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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
Sale Price: $6.98
Growing your own vegetables is an easy hobby for a variety of lifestyles, as it doesn't take a ...(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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Although organic food has become much easier to find in mainstream markets in recent years, the ...(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)

 
 A Potted History of Fruit: A Kitchen Cornucopia
 

A Potted History of Fruit: A Kitchen Cornucopia

Mike Darton.
 
List Price: $16.95
Sale Price: $2.49
This kitchen guide to fruits is full of delightful and surprising information, from the creation of ...(Read More)

 
 

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Supporting Local Farm Life

 
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 Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
 

Food Rules: An Eater's Manual

Michael Pollan. Maira Kalman, illus.
 
List Price: $23.95
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"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)

 
 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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"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.
 
List Price: $20.00
Sale Price: $2.98
The James Beard Award–winning author of A Geography of Oysters, Fruitless Fall, ...(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)

 
 Leave No Trace: The Vanishing North American Wilderness
 

Leave No Trace: The Vanishing North American Wilderness

Jim Wark, photog. Roderick F. Nash, essays.
 
List Price: $55.00
Sale Price: $6.98
From the lush coasts of the Great Lakes to the jagged peaks of the Rocky Mountains, and from the ...(Read More)

 
 Humanity Boxed Notecards: 8 notecards with envelopes, 2 each of 4 designs
 

Humanity Boxed Notecards: 8 notecards with envelopes, 2 each of 4 designs

 
Sale Price: $2.98
This set of cards offers two each of four boldly colored motifs, each with its own theme: ...(Read More)

 

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Know What's On Your Plate

 
Books That Highlight Cooking with Fresh Ingredients Click Here
 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.
 
List Price: $19.95
Sale Price: $2.98
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)

 
 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.
 
List Price: $29.99
Sale Price: $12.95
With full-page color photos that you might want to take a bite out of, this cookbook presents 250 ...(Read More)

 
 

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