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: 9781602399846
Release Date: 2010
Genre: House & Home

Start a mini farm on a quarter acre or less and provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income."

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.

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.

The Food Dehydrating Bible

Author: Brett Markham
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781629142869
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Genre: Cooking

Bestselling author of the Mini Farm series, self-sufficiency expert Brett Markham turns his attention to the timeless art of food dehydrating. An avid food dryer for years, Brett walks you through the simple steps for dehydrating everything from traditional classics like apples and jerky to more unusual fare. Whether you’re following a raw food lifestyle or looking for new ways to make the most of your garden’s produce, this is an inside look at all aspects of dehydrating. The Food Dehydrating Bible includes: • Straightforward, easy easy-to to-follow instructions • Dozens of recipes • Diagrams • One hundred color photographs • And more! This is a must-have manual for beginners and dehydrating gurus alike!

Grow Vegetables

Author: Alan Buckingham
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780756657024
Release Date: 2009-03-06
Genre: Gardening

Enjoy food that’s fresh from plot to plate, not flown halfway round the world The sweetest carrots, the juiciest tomatoes, the most tender green beans – all these and many more delicious vegetable varieties can be yours: sown in your own garden, reared with your own hand, and savoured by all. Growing your own vegetables provides delicious food fresh from the soil without costing the earth. Packed with natural goodness, newly pulled carrots, freshly picked peas or potatoes dug straight from the ground are a healthy and inexpensive alternative to tasteless supermarket fare. And it couldn’t be easier. Discover how planning and preparation, basic tools and the most rudimentary gardening ability can transform an allotment, garden, patio, or even an urban balcony into a homegrown haven. Choose your crop from easy-to-grow varieties that require minimum effort but deliver excellent results. You don’t need green fingers to grow great food.

The Vegetable Gardener s Bible

Author: Edward C. Smith
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603424752
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Gardening

A fully updated 10th-anniversary edition covers more vegetables, fruits and herbs than the first edition and includes full-color photos, extended-season growing advice, sections on organic gardening and solutions for small-space gardening. Original.

DIY Projects for the Self Sufficient Homeowner

Author: Betsy Matheson
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
ISBN: 9781589235670
Release Date: 2011-02-01
Genre: House & Home

"Step-by-step, how-to projects for home rain collection, solar panels, food storage, solar energy systems, eco-friendly improvements, bee keeping, and more"--Provided by publisher.

The Weekend Homesteader

Author: Anna Hess
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781620879528
Release Date: 2013-12-13
Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Organized by month, this homesteading manual will guide you through short projects which you can use to slowly acclimate to the alternate lifestyle without becoming overwhelmed.

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.

Food Grown Right In Your Backyard

Author: Colin McCrate
Publisher: Skipstone
ISBN: 9781594856846
Release Date: 2012-03-15
Genre: Gardening

Easy gardening instruction for saving money and eating better by growing your own food in the city

My Antonia

Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101651117
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Genre: Fiction

In this symphonically powerful novel, Willa Cather created one of the most winning heroines in American fiction, a woman whose robust high spirits and calm, undemonstrative strength are emblematic of the virtues Cather most admired in her country. Antonia Shimerda is the daughter of Bohemian immigrants struggling with the oceanic loneliness of life on the Nebraska prairie. Through the eyes of Jim Burden, her tutor and disappointed admirer, we follow Antonia from farm to town and through hardships both natural and human, surviving everything from poverty to a failed romance--and not only surviving, but triumphing. In the end, Antonia is exactly what Burden says she is: a woman who "had that something which fires the imagination, [a woman who] could stop . . . one's breath for a moment by a look or a gesture that somehow revealed the meaning in common things." From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Good Life

Author: Helen Nearing
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 0805209700
Release Date: 1970
Genre: Nature

The authors recount how they created a lifestyle based on self-reliance, good health, and a minimum of cash

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.