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Since 1973, Storey s Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. …

The principle for permaculture is simple: provide back to the earth what we take from it to create a sustainable environment. The three principle aims are: Care for people; Care for the earth; and Redistributing everything surplus to one s needs.This completely revised and updated edition of Rosemary Morrow s highly successful Earth User s Guide to Permaculture is a straight-forward manual of practical permaculture. Fundamentally, permaculture is design science and in this new edition design is emphasised. …
Amazon / Simon & Schuster
Price: 137.98 $

Excerpt from The Naturalist s Diary: A Day-Book of Meteorology, Phenology and Rural Biology To the botanist, entomologist, and ornithologist, and especially to the young naturalist, the Diary will serve as a guide to the localities and the seasons where and when the objects he wishes to, study may be found and it will supply lists of objects to be looked for on each day of the year. It will also enable him to record the results of his observations in a systematic manner, and where they can be preserved …
Amazon / Forgotten Books
Price: 126.26 $

A beautiful, colorful guide to bringing the style of Nantucket Island to your home.There is something essentially charming about a simple cottage surrounded by a fence covered with roses. More than 1,200 of these houses can be found on Nantucket Island. Nowhere in this country are there more charming and diverse cottages featuring small pocket gardens and window boxes than on Nantucket.To a large extent, the character of the island is reflective of these little early homes. They were originally built …
Amazon / Skyhorse
Price: 100.00 $

Euell Gibbons was one of the few people in this country to devote a considerable part of his life to the adventure of “living off the land.” He sought out wild plants all over North America and made them into delicious dishes. His book includes recipes for vegetable and casserole dishes, breads, cakes, muffins and twenty different pies. He also shows how to make numerous jellies, jams, teas, and wines, and how to sweeten them with wild honey or homemade maple syrup. …
Amazon / Brand: Alan C Hood n Co
Price: 71.16 $

For twelve consecutive months, author Brian Bender lived a nomadic life on small organic farms across the United States. Leaving behind a teaching career, he hopped from farm to farm through an organization called WWOOF: World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. Farming Around the Country reveals the humor and hardship of life dominated by a revolving door of farm animals, injuries, eccentric farmers, and unexpected wisdom. The heart of this story lies with the unusual people and tasks on each farm. …

Outdoor rooms are an attractive option for gaining a little extra living space and providing a useful multi-purpose area for family fun, friendly get-togethers, and playtime. Country Living shows how to design the right open-air rooms for your needs, with page after page of ideas for setting up a relaxing haven, an upbeat entertaining spot, or even a romantic retreat. From quick and easy fix-ups—such as placing a chair and table in a shady corner—to elaborate layouts involving furniture, plants, …
Amazon / Hearst
Price: 59.64 $

Sculpt eye-catching, marvelous topiary. Get advice on choosing, setting out, and maintaining plants; tools and accessories; basic pruning techniques; and a fantastic range of shapes. Color photos present some of the world’s most magnificent examples. “Pruning techniques, plant selection, and topiary history are all covered.”—Country Living Gardener. …
Amazon / Brand: Sterling
Price: 59.27 $

There’s no garden more evocative than a cottage garden, and no experts more knowledgeable about how to devise the perfect design than leading horticulture authority Toby Musgrave and the editors at Country Living. Musgrave reveals, with the help of outstanding images by award-winning photographer Jerry Harpur, that cottage gardening actually encompasses a wide range of approaches. Almost any gardener will find the answer to his or her dreams, whether it’s a sweetly scented romantic garden, complete …
Amazon / Brand: Hearst
Price: 55.23 $

The tradition of the kitchen garden, or potager, has for centuries been a cornerstone of the French country way of life-a year-round communion between the kitchen and the garden culminating in simple, gratifying meals prepared fresh with the flavors of the season. Taking up where the very popular Potager left off, In the French Kitchen Garden is a lovingly written, beautifully illustrated guide to cultivating a potager. Georgeanne Brennan imparts her passion for the potager while offering advice …
Amazon / Brand: Chronicle Books
Price: 54.61 $

A practical and inspiring guide. Wildlife gardening books have traditionally focused on large gardens in rural areas where there is ample space to plant large trees and hedges. For many new gardeners or those living in urban areas, working with a small space presents a variety of challenges when trying to attract beneficial wildlife. Wildlife-Friendly Plants is a practical guide specifically designed to help gardeners chose the best plants for encouraging and supporting wildlife. By attracting beneficial …
Amazon / Brand: Firefly Books
Price: 54.59 $

From the Prince of Wales, an intimate guide to his Royal gardens and pioneering organic approach to creating world-class beauty.For twenty-six years, the Prince of Wales has passionately honed the organic practices used at Highgrove, Their Royal Highnesses family home in Gloucestershire, as well as in his other gardens at Birkhall in the Scottish Highlands and Clarence House in central London. Now, alongside Andrew Lawson s elegant photographs and with Country Living gardening editor Stephanie Donaldson, …
Amazon / Brand: Kales Press
Price: 49.95 $

Over the years as a result of my obsessive searching out new varieties of ramblers, both in this country and in Europe, I have acquired a very significant collection of about 300 different varieties with more on their way from Europe. This has given me an unusually wonderful opportunity, along with my travels, to photograph and study these interesting plants first hand. Surrounded this way by living subjects, as well as my library, it has been a pleasure to create a written record of what I know …