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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...


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 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...


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...


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)...


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...


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...


The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution

by Andrew Mefferd New Society Publishers (February 26, 2019)

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...


The Joy of Keeping Goats

by Laura Childs Skyhorse (June 01, 2011)

Goats are easy to care for and a low-investment choice for anyone wishing to live out rural dreams or add to an existing stable. The Joy of Keeping Goats offers practical advice, clear guidelines, and wonderful...


The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals

by Laura Childs, Jennifer Megyesi, Jessie Shiers & Kate Rowinski et al. Skyhorse (August 16, 2016)

Imagine putting together a big breakfast using the eggs straight from your own chickens, or bacon straight from the pig. This is a sort of ideal that many dream of, but few ever get to experience. Now with The...


In the Shadow of Policy

by Paul Hebinck, Ben Cousins, Henning de Klerk & Jonathan Denison et al. Wits University Press (October 01, 2013)

Notions of land and agrarian reform are now well entrenched in post-apartheid South Africa. But what this reform actually means for everyday life is not clearly understood, nor the way it will impact on the...


Farming While Black

by Leah Penniman & Karen Washington Chelsea Green Publishing (October 30, 2018)

In 1920, 14 percent of all land-owning US farmers were black. Today less than 2 percent of farms are controlled by black people—a loss of over 14 million acres and the result of discrimination and dispossession....


The Frugal Homesteader

by John Moody New Society Publishers (October 02, 2018)

  • The author is a homesteader and farmer who moved his family of 7 from the city to a 35-acre homestead in Kentucky 10 years ago
  • He is the founder of Whole Life Buying Club and the CEO of Steader.com, an on-line...


It's a Long Road to a Tomato

by Keith Stewart, Flavia Bacarella & Deborah Madison The Experiment (August 03, 2010)

A new edition of longtime farmer Keith Stewart’s deeply personal and highly acclaimed book on the hows and whys of running a small organic farm in 21st century America—updated with five new essays, a foreword...


Heritage

by Sean Brock & Peter Frank Edwards Artisan (October 21, 2014)

New York Times best seller

Winner, James Beard Award for Best Book in American Cooking

Winner, IACP Julia Child First Book Award

 

Named a Best Cookbook of the Season by Amazon, Food & Wine, Harper’s Bazaar,...


Managing Manure

by Mark Kopecky Storey Publishing, LLC (March 02, 2015)

Anyone who raises livestock or keeps horses must deal with manure. This Storey BASICS® guide shows you how to make this process manageable, useful, and even profitable. Organic dairy farmer and soil scientist...


Finding Good Farmland

by Ann Larkin Hansen Storey Publishing, LLC (March 26, 2013)

Buying farmland is a major investment, so be sure you make an informed choice. This practical guide covers every factor you should consider before making a purchase, including government regulations, residential...


The Chicken Health Handbook, 2nd Edition

by Gail Damerow Storey Publishing, LLC (January 08, 2016)

Healthy chickens are happy chickens. This one-of-a-kind reference book covers the health problems that plague chickens of all breeds and ages. Practical charts identify common symptoms and causes of infection,...


Chick Days

by Jenna Woginrich & Mars Vilaubi Storey Publishing, LLC (January 19, 2011)

Jenna Woginrich chronicles the life journey of three chickens (Amelia, Honey, and Tilda) from fluffy, newly hatched bundles to grown hens laying eggs of their own. As you watch these chickens grow, you’ll...


The Woodland Homestead

by Brett McLeod & Philip Ackerman-Leist Storey Publishing, LLC (July 10, 2015)

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...


The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables

by Marie Iannotti Timber Press (January 11, 2012)

Growing your own vegetables has never looked, or tasted, so good.

Are heirloom vegetables more difficult to grow than conventional hybrids? The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables debunks this myth...


Oxen

by Drew Conroy Storey Publishing, LLC (November 14, 2015)

Versatile as well as powerful, oxen can plow fields, haul stones, assist in logging, and improve roads. This comprehensive guide covers all aspects of selecting, training, feeding, and caring for your oxen....