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Integrated Forest Gardening: The Complete Guide to Polycultures and Plant Guilds in Permaculture Systems

One of the essential practices of permaculture is to develop perennial agricultural systems that thrive over several decades without expensive and harmful inputs. Integrated Forest Gardening is the first, and most comprehensive, guide about plant guilds ever written, and covers in detail both what guilds are and how to design and cons......


Fermentation Workshop with Sandor Ellix Katz DVD Trailer


Contrary to popular belief, fermenting foods is a simple process. But it needs to be done correctly, and there's no better person to inform us about managing microbial bacteria to produce highly nutritious food. In fact, with Sandor Ellix Katz a.......

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25% off Essential Books for Homesteaders

In this age of rapid change, how can we best adapt to sustain our food systems and regenerate our land?

Drawing from time-tested holistic techniques our authors show homesteaders, farmers and growers of all sizes how to remain resilient.

Whether you grow veggies and herbs on your balcony, intensively garden a half-acre on your homestead, or make a living off the land, we’ve got a book (or two) for you. Now through July 31st SAVE 25% on books for your homestead or small farm.  Our books and authors ...
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Submitted by admin on July 14, 2014 08:00 AM
DIY Dilly Beans: Voted

For those who love fermented foods, I now welcome you into the world of the dilly bean. If you already make your own, this recipe is killer. If you've yet to try it...and you're like me, a vinegar obsessed freak on the verge of collapse every time a pickle is near, then brace yourself for the best snack ever. Voted on by me, and by the folks at Chelsea Green.

There's nothing like a dilly bean. A jar full of 'em in the fridge, next to a plate of cheese and crackers, on a ...

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Submitted by admin on July 10, 2014 09:30 AM
RECIPE: Summer Cherry Cornmeal Cobbler

It's that time of year again...outdoor barbecues are a weekend staple, trips to the beach or pool are becoming more frequent, and cherries are ripe for the picking!

Take this seasonal cue and enjoy the fresh fruit while you can with this recipe for summer cherry cornmeal cobbler from Cooking Close to Home.

Authors Diane Imrie and Richard Jarmusz believe no matter where you live, you should be able to cook locally throughout the four seasons. Their book, Cooking Close to Home, is a seasonal guide with more than 150 recipes that will inspire you ...
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Submitted by admin on July 7, 2014 09:30 AM
Dried Tomato Recipes: Enjoy Your Harvest All Year Long

As your tomatoes start ripening on the vine this season, think ahead to how you want to preserve your summer harvest and enjoy it all year long.

Here are a few versatile dried tomato recipes that are easy to make and don't require freezing or canning.

For more recipes using traditional preserving techniques like salt, oil, drying, cold storage, vinegar, and fermentation, read Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning by the Gardeners & Farmers of Terre Vivante, on sale now for 35% off until July 15.

Tomatoes Dried Naturally

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Submitted by admin on July 2, 2014 09:00 AM
The Best Meat Temperatures From The Gourmet Butcher

Have plans to fire up the grill this fourth of July? Take some advice from the gourmet butcher himself - Cole Ward - and make sure your meat is at the right temperature before you serve it to family and friends.

In the following excerpt from The Gourmet Butcher's Guide to Meat (adapted for the Web), Ward lists the proper cooking temperatures for meat ranging from beef, lamb, and veal, to poultry, fish, and pork.

For more information on meat—how to source it ethically, cut it professionally, and prepare it properly—pick up a copy ...
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Submitted by admin on July 1, 2014 09:15 AM
RECIPE: Grilled Asparagus & Scallions

This Independence Day, keep your side dishes simple with a wonderfully fresh plate of grilled asparagus and scallions. Carl Legge, author of The Permaculture Kitchen, demonstrates in the below recipe how tasty doesn't necessarily have to mean time consuming.

For more recipes featuring local, seasonal, foraged, homegrown, fresh, and free-range produce, read The Permaculture Kitchen, now on sale for 35% off until July 15th. Happy Grilling! ...
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