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Source: Ogden Publications news release

Topeka, Kansas -- Ogden Publications today launches three book titles for the rural and sustainable lifestyle markets.

52 Homestead Skills: A self-taught homesteader's one-year journey to learning a skill a week gives prospective and new homesteaders an approachable guide to the tasks and challenges they may encounter. Author Kimberlee Bastien challenged herself to learn one skill per week for a year, taking readers along as she navigates establishing her family's homestead. She organizes these skills by month, making 52 Homestead Skills a year-round resource. From pruning fruit trees and keeping poultry and bees, to making mozzarella, deodorant and laundry soap, Bastien shares lessons learned - with recipes, positivity and a generous helping of self-deprecating advice.

Raise Backyard Bees: The definitive guide from hive to spoon is a thorough resource for keeping bees, whether on acreage or in the middle of the city. Individual articles written by Mother Earth News and Grit contributors cover the basic workings of bee hives, determining what equipment a beekeeper needs, purchasing or building a hive, keeping the hive healthy throughout winter, harvesting honey, using honey in cooking and natural beauty recipes, and more.

In Natural Beauty from the Garden: More than 200 do-it-yourself beauty recipes and garden ideas, 2nd Edition, Janice Cox shares her favorite recipes for hair care, facial care and treatments, mouth care, hand and foot care, bath products, body care products and treatments, massage and relaxation, fragrance products, and children's bath products, using ingredients readers can grow themselves. In addition, Cox offers tips for growing the herbs, vegetables and flowers used in the recipes and provides vegetarian substitutes for some ingredients.

"Like our magazines, these books offer practical information along with tried-and-true advice for our readers to be successful, regardless of whether they're changing their lifestyle or starting smaller by making their own beauty products," says Christian Williams, special content editor for Ogden Publications.
The three titles sell for $24.95 each at MotherEarthNews.com and Grit.com.

About Ogden Publications

Ogden Publications Inc. (OgdenPubs.com) is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia, and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Mother Earth Living, Utne Reader, and Grit. Ogden Publications also provides insurance and financial services through its Capper's Insurance Service division.