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31 Chicken Coops: 45 Building Plans for Housing Your Flock

Pangman, Judy Storey Publishing 2006 9.78E+12 Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 166 p. Contai 

Just like houses, chicken coops come in all sizes and styles to meet the needs of every chicken family. Here are how-to drawings and conceptual plans for 45 coops from strictly practical to flights of fancy guaranteed to meet the needs of every chicken owner. A 16-page color section shows detailed photos of many of the featured coops. 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
32 Chicken Tractor: The Permaculture Guide to Happy Hens and Healthy Soil

Lee, Andy, and Foreman, Patricia L Good Earth Publications 2004 962464864 2nd Revised ed. Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 324 p. Audien 

A chicken tractor is a portable pen that fits over your garden beds! Just set it wherever you need help in your garden. The chickens peck and scratch the soil to clean your beds, eat pest bugs and weed seeds, and fertilize the beds with their manure. Best of all, they provide eggs and meat with that old-fashioned flavor and homegrown goodness. This incredibly popular hands-on book is a grass-roots best seller. It has helped thousands of folks have better gardens and has rekindled an interest in the backyard flocks and heritage breeds of poultry. It has literally, changed the lives of millions of chickens all over the world by taking them out of factory farms, and putting in the gardens where they are happier, more productive and healthier. 
Price: 22.95 USD

 
 
33 Chickens in Your Yard: Learn to care for, feed and enjoy chickens in your backyard or homestead

Russell, Dawn Bring Nature Close 2009 

New 36 p. stapled pamphlet 


Price: 5.00 USD

 
34 City Chicks: Keeping Micro-flocks of Laying Hens as Garden Helpers, Compost Makers, Bio-recyclers and Local Food Suppliers

Foreman, Patricia Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

The local foods movement is mushrooming and chickens have become its mascot. City Chicks brings fresh, innovative and new information about keeping backyard flocks of urban chickens. City Chicks describes in detail how chicken’s “skill sets” can be employed in a “Hen-Have-More Plan” for food production systems. Instead of using oil-based chemicals, chickens can help produce fertilizer and compost; they can turn yard waste into garden soil. Hens can also be used as mobile, clucking, (organic and non-toxic), pesticiders, herbiciders, and insecticiders. And chickens can be of civic service. One chicken eats about 7 pounds of food “waste” a month. A few hundred households keeping micro-flocks of laying hens can divert tons of yard and food biomass “waste” from trash collection saving municipalities millions, even billions of tax payer dollars. To quote City Chicks: “What if a city had 2,000 households with three hens (or more) each? That could translate to 252 tons of food waste diverted from landfills each year ... Add to that number the tons of yard waste (grass clippings and leaves) that hens can help convert into compost and the amount is as enormous as the tax-savings of NOT having to handle, transport and store all that biomass waste”. (Page 20 to 21) This 460 page book has over 100 photos, sketches, and tables bringing visual clarity and simplicity to complex concepts. 
Price: 22.50 USD

 
 
35 Clay Culture: Plasters, Paints & Preservation

Crews, Carole 0984222901 / 9780984222902 Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

Clay Culture: Plasters, Paints and Preservation begins with the history of Taos, New Mexico, where earthen architecture remains a building block of culture. Many of the 280 black-and-white photographs are historic and illustrate the simplicity of old techniques and the role they play in a sustainable lifestyle. With hopes of shifting the conversation from “how-to” to “what next,” Clay Culture offers thirty years worth of experience and information about building, repairing, and finishing walls with abundant, natural clay. During these shifting times, it’s crucial to understand ways of providing shelter without a bank loan. It is only recently that we have forgotten how to take good care of ourselves without shopping. Models are a way to begin, and a great way to test local clay. Small compounds of numerous dwellings that catch water and grow food can support people more reliably than crashing stocks and bonds. With guidance from nature and simple means, “living situations”—that people actually enjoy living in—can be built. Traditional materials are perfect for utilizing sustainable design principles. This book offers a body of knowledge that will stimulate creative juices and help provide the confidence and understanding needed to use clay, sand, straw, binders, and pigments in buildings and art projects. Smooth and delicious walls—glimmering with enough color to raise spirits and repel dust, absorbent enough to prevent mold and cold, and with acoustic values to make your ears smile— are not extravagant. Beauty is here for the taking, and the giving. An artistic offering is a totem to hope, a creative expression to balance the weight of the world. 
Price: 27.00 USD

 
36 Cold Storage for Fruits & Vegetables: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-87

Storey, John, and Storey, Martha Storey Publishing 1997 882663275 

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 32 p. Audienc 

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today. 
Price: 3.95 USD

 
 
37 Compost

Russell, Dawn Bring Nature Close 2007 

New 

16 p. stapled pamphlet 
Price: 5.00 USD

 
38 Container Gardening: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-151

Barrett, Patti, and Barrett, Patricia R Storey Publishing 1996 882663445 

New stapled pamphlet, 32 pages 


Price: 3.95 USD

 
 
39 Controlling Garden Weeds: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-171

Pleasant, Barbara Storey Publishing 1997 9.78E+12 Trade paperback

New stapled pamphlet, 32 pages 

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today. 
Price: 3.95 USD

 
40 Cooking with Winter Squash & Pumpkins: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-55

DuSablon, Mary Anna Storey Publishing 1980 882662309 

New stapled pamphlet, 32 pages 

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today. 
Price: 3.95 USD

 
 
41 Country Living is Risky Business

Loompanics Paperback

New 

Do you have your feet planted in the city but find yourself living more and more like you are in the country? Authors Nick and Anita Evangelista didn't know it then, but with the planting of a garden and the raising of a few chickens and rabbits and goats at their house (a mere 10 minutes from downtown Los Angeles) they'd taken their first steps on a journey that would lead them to a fixer farm in the Missouri Ozarks. In this, their latest book on the logistics of making the move from city to country life, the Evangelistas tell their own story and give you their honest appraisal of what kind of "stuff" it takes to make that move to the country, along with a liberal dose of laughs. You'll find out what kind of preparation and mind set it really takes to make that plunge from city to country. You'll discover how to keep going when everything around you seems to conspire to tell you this move was a huge mistake. Nick and Anita will give you invaluable advice about purchasing and care of livestock when you are a raw recruit and new to country life. This book shows you the underpinnings of living in the country, along with a rain dance and the requisite Elvis story thrown in just to make sure all the bases are covered. This is the book that tells you how it happened for them. It can happen for you, too. If you think country living may be the life for you, get this book today, because Country Living Is Risky Business. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 228 pages 
Price: 16.95 USD

 
42 Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

McDonough, William, and Braungart, Michael North Point Press 2002 865475873 Trade paperback

New 

Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 208 p. Audience: General/trade. 
Price: 27.50 USD

 
 
43 Create an Oasis with Greywater: Choosing, Building and Using Greywater Systems - Includes Branched Drains

Ludwig, Art 

New 


Price: 20.95 USD

 
44 Creating a Sustainable World: Past Experience/Future Struggle

Ramapo College Apex Press 2006 553050508 Trade paperback

New 

329 pages; For years now, promoters of development and growth have attempted to paint themselves "green," claiming that development is sustainable. In a new book, Creating a Sustainable World: Past Experiences/Future Struggles, co-editor Trent Schroyer, Professor of Sociology-Philosophy at Ramapo College, argues that such efforts are a form of "greenwash," that gloss over the real environmental consequences of growth and mask the divergence between development and sustainability. Schroyer and his co-editor Thomas Golodik have pulled together some of the most influential theorists and practitioners of sustainability from around the world — Vandana Shiva, Wolfgang Sachs, Robert Engler, Peter Montague, Joan Dye Gussow and Michael Shuman, among others. These seminal essays offer critiques of the publicly accepted notion of sustainability that has evolved, devoid of democratic input and driven by market forces. Schroyer, in his own chapters and in his introductions to each section of Creating a Sustainable World, exposes the market-driven agenda underlying the dominant "sustainable development" paradigm and shows us what would be required to advance society without having the Earth irreparably harmed. The authors offer contrasting concepts of sustainability derived from civil society and grassroots communities These are models untouched by the global free trade system and come to us through the voices of people directly affected by "sustainable development" projects. In showing how voices of civil society have been pushed outside of the official decision-making, the collection demonstrates why world sustainability rests upon the capacity for establishing democratic procedures, and ultimately favoring some human and community rights over trade rights. Douglas Lummis, former Rajni Kothari Chair in Democracy at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in New Delhi, believes of Creating a Sustainable World that "finally we have a book that gets it right: what needs to be sustained is that which development is destroying: our world." For anyone seeking to make a positive mark on the world, this will be both an inspiring read and an invaluable handbook. 
Price: 23.95 USD

 
 
45 David Blume's Alcohol Can Be a Gas! : Fueling an Ethanol Revolution for the 21st Century

Blume, David, and Winks, Michael (Editor), and Fuller, R Buckminster (Foreword by) International Institute for Ecological Agriculture 2007 979043778 Illustrated. Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 596 p. Contai 

A LITTLE HISTORY In 1983, David Blume wrote and hosted a 10-part how-to television series called Alcohol as Fuel for KQED, the San Francisco PBS affiliate. He also wrote the definitive how-to book on ethanol, Alcohol Can Be A Gas! , which was going to be sold on the air. The book was at the printer preparing to go to press, and the first airing of the television series in San Francisco was underway, to be followed by release to 140 PBS stations nationwide. Big Oil got wind of the project and convinced KQED to halt the printing and cancel the release of the series to the rest of PBS. Although there were lawsuits, KQED's oil-funded lawyers crushed Blume, and the series ended up locked in KQED's vault, while the rights to the book went back to Blume. The book sat on the shelf for the past 20 years. Beginning in 2003, Dave Blume set about updating the book in a big way. He raised money from individuals (not institutions or corporations) to fund his research into the current state of the art in alcohol fuels. He traveled extensively in both the US and Brazil, collecting and documenting innovations and the success of Brazil's alcohol fuel program. Four years of full-time work with a team of researchers has resulted in a completely new and greatly expanded version of the book. THE NEW BOOK Alcohol Can Be a Gas! (subtitled Fueling an Ethanol Revolution for the 21st Century) is an information-dense, highly readable, profusely illustrated manual, covering every aspect of alcohol fuel from history through crops, hands-on fuel production, and vehicle conversion. It's the first comprehensive book on small-to farm-scale alcohol production and use written in over 90 years. Internally divided into six books, the single volume contains 640 8.5 x 11 pages, with more than 500 illustrations, charts, and photos. It sports a 700-word glossary and a full index. It retains the original 1983 foreword by R. Buckminster Fuller. Alcohol Can Be A Gas! is a complete toolbox for farmers, green e 
Price: 47.00 USD

 
46 Day Range Poultry: Every Chicken Owner's Guide to Grazing Gardens and Improving Pastures

Lee, Andy & Foreman, Patricia Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

This is the book that tells you just about everything you need to know to raise poultry on pasture from the egg up through processing. Based on years of hands-on experiences, success and failures the authors hold back nothing about the realities, advantages and disadvantages and the rewards of small-scale poultry production systems for income and community food self-sufficiency. Hard to find information on raising turkeys and small-scale breeder flocks and incubation production. Foreword by everybody's favorite contrary farmer, Gene Logsdon. 
Price: 22.00 USD

 
 
47 Dealing With Pests: Home & Garden Insects

Russell, Dawn Riggins, Idaho Bring Nature Close 2007 

New 36 p. stapled pamphlet 


Price: 5.00 USD

 
48 Dig Your Hands in the Dirt: A Manual for Making Art Out of Earth

Denzer, Kiko Hand Print Press 2005 967984661 Illustrated. Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 128 p. Contai 

* Turn the earth under your feet into natural, cheap, beautiful art: African-inspired murals, fanciful playground sculptures, labyrinths, sundials, sculpted benches, bird houses, & more. * Complete illustrated how-to guide to mud, art, & community. * Inspiring stories & color photos from earth-artists here & abroad. * For teachers, parents, activists, builders, artists, & other kids. Here is inspiration and instruction for anyone interested in making beautiful art out of earth. The author of Build Your Own Earth Oven teaches you to find, mix, and sculpt the right mud; develop group goals and vision, and translate simple, natural (and easy to draw) patterns into sophisticated and complex designs. The resulting murals will transform anonymous spaces into real places. Or make garden art you can sit on (or in). Get inspirated by earth artists across the country and over the sea. Extensive resources for further study. Join them all in making art to help join us, harmoniously, to a whole. Brief, elegant, wonderfully and generously illustrated with drawings and 32 pages of color photos. 
Price: 12.95 USD

 
 
49 Do It Yourself Guide to Biodiesel: Your Alternative Fuel Solution for Saving Money, Reducing Oil Dependency, & Helping the Planet

Purcella, Guy Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

Containing the most current and complete information available for would-be biodiesel makers, Do-It-Yourself Guide to Biodiesel offers a step-by-step path from the initial desire to do something good for the environment to the final stage of filling the tank with low-cost fuel. As the author tells how to break free from the grip of big oil, he counters the common myths about biodiesel with facts from university studies and his own extensive experience. The many benefits of biodiesel are detailed, including higher lubricity, increased engine life, cleaner burn, less toxicity, and faster biodegrading action. Do-It-Yourself Guide to Biodiesel explains in simple terms the procedures and the equipment needed to make biodiesel at home, in small or large batches. Readers are given a complete understanding of what biodiesel is and how to make it properly and safely. There is even a section on pitfalls to avoid as well as the author's personal tips and tricks. 
Price: 15.95 USD

 
50 Down With Empire! Up With Spring! A revolutionary ecological perspective

Aotearoa-New Zealand Rebel Press 2006 473115514 Trade paperback

New 

160 p. 
Price: 15.00 USD

 
 
51 Earth Building & the Cob Revival: A Reader

Cob Cottage Company Pamphlet

Brand New! 

3rd Ed 1996 8-1/2 x 11, 58 pages. An anthology of 15 international articles. Background research, history, and technical details. Excellent English papers on plasters, lime and cob buildings. This Reader was the first in a series of books by Cob Cottage on Earthen Building. In these pages you will find a balanced selection of excerpts covering the history and philosophy of cob and earthen building. This 3rd Edition in updated by replacing some articles with more current work. 
Price: 10.00 USD

 
52 Earth Democracy

Shiva, Vandana 

New 


Price: 15.00 USD

 
 
53 Earth Sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book

Oehler, Mike Mole Publishing Company 2007 960446400 Trade paperback

New 

230 p. 
Price: 24.44 USD

 
54 Earth User's Guide to Permaculture

Morrow, Rosemary Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

The principle for permaculture is simple: provide back to the earth what we take from it to create a sustainable environment. The three principle aims are: Care for people; Care for the earth; and Redistributing everything surplus to one’s needs. This completely revised and updated edition of Rosemary Morrow’s highly successful Earth User’s Guide to Permaculture is a straight-forward manual of practical permaculture. Fundamentally, permaculture is design science and in this new edition design is emphasised. This book will be most beneficial if you apply it to the space where you live and work. The same principles apply for becoming more sustainable and living lightly whether you live in a small city apartment with a balcony, in a house with a garden in the suburbs, or on acreage in the country. Included in this new edition are chapters on seed-saving, permaculture at work, integrated pest management, information about domestic as well as rural water usage, a non-destructive approach towards dealing with weeks and wildlife, and designing to withstand a disaster. Earth User’s Guide to Permaculture is suitable for beginners as well as experienced permaculture practitioners looking for new ideas in moving towards greater self-reliance and sustainable living. 
Price: 34.95 USD

 
 
55 Earth-Sheltered House: An Architect's Sketchbook

Wells, Malcolm Chelsea Green Publishing Company 2009 9.78E+12 Revised ed. Trade paperback

New 

The Earth-Sheltered House is a classic in the annals of sustainable building books, written by a legend in the field of environmentally responsible architecture. Malcolm Wells has a fundamentally different way of looking at the design and building process, and his iconoclastic perspective has never been more apparent. Wells s work is revolutionary, but readers will find his message to be pure common sense. Earth sheltering offers superior comfort with minimal energy input, and it is adaptable to diverse terrains as well as a variety of architectural aesthetics. 
Price: 24.95 USD

 
56 Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks & Techniques

Hunter, Kaki & Kiffmeyer, Donald 0865715076 / 9780865715073 Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

Over seventy percent of Americans cannot afford to own a code-enforced, contractor-built home. This has led to widespread interest in using natural materials -- straw, cob, and earth -- for building homes and other buildings that are inexpensive, and that rely largely on labor rather than expensive and often environmentally-damaging outsourced materials. Earthbag Building is the first comprehensive guide to all the tools, tricks, and techniques for building with bags filled with earth - or earthbags. Having been introduced to sandbag construction by the renowned Nader Khalili in 1993, the authors developed this Flexible Form Rammed Earth Technique over the last decade. A reliable method for constructing homes, outbuildings, garden walls and much more, this enduring, tree-free architecture can also be used to create arched and domed structures of great beauty -- in any region, and at home, in developing countries, or in emergency relief work. This profusely illustrated guide first discusses the many merits of earthbag construction, and then leads the reader through the key elements of an earthbag building: Special design considerations, Foundations, walls, and floors, Electrical, plumbing, and shelving, Lintels, windows and door installations, & Roofs, arches and domes, & Exterior and interior plasters. With dedicated sections on costs, making your own specialized tools, and building code considerations, as well as a complete resources guide, Earthbag Building is the long-awaited, definitive guide to this uniquely pleasing construction style. 
Price: 29.95 USD

 
 
57 Easy Composters You Can Build: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-139

Noyes, Nick Storey Publishing 1995 9.78E+12 

New stapled pamphlet, 32 pages 

Contents: Introduction, Why Make Compost? , Composting SYstems at a Glance, Wood & Wire Compost Bins, Cement Block Bins, Composting Accessories, Selecting the Compost Pile Location, Ingredients for Compost: What to Use, What to Avoid, Stuff to Keep Out of Compost Pile, Composting Without a Pile, Using Compost 
Price: 3.95 USD

 
58 Ecocities: Recbuilding Cities in Balance with Nature

Register, Richard 0865715521 / 9780865715523 Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

Most of the world's population now lives in cities. So if we are to address the problems of environmental deterioration and peak oil adequately, the city has to be a major focus of attention. EcoCities is about re-building cities and towns based on ecological principles for the long term sustainability, cultural vitality and health of the Earth's biosphere. Unique in the literature is the book's insight that the form of the city really matters - and that it is within our ability to change it, and crucial that we do. Further, that the ecocity within its bioregion is comprehensible and do-able, and can produce a healthy and potentially happy future. EcoCities describes the place of the city in evolution, nature and history. It pays special attention to the key question of accessibility and transportation, and outlines design principles for the ecocity. The reader is encouraged to plunge in to its economics and politics: the kinds of businesses, planning and leadership required. The book then outlines the tools by which a gradual transition to the ecocity could be accomplished. Throughout, this new edition is generously illustrated with the author's own inspired visions of what such rebuilt cities might actually look like. 
Price: 27.95 USD

 
 
59 Eggs & Chickens: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-17

Vivian, John Storey Publishing 1978 882661914 

New stapled pamphlet, 32 pages 

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today. 
Price: 3.95 USD

 
60 Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life

Rothman, Julia 1603429816 / 9781603429818 Paperback

Brand New! 

What’s the difference between a weanling and a yearling, or a farrow and a barrow? Country and city mice alike will delight in Julia Rothman’s charming illustrated guide to the curious parts and pieces of rural living. Dissecting everything from tractors and pigs to fences, hay bales, crop rotation patterns, and farm tools, Rothman gives a richly entertaining tour of the quirky details of country life. From the shapes of squash varieties to the parts of a goat; from how a barn is constructed to what makes up a beehive, every corner of the barnyard is uncovered. A perfect gift for gardeners, locavores, homesteaders, and country-living enthusiasts alike. 
Price: 16.95 USD

 
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