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The Nourishing Homestead

One Back-to-the-Land Family’s Plan for Cultivating Soil, Skills, and Spirit

Author: Ben Hewitt

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Drawing on the authors' own experiences in Vermont, shares practical advice on building a sustainable homestead from the ground up and launching a small-scale farming operation.

The Community-Scale Permaculture Farm

The D Acres Model for Creating and Managing an Ecologically Designed Educational Center

Author: Josh Trought

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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For almost twenty years, D Acres of New Hampshire has challenged and expanded the common definition of a farm. As an educational centre that researches, applies, and teaches skills of sustainable living and small-scale organic farming, D Acres serves more than just a single function to its community. By turns it is a hostel for travellers to northern New England, a training centre for everything from metal- and woodwork to cob building and seasonal cooking, a gathering place for music, poetry, joke-telling, and potluck meals, and much, much more. In Community-Scale Homesteading, author and D Acres founder Josh Trought describes not only the history of the project, but its evolving principles and practices, all rooted in the land, its inhabitants, and the joy inherent in collective empowerment. From working with oxen to working with a board of directors, no other book contains such a wealth of innovative ideas and ways to make your farm or homestead not only more sustainable, but more inclusive of, and beneficial to, the larger community.

The Wild Wisdom of Weeds

13 Essential Plants for Human Survival

Author: Katrina Blair

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

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Category: Nature

Page: 384

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The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit. More than just a field guide to wild edibles, it is a global plan for human survival. When Katrina Blair was eleven she had a life-changing experience where wild plants spoke to her, beckoning her to become a champion of their cause. Since then she has spent months on end taking walkabouts in the wild, eating nothing but what she forages, and has become a wild-foods advocate, community activist, gardener, and chef, teaching and presenting internationally about foraging and the healthful lifestyle it promotes. Katrina Blair’s philosophy in The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is sobering, realistic, and ultimately optimistic. If we can open our eyes to see the wisdom found in these weeds right under our noses, instead of trying to eradicate an “invasive,” we will achieve true food security. The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is about healing ourselves both in body and in spirit, in an age where technology, commodity agriculture, and processed foods dictate the terms of our intelligence. But if we can become familiar with these thirteen edible survival weeds found all over the world, we will never go hungry, and we will become closer to our own wild human instincts—all the while enjoying the freshest, wildest, and most nutritious food there is. For free! The thirteen plants found growing in every region across the world are: dandelion, mallow, purslane, plantain, thistle, amaranth, dock, mustard, grass, chickweed, clover, lambsquarter, and knotweed. These special plants contribute to the regeneration of the earth while supporting the survival of our human species; they grow everywhere where human civilization exists, from the hottest deserts to the Arctic Circle, following the path of human disturbance. Indeed, the more humans disturb the earth and put our food supply at risk, the more these thirteen plants proliferate. It’s a survival plan for the ages. Including over one hundred unique recipes, Katrina Blair’s book teaches us how to prepare these wild plants from root to seed in soups, salads, slaws, crackers, pestos, seed breads, and seed butters; cereals, green powders, sauerkrauts, smoothies, and milks; first-aid concoctions such as tinctures, teas, salves, and soothers; self-care/beauty products including shampoo, mouthwash, toothpaste (and brush), face masks; and a lot more. Whether readers are based at home or traveling, this book aims to empower individuals to maintain a state of optimal health with minimal cost and effort.

Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening

How to Grow Nutrient-Dense, Soil-Sprouted Greens in Less Than 10 days

Author: Peter Burke

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

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Category: Gardening

Page: 208

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The Low-Tech, No-Grow-Lights Approach to Abundant Harvest Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening offers good news: with nothing more than a cupboard and a windowsill, you can grow all the fresh salad greens you need for the winter months (or throughout the entire year) with no lights, no pumps, and no greenhouse. Longtime gardener Peter Burke was tired of the growing season ending with the first frost, but due to his busy work schedule and family life, didn’t have the time or interest in high-input grow lights or greenhouses. Most techniques for growing what are commonly referred to as “microgreens” left him feeling overwhelmed and uninterested. There had to be a simpler way to grow greens for his family indoors. After some research and diligent experimenting, Burke discovered he was right—there was a way! And it was even easier than he ever could have hoped, and the greens more nutrient packed. He didn’t even need a south-facing window, and he already had most of the needed supplies just sitting in his pantry. The result: healthy, homegrown salad greens at a fraction of the cost of buying them at the market. The secret: start them in the dark. Growing “Soil Sprouts”—Burke’s own descriptive term for sprouted seeds grown in soil as opposed to in jars—employs a method that encourages a long stem without expansive roots, and provides delicious salad greens in just seven to ten days, way earlier than any other method, with much less work. Indeed, of all the ways to grow immature greens, this is the easiest and most productive technique. Forget about grow lights and heat lamps! This book is a revolutionary and inviting guide for both first-time and experienced gardeners in rural or urban environments. All you need is a windowsill or two. In fact, Burke has grown up to six pounds of greens per day using just the windowsills in his kitchen! Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening offers detailed step-by-step instructions to mastering this method (hint: it’s impossible not to succeed, it’s so easy!), tools and accessories to have on hand, seeds and greens varieties, soil and compost, trays and planters, shelving, harvest and storage, recipes, scaling up to serve local markets, and much more.

South Devon (including W. Dorset Coast) and South Cornwall

With a Full Description of Dartmoor and the Scilly Isles

Author: Charles Slegg Ward

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Category: Cornwall (England : County)

Page: 224

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The Homestead

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Category: Home economics

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View: 846

The Young Adventurer's Guide to (Almost) Everything

Build a Fort, Make a Kite, Poop in the Woods: 52 Action-Packed Outdoor Activities

Author: Ben Hewitt

Publisher: Roost Books

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 869

Once upon a time, kids learned the most amazing and unusual things. They learned how to shelter and clothe themselves, how to build a fire, tie knots, and read a compass. They learned how to spend a comfortable night in the forest without a nylon tent. The Young Adventurer's Guide brings back forgotten skills like using the stars instead of GPS and building forts out of foraged sticks. This handbook empowers kids to explore the natural world (starting in the comfort of their own backyard) through a whole new set of skills. Featuring 65 different skills in sections that include- Secrets of the Woods, The Best Camping Trip, Make Cool Stuff That's Actually Useful, and Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary.

Homestead

the households of a mill town

Author: Margaret Frances Byington

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Category: Homestead (Pa.)

Page: 292

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The Pittsburgh Survey: Homestead; the households of a mill town, by Margaret F. Byington. 1910

Author: Paul Underwood Kellogg

Publisher:

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Category: Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Page:

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Homestead Ranch

Author: Elizabeth G. Young

Publisher:

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Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 295

View: 391

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