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An Introduction to Natural Beekeeping
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Price: Free! Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Green living
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Have you thought about taking up beekeeping, but are put off by the expensive equipment you were told to buy, or stories of honeybee colonies collapsing? If so, then low-cost, low-impact, chemical-free, 'natural beekeeping' may be exactly what you are looking for. Phil Chandler suggests more natural ways in which we can renew and develop our relationship with the honeybee.
Adventures at Apple Jack Creek: Part One
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Price: Free! Words: 24,440. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011 by Apple Jack Creek Books. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Green living
This book is a collection of blog postings that narrate the adventure of building your own house in the country. Follow along as six acres of former cattle pasture are turned into a small working farm: building a house, living in a shed during construction (in the winter), dealing with scheduling problems, acquiring and losing animals ... all the chaos, the crazy times, the progress, the fun.
Green Farming
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Price: Free! Words: 520. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Green living
Most things tagged free, I've found, are gonna cost you. Like the green fertilizer in this piece on green farming. Well, at least you can read about it for free...
Introduction to Homesteading at Rustic Farms
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Price: Free! Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Green living
(5.00 from 1 review)
We wanted to share some of what we talk about in our book “Homesteading on Rustic Farms”. Our goal is to share some of what we do at the farm with others interested in homesteading. I hope you enjoy our writings and apply what you learn.
Ten Vegetables for Self-Sufficiency
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Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014 by Harry Maxwell Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening
(5.00 from 1 review)
This book recommends 10 vegetable plants which will produce food all year round. All the advice in this book is based on my experience of over 20 years of growing vegetables for self-sufficiency in the dry, temperate climate of Canberra, Australia. Note: I update this book occasionally with new information about my vegetables. These areas are marked (New).
The Earth Friendly Zen Cookbook
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,960. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Green living
The author's challenges as a person of limited ability (due to emphysema) to operate and manage a small farm as a lifestyle change. The notes will be of help to anyone wanting to make a similar change, or who is currently interested in or already doing permaculture, small holding mixed farming, food processing, and/or aquaponics, and who wants to do these things with minimal environmental impact.
Stronger than Dirt
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,300. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Farming
After years of running the rat race, Kim Schaye and Chris Losee traded in their urban lifestyle for a farm in rural New York. Stronger Than Dirt recounts their transformation from lifetime city dwellers to full-time flower growers. Told from alternating viewpoints of a husband and wife, Stronger Than Dirt is an inspirational tale for anyone who ever wondered what it would be like to pursue a dream
400 Ways to Save a Fortune
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,720. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Green living
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Minus the fluff, this nitty-gritty guide immediately gets down to the business of saving money with over 400 unique tips designed to help anyone.
Beekeeping for Poets
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 39,470. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Green living
Essays on Breakaway Beekeeping in the Postmodern Era, with Appreciative Regard for the Hives and Methods of Abbé Émile Warré
66 Ways to Practice Sustainability
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Price: Free! Words: 23,900. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening
When I started to jot down headings for this book, I jotted down experiences working with the land over fifty years. Many of them connected to the garden. I’m a gardener, and so the list unwound as the experiences flowed onto the notepad. Adding them up, they came to 66. (It seemed a catchy heading, so here they are)
Build and Extreme Green Hot Water Solar Collector
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,500. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ecology and Environment
(2.00 from 1 review)
These instructions describe how to build a passive solar hot water collector using your existing hot water heater. This solar collector uses no pumps or additional electricity to operate and assembled without pipe bending. The instructions include a complete materials list with prices and part numbers from a large well known hardware store. An advanced project requiring soldering skills.
The Best Place for Garbage: The Essential Guide to Recycling with Composting Worms
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 88,100. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Green living
(5.00 from 1 review)
This book will only be useful to you if you eat or know someone who does. About 30% of your trash is made up of completely recyclable organic material. Convert your garbage to black gold with composting worms. This fun, funny and informative book will make you laugh out loud as you learn how to turn something that is costing you money into something that is saving or even making you money.
The MODERN American Frugal Housewife
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,830. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Green living
“The American Frugal Housewife” has a few timeless tips, but for the most part is outdated. How can we live a similarly frugal life in modern times?
Beekeeping With Free Bees
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 53,030. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Green living
Beekeeping is an expensive hobby, but the enterprising bee keeper can expand their operation with free bees. Honey bees swarm every spring and to those who know where to look and how to rescue these swarms, "Free Bees" details the steps necessary to acquire these swarms of honeybees for a few minutes of you time and a little fuel to arrive at the swarm site. This manuscript details the how-to.
Beekeeping 101: Where Can I Keep My Bees?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,640. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Green living
(5.00 from 1 review)
Beekeeping is growing in popularity. But where does one safely locate their hives? Location plays a huge role for the health and welfare of the colony, but one must also deal with neighbors, livestock and the convenience to the beekeeper. Grant Gillard details the options every beekeeper should consider when deciding where to keep bees. A good resource for the beginner or hobbyist beekeeper.
The Egg and You
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Price: Free! Words: 3,790. Language: American English. Published: October 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
A book on the joys and benefits of having your own chickens. This book has been written with the intention of giving quick, concise information on having chickens and some trouble-shooting regarding egg production.
Bohemian Chic: Decorating with Vintage and Salvage
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 11,210. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Interior decorating
Bohemian Chic is a design style that is riding a wave of popularity. It is an exciting approach to decorating that creates warm and inviting spaces and can be achieved in any home. Designers, Marie Minnich and Marde Doolan, introduce the ingredients behind the style, presenting it as a recipe for design success. With easy-to-follow decorating tips and advice, they define the technique.
Viewing Jasper Mountain
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,070. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011 by Apple Jack Creek Books. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Green living
Risa Bear and her Beloved live on one acre in the shadow of Jasper Mountain. This journal contains some of her musings on a variety of subjects including gardening, cooking, poultry, and her past life as a tree-planter. If you like tales of real people living as sustainably as they can while still enjoying the beauty and wonder of our world, this book is for you.
Changing Diapers: The Hip Mom's Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 27,930. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development
The decision about diapering is a big one. With the state of the economy and the green movement, more moms tend to be looking at cloth diapers as a way to save money and the environment. Upon researching, you will find that modern cloth diapers are really hip, functional, and work just as well, if not better than disposables.
Sustainability in the Garden
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Price: Free! Words: 10,050. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening
Sustainable practice is becoming central to modern day garden design. This book offers a unique prospective to do so. Using Feng Shui to describe a garden as something of Chi (Qi), Yin and Yang, energy, nature, and the personal relationship between the garden and its owner; a powerful introduction to the forthcoming publication, ‘Feng Shui Sustainable Gardening’.