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Mason Bee Revolution: How the Hardest Working Bee Can Save the World One Backyard at a Time

Dave Hunter · Skipstone
Pages: 154
Format: Print book

The national media regularly features dire stories on honeybee colony collapse and its danger to our food supply. But there's another, unsung bee that has the potential to save the planet the mason bee.Mason Bee Revolution explains how docile, hard-working, solitary mason bees (and...
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Woman-Powered Farm: Manual for a Self-Sufficient Lifestyle from Homestead to Field

Audrey Levatino · Countryman Press; 1 edition
Format: Print book

To go-to guide for women who want to be part of the farming revolution.Women are leading the new farming revolution in America. Much of the impetus to move back to the land, raise our own food, and connect with our agricultural past is being driven by women. They raise sheep for wool, harvest...
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Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Cabinets & Countertops: How to Customize Your Home with Cabinetry

Editors of Cool Springs Press · Cool Springs Press; First edition
Format: Paperback

A skillbuilding and confidence-creating introduction to working with cabinets and countertops, The Complete Guide to Cabinets & Countertops contains comprehensive information on the tools, materials, and techniques you'll need to create kitchen cabinets and countertops, bathroom...
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Decks

David Toht · Taunton Press
Pages: 234
Format: Paperback

Building a deck is one of the most popular outdoor projects for home DIYers. The job takes time and effort, but if you have some basic carpentry skills and the right tools, and you work slowly, carefully, and safely, you can produce a great-looking deck that you can be proud of. Author...
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The Cleaning Ninja: How to Clean Your Home in 8 Minutes Flat and Other Clever Housekeeping Techniques

Courtenay Hartford · Page Street Pub Co
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

Imagine having your house clean in eight minutes flat. Yes, it is possible! Courtenay Hartford is all about working smarter, not harder. She shows readers how to get their homes that kind of sparkly clean that they've only dreamed about and do it with time leftover for all the real life-living...
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Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States: The Guide to Creating a Sustainable Landscape

Tony Dove · Imagine
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A go-to guide for gardeners of all skill levels planting east of the Mississippi looking to add sustainable native flora to any horticultural project.Gleaned from the authors' 75 years of landscaping experience, this user-friendly reference offers suggestions on species selection based...
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Square Foot Gardening Answer Book: New Information from the Creator of Square Foot Gardening - the Revolutionary Method

Mel Bartholomew · Cool Springs Press
Format: Paperback

 Square Foot Gardening Answer Book is for all of the world's square foot gardeners. The book shows you ways to get more from your gardening efforts. Using proven techniques, appliances and approaches, this book will put more harvest on your table, with no additional garden...
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The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects: 76 Useful Things You Can Build to Create Customized Working Spaces and Storage Facilities, Equip the ... Animals, and Make Practical Outdoor Furniture

Spike Carlsen · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 287
Format: Paperback

Homesteaders, gardeners, small farmers, and outdoor living enthusiasts will love these 76 DIY projects for practical outdoor items designed to help you live more sustainably and independently. Expert woodworker Spike Carlsen offers clear, simple, fully illustrated instructions for everything...
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Kitchen Upgrades

Taunton Press · The Taunton Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

This completely new edition from the editors of Fine Homebuilding will provide all the advice you need to remodel a kitchen of any size or shape, on any budget. Our pros will take you through every step of the process with practical, up-to-date information on choosing and installing kitchen...
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Fine Gardening Beds & Borders: design ideas for gardens large and small

Editors & Contributors of Fine Gardening · Taunton Press
Format: Paperback

A collection of the most popular design ideas, planting solutions, and quick front- and backyard fixes that the editors of Fine Gardening have to offer. Fine Gardening Beds and Borders offers easy planting solutions for creating gardens that add color and texture, help zone a property,...
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National Geographic Birds, Bees, and Butterflies: Bringing Nature Into Your Yard and Garden

Nancy J Hajeski · National Geographic
Pages: 300
Format: Print book

Generously illustrated and full of practical information, this approachable reference covers the wide world of birds, butterflies, and pollinating insects, including honeybees, and how to bring them into a yard and garden. For the new homeowner choosing shrubs and flowers for landscaping...
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Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves

Emily Henderson · Potter Style
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERThe ultimate guide to thinking like a stylist, with 1,000 design ideas for creating the most beautiful, personal, and livable roomsIt's easy to find your own style confidence once you know this secret: While decorating can take months and tons of money, styling...
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Install Your Own Solar Panels: Designing and Installing a Photovoltaic System to Power Your Home

Joe Burdick · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 200
Format: Paperback

Labor and related costs account for more than half of the price of the average home solar installation. But homeowners can save thousands of dollars with this user-friendly manual, which follows the same process professional contractors use. Through detailed directions and step-by-step...
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Vern yip's design wise : your smart guide to a beautiful home

Vern Yip · Running Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Vern Yip is one of the most beloved and recognizable interior designers in America. Over the course of his near-decade at HGTV, he has counseled thousands of people on beautifying their homes on limited budgets. Through his shows, as well as in his regular column "Learn from Vern"...
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Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control

Jessica Walliser · Timber Press
Pages: 240
Format: Book

It may seem counterintuitive to want bugs in a garden, but insects are indeed valuable garden companions. Especially those species known for eating the bugs that eat plants. Assassin bugs, damsel bugs, and predatory stink bugs are all carnivores that devour the bugs that dine on a garden.Attracting...
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