• MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO SELF-RELIANCE & COUNTRY SKILLS, 4

    Turn your dreams of country living into a reality! The Mother Earth News Guide to Self-Reliance and Country Skills, 4th Edition is 100 pages of beneficial articles that will assist anyone wanting to live a more self-sufficient life. Nothing compares to the feeling of enjoying a meal that was raised and grown on your own land … no matter if it’s just the delicious preserves from your garden or the entire feast. There are also great articles on solar heating and other energy savings tips that will save you hundreds on your energy bills.

    Several articles in this special issue provide useful and helpful tips on how to plan and maintain a successful self-sufficient homestead, from picking the perfect property to caring for the garden and livestock.

      More articles included:
    • Homesteading Lessons Learned: From planning your home to laying out garden beds, a longtime homesteading expert shares his advice 20 years in the making.
    • Start a Self-Sufficient, 1-Acre Homestead: Live off the land with these strategies for establishing self-sufficient food production, including advice on crop rotations and raising livestock.
    • Cut Your Food Bills in Half: You can enjoy better and healthier food while spending much less to feed your family.
    • How to Make Cheap Garden Beds: Here’s how (and why) to create permanent garden beds and paths, and why framed or raised beds may be optional.
    • Want Milk? Get Goats: Dairy goats can supply your family with milk inexpensively.
    • Make Your Own Herbal Medicine: To find ingredients for many basic herbal remedies, you often need to look no further than your own backyard.
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    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO SELF-RELIANCE AND COUNTRY SKILLS

    Learning to live off the land can be one of the most rewarding experiences. Preparing meals with ingredients that you cultivated yourself provides a feeling of self-accomplishment and the satisfaction of knowing where your food comes from. Being able to successfully run a self-sufficient homestead, no matter whether you live on 1 acre or 10, provides you with benefits such as money saved on bills, healthy and nutritious food, homemade remedies, and so much more.

    Growing and raising your own food, completing energy-saving projects and choosing renewable energy, and more are all covered in this 100-page guide. It's jam-packed with articles that will help you start your journey toward making life more self-sufficient.

    Read how to plan the perfect homestead and design your homestead on only 1 acre of land. Learn to build the best greenhouses and garden fences. Discover how to plan for food self-sufficiency and maximize your harvest.

    More articles include:
    Find Your Country Property - Follow this advice to locate the property that's just right for you.

    Space-Saving Home Design - Has clutter taken over your life? Make your house feel bigger by tapping into five strategies that makes your homework far more efficiently.

    Make Your Own Herbal Medicine - To find ingredients for many basic herbal remedies, you often need to look no further than your own backyard.

    Raising Chickens for Meat - Want to ensure that the chicken on your plate was raised and processed humanely? Do it yourself!

    Keeping Bees in Top-Bar Hives - Use this less-expensive method to raise bees that will pollinate your crops and provide tasty honey fresh from the comb.

    Item: 6936

    Author: Mother Earth News

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO TURMERIC & SUPER HERBS

    Reboost your health with hundreds of tips from the Mother Earth News Guide to Turmeric & Super Herbs. Inside this 100-page guide you’ll learn more about turmeric, garlic, and other good-for-you herbs. Read the research and eat more garlic; learn to use natural sources to sweeten food; grow a stress-relieving tea garden; learn more about aromatherapy; discover everything to know about essential oils; and more.

    Learn the four bulk herb companies you can trust, companies that produce high-quality bulk herbs in sustainable ways. Read about floral therapy and how healing flowers off a bouquet of benefits to our skin and our psyches. Discover 19 strategies to prevent and treat colds and flu. The best multipurpose, easy-to-grow healing herbs belong in every gardener’s medicine cabinet for their range of benefits, and they can be found in the pages of this beautiful guide.

    Other articles include:

    • Household Uses for Witch Hazel – Discover why humble witch hazel should be your go-to remedy for first aid and skin ailments.
    • The Naturally Aromatic Home – Check out these natural blends – with options for any mood and personality – to freshen your living spaces without toxic chemicals.
    • Make Life Difficult for Disease – Strengthen the body to fight against diseases before they even have a chance to grab hold.
    • Healing Soups – Enhance wellness and ward off disease with these tasty and nutritious soup recipes.
    • Growing, Harvesting and Using Chives – Discover the many healthy ways to use this attractive, easy-to-grow, cancer-fighting perennial.
    Item: 8144

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO WOMEN'S HEALTH

    More then 119 herbs for growing, cooking and healing are covered in this glossy-paged guide from Mother Earth News. The Guide to Women's Health covers a variety of topics for women of every age. From learning which herbs you should be using at what age, to strengthening your bones, this guide is filled from cover-to-cover with valuable information, tips, advice and recipes for women's health.

    This 100-page guide has helpful tips and advice for which ever stage of life you're in. Articles in this guide include:

    • 5 Herbs for Women's Health
    • Color Your Hair Naturally
    • Natural Fertility Enhancers
    • Healing by Way of Berries
    • Breathe Well, Be Well
    • And much more!

    Read about beauty treatments such as homemade soothing glosses and balms. Learn how to make floral waters and colognes. Read how you can help relieve PMS symptom with herbs. Try great new recipes and read about 10 anti-aging superfoods that are not only help fight aging but are also delicious.

    Item: 6096

    Author: Mother Earth News

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS HOW TO GROW AND PRESERVE YOUR OWN FOOD

    Enjoy a bountiful garden harvest this fall with the informative articles in this third edition of the Mother Earth News How to Grow and Preserve Your Own Food. From cover to cover, this glossy-paged guide contains tips and techniques for growing your own fruits and vegetables, and preserving them using simple, easy-to-learn techniques.

    Learn how to grow winter tomatoes indoors all through the season; harvest the freshest mushrooms with the help of a do-it-yourself kit; discover how to make sauerkraut; and more. This guide includes detailed articles on extending your growing season with greenhouses and cold frames, including how to build an easy hoop house for less than $1,000. You'll also learn how to build better soil with free organic fertilizers (including two you won't even need to pay for.)

    The editors of Mother Earth News have filled this 100-page guide with some of their best gardening and preserving articles. Articles include:

    • Savor Summer's Harvest All Year Long
    • Instant No-Dig Garden Beds
    • Use Wood Mulch to Build Great Garden Soil
    • Build a Solar Food Dehydrator
    • Grow Sage: Simple, Beautiful, Delicious
    Item: 6156

    Author: Mother Earth News

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS HOW TO GROW AND PRESERVE YOUR OWN FOOD

    Almost everything you need to know about growing and preserving your own food at home is in this 100-page guide from Mother Earth News. How to Grow and Preserve Your Own Food provides excellent articles filled with tips and advice for growing a healthy, successful garden, as well as canning your leftover bounty to enjoy in those cold winter months.

    Read how you can build better garden soil and make your own compost. Follow instructions for building your own mini-greenhouse with low tunnels for year-round gardening. Learn the benefits of using chickens in your garden. Discover how to grow lettuce, garlic and carrots.

    Not only are there wonderful articles for planting, growing and harvesting your garden produce, there's also information-rich articles for preserving that produce. "How to Store Fresh Vegetables" shows the best crops to grow or buy, and the right way to keep them fresher longer. Save money with "Learn to Can for Homegrown Flavor" and enjoy the delicious foods all winter with this traditional preservation skill. Read how to dry your own food and herbs, brew your own cider, make sauerkraut and more.

    Other articles included are:

    • Grow a Great Fall Garden: Here's everything you need to know to grow crisp, delicious broccoli, carrots, spinach and more.
    • Outdoor Root Cellars: Here are five easy ways to store fresh food for winter right in your garden - it's as easy as tossing a bagful of leaves over a patch of carrots!
    • Built This Portable, Predator-Proof Coop for Your Backyard: This low-cost coop plan makes raising backyard chickens easier for just about anyone.
    • The Best Kales: Sow this cold-hardy crop now for sweet soups and salads to savor throughout winter.
    • Fall in Love With Spinach: Packed with nutrition, this versatile vegetable can be grown almost anywhere.
    Item: 6844

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS HOW TO GROW AND PRESERVE YOUR OWN FOOD

    Not only are there great articles on growing a successful garden in the Mother Earth News How to Grow and Preserve Your Own Food guide, you’ll also read how to make those delicious fruits and vegetables last throughout the year. Filled with helpful tips, step-by-step instructions, beautiful photographs and more, this guide contains hundreds of great ways to achieve food security for you and your family.

    Learn how to grow a great fall garden with broccoli, carrots, spinach and more. Follow the simple instructions on an easy-to-make mini-greenhouse to help you stretch your growing season. Save money and enjoy delicious, homemade foods all winter with food preservation instructions. Read how to master the art of fermentation to make your own cheese, sauerkraut, beer, bread and more. Discover how to keep backyard chickens and bees for the best homegrown eggs and fresh, enjoyable honey.

    The guide also includes:

    • Top Gardening Challenges and How to Overcome Them: From rogue rabbits and 4-inch-long grasshoppers to clay soil and summer drought, a variety of problems can vex us in our gardens. Veteran organic growers detail how they cope.
    • Instant, No-Dig Garden Beds: Create or expand your food garden with this simple, time-saving technique.
    • Pick for Peak Flavor: Knowing when to harvest each crop will guarantee the freshest, most flavorful and nutritious produce from your garden.
    • Freezing Fruits and Vegetables From Your Garden: Round out your food preservation regimen! Use these great freezing tips to turn your garden harvests into delicious, off-season meals.
    • Sweet Cider Roundup: Make your own cider using this advice, which includes instructions for converting a washing machine into an extra-large juicer.
    Item: 7363

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS HOW TO GROW AND PRESERVE YOUR OWN FOOD, 6TH EDITION

    Get more from your garden this year! This sixth edition of Mother Earth News How to Grow and Preserve Your Own Food is filled with expertly written articles on growing a successful, bountiful garden and preserving fresh vegetables and fruits. You’ll learn how to eat in sync with the seasons, make easy compost, dry and freeze produce from your garden, and more.

    Discover how to have chickens in the garden by putting their manure to work and enlisting your birds for organic pest control. Learn how to grow great salads year-round. Read about freezing fruits and vegetables from your garden with straightforward freezing tips that turn your garden harvests into sensational, off-season meals. Follow simple steps to build your own solar food dehydrator.

    More articles include:

    • Grow a Great Fall Garden – Here’s everything you need to know to grow crisp, delicious broccoli, carrots, spinach and more.
    • The Amazon Underground Secret to a Better Garden – Enjoy healthier soil and superior harvests by nurturing the symbiotic relationship between plant roots and mycorrhizal fungi.
    • How to Store Fresh Vegetables – Learn the best crops to grow or buy, and the right ways to keep them.
    • How to Make Pickles – These three basics methods put perfect pickling within the grasp of every preserver. Just pick a pickle recipe and get started!
    • Drying Herbs: Easier Than You Think – You’ll never buy dried herbs again after you try one or more of these six methods for drying your own herbs at home.
    Item: 7698

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS PREMIUM ISSUE SELF-SUFFICIENT LIVING SPRING 2016

    If you are ready to sell your downtown apartment and move to a 20-acre lot to live off the land, then MOTHER EARTH NEWS’ new premium issue about self-sufficient living is just for you. Inside this 112-page guide you will find articles on how to find the perfect country property, harvest tomatoes earlier, preserve produce, build DIY greenhouses, and more.

    Item: 7968

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS PREMIUM ISSUE SET (2016)

    Mother Earth News has compiled their 2016 premium issues into one great set – more than 300 pages of expertly written articles on self-sufficient living and modern homesteading. There are more than 47 building plans and how-to tips for your property, plus tips for living a self-sufficient life your way on your land. With beautiful color photos, helpful diagrams, recipes, step-by-step do-it-yourself projects and much more, this amazing set will guide you to the homestead of your dreams.

    Learn how to build a portable chicken coop, greenhouse, garden beds, and more. Discover how to preserve your garden bounty with a solar food dehydrator, churn sweet homemade butter, harvest tomatoes earlier in the season, and more. Read how you can use water-wise gardening techniques, make hay the old-fashioned way, transform cooking oil into biodiesel, start your own home-based business, and more. A variety of recipes are included, such as easy one-pot meals, no-knead bread, homemade mayo, sourdough bread, and so much more.
    Other articles include:

    • The Most Important Self-Reliance Skill Ever – Put into practice these six habits to master the true make-or-break homesteading skill: getting the right work done, the right way.
    • Build This Cozy Cabin – Anyone with basic carpentry skills can construct this classic one-room cabin for just about $6,000.
    • Make Your Own Shampoo, Deodorant, and Toothpaste – Whip up these three recipes to save money and avoid the potentially dangerous ingredient hidden in many commercial products.
    • Root Cellar Plans – Turn a never-used concrete septic tank into an old-fashioned root cellar to store your potatoes, winter squash, and so much more.
    • Grow and Make Your Own Simple Medicine – Tend a medicinal herb garden for ready access to a multitude of safe, healing remedies.
    • Homestead Helpers: Sheep, Cattle, Pigs, and Poultry – Livestock aren’t just useful for meat and eggs. They can mow lawns, work garden soil, dig stumps, and more!
    Item: 8059

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS PREMIUM ISSUE: MODERN HOMESTEADING

    Mother Earth News is pleased to bring you 100 pages of expert advice for self-sufficient living in the new Premium Issue: Modern Homesteading. More than 25 articles cover off-grid living, easy food gardens, solar heating plans, preserving food, and much more.

    Read how to start a quick and easy food garden with a no-dig, easy-care bag garden that features 25 favorite crops. Discover how to make a food self-sufficiency plan by estimating how much to grow or buy, and learn how to achieve food security with these handy charts and guidelines. Learn how to keep bees and produce fresh, delicious honey in your own backyard. Make your own herbal medicine by finding ingredients for many basic herbal remedies.

    Other articles include:

    • Easy, No-Knead Crusty Bread: Bake crispy, gorgeous loaves from scratch using this simple technique. All you need are a few ingredients and a blazing-hot Dutch oven for miraculous results.
    • Five DIY, Low-Cost and Multipurpose Greenhouses: Use recycled materials to create an affordable garden greenhouse so you can enjoy fresh food all year long!
    • Emergency Power Options: With the right generator, you’ll be prepared when storms or blackouts leave you without electricity.
    • Backyard Chicken Basics: They’re less work than house pets and more fun than a tire swing. Plus, they provide delicious, nutritious eggs.
    • How to Make Yogurt, Kefir and Cheese: Tap the health benefits of rich, tangy fermented milk products.
    Item: 7585

    Format: Paperback

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