Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid: Your Path to Building an Energy-Independent Home

Prefabrication offers a simple path to the green home of your dreams, and in her latest book, Prefabulous author Sheri Koones highlights the many ways of using prefabrication to create almost-off-the-grid homes?houses that are not only environmentally friendly but often operate at nearly zero annual energy cost. Taking energy from the grid when necessary and […]

Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture, 2nd Edition

Today’s beekeepers face unprecedented challenges, a fact that is now front-page news with the spread of “colony collapse disorder.” Newly introduced pests like varroa and tracheal mites have made chemical treatment of hives standard practice, but pest resistance is building, which in turn creates demand for new and even more toxic chemicals. In fact, there […]

2012 International Energy Conservation Code (International Code Council Series)

New in the 2012 IECC® A comprehensive set of changes includes measures to improve the thermal envelope, HVAC systems, and electrical systems of residential buildings up to three stories in height. Commercial enhancements include required energy savings for windows, doors, and skylights; thermal envelope efficiency; and increased efficiencies for installed HVAC equipment. $ 35.89

The Intelligent Gardener: Growing Nutrient Dense Food

Vegetables, fruits, and grains are a major source of vital nutrients, but centuries of intensive agriculture have depleted our soils to historic lows. As a result, the broccoli you consume today may have less than half of the vitamins and minerals that the equivalent serving would have contained a hundred years ago. This is a […]

The Made-from-Scratch Life: Simple Ways to Create a Natural Home

Do you long for simpler days? Do you wish you had the time to offer your family home-grown meals? Does your heart cry for a quiet place in this fast-paced world?Blogger and homesteader Melissa K. Norris inspires with practical and easy methods to help you cook from scratch, garden, preserve your own food, and see […]

Mother Earth News Almanac: A Guide Through the Seasons

Mother Earth News Almanac is back–refreshed and ready for the next generation of self-sufficient makers and DIYers.Mother Earth News Almanac: A Guide Through the Seasons returns! The 1970s classic has been out of print for years. Now, updated for today’s readers and back in print, its information is as useful as ever. It contains instructions […]

Sun, Wind, and Light: Architectural Design Strategies

An updated guide to designing buildings that heat with the sun, cool with the wind, and light with the sky. This fully updated Third Edition covers principles of designing buildings that use the sun for heating, wind for cooling, and daylight for natural lighting. With 432 printed pages and a 450-page electronic book, supplemented with Digital Extras, […]

Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guinea Fowl

Gail Damerow shows you how to incubate, hatch, and brood baby chickens, ducklings, goslings, turkey poults, and guinea keets. With advice on everything from selecting a breed and choosing the best incubator to feeding and caring for newborn chicks in a brooder, this comprehensive guide also covers issues like embryo development, panting chicks, and a […]

Top-Bar Beekeeping: Organic Practices for Honeybee Health

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 (CCD). Yet in backyards and on rooftops all over the world, bees are being raised successfully, even without antibiotics, miticides, or other chemical […]

Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening: A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Healthy Garden

When the inspiration hits to start an organic garden, many novices could benefit from a guidebook that speaks directly to their enthusiasm, their goals, and, of course, their need for solid information that speaks a newbie’s language?from the most trusted source for organic gardening methods.In Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening by Deborah L. Martin, general garden-building […]

Simple Matters: Living with Less and Ending Up with More

For anyone looking to declutter, organize, and simplify, author Erin Boyle shares practical guidance and personal insights on small-space living and conscious consumption. At once pragmatic and philosophical, Simple Matters is a nod to the growing consensus that living simply and purposefully is more sustainable not only for the environment, but for our own happiness […]

Narcotics Anonymous Collection: Basic Text, Sixth Edition; It Works – How and Why; and Just For Today, Revised

Basic Text, Sixth Edition First published in 1983, NA’s primary book was revised in 2009 to incorporate new personal stories in the Sixth Edition. “Our Program” contains ten chapters explaining the NA Fellowship and our program of recovery. “Our Members Share” includespersonal stories from NA members worldwide, organized as: – Beginnings excerpted from earlier editions, […]

Growing Great Garlic: The Definitive Guide for Organic Gardeners and Small Farmers

The first garlic book written specifically for organic gardeners and small-scale farmers Growing Great Garlic is the definitive grower’s guide written by a small scale farmer who makes his living growing over 200 strains of garlic. Commercial growers will want to consult this book regularly. The author tells us: which strains to plant when to […]

From the Wood-Fired Oven: New and Traditional Techniques for Cooking and Baking with Fire

In the past twenty years, interest in wood-fired ovens has increased dramatically in the United States and abroad, but most books focus on how to bake bread or pizza in an oven. From the Wood-Fired Oven offers many more techniques for home and artisan bakers?from baking bread and making pizza to recipes on how to […]

More Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency

Bestselling author Caleb Warnock is back with a new collection of skills to help your family gain independence and self-reliance. Learn about self-seeding vegetables, keep chickens without ever buying feed, collect water from rain and snow, find wild vege $ 11.44

Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1, 2nd Edition: Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape

The award-winning Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1, 2nd Edition: Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape, is the first book in a three-volume guide that teaches you how to conceptualize, design, and implement sustainable water-harvesting systems for your home, landscape, and community. The lessons in this volume will enable […]

Golden Gate Gardening, 3rd Edition: The Complete Guide to Year-Round Food Gardening in the San Francisco Bay Area & Coastal California

The bible of vegetable gardening in the San Francisco Bay Area has been revised and updated! Packed with more than 400 pages of reliable information, Golden Gate Gardenin offers encyclopedic coverage of gardening principles and practices specific to the Bay Area and the Northern California coast. Author Pam Peirce explains strategies for growing common favorite […]

Savor: Rustic Recipes Inspired by Forest, Field, and Farm

“Gorgeous. . . .  A treat even if you don’t feel like cooking.”—The New York TimesSavor is a stunning cookbook that celebrates rustic good food made from natural ingredients. Experiencing the bounty of nature is one of life’s great joys: foraging, gardening, fishing, and, ultimately, cooking casual meals, whether indoors or outside over an open […]

The Story of Stuff: The Impact of Overconsumption on the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-And How We Can Make It Better

A classic exposé in company with An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring, The Story of Stuff expands on the celebrated documentary exploring the threat of overconsumption on the environment, economy, and our health. Leonard examines the “stuff” we use everyday, offering a galvanizing critique and steps for a changed planet.The Story of Stuff was received […]

Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small-Scale Community in a Large-Scale World

A 2012 Nautilus Silver Award Winner “Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small Scale Community in a Large Scale World “introduces an antidote to faceless, placeless sprawl — small scale neighborhoods where people can easily know one another, where empty nesters and single householders with far-flung families can find friendship or a helping hand nearby, and where children can […]

The Woodland Homestead: How to Make Your Land More Productive and Live More Self-Sufficiently in the Woods

Put your wooded land to work! This comprehensive manual shows you how to use your woodlands to produce everything from wine and mushrooms to firewood and livestock feed. You’ll learn how to take stock of your woods; use axes, bow saws, chainsaws, and other key tools; create pasture and silvopasture for livestock; prune and coppice […]

Homemade for Sale: How to Set Up and Market a Food Business from Your Home Kitchen

From farm-to-fork and “Buy Local” to slow food and hand-made artisan breads, more people than ever are demanding real food made with real ingredients by real people. Widely known as “cottage food legislation,” over forty-two states and many Canadian provinces have enacted recent legislation that encourages home cooks to create and sell a variety of […]

At Home with Madame Chic: Becoming a Connoisseur of Daily Life

Approach life at home the Madame Chic way: a beautiful, illustrated toolbox of tips and ideas for organizing, entertaining, and savoring a stylish life.When she arrived at Madame Chic’s Parisian apartment as a foreign exchange student, Jennifer Scott was a casual California girl who thought sweatpants were appropriate street attire. Madame Chic took Jennifer under […]

Modern Homesteading: Rediscovering the American Dream

God, self-reliance, simplicity, & service: The Homesteading secrets to success! With this in mind, Cody and the Wranglerstar family decided to leave a comfortable city life several years ago and start their adventure in the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Now popular pioneers among a growing movement of people seeking independence from debt, freedom […]

The New Create an Oasis with Greywater 6th Ed: Integrated Design for Water Conservation, Reuse, Rainwater Harvesting, and Sustainable Landscaping

This twentieth-anniversary edition of the world’s best-selling greywater book features adozen more pages, complete information on the Laundry to Landscape system, new colorplates, extensive revisions to every page, and dozens of new photos and figures. $ 13.78