Last Chance: Enter to Win a Chelsea Green Starter Library
You’re a beekeeping, seedling starting, chick brooding, sauerkraut-making master, but there’s always another skill you could add to your homesteading repertoire.
Maybe you’ve always wanted to build a straw bale guest house, or a wattle-and-daub woodshed. Or you’ve been thinking about what it would take to grow your own grains as well as your own greens.
Well, homesteader, this is your lucky day! There’s still time to sign up for our latest giveaway to win a selection of books to teach you just what you need to know. We’ve teamed up with the folks at Mother Earth News to offer the following books to one fortunate winner this month.
Chelsea Green publishes standby favorites like Eliot Coleman to more recent “instant classics” like Sandor and Harvey’s books.
The contest ends in mid-November so don’t delay.
Sign up here for your chance to win.
Here are the books:
By Philip Ackerman-Leist
The inspiring true story of a young couple who embraced the joys of simple living while also acknowledging its frustrations and complexities.
By Sandor Ellix Katz
Quite simply the most comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself home fermentation ever published.
By Carol Deppe
Filled with detailed information about growing and using five key crops: potatoes, corn, beans, squash, and eggs.
By Mat Stein
A comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—food, water, shelter, energy, first-aid, and more.
By Eliot Coleman
Grow produce of unparalleled freshness and quality in customized un- or minimally-heated greenhouses.
By Gene Logsdon
Logsdon covers the basics of grain production—planting, dealing with pests, harvesting, processing, storing, and using whole grains.
By Toby Hemenway
Learn how to apply basic permaculture principles to make your garden more diverse, more natural, more productive, and more beautiful.
The Carbon-Free Home: 36 Remodeling Projects to Help Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit
By Stephen and Rebekah Hren
Transform your home with projects both small and large, listed by skill, time, cost, and energy saved.
By Harvey Ussery
The most comprehensive and definitive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry.
By Les Crowder and Heather Harrell
Provides complete information on hive management and other aspects of using innovative and natural top-bar beehives.
Don’t forget to share the giveaway with your gardening, farming, and fermenting friends. Good luck, and happy homesteading!
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