New to the Acres U.S.A. Bookstore!

We’ve got a lot of new titles in our bookstore that we’re really proud of. Read on further, or check out our entire new titles collection online.

Toxic Legacy

Agrochemical companies claim that glyphosate is safe for humans, animals, and the environment. But emerging scientific research on glyphosate’s deadly disruption of the gut microbiome, its crippling effect on protein synthesis, and its impact on the body’s ability to use and transport sulfur—not to mention several landmark legal cases— tells a very different story. In Toxic Legacy, senior research scientist Stephanie Seneff, PhD, delivers compelling evidence based on countless published, peer-reviewed studies—all in frank, illuminating, and always accessible language.

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A Road to Fossil Fuel Free Farming

A Road to Fossil Fuel Free Farming: An Example and a Challenge, is a personal story of how the author came to know global warming as the greatest threat to life as we know it and the challenge to restore hope for the future of our grandkids. It is a book about taking a step back, taking a good look around and deciding we must do what we can to stop using fossil fuels and, in the case of farmers, help sequester the excess CO2 from the atmosphere into the soil, where it can sustain generations to come. 

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Mushrooming Without Fear

Novices eager to collect tasty wild mushrooms will find this unique guide invaluable. Unlike others, it focuses only on those types that are both safe to eat and delicious. Most important, it presents the eight rules of mushroom gathering in a straightforward fashion—including “Never, never take a mushroom with gills” and “If a mushroom smells rotten, it is rotten.” Many mushrooms are covered and each is identified with several color photographs and identification checklist, and there’s also information on mushroom season, handling, storage, and cooking, complete with recipes.

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Soil Science for Gardeners

Healthy soil means thriving plants. Yet untangling the soil food web and optimizing soil health is beyond most gardeners, many of whom lack an in-depth knowledge of the soil ecosystem. Written for the home gardener, market gardener, and micro-farmer, Soil Science for Gardeners is packed with information to help you grow thriving plants.

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The Secret Life of Bees

Did you know that bees love to dance? Or that they have an amazing sense of smell? Hear bee stories from around the world, learn how they are born, how they build their nests, and why they are so important to us all, in this enchanting celebration of our natural world. 

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The Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook

There are few things more upsetting to a gardener than hornworms snacking on their tomatoes, root maggots destroying their carrot crop, and bean beetles wreaking havoc on their harvest. Let’s face is: Pests are a challenge no one wants to face but very few gardeners manage to escape. Instead of turning to an arsenal of synthetic chemical sprays, baits, and dusts, let The Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook show you how to handle even your worst pest woes naturally.

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The Beekeeper’s Problem Solver

Whether you’re a newcomer or an old hand, The Beekeeper’s Problem Solver provides the information you need to nip problems in the bud–and, better still, to avoid them in the first place. It contains 100 common problems faced by beekeepers, spelling out in clear and simple terms the underlying causes and offering practical solutions. From hive management to diseases and from equipment to honey production, each key area is tackled in depth, with photographs, practical tips, and useful insights.

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The Modern Homestead Garden

Filled with easy-to-employ ideas and lessons for establishing a homestead garden no matter where you live and how much land you have, The Modern Homestead Garden focuses on planting, growing, and harvesting your fruits, vegetables, and herbs. It doesn’t matter whether “home” is 10 country acres, a suburban cul-de-sac, or an apartment in the city, all you need is the desire to get started and the advice found here. 

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40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead

A companion volume to Backyard Homesteading, this book provides details on how to build more than 40 projects to enhance readers’ sustainable living. Even if they are only moderately handy, they’ll discover the tools and techniques for building their own feeders, fences, and structures. In the process, they’ll save money and have the satisfaction of doing it themselves.

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The Chicken Health Handbook 2nd Edition

Gail Damerow, leading authority on all things chicken, provides this complete reference to answer the questions and resolve the problems of any chicken raiser from beginner to professional. The fully updated and expanded edition of a best-selling classic offers expert guidance on nutrition, reproductive issues, and a full range of health problems, along with the latest information on many common ailments.

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The Economics of Sustainable Food

The Economics of Sustainable Food details the true cost of food for people and the planet. It illustrates how to transform our broken system, alleviating its severe financial and human burden. The key is smart macroeconomic policy that moves us toward methods that protect the environment like regenerative land and sea farming, low-impact urban farming, and alternative protein farming, and toward healthy diets. The book’s multidisciplinary team of authors lay out detailed fiscal and trade policies, as well as structural reforms, to achieve those goals.

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The Soil Will Save Us

As the granddaughter of farmers and the daughter of avid gardeners, Kristin Ohlson has long had an appreciation for the soil. A chance conversation with a local chef led her to the crossroads of science, farming, food, and environmentalism and the discovery of the only significant way to remove carbon dioxide from the air—an ecological approach that tends not only to plants and animals but also to the vast population of underground microorganisms that fix carbon in the soil.

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The New Seed-Starter’s Handbook

For the most complete, up-to-date information on starting plants from seed, turn to The New Seed-Starter’s Handbook. Written by a gardener with 30 years of experience, this updated, easy-to-use reference explains everything you need to know to start seeds and raise healthy seedlings successfully.

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The Living Soil Handbook

The Living Soil Handbook is centered around the three basic principles of no-till market gardening: 1) disturb the soil as little as possible, 2) keep it covered as much as possible, and 3) keep it planted as much as possible. Jesse guides readers in applying these three principles for their own garden environment to meet their own goals.

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