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Household Crafts and Tips: The Foxfire Americana Library (12)

by Inc. Foxfire Fund

A collection of how-tos celebrating the domestic arts of Appalachia, “Household Crafts and Tips” includes traditional advice on soapmaking and quilting, as well as in-depth instructions for making baskets,...


Boogers, Witches, and Haints: Appalachian Ghost Stories: The Foxfire Americana Library (5)

by Inc. Foxfire Fund

A collection of spine-tingling Appalachian ghost stories and tall tales passed down from generation to generation.  Whether they tell of faucets that drip blood, monster catfish that lurk at the bottom of quarries,...


Mountain Folk Remedies: The Foxfire Americana Library (9)

by Inc. Foxfire Fund

Beginning with an illustrated guide to the herbs and roots used in traditional Appalachian healing, “Mountain Folk Remedies” is a fascinating collection of historic remedies ranging from the practical (burdock...


Moonshining as a Fine Art: The Foxfire Americana Library (1)

by Inc. Foxfire Fund

The history of moonshining is a long one, and no one tells it better than the men who once made a living from it deep in the heart of Appalachia. Originally published in 1972, “Moonshining as a Fine Art”...


The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading: An Encyclopedia of Independent Living

by Nicole Faires

Can you make your own bread (sans bread machine)? Grow a garden all winter? What can you use instead of toilet paper? What if the power went out for a month? What if the grocery store closed? Can you make a...


Backyard Farming: Growing Vegetables & Herbs: From Planting to Harvesting and More

by Kim Pezza

Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here!

A bountiful vegetable garden is a mainstay of the backyard farm; when done right, it can form the foundation for all your future farming successes. Whether you’re...


Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World

by Joel Salatin

From farmer Joel Salatin's point of view, life in the 21st century just ain't normal. In FOLKS, THIS AIN'T NORMAL, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living...


Wild Summer and Fall Plant Foods: The Foxfire Americana Library (8)

by Inc. Foxfire Fund

A handy illustrated guide to the edible plant life available in Appalachia and surrounding areas during the summer and fall seasons. From berries to herbs perfect for teas and tonics, each entry includes information...


Wild Spring Plant Foods: The Foxfire AMericana Library (7)

by Inc. Foxfire Fund

A handy illustrated guide to the edible plant life available in Appalachia and other temperate areas during the spring. From sassafras to rhubarb, each entry includes instructions on where to find the plant,...


Blowguns and Bouncing Pigs: Traditional Toymaking: The Foxfire Americana Library (6)

by Inc. Foxfire Fund

The Foxfire Americana Library takes you back to the good ol’ days with a collection of simple, classic toys that can be made at home. Complete with illustrated step-by-step instructions, “Blowguns and Bouncing...


Meats and Small Game: The Foxfire Americana Library (4)

by Inc. Foxfire Fund

Great for hunters, fishermen, and adventurous cooks, this illustrated entry in the Foxfire Americana Library shares a wealth of information from Appalachian experts on how to dress and cook meats and small...


Pickling and Preserving: The Foxfire Americana Library (3)

by Inc. Foxfire Fund

Out of the kitchens and cupboards of Appalachia comes a warmhearted collection of tried-and-true methods for pickling and preserving fruits and vegetables. Part history, part practical recipe book, here homegrown...


Traditional Baking: The Foxfire Americana Library (2)

by Inc. Foxfire Fund

The Foxfire Americana Library brings you back-to-basics recipes for breads, cornbreads, puddings, cakes, and pies that are just as easily baked on a modern oven as the traditional Appalachian woodstoves where...


Mountain Music Fills the Air: Banjos and Dulcimers: The Foxfire Americana Libray (11)

by Inc. Foxfire Fund

Banjos and dulcimers have always been an essential part of Appalachian music, shared and enjoyed throughout the generations. Here, musicians share the history of the instruments and show how they are constructed,...


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...


Modern Pioneering: More Than 150 Recipes, Projects, and Skills for a Self-Sufficient Life

by Georgia Pellegrini

A cookbook and backyard gardening and homesteading guide for women who want to grow food efficiently, cook seasonal recipes, or even try foraging, camping, and living off the land.

Self-sufficiency is the ultimate...


Solar Power for Sustainable Living: What to Consider Before Going the Do It Yourself Solar Route

by Sustainable Stevie

NOTE: This book is written for those COMTEMPLATING getting a solar panel system if they don't know enough about it yet. A good, basic understanding of what you need to know "before" diving into it is what you...


Homesweet Homegrown: How to Grow, Make and Store Food, No Matter Where You Live

by Robyn Jasko & Jennifer Biggs

This succinct handbook is packed with practical information that will inspire and enable those who want to grow their own food and venture down the path of food independence. From choosing and starting seeds...


Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat

by Ellen Zachos

You don't need to trek into the forest to forage edible plants. Ideal for first-time foragers, this book features 70 edible weeds, flowers, mushrooms, and ornamental plants typically found in urban or suburban...


The Mobile Poultry Slaughterhouse: Building a Humane Chicken-Processing Unit to Strengthen Your Local Food System

by Ali Berlow & Temple Grandin

If you are raising chickens, turkeys, or other poultry for meat and lack easy access to a humane, local slaughterhouse, this guide shows you how to put together a slaughtering and processing unit that will...