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The City Homesteader: Self-Sufficiency on Any Square Footage

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ISBN13: 9780762440856
ISBN10: 0762440856
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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 moreThe 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.

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"Whether readers want to simply grow some basil for pesto in a window box outside their apartment or build their own chicken coop, former Organic Gardening editor-in-chief Meyer (Grow Your Own Giant Sequoia) shows city-dwellers how to enjoy fresh herbs and farm-fresh produce without owning an acreage-or even a yard. Under Meyer's tutelage, readers will learn how to make homemade cheese and yogurt, grow a litany of herbs and preserve them for use throughout the year, compost with confidence, and more, all with minimal investments of time or money. Urban homesteaders with a little more green space and gumption will appreciate tips on beekeeping (including a DIY beehive) and rabbit-raising, but the vast majority of the book is centered around practical, useful applications like homemade pickles and green tips such as using baking soda to clean tubs and toilets, and how to make your own flystrips (duct tape and honey or maple syrup). Even if readers never get around to building that chicken coop or take up goat herding (stick with females; males can get loud and stinky) they're sure to find a couple useful applications in this concise and readable guide to getting the most green out of small spaces. "
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Scott Meyer is a former editor of Organic Gardening for Rodale, and a frequent writer of all varieties of do-it-yourself. He lives in the Philadelphia suburbs.

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Felix, January 6, 2012 (view all comments by Felix)
we're all more aware of our footprints on the planet -
and the muck, slag and general mess we usually help create...

see: http://www. ecologicalfootprint.org /FAQ.html

also see: Herman Daly's life and invention of ecological economics.

what Scott Meyer has done - building on his own years as an urban homesteader and editor/writer - is to give us all useful tips (for use in 2 bedroom apartments, townhouses, single-wide trailers, studio apartments or shared group quarters with only a tiny patch of soil out back) to live more economically, use more of nature's free gifts - like oxygen and clean water - and make our destructive footprints smaller.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780762440856
Author:
Meyer, Scott
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Subject:
General Reference
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sustainable living
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 8 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Whether readers want to simply grow some basil for pesto in a window box outside their apartment or build their own chicken coop, former Organic Gardening editor-in-chief Meyer (Grow Your Own Giant Sequoia) shows city-dwellers how to enjoy fresh herbs and farm-fresh produce without owning an acreage-or even a yard. Under Meyer's tutelage, readers will learn how to make homemade cheese and yogurt, grow a litany of herbs and preserve them for use throughout the year, compost with confidence, and more, all with minimal investments of time or money. Urban homesteaders with a little more green space and gumption will appreciate tips on beekeeping (including a DIY beehive) and rabbit-raising, but the vast majority of the book is centered around practical, useful applications like homemade pickles and green tips such as using baking soda to clean tubs and toilets, and how to make your own flystrips (duct tape and honey or maple syrup). Even if readers never get around to building that chicken coop or take up goat herding (stick with females; males can get loud and stinky) they're sure to find a couple useful applications in this concise and readable guide to getting the most green out of small spaces. "
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