The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading

The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading Author Nicole Faires
ISBN-10 161608135X
Release 2011
Pages 584
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A complete guide to sustainable living covers buying land, purifying water, logging for building materials, herbal medicine, pottery, sewing, canning, gardening, animal husbandry and much more, in a book with 400 illustrations, including 200 in color, as well as plenty of checklists and diagrams. Original. 10,000 first printing.



Keeping Chickens with Ashley English

Keeping Chickens with Ashley English Author Ashley English
ISBN-10 1600594905
Release 2010
Pages 135
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Chickens have left the farm and made themselves at home in neighborhoods everywhere. English presents the perfect beginner's guide to raising chickens.



Homesteading in the 21st Century

Homesteading in the 21st Century Author George Nash
ISBN-10 9781600852961
Release 2011
Pages 410
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A pair of accomplished homesteaders explain how to create a more self-sufficient home in either a rural or urban setting--from keeping chickens to growing a garden to brewing beer--in a book with 180 full-color photos and 50 drawings. Original.



The Ultimate Guide to Natural Farming and Sustainable Living

The Ultimate Guide to Natural Farming and Sustainable Living Author Nicole Faires
ISBN-10 1634502817
Release 2016-01-05
Pages 224
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A beautiful, comprehensive guide to going green and living sustainably. Permaculture is an important but often misunderstood method of growing food and building homes in a manner that works with nature, rather than against it, to create beautiful, healthy, and useful gardens. Blending ecology, organic agriculture, green home design, appropriate technology, and biology can be confusing and overwhelming, but The Ultimate Guide to Natural Farming and Sustainable Living simplifies this vast field for practical application. This is a hands-on guide, taking the beginner through each step of the design process, so that anyone can apply permaculture principles to his or her life. While the principles are simple, the in-depth topics cover every aspect of permaculture, including: • building green homes and passive solar design • growing edible plant communities and forest gardens • using no-till and natural farming methods • creating microclimates for extended growing seasons • raising livestock with ecological foraging techniques This is a common-sense approach to sustainable living that creates a self-sufficient and low-effort home for the people that live there, whether in the city or the country. The Ultimate Guide to Natural Farming and Sustainable Living isn’t a philosophy book or a dissertation on theory. It is a step-by-step, complete guide to every aspect of permaculture.



Ultimate Guide to Self Reliant Living The

Ultimate Guide to Self Reliant Living  The Author Jay Cassell
ISBN-10 9781628735581
Release 2013-12-13
Pages 800
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Being a homesteader today may seem difficult; the world is full of so many gadgets and conveniences, many of which most of us consider necessary to live a full and happy life. In this collection, edited and arranged by Jay Cassell, you’ll see that going off the grid, adapting to your surroundings, and depending on yourself and your land is really not as challenging as one may think. With the information and tips you learn in this book, you’ll easily find success as a modern-day homesteader. The essays featured in The Ultimate Guide to Self-Reliant Living were written by some of today’s most respected outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen, nature enthusiasts, agricultural professionals, and successful homesteaders. Through the information on these pages, you will learn the best techniques and approaches concerning: Hunting, fishing, and trappingForagingGrowing and preparing your own foodAnimal husbandryLiving off the gridBuilding barns and outbuildingsGreen livingCountry skillsAlternative energy, such as solar panels and windmillsPrimitive survival skills, such as making fires and finding shelter



The Ultimate Guide to Urban Farming

The Ultimate Guide to Urban Farming Author Nicole Faires
ISBN-10 9781510703933
Release 2016-11-15
Pages 304
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How to maximize your food production in an urban environment. The idea of bringing agriculture into the city has been promoted by many on both sides of the political fence: proponents of sustainability and prevention of climate change as well as those who worry about government and social instability. To address the urgent need for a shift in the way our food is produced, The Ultimate Guide to Urban Farming offers a practical education in everything there is to know about city agriculture: how to grow a lot of food in any kind of urban living situation, from apartment to full-scale commercial venture. Subjects covered include: • Small scale vs. large scale agriculture • The economic, social, health, and environmental impacts of urban farming • Making the most of the space available • The latest technologies and developments in agriculture, including: hydroponics, vertical gardening, and aquaponics • Case studies and design concerns for community-based farming • The best plant species for cities and seasons • Beekeeping and small animals • Commercial agriculture and the business side of farming in a city environment This comprehensive guide will introduce readers to the rewarding possibilities of growing their own food, as well as dispel the falsehood that says we need faraway factory farms to produce everything we eat.



A Year of Picnics

A Year of Picnics Author Ashley English
ISBN-10 9781611802153
Release 2017
Pages 240
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Everyone loves picnicking--dining in the great outdoors, cozied up on blankets, and surrounded by the beauty of the natural world. Now imagine doing it year-round, where the setting speaks to the foods served, and you've got A Year of Picnics! Savor good food and good company while lounging beneath the shady canopy of trees or under the sparkle of a starry sky. With just a picnic blanket and a little inspiration, you can transform mealtimes into an opportunity to relax, connect, and enjoy the outdoors. A Year of Picnics presents everything you need to picnic through the seasons, with over 70 picnic-perfect recipes, tips on selecting your location, advice for packing your basket, and creative ideas for outdoor activities. Through 20 themed picnics--celebrate the bounty of summer produce with a Table to Farm Picnic or revel in the colors of autumn with a Falling Leaves Picnic--you'll discover the ways food can be elevated by your surroundings. From mountaintops to meadows, rooftops to formal gardens, let your picnicking take you to new places.



Urban Homesteading

Urban Homesteading Author Rachel Kaplan
ISBN-10 9781626368507
Release 2013-12-13
Pages 304
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The urban homesteading movement is spreading rapidly across the nation. Urban Homesteading is the perfect "back-to-the-land" guide for urbanites who want to reduce their impact on the environment. Full of practical information, as well as inspiring stories from people already living the urban homesteading life, this colorful guide is an approachable guide to learning to live more ecologically in the city. The book embraces the core concepts of localization (providing our basic needs close to where we live), self-reliance (re-learning that food comes from the ground, not the grocery store; learning to do things ourselves), and sustainability (giving back at least as much as we take). Readers will find concise how-to information that they can immediately set into practice, from making solar cookers to growing tomatoes in a barrel to raising chickens in small spaces to maintaining mental serenity in the fast-paced city environment. Full of beautiful full-color photographs and illustrations, and plenty of step-by-step instructions, this is a must-have handbook for city folk with a passion for the simple life.



The Ultimate Guide to Old Fashioned Country Skills

The Ultimate Guide to Old Fashioned Country Skills Author Abigail R. Gehring
ISBN-10 9781629142982
Release 2014-08-05
Pages 800
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Whether you’re a suburbanite looking to live more simply or a die-hard homesteader interested in taking your garden to the next level, this guide is packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, vintage photographs and illustrations, and time-honored wisdom—creating one of the most comprehensive books on country skills available. This book is compiled of tested and practical experience passed down from generations of farmers and homesteaders. Here readers can learn about: Creating a vegetable garden Canning and preserving Keeping poultry Soap making Natural medicine Bridge building Farm mechanics Crop rotation Cattle and dairying The basics of beekeeping Foraging for wild food Fertilizing, soils, drainage, and irrigation Building a barn And much, much more! Success comes to the person who works the most efficiently—not simply the person who works the hardest. Learn invaluable advice and tips for how to create a sustainable lifestyle and live off the land.



The Urban Homestead

The Urban Homestead Author Kelly Coyne
ISBN-10 9781934170106
Release 2010
Pages 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.



Home Dairy with Ashley English

Home Dairy with Ashley English Author Ashley English
ISBN-10 1454708395
Release 2013-11-01
Pages 136
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This book guides you through all of the fundamentals while also explaining the why's and how's involved with home dairy. Learn the tools of the trade, so you can have your kitchen stocked and ready. Find out how to select the best possible ingredients, favouring seasonal, organic and local options when possible. Learn the essentials through five topic-specific primers: Cheese, Yogurt, Butter & Ghee, Cultured Dairy Products and Ice Cream. Each primer offers need-to-know information, troubleshooting tips and recipes with variation ideas. Create delicious compound butters infused with herbs, spices, fruits and more. Craft your own healthful yogurt or kefir with beneficial probiotics. Amaze family and friends (and yourself!) with a platter of homemade cheeses, from creamy chèvre and tangy, salt-brined feta to classic cheddar and fragrant gorgonzola. Top it all off with an assortment of ice cream recipes tailored specifically to each season. The author then also offers her unique spin on home dairy with her own roster of seasonal recipes using some of the preceding dairy goods. You get 40 tested recipes in all: 6 butter & ghee + 6 cultured + 13 cheese + 5 ice cream + 10 recipes to incorporate your dairy goods. The book features numerous profiles of real people who embrace home dairy techniques for different reasons. Gorgeous photos of dairy animals, seasonal ingredients and completed recipes provide a feast for the eyes.



Handmade Gatherings

Handmade Gatherings Author Ashley English
ISBN-10 1611800560
Release 2014
Pages 258
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Provides creative suggestions for festive and flavorful hosting, sharing 16 seasonally themed party outlines that detail foods, decorations, crafts and activities.



The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living Author Abigail R. Gehring
ISBN-10 9781628732191
Release 2011-10-26
Pages 896
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Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this might just be the most comprehensive guide to back to basics living ever published. Fans of Back to Basics, Homesteading, and Self-Sufficiency have been asking for a one-stop resource for all the subjects covered in that successful series. In response, Gehring has compiled a massive, beautifully presented, single volume that covers canning and preserving, keeping chickens, fermenting, soap-making, how to generate your own energy, how to build a log cabin, natural medicine, cheese-making, maple sugaring, farm mechanics, and much, much more. Whether you own one hundred acres or rent a studio apartment in the city, this book has plenty of ideas to inspire you. Learn how to build a log cabin or how to craft handmade paper; find out how to install a solar panel on your roof or brew your own tea from dried herbs; Cure a ham, bake a loaf of bread, or brew your own beer. This book has something for everyone.



The Ultimate Guide to Urban Farming

The Ultimate Guide to Urban Farming Author Nicole Faires
ISBN-10 9781510703933
Release 2016-11-15
Pages 304
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How to maximize your food production in an urban environment. The idea of bringing agriculture into the city has been promoted by many on both sides of the political fence: proponents of sustainability and prevention of climate change as well as those who worry about government and social instability. To address the urgent need for a shift in the way our food is produced, The Ultimate Guide to Urban Farming offers a practical education in everything there is to know about city agriculture: how to grow a lot of food in any kind of urban living situation, from apartment to full-scale commercial venture. Subjects covered include: • Small scale vs. large scale agriculture • The economic, social, health, and environmental impacts of urban farming • Making the most of the space available • The latest technologies and developments in agriculture, including: hydroponics, vertical gardening, and aquaponics • Case studies and design concerns for community-based farming • The best plant species for cities and seasons • Beekeeping and small animals • Commercial agriculture and the business side of farming in a city environment This comprehensive guide will introduce readers to the rewarding possibilities of growing their own food, as well as dispel the falsehood that says we need faraway factory farms to produce everything we eat.



The Backyard Homestead

The Backyard Homestead Author Carleen Madigan
ISBN-10 9781603425148
Release 2009-02-11
Pages 368
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This comprehensive guide to homesteading provides all the information you need to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of grains and vegetables; raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy; and keep honey bees for your sweeter days. With easy-to-follow instructions on canning, drying, and pickling, you’ll enjoy your backyard bounty all winter long.



The Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

The Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook Author John Schaeffer
ISBN-10 0930031822
Release 1996
Pages 693
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Covers power, conservation, and gear.



All You Need Is Less

All You Need Is Less Author Madeleine Somerville
ISBN-10 9781936740796
Release 2014
Pages 266
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"All You Need is Less is about realistically adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle without either losing your mind from the soul-destroying guilt of using a plastic bag because you forgot your reusable ones in the trunk of your car (again), or becoming a preachy know-it-all whom everyone loathes from the tips of her organically-shampooed hair to the toes of her naturally sourced recycled sandals. It's all gotten kind of complicated, hasn't it? These days you're not 'green' enough unless you quit your day job and devote your entire life to attaining an entirely carbon neutral lifestyle or throw out all of your possessions and replace them with their new 'green' alternatives. This whole eco-friendly thing seems to have devolved into a horrific cycle of guilt,shaming and one-upping, and as a result people are becoming exhausted and getting annoyed and, oh my god, we are living in a world where one of my grocery bags says 'This reusable bag makes me better than you.' It doesn't have to be this way. It is possible to take easy baby-steps towards a more earth-friendly lifestyle without stress, guilt, or judgy eco-shaming. Top eco blogger Madeleine Somerville is here with really original ideas on how to save money and the planet. Her ideas are even fun! Somerville has emerged as the voice of reason on urban homesteading that is stress-free, sanity-based and above all do-able"--