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The Simple Life


Ideas to Nourish & Sustain

Made at Home (Do It Yourself)
 
Above and beyond the practical reasons to produce your own food, make your own household items, or even put an actual roof over your head, there is a deep sense of self-reliance and satisfaction to be gained from practicing such essential human skills--and them doing things your own way.

 
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Greens!

Karin Eliasson. Charlotte Gawell, photos.

List price: $24.95
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Growing your own vegetables is an easy hobby for a variety of lifestyles, as it doesn't take a large amount of space to yield satisfying results. In this book—which features more than 130 photographs—Karin Eliasson gives advice on how to grow, harvest, and store more than 100 different vegetables, ... (Read More)

       
        

Grow, Make, Preserve

 
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 Greens!: Tips and Techniques for Growing Your Own Vegetables
 

Greens!: Tips and Techniques for Growing Your Own Vegetables

Karin Eliasson. Charlotte Gawell, photos.
 
List Price: $24.95
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Growing your own vegetables is an easy hobby for a variety of lifestyles, as it doesn't take a ...(Read More)

 
 Building Country Comforts: Wisdom on Living a Sustainable, Back-to-Basics Life
 

Building Country Comforts: Wisdom on Living a Sustainable, Back-to-Basics Life

Robert Inwood & Christian Bruyere. Ashley English, foreword.
 
List Price: $19.95
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The pioneering spirit and the desire to do things one's own way run through this collection of ...(Read More)

 
 Easy Growing: Organic Herbs and Edible Flowers from Small Spaces
 

Easy Growing: Organic Herbs and Edible Flowers from Small Spaces

Gayla Trail.
 
List Price: $19.99
Sale Price: $4.98
If you've ever thought about growing your own garden, there's no better place to start than ...(Read More)

 
 Growing Herbs and Vegetables: From Seed to Harvest
 

Growing Herbs and Vegetables: From Seed to Harvest

Terry and Mark Silber.
 
List Price: $30.00
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Illustrated with 160 color photos and 130 drawings, this encyclopedic growing guide from the ...(Read More)

 
 The Way of the Hen: Zen and the Art of Raising Chickens
 

The Way of the Hen: Zen and the Art of Raising Chickens

Clea Danaan.
 
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Sale Price: $3.98
A Reiki master who left her healing career to devote time to her family, her cats, a suburban ...(Read More)

 
 
 The Essential Urban Farmer
 

The Essential Urban Farmer

Novella Carpenter & Willow Rosenthal.
 
List Price: $25.00
Sale Price: $17.95
The author of Farm City and the founder of a vacant-lot farm near downtown Oakland, ...(Read More)

 
 Grow Your Own Fruits and Vegetables: Self-Sufficiency
 

Grow Your Own Fruits and Vegetables: Self-Sufficiency

Ian Cooke.
 
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Sale Price: $4.98
Although organic food has become much easier to find in mainstream markets in recent years, the ...(Read More)

 
 The Veggie Gardener's Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask
 

The Veggie Gardener's Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask

Barbara W. Ellis.
 
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Sale Price: $11.95
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 The Resilient Farm and Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach
 

The Resilient Farm and Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach

Ben Falk.
 
List Price: $40.00
Sale Price: $29.95
A pioneer in researching and developing permaculture—a holistic system of self-sustaining ...(Read More)

 
 Barns and Outbuildings and How to Build Them: Second Edition
 

Barns and Outbuildings and How to Build Them: Second Edition

Byron D. Halsted, ed.
 
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First published in 1881, this classic guide describes dozens of practical examples of barns and ...(Read More)

 
 
 Folk Style: Innovative Designs to Knit Including Sweaters, Hats, Scarves, Gloves, and More
 

Folk Style: Innovative Designs to Knit Including Sweaters, Hats, Scarves, Gloves, and More

Mags Kandis.
 
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Sale Price: $4.98
The unique cultural patterns contained in this lively collection will inspire knitters looking for ...(Read More)

 
 Traditional Country Crafts: Includes 20 Special Projects
 

Traditional Country Crafts: Includes 20 Special Projects

Miranda Innes. Lucy Mason & Clay Perry, photos.
 
Sale Price: $6.98
You needn't be a carpenter or artisan to undertake these 20 country craft projects, which ...(Read More)

 
 The Biggle Swine Book: Much Old and More New Hog Knowledge, Arranged in Alternate Streaks of Fat and Lean
 

The Biggle Swine Book: Much Old and More New Hog Knowledge, Arranged in Alternate Streaks of Fat and Lean

Jacob Biggle.
 
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When Jacob Biggle first published this book in 1898, hog husbandry was undergoing major changes. ...(Read More)

 
 The Way to Bee: Meditation and the Art of Beekeeping
 

The Way to Bee: Meditation and the Art of Beekeeping

Mark Magill.
 
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An avid beekeeper as well as a journalist and the author of Why Is the Buddha Smiling?, Mark ...(Read More)

 
 A Potted History of Vegetables: A Kitchen Cornucopia
 

A Potted History of Vegetables: A Kitchen Cornucopia

Lorraine Harrison.
 
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From a discussion of the onion family to the revelation that carrots were once purple, or that ...(Read More)

 
 

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Supporting Local Farm Life

 
Books to Inspire Going Local Click Here
 Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community
 

Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community

H.C. Flores.
 
List Price: $25.00
Sale Price: $16.95
Creativity, fulfillment, connection, revolution—it all begins when we get our hands in the ...(Read More)

 
 Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers' Markets
 

Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers' Markets

Deborah Madison.
 
List Price: $26.00
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In this bountiful and beautifully illustrated collection of seasonal, regional recipes, San ...(Read More)

 
 Edible: A Celebration of Local Foods
 

Edible: A Celebration of Local Foods

Tracey Ryder & Carole Topalian.
 
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The cofounders of Edible Communications, publishing a series of some 65 local food magazines, ...(Read More)

 
 Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America
 

Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America

Wenonah Hauter.
 
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Detailing the corporate takeover of American food production, this book makes clear the corrosive ...(Read More)

 
 Food Rules
 

Food Rules

Michael Pollan.
 
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Sale Price: $6.95
Simple, sensible, and easy to use, this compact guide from the author of The Omnivore's ...(Read More)

 
 
 Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
 

Food Rules: An Eater's Manual

Michael Pollan. Maira Kalman, illus.
 
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Sale Price: $15.95
"Eat food, mostly plants, not too much." First published in 2009, Michael Pollan's ...(Read More)

 
 Sustainable Market Farming: Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres
 

Sustainable Market Farming: Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres

Pam Dawling. Lynn Byczynski, foreword.
 
List Price: $34.95
Sale Price: $24.95
A contributing editor at Growing for Market magazine, Pam Dawling has been an avid vegetable ...(Read More)

 
 Easy Growing: Organic Herbs and Edible Flowers from Small Spaces
 

Easy Growing: Organic Herbs and Edible Flowers from Small Spaces

Gayla Trail.
 
List Price: $19.99
Sale Price: $4.98
If you've ever thought about growing your own garden, there's no better place to start than ...(Read More)

 
 Fresh & Fast: Inspired Cooking for Every Season and Every Day
 

Fresh & Fast: Inspired Cooking for Every Season and Every Day

Marie Simmons.
 
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Sale Price: $5.98
"Fresh food is more convenient than packaged," proclaims Marie Simmons, and she proves ...(Read More)

 

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Doers, Donors, and Practitioners

 
Books About Protecting the Environment  Click Here
 The Living Shore: Rediscovering a Lost World
 

The Living Shore: Rediscovering a Lost World

Rowan Jacobsen.
 
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The James Beard Award–winning author of A Geography of Oysters, Fruitless Fall, ...(Read More)

 
 Cows Save the Planet: And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth
 

Cows Save the Planet: And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth

Judith D. Schwartz. Gretel Ehrlich, foreword.
 
List Price: $17.95
Sale Price: $11.95
Could cows really save our planet? Such a preposterous-sounding idea makes much more sense when you ...(Read More)

 
 My First Summer in the Sierra: The 100th-Anniversary Illustrated Edition of the American Classic
 

My First Summer in the Sierra: The 100th-Anniversary Illustrated Edition of the American Classic

John Muir. Scot Miller, photog. Dayton Duncan & Ken Burns, foreword.
 
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The founder of the Sierra Club and a driving force behind the creation of our National Parks, ...(Read More)

 
 Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community
 

Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community

H.C. Flores.
 
List Price: $25.00
Sale Price: $16.95
Creativity, fulfillment, connection, revolution—it all begins when we get our hands in the ...(Read More)

 
 Beyond Walden: The Hidden History of America's Kettle Lakes and Ponds
 

Beyond Walden: The Hidden History of America's Kettle Lakes and Ponds

Robert M. Thorson.
 
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Sale Price: $3.98
Occurring in depressions formed by glacial ice, and fed by groundwater rather than streams, kettle ...(Read More)

 
 
 Seedtime: On the History, Husbandry, Politics, and Promise of Seeds
 

Seedtime: On the History, Husbandry, Politics, and Promise of Seeds

Scott Chaskey.
 
List Price: $23.99
Sale Price: $16.95
It's hard to think of a subject more fundamental to the sustenance of the human race than ...(Read More)

 
 The Resilient Farm and Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach
 

The Resilient Farm and Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach

Ben Falk.
 
List Price: $40.00
Sale Price: $29.95
A pioneer in researching and developing permaculture—a holistic system of self-sustaining ...(Read More)

 
 Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century
 

Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century

Alex Steffen, ed. Bill McKibben, intro.
 
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Five years after the initial publication of Worldchanging, the landscape of environmentalism ...(Read More)

 
 Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity
 

Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity

Lester R. Brown.
 
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Sale Price: $10.95
Food is the new oil, says Lester Brown; and land is the new gold. The author of the Plan B series ...(Read More)

 
 Globe in Hand Journal
 

Globe in Hand Journal

 
Sale Price: $2.98
This compact journal (4 x 6 inches closed) features a globe-in-the-hand motif on a blue embossed ...(Read More)

 
 

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Know What's On Your Plate

 
Books That Highlight Cooking with Fresh Ingredients Click Here
 Food Rules
 

Food Rules

Michael Pollan.
 
List Price: $11.00
Sale Price: $6.95
Simple, sensible, and surprisingly entertaining, this compact guide from the author of The ...(Read More)

 
 Comfort & Spice
 

Comfort & Spice

Niamh Shields. Georgia Glynn Smith, photos.
 
List Price: $19.95
Sale Price: $3.98
The creator and host of the enormously popular food blog EatLikeAGirl.com—London's ...(Read More)

 
 The Rocky Mountain Berry Book
 

The Rocky Mountain Berry Book

Bob Krumm.
 
List Price: $12.95
Sale Price: $4.98
If you've ever wondered if those ripe-looking berries on the trail are good—or even ...(Read More)

 
 My Kitchen: Real Food from Near and Far
 

My Kitchen: Real Food from Near and Far

Stevie Parle. Ros Shiers, illus.
 
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Sale Price: $3.98
In this eclectic collection from one of the most exceptional young culinary talents in London, ...(Read More)

 
 Fresh & Fast: Inspired Cooking for Every Season and Every Day
 

Fresh & Fast: Inspired Cooking for Every Season and Every Day

Marie Simmons.
 
List Price: $29.95
Sale Price: $5.98
"Fresh food is more convenient than packaged," proclaims Marie Simmons, and she proves ...(Read More)

 
 
 Fresh from the Past: Recipes and Revelations from Moll Flanders' Kitchen
 

Fresh from the Past: Recipes and Revelations from Moll Flanders' Kitchen

Sandra Sherman. Recipes Interpreted by Henry and Karen Chotkowski.
 
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Illustrated with color photographs and also period cartoons and engravings, this cookbook is a ...(Read More)

 
 <I>Cooking Light</I> Cooking Through the Seasons: An Everyday Guide to Enjoying the Freshest Food
 

Cooking Light Cooking Through the Seasons: An Everyday Guide to Enjoying the Freshest Food

Diane Rose & Heather Averett, eds.
 
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Long before "eating in season" or "local foods" became buzz words, Cooking ...(Read More)

 
 Better Homes and Gardens Fresh: Recipes for Enjoying Ingredients at Their Peak
 

Better Homes and Gardens Fresh: Recipes for Enjoying Ingredients at Their Peak

Jan Miller, ed.
 
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With full-page color photos that you might want to take a bite out of, this cookbook presents 250 ...(Read More)

 
 Eat Your Vegetables
 

Eat Your Vegetables

Arthur Potts Dawson. Liz & Max Haarala Hamilton, photos.
 
List Price: $29.99
Sale Price: $9.98
Who says vegetables have to be boring, bland, or even a side dish? London chef Arthur Potts Dawson ...(Read More)

 

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