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    Discover all-natural beauty product recipes for healthy, glowing skin and a happier you!

    Stimulate your senses with Lemon Poppy Seed Scrub. Rejuvenate your skin with a Glowing Goddess Face and Body Mask. Wash away your worries with a Fizzy Mojito Foot Spa.

    Filled with all-natural ingredients like shea butter, essential oils and brown sugar, each recipe in 100 Organic Skin Care Recipes gives you the opportunity to mix up your own beauty products …without any of the hazardous chemicals you'd find in store-bought brands. Whether you have sensitive skin or just want to switch to a natural beauty routine, these step-by-step instructions will teach you how to use oils, herbs and other easy-to-find ingredients to make amazingly effective organic skin care recipes. You will enjoy creating your own one-of-a-kind home spa products, such as Invigorating Ginger Citrus Body Wash, Carrot-Coconut NutraMoist Mask, and Chocolate Lip Scrub.

    With the beautiful, soothing products in 100 Organic Skin Care Recipes, you'll always be just a few moments away from the luxury of your very own home spa experience, and an easy escape into tranquility, relaxation and indulgence.

    Item: 7071

    Author: Jessica Res

    Format: Paperback


    More and more households are using herbs and herbal remedies for growing, cooking and healing. The fifth edition of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Healing Herbs is filled with articles to help guide you through growing and using herbs. Learn the household uses for tea tree oil, witch hazel, turmeric, cinnamon and more. Read what herbs you should have on hand in your medicine chest and what herbs help with what ailment. Delicious recipes and helpful gardening tips are also included.

    Filled with beautiful color photos, this guide will arm you with the most valuable information on keeping your family happy and healthy this cold and flu season with natural, herbal remedies.

    Other articles include:

    • Guide to Home Herbalism: Learn these herbal medicine-making basics.
    • Herbal Hair Care: Try these herbal tips and recipes on your hair.
    • Medicines in Your Spice Rack: Turn to remedies that are likely already available in your kitchen.
    • How to Be a Seed Eater: Add nutritious seeds to recipes for a tasty health boost.
    • Growing, Harvesting and Using Rosemary: Grow rosemary for numerous culinary and health benefits.
    Item: 7511

    Format: Paperback


    At what point does a group of strangers become a community? When young Bendigo Shafter and a ragtag bunch of travelers settle in the rugged Wyoming mountains, they quickly come to depend on a toughness and wisdom many of them never knew they possessed. Led by the beautiful and resourceful widow Ruth Macken, the settlers battle harsh winters, renegade opportunists, and the destructive lure of gold. Through these brutally demanding experiences, young Bendigo is forged into a man. But when he travels to New York to reclaim the love of Ninon, his childhood sweetheart, Bendigo is faced with new challenges. Will hard-edged instincts, honed from years in the mountains, serve him in the big city? Does Ninon'?s heart belong to the lights and glamour of the theater? And if his destiny deems it so, will he be willing to leave the community he toiled so long and hard to build?

    This SPECIAL edition of Bendigo Shafter contains the Louis L'Amour's Lost Treasures Bonus Material Postscript and includes the recently discovered short story which was the "seed" from which the novel grew. In the Postscript, Beau L'Amour walks you through Louis' personal notes and ideas for one of his most popular and influential novels.

    Item: 8437

    Author: LOUIS L'AMOUR

    Format: Paperback

  • Welcome to the Farm: How-To Wisdom From the Elliot Homestead

    The homesteading movement is continuing to grow, as more people are stepping up to have a hand in where their food comes from. Whether you want to dabble or immerse yourself completely in the do-it-yourself, back-to-basics lifestyle, Welcome to the Farm is a comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to growing the very best food right in your own backyard. Shaye Elliott takes readers on a journey that teaches them how to harvest baskets full of organic produce, milk a dairy cow (and make butter), plant a homestead orchard, can jams and jellies, and even raise chickens and bees. From her experience running The Elliott Homestead, Shaye provides all the how-to wisdom you need to know about:

    • The benefits of a home garden
    • The basics of seed starting
    • Building your own greenhouse
    • What belongs in the winter garden
    • Canning, freezing, and dehydrating techniques and recipes
    • The pros and cons of caged vs. free-range chickens
    • Keeping a dairy cow and what to do with all the milk
    • Raising animals for meat
    • Making your own cider and wine
    • And so much more!

    Welcome to the Farm is aimed to serve homesteaders and urban-farmers alike, guiding them through the beginning stages of small-area farming and utilizing whatever amount of space they have available for optimal and delicious food production.

    Item: 8576

    Author: Shaye Ellliot

    Format: Paperback


    Our food system is dominated by industrial agriculture, and has become economically and environmentally unsustainable. The incidence of diet-related diseases including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cancer and heart disease has skyrocketed to unprecedented levels. Whether you have 40 acres and a mule or a condo with a balcony, you can do more than you think to safeguard your health, your money and the planet.

    Homegrown and Handmade shows how making things from scratch and growing at least some of your own food can help you eliminate artificial ingredients from your diet, reduce your carbon footprint and create a more authentic life. Whether your goal is increasing your self-reliance or becoming a full-fledged homesteader, it’s packed with answers and solutions to help you:

    • Take control of your food supply from seed to plate
    • Raise small and medium livestock for fun, food and fiber
    • Rediscover traditional skills to meet more of your family’s needs than you ever thought possible

    This comprehensive guide to food and fiber from scratch proves that attitude and knowledge is more important than acreage. Written from the perspective of a successful, self-taught modern homesteader, this well-illustrated, practical and accessible manual will appeal to anyone who dreams of a simpler life.

    Item: 5573

    Author: Deborah Niemann

    Format: Paperback



    Jekka McVicar — whom Jamie Oliver dubbed the "queen of herbs" — has assembled a special collection of her top-50 favorite herbs. Each herb is described in detail, including its Latin and common names as well as:

    • Its botanical features and varieties
    • A history of the herb in cooking
    • How to harvest and use the herb
    • Non-culinary uses
    • The most important and useful varieties of that herb
    • Suggestions for using excess harvest

    Jekka's Herb Cookbook also features 250 original recipes that use her top-50 garden herbs. The recipes include:

    • Salads
    • Sandwiches
    • Stews
    • Beverages
    • Desserts
    • Meat
    • Poultry
    • Seafood dishes
    • Condiments and sauces

    There are international recipes, such as salsa verde, and familiar favorites, such as caraway seed cake. Extraordinary color illustrations highlight McVicar's knowledgeable and enthusiastic descriptions.

    For cooks and herb gardeners, Jekka's Herb Cookbook is a fascinating guide to using herbs in practical and inspiring recipes.

    About the author
    Jekka McVicar has been growing organic culinary, aromatic, decorative and medicinal herbs for more than 20 years. She owns Jekka's Herb Farm, which has won 59 Royal Horticultural Society gold medals, including 12 Chelsea golds.

    Item: 5215

    Author: Jekka McVicar

    Format: Hardcover


    Organic Farming is the seed you need to get your organic farm growing. This essential guidebook explains everything you need to know to begin and maintain a healthy, productive and profitable organic farm, from organic certification to planting crops to marketing your produce. If you're thinking of starting an organic farm or making the transition to organics, you're in good company. The market for organic food increases every year, as does the number of organic producers: In the past two decades, the number of organic farms and businesses has more than tripled. And whether you're growing crops or raising animals, you'll need some helpful advice as you get started. Organic Farming can help … its pages are full of inspiring and educational wisdom from author Peter V. Fossel, who has farmed organically for more than 25 years. Find out how to farm without pesticides, how to find your way through the rules and regulations surrounding organic certification, and how to develop a marketing strategy. A list of resources also points the way to other books, websites and organizations that focus on organic farming, including state standards. Organic Farming is the ideal practical handbook to fulfilling your dreams.

    Item: 7324

    Author: Peter Fossel

    Format: Paperback


    Two best-selling books-now in one comprehensive volume! Together, The Art & Craft of Stonescaping and The Art & Craft of Stonework make up the best beginner-friendly guide available for anyone wanting to build stone walls (freestanding, retaining, dry-stacked or mortared), steps, benches, paths, patios and borders

    Item: 6990

    Author: David Reed

    Format: Paperback


    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? For nearly a century, it's been illegal to grow industrial cannabis in the United States … even though Betsy Ross wove the nation's first flag out of hemp fabric, Thomas Jefferson composed the Declaration of Independence on it, and colonists could pay their taxes with it. But as the prohibition on hemp's psychoactive cousin winds down, one of humanity's longest-utilized plants is about to be reincorporated into the American economy. Get ready for the newest billion-dollar industry.

    In Hemp Bound: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution, best-selling author Doug Fine embarks on a humorous yet rigorous journey to meet the men and women who are testing, researching and pioneering hemp's applications for the 21st century. From Denver, where Fine hitches a ride in a hemp-powered limo; to Asheville, N.C., where carbon-negative hempcrete-insulated houses are sparking a mini housing boom; to Manitoba, where he raps his knuckles on the hood of a hemp tractor; and finally to the fields of east Colorado, where practical farmers are looking toward hemp to restore their agricultural economy … Fine learns how eminently possible it is for this misunderstood plant to help us end dependence on fossil fuels, heal farm soils damaged after a century of growing monocultures, and bring even more taxable revenue into the economy than its smokable relative.

    Fine's journey will not only leave you wondering why we ever stopped cultivating this miracle crop, it will fire you up to sow a field of it for yourself, for the nation's economy, and for the planet.

    Item: 7228

    Author: Doug Fine

    Format: Paperback


    It’s never too early to start planning this year’s garden. Where to plant your herbs? Where should your row of cabbage grow? How many tomato plants should you have? The sixth edition of the Guide to Organic Gardening from Mother Earth News is a great reference to help you plan your bountiful garden this year. Starting with soil, fertilizer, seed starting, what plants you should grow and so much more, this guide is 100 pages of helpful articles to help you grow your best garden yet!

    Read how to build better soil with free organic fertilizer. Learn how beneficial chickens in the garden can be! Discover the best summer cover crops to help suppress those pesky weeds. Follow instructions on how to grow great lettuce, strawberries, potatoes, carrots, beans, peas and more!

    More articles include:

    • Grow More Food in a Movable Greenhouse: Boost productivity in spring, summer, fall and winter with a do-it-yourself greenhouse you can transport around your plot.
    • Plant Pollination Primer: Learn the facts on how insects and wind pollinate your crops so you can plant smarter and haul in heftier harvests.
    • How to Make Compost: Choose from many easy ways to make compost for increased garden productivity – low-cost homemade bins, piles sans bins, chicken power, pest-proof tumblers … even indoor worm bins!
    • 4 Garden Plans for Kitchen Herbs: Supplement your food garden with a patch of delightful herbs.
    • Expert Tips for Growing Early Tomatoes: Add a whole month to your fresh-tomato season with these proven techniques.
    Item: 7538

    Format: Paperback


    The third edition of the Grit Guide to Homestead DIY Projects includes more than 33 easy do-it-yourself projects. Inside, you’ll find schemes for a chicken feeder, two greenhouses for your backyard, wood pallets, racks for potted plants, and more. This 100-page publication is organized by project size: small (DIY mason bee house), medium (porch swing), and large (backyard DIY smokehouse). Each article includes helpful advice on each undertaking, either with great step-by-step instructions, illustrations, photographs, or parts lists. These articles are sure to help you successfully complete each project!

    Some of the ideas include:

    • Pallet Wood to Pot Rack (Small Project) – Keep your planted, grafted fruit trees upright, for next to nothing.
    • Seed Starting: 12 Easy Setups for Home Gardeners (Small Project) – Glean creative ideas from these real-world methods, and give your seedlings a healthy start to home this coming spring.
    • DIY Greenhouse for Winter Growing (Medium Project) – Growing food in this solar-heated structure will be far more productive than doing so with electric lights indoors. Plus, you can build it with low-cost material.
    • The Ultimate DIY Backyard Chicken Tractor (Medium Project) – Let your chickens forage on fresh ground every day.
    • A Cedar Log Bed Fit for a King (Large Project) – You don’t need to be an expert woodworker to fashion yourself a homemade bed frame out of the timber on your acres.
    • Build a Root Cellar (Large Project) – These unique plans show you how to build a root cellar for food storage by adapting a new concrete septic tank.
    Item: 8127

    Format: Paperback


    Today only a few dozen large-scale producers dominate the greenhouse produce market. Why? Because they know and employ best practices for the most profitable crops: tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, peppers, leafy greens, lettuce, herbs, and microgreens. The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook levels the playing field by revealing these practices so that all growers, large and small, can maximize the potential of their protected growing space. Whether you’re growing in a heated greenhouse or unheated hoophouse, this book offers a decision-making framework for how to best manage crops that goes beyond a list of simple dos and don’ts. As senior trial technician for greenhouse crops at Johnny’s Selected Seeds, author Andrew Mefferd spent seven years consulting for growers using protected agriculture in a wide variety of climates, soils, and conditions. The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook brings his experience and expertise to bear in an in-depth guide that will help readers make their investment in greenhouse space worthwhile. Every year, more growers are turning to protected culture to deal with unpredictable weather and to meet out-of-season demand for local food, but many end up spinning their wheels, wasting time and money on unprofitable crops grown in ways that don’t make the most of their precious greenhouse space. With comprehensive chapters on temperature control and crop steering, pruning and trellising, grafting, and more, Mefferd’s book is full of techniques and strategies that can help farms stay profitable, satisfy customers, and become an integral part of re-localizing our food system. From seed to sale, The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook is the indispensable resource for protected growing.

    Item: 8133

    Author: Andrew Mefferd

    Format: Paperback

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