A Backyard Guide to Growing your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More

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Who doesn't want to shrink their carbon footprint, save money, and eat homegrown food whenever possible? Even readers who are very much on the grid will embrace this large, fully-illustrated guide on the basics of living the good, clean life. From what to eat to supporting sustainable restaurants to avoiding dry cleaning, this book offers information on anything a homesteader needs--and more. It's written with country lovers in mind--even those who currently live in the city.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., [2009], ©2009
ISBN: 9781602397477
Branch Call Number: 640 Ho
Description: v, 456 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 23 x 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Gehring, Abigail R.


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abkeller Nov 22, 2012

Homesteading is extremely relevant, as we pursue our efforts to adopt a more “green” lifestyle on a worldwide scale. The reader will find a host of useful ideas in this book, ranging from growing your own food, canning fruits and vegetables, smoking meats, designing and erecting wind turbines, the art of keeping bees, constructing poultry houses and even solar and thermal heating systems. Photographs and designs will spark the reader’s imagination and, hopefully, lead to a better and cleaner Earth for us all.


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