The City Homesteader

The City Homesteader

Self-sufficiency on Any Square Footage

Book - 2011
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The City Homesteader is the handbook for the world of self-sufficient living. It's about living tangibly in a virtual world. It's about being resourceful, saving money, reducing consumption, and increasing self-reliance. Join the many who are raising backyard chickens in the city and tilling their side yards: tapping into natural energy, managing homes more efficiently, and getting back to the earth.

Explore the homesteading arts: gardening on small and large scales, raising dwarf fruit trees, sprouting grains, smoking meats and fish, grinding grains for flour, making cheese, making wine, cellaring, heating without fossil fuel, harvesting rainwater, composting, and much more The City Homesteader provides all the basics, including how to find supplies and step-by-step instructions that make it easy to follow along. Original illustrations throughout help you create your very own homestead on any piece of earth.

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Running Press, [2011], ©2011
ISBN: 9780762440856
Branch Call Number: 630.91732 Me
Description: 272 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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Aug 11, 2012

I'm not a fan of the book format, it's laid out like newspaper columns 2 to a page instead of just going from side to side of the page, not a natural reading flow.

The information is well presented and there were a lot of "little tips" to take note of that will be put to good use.

Planting information was subjective, author suggested which varieties were the 'best tasting' But a nice variety of plants.

carcon59 Jul 07, 2011

Simple, fun, easy-to-follow guide on city gardening


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