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Essential Rainwater Harvesting: A Guide to Home-Scale System Design

Rob Avis · New Society Publishers
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

Design a rainwater harvesting system for any home in any climate. Water is a crucial resource increasingly under stress. Yet rainfall, even in arid climates, can make up a sizable portion of any home, acreage, or farm's water requirements if harvested and utilized with care. The key is appropriate...
 
 
Once Upon a Farm: Lessons on Growing Love, Life, and Hope on a New Frontier

Rory Feek · Thomas Nelson
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Sometimes, it's not only what we plant but where we're planted.Now raising their 3-year old daughter, Indiana, alone, after Joey's passing, Rory Feek digs deep into the soil of his life and career to share the choices made and lessons learned that helped turn a middle Tennessee farm into...
 
 
The Guide to Humane Critter Control: Natural, Nontoxic Pest Solutions to Protect Your Yard and Garden

Theresa Rooney · Cool Springs Press
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

It takes a lot of work and a fair amount of money to grow a garden, and a top fear of every gardener is having their investment wiped out by deer, rabbits, and insect invaders. This book is filled with clever ways to be proactive and stop pests from feasting on your bounty.The Guide to Humane...
 
 
The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It: The Complete Back-to-Basics Guide

John Seymour · DK
Pages: 408
Format: Hardcover

Embrace off-grid green living with a new edition of the bestselling classic guide to a more sustainable way of life from the father of self-sufficiency.For over 40 years, John Seymour has inspired thousands to make more responsible, enriching, and eco-friendly choices with his advice on living...
 
 
Small Space Living: Expert Tips and Techniques on Using Closets, Corners, and Every Other Space in Your Home

Roberta Sandenbergh · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 232
Format: Paperback

Complete with demonstrative illustrations and photographs, Small Space Living offers more than one hundred space-saving ideas from Roberta Sandenbergh, a.k.a the Small Space Architect. Sandenbergh will introduce you to the idea of space opportunities -- untapped areas in every home that...
 
 
How to Grow Mushrooms from Scratch: A Practical Guide to Cultivating Portobellos, Shiitakes, Truffles, and Other Edible Mushrooms

MAGDALENA WURTH · The Experiment
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

An ultra-accessible guide to growing tasty mushrooms at home, inside or outdoors - from spore to sprout A true beginner's guide, How to Grow Mushrooms from Scratch offers crystal-clear instructions on growing 19 species of edible mushroom, plus advice on their unique characteristics...
 
 
Heirloom Vegetable Gardening: A Master Gardener's Guide to Planting, Seed Saving, and Cultural History

William Woys Weaver · Voyageur Press
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

"This book is sure to be a modern classic and is one of the most important books on gardening in the current century." - Jere Gettle, founder, Baker Creek Heirloom SeedsHeirloom Vegetable Gardening has always been a book for gardeners and cooks interested in unique flavors, colors,...
 
 
Junk Beautiful: She Sheds: Hundreds of Inspired Ideas for Your Backyard Retreat

Sue Whitney · Taunton Press
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

Move over, Man Caves. She Sheds are coming to a house near you. Across the country, ladies are carving out a special place for themselves, one free from stress and concern. And they're doing it in their own backyards by turning spaces usually reserved for old tools and greasy car parts...
 
 
Cordwood Building: A Comprehensive Guide to the State of the Art

Rob Roy · New Society
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Cordwood masonry walls are low-cost, easy to build, aesthetically pleasing, and score high environmental points for making use of low-impact materials.This fully revised second edition of the most widely read and used book on cordwood construction presents the latest innovations and on-the-ground...
 
 
Welding Complete: Techniques, Project Plans & Instructions

Michael A.Reeser · Cool Springs Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Welding is a fun and surprisingly affordable activity, with complete welding kits available at home-improvement stores for a few hundred dollars. This book shows you everything you need to know to become a competent and safe welder of a wide variety of metal projects. Featured projects...
 
 
Gardening for Butterflies: How You Can Attract and Protect Beautiful, Beneficial Insects

Scott Hoffman Black · Timber Press
Pages: 287
Format: Print book

Library Journal Starred Review Welcome the world's most exquisite visitors to your garden! Gardening for Butterflies, by the experts at the Xerces Society, introduces you to a variety of colorful garden guests who need our help, and shows you how to design a habitat where they will thrive....
 
 
Working Reclaimed Wood: A Guide for Woodworkers, Makers & Designers

Yoav Liberman · Popular Woodworking Books
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

This book is a celebration of reclaimed wood and the beautiful range of possibilities that exists for its creative use. Through technique discussions, ideas for sourcing wood, coverage of safety concerns, detailed photographs and helpful case studies, this guide helps you plan and execute...
 
 
Small Homes: The Right Size

Lloyd Kahn · Shelter Publications
Pages: 220
Format: Paperback

From the publishers of a popular series of building books comes Small Homes, which is highly relevant for these times -- getting smaller, rather than larger. Some 75 builders share their knowledge of building and design, with artistic, practical, and/or economical homes in the United States,...
 
 
Kitchen Upgrades

Taunton Press · Taunton Press
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Kitchen Upgrades is a compilation of the very best expert design and product advice, using real-world remodels to help professionals and passionate amateurs remodel a kitchen of any shape and size, on any budget. The pros take you through every step of the remodeling process, with over...
 
 
The Cleaning Ninja: How to Clean Your Home in 8 Minutes Flat and Other Clever Housekeeping Techniques

Courtenay Hartford · Page Street Publishing
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

Karate Chop Your Way to a Cleaner Home in No Time At All Hi-Ya! That's the sound of you -- cleaning your home in eight minutes flat. Yes, it is possible! The funny and savvy Courtenay Hartford takes readers on a journey to work smarter, not harder, and get back to the real life-living they'd...