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The Art of Building A House of Stone By Joe Kohler, Mona Anderson
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We have always loved the look and feel of stone houses. They have an ageless quality that stands in contrast to the built in obsolescence prevalent in today’s world. Twenty five years ago we... More > built own stone house. We researched the available methods, and settled on the slip-form technique popularized by Scott and Helen Nearing. We made several major improvements including better slipforms, creation of a reveal at face of the stones, and foam insulation built into the walls. We have organized our book into two parts. Part I: The Art of Building a House of Stone details an Advanced Slipform Construction Technique from the gathering of stones to the construction of finished structures with a special section detailing building Garden Walls. Part II: From Dream to Reality – Building Our House chronicles our building experience in the summer of 1979 and offers comments gleaned from living in our house for more than a quarter of a century.< Less
Espalier: Essentials of the Candelabra Pattern By katherine aby
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Espalier: complete directions to train, grow, then eat apples or pears from a candelabra patterned espalier. For beginning and advanced gardeners.
Wren Bay By Clarice Fox-Hughes
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A work of fiction based of the cooking/craft blog Storybook Woods PS. I just wanted to say, when you look at the preview the front and back cover is fuzzy. But when you recive the book the cover it... More > is not fuzzy, it is just fine. See both covers at my blog http://storybookwoods.typepad.com/storybook_woods/wren-bay-front-and-back-cover.html< Less
Off the Grid By LaMar Alexander
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This book is for anyone thinking about or already living off-grid. It includes detailed step-by-step plans for a solar cabin and over 30 other projects. This is an encyclopedia for homesteading and... More > off-grid living written by a homesteader and includes cabin plans, solar and wind system installation, solar composting toilet, how to make a living from your homestead, where to find cheap land and much more... This book was designed as an Ebook with links and videos that will not work in the printed version. If you want full color pics, links and videos to work please order the Ebook download or CD version available on Lulu.< Less
Edible and Useful Plants for the Swan Coastal Plain By Vicki Boxell
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This book provides information about plants that are edible or have other uses. They can all be grown in Perth, Western Australia and would also grow in places with sandy soils, such as Florida or... More > the California coast. Growing food is going to become even more important as time passes, it is a great pastime and you know what is going into your vegetables and fruit if you grow it yourself. Many plants have uses that are not widely known. Many 'weeds' for example are actually quite nutritious, are easy to grow and some even taste okay.< Less
Land for Life - A Handbook on Caring for Natural Lands By David Steckel, Holly Harper
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Land for Life, the second edition of our publication formerly titled Stewardship Handbook for Natural Lands in Southeastern Pennsylvania, is a comprehensive resource drawn from Natural Lands Trust's... More > decades of experience in managing natural resources in southeastern Pennsylvania. Chapters cover major stewardship issues, preparing a stewardship plan, managing deer impacts, controlling invasive plants, restoring forests, establishing native meadows and grasslands, and much more.< Less
The Cleveland Seed Bank Seed Saving Guide By Cleveland Seed Bank
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This guide provides a clear introduction to seed saving. Learn why seed saving is important and how to do it. Includes helpful information about plant reproduction, plant genetics, cross-pollination,... More > maintaining pure seed stock, seed harvesting and storage.< Less
Certified Plant Professional Study Manual By Dr. Barbara Fair, Ph D.
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Study Manual for the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional Exam
Paint Color Cheat Sheets By Yelena Kublitski
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A pretty paint chip doesn't always make a pretty wall color. But the Paint Color Cheat Sheets let you find the right color for painting your home, quickly and easily. Just like the name suggests, you... More > will get the "right answers" in a paint color deck - only proven, tried and tested paint colors that always work. No more agonizing and endless testing. This shortcut is as close to foolproof and no-fail as you can get!< Less
Cost Estimating for the Handyman Business By Bill O'Donnell
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The Cost Estimating for the Handyman Business manual by RemodelMAX contains 128 pages of material costs and manhours for over 3000 items for small jobs.
Everybody's Building Code By Bruce Barker
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Construction defects in homes cost millions of dollars every year and place people’s health and lives at risk. Everybody’s Building Code helps people determine if they and their... More > contractors are complying with the important requirements of the International Residential Code. Everybody’s Building Code is for everybody who wants to understand the International Residential Code without wading through the dry and often confusing language of the code itself. Everybody’s Building Code states code requirements in direct, command oriented statements and provides hundreds of examples, illustrations, and photographs that demonstrate how to apply the code requirements. In cases where the code requirements may not reflect current best practices, the book discusses some opinions on the subject and directs the reader to other sources for more information. The book contains an extensive key word index and a detailed Table of Contents to help readers find the code provisions they need.< Less
Deck Safety Manual By Bruce Barker
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Decks can be dangerous. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC), an average of 120,989 people per year are injured, and 54 die because of the structural failure or collapse of a... More > deck, porch, railing, or staircase. Many of those injured suffer traumatic injuries. Most of these injuries and deaths are preventable. Avoiding Deck Disasters helps homeowners understand why deck disasters occur and provides useful information about best practices in deck construction and deck inspection. Written in easy to understand terms and containing over thirty pictures and illustrations, this book is a must read for homeowners and anyone else who wants to avoid becoming a deck disaster statistic.< Less
2016 Official List of Approved Exhibition Names for Exhibitors & Judges By American Rose Society
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The latest edition of THE resource for exhibitors and judges includes 296 pages of approved exhibition names, in a larger 8.5x11, format.
The Well-Considered Garden By Mrs Francis King
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"THE wide-spread interest in gardening that is steadily growing throughout the land will have prepared a large public for the reception of such stimulating encouragement as will be found in the... More > following pages. One thinks of a great and fertile field ready ploughed and sown, and only waiting for genial warmth and moisture to make it burst forth into life and eventual abundance. The book will come as these vivifying influences. The author's practical knowledge, keen insight, and splendid enthusiasm, her years of labor on her own land and her constant example and encouragement of others — combine to make her one of those most fitted to direct energy, to suggest and instruct — to communicate her own thought and practise to willing learners."< Less
I Grew It My Way, How Not to Garden By Jane Fishman
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If you’re looking for how-to manuals on gardening—what to plant when and where—this is not the book for you. If you’re looking for permission to have fun in your garden,... More > accept the unexpected and dabble in a new art form—look no further. “I Grew It My Way, How Not to Garden” is just that: one person’s wacky account of all things natural. When it comes to gardening, Jane Fishman has re-written the rule book. She’s a master at cutting her losses. For her there is no beginning or ending to gardening. It’s all a process. When someone walked off with one of those expensive gazing balls, she came back with bowling balls. The same round shape, right? No one wants to take those. When the noxious stinging nettle appeared, she embraced that too. It’s good for the compost, an antidote to arthritis and makes a pretty good lasagna. Fishman likes to share in her plant swaps, in the column she writes for the Savannah Morning News and in her new book, a poetic, practical, beautiful approach to gardening. 9781495194696< Less
Backyard Birds of South Dakota By Kelly Preheim
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Do you love watching birds in your yard? A South Dakota kindergarten class and their teacher created a birding field guide with bird pictures illustrated by the kindergartners and hand written by the... More > five year olds. Enjoy the creative bird drawings and see if you can find these birds in your own backyard. If you're lucky you may also learn about birds along the way. Enjoy!< Less
How to build a vinyl liner swimming pool By Ronald Noonan
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A "how-to-book" on building an in-ground vinyl liner swimming pool, complete with tool and equipment lists, detailed color photos, materials needed and an estimated time for each task. The... More > book covers from site lay-out to completion. Free videos on "you tube" (swimming pool shadow) show completed projects with swimouts, steps and loveseats in swimming pools< Less
Circuit Down By Larry Dimock
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This is a guide for solving problems in the electrical circuits of a home - shorts, loose connections, GFCIs tripping, etc. The book is thorough but not overly technical, and gives over 30 helpful... More > black and white diagrams and charts. Homeowners will come to understand their wiring system and what can happen to it. Many problems will become easy to fix with confidence.< Less
How to make Rocks (As the Romans did 2500 years ago) By Ronald Noonan
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Book shows detailed steps on how to make rocks as the Romans did 2500 years ago. Detailed color photos and description show the reader how to make & use the rocks for building waterfalls,... More > patios, etc. You can see product video on you tube under "swimming pool shadow". Tools & materials required to do a professional job along with explanation of mixes required. This is a book for the professional landscaper as well as garden amateurs.< Less
HANDS WITH THE EARTH By Priya Vincent
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This book is about the process of ‘earth engagement’ that we use to grow food in Buddha Garden, which is a farm in the spiritual township of Auroville, south India. The aim of this book... More > is to help you understand this process which is not a set of techniques, but a way of involving ourselves with the earth to grow food. It describes the elements of food growing – the soil, water, plants, animals, pests and diseases. It explains how to harness the natural processes that sustains these elements. It inspires you to bring everything together into a creative whole where you too will be able to grow food that brings a new balance and healing to the earth and to ourselves.< Less
Ultimate Off Grid Guide By LaMar Alexander
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This book is for anyone that lives off-grid or would like to live an off-grid homesteader lifestyle. It is 355 pages and includes detailed step-by-step plans, full color pictures, and material list... More > for building an off-grid cabin and over 30 useful homestead projects. Also included are directions for installing a small solar and wind power system, rain water harvest system, composting toilet, outdoor wood furnace and more... This ebook is printable and works on Linux, Windows, and Mac!< Less
How to Make Beautiful Wall Rocks By Ronald Noonan
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The handbook takes you through the steps required to make beautiful rocks for a walkway, garden, even on the side of a building. The rocks are made exactly where they are to be placed. The technique... More > is similar as to how the Romans made their "rock" roads, viaducts, etc. There is even a "training" section where you learn how to shape the rocks using wet sand, instead of the concrete mix, so you can change your shapes as you go and become an expert. Using this "Roman" system, you will save thousands of dollars and have fun doing it. The materials for a 'Rock" wall 8ft high by 15ft long is under $100 by 2014 material costs! Once you get the "feel" you will be doing many different projects which will last for hundreds or thousands of years, just as some of the Roman projects! So jump into your pickup truck and get the materials to get started!< Less
Desert Gardening Success - Perpetual Calendar By Herbs 2 U
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Originally created as a calendar for the year 2015, all of the planting and sowing information remains the same year to year. Subtropical desert areas have a 365 day growing season! Whether you are... More > in the deserts of the Phoenix Metro area, California deserts, or even Alice Springs, Australia you CAN grow all the wonderful edibles year round.< Less