• Henley’s Twentieth Century Formulas, Recipes and Processes

    Containing ten thousand selected household and workshop formulas, recipes, processes and money saving methods for the practical use of manufacturers, mechanics, housekeepers and home workers.

  • De Intelligente Tuinier

    De smaak van voedsel is direct proportioneel aan de voedingsstoffendichtheid er van. Als de tuingrond in het juiste evenwicht wordt gebracht, dan smaakt het voedsel er van veel beter, complexer, interessanter; dit voedsel is dan tevredenstellender.

  • Why The Best-Laid Investment Plans Usually Go Wrong

    You might think an investment guide written in 1987 couldn’t be relevant to the current scene. Not so. The first 200 pages examines and demolishes all the usual investment strategies/sales pitches because these usually result in loss. Then Browne introduces the idea of a “permanent portfolio,” a mixture of very low overhead investments whose inevitable ups and downs balance each other resulting in moderate profit with great stability.

  • Three Acres And Liberty

    A passionate plea for independence and self-sufficiency on small, intensively worked acreages. Hall illuminates the social forces propelling people into city poverty when they could live with simple liberty and plenty in the country.

  • The Soul of the White Ant

    A lyrical and passionate exploration of the life and consciousness of the termite. Translated by Winifred de Kok. First published in Afrikaans under the title Die Siel van die Mier.

  • The Country Housewife’s Family Companion, with a modern introduction by Malcolm Thick

    A complete how-to manual of country skills; how-to make everything from bacon to medicine. The book creates an appreciation for mid-18th century English country life; it reveals how the diet and habits of the era created the diseases that demanded the medicines listed.

  • Gardening for Profit; a guide to the successful cultivation of the market and family garden

    Henderson was a master market gardener selling into the New York City market. He had effective techniques for wintering over vegetables, for producing out of season. The contemporary crop of garden gurus have nothing on this man.

  • Flight From The City

    Chronicles the Borsodi family’s journey from job-in-the-city to self-sufficient country independence during the prosperity of the 1920s. During the Great Depression many people saw this book as a guiding light toward financial security and a much better life.

  • Fifty Years Among the Bees

    One hundred eleven photographic figures; fifty years of experience. This book has long been a classic among beekeepers.

  • Farm Blacksmithing

    Illustrated manual for the farmer.

  • Cover Crops for Vegetable Growers

    Thorough discussion of the use of and problems with the use of cover cropping and green manure crops, particularly applicable to the middle latitudes of the United States and of great value to the home gardener considering cover cropping.

  • Construction Of A Simplified Wood Gas Generator

    Construction Of A Simplified Wood Gas Generator for Fueling Internal Combustion Engines In A Petroleum Emergency–Final Report.

  • Managing Cover Crops Profitably

    A complete look a the use of and problems with cover cropping and green manuring that encompasses all climates of the USA. A cooperative writing effort organized by the Sustainable Agriculture Network, U.S.D.A. Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD.

  • Companion Planting: Successful Gardening The Organic Way

    Gertrud Franck worked out her own system using living mulch, companion planting and other unique solutions deriving entirely from observations during her lifetime of raising the family’s food.

  • Common-Sense Compost Making By the Quick Return Method

    A basic and effective how-to manual.

  • Getting Food From Water: A guide to Backyard Aquaculture

    About raising food in ponds, rivers, streams, lakes and seaside homesteads. The book shines when discussing areas that Logsdon knows intimately; in other areas it is a bit more of a report and summary of information assembled by Rodale’s editors.

  • Dairy Cows and Their Management

    A small book about maintaining a healthy family cow.

  • Producer Gas For Motor Vehicles

    A manual for producing your own motor vehicle fuel issued when gasoline was rationed during WWII.

  • Gardening Without Irrigation …or without much, anyway

    This is a guide to growing food with little or no irrigation. It was written entirely from personal observations and original research between 1979 and 1993 in western Oregon, where there is rarely any rainfall between June through September. It has broad applications to any place where the rains can’t be depended upon.

  • Organic Gardener’s Composting

    Two subjects in one book: a basic, how-to-make-compost book in Part One; and an analysis of the nutritional consequences of soil fertility management choices and how to make really good compost in Part Two.

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