June is almost over – which means there are only 2 days left in our free shipping deal!
From now through tomorrow – Wednesday, June 30 – you can get free shipping whenever you spend just $25 in the Acres U.S.A. bookstore! This deal applies to U.S. orders only, via Economy shipping.
Don’t leave money on the table – get your summer reads now and take advantage of this great shipping deal.
Need some suggestions? Take a look at these Acres U.S.A. bookstore bestsellers. Which one will you read next?
Attendees of recent Acres U.S.A. Eco-Ag Conference events will recognize Mark Shepard and his expertise in permaculture.
In Restoration Agriculture, Mark 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.
Ever popular, Hands-On Agronomy is a comprehensive manual on effective soil fertility management providing many on-farm examples to illustrate the various principles and how to use them. The function of micronutrients, earthworms, soil drainage, tilth, soil structure, and organic matter is explained in thorough detail.
Neal Kinsey demonstrates that working with the soil produces healthier crops with a higher yield. To that end, he provides an understanding of eco-agriculture as a viable enterprise that is both naturally and commercially sustainable. This work offers advice that is both highly valuable and applicable to the farmer of any level and promotes an ecological understanding of the farm from the ground up.
A New Farm Language
Hot off the presses from Acres U.S.A., A New Farm Language is an engaging text – part autobiography, part instructional – that you won’t want to miss. Joe Lewis grew up poor on a Mississippi cotton farm without electricity or running water. And yet it was a rich life — one lived in close proximity to family and nature.
During his 40-year career, Lewis discovered how plants use “SOS” signals to recruit beneficial insects to their defense. In 2008, he was awarded the coveted Wolf Prize in Agriculture for this groundbreaking work. In his new book, Lewis looks back on his charmed childhood and distinguished scientific career while tracing our industrialized country’s increasing alienation from nature.
When Weeds Talk
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.
Dirt to Soil
Gabe Brown’s story of transitioning his ranch operation to regnerative practices continues to instruct and inspire.
The Brown’s Ranch model, developed over two decades of experimentation and refinement, focuses on regenerating resources by continuously enhancing the living biology in the soil. Using regenerative agricultural principles, Brown’s Ranch has grown several inches of new topsoil in only 20 years! The 5,000-acre ranch profitably produces a wide variety of cash crops and cover crops as well as grass-finished beef and lamb, pastured laying hens, broilers, and pastured pork, all marketed directly to consumers.
Follow Brown’s journey through his illuminating book – Dirt to Soil.