours of buying this book, readers will be able to start transitioning into a creative, sustainable mode of living that is not just a temporary fad but a cultural revolution.

The Mini Farming Guide to Vegetable Gardening

Author: Brett L. Markham
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1616086157
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Gardening

Describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that shows how to produce a large amount of food on a quarter acre of land, providing tips on soil types, weed control, canning and preserving, and cooking for self-sufficiency.

When Technology Fails

Author: Matthew Stein
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603580953
Release Date: 2008-08-18
Genre: House & Home

There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

The Backyard Homestead

Author: Carleen Madigan
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603425148
Release Date: 2009-02-11
Genre: House & Home

This comprehensive guide to homesteading provides all the information you need to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of grains and vegetables; raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy; and keep honey bees for your sweeter days. With easy-to-follow instructions on canning, drying, and pickling, you’ll enjoy your backyard bounty all winter long.

The Big Book of Reiki Symbols

Author: Mark Hosak
Publisher: Lotus Press
ISBN: 9780914955641
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

The traditional symbols of the Usui System of Reiki take a key position in this unique tradition. Without them and their mantra's, Reiki is not possible. The dedication rituals necessary for the practice of Reiki as well as the complex healings can only be accomplished on the foundation of Usui symbols with the certainty and effectiveness one expects from Reiki. Written in a remarkably precise and lucid style by two foremost authors on Reiki, this compendium reveals indispensable information of tremendous spiritual value.

The Urban Homestead

Author: Kelly Coyne
Publisher: Process
ISBN: PSU:000067110384
Release Date: 2008
Genre: House & Home

An essential handbook for the urban homesteading movement showing readers how to grow their own food, raise city chickens, gain energy independence and more. Illustrations, tips, anecdotes, and projects are designed to help urban households become more self-sufficient and sustainable.

Anarchist Cookbook

Author: Keith McHenry
Publisher: See Sharp Press
ISBN: 9781937276782
Release Date: 2015-09-29
Genre: Political Science

From the cofounder of Food Not Bombs, an action-oriented guide to anarchism, social change, and vegan cooking Unlike the original Anarchist Cookbook, which contained instructions for the manufacture of explosives, this version is both a cookbook in the literal sense and also a "cookbook" of recipes for social and political change. The coffee-table–sized book is divided into three sections: a theoretical section explaining what anarchism is and what it isn't; information on organizational principles and tactics for social and political change; and finally, numerous tasty vegan recipes from one of the cofounders of the international Food Not Bombs movement.