Storey Publishing

Storey is at the center of a vast revival of do-it-yourself lifestyles, a movement fueled by a new awareness of environmental responsibility, an appetite for the homegrown & locally raised, an appreciation for one-of-a-kind items, & a passion for nature.
Through an array of how-to books, Storey arms readers with practical skills & inspiration on a range of do-it-yourself topics: gardening, cooking, knitting & other crafts, backyard building, animal care, farming, and home improvement.
Readers turn to Storey for accurate, time-tested knowledge on topics from preserving garden-fresh produce to crate-training a dog. Whatever the subject — natural body care recipes, green thumb tips, inspired color choices for hand-knit projects, ways to raise healthy backyard chickens, or ideas for turning kitchen scraps into stunning houseplants — Storey provides the information that fuels readers’ passions.
Whether a reader is already passionate about digging in the dirt or is picking up a trowel & hoe for the 1st time, Storey’s expansive line of gardening books'll instruct & inspire. From making rare ornamentals thrive to creating a no-fuss groundcover, & from planting perennials to harvesting that first tomato, Storey’s gardening resources help gardeners create outdoor spaces that are eye-catching, vibrant & healthy. The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible, by best-selling author Ed Smith, presents a simple, innovative gardening system that results in fewer weeds, healthier plants, & tastier yields. The Gardener’s A-Z Guide to Growing Organic Food, by Tanya L. K. Denckla, is a one-volume resource with in-depth growing, harvesting, & storing information for 765 crops, as well as organic remedies for 201 garden pests & diseases. The Organic Lawn Care Manual, by Paul Tukey, is a must-have reference for creating a lush green lawn without chemicals & pesticides. Foliage & Grasses, both by Nancy Ondra, are essential, coffee-table-worthy guides to adding color & texture to the garden with unique elements. And The Veggie Gardener’s Answer Book, by lifelong gardener Barbara W. Ellis, is packed with organic solutions to every pickle a grower could encounter in the vegetable patch.
These titles're just the beginning. Storey has published hundreds of tried-&-true resources for passionate growers everywhere.
Whether growing your own food or producing your own dairy products, rely on Storey for no-nonsense advice & new ideas every time.

Introducing selected titles:

A Landowner's Guide to anaging Your Woods, StoreyA Landowner's Guide to Managing Your Woods by Ann Larkin Hansen, Mike Severson, and Dennis L. Waterman published by Storey in 2011. We rely on forests for two things: environmental services and beauty. These two things are not in conflict, as they might seem. This book will help you become an active and effective steward of your forest, whether you own a few acres of woodland or many. Beginning with explanation of the natural process governing forest development, the authors present active steps you can take to guide your woodland toward a state of health and beauty. With this book, you will assessing your forest type, soils, terrain and climate; determining what trees and wildlife will do best on your land; working with a forester and logger to create and implement a sustainable, long-term plan, and much more. Authors of this book are woodland owner, arborist and professional consulting forester.

The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds, StoreyThe Complete Guide To Saving Seeds: 322 Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Fruits, Trees, And Shrubs by Robert Gough and Cheryl Moor-Gough published by Storey in 2011. By saving sees from your best plants you will improve the health and productivity of your garden season after season. With this book, you will take another step toward food independence, will save the money you are spending on plants and seeds, will enjoy a healthy garden filled with plants uniquely adapted to your own backyard, will preserve genetic diversity and regional favorites, and much more. Authors of this book Robert Gough and Cheryl Moor-Gough are husband and wife, they have written five gardening books.
Zen Mind, Zen Horse, StoreyZen Mind, Zen Horse: The Science and Spirituality of Working with Horses by Alan J. Hamilton published by Storey in 2011. There has been a wealth of books written about wat has become recognizable to horse lovers as Natural Horsemanship, and what these authors seem to regard as the path to understanding the mind of Equus. The training exercises in this book offer a new understanding of how humans train and interact with horses and why these species, one a master and predator and other the ultimate prey animal, have such a deep and natural connection. In this book, the simple, safe groundwork techniques reveal a pathway to awakening your deep sensitivity, intuition, calm leadership, and mindfulness. Award-winning author, Allan Hamilton is a Harvard-trained brain surgeon and renowned horse trainer who has given clinics all over the U.S. and in Europe.

The Knitter's Life List, StoreyThe Knitter’s Life List: To Do, To Know, To Make by Gwen W. Steege published by Storey in 2011. The seed for this book came out of casual conversation about the way knitting finds a way into so many parts of our lives, sometimes when and where least expected. As research for this book began, it quickly became apparent that no one book could possibly contain everything every knitter would want to try. Each knitter has different ideas of what’s beautiful and useful. With this book, you will learn about textile traditions, yarns, fiber festivals, power of color and much more. You will meet Debora Robson, Clara Parkes, Linda Cortright, and others. Gwen W. Steege is a fiber fanatic and knitter.
The Fleece & Fiber Source Book, StoreyThe Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers from Animal to Spun Yarn by Deborah Robson & Carol Ekarius published by Storey in 2011. Every breed has its unique qualities. Meet the animals from all over the world and discover the unique characteristics of their fibers: Dorset Down produces a medium-handling wool that is great for socks, mittens, and hats; Delaine Merino fiber demands deliberate and patient spinning, resulting in a fine yarn perfect for shawls and camisoles… Deborah Robson is the former editor of Nomad Press. Carol Ekarius is the author of Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep and other books.

Sew Up A Home Makeover, StoreySew Up a Home Makeover: 50 Simple Sewing Projects to Transform Your Space by Lexie Barne published by Storey in 2011. This book is about little changes that make a big difference. creating a home of any size, at any stage of life, is exciting. Finding the time and resources to make it just the way you want may seem, at best, overwhelming, and at worst, impossible. This book will show you how to elevate any room from tired to inspired in just a few minutes. Author offers 50 projects which are unexpensive and easily customized to suit your taste and furniture proportions. Lexie Barnes is a self taught designer and the creator of a successful line of women's handbags and accessories.

Put 'em UP, StoreyPut ‘em UP!: A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide for the Creative Cook by Sherry Brooks Vinton
published by Storey in 2010. It doesn’t have to be complicated - preserving your own food. For example, such procedures, like stringing chili rostra, will take no more than ten minutes and will require nothing more than a length of string to accomplish. This fully-illustrated accout is exactly what a lot of us need to know, it is guidance on how to preserve the summer harvest and includes the variety of kitchen-friendly techniques and more than 150 flavorful recipes, including berry bourbon in holiday cocktails, homemade marinara, fresh-corn salsa with chips and much more. Sherri Brooks Vinton is the founder of FarmFriendly LLC, she is a member of Chefs Collaborative, Women Chefs and Restaurateurs…

Clone Brews, Storey Clone Brews: Recipes for 200 Commercial Beers by Tess and Mark Szamatulski published by Storey in 2010.
In home brewing you are in charge. This title provide important information to help reader clone favorite beers. It take practice, the more beers you sample, evaluate, and research, the more experienced you become. With this book reader will enjoy home brews that taste like the commercial brands we love to drink. Reader will learn how to brew great beers like Celebrator Doppelbock, Tsingtao, Magic Hat #9, Checker Cab Blonde Ale, Skull Splitter, Saison Dupont, and 194 more! Tess and Mark Szamatulski are the authors and co-owners and operators of Maltose Express, a home brewing supply store in Connecticut.

Recipes from the Root Cellar, StoreyRecipes From The Root Cellar: 270 Fresh Ways to Enjoy Winter Vegetables by Andrea Chesman published by Storey in 2010. We must eat more vegetables. And the one piece of advice that never alters is eat more vegetables which are treasure in every locator’s winter kitchen. Jewel-toned root vegetables, sweet winter squashes. Potatoes of every variety bring satisfying flavors and an impressive array of nutritional benefits to the dining table. This book includes 270 recipes to make your winter diet more enjoyable with cold-weather vegetables. Andrea Chesman is a food writer and author of many cookbooks.

Woodland Style, StoreyWoodland Style: Ideas and Projects for Bringing Foraged and Found Elements Into Your Home by Marlene Hurley Marshall published by Storey in 2010. This fully illustrated book presents the natural world in a new light, it inspires the reader to recognize the beauty that exist in all seasons and to use nature’s offerings in creative ways. This beautiful account invites to bring the beauty and serenity of a walk in the woods into your home. Greatly designed, with fascinating cover, this book includes tips and ideas for collecting, cleaning, and preserving woodland materials. Marlene Hurley Marshall is an author and, she lectures at museums, schools, and private clubs.

Starter Vegetable Gardens, StoreyStarter Vegetable Gardens: 24 No-Fail Plans for Small Organic Gardens by Barbara Pleasant published by Storey in 2010. This illustrated account will teach readers planning a successful, organic garden and will get you started with simple garden plans and the instructions to see them through to a bountiful harvest. Even if you have never opened a seed packet, no problem, with Barbara’s easy-to-follow plans you will learn how to grow the foods you love. Barbara Pleasant is and author and coauthor , her work has been honored by the garden Writers Association and the American Nursery and Landscape Association.

Tomato,  StoreyTomato: A Fresh-from-the-Vine Cookbook by Lawrence Davis-Hollander published by Storey in 2010. We love real tomatoes, because the US is a country of tomato eaters. Long time ago, in ancient times, tomatoes played an important role in the development of Mexican foods. Today, many of the cuisines use tomatoes. This illustrated book is a practical guide for cooking tomatoes; here are 150 recipes that make juicy, fresh tomatoes the central food of your summer table. Lawrence Davis-Hollander is the founder and director of the eastern Native Seed Conservancy, a non-profit organization dedicated to seed preservation and the rediscovery heirloom plants.

Storey Publishing - WonderpediaThe Vegetable Gardener’s Book of Building Projects: Raised Beds, Cold Frames, Compost Bins, Planters, Plant Supports, Trellises, Harvesting and Storage Aids by Editors of Storey Publishing published in 2010. This account includes 39 essentials to increase beauty and bounty beauty of your garden. The projects of this book will transform your simple vegetable garden into a model of efficiency and comfort and will encourage you to build handcrafted, handsome items that will give your vegetables opportunity to thrive, extend the growing season. Also, you will learn how to build projects for planning and growing, harvesting and preserving, relaxing and enjoying your backyard.

Organic Farming Manual, StoreyOrganic Farming Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Starting and Running a Certified Organic Farm by Ann Larkin Hansen published by Storey in 2010. Obviously, organic farming is not difficult, but it does have its own unique set of challenges. This title'll help the you navigate the various challenges and possible approaches to these issues; it explains details and gives a basic overview to help prepare to enter the fast-growing business of organic farming. Reader will learn how to shop for equipment, grow crops, raise animals, protect water supply, preserve biodiversity, and sell organic product. Ann Larkin Hansen is the author of several books and is an agricultural journalist.

The Home Plan Doctor, StoreyThe Home Plan Doctor: The Essential Companion for Anyone Buying a Home Design Plan by Larry W. Garnett published by Storey in 2008. This book will teach you how to build a great home without a great home plan. You will avoid costly delays by getting the details right the first time; visualize and interpret sample floor plans; develop a house plan that makes sense for your building site; modify existing plans to meet local building codes; apply your knowledge of home plans to remodeling projects, and much more. Larry W. Garnett has designed homes for 30 years and won numerous design awards.

The Backyard Homestead, StoreyThe Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan (editor) published by Storey in 2009. This invaluable book will teach you how to produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre and eat from the garden year-round with fresh veggies and homemade preserves, make omelets from eggs laid by your own chickens, pick fruits and berries from your back door. This book is about loving process of creating something delicious and the joy of sharing author’s creations with people she cares about. Carleen Madigan is a gardening editor at Storey Publishing, she has also been the managing editor at Horticulture magazine.

Storey's Guide to Training Horses, StoreyStorey’s Guide to Training Horses by Heather Smith Thomas published by Storey in 2010. The training principles are discussed in detail in this book will help reader provide his horse with a solid foundation for lifelong learning. Many methods of handling and training horses are discussed, and some may seem contradictory. There are a number of approaches to training a horse or dealing with a specific problem. The book covers training the horse, starting when he is a baby and moving step-by-step through his growing years… Heather Smith Thomas has raised and trained horses for many years and has been writing about them for almost as long. She lives in Idaho.

Storey's Guide To Raising Sheep, StoreyStorey’s Guide to Raising Sheep: breeding, care, facilities by Paula Simmons & carol Ekarius published by Storey in 2009. This new illustrated edition includes coverage of rare breeds; guidelines for organic certification; disease prevention and treatment; humane handling techniques; sales and marketing tips, and much more. Beginners and experienced shepherds alike will find here invaluable information and expert advice. Paula Simmons has written on spinning wool and gives lectures and workshops on how to earn a living raising sheep. Carol Ekarius writes about farming for many newspapers and magazines.

Storey's Guide To Raising Beef CattleStorey’s Guide to Raising Beef Cattle: Health, Handling, Breeding by Heather Smith Thomas published by Storey in 2009. Where you are raising one steer or 500, this new edition bring you the most up-to-date and helpful information on cattle breeding, health, and care. This revised account includes current treatments for common diseases and thorough coverage of vaccine options; how to eliminate toxic pasture plants; step-by-step calving procedures; sales and marketing tips, and much more. Heather Smith Thomas is an author, her work appeared in more than 150 publications. She has been raising cattle since she was a young girl.

Storey's Guide to Raisinng RabbitsStorey’s Guide To Raising Rabbits : Breeds, Care, Housing by Bob Bennett published by Storey in 2009. This new and expanded edition contains comprehensive care instructions and solid advice on breed selection, year-round care and feeding, safe housing and sanitation that help every owner. It will help the commercial producer and dedicated fancier raise happy and healthy rabbits. This 4th edition includes breed photographs, humane handling techniques; coverage disease prevention and treatment; marketing and sales tips, guidelines for showing, and much more. Bob Bennett is the author, and contributor to the numerous magazines and newspapers on this subject.

Raising Miniature Livestock, StoreyStorey’s Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock: Goats, Sheep, Donkeys, Pigs, Horses, Cattle, Llamas
by Sue Weaver published by Storey in 2010. This book is a super-size guide to miniature farm animals who have so much to offer. Fully-illustrated, this edition includes information about handling small animals, about a thriving market for the small animals you breed, about feed and housing costs that are significantly lower. This reliable source will answer all your questions about choosing, caring for, training, and breeding mini horses, donkeys, mules, pigs, cattle, sheep, goats, and llamas. Sue Weaver is the author and contributor of dozens magazines articles on animal raising and husbandry.

Hand Dyeing Yarn, StoreyHand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece: Dip-Dyeing, Hand-Painting, Tie-Dyeing and Other Creative Techniques by Gail Callahan published by Storey in 2010. Need is not only reason to dye your own beautiful custom colors. Author of this book believes that the more reader is part of the creative process, the more invested you become in any project you undertake. A recent survey confirmed that people who have taken part in some way in creating their own yarn are more likely to complete their projects than those who did not. Gail invite the reader to the creative world of home dyeing with her user-friendly methods and appealing effects. Gail Callahan teaches dyeing near her home in Massachusetts and sells her one-of-a-kind yarns through her business The Kangaroo Dyer.

flower bibleThe Flower Gardener's Bible: Time-tested Techniques, Creative Designs, & Perfect Plants for Colorful Gardens by Lewis & Nancy Hill published by Storey Publishing in 2003. Lewis & Nancy Hill experimented with many types of gardens. Finally they realised that including several types of plants together in one flower garden will make it more interesting than using one of them along. In this title authors offer descriptions of many different plants, so reader could decide which to include in his own garden. Nancy & Lewis share what they've learned about caring for their plants, to help avoid making the same mistakes they once made. This book will help you to turn working in the garden into a great pleasure.

The Flower Gardener's Bible: Time-tested Techniques, Creative Designs, & Perfect Plants for Colorful Garden is a fascinating encyclopedia for anyone interested in growing flowers.
braidingBraiding: Manes And Tails by Charni Lewis first published by Storey Publishing in 2007.
This title is a visual guide to 30 basic braids. Content of Braiding: Manes And Tails contains information about braiding tools, basic braiding components, about braid maintenance, about English Hunter braids, eventing knots & dressage, draft horse & fun braids, saddle-bred & Tennessee walking horse braids. Braids were originally developed for practical reasons, such as keeping the mane from getting tangled in the reins. Later they were appreciated as decoration. Braiding gives your horse a well-turned-out appearance, & this unique book will help you to master 30 braids suiting. Charni Lewis is a horse trainer & instructor. He is the author of Storey's Barn Guide to Horse Handling and Grooming.
Kristin Knits: 27 Inspired Designs for Plying With Color by Kristin Nicolas first published by Storey Publishing in 2007. Kristin loves color. She knows that color can make you happy, feel good & joyous. She learned how to combine colors in a creative way to make a piece of knitwear that is more a piece of art. In this book she decided to teach you to that knowledge. She hopes that you will learn her way of working with color. But it will be just your beginning, because Kristin hopes that you will find your own, unique color sense & will make your own "signature style." Kristin Nicolas is knitwear designer & decorative artist. She lives in Massachusetts, U.S.

teaTaking Time For Tea: 15 Seasonal Tea Parties to Soothe the Soul and Celebrate the Spirit by Diana Rosen first published by Storey Publishing in 2000. Tea is a metaphor of peace. Drinking tea is a form of meditation. Drinking tea is also a form of community, in which common interests or goals are exchanged. For more than 10 years Diana has been "a willing student of all the pleasures of tea." Diana Rosen suggests: "Give yourself 10 minutes a day to visit special space, enjoy tea and quiet, and regenerate yourself..." Diana Rosen is a journalist & tea maven. She traveled the world in search of the perfect cup of tea.She is an author of the books The Book of Green Tea, Steeped in Tea, & Chai. She is an editor of the national quarterly Tea Talk: a newsletter on the pleasures of tea. Rosen lives in California.

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