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The Emergent Agriculture

by Gary S. Kleppel

Local, diverse and resilient – the new culture of food

Long embraced by corporations who are driven only by the desire for profit, industrial agriculture wastes precious resources and spews millions of...


The Farm Then and Now

by Douglas Stevenson

From commune to ecovillage — an in-depth look at the past, present and future of the world’s best-known intentional community

In the Summer of Love in San Francisco's Haight-Asbury, a charismatic young...


Grow a Sustainable Diet

by Cindy Conner

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

Everyone loves to prepare a meal with ingredients fresh from their own garden. But for most of us, no matter...


EAT UP

by Lauren Mandel

From roof to table – urban food has reached new heights.

Soaring prices and concerns about chemical-laden fruits and vegetables increasingly drive us to grow our own healthy food close to home. In cities,...


Sustainable Market Farming

by Pam Dawling

Growing for 100 - the complete year-round guide for the small-scale market grower.

Across North America, an agricultural renaissance is unfolding. A growing number of market gardeners are emerging to feed...


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

by Oscar H. Will & Karen K. Will

Off-the-wall solutions for real farmstead problems

Fueled by a failing economy and a passionate desire for a return to simpler times, a new wave of homesteaders is seeking the good life and the kind of true...


Hemp Bound

by Doug Fine

The stat sheet on hemp sounds almost too good to be true: its fibers are among the planet?s strongest, its seed oil the most nutritious, and its potential as an energy source vast and untapped. Its one downside?...


The Organic Seed Grower

by John Navazio

Now in Paperback

?A fantastic guide for organic seed breeders and producers. [Navazio] has taken organic seed production to a higher level.? ?Suzanne Ashworth, author of Seed to Seed

The Organic Seed Grower is...


Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land

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...


Cows Save the Planet

by Judith 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

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

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

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...


The Organic Grain Grower

by Jack Lazor

The ultimate guide to growing organic grains on a small and ecological scale, The Organic Grain Grower is invaluable for both home-scale and commercial producers interested in expanding their resiliency and...


The Seed Underground

by Janisse Ray

There is no despair in a seed. There's only life, waiting for the right conditions-sun and water, warmth and soil-to be set free. Everyday, millions upon millions of seeds lift their two green wings.

At no time...


The Organic Farmer's Business Handbook

by Richard Wiswall

Contrary to popular belief, a good living can be made on an organic farm. What?s required is farming smarter, not harder.

In The Organic Farmer?s Business Handbook, Richard Wiswall shares advice on how to make...


The Basics of Permaculture Design

by Ross Mars, Martin Ducker & David Holmgren

The Basics of Permaculture Design, first published in Australia in 1996, is an excellent introduction to the principles of permaculture, design processes, and the tools needed for designing sustainable gardens,...


Goats Giving Birth

by Deborah Niemann

Lessons, stories, and reflections from the Goat Midwife

There is nothing about goat care that creates more anticipation, excitement, frustration, and fear than birthing goats. What can you expect with a goat...


Pawpaws

by Blake Cothron

Discover a fresh new offering for your farm or orchard business

Pawpaws is the first in-depth guide to small-scale commercial cultivation of pawpaws. Also known as Indiana bananas or hipster bananas, this almost...


Soil Science for Gardeners

by Robert Pavlis

Build healthy soil and grow better plants

Robert Pavlis, a gardener for over four decades, debunks common soil myths, explores the rhizosphere, and provides a personalized soil fertility improvement program in...