Acres U.S.A. Bestseller List — January 2017

Here were the top sellers between Jan. 1, 2017 and Jan. 31, 2017, from the Acres U.S.A. bookstore.


1. Restoration Agriculture

By Mark Shepard


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.

Copyright 2013, softcover, 339 pages

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2. Hands-On Agronomy

4120By Neal Kinsey and Charles Walters


In this comprehensive manual on soil management, Neal Kinsey explains in thorough detail the workings of micronutrients, organic matter, and soil structure in improving crop production.

Copyright 2013, 1993, softcover, 391 pages.

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3. In the Shadow of Green Man

in-the-shadow-of-green-man_frontBy Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin


Witnessing firsthand the human suffering caused by unjust and environmentally destructive farming practices set Regi on a path of helping people lift themselves through, of all things, tapping the natural behaviors of the lowly chicken. With the mind of an engineer, the passion of minister, and the depth of a philosopher the author has created not only a wonderful yarn, but a book for our generation asking the questions and providing many of the answers needed by millions.

Softcover, 208 pages

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4. 2017 The North American Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar

By Matthias Thun


Based on 55 years of research, this, the original biodynamic sowing and planting calendar shows the optimum days for sowing, pruning and harvesting various crops.

Copyright 2017, softcover, 64 pages + pull out calendar.

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5. The Biological Farmer

By Gary F. Zimmer with Leilani Zimmer-Durand
Biological farming was around long before researchers and entrepreneurs began their search for the best “biologicals.” The biological farming system developed decades ago by Gary Zimmer doesn’t manipulate soil life or sell it; it instead creates the conditions where soil life flourishes. His system feeds soil microbes, balances soil minerals, promotes tillage with a purpose, and relies on both cover crops and diverse rotations.

Copyright 2017, softcover, 518 pages.

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6. Salatin Semester DVD/Book Set

By Joel Salatin


This amazing multimedia production conveys the Salatin family’s methods of profitable diversified farming like no other. Joel Salatin presents his farming system in professional edited, live-cut video, engaging audio, and in a detail-rich reference guide. Polyface Farm services more than 5,000 families, 10 retail outlets, and 50 restaurants through on-farm sales and metropolitan buying clubs with salad bar beef, pastured poultry, eggmobile eggs, pigaerator pork, forage-based rabbits, pastured turkey and forestry products using relationship marketing.

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7. The Choice is Clear

By Dr. Allen E. Banik


Learn what is really in your water and why it is important to your health and longevity. This booklet explains why distilled water is the answer to removing all impurities.

Copyright 1989, softcover, 48 pages.

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8. The 2017 Stella Natura Calendar

By Sherry Wildfeuer, Ed.


This useful calendar provides 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 10 different authors.

Copyright 2017, softcover calendar designed for hanging, 40 pages.

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9. The Farm as Ecosystem

By Jerry Brunetti


Jerry Brunetti collects a lifetime of experiences and uncanny observations in this fascinating work on the interconnected dynamics of the farm—geology, biology, and diversity. Brunetti explores the farms as a complex ecosystem, synthesizing facts and experiences to formulate principles for holistic farm management.

Copyright 2013, softcover, 352 pages

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10. Secrets of Fertile Soils

By Erhard Hennig


This stimulating book provides a highly practical window into the complex, interdependent relationships between soil, plants, animals, and human beings, including special insight into the fascinating life cycle of healthy soils and the imminent dangers we face should their existence become threatened. Hennig addresses all components of the soil — microorganisms, microbes, soil nutrients, and minerals — and explores natural fertilization techniques using compost and rock dust along with their roles in humus formation. Translated from its original German, this book will help farmers everywhere understand humus better.

Copyright 2015, softcover, 198 pages

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