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The Urban Homestead : Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City by Erik Knutzen and Kelly Coyne (2010, Paperback, Revised, Expanded)

Author: Kelly Coyne, Erik Knutzen | ISBN-10: 1934170100 | ISBN-13: 9781934170106
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The Urban Homestead (Expanded & Revised Edition): Your Guide to Self-Sufficient
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    "A delightfully readable and very useful guide to front- and back-yard vegetable gardening, food foraging, food preserving, chicken keeping, and other useful skills for anyone interested in taking a more active role in growing and preparing the food they eat."-BoingBoing.netThis celebrated, essential handbook for the urban homesteading movement shows how to grow and preserve your own food, clean your house without toxins, raise chickens, gain energy independence, and more. Step-by-step projects, tips, and anecdotes will help get you started homesteading immediately. The Urban Homestead is also a guidebook to the larger movement and will point you to the best books and Internet resources on self-sufficiency topics.Written by city dwellers for city dwellers, this copiously illustrated, two-color instruction book proposes a paradigm shift that will improve our lives, our community, and our planet. By growing our own food and harnessing natural energy, we are planting seeds for the future of our cities.New projects include: How to sterilize jars and bottles How to make infused oil Six ways to preserve a tomato How to make soda bread How to store grain with dry ice How to make a tomato can stove How to make a Viet Nam light How to make a Euell Gibbon's crock How to make L'hamd markad, or preserved, salted lemons How to make a bike light

    The celebrated, essential handbook for the urban homesteading movement shows readers how to grow and preserve their own food, clean the house without toxins, raise chickens, gain energy independence and much more. Step-by-step projects, tips and anecdotes will help readers get started homesteading immediately. The Urban Homestead is also a guidebook to the larger movement and will point readers to the best books and internet resources on self-sufficiency topics.

    The expanded, updated version of the best-selling classic, with a dozen new projects. "A delightfully readable and very useful guide to front- and back-yard vegetable gardening, food foraging, food preserving, chicken keeping, and other useful skills for anyone interested in taking a more active role in growing and preparing the food they eat."--BoingBoing.net"...the contemporary bible on the subject."-- 'The New York Times' This celebrated, essential handbook shows how to grow and preserve your own food, clean your house without toxins, raise chickens, gain energy independence, and more. Step-by-step projects, tips, and anecdotes will help get you started homesteading immediately. 'The Urban Homestead' is also a guidebook to the larger movement and will point you to the best books and Internet resources on self-sufficiency topics.Written by city dwellers for city dwellers, this copiously illustrated, two-color instruction book proposes a paradigm shift that will improve our lives, our community, and our planet. By growing our own food and harnessing natural energy, we are planting seeds for the future of our cities.Learn how to: Grow food on a patio or balcony Preserve or ferment food and make yogurt and cheese Compost with worms Keep city chickens Divert your grey water to your garden Clean your house without toxins Guerilla garden in public spaces Create the modern homestead of your dreams

    the urban homestead is the essential handbook for a fast-growing new movement: urbanites are becoming gardeners and farmers. This fun, hands-on guide shows anyone who lives in the city or suburbs how to enjoy a more satisfying lifestyle and plant seeds for the sustainable future of our cities. If you ever thought of turning your lawn or balcony into a garden, making your own organic jam, raising chickens in the backyard or learning hot to haritess natural energy, here are dozens of step-by-step projects to get you started homesteading immediately, whether you live in an apartment or a house. Book jacket.


    Product Identifiers
    ISBN-101934170100
    ISBN-139781934170106

    Key Details
    AuthorErik Knutzen, Kelly Coyne
    Number Of Pages330 pages
    Edition DescriptionExpanded, Revised
    SeriesProcess Self-Reliance Ser.
    FormatPaperback
    Publication Date2010-06-01
    LanguageEnglish
    PublisherProcess Media

    Additional Details
    Copyright Date2010
    IllustratedYes

    Dimensions
    Weight18.5 Oz
    Height0.3 In.
    Width5.2 In.
    Length8.3 In.

    Target Audience
    GroupTrade
    Grade FromEighth Grade
    Age Range14

    Classification Method
    LC Classification NumberTX147
    Dewey Decimal640
    Dewey Edition22

    eBay Product ID: EPID78847829
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