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        41.

        STOREY'S GUIDE TO RAISING RABBITS

        BOB BENNETT
        Paperback

        Price: $19.95

        Completely revised and updated, the fourth edition of this classic guide covers everything you need to know about raising rabbits, including breed selection, year-round care and feeding, safe housing,…

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        Completely revised and updated, the fourth edition of this classic guide covers everything you need to know about raising rabbits, including breed selection, year-round care and feeding, safe housing, humane handling, and disease prevention and treatment. New and expanded features include guidelines for showing, updated breed guide photographs and expert advice on marketing.


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        THE ORGANIC FARMING MANUAL

        Ann Larkin Hansen
        Paperback

        Price: $29.95

        Whether you're just starting out or transitioning from traditional farming techniques, Ann Larkin Hansen's The Organic Farming Manual has everything you need to know about growing and marketing organic produce, grains, meat and dairy. Includes detailed information on how to obtain organic certification.


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        RADICAL HOMEMAKERS

        Shannon Hayes
        Paperback

        Price: $23.95

        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 …

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        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 less, increase self-reliance, buy locally, eat locally, rebuild our local communities.

        In essence, the great work we face requires rekindling the home fires.

        Radical Homemakers is about men and women across the United States who focus on home and hearth as a political and ecological act, and who have centered their lives on family and community for personal fulfillment and cultural change. It explores what domesticity looks like in an era that has benefited from feminism, where domination and oppression are cast aside and where the choice to stay home is no longer equated with mind-numbing drudgery, economic insecurity or relentless servitude.

        Radical homemakers nationwide speak about empowerment, transformation, happiness, and casting aside the pressures of a consumer culture to live in a world where money loses its power to relationships, independent thought and creativity. If you ever considered quitting a job to plant tomatoes, read to a child, pursue creative work, can green beans and heal the planet, this is your book.


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        STOREY’S GUIDE TO RAISING MINIATURE LIVESTOCK

        Sue Weaver
        Paperback

        Price: $19.95

        This latest addition to Storey's venerable Guide to Raising Series gives you the essential, expert instruction and advice you need to successfully raise miniature livestock. Sue Weaver clearly explain…

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        This latest addition to Storey's venerable Guide to Raising Series gives you the essential, expert instruction and advice you need to successfully raise miniature livestock. Sue Weaver clearly explains the ins and outs of breeding, feeding, housing, diet, nutrition, exercise, disease prevention and treatment and much, much more. Whether you're a new or an experienced farmer, you'll find everything you need to keep your minis healthy and productive.


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        MINI FARMING - SELF-SUFFICIENCY ON 1/4 ACRE

        Brett L. Markham
        Paperback

        Price: $18.95

        Here is a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family's food on just one-quarter acre — and earn $10,000 in cash annually. This is not bac…

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        Here is a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family's food on just one-quarter acre — and earn $10,000 in cash annually. This is not back-to-the-land utopianism, but a tested and pragmatic method that can be applied in small lots in rural, suburban and even urban areas. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, Brett Markham's advice will teach you what you need to know:

        • Saving, buying, starting, and selecting seeds
        • Maintaining and improving soil
        • Preventing and eradicating pests and diseases
        • Compost, crop rotation, and timing
        • Using organic methods
        • Garden planning to meet dietary requirements
        • Raising poultry
        • Raising and pruning fruits and nuts
        • Canning, freezing, and dehydrating
        • Selling your excess produce for top dollar
        • And more!

        More than just a how-to guide for self-sufficiency, Mini Farming teaches you the underlying principles of mini-farming so you will have the knowledge to make your own unique applications. Materials, tools and techniques are detailed with over a hundred photographs, tables, diagrams and illustrations.


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        STARTER VEGETABLE GARDENS

        BARBARA PLEASANT
        Paperback

        Price: $19.95

        Master gardener Barbara Pleasant takes the guesswork and anxiety out of growing food, explaining in simple language exactly how to start, maintain and eventually expand an organic vegetable garden, ev…

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        Master gardener Barbara Pleasant takes the guesswork and anxiety out of growing food, explaining in simple language exactly how to start, maintain and eventually expand an organic vegetable garden, even in the smallest of spaces. Choose one of 24 no-fail, small-scale garden plans and find out how easy it is to enjoy your own fresh food all season long!


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        GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD CHICKENS E-BOOK


        Downloadable PDF (learn more)

        Price: $6.99

        From the rooftop terraces of New York City to the sprawling lawns of rural America, the backyard chicken movement has taken hold and is making a massive impact among city dwellers and country folk ali…

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        From the rooftop terraces of New York City to the sprawling lawns of rural America, the backyard chicken movement has taken hold and is making a massive impact among city dwellers and country folk alike. As the authority on rural know-how, GRIT magazine has long been leading the charge and is now proud to introduce its special Guide to Backyard Chickens.

        At 100 full-color pages, this one-of-a-kind reference book is designed to arm you with all the information needed to enjoy the simple country pleasures of farm-fresh eggs and poultry, straight from your own backyard.

        GRIT's Guide to Backyard Chickens includes an extensive collection of relevant articles, including:

        • Raise a flock from mail-order chicks.
        • Top tips for keeping your flock healthy.
        • What to do with all those delicious eggs: recipes galore.
        • Guide to controlling ticks and other backyard pests.
        • Enjoy fresh eggs all year long.
        • Top tips for keeping your flock safe from predators.
        • Chicken coop and chick brooder plans.
        • How to hatch fertile eggs to replenish the flock.
        • Save money by growing your own meat.
        • Choose the right chicken breed.
        • Raise chickens in the city.


        48.

        THE HEIRLOOM TOMATO: FROM GARDEN TO TABLE

        Amy Goldman
        Hardcover

        Price: $35.00

        From the world-class garden of acclaimed food writer Amy Goldman comes a gorgeously illustrated cookbook and guide to the world's most beautiful and delicious tomatoes.

        Every year, renown…

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        From the world-class garden of acclaimed food writer Amy Goldman comes a gorgeously illustrated cookbook and guide to the world's most beautiful and delicious tomatoes.

        Every year, renowned grower Goldman produces 600 varieties of tomatoes on her estate in New York's Hudson Valley. Here, in 56 delicious recipes, 200 gorgeous photos and Goldman's erudite, charming prose, is the cream of the crop.

        From glorious heirloom beefsteaks to that delicious tomato you had as a kid but can't seem to find anymore — and including exotica like the ground tomato (a tiny green fruit that tastes like pineapple and grows in a tomatillo-like husk) — The Heirloom Tomato is filled with gorgeous shots of tomatoes.

        Along with the recipes and photos are profiles of the tomatoes, filled with surprisingly fascinating facts on their history and provenance, and a master gardener's guide to growing your own. More than just a loving look at one of the world's great edibles, this is a philosophy of eating and conservation between covers, an irresistible book for anyone who loves to cook or to garden.


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        ULTIMATE GARDENING CD-ROM

        MOTHER EARTH NEWS Editors
        CD Rom (learn more)

        Price: $4.00

        CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $24.95.

        IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT THIS PRODUCT: The software on this version of Ultimate Gardening CD-ROM triggers a security breech when updating to …

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        CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $24.95.

        IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT THIS PRODUCT: The software on this version of Ultimate Gardening CD-ROM triggers a security breech when updating to version 7 or higher of Java. While an internet connection is not required to access the content on this CD, it does require an internet browser with Java for viewing the files. As a result of the security breech, the files on this CD cannot be viewed once Java has been updated to version 7 or higher.

        The editors of Mother Earth News magazine have assembled some of their most popular organic gardening articles and compiled them in this easy-to-use CD-ROM format, just like their popular Mother Earth News Archive on CD-ROM.

        Selected from 40 years of material, this collection provides 179 practical, insightful articles, including information, tips and advice for:

        • cold frame gardening
        • growing dwarf fruit trees and nut trees
        • biodynamic gardening
        • growing $700 of food in 100 square feet
        • hydroponic greenhouse gardening
        • growing great salads year-round
        • gardening with organic pesticides
        • growing apples for homemade cider
        • indestructible tomato cages
        • starting your own seeds
        • building fertile soil
        • growing colorful bell peppers
        • the best organic ways to eliminate weeds
        • extending your growing season
        • planting an edible forest garden
        • and so much more!
        This simply organized, completely searchable digital resource is packed with Mother Earth News' most useful and unique information on organic gardening to help you grow in the most natural, nontoxic way possible.


        50.

        COMPACT CABINS

        Gerald Rowan
        Paperback

        Price: $19.95

        Compact Cabins presents 62 design interpretations of the getaway dream. Whether it be a small cabin on a sparkling lakefront, a breath-taking mountaintop, an expansive beach, or some other peaceful lo…

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        Compact Cabins presents 62 design interpretations of the getaway dream. Whether it be a small cabin on a sparkling lakefront, a breath-taking mountaintop, an expansive beach, or some other peaceful location, there is something here to please every taste. Best of all, these small-footprint designs are affordable and energy-efficient without skimping on comfort and style. The cabins range in size form a cozy 150 square feet to a more spacious but still economical 1,000 square feet, and all include sleeping accommodations, kitchen and bath facilities, and a heat source. Complete chapters on low-maintenance building materials, utilities and appliances, and alternative energy sources supply you with the options for living efficiently in small space.

        For every design, you will find floor plans with detailed suggestions for designing the space for optimal use. These plans are flexible: many feature modular elements that can be mixed and matched to accommodate your particular needs or hobbies. Features such as an outdoor fireplace, covered porch, or external storage locker might work nicely in several cabin designs. It's all about enhancing and maximizing small spaces to your individual needs and preferences.

        • Need plenty of sleeping space for visiting friends and family? Jean's Run Cabin sleeps six in 501 square feet.
        • Do you own a shallow plot on a beautiful lake? Glass House Cabin offers terrific views, a large deck, and a wide-frontage floor plan.
        • Is your priority a romantic getaway? A Cabin for Two features a fireplace, a spa tub, and a cozy sleeping nook.
        • Love hosting parties? Clerestory Cabin with Dining Room has a dedicated dining space right next to the porch, which is perfect for cocktails or coffee.
        In this time of uncertain energy costs, global warming, and tighter budgets, building small is a very appealing idea. Gerald Rowan shows you how to achieve your cabin dreams on a small footprint.

        Recommended Product for Wiser Living: Today, more than ever before, our society is seeking ways to live more conscientiously. To help bring you the very best inspiration and information about greener, more sustainable lifestyles, MOTHER EARTH NEWS is recommending books to readers. For 40 years, MOTHER EARTH NEWS has been North America's "Original Guide to Living Wisely," creating books and magazines for people with a passion for self-reliance and a desire to live in harmony with nature.

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