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Spending money is the last thing anyone wants to do right now. We are in the midst of a massive cultural shift away from consumerism and toward a vibrant and very active counter-movement that has been thriving on the outskirts for quite some time — do-it-yourselfers who make frugal, homemade living hip are challenging the notion that true wealth has anything to do with money. In Making It, Coyne and Knutzen, who are at the forefront of this movement, provide readers with all the tools they need for this radical shift in home economics.

The projects range from simple to ambitious and include activities done in the home, in the garden,

and out in the streets. With step-by-step instructions for a wide range of projects — from growing food in an apartment and building a ninety-nine-cent solar oven to creating safe, effective laundry soap for pennies a gallon and fishing in urban waterways — Making It will be the go-to source for post-consumer living activities that are fun, inexpensive, and eminently doable. Within hours of buying this book, readers will be able to start transitioning into a creative, sustainable mode of living that is not just a temporary fad but a cultural revolution.

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With step-by-step instructions for a variety of ecologically sound projects — from growing food in an apartment to building a 99-cent solar oven — Making It will be the go-to source for post-consumer living activities that are fun, inexpensive, and eminently doable.

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If you have ever wondered how to grow vegetables in an apartment, build a chicken coop, homebrew beer, or make your own soap from scratch — this book is for you.

The essential guide to becoming a producer instead of a consumer, Making It is full of simple, ingenious projects for your home, your garden, and even your fire escape.

About the Author

Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen grow food, keep chickens, brew, bike, bake, and plot revolution from their 1/12-acre farm in the heart of Los Angeles. They are the keepers of the popular DIY blog, Homegrown Evolution, and the authors of The Urban Homestead, which the New York Times describes as “home economics as our greatgrandparents knew it…the contemporary bible on the subject.”

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Firefly, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by Firefly)
I've been following the author's blog for years, loved their first book (The Urban Homestead), and couldn't wait for this one to come out! Unlike many books that you read once and then put on your bookshelf, Making It is one of those books that you keep using over and over again. It's also one of those rare books that is geared toward people of all skill/"green" levels, as it contains projects that range from the simple to the complex. From things like natural shampoo alternatives to foraging, from making vinegar to beginning beekeeping, there's a project in here for everyone.
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Rallen, July 20, 2011 (view all comments by Rallen)
This book is absolutely the book of my dreams! I had been so inspired by another book, Radical Homemakers by Shannon Hayes, which is full of the reasoning behind adopting a post-consumer, sustainable lifestyle but I needed some instruction on the practical things I could do to start moving in that direction. Making It is PERFECT. It's easy to read, thorough but not overkill, and lovely to look at. Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen are the real deal. What a treasure!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781605294629
Author:
Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen
Publisher:
Rodale Books
Author:
Coyne, Kelly
Author:
Knutzen, Erik
Author:
Erik, Knutzen
Subject:
Sustainable living
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110426
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.13 x 7.50 in

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"Synopsis" by , With step-by-step instructions for a variety of ecologically sound projects — from growing food in an apartment to building a 99-cent solar oven — Making It will be the go-to source for post-consumer living activities that are fun, inexpensive, and eminently doable.
"Synopsis" by , If you have ever wondered how to grow vegetables in an apartment, build a chicken coop, homebrew beer, or make your own soap from scratch — this book is for you.

The essential guide to becoming a producer instead of a consumer, Making It is full of simple, ingenious projects for your home, your garden, and even your fire escape.

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