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The Urban Homestead

The Urban Homestead

Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City

  • Author: Kelly Coyne,Erik Knutzen
  • Publisher: Feral House
  • ISBN: 1934170100
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 330
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Provides information for city dwellers on achieving a self-sufficient lifestyle, covering such topics as growing food, composting with worms, preserving and fermenting food, and cleaning one's house without toxins.

Urban Homesteading

Urban Homesteading

Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living

  • Author: Rachel Kaplan,K. Ruby Blume
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • ISBN: 161608054X
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 292
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Teaches self-reliance, sustainability, and green living in urban areas, from growing food with limited space and making solar cookers to raising chickens.

Principles of Sustainable Living

Principles of Sustainable Living

A New Vision for Health, Happiness, and Prosperity

  • Author: Richard R. Jurin
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
  • ISBN: 1492582948
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 328
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No one can argue against wanting a better quality of life—and Principles of Sustainable Living: A New Vision for Health, Happiness, and Prosperity provides keen insight into how to achieve that so that individuals, communities, and the environment all come out winners. This transdisciplinary text presents principles of sustainability, develops environmental literacy, and expands awareness of sustainable practices that will steer readers toward a lifestyle that they, as well as the entire planet, will benefit from. Author Richard Jurin, an expert in sustainable living, has written numerous publications on sustainable development, business leadership for sustainability, and related issues. He takes students beyond sustainability’s traditional “triple bottom line” of people, profit, and planet to a quadruple paradigm that includes economic, sociocultural, psychological, and ecological aspects of sustainability. This text is supported by its own website, which includes an instructor guide, test package, study guide, and presentation package. The book’s 36 illustrations and tables are all included in the presentation package. The text offers • principles of sustainability that support a range of university courses in multiple disciplines; • a systems approach to sustainability that reflects worldwide views and values; • case studies, personal reflections, and applications that help students understand their status and the challenges of the future; and • guidelines for developing sustainable living through daily choices. The book explores the mind-sets that have created the modern, consumer-based world we live in, exposing environmental and societal global problems as it does; lays out new ways of thinking, championing sustainable thinking as a prerequisite for living a healthy, happy, vibrant life that benefits the planet; and details positive options for living a sustainable lifestyle. Readers will be able to understand sustainability from a broad perspective—how it can improve their lives, resolve environmental problems, and improve the condition of the planet for all life. Principles of Sustainable Living points out the problems and challenges we face individually and as caretakers of our planet and offers lifestyle approaches that can sustain quality of life long into the future.

Preparedness Now!

Preparedness Now!

  • Author: Aton Edwards
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781459618251
  • Category:
  • Page: 528
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PREPAREDNESS NOW! is the first comprehensive planning and action guide for urbanites and suburbanites who want to live more self-sufficiently and learn how to wisely provide for themselves and their loved ones in the face of any emergency or disaster. This book empowers individuals and communities to take care of themselves and each other in the face of any emergency and build more sustainable lifestyles along the way. Packed with checklists, resources, and step-by-step instructions, PREPAREDNESS NOW! has everything from home, office and car preparedness to information on Buckminster Fuller and building disaster-resistant geodesic domes. PREPAREDNESS NOW! is written by one of the most experienced experts in the field. Author Aton Edwards is Executive Director of the NYC-based non-profit organization, International Preparedness Network (IPN). IPN has worked with the Red Cross, Center for Disease Control, New York City Police Department, and other organizations to train thousands domestically and overseas to prevent and respond to emergencies and disasters. PREPAREDNESS NOW! provides years of wisdom gained from Edwards' first-hand experience and the experience of his extensive network of colleagues. You will learn basic and advanced techniques that will help you make the most informed choices for your own disaster plan-wherever you may live, and whatever your physical abilities and financial means. This manual delivers practical advice on: Building your emergency kits for home, car and officeWater Quality Control and StorageEmergency Shelter, Power, Lighting and HeatingEmergency Transportation, Communications and EvacuationExtreme weather preparednessChemical, Biowarfare and Nuclear PreparednessDefense against Infectious DiseasesPersonal Defense and Crime Prevention for the 21st Century HomeProcess' Self-Reliance Series is created to help urbanites make smart choices to live sustainably and self-sufficiently in the 21st century.

You Grow Girl

You Grow Girl

The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening

  • Author: Gayla Trail
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781439103517
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 208
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This is not your grandmother's gardening book. You Grow Girl is a hip, humorous how-to for crafty gals everywhere who are discovering a passion for gardening but lack the know-how to turn their dreams of homegrown tomatoes and fresh-cut flowers into a reality. Gayla Trail, creator of YouGrowGirl.com, provides guidance for both beginning and intermediate gardeners with engaging tips, projects, and recipes -- whether you have access to a small backyard or merely to a fire escape. You Grow Girl eliminates the intimidation factor and reveals how easy and enjoyable it can be to cultivate plants and flowers even when resources and space are limited. Divided into accessible sections like Plan, Plant, and Grow, You Grow Girl takes readers through the entire gardening experience: Preparing soil Nurturing seedlings Fending off critters Reaping the bounty Readying plants for winter Preparing for the seasons ahead Gayla also includes a wealth of ingenious and creative projects, such as: Transforming your garden's harvest into lush bath and beauty products Converting household junk into canny containers Growing and bagging herbal tea Concocting homemade pest repellents ...and much, much more. Witty, wise, and as practical as it is stylish, You Grow Girl is guaranteed to show you how to get your garden on. All you need is a windowsill and a dream!

Toolbox for Sustainable City Living (a Do-it-ourselves Guide)

Toolbox for Sustainable City Living (a Do-it-ourselves Guide)

  • Author: Scott T. Kellogg,Stacy Pettigrew,Juan Martinez
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780896087804
  • Category: House & Home
  • Page: 241
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A radical how-to for creating locally based, ecologically sustainable cities.

Back to the Wild

Back to the Wild

A Practical Manual for Uncivilized Times

  • Author: Alain Saury
  • Publisher: Process
  • ISBN: 9781934170588
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 474
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Remarkable practical and poetic instructions on how humans can live in concert with its home planet.

Creating the Low-Budget Homestead

Creating the Low-Budget Homestead

  • Author: Steven D. Gregerson
  • Publisher: Paladin Press
  • ISBN: 9781610047623
  • Category: House & Home
  • Page: 184
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If you've ever thought about pursuing a self-sufficient lifestyle on your own rural homestead or survival retreat but feared you didn't have the money or skills to do it, you simply must read this book. It is a goldmine of practical steps and instructions to take you from dreaming about an off-grid, independent lifestyle to living one! There are hundreds of things to think about before planning and starting your new life, and this book will save you valuable time and money by steering you down productive paths and making you carefully consider others. Just some of the areas it covers include: 4 rules for defining your goals for your homestead or retreat creative ways to find inexpensive rural property to buy the essential tools, vehicles, and skills you will need to succeed 10 rules for a self-sufficient garden designing the off-grid home so it's warm in winter and cool in summer questions you must ask before investing in farm animals, livestock, or even pets 9 rules for getting along with your country neighbors tips for working smart, being realistic, and avoiding burnout A person who's reliant on others for the necessities of life will always be subject to the people, companies, and agencies who feed, house, and protect him. With determination, creativity, and the knowledge in this book, you can break this cycle of dependence and become a successful low-budget homesteader!

Food Not Lawns

Food Not Lawns

How to Turn Your Yard Into a Garden and Your Neighborhood Into a Community

  • Author: H. C. Flores
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ISBN: 193339207X
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 334
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Gardening can be a political act. Creativity, fulfillment, connection, revolution—it all begins when we get our hands in the dirt. Food Not Lawns combines practical wisdom on ecological design and community-building with a fresh, green perspective on an age-old subject. Activist and urban gardener Heather Flores shares her nine-step permaculture design to help farmsteaders and city dwellers alike build fertile soil, promote biodiversity, and increase natural habitat in their own "paradise gardens." But Food Not Lawns doesn't begin and end in the seed bed. This joyful permaculture lifestyle manual inspires readers to apply the principles of the paradise garden—simplicity, resourcefulness, creativity, mindfulness, and community—to all aspects of life. Plant "guerilla gardens" in barren intersections and medians; organize community meals; start a street theater troupe or host a local art swap; free your kitchen from refrigeration and enjoy truly fresh, nourishing foods from your own plot of land; work with children to create garden play spaces. Flores cares passionately about the damaged state of our environment and the ills of our throwaway society. In Food Not Lawns, she shows us how to reclaim the earth one garden at a time.

Up Tunket Road

Up Tunket Road

The Education of a Modern Homesteader

  • Author: Philip Ackerman-Leist
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603582797
  • Category: House & Home
  • Page: 312
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Ever since Thoreau's Walden, the image of the American homesteader has been of someone getting away from civilization, of forging an independent life in the country. Yet if this were ever true, what is the nature and reality of homesteading in the media-saturated, hyper-connected 21st century? For seven years Philip Ackerman-Leist and his wife, Erin, lived without electricity or running water in an old cabin in the beautiful but remote hills of western New England. Slowly forging their own farm and homestead, they took inspiration from their experiences among the mountain farmers of the Tirolean Alps and were guided by their Vermont neighbors, who taught them about what it truly means to live sustainably in the postmodern homestead--not only to survive, but to thrive in a fragmented landscape and a fractured economy. Up Tunket Road is the inspiring true story of a young couple who embraced the joys of simple living while also acknowledging its frustrations and complexities. Ackerman-Leist writes with humor about the inevitable foibles of setting up life off the grid--from hauling frozen laundry uphill to getting locked in the henhouse by their ox. But he also weaves an instructive narrative that contemplates the future of simple living. His is not a how-to guide, but something much richer and more important--a tale of discovery that will resonate with readers who yearn for a better, more meaningful life, whether they live in the city, country, or somewhere in between.

Make Your Place

Make Your Place

Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills

  • Author: Raleigh Briggs
  • Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
  • ISBN: 1621061914
  • Category: House & Home
  • Page: 128
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Raleigh Briggs teaches us how to craft a sustainable domestic life without relying on smelly, toxic, expensive consumer products. And it's not as hard as we may think! This hand written and drawn book of charming tutorials is both fun and accessible. It's full of simple skills that anyone can and should learn. From creating tinctures and salves to concocting all-natural cleaners and body products to gardening basics, this book is great for anyone looking to live more simply, create a comfortable nest, and truly do it yourself.

Depression 2.0

Depression 2.0

Creative Strategies for Tough Economic Times

  • Author: Cletus Nelson
  • Publisher: Feral House
  • ISBN: 1934170062
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 207
  • View: 3571
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A practical, empowering guide for individuals and families trying to navigate in a volatile economy where lost jobs, a straining infrastructure and the potential escalation of crime and despair could change daily lives in fundamental ways. Addressing all the questions and anxieties troubling people in times of depression, Nelson makes clear that during chaotic economic times opportunities abound and people can reconstitute their lives in sustainable and meaningful ways.

Grow Great Grub

Grow Great Grub

Organic Food from Small Spaces

  • Author: Gayla Trail
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780307452016
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 208
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The urban gardening authority from YouGrowGirl.com counsels home gardeners on how to grow one's own food in limited spaces, providing coverage of such topics as container plants, organic pest control and preserving home-grown foods. Original.

Making It

Making It

Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World

  • Author: Kelly Coyne,Erik Knutzen
  • Publisher: Rodale Books
  • ISBN: 1609613880
  • Category: House & Home
  • Page: 320
  • View: 883
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Spending money is the last thing anyone wants to do right now. We are in the midst of a massive cultural shift away from consumerism and toward a vibrant and very active countermovement that has been thriving on the outskirts for quite some time—do-it-yourselfers who make frugal, homemade living hip are challenging the notion that true wealth has anything to do with money. In Making It, Coyne and Knutzen, who are at the forefront of this movement, provide readers with all the tools they need for this radical shift in home economics. The projects range from simple to ambitious and include activities done in the home, in the garden, and out in the streets. With step-by-step instructions for a wide range of projects—from growing food in an apartment and building a ninety-nine-cent solar oven to creating safe, effective laundry soap for pennies a gallon and fishing in urban waterways—Making It will be the go-to source for post-consumer living activities that are fun, inexpensive, and eminently doable. Within hours of buying this book, readers will be able to start transitioning into a creative, sustainable mode of living that is not just a temporary fad but a cultural revolution.

The Backyard Homestead

The Backyard Homestead

  • Author: Carleen Madigan
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781603421386
  • Category: House & Home
  • Page: 367
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Suggests organic methods for growing plants and raising animals on a small plot of land, explains how to determine the proper times for planting, and provides tips for using and preserving food.

The Integral Urban House: Self Reliant Living in the City

The Integral Urban House: Self Reliant Living in the City

  • Author: Sim Van Der Ryn,Helga Olkowski,Tom Javits,Farallones Institute
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781897408162
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 508
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In this comprehensive guide, a completely sustainable urban lifestyle is achieved by creating a mini-ecosystem where residents grow their own fruits and vegetables, raise chickens, rabbits, and fish, recycle 90 percent of their waste, and use a variety of other alternative technologies--all on a 1/8-acre city lot.

Fresh Food from Small Spaces

Fresh Food from Small Spaces

The Square-inch Gardener's Guide to Year-round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting

  • Author: R. J. Ruppenthal
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ISBN: 160358028X
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 178
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Books on container gardening have been wildly popular with urban and suburban readers, but until now, there has been no comprehensive "how-to" guide for growing fresh food in the absence of open land. Fresh Food from Small Spaces fills the gap as a practical, comprehensive, and downright fun guide to growing food in small spaces. It provides readers with the knowledge and skills necessary to produce their own fresh vegetables, mushrooms, sprouts, and fermented foods as well as to raise bees and chickens—all without reliance on energy-intensive systems like indoor lighting and hydroponics. Readers will learn how to transform their balconies and windowsills into productive vegetable gardens, their countertops and storage lockers into commercial-quality sprout and mushroom farms, and their outside nooks and crannies into whatever they can imagine, including sustainable nurseries for honeybees and chickens. Free space for the city gardener might be no more than a cramped patio, balcony, rooftop, windowsill, hanging rafter, dark cabinet, garage, or storage area, but no space is too small or too dark to raise food. With this book as a guide, people living in apartments, condominiums, townhouses, and single-family homes will be able to grow up to 20 percent of their own fresh food using a combination of traditional gardening methods and space-saving techniques such as reflected lighting and container "terracing." Those with access to yards can produce even more. Author R. J. Ruppenthal worked on an organic vegetable farm in his youth, but his expertise in urban and indoor gardening has been hard-won through years of trial-and-error experience. In the small city homes where he has lived, often with no more than a balcony, windowsill, and countertop for gardening, Ruppenthal and his family have been able to eat at least some homegrown food 365 days per year. In an era of declining resources and environmental disruption, Ruppenthal shows that even urban dwellers can contribute to a rebirth of local, fresh foods.

The Nourishing Homestead

The Nourishing Homestead

One Back-to-the-Land Family’s Plan for Cultivating Soil, Skills, and Spirit

  • Author: Ben Hewitt,Penny Hewitt
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603585516
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 352
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Drawing on the authors' own experiences in Vermont, shares practical advice on building a sustainable homestead from the ground up and launching a small-scale farming operation.

Farm City

Farm City

The Education of an Urban Farmer

  • Author: Novella Carpenter
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN: 9780143117285
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 276
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Urban and rural collide in this wry, inspiring memoir of a woman who turned avacant lot in downtown Oakland into a thriving farm.

Homegrown & Handmade

Homegrown & Handmade

A Practical Guide to More Self-reliant Living

  • Author: Deborah Niemann
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • ISBN: 177142236X
  • Category: House & Home
  • Page: 336
  • View: 6614
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A modern approach to homesteading—no farm required Food recalls, dubious health claims, scary and shocking ingredients in health and beauty products. Our increasingly industrialized supply system is becoming more difficult to navigate, more frightening, and more frustrating, leaving us feeling stuck choosing in many cases between the lesser of several evils. Author Deborah Niemann offers healthier, more empowering choices, by showing us how to reclaim links in our food and purchasing chains, to make choices that are healthier for our families, ourselves, and our planet. In this fully updated and revised edition of Homegrown and Handmade, Deborah shows how making things from scratch and growing some of your own food can help you eliminate artificial ingredients from your diet, reduce your carbon footprint, and create a more authentic life. Whether your goal is increasing your self-reliance or becoming a full-fledged homesteader, it’s packed with answers and solutions to help you rediscover traditional skills, take control of your food from seed to plate, and much more. This comprehensive guide to food and fiber from scratch proves that attitude and knowledge is more important than acreage. Written from the perspective of a successful, self-taught modern homesteader, this well-illustrated, practical, and accessible manual will appeal to anyone who dreams of a more empowered life. Deborah Niemann presents and teaches extensively on topics ranging from soapmaking to livestock care. She and her family raise livestock for meat, eggs and dairy products, while an organic garden and orchard provide fruit and vegetables. Deborah is also the author of Raising Goats Naturally.