Did You Know?

Conventional farmers use around 300 different pesticides to grow foods that are sold in supermarkets everyday.

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A selection of books on sustainable living and farming, that I recommend.

Root Cellaring

Everything you need to know about building a root cellar and storing your vegetables in it.

Seed to Seed: Seed Saving Techniques

Lots of useful tips on how to save and store seeds from your own plants for re-planting in the following years.

The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Insect and Disease Control

A handy book with listings on many common vegetables, fruits, trees and flowers with info on common pest problems and effective ways to deal with them chemical-free.

Burpee The Complete Vegetable & Herb Gardener: A Guide To Growing Your Garden Organically

Very useful book for determining what can be grown in your area. Contains good info on the soil and sun requirements of many vegetables and herbs as well as info on common pests affecting them.

The Encyclopedia Of Country Living

A comprehensive guide to sustainable living and living off the land. This is a very thick book with lots of practical advice but not all of it is useful.

Gaia's Garden

Lots of good info and advice on home-scale permaculture, more practical than most of the theoretical permaculture books out there, especially for the home gardener.