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The Locavore Way: Discover and Enjoy the Pleasures of Locally Grown Food

by Amy Cotler

Millions of Americans are rediscovering the pleasures of locally grown food. By eating food grown close to home, they can boost their health, reduce their carbon footprint, support a robust local economy, and...


Grass, Soil, Hope: A Journey Through Carbon Country

by Courtney White & Michael Pollan

This book tackles an increasingly crucial question: What can we do about the seemingly intractable challenges confronting all of humanity today, including climate change, global hunger, water scarcity, environmental...


Making Hay: How to Cut, Dry, Rake, Gather, and Store a Nourishing Crop. A Storey Basics® Title

by Ann Larkin Hansen

Ann Larkin Hansen covers everything you need to know to successfully make your own hay, from cutting, drying, and raking to baling and storing. She also tells you everything you need to know about equipment...


The Backyard Goat: An Introductory Guide to Keeping and Enjoying Pet Goats, from Feeding and Housing to Making Your Own Cheese

by Sue Weaver

This is the complete beginner's guide to raising goats at home. Whether you want to raise goats for their milk and fiber or keep them as pets or companion animals, this book covers all the essentials. You'll...


Grass-Fed Cattle: How to Produce and Market Natural Beef

by Julius Ruechel

Julius Ruechel covers every aspect of raising grass-fed cattle, including herd selection, breeding, yearly cycles, cultivating and maintaining healthy soil and grass, fencing and pasture rotation, winter grazing,...


Precision Agriculture for Sustainability and Environmental Protection

by Margaret Oliver, Thomas Bishop & Ben Marchant

Precision agriculture (PA) involves the application of technologies and agronomic principles to manage spatial and temporal variation associated with all aspects of agricultural production in order to improve...


Plants and Planting Plans for a Bee Garden: How to design beautiful borders that will attract bees

by Maureen Little

For many people gardening is predominantly about plants and choosing the right combination and balance to make beautiful borders. This book will help you achieve this - and more, because it will also help you...


Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution

by Jennifer Cockrall-King

A global movement to take back our food is growing. The future of farming is in our hands—and in our cities.

This book examines alternative food systems in cities around the globe that are shortening their...


Oil and Honey

by Bill Mckibben

Bestselling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben recounts the personal and global story of the fight to build and preserve a sustainable planet

Bill McKibben is not a person you'd expect to find handcuffed...


Bioenergy Production by Anearobic Digestion: Using Agricultural Biomass and Organic Wastes

by Nicholas E. Korres, Padraig O'Kiely & John A.H. Benzie

Interest in anaerobic digestion (AD), the process of energy production through the production of biogas, has increased rapidly in recent years. Agricultural and other organic waste are important substrates that...


Organic Futures: The Case for Organic Farming

by Adrian Myers

Presenting an overwhelming argument for replacing modern farming methods with organic techniques, this book explores the history, politics, and practicalities of organic farming. Adrian Myers shows how the current...


The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy: Skills for a Changing World

by Arran Stibbe

A vital resource for sustainability educators and decision-makers, this groundbreaking book joins leading sustainability educators with permaculturists, literary critics, ecologists, artists, journalists, engineers,...


Bioenergy Feedstocks: Breeding and Genetics

by Malay Saha, Hem S. Bhandhari & Joseph C. Bouton

Bioenergy and biofuels are generated from a wide variety of feedstock. Fuels have been converted from a wide range of sources from vegetable oils to grains and sugarcane. Second generation biofuels are being...


Finding Good Farmland: How to Evaluate and Acquire Land for Raising Crops and Animals. A Storey Basics Title

by Ann Larkin Hansen

Buying your first farm can be a challenge. This practical guide contains all of the information you need to have before purchasing farmland, covering everything from the characteristics of the land (soil type,...


Management Principles of Sustainable Industrial Chemistry: Theories, Concepts and Indusstrial Examples for Achieving Sustainable Chemical Products and

by Genserik L. L. Reniers, Kenneth S?rensen & Karl Vrancken

Approaching sustainability from the perspectives of engineering and multiple scientific disciplines, this book incorporates the concepts of intergenerational equity and ecological capabilities, while promoting...


Organic Crop Breeding

by Edith T. Lammerts van Bueren & James R. Myers

Organic Crop Breeding provides readers with a thorough review of the latest efforts by crop breeders and geneticists to develop improved varieties for organic production. The book opens with chapters looking...


Learning Native Wisdom: What Traditional Cultures Teach Us about Subsistence, Sustainability, and Spirituality

by Gary Holthaus

Many native North American cultures have origins that predate Confucius, who lived five hundred years before the birth of Christ. For generations the people of these traditions have thrived under conditions...


The Vertical Farm

by Dickson Despommier

"The vertical farm is a world-changing innovation whose time has come. Dickson Despommier’s visionary book provides a blueprint for securing the world’s food supply and at the same time solving one of the...


Agricultural Investment and Productivity: Building Sustainability in East Africa

by Randall Bluffstone & Gunnar K?hlin

Agricultural Investment and Productivity provides a deep and systematic look at the opportunities for and constraints to investments in sustainable agriculture in East Africa, offering important insights into...


The Bee Garden: How to create or adapt a garden to attract and nurture bees

by Maureen Little

Bees play a vital and irreplaceable role in pollinating our flowers, fruits and vegetables. The more bees in your garden the healthier, more productive and more pleasant a place it will be. Yet bees are declining...