Popular Poultry Breeds examines 40 popular breeds of chickens and bantams.

    Item: 6972

    Author: David Scrivener

    Format: Hardcover



    Although there is nothing complicated about constructing healthier homes, building for health is still not standard practice, and in fact there are many aspects of conventional home construction that are detrimental to human wellbeing.

    From foundation to rooftop, to home care and repair, Prescriptions for a Healthy House takes the mystery out of healthy-house building, renovation and maintenance, by walking the owner/architect/builder team through the entire construction process. Chapters include:

    • Frame construction alternatives
    • Thermal and moisture control
    • Finishes
    • Flooring
    • Furnishings
    The authors -- an architect, medical doctor and restoration consultant -- bring a singular combination of expertise and perspectives to this book. The result -- now in its third completely updated edition -- is a unique guide to creating healthy indoor and outdoor spaces, including many new resources, as well as specialized knowledge from several nationally recognized experts in the field of building biology.

    This unique guide will appeal to architects, designers, contractors, medical professionals and homeowners.

    Item: 4604


    Format: Paperback


    These are not your grandmother’s preserves, but we’re certain she would approve!

    Preservation Society is a very particular preserves company. And while its founder, Camilla Wynne, may not always make pristine preserves from organic heirloom produce, she does make things filled with imagination and heart.

    Wynne’s mandate at Preservation Society is to use as much local produce as possible. It may seem like a nice idea to make the perfect strawberry jam, but that’s not what she does, nor is it the type of recipe you’ll find in this book. Instead, her recipes are amusing, creative and simply mouthwatering.

    She has worked with some of the top chefs, and this experience is reflected in her recipes. They don’t use complicated techniques or hard-to-find ingredients, but with a combination of classic ideas and surprise twists, they manage to be utterly unique creations. Besides the sumptuous jams, jellies and marmalades, you’ll also find recipes for syrups, marinades, chutneys and conserves, as well as 18 recipes that use the original preserves.

    Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, you’ll be comfortable making these recipes, which feature reliable, easy-to-follow, up-to-date preserving instructions and information.

    Item: 7626

    Author: Camilla Wayne

    Format: Paperback



    He was educated by life and bound to the land he loved. Then beautiful Angelina Foley came up from Texas with 3,000 head of cattle, an outfit of hardcase gunfighters, and an old Spanish grant to Radigan's land.

    Item: 2473

    Author: LOUIS LAMOUR

    Format: Paperback


    Increasingly, food-based businesses are seen as key solutions to solve our social and environmental problems, and yet entrepreneurs report a surprising lack of access to money to help them get started or grow.

    Raising Dough is an unprecedented guide that provides social entrepreneurs-as well as their potential supporters-the tools necessary to enable more of these businesses to launch and thrive.

    Social-finance expert Elizabeth Ü explains what every budding entrepreneur should do even before they begin asking for money, including choosing an appropriate ownership model. She covers a wide range of possible funding sources, from traditional public and institutional grant and loan programs to cutting-edge, community crowdfunding models.

    Case studies detailed throughout Raising Dough serve as a real-life guide for business owners and investors. Additionally, the book includes an extensive resource section of business planning and membership networks, funding sources, and more.

    Raising Dough provides valuable and unique insights into the world of finance that will:

    • Increase awareness of the full range of funding options available to support sustainable food businesses
    • Help determine what it takes to successfully access the appropriate types of funding
    • Boost confidence in speaking about money and finance with different types of investors
    • Reveal additional resources to help raise money for social ventures, and manage them for the long term

    Written primarily for people managing socially responsible food businesses, Raising Dough includes resources, strategies and lessons that can benefit any socially minded entrepreneur and those who would support them, including investors.

    Item: 6867

    Author: Elizabeth U

    Format: Paperback



    For years Snakewater, the aging medicine woman of Old Town, has been respected -- and feared -- by her Cherokee villiage. Now, as a series of mysterious deaths plagues her villiage, she finds herself accused of being a Raven Mocker, the legendary creature of evil that steals life from its victims in its relentless quest for immortality. Driven from her people, Snakewater journeys west for the first time with a traveling band to the Cherokee settlements far beyond the Mississippi.

    Her trail will be one of perilous discovery. Accepted by a culture new to her, admired and loved by its children, she finds herself feeling more vibrant and youthful. But is her newfound vigor a gift of the spirits...or a sign that her people were right, that she is a life-stealing Raven Mocker?

    As the annual Sun Dance approaches, Snakewater will learn the fateful truth about herself and the unexplained deaths -- a surprising revelation that will confirm her new life...or destroy it.

    Item: 4261

    Author: Don Coldsmith

    Format: Paperback


    Beginning in 2006, the agriculture departments of several large states — with backing from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration — launched a major crackdown on small dairies producing raw milk. Replete with undercover agents, sting operations, surprise raids, questionable test-lab results, mysterious illnesses, propaganda blitzes, and grand jury investigations, the crackdown was designed to disrupt the supply of unpasteurized milk to growing legions of consumers demanding healthier and more flavorful food.

    The Raw Milk Revolution takes readers behind the scenes of the government's tough and occasionally brutal intimidation tactics, as seen through the eyes of milk producers, government regulators, scientists, prosecutors and consumers. It is a disturbing story involving marginally legal police tactics and investigation techniques, with young children used as political pawns in a highly charged atmosphere of fear and retribution.

    Are regulators' claims that raw milk poses a public health threat legitimate? That turns out to be a matter of considerable debate. In assessing the threat, The Raw Milk Revolution reveals that the government's campaign, ostensibly designed to protect consumers from pathogens like Salmonella, E. coli 0157:H7, and listeria, was based in a number of cases on suspect laboratory findings and illnesses attributed to raw milk that could well have had other causes, including, in some cases, pasteurized milk.

    Author David Gumpert dares to ask whether regulators have the public's interest in mind or the economic interests of dairy conglomerates. He assesses how the government's anti–raw-milk campaign fits into a troublesome pattern of expanding government efforts to sanitize the food supply — even in the face of ever-increasing rates of chronic disease like asthma, diabetes, and allergies. The Raw Milk Revolution provides an unsettling view of the future, in which nutritionally dense foods may be available largely through underground channels.

    Item: 6128

    Author: David Gumpert

    Format: Paperback



    Get rollin', rollin', rollin' with Oscar-winner Clint Eastwood in Rawhide - the trail-blazing western series that jump-started his illustrious movie career! This 7-disc set contains all 22 episodes from the first season, plus a bonus episode from Season 2, to get you back in the saddle with everybody's favorite cowhand, Rowdy Yates; his tough-minded trail boss, Gil Favor (Eric Fleming); and a whole herd of legendary guest stars. With villains who will rob you blind and heroes who will steal your heart, the Wild West has never been so much fun.

    Item: 4360

    Format: DVD


    Maybe your garden isn't what it once was. Or maybe it's stunning during the full bloom of summer, but falls apart the rest of the year. Maybe it's crowded, sparse or it just doesn't resonate with you, and you have no idea why or what to do about it. Don't despair! Acclaimed garden designer and best-selling author Rebecca Sweet offers simple strategies for transforming blah spaces into breathtaking places.

    Garden transformations don't always require an expensive overhaul by a team of professionals. Sometimes all it takes is a fresh perspective, and a new way to look at your garden. You'll learn how to identify problem areas with your current plantings (such as clashing colors, lack of flow or "one-of-each-iitis") and how to inject new life using artful combinations of color, texture, shape and form.

    You'll learn how to break down traditional garden design principles into easy-to-understand and, more importantly, easy-to-implement solutions. Inspirational photographs highlight and reinforce real-life situations, helping you not only to identify what has gone wrong with your garden, but how to fix the problem … all the while transforming your garden into a rich and layered tapestry.

    Item: 7070

    Author: Rebecca Sweet

    Format: Paperback


    Climate change presents an unprecedented challenge to the productivity and profitability of agriculture in North America. More variable weather, drought and flooding create the most obvious damage, but hot summer nights, warmer winters, longer growing seasons and other environmental changes have more subtle but far-reaching effects on plant and livestock growth and development.

    Resilient Agriculture recognizes the critical role that sustainable agriculture will play in the coming decades and beyond. The latest science on climate risk, resilience and climate change adaptation is blended with the personal experience of farmers and ranchers to explore:

    • The "strange changes" in weather recorded over the last decade
    • The associated shifts in crop and livestock behavior
    • The actions producers have taken to maintain productivity in a changing climate

    The climate change challenge is real, and it is here now. To enjoy the sustained production of food, fiber and fuel well into the 21st century, we must begin now to make changes that will enhance the adaptive capacity and resilience of North American agriculture. The rich knowledge base presented in Resilient Agriculture is poised to serve as the cornerstone of an evolving, climate-ready food system.

    Item: 7530

    Author: Laura Lengnick

    Format: Paperback

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