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The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City

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ISBN13: 9781934170014
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From the creators of the urban homestead blog HomeGrownEvolution.com comes this thorough and accessible manual to self-sufficient city living. Whatever your desired skill — beekeeping, dumpster diving, greywater, vermiculture, lacto-fermentation, etc. — you're almost certain to find it here, along with countless others you probably hadn't even considered!
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The Urban Homesteadis the essential handbook for a fast-growing new movement: urbanites are becoming gardeners and farmers. Rejecting both end-times hand wringing and dewy-eyed faith that technology will save us from ourselves, urban homesteaders choose instead to act. By growing their own food and harnessing natural energy, they are planting seeds for the future of our cities.

If you would like to harvest your own vegetables, raise city chickens, or convert to solar energy, this practical, hands-on book is full of step-by-step projects that will get you started homesteading immediately, whether you live in an apartment or a house. It is also a guidebook to the larger movement and will point you to the best books and Internet resources on self-sufficiency topics.

Projects include:

  • How to grow food on a patio or balcony
  • How to clean your house without toxins
  • How to preserve food
  • How to cook with solar energy
  • How to divert your grey water to your garden
  • How to choose the best homestead for you

Written by city dwellers for city dwellers, this illustrated, smartly designed, two-color instruction book proposes a paradigm shift that will improve our lives, our community, and our planet. Authors Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen happily farm in Los Angeles and run the urban homestead blog www.homegrownrevolution.org.

Synopsis:

Time for urbanites to get their hands dirty and love it!

About the Author

Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen are creators of the blog homegrownrevolution.org, a green living and self-sufficiency resource for urbanites. They contribute regularly to Daniel Pinchbeck's new online magazine, realitysandwich.com. They live in Los Angeles.

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blbarrett, January 13, 2009 (view all comments by blbarrett)
Loaned by a friend, found this book to be very useful and informative. Many of the ideas are usable even for a novice. Gardening here in my state is always a bit of a challenge but the container gardening information has inspired me to give it a try and I look forward to harnessing the use of our gray water. I found the resource section to be a little light on regional suggestions and would like to see more information about local county extension services.
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I often check a book out of the library first, before I buy. I am looking for this book at my local library. Why is it hard to find?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781934170014
Subtitle:
Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City
Author:
Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen
Author:
Coyne, Kelly
Author:
Knutzen, Erik
Publisher:
Process
Subject:
General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
General House & Home
Subject:
Sustainable living
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - Energy Efficient
Subject:
Cleaning & Caretaking - Household Hints
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Home economics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Process Self-reliance Series
Publication Date:
20080601
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
110 BandW illustrations
Pages:
330
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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From the creators of the urban homestead blog HomeGrownEvolution.com comes this thorough and accessible manual to self-sufficient city living. Whatever your desired skill — beekeeping, dumpster diving, greywater, vermiculture, lacto-fermentation, etc. — you're almost certain to find it here, along with countless others you probably hadn't even considered!

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Time for urbanites to get their hands dirty and love it!
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