Giveaway: Honeybee Democracy – For Beekeepers And More

Honeybee Democracy

Thomas Seeley’s fascinating Honeybee Democracy has received press in some unusual circles for a book about insect behavior. Everyone from homemade mead-makers to The New Republic has weighed in with glowing reviews on this study of honeybee swarms. The reason for this broad appeal is simple: Seeley does an excellent job describing the how and why of honeybee group decision-making, [Continue Reading...]

Buying An All American 30 Quart Pressure Canner: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

All American Pressure Canner  (1)

If you are part of the NW Edible community on Facebook, then you may already know about the pressure canner that brought me to tears. I had some birthday money, you see. Visions of pantry-ready, home-canned stock danced in my head. And so, after some research, I look the plunge into pressure canners. It was a [Continue Reading...]

Your Chance to Win ‘The Urban Farm Handbook’

Urban Farm Handbook Cover

What better way to celebrate the new look and feel of NW Edible than with a chance to win the best new urban homesteading book on the market? When Annette Cottrell, co-author with Joshua McNichols of The Urban Farm Handbook and author of the site Sustainable Eats, asked me if I’d like to host a giveaway [Continue Reading...]

"Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer" Owes Me Sleep

I was at the library a few days ago and saw Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter on the shelf. Novella was all over the urban homesteading blog world this spring when the City of Oakland kicked her in the proverbial nuts over her garden/mini-farm/oasis in the ghetto. She got [Continue Reading...]

Back To The Roots Oyster Mushroom Kit Giveaway!

UPDATE: Nikhil has offered to give away a Back To The Roots Oyster Mushroom Growing Kit free to one lucky reader! There are three ways to enter – use all of them for triple entries! First way to enter: go to the Back To The Roots Facebook Page and like the page. Leave a comment [Continue Reading...]

100th Post Giveaway: Canning For A New Generation – A Giant Reader Thank You!

As I was sitting down to compose a post for today I realized that it would be my hundredth post! I just started this blog at the beginning of the year, and I’ve been blown away by the support of my readers.  So, to say thanks to all my readers who take the time to [Continue Reading...]