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Sustainability, Natural Building, Environment & Gardening

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1 10 Easy-Care Perennials

Shaffer, Marcella, and Schaffer, Marcella Storey Books 2001 9.78E+12 

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

2 A Community Guide to Environmental Health

Conant, Jeff & Fadem, Pam Paperback

Brand New 

From toilets to toxics, from watershed management to waste management, from raising crops to rising temperatures, how we use natural resources affects our health and well-being. This highly illustrated guide helps health promoters, development workers, environmental activists, and community leaders take charge of their environmental health. In small villages and large cities, A Community Guide to Environmental Health can provide the tools, knowledge, and inspiration to begin transforming the crisis in environmental health. This book contains activities to stimulate critical thinking and discussion, inspirational stories, and instructions for simple health technologies such as water purification methods, safe toilets, and non-toxic cleaning products. 
Price: 28.00 USD

3 A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

Alexander, Christopher 0195019199 / 9780195019193 Hardcover

Brand New! 

The second of three books published by the Center for Environmental Structure to provide a working alternative to our present ideas about architecture, building, and planning, A Pattern Language offers a practical language for building and planning based on natural considerations. The reader is given an overview of some 250 patterns that are the units of this language, each consisting of a design problem, discussion, illustration, and solution. By understanding recurrent design problems in our environment, readers can identify extant patterns in their own design projects and use these patterns to create a language of their own. Extraordinarily thorough, coherent, and accessible, this book has become a bible for homebuilders, contractors, and developers who care about creating healthy, high-level design. 
Price: 65.00 USD

4 A Sustainable Economy for the 21st Century

Schor, Juliet B Open Media 1998 9.78E+12 Trade paperback


In this groundbreaking pamphlet, Juliet Schor, author of The Overworked American, examines how Americans can begin making the shift away from a resource-destructive society to one that values the environment, community, and quality of life above business and profit. She a traces back how after W.W. II, Americans had hoped that technology and social investment would yield shorter work weeks, more pay, and complete healthcare. Instead, we work more, get paid less, and maintain an indecent adult minimum wage. Where did we go wrong? Schor's pamphlet charts an economic vision based that aims to reduce work hours, increase leisure, create new work schedules that are not operating on a male model of employment, create green quotas and industry-wide environmental standards, alternative housing and transportation, raise minimum wage, restructure labor relations, change corporate culture, and promote social accountability. The pamphlet sets the guideposts, writes Noam Chomsky, for constructive thinking and action to save our country from becoming a plaything for investors and transnational corporations, and to place its fate in the hands of its citizens. 
Price: 5.95 USD

5 A Tiny Home To Call Your Own: Living Well in Just Right Houses

Foreman, Patricia & Lee, Andy Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

You can live in an attractive, aesthetically appealing, upscale house AND you can do it so that it is quality built, architecturally beautiful, highly marketable and profitable. Small is beautiful and functional in housing. Smaller scale homes can be more livable, cozy, homey, enjoyable, low maintenance, and easy to clean. Tiny houses (300 sq.ft. to around 1,000 sq.ft.) can be more affordable and socially responsible than the current trend of McMansionization that is chewing up America. Some of them can be built on existing lots without requiring new land purchase. Impress neighbors with style and freedom rather than with large scale, impersonally built square footage. 
Price: 19.95 USD

6 Alcohol Can Be A Gas! Fueling an Ethanol Revolution for the 21st Century

Blume, David 


Price: 47.00 USD

7 Art of Natural Building

Kennedy, Joseph 


Price: 26.95 USD

8 Backyard Market Sustainability, Environment & Gardening: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Selling What You Grow

Lee, Andrew W, and Lee, Andy, and Foreman, Patricia L Good Earth Publications 1993 962464805 Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 356 p. Good E 

The greatest opportunities can sometimes be found in our own backyards. This is true for the small-scale farmer/gardener who dreams of selling the fruits of their labors to an appreciative public. Discover how easy and profitable it is to grow and sell vegetables, fruits, flower, Herbs and small livestock from your backyard market garden. Make Money at Home! This inspirational, dirt-under-the-fingernails book with its earthy humor, has helped inspire the gardener next door to grow food not only for themselves, but others as well and make money while doing what they love. The authors have over 20 years of vegetable growing & small business experience into this handbook for beginning & experienced agricultural entrepreneurs. A complete guide to business management & marketing for the small scale vegetable grower. Contains a wealth of information on budgets, crop planning, direct marketing, farmers' markets, roadside & farm stands, food cooperatives, caterers, mail order, restaurants, pick your own, wholesale distributors, producers' cooperatives, & subscription marketing services such as clientele membership clubs, community supported farms, & home deliveries. Covers innovative & appropriately scaled equipment for the greenhouses & fields, labor requirements & training methods, locating & improving land for growing & retailing sites, & gives a very strong argument for the economic & ecologic benefits of organic & sustainable growing methods. Written by a master farmer who has walked his talk, Backyard Market Gardening is the flagship book that has helped spawn farmers' markets and community farms across America. It has inspired thousands of communities to pursue local food self-sufficiency. An easy, entertaining read that is very rewarding to the soul, the soil and the flow of capital. Twice selected by the Rodale Book Club as the Editors Choice for the Book-of-the-Month. 
Price: 19.95 USD

9 Backyard Meat Production

Evangelista, Anita Loompanics Unlimited 1997 9.78E+12 Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Audience: Gen Blanchard, Jim 

Tired of paying skyrocketing meat prices at your local grocery store? Concerned about the unhealthy food additives in the meat your family consumes? Worried about slipshod processing procedures that may lead to the transmission of possibly fatal diseases in your meat supply? Then it's time to bypass the conventional sources of meat that most people utilize, and get involved in Backyard Meat Production! Contents include: · Why Grow Meat at Home? · The Next White Meat--Rabbit · The Portable Egg Factory--Chickens · The Wild Things--Quail, Pheasants, Guineas, and Ducks · Porky's Pets--Mini Pigs · The Milk and Meat Factory--Mini Goats · Leather, Feathers, Bones, and Fibers · Butchering Tips · And Much More. Backyard Meat Production provides all the information an average family needs to have in order to start saving money while becoming more self-sufficient and improving their diet! So, when you're sitting at the well-laden dinner table a few months after reading this book, enjoying a nutritious, inexpensive home-cooked meal, be sure to give thanks for the many practical tips contained in Backyard Meat Production--and pass the gravy! 
Price: 17.99 USD

10 Basic Composting: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started

Ebeling, Eric (Editor), and Hursh, Carl (Consultant editor), and Olenick, Patti (Consultant editor) Stackpole Books 2003 811726479 Spiralbound

New 87 p. Contains: Illustrations. Stackpole Basics. A 

This lavishly illustrated guide contains everything the beginner needs to know about creating useable compost--described in clear, step-by-step detail that eliminates all of the guesswork that too often creeps into how-to books. Experts share their knowledge of the proper tools and techniques the novice needs to compost successfully in rural, suburban, or urban settings. Traditional bin systems and an unconventional approach using worms are explained fully. Includes a fascinating look at the science behind the composting process, as well as clear instructions for building a variety of composting bins for the backyard. 
Price: 16.95 USD

11 Beekeeping: A Practical Guide

Bonney, Richard E, and Webb, Sandra (Editor) Storey Publishing 1993 882668617 Trade paperback


With his respect and admiration for bees evident on every page, Richard E. Bonney describes how to acquire bees, manage a hive, prevent and treat diseases, and take a crop of honey. 
Price: 18.95 USD

12 Bees

Steiner, Rudolf 880104570 Paperback

Brand New! 

In 1923 Rudolf Steiner predicted the dire state of today's honeybee. He stated that, within fifty to eighty years, we would see the consequences of mechanizing the forces that had previously operated organically in the beehive. Such practices include breeding queen bees artificially. The fact that over sixty percent of the American honeybee population has died during the past ten years, and that this trend is continuing around the world, should make us aware of the importance of the issues discussed in these lectures. Steiner began this series of lectures on bees in response to a question from an audience of workers at the Goetheanum. From physical depictions of the daily activities of bees to the most elevated esoteric insights, these lectures describe the unconscious wisdom of the beehive and its connection to our experience of health, culture, and the cosmos. Bees is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the true nature of the honeybee, as well as those who wish to heal the contemporary crisis of the beehive. Beesincludes an essay by David Adams, From Queen Bee to Social Sculpture: The Artistic Alchemy of Joseph Beuys. The art and social philosophy of Joseph Beuys (1921–1986) is among the most influential of the twentieth century. He was strongly influenced by Rudolf Steiner's lectures on bees. The elemental imagery and its relationship to human society played an important role in Beuys's sculptures, drawings, installations, and performance art. Adams' essay on Beuys adds a whole new dimension to these lectures, generally considered to be directed more specifically to biodynamic methods and beekeeping. 
Price: 25.00 USD

13 Beneath the Concrete: Guerrilla Sustainability, Environment & Gardening


36 p. stapled zine/pamphlet 
Price: 4.00 USD

14 Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connections to Trees

Nadkarni, Nalini M University of California Press 2008 520248562 Hard cover


World-renowned canopy biologist Nalini Nadkarni has climbed trees on four continents with scientists, students, artists, clergymen, musicians, activists, loggers, legislators, and Inuits, gathering diverse perspectives. In Between Earth and Sky, a rich tapestry of personal stories, information, art, and photography, she becomes our captivating guide to the leafy wilderness above our heads. Through her luminous narrative, we embark on a multifaceted exploration of trees that illuminates the profound connections we have with them, the dazzling array of goods and services they provide, and the powerful lessons they hold for us. Nadkarni describes trees' intricate root systems, their highly evolved and still not completely understood canopies, their role in commerce and medicine, their existence in city centers and in extreme habitats of mountaintops and deserts, and their important place in folklore and the arts. She explains tree fundamentals and considers the symbolic role they have assumed in culture and religion. In a book that reawakens our sense of wonder at the fascinating world of trees, we ultimately find entry to the entire natural world and rediscover our own place in it. 
Price: 24.95 USD

15 Biodiesel Basics & Beyond: A Comprehensive Guide to Production and Use for the Home and Farm

Kemp, William H. Paperback

Brand New 

Price: 29.95 USD

16 Brown's Alcohol Motor Fuel Cookbook

Brown, Michael Halsey Cornville, Ariz. Desert Publications 1979 879473002 Trade paperback

New vi, 140 p. : ill.; 24 cm. Includes Illustrations. 

Author Michael H. Brown has given us another great and useful book. It contains step-by-step procedure for modifications of an average care's engine to run on alcohol. Also how to build your own ethenal still to keep you in fuel and keep things running. Great illustrations cover the basics in this handy technical guide to alcohol fuel and it's uses. 
Price: 25.00 USD

17 Build a Pond for Food & Fun: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-19

Young, D Storey Publishing 1997 882661930 

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

18 Build a Smokehouse: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-81

Epstein, Ed Storey Publishing 1981 882662953 Stapled Pamphlet

New 32 pages 

Price: 3.95 USD

19 Build Your Own Earth Oven: A Low-Cost, Wood-Fired Mud Oven, Simple Sourdough Bread, Perfect Loaves

Denzer, Kiko, and Field, Hannah, and Scott, Alan (Foreword by) Hand Print Press 2007 9.78E+12 3rd Revised, Updated ed. Illustrated. Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 129 p. Contai 

This brand new, completely re-written edition features: * revised text: updated, expanded, and completely re-organized so as to simplify the making of * a super-insulated design that holds heat longer and burns less fuel; as well as * a simplified, 4-step recipe for making really good (wholegrain) sourdough bread-written by Hannah Field, a former professional baker who has worked in wood fired and organic bakeries on both sides of the Atlantic (also the author's wife). * Also: a foreword by Alan Scott, grandfather of wood-fired ovens and artisan bread, co-author (with Dan Wing) of The Bread Builders, and an inspiration to many aspiring artisans; * an 8-page color gallery of beautiful ovens sculpted both by the author, as well as readers who wanted to share their work; * innovations and variations, like mobile ovens, super-efficient rocket ovens, hay-box cookers, and more. 
Price: 17.95 USD

20 Build Your Own Underground Root Cellar: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-76

Hobson, Phyllis Storey Publishing 1983 882662902 Trade paperback


Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 32 p. Audience: General/trade. 
Price: 3.94 USD

21 Builder's Greywater Guide: Installations of Greywater Systems in New Construction and Remodeling: Includes Greywater Laws and Permits; A Supplement to the Book Create an Oasis with Greywater

Ludwig, Art Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

The Builder's Greywater Guide, a supplement to Oasis's book The New Create an Oasis with Grey Water (book), will help building professionals or homeowners work within or around building codes to successfully include greywater systems in new construction or remodeling in the US, even if they have little prior greywater experience. Topics include: Special reasons for builders to install or not install a greywater system, flow chart for choosing a system, suggestions for dealing with inspectors, legal requirements checklist, detailed review of system options with respect to the new laws, latest construction details and design tips, maintenance suggestions, equations for estimating irrigation demand, and the complete text of the new California greywater law with annotations from Oasis (the California greywater law is very similar to the greywater appendix in the Uniform Plumbing Code, which may apply in all of the US west of the Mississippi and several Eastern States). 
Price: 14.95 USD

22 Builders of the Pacific Coast

Kahn, Lloyd Shelter Publications 2008 936070439 Illustrated. Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Sewn binding. 251 p. Contain 

In 2004, Lloyd Kahn discovered a group of unique carpenters along the Pacific Coast of North America. Over a two-year period, he made four trips north from his home in the San Francisco Bay Area, up the coast, shooting the photos that appear in this book. To preserve homeowners privacy, specific locations are not given, but suffice to say this book focuses on the Pacific Coast north from San Francisco up to and around Vancouver Island, British Columbia, latitudes 37 to 49 degrees. There s been a vortex of creative carpentry energy in this part of the world over the last 30 years. Many of the builders shown here got started in the countercultural era of the 60s and 70s, and their work has never been shown in books or magazine articles. As in the author s previous books Shelter and Home Work, there are three featured builders: Lloyd House, master craftsman and designer who has created a series of unique homes on a small island; Bruno Atkey, builder of a number of houses and lodges built of hand-split cedar on The Wild Coast (the Pacific Ocean side of Vancouver Island), and SunRay Kelley, barefoot builder tuned into Nature, who has designed and built wildly imaginative structures in Washington, California, and other parts of the country. In addition, there are working homesteads, sculptural buildings of driftwood, homes that are beautiful as well as practical, live-aboard boats, gypsy-type caravans, and examples of stunning architectural design. The two predominant features of the landscape here are water and wood. Most of these buildings are on or close to the sea. Islands are reached by ferries; it s a marine environment. And, there s an abundance of wood. Trees grow fast and tall in rainy Northwest forests; many of these buildings were constructed entirely from logs off the beach or trees from adjacent land. You re invited to come along on these trips up and down the coast: going down these roads, riding the ferries, camping on the beaches, meeting these builders, a 
Price: 26.95 USD

23 Building & Using Cold Frames: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-39

Siegchrist, Charles Storey Publishing 1997 882662139 

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

24 Building Chicken Coops: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-224

Damerow, Gail Storey Publishing 1999 9.78E+12 

New stapled pamphlet, 32 pages 

Price: 3.95 USD

25 Building Green: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative Building Methods

Snell & Callahan 


Price: 29.95 USD

26 Building with Cob: A Step-By-Step Guide

Weismann, Adam, and Bryce, Katy Chelsea Green Publishing Company 2006 9.78E+12 Illustrated. Trade paperback


Trade paperback (US). Sewn binding. 252 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. 
Price: 45.00 USD

27 Building with the Earth: Oregon's Cob Cottage Company

Cobb Cottage DVD

Brand New! 

This inspiring video introduces some remarkable people who create buildings out of cob that teach us how to live more simply and closer to the earth. This is the WHY to build with cob. 28 minutes 
Price: 25.00 USD

28 Bungalows, Camps, and Mountain Houses: 80 Classic American Designs

Comstock, William Phillips & Schermerhorn, Clarence Eaton Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

With its overhanging eaves, exposed rafters, fieldstone verandas, open floor plans, and fine woodwork, the bungalow has become a quintessential model of American architecture. A hybrid import from abroad over a century ago, its suitability for country living quickly led to its adoption throughout the United States. However, many modern homes lack the jaunty, distinctive style and attention to detail that characterize older bungalows and mountain houses. This unrivaled classic reveals the designs of thirty-two American architects, including descriptions of materials, siting, sanitation, color, furnishings, and an entire chapter devoted to camps, lodges, and log cabins. More than a lovely expression of old-fashioned charm, these plans can easily be adapted to create a modern vacation home or country cottage. 
Price: 14.95 USD

29 Ceramic Houses & Earth Architecture: How to Build Your Own

Khalili, Nader Trade Paperback

Brand New 

Price: 26.95 USD

30 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

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