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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
  • View: 1988
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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.

Mini Farming

Mini Farming

Self Sufficiency on a 1/4 Acre

  • Author: Brett L. Markham
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • ISBN: 1602399840
  • Category: House & Home
  • Page: 227
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Start a mini farm on a quarter acre or less and provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income."

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.

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: N.A
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
  • ISBN: 1450431097
  • Category:
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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!

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.

Top-Bar Beekeeping

Top-Bar Beekeeping

Organic Practices for Honeybee Health

  • Author: Les Crowder,Heather Harrell
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603584625
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 192
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In recent years beekeepers have had to face tremendous challenges, from pests such as varroa and tracheal mites and from the mysterious but even more devastating phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Yet in backyards and on rooftops all over the world, bees are being raised successfully, even without antibiotics, miticides, or other chemical inputs.More and more organically minded beekeepers are now using top-bar hives, in which the shape of the interior resembles a hollow log. Long lasting and completely biodegradable, a topbar hive made of untreated wood allows bees to build comb naturally rather than simply filling prefabricated foundation frames in a typical box hive with added supers. Top-bar hives yield slightly less honey but produce more beeswax than a typical Langstroth box hive. Regular hive inspection and the removal of old combs helps to keep bees healthier and naturally disease-free. Top-Bar Beekeeping provides complete information on hive management and other aspects of using these innovative hives. All home and hobbyist beekeepers who have the time and interest in keeping bees intensively should consider the natural, low-stress methods outlined in this book. It will also appeal to home orchardists, gardeners, and permaculture practitioners who look to bees for pollination as well as honey or beeswax.

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.

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
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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.

Farm City

Farm City

The Education of an Urban Farmer

  • Author: Novella Carpenter
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101060179
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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Urban and rural collide in this wry, inspiring memoir of a woman who turned a vacant lot in downtown Oakland into a thriving farm Novella Carpenter loves cities-the culture, the crowds, the energy. At the same time, she can't shake the fact that she is the daughter of two back-to-the-land hippies who taught her to love nature and eat vegetables. Ambivalent about repeating her parents' disastrous mistakes, yet drawn to the idea of backyard self-sufficiency, Carpenter decided that it might be possible to have it both ways: a homegrown vegetable plot as well as museums, bars, concerts, and a twenty-four-hour convenience mart mere minutes away. Especially when she moved to a ramshackle house in inner city Oakland and discovered a weed-choked, garbage-strewn abandoned lot next door. She closed her eyes and pictured heirloom tomatoes, a beehive, and a chicken coop. What started out as a few egg-laying chickens led to turkeys, geese, and ducks. Soon, some rabbits joined the fun, then two three-hundred-pound pigs. And no, these charming and eccentric animals weren't pets; she was a farmer, not a zookeeper. Novella was raising these animals for dinner. Novella Carpenter's corner of downtown Oakland is populated by unforgettable characters. Lana (anal spelled backward, she reminds us) runs a speakeasy across the street and refuses to hurt even a fly, let alone condone raising turkeys for Thanksgiving. Bobby, the homeless man who collects cars and car parts just outside the farm, is an invaluable neighborhood concierge. The turkeys, Harold and Maude, tend to escape on a daily basis to cavort with the prostitutes hanging around just off the highway nearby. Every day on this strange and beautiful farm, urban meets rural in the most surprising ways. For anyone who has ever grown herbs on their windowsill, tomatoes on their fire escape, or obsessed over the offerings at the local farmers' market, Carpenter's story will capture your heart. And if you've ever considered leaving it all behind to become a farmer outside the city limits, or looked at the abandoned lot next door with a gleam in your eye, consider this both a cautionary tale and a full-throated call to action. Farm City is an unforgettably charming memoir, full of hilarious moments, fascinating farmers' tips, and a great deal of heart. It is also a moving meditation on urban life versus the natural world and what we have given up to live the way we do.

The Essential Urban Farmer

The Essential Urban Farmer

  • Author: Novella Carpenter,Willow Rosenthal
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101559322
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 592
  • View: 4786
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The "how-to" guide for a new generation of farmers from the author of Farm City and a leading urban garden educator. In this indispensable guide, Farm City author Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal share their experience as successful urban farmers and provide practical blueprints-complete with rich visual material-for novice and experienced growers looking to bring the principles of ethical food to the city streets. The Essential Urban Farmer guides readers from day one to market day, advising on how to find the perfect site, design a landscape, and cultivate crops. For anyone who has ever grown herbs on windowsills, or tomatoes on fire escapes, this is an invaluable volume with the potential to change our menus, our health, and our cities forever.

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.

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.

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: 2191
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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.

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.

10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget

10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget

  • Author: The Writers of Wise Bread
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1626368929
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 352
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Filled with savvy tips on how to live, eat, shop, and have fun on a small budget, 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget is a compilation of the juiciest tips from the #1 personal finance blog WiseBread.com, including: 9 Ways to See the World For Free 12 Ways to Live Rent or Mortgage Free 6 Steps to Eliminating Your Debt Painlessly 7 Ways to Score Free Food Bulk Buying 101 10 Killer Ways to Feel Like a Million Bucks 6 Horrible Financial Products to Avoid 7 Beauty Secrets that Cost Almost Nothing 50 Ways to Get the Most Out of Health Care 12 Fabulous Frugal Party Ideas Too many frugal living books focus on the negative, throwing around words such as "sacrifice" and "responsibility" like there was a fire sale at the Boring Store. But the writers at Wise Bread believe the key to financial wellness isn't a ramen-eating, vacation-skipping, fun-depriving life. Far from it. The best way to ensure that readers will stick to a budget is to help them create a lifestyle that is as much fun as it is practical.

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
  • View: 6230
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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.

Grow Great Grub

Grow Great Grub

Organic Food from Small Spaces

  • Author: Gayla Trail
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780307452016
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 208
  • View: 9777
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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.

Chick Days

Chick Days

An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens from Hatching to Laying

  • Author: Jenna Woginrich
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603427430
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 128
  • View: 2342
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Jenna Woginrich chronicles the life journey of three chickens (Amelia, Honey, and Tilda) from fluffy, newly hatched bundles to grown hens laying eggs of their own. As you watch these chickens grow, you’ll learn everything you need to know about chicken behavior, feeding, housing, and health care. This playfully informative guide will inspire you to confidently raise your own feathered flock.