Adult Nonfiction GF78 .K36 2011
Summary: The urban homesteading movement is spreading rapidly acrossthe nation. Urban Homesteading is theperfect "back-to-the-land" guide for urbanites who want to reduce their impacton the environment. Full of practical information, as well as inspiring storiesfrom people already living the urban homesteading life, this colorful guide isan approachable guide to learning to live more ecologically in the city. Thebook embraces the core concepts of localization (providing our basic needsclose to where we live), self-reliance (re-learning that food comes from theground, not the grocery store; learning to do things ourselves), andsustainability (giving back at least as much as we take). Readers will findconcise how-to information that they can immediately set into practice, frommaking solar cookers to growing tomatoes in a barrel to raising chickens insmall spaces to maintaining mental serenity in the fast-paced city environment.Full of beautiful full-color photographs and illustrations, and plenty ofstep-by-step instructions, this is a must-have handbook for city folk with apassion for the simple life.
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