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The Living Land: Agriculture, Food and Community Regeneration in the 21st Century

by Jules Pretty Obe

The Living Land sets out a new 'stakeholder' vision for rural regeneration in Europe. It integrates three themes: sustainable agriculture, localised food systems and rural community development. All three offer...


The Complete Guide to Organic Livestock Farming: Everything You Need to Know About Natural Farming on a Small Scale

by Terri Paajanen

Small scale farming has grown greatly in popularity during the last two decades, with a greater turn in public awareness toward locally grown, organic, grass fed products that have not been modified, chemically...


How to Raise Dairy Goats: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

by Martha Maeda

Goats have been used for their dairy products for hundreds of years, providing a wide array of milk, butter, yogurt, and cheeses that provide the unique flavors that make Mediterranean cuisine so special. For...


101 Different Ways to Build Homes and Pens for Your Animals: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide

by Randy LaTour

Animals need their own space, and no where is this more apparent that for those who own multiple animals. When not given their own private space to be alone many animals, especially dogs and livestock will become...


The Complete Guide to Grass-Fed Cattle: How to Raise Your Cattle on Natural Grass for Fun and Profit

by Jacob Bennett

Raising cattle in the 21st century can be a complicated process. With the public conscious slowly turning more toward organic food choices, there are numerous reasons why deciding to grass feed your animals...


The Complete Guide to Building Your Own Green House

by Craig Baird

Food costs these days are outrageous and only growing more each day. So, the prospect of building your own greenhouse and growing your own fruits and vegetables is probably starting to sound more and more viable....


The Complete Guide to Raising Pigs: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

by Carlotta Cooper

Pigs are a very special breed of animal in that they can be almost as much a pet as they are a potential source of meat and income. The proper raising of pigs is much disputed for this reason and there are multiple...


The Complete Guide to Building Classic Barns, Fences, Storage Sheds, Animal Pens, Outbuilding, Greenhouses, Farm Equipment, & Tools: A Step-by-Step Gu

by Tim Bodamer

With their classic barns and fences, American small farms, and the buildings that support these farms, serve a much-needed purpose as much today as they have in the past. Every well-meaning farmer or property...


Environmental Assessment and Management in the Food Industry: Life Cycle Assessment and Related Approaches

by U Sonesson, J Berlin & F Ziegler

Life cycle assessment (LCA) of production and processing in the food industry is an important tool for improving sustainability. Environmental assessment and management in the food industry reviews the advantages,...


Functional Ingredients from Algae for Foods and Nutraceuticals

by H Dominguez

Algae have a long history of use as foods and for the production of food ingredients. There is also increasing interest in their exploitation as sources of bioactive compounds for use in functional foods and...


The Grafter's Handbook, 6th Edition

by R.J. Garner & Steve Bradley

R.J. Garner's The Grafter's Handbook is the classic reference book and revered encyclopedia (and the only one of its kind) on plant propagation by grafting, and has been favored by orchardists and gardeners...


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...


The Organic Seed Grower: A Farmer's Guide to Vegetable Seed Production

by John Navazio

The Organic Seed Grower is a comprehensive manual for the serious vegetable grower who is interested in growing high-quality seeds using organic farming practices. It is written for both serious home seed savers...


Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land: Lessons from Desert Farmers on Adapting to Climate Uncertainty

by Gary Paul Nabhan & Bill Mckibben

How to harvest water and nutrients, select drought-tolerant plants, and create natural diversity

Because climatic uncertainty has now become "the new normal," many farmers, gardeners and orchard-keepers in North...


Farms with a Future: Creating and Growing a Sustainable Farm Business

by Rebecca Thistlethwaite & Richard Wiswall

What makes a farm sustainable and successful? And what special qualities and skills are needed for someone to become a successful farmer?

Rebecca Thistlethwaite addresses these and other crucial questions in...


Cows Save the Planet: And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth

by Judith D. Schwartz & Gretel Ehrlich

In Cows Save the Planet, journalist Judith D. Schwartz looks at soil as a crucible for our many overlapping environmental, economic, and social crises. Schwartz reveals that for many of these problems-climate...


Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems

by Philip Ackerman-Leist & Deborah Madison

Droves of people have turned to local food as a way to retreat from our broken industrial food system. From rural outposts to city streets, they are sowing, growing, selling, and eating food produced close to...


Sowing Seeds in the Desert: Natural Farming, Global Restoration, and Ultimate Food Security

by Masanobu Fukuoka & Larry Korn

The earth is in great peril, due to the corporatization of agriculture, the rising climate crisis, and the ever-increasing levels of global poverty, starvation, and desertification on a massive scale. This present...


The New Horse-Powered Farm: Tools and Systems for the Small-Scale, Sustainable Market Grower

by Stephen Leslie & Lynn Miller

In an era when fuel is a primary concern, draft horses are seen by many as the solution to small-scale, resilient farming with a closed-loop system. Horses bring farmers back to the roots of what it means to...


Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights: The Escalating Battle over Who Decides What We Eat

by David E. Gumpert

Do Americans have the right to privately obtain the foods of our choice from farmers, neighbors, and local producers, in the same way our grandparents and great grandparents used to do?

Yes, say a growing number...