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February 2023 Bestsellers from the Acres USA Bookstore

You can find hundreds of titles at the Acres U.S.A. Bookstore related to all aspects of economical, ecological, regenerative farming – from soil health and weed management to gardening and livestock care, from farm business planning to human health and industry trends, and many in between.

The list of last month’s bestsellers shows high interest in soil health and planning books and calendars for the new year. Check out these bestselling titles from February 2023 from the Acres U.S.A. Bookstore!

Don’t forget! This month you can save big on all these books and more! Get 35-50% off your favorite Acres U.S.A. published titles. Non-Acres U.S.A. books start at 25%. Check out the sale here!

10 – 2023 Maria Thun Biodynamic Almanac

The original biodynamic sowing and planting calendar celebrates its 61st year with a new, clearer, easy-to-view layout featuring more detailed planting, tending and harvesting information to help you maximize the yield and flavor of your crops and plants. Trusted by generations of farmers and gardeners, this revitalized design celebrates the beginning of a new era of the ultimate biodynamic calendar. Learn more here.

9 – Teaming with Microbes by Jef Lowenfels

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. Learn more here.

8 – Dirt to Soil by Gabe Brown

As we know from his story, Gabe Brown didn’t set out to change the world when he first started working alongside his father-in-law on the family farm in North Dakota. But as a series of weather-related crop disasters put Brown and his wife, Shelly, in desperate financial straits, they started making bold changes to their farm. Brown―in an effort to simply survive―began experimenting with new practices he’d learned about from reading and talking with innovative researchers and ranchers. As he and his family struggled to keep the farm viable, they found themselves on an amazing journey into a new type of farming: regenerative agriculture. Learn more here.

7 – Natural Goat Care by Pat Coleby

Goats thrive on fully organic natural care. As natural browsers, they have higher mineral requirements than other domestic animals, so diet is a critical element to maintaining optimal livestock health. In Natural Goat Care, consultant Pat Coleby shows how to solve health problems both with natural herbs and medicines and the ultimate cure, bringing the soil into healthy balance. Learn more here.

6 – Natural Cattle Care by Pat Coleby

Natural Cattle Care encompasses every facet of farm management, from the mineral components of the soils cattle graze over, to issues of fencing, shelter and feed regimens. How you farm determines the health of your livestock. Natural Cattle Care is a comprehensive analysis of farming techniques that keep the health of the animal in mind. Learn more here.

5 – Natural Sheep Care by Pat Coleby

In this comprehensive guide for all breeders of sheep, whether for wool, meat or milk, Pat Coleby draws on decades of experience in natural animal husbandry to provide essential information for both organic and conventional farmers. Coleby covers breeds of sheep, wool, meat and milk production, feeding requirements, poisonous plants, land management, minerals and vitamins, herbal, homeopathic and natural remedies, and more. Learn more here.

4 – 2023 Stella Natura Biodynamic Planting Calendar

This Calendar has many aspects: a basic introduction to astronomy, a simple ephemeris, a planting guide, a star map, aid for following the movement of the planets in the night sky, and articles by ten different authors. All of these attempt to provide a true picture of the world outside us and ideas to assist in developing a healthy relation to that world. Learn more here.

3 – Minerals for the Genetic Code by Charles Walters

In this cutting-edge book, the connection is made between the physical, chemical and biological aspects of minerals and subatomic particles in the life process, and assignment is made of the specific mineral that governs each entry in the genetic code. This knowledge, based on peer-reviewed medical literature as well as research by forgotten innovators, suggests an end to the tyranny of pharmaceuticals. Learn more here.

2 – Restoration Agriculture by Mark Shepard

Around the globe most people get their calories from “annual” agriculture — plants that grow fast for one season, produce lots of seeds, then die. Every single human society that has relied on annual crops for staple foods has collapsed. Restoration Agriculture explains how we can have all of the benefits of natural, perennial ecosystems and create agricultural systems that imitate nature in form and function while still providing for our food, building, fuel and many other needs — in your own backyard, farm or ranch. This book, based on real-world practices, presents an alternative to the agriculture system of eradication and offers exciting hope for our future. Learn more here.

1 – When Weeds Talk by Jay McCaman

This is the 2nd edition of the book formerly titled Weeds and Why They Grow. Acres U.S.A. has long shown that weed control lies in fertility management. Every weed grows in a somewhat narrow window of allowable soil conditions. For the first time, hundreds of weeds of commercial importance are detailed along with the chemical analysis of accompanying soils. For example, burdock grows in soils with very high levels of iron and sulfate, very low levels of calcium and manganese. Balance the soil, lose the weed. Learn more here.

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