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The Chelsea Green Reader: Selections from 30 Years of Independent Publishing, 1984-2014

by Ben Watson & Ian Baldwin Chelsea Green Publishing (November 20, 2014)

Chelsea Green, the Vermont-based independent publisher, has always had a nose for authors and subjects that are way ahead of the cultural curve, as is evident in this new anthology celebrating the company's...


Back to Basics

by Abigail R. Gehring Skyhorse (October 14, 2014)

The classic guide to self-sufficiency, with more than 200,000 copies sold—now fully updated!

Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better...


Independence Days: A Guide to Sustainable Food Storage & Preservation

by Sharon Astyk New Society Publishers (November 01, 2009)

Declare food security in your own backyard.


The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival

by Katrina Blair & Sandor Ellix Katz Chelsea Green Publishing (October 07, 2014)

The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy...


Homesteading

by Abigail Gehring Skyhorse (October 07, 2014)

The companion to the bestseller Back to Basics for country, urban, and suburban folksnow fully updated!

Who doesn't want to shrink their carbon footprint, save money, and eat homegrown food whenever possible?...


Simpler Living

by Jeff Davidson & Mark Victor Hansen Skyhorse (July 08, 2014)

Life moves too quickly these days, as technology, work, and personal commitments make it almost impossible to relax and enjoy life. Finding yourself stressed over the clutter in your kitchen or the mass of paper...


Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice

by Sukita Reay Crimmel & James Thomson New Society Publishers (April 01, 2014)

Down and dirty – a complete step-by-step guide to making, installing, and living with beautiful, all-natural earthen floors


Bokashi Composting: Scraps to Soil in Weeks

by Adam Footer New Society Publishers (December 16, 2013)

The safe, clean, and convenient way to compost all your food scraps.


Grow a Sustainable Diet: Planning and Growing to Feed Ourselves and the Earth

by Cindy Conner New Society Publishers (February 17, 2014)

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


Green Wizardry: Conservation, Solar Power, Organic Gardening, and Other Hands-On Skills From the Appropriate Tech Toolkit

Browsing Nature's Aisles: A Year of Foraging for Wild Food in the Suburbs

by Wendy Brown & Eric Brown New Society Publishers (September 23, 2013)

Mud clams, knotweed, and plants that bite back – one family’s adventures in suburban foraging


Making Home: Adapting Our Homes and Our Lives to Settle in Place

by Sharon Astyk New Society Publishers (August 21, 2012)

A better life means having less, not having more


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

by Oscar H. Will & Karen K. Will New Society Publishers (January 25, 2013)

Off-the-wall solutions for real farmstead problems


The Great Healthy Yard Project

by Diane Lewis She Writes Press (May 06, 2014)

A 2013 study released by the United States Geological Survey found that the chemicals we're putting in our yards are now in every stream, river, and lake, and half of our well water-all the sources of our drinking...


The Country Living Handbook

by Abigail Gehring Skyhorse (May 20, 2014)

Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this compact guide has everything you need to dive into a more self-sufficient life. From canning...


Prepping For Survival: Disaster Emergency Preparedness for Disaster Survival

by Spencer Daly Healthy Lifestyles (January 27, 2013)

Prepping For Survival: Disaster Emergency Preparedness for Disaster Survival You don't have to be a conspiracy theorist or a hardcore survivalist to understand the importance of being prepared for an emergency...


The Grow Your Own Food Handbook

by Monte Burch Skyhorse (April 01, 2014)

Growing your own food is a hot topic today because of the high cost of transporting food long distances, the heightened problem of diseases caused by commercially grown foods, concerns of the overuse of chemicals...


Keeping a Family Cow: The Complete Guide for Home-Scale, Holistic Dairy Producers, 3rd Edition

by Joann S. Grohman Chelsea Green Publishing (September 30, 2013)

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...


Top-Bar Beekeeping: Organic Practices for Honeybee Health

by Les Crowder & Heather Harrell Chelsea Green Publishing (November 27, 2012)

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...


The Greened House Effect: Renovating Your Home with a Deep Energy Retrofit

by Jeff Wilson Chelsea Green Publishing (May 24, 2013)

With greater public awareness of the need for energy independence, the issue of how we can make our existing homes more resource efficient is becoming ever more critical. Residential buildings make up a large...


The Resilient Farm and Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach

by Ben Falk Chelsea Green Publishing (May 23, 2013)

The Resilient Farm and Homestead is a manual for developing durable, beautiful, and highly functional human habitat systems fit to handle an age of rapid transition.

Ben Falk is a land designer and site developer...


Power from the People: How to Organize, Finance, and Launch Local Energy Projects

by Greg Pahl & Van Jones Chelsea Green Publishing (August 13, 2012)

Over 90 percent of US power generation comes from large, centralized, highly polluting, nonrenewable sources of energy. It is delivered through long, brittle transmission lines, and then is squandered through...


The Small-Scale Poultry Flock: An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers

by Harvey Ussery & Joel Salatin Chelsea Green Publishing (October 07, 2011)

The most comprehensive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry for the small-scale farmer, homesteader, and professional grower. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock offers a practical and integrative model for...


The Natural Building Companion: A Comprehensive Guide to Integrative Design and Construction

by Jacob Deva Racusin & Ace McArleton Chelsea Green Publishing (May 01, 2012)

Natural buildings not only bring satisfaction to their makers and joy to their occupants, they also leave the gentlest footprint on the environment. In this complete reference to natural building philosophy,...


When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival

by Matthew Stein & James Wesley Rawles Chelsea Green Publishing (November 16, 2011)

Disasters often strike without warning and leave a trail of destruction in their wake. Yet armed with the right tools and information, survivors can fend for themselves and get through even the toughest circumstances....


The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times

by Carol Deppe Chelsea Green Publishing (October 05, 2010)

Scientist/gardener Carol Deppe combines her passion for organic gardening with newly emerging scientific information from many fields - resilience science, climatology, climate change, ecology, anthropology,...


Masonry Heaters: Designing, Building, and Living with a Piece of the Sun

by Ken Matesz & Albie Barden Chelsea Green Publishing (September 07, 2010)

Masonry Heaters is a complete guide to designing and living with one of the oldest, and yet one of the newest, heating devices. A masonry heater’s design, placement in the home, and luxurious radiant heat...


Up Tunket Road: The Education of a Modern Homesteader

by Philip Ackerman-Leist & Erin Ackerman-Leist Chelsea Green Publishing (May 14, 2010)

Ever since Thoreau's Walden, the image of the American homesteader has been of someone getting away from civilization, of forging an independent life in the country. Yet if this were ever true, what is the nature...


Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture

by Shannon Hayes Left to Write Press (February 01, 2010)

Mother Nature has shown her hand. Faced with climate change, dwindling resources, and species extinctions, most Americans understand the fundamental steps necessary to solve our global crises-drive less, consume...


101 Home Uses of Hydrogen Peroxide: The Clean Green Home Revolution

by Mundt Becky B & C, LLC (January 30, 2013)

"The Clean Green Home Revolution - 101 Home Uses of Hydrogen Peroxide" is a comprehensive guide to home, garden, spa and personal care uses of hydrogen peroxide from the editor and publisher of FoodGradeH2O2.com....


The Ultimate Guide to Self-Reliant Living

by Jay Cassell Skyhorse (November 01, 2013)

Being a homesteader today may seem difficult; the world is full of so many gadgets and conveniences, many of which most of us consider necessary to live a full and happy life. In this collection, edited and...


Mini Farming Guide to Vegetable Gardening

by Brett L. Markham Skyhorse (May 22, 2012)

Make the most of your vegetable garden with Brett Markham, author Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre. This comprehensive new handbook covers everything you need to know about maximizing and harvesting...


The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living

by Abigail Gehring Skyhorse (October 26, 2011)

Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this might just be the most comprehensive guide to back to basics living ever published. Fans...


The Joy of Keeping a Root Cellar

by Jennifer Megyesi & Geoff Hansen Skyhorse (October 01, 2010)

The winning team behind The Joy of Keeping Chickens returns, this time with a complete guide to building and maintaining a root cellareven if it's just a dark and cool closet. This cheap, easy, energy-saving...


Windmills and Wind Motors

by F. E. Powell Skyhorse (December 03, 2011)

Free, clean, and sustainable energy: wind power is an essential resource everyone can harness. This comprehensive and compact historical work provides everything you need to learn about the theory and construction...


The Ultimate Self-Sufficiency Handbook

by Abigail Gehring Skyhorse (June 01, 2012)

This compact guide provides advice, tips, and step-by-step instructions for hundreds of projects, offering the entire family the tools they need to make the shift toward self-sufficient living. Readers will...


Making Kind Choices

by Ingrid Newkirk & Paul McCartney St. Martin's Griffin (August 26, 2013)

Choosing a compassionate lifestyle that makes you feel good and positively impacts on the environment and on animals has never been easier. In this practical and accessible handbook, loaded with resources for...


The New American Homestead: Sustainable, Self-Sufficient Living in the Country or in the City

by John H. Tullock Howell Book House (September 06, 2012)

Learn how to live sustainably in the city, the suburbs, or the country

Many people are cutting back on consumerism and trying to simplify their lives, realizing that the "new way" isn't necessarily the best way....


Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste

by Bea Johnson Scribner (April 09, 2013)

Part inspirational story of Bea Johnson (the "Priestess of Waste-Free Living") and how she transformed her family's life for the better by reducing their waste to an astonishing one liter per year; part practical,...


Chickens in the Road

by Suzanne McMinn HarperOne (October 08, 2013)

Suzanne McMinn, a former romance writer and founder of the popular blog chickensintheroad.com, shares the story of her search to lead a life of ordinary splendor in Chickens in the Road, her inspiring and funny...


Firewood: An Expert Introduction to Equipment, Trees, Harvesting and Understanding This Valuable Resource

by Troy Jd McClain eBookIt.com (January 03, 2013)

Have you ever contemplated venturing out into the world with the intent of harvesting a tree or two for firewood? Do you know what to do and how to do it? Are you familiar with trees, the differences between...


The Weekend Homesteader

by Anna Hess Skyhorse (December 18, 2012)

The Weekend Homesteader is organized by month--so whether it's January or June you'll find exciting, short projects that you can use to dip your toes into the vast ocean of homesteading without getting overwhelmed....


Maximizing Your Mini Farm

by Brett L. Markham Skyhorse (March 21, 2012)

Mini farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family's food on just a quarter acre--and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending...


Stepping Lightly: Simplicity for people and the planet

by Mark A. Burch New Society Publishers (October 24, 2012)

An eloquent, soulful and highly practical guide...


Cashing In On a Second Home in Central America: How to Buy, Rent and Profit in the World's Bargain Zone

by Tom Hammond Kelly & Mitch Creekmore, Jeff eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

In their newly updated book Cashing In on a Second Home in Mexico - How to Buy, Rent and Profit from Property South of the Border, authors Tom Kelly and Mitch Creekmore guide readers on topics like safely holding...


Chickens

by Janet Lembke Skyhorse (November 01, 2012)

Framed by the author's personal experience with backyard hens, Chickens: Their Natural and Unnatural Histories explores the history of the chicken from its descent from the dinosaurs to the space-age present....


The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading

by Nicole Faires Skyhorse (March 10, 2011)

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...


Keepers of the Trees

by Ann Linnea & Lyanda Lynn Haupt Skyhorse (April 30, 2010)

Engage in the life stories of fourteen people whose lives have been shaped by treesfeaturing the true stories of a tree doctor, big tree hunter Will Blozan, Plant Amnesty's pruner, and ninety-four-year-old logger...


The Ultimate Guide to Natural Farming and Sustainable Living

by Nicole Faires Skyhorse (January 19, 2016)

A beautiful, comprehensive guide to going green and living sustainably.

Permaculture is an important but often misunderstood method of growing food and building homes in a manner that works with nature, rather...


The Toxin-Free Home

by Alison Haynes Skyhorse (June 16, 2015)

With the amount of junk a family can amass, it seems impossible to keep a tidy home. Home Detox Handbook teaches you how to tackle every cleaning project in your home with ease, from washing stained laundry...