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The Visual Dictionary of Food & Kitchen

by Jean-Claude Corbeil & Ariane Archambault Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Food and Kitchen gives readers the opportunity to discover foodstuffs from all around the world and to familiarize themselves with tools used to prepare, preserve or eat food. Convenient...


The Visual Dictionary of Plants & Gardening

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Plants and Gardening brings you into the fascinating world of vegetables, from ferns to mosses, flowering plants or trees, and presents tools used to cultivate ornamental or food plants....


An Unlikely Vineyard: The Education of a Farmer and Her Quest for Terroir

by Deirdre Heekin & Alice Feiring Chelsea Green Publishing (October 29, 2014)

Named one of the Best Wine Books of 2014 by The New York Times, An Unlikely Vineyard tells the evolutionary story of Deirdre Heekin's farm from overgrown fields to a fertile, productive, and beautiful landscape...


Grasslands and herbivore production in Europe and effects of common policies

by Alex De Vliegher, Bert Van Gils, Alain Peeters* & Christian Huyghe Quae (March 20, 2014)

The European project Multisward (http://www.multisward.eu/multisward_eng/) aims at supporting developments and innovations in grassland use and management in different European farming systems (including low-input...


Note-by-Note Cooking: The Future of Food

by Hervé This & Malcolm DeBevoise Columbia University Press (October 07, 2014)

Note-by-Note Cooking is a landmark in the annals of gastronomy, liberating cooks from the constraints of traditional ingredients and methods through the use of pure molecular compounds. 1-Octen-3-ol, which has...


The Emergent Agriculture: Farming, Sustainability and the Return of the Local Economy

by Gary Kleppel & John Ikerd New Society Publishers (June 30, 2014)

Local, diverse and resilient – the new culture of food


The Farm Then and Now: A Model for Sustainable Living

by Douglas Stevenson New Society Publishers (March 31, 2014)

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


The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower's Handbook for Small-scale Organic Farming

by Jean-Martin Fortier New Society Publishers (February 17, 2014)

Grow better not bigger with proven low-tech, human-scale, biointensive farming methods


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


Raising Goats Naturally: The Complete Guide to Milk, Meat and More

by Deborah Niemann New Society Publishers (September 23, 2013)

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


Uprisings: A Hands-On Guide to the Community Grain Revolution

by Sarah Simpson & Heather McLeod New Society Publishers (October 14, 2013)

From seed to loaf—everything you need to know to build community with grain.


Pure Poultry: Living Well with Heritage Chickens, Turkeys and Ducks

by Victoria Redhed Miller New Society Publishers (October 21, 2013)

Hatching a sustainable life with heritage poultry


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

EAT UP: The Inside Scoop on Rooftop Agriculture

by Lauren Mandel New Society Publishers (April 26, 2013)

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


Sustainable Market Farming: Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres

by Pam Dawling New Society Publishers (January 25, 2013)

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


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


Grass, Soil, Hope: A Journey Through Carbon Country

by Courtney White & Michael Pollan Chelsea Green Publishing (May 13, 2014)

This book tackles an increasingly crucial question: What can we do about the seemingly intractable challenges confronting all of humanity today, including climate change, global hunger, water scarcity, environmental...


Umami: Unlocking the Secrets of the Fifth Taste

by Ole Mouritsen, Klavs Styrbæk, Jonas Drotner Mouritsen & Mariela Johansen Columbia University Press (April 22, 2014)

In the West, we have identified only four basic tastes—sour, sweet, salty, and bitter—that, through skillful combination and technique, create delicious foods. Yet in many parts of East Asia over the past...


Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution

by Doug Fine Chelsea Green Publishing (March 12, 2014)

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 Legacy of John Waldie and Sons: A History of the Victoria Harbour Lumber Company

by Kenneth A. Armson & Marjorie McLeod Natural Heritage (September 30, 2007)

The story of John Waldie, "the second largest lumber operator in Canada," provides insights into the world of the lumber barons and the impact of the industry on Ontario forests.


The Grafter's Handbook, 6th Edition

by R.J. Garner & Steve Bradley Chelsea Green Publishing (March 04, 2013)

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 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...


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

by John Navazio Chelsea Green Publishing (December 17, 2012)

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 Chelsea Green Publishing (June 14, 2013)

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 Chelsea Green Publishing (January 10, 2013)

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 Schwartz & Gretel Ehrlich Chelsea Green Publishing (May 20, 2013)

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 Chelsea Green Publishing (March 01, 2013)

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 Chelsea Green Publishing (May 28, 2012)

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 Chelsea Green Publishing (March 05, 2013)

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 Chelsea Green Publishing (June 05, 2013)

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...


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 Organic Grain Grower: Small-Scale, Holistic Grain Production for the Home and Market Producer

by Jack Lazor Chelsea Green Publishing (August 13, 2013)

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...


Humane and Healthy Poultry Production: A Manual for Organic Growers

by Karma Glos & Jocelyn Langer Chelsea Green Publishing (April 15, 2011)

Part of the NOFA guides. Includes information on:

  • Organic poultry basics
  • Establishing the facilities (housing and equipment, choosing and using litter, outdoor access, brooding, grazing and pasturing)
  • Purchasing...


Whole-Farm Planning: Ecological Imperatives, Personal Values, and Economics

by Elizabeth Henderson, Karl North & Jocelyn Langer Chelsea Green Publishing (April 15, 2011)

Part of the NOFA Guides. Includes information on:

  • Lessons from systems science (including tools)
  • Assessing the whole farm (what are we managing? the people, physical and mental assets, money)
  • Understanding...


Organic Seed Production and Saving: The Wisdom of Plant Heritage

by Bryan Connolly, Jocelyn Langer & C. R. Lawn Chelsea Green Publishing (April 28, 2011)

Part of the NOFA guides. Includes information on:

  • Strengths and limitations of hybrid varieties
  • Before you grow the seed (selecting varieties, saving seed and improving crops, intellectual property rights)
  • ...


Organic Soil-Fertility and Weed Management

by Steve Gilman & Jocelyn Langer Chelsea Green Publishing (April 28, 2011)

Soil is a living organism that loves to cooperate with farmers and gardeners. A green thumb will appear on those who align themselves with its health and requirements. This book discusses:

  • Soil habitat
  • Sustaining...


Compost, Vermicompost and Compost Tea: Feeding the Soil on the Organic Farm

by Grace Gershuny & Jocelyn Langer Chelsea Green Publishing (April 15, 2011)

Part of the NOFA Guides series. 

Information on composting techniques, including:

  • Principles and biology of composting
  • Temperature, aeration and moisture control
  • Composting methods
  • Materials (additives and...


Crop Rotation and Cover Cropping: Soil Resiliency and Health on the Organic Farm

by Seth Kroeck & Jocelyn Langer Chelsea Green Publishing (April 15, 2011)

Part of the NOFA guides. This volume covers:

  • Historical roots of cover-crop techniques
  • Thinking beyond this season's cash crop (disease and pest reduction, weed suppression, cash vs. cover crops)
  • What is a...


Organic Dairy Production

by Sarah Flack & Jocelyn Langer Chelsea Green Publishing (April 28, 2011)

Part of the NOFA guides. Includes information on:

  • Soils, the foundation of health (manure management)
  • Crop production and grazing management (forage species, pasture management, setting up a grazing system)...


Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking: The Ultimate Guide for Home-Scale and Market Producers

by Gianaclis Caldwell & Ricki Carroll Chelsea Green Publishing (September 19, 2012)

The key to becoming a successful artisan cheesemaker is to develop the intuition essential for problem solving and developing unique styles of cheeses. There are an increasing number of books on the market about...


The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food

by Janisse Ray Chelsea Green Publishing (July 06, 2012)

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: A Complete Guide to Managing Finances, Crops, and Staff - and Making a  Profit

by Richard Wiswall Chelsea Green Publishing (October 09, 2009)

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...


The Basics of Permaculture Design

by Ross Mars, Martin Ducker & David Holmgren Chelsea Green Publishing (March 30, 2005)

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,...


Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered

by Woody Tasch & Carlo Petrini Chelsea Green Publishing (May 12, 2009)

Could there ever be an alternative stock exchange dedicated to slow, small, and local? Could a million American families get their food from CSAs? What if you had to invest 50 percent of your assets within 50...


Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy, 2nd Edition

by Greg Pahl & Bill McKibben Chelsea Green Publishing (September 15, 2008)

For anyone who is trying to keep up with the extremely rapid developments in the biodiesel industry, the second edition of Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy is an invaluable aid. The breathtaking speed...


Sharing the Harvest: A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported Agriculture, 2nd Edition

by Robyn Van En, Elizabeth Henderson & Joan Dye Gussow Chelsea Green Publishing (November 01, 2007)

To an increasing number of American families the CSA (community supported agriculture) is the answer to the globalization of our food supply. The premise is simple: create a partnership between local farmers...


Oil and Honey

by Bill McKibben Henry Holt and Co. (September 17, 2013)

Bestselling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben recounts the personal and global story of the fight to build and preserve a sustainable planet

Bill McKibben is not a person you'd expect to find handcuffed...


How to Land a Top-Paying Farmers, Ranchers, and Agricultural Managers Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Resumes and Cover Letters, Interviews

by Brad Andrews Emereo Publishing (October 24, 2012)

How to Land a Top-Paying Farmers, Ranchers, and Agricultural Managers Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Resumes and Cover Letters, Interviews, Salaries, Promotions, What to Expect From Recruiters and...


The Vertical Farm

by Dr. Dickson Despommier & Majora Carter St. Martin's Press (October 12, 2010)

"The vertical farm is a world-changing innovation whose time has come. Dickson Despommier's visionary book provides a blueprint for securing the world's food supply and at the same time solving one of the gravest...