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The Chelsea Green Reader: Selections from 30 Years of Independent Publishing, 1984-2014

by Ben Watson & Ian Baldwin

Chelsea Green, the Vermont-based independent publisher, has always had a nose for authors and subjects that are way ahead of the cultural curve, as is evident in this new anthology celebrating the company's...


Independence Days: A Guide to Sustainable Food Storage & Preservation

The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival

by Katrina Blair & Sandor Ellix Katz

The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy...


Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice

by Sukita Reay Crimmel & James Thomson

Down and dirty – a complete step-by-step guide to making, installing, and living with beautiful, all-natural earthen floors


Bokashi Composting: Scraps to Soil in Weeks

by Adam Footer

The safe, clean, and convenient way to compost all your food scraps.


Grow a Sustainable Diet: Planning and Growing to Feed Ourselves and the Earth

by Cindy Conner

Row by row – maximize your harvest and feed your soil by developing a customized plan for your garden


Green Wizardry: Conservation, Solar Power, Organic Gardening, and Other Hands-On Skills From the Appropriate Tech Toolkit

Browsing Nature's Aisles: A Year of Foraging for Wild Food in the Suburbs

by Wendy Brown & Eric Brown

Mud clams, knotweed, and plants that bite back – one family’s adventures in suburban foraging


Making Home: Adapting Our Homes and Our Lives to Settle in Place

by Sharon Astyk

A better life means having less, not having more


Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions

Prepping For Survival: Disaster Emergency Preparedness for Disaster Survival

by Spencer Daly

Prepping For Survival: Disaster Emergency Preparedness for Disaster Survival You don't have to be a conspiracy theorist or a hardcore survivalist to understand the importance of being prepared for an emergency...


Agrivillage

by Giovanni Leoni

What is an Agrivillage? And why does it stand out as a viable and sustainable alternative to the life-style of contemporary cities? With this guide, Giovanni, a pioneer of the agrivillage approach, provides...


Keeping a Family Cow: The Complete Guide for Home-Scale, Holistic Dairy Producers, 3rd Edition

by Joann S. Grohman

The cow is the most productive, efficient creature on earth. She will give you fresh milk, cream, butter, and cheese, build human health and happiness, and even turn a profit for homesteaders and small farmers...


Top-Bar Beekeeping: Organic Practices for Honeybee Health

by Les Crowder & Heather Harrell

In recent years beekeepers have had to face tremendous challenges, from pests such as varroa and tracheal mites and from the mysterious but even more devastating phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder...


The Greened House Effect: Renovating Your Home with a Deep Energy Retrofit

by Jeff Wilson

With greater public awareness of the need for energy independence, the issue of how we can make our existing homes more resource efficient is becoming ever more critical. Residential buildings make up a large...


The Resilient Farm and Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach

by Ben Falk

The Resilient Farm and Homestead is a manual for developing durable, beautiful, and highly functional human habitat systems fit to handle an age of rapid transition.

Ben Falk is a land designer and site developer...


Power from the People: How to Organize, Finance, and Launch Local Energy Projects

by Greg Pahl & Van Jones

Over 90 percent of US power generation comes from large, centralized, highly polluting, nonrenewable sources of energy. It is delivered through long, brittle transmission lines, and then is squandered through...


The Small-Scale Poultry Flock: An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers

by Harvey Ussery & Joel Salatin

The most comprehensive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry for the small-scale farmer, homesteader, and professional grower. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock offers a practical and integrative model for...


The Natural Building Companion: A Comprehensive Guide to Integrative Design and Construction

by Jacob Deva Racusin & Ace McArleton

Natural buildings not only bring satisfaction to their makers and joy to their occupants, they also leave the gentlest footprint on the environment. In this complete reference to natural building philosophy,...


When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival

by Matthew Stein & James Wesley Rawles

Disasters often strike without warning and leave a trail of destruction in their wake. Yet armed with the right tools and information, survivors can fend for themselves and get through even the toughest circumstances....