Independence Days

Independence Days Author Sharon Astyk
ISBN-10 9781550924404
Year 2009-11-01
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher New Society Publishers
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Declare food security in your own backyard.

A Nation of Farmers

A Nation of Farmers Author Sharon Astyk
ISBN-10 9781550924268
Year 2013-10-18
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher New Society Publishers
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The new food security - look no further than your own backyard.

Making Home

Making Home Author Sharon Astyk
ISBN-10 9781550925098
Year 2012-08-21
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher New Society Publishers
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A better life means having less, not having more

Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning

Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning Author The Gardeners and Farmers of Centre Terre Vivante
ISBN-10 9781603581790
Year 2007-04-04
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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Typical books about preserving garden produce nearly always assume that modern "kitchen gardeners" will boil or freeze their vegetables and fruits. Yet here is a book that goes back to the future—celebrating traditional but little-known French techniques for storing and preserving edibles in ways that maximize flavor and nutrition. Translated into English, and with a new foreword by Deborah Madison, this book deliberately ignores freezing and high-temperature canning in favor of methods that are superior because they are less costly and more energy-efficient. As Eliot Coleman says in his foreword to the first edition, "Food preservation techniques can be divided into two categories: the modern scientific methods that remove the life from food, and the natural 'poetic' methods that maintain or enhance the life in food. The poetic techniques produce... foods that have been celebrated for centuries and are considered gourmet delights today." Preserving Food Without Freezing or Canning offers more than 250 easy and enjoyable recipes featuring locally grown and minimally refined ingredients. It is an essential guide for those who seek healthy food for a healthy world.

The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved

The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved Author Sandor Ellix Katz
ISBN-10 9781603580175
Year 2006-11-15
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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An instant classic for a new generation of monkey-wrenching food activists. Food in America is cheap and abundant, yet the vast majority of it is diminished in terms of flavor and nutrition, anonymous and mysterious after being shipped thousands of miles and passing through inscrutable supply chains, and controlled by multinational corporations. In our system of globalized food commodities, convenience replaces quality and a connection to the source of our food. Most of us know almost nothing about how our food is grown or produced, where it comes from, and what health value it really has. It is food as pure corporate commodity. We all deserve much better than that. In The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved, author Sandor Ellix Katz (Wild Fermentation, Chelsea Green 2003) profiles grassroots activists who are taking on Big Food, creating meaningful alternatives, and challenging the way many Americans think about food. From community-supported local farmers, community gardeners, and seed saving activists, to underground distribution networks of contraband foods and food resources rescued from the waste stream, this book shows how ordinary people can resist the dominant system, revive community-based food production, and take direct responsibility for their own health and nutrition.

Starting Running Your Own Small Farm Business

Starting   Running Your Own Small Farm Business Author Sarah Beth Aubrey
ISBN-10 9781603429191
Year 2008-01-16
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Storey Publishing
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Running your own small farm is demanding enough, but making it profitable presents a host of further challenges. In this business-savvy guide to farming on a small scale, Sarah Aubrey covers everything from financial plans and advertising budgets to web design and food service wholesalers. Learn how to isolate your target audience and craft artisanal products that will delight and amaze customers. With a solid business strategy in place, you can confidently turn your passion into a productive and profitable venture.

The Practical Preppers Complete Guide to Disaster Preparedness

The Practical Preppers Complete Guide to Disaster Preparedness Author Scott Hunt
ISBN-10 9781466859241
Year 2014-08-05
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
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A complete guide to disaster preparedness from Scott Hunt, CEO of Practical Preppers and a nationally recognized preparedness expert The world we live in is an unstable one. From natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods of biblical proportions to concerns about the economic downturn and government shutdown, the hits just keep on coming. At the same time, the power grid is incredibly fragile. Our dependency on widely distributed long distance systems for power, medicine, and food makes our society susceptible to attack, whether by foreign or domestic enemies, or the weather. No matter the concern, the solutions are the same. Scott Hunt, the owner of Practical Preppers, and an experienced engineer, homesteader, and pastor, offers readers a complete and detailed guide to sustainable living. With The Practical Preppers Complete Guide to Disaster Preparedness, anyone can learn how to: - Secure a water source-even in an urban area - Grow and preserve food - Set up an alternative energy supply - Maintain a comfortable shelter -including alternative cooking and sanitation methods during a long power outage - Bug out-what to include in your bug out bag and how to leave - Prepare for medical issues - Deal with security concerns Preparing for disruption of services in an emergency is a noble venture which gives peace of mind. This book will empower readers of all skill levels and resources to survive and achieve an independent, sustainable lifestyle.

The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading

The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading Author Nicole Faires
ISBN-10 161608135X
Year 2011
Pages 584
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing Company Incorporated
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A complete guide to sustainable living covers buying land, purifying water, logging for building materials, herbal medicine, pottery, sewing, canning, gardening, animal husbandry and much more, in a book with 400 illustrations, including 200 in color, as well as plenty of checklists and diagrams. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Make Your Place

Make Your Place Author Raleigh Briggs
ISBN-10 9781621061915
Year 2014-11-29
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Microcosm Publishing
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Raleigh Briggs teaches us how to craft a sustainable domestic life without relying on smelly, toxic, expensive consumer products. And it's not as hard as we may think! This hand written and drawn book of charming tutorials is both fun and accessible. It's full of simple skills that anyone can and should learn. From creating tinctures and salves to concocting all-natural cleaners and body products to gardening basics, this book is great for anyone looking to live more simply, create a comfortable nest, and truly do it yourself.

Viet Nam

Viet Nam Author Hữu Ngọc
ISBN-10 9780896804937
Year 2016-08-15
Pages 386
Language vi
Publisher Ohio University Press
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During his twenty-year tenure as a columnist for Việt Nam News, Hà Nội's English-language newspaper, Hữu Ngọc charmed and invigorated an international readership hungry for straightforward but elegant entrees into understanding Vietnamese culture. The essays were originally collected in the massive Wandering through Vietnamese Culture. With Viet Nam: Tradition and Change, Ohio University Press presents a selection from these many treasures, which are perfectly suited to students of Vietnamese culture and travelers seeking an introduction to the country’s rich history, culture, and daily life. With extraordinary linguistic ability and a prodigious memory, Hữu Ngọc is among Việt Nam’s keenest observers of and writers about traditional Vietnamese culture and recent history. The author’s central theme—that all tradition is change through acculturation—twines through each of the book’s ten sections, which contain Hữu Ngọc’s ideas on Vietnamese religion, literature, history, exemplary figures, and more. Taken on its own, each brief essay is an engaging discussion of key elements of Vietnamese culture and the history of an issue confronting Việt Nam today.

Possum Living How to Live Well Without a Job and with Almost No Money Revised Edition

Possum Living  How to Live Well Without a Job and with  Almost  No Money  Revised Edition Author Dolly Freed
ISBN-10 9780982504857
Year 2010-01-12
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Tin House Books
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After being out of print for decades, Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and (Almost) No Money is being reissued with an afterword by an older and wiser Dolly Freed. In the late seventies, at the age of eighteen and with a seventh-grade education, Dolly Freed wrote Possum Livingabout the five years she and her father lived off the land on a half-acre lot outside of Philadelphia. At the time of its publication in 1978, Possum Living became an instant classic, known for its plucky narration and no-nonsense practical advice on how to quit the rat race and live frugally. In her delightful, straightforward, and irreverent style, Freed guides readers on how to buy and maintain a home, dress well, cope with the law, stay healthy, save money, and be lazy, proud, miserly, and honest, all while enjoying leisure and keeping up a middle-class façade. Thirty years later, Freed's philosophy is world-renowned andPossum Living remains as fascinating, inspirational, and pertinent as it was upon its original publication. This updated edition includes new reflections, insights, and life lessons from an older and wiser Dolly Freed, whose knowledge of how to live like a possum has given her financial security and the confidence to try new ventures.

Survival Mom

Survival Mom Author Lisa Bedford
ISBN-10 9780062089458
Year 2012-04-24
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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From the creator of TheSurvivalMom.com comes this first-of-its-kind guidebook for all the “prepper” moms keen to increase their family's level of preparedness for emergencies and crises of all shapes and sizes. Publisher’s Weekly calls Lisa Bedford’s Survival Mom an “impressively comprehensive manual,” saying, “suburban mom Bedford helps readers learn about, prepare for, and respond to all manner of disasters. . . . From 'Instant Survival Tip' sidebars to a list of 'Lessons from the Great Depression'. . . Bedford's matter-of-fact yet supportive tone will keep the willies at bay.”