• Out of stock
    An essential guide to growing and maintaining a self-sufficient garden.  Incorporating both sustainability and practicality.  It demonstrates the possibility to grow in a way that promotes biodiversity whilst producing a sizeable harvest.
  • This book includes a wealth of information on wild Irish plants that can be gathered and eaten, including recipes, dishes and preparations, the history of their uses and value economically for future food security.
  • Crop by crop guidelines to help you save seed for yourself.
  • Sale!
    This is a paper written by Clare O'Grady Walshe on how imposing new legislation, in Ireland and overseas, is placing our food sovereignty and security in danger. Reduced to €3 due to slight shop damage (rusty staples).  
  • For anyone who wants to grow a wide range of vegetables and fruit in a polytunnel or unheated greenhouse.
  • This comprehensive guide by Klaus Laitenberger covers many aspects of gardening in Ireland and a month by month guide. It includes many colour pictures and is well set out, detailing how to manage various types of soil, green manures and a comprehensive section on mistakes beginners make.
  • A clear and concise guidebook for growing a wide range of vegetables, both outdoors and with protection.
  • A practical guide to what to grow in your polytunnel all year round.  Contains a handy month by month guide which tells you what to sow each month as well as listing the jobs to attend to.  Also has a growing calendar section for fruits and vegetables you might like to grow in your tunnel, as well as a section on common pests and diseases.  A great resource for beginner gardeners and experienced gardeners alike.
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    A handy guide to natural remedies from your garden and store-cupboard for complaints ranging from coughs and colds to aches and pains that allows you to save money and avoid taking mass-produced chemicals on a regular basis. Fiann gives simple step-by-step instructions to make straightforward salves and ointments, teas, rinses and syrups that will fill the first-aid cupboard, as well as identifying plants that can be used straight away with no preparation required. Fiann's singular knowledge of the properties and uses of herbs, fruit and flowers from the garden makes fascinating reading, as well as having extensive practical applications.
  • In this unique book Aranya leads you through the design process from beginning to end, using clear explanations, flowcharts and diagrams.
  • Richard Mabey's masterpiece in a backpack size, A guide to over 100 edible plants, berries, mushrooms, seaweed and shellfish, all beautifully illustrated.  Advice on when to gather, what to pick and how to cook it.
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    A really well-organised, approachable yet through guide to sourcing, planting and caring for fruit trees. It's a must for anyone considering anything from a couple of trees to an orchard.
  • Out of stock
    This updated and revised edition of Wild Fermentation, now with full colour photos throughout, is sure to introduce a whole new generation to the flavours and health benefits of fermented foods. It features many brand-new recipes—including Strawberry Kvass, African Sorghum Beer, and Infinite Buckwheat Bread—and updates and refines original recipes reflecting the author’s ever-deepening knowledge of global food traditions that has influenced four-star chefs and home cooks alike. For Katz, his gateway to fermentation was sauerkraut. So open this book to find yours, and start a little food revolution right in your own kitchen.
  • This new edition of the best-selling Craft Cider Making is fully revised and updated. Packed with essential advice and information, it gives step-by-step instruction for small scale cider making. It retains the best of traditional practice but also draws on modern understanding of orcharding and fermentation science. Written by an award-winning cider maker, it guides beginners into the rewarding world of cider making and helps those with more experience expand their skills to enjoy the craft more fully.
  • For beginner and intermediate beekeepers.
  • Smart gardeners know that soil is anything but an inert substance. Healthy soil is teeming with life — not just earthworms and insects, but a staggering multitude of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. When we use chemical fertilizers, we injure the microbial life that sustains healthy plants, and thus become increasingly dependent on an arsenal of artificial substances, many of them toxic to humans as well as other forms of life. But there is an alternative to this vicious circle: to garden in a way that strengthens, rather than destroys, the soil food web — the complex world of soil-dwelling organisms whose interactions create a nurturing environment for plants. By eschewing jargon and overly technical language, the authors make the benefits of cultivating the soil food web available to a wide audience, from devotees of organic gardening techniques to weekend gardeners who simply want to grow healthy, vigorous plants without resorting to chemicals.
  • Widely acclaimed as the gold standard for anyone that is interested in growing apple trees wisely and naturally. This is the new and expanded edition covering topics such as growing apples for your local region, orchard maintenance and harvesting.
  • Designs to nurture our land and ourselves.
  • Mushrooms

    29.00
    A comprehensive guide with over 1,250 detailed photographs of mushrooms and other fungi.
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