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The Ethical Meat Handbook, Revised and Updated 2nd Edition

The Ethical Meat Handbook, Revised and Updated 2nd Edition

Complete Home Butchery, Charcuterie, and Cooking for the Conscious Omnivore

Nutrition, environmental impact, ethics, sustainability – it seems like there’s no end to the food factors we must consider. At the center of the dietary storm is animal-based agriculture. Was your beef factory farmed or pasture-raised? Did your …

Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener

Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener

Many home gardeners refuse to eat a grocery store tomato, but routinely obtain seeds commercially, sometimes from thousands of miles away. And while seed saving can appear mysterious and intimidating, even home gardeners with limited time and space …

DIY Mushroom Cultivation

DIY Mushroom Cultivation

Growing Mushrooms at Home for Food Medicine and Soil

With applications in permaculture, urban farming, cooking, natural medicine, and the arts, interest in home-scale mushroom cultivation is exploding. Yet many beginners remain daunted by the perceived complexity of working with fungi.

DIY Mushroom …

The Year-Round Hoophouse

The Year-Round Hoophouse

Polytunnels for All Seasons and All Climates

Design and build a hoophouse or polytunnel, and grow abundant produce year-round in any climate 

Growing in hoophouses – also known as high tunnels or polytunnels – reduces the impact of an increasingly unpredictable climate on crops, mitigates …

Raising Rabbits for Meat

Raising Rabbits for Meat

How to raise rabbits for a steady source of meat and income 

Rabbits are one of the most sustainable, nutritious, and economic meat sources available. They can easily be raised in a variety of locations and climates, and require less space and …

So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader?

So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader?

All the Dirt on Living the Good Life

The “look before you leap” guide to the joys and pitfalls of the rural good life.

Dreams of self-sufficiency, independence, and tranquility continue to pull in a new generation of modern homesteaders. While growing your own food and being in …

Raising Goats Naturally, 2nd Edition

Raising Goats Naturally, 2nd Edition

The Complete Guide to Milk, Meat, and More

Produce your own milk, cheese, meat, fiber, fertilizer, and more

Incorporating dairy goats into a diversified homestead can be the key to greater greater self-sufficiency. Responding to questions and concerns from readers from all over North America …

The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution

The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution

High-Production Methods for Small-Scale Farmers

Learn how to use natural no-till systems to increase profitability, efficiency, carbon sequestration, and soil health on your small farm. 

Farming without tilling has long been a goal of agriculture, yet tilling remains one of the most dominant …