- 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.
- Beyond Organics
Since the 1940s gardeners have used organic doctrines as their model of best practice. Helen Cushing points out ways to do much better.
- Solargas: How to easily make your own auto and heating fuel for pennies a gallon
This book clearly and simply demonstrates how any energetic and determined person can make ethanol and/or methanol from all sorts of organic wastes, corn, sugar beets, etc., using home-made equipment of great simplicity, and best of all, this alcohol production is entirely powered by the sun.
- Melons Under Cloches
Hyams was an avid gardener with a passion for growing melons. Melons may be easy to grow where summers are warm and long, but to raise melons in chilly England is no mean trick. The book also contains helpful tips to succeed with cucumbers and zucchini where the summers are too cool for them.
- Sailing The Farm
Staying healthy on long sea voyages has always been a problem. Neumeyer explains how to create fresh, living food at sea by sprouting, by gathering sea weeds, etc.
- The Interpretation of Financial Statements
This little book enables an intelligent investor to understand corporate financial reports—if they have been honestly stated. When a corporate financial statement seems incomprehensible or unanalyzable after applying Graham’s book, then it is reasonable to assume that what is being analyzed is an example of accounting dishonesty.
- Composterenvoor Biologische Tuiniers
Twee onderwerpen in één boek. In deel 1 staat de funfamentele methode van het compostmaken beschreven; en in deel 2 staan de resultaten van een juiste of onjuiste omgang met de bodemvruchtbaarheid beschreven en hoe men zeer goede compost maakt.
- Possum Living: How To Live Well Without A Job and With (almost) No Money
We think anyone seeking independent self-sufficiency should meet Dolly Freed.
- Design and Construction of Small Earth Dams
K.D. Nelson spent 30 years working with water resources and consulting worldwide. His book provides a sound practical approach to investigating, designing and constructing small earth dams that do not fail. The book contains many detailed drawings and a few photos.
- Building Soils for Better Crops
This book contains the finest made-simple explanations of how soil works, why organic matter levels and qualities in soils is the key to intelligent management decisions.
- Bats, Mosquitoes and Dollars
The mosquito is one of the greatest hinderances to the enjoyment of country living. They can bring disease. Dr. Campbell discovered ecological handlings that virtually eliminated night-flying mosquitoes by the cultivation of bat colonies.
- Your Engineered House
Roberts was a master builder; he takes the reader step by step through considering the intelligent design and construction of wooden houses. Roberts reconsiders materials, design principles and popular building styles that aren’t really sensible.