The Essential Book of Homesteading

Author: Ashley English

Publisher: Lark Books (NC)

ISBN: 9781454710202

Category: Agriculture

Page: 368

View: 4499

In barnyards and backyards, on rooftops and in alleyways, a movement is happening--the modern homesteading movement. Whether it's growing a vegetable garden, tending chickens, or pickling cucumbers, people everywhere are taking charge of their own food supply. Renowned homesteader Ashley English gives newcomers her time-honored suggestions and inspiring advice on everything from preserving jams to whipping butter and keeping a hive of honeybees.

Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

Your Complete Guide to Living beyond the Grid with Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living

Author: John Schaeffer

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925792

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

View: 8506

What book would you want if you were stranded on a desert island? Widely regarded as the "bible" of off-grid living, Real Goods Solar Living Source Book might be your best choice. With over six hundred thousand copies in print worldwide, it is the most comprehensive resource available for anyone interested in lessening their environmental footprint or increasing their energy independence. The Solar Living Sourcebook, Fourteenth Edition is the ultimate guide to renewable energy, sustainable living, natural and green building, off-grid living, and alternative transportation, written by experts with decades of experience and a passion for sharing their knowledge. This fully revised and updated edition includes brand new sections on permaculture and urban homesteading and completely rewritten chapters on solar technology, sustainable transportation, and relocalization. It also boasts greatly expanded material on: Natural building Permaculture and biodynamics Electric and biofuel-powered vehicles Passive solar Solar water heating Grid-tie photovoltaic systems —plus maps, wiring diagrams, formulae, charts, electrical code, solar sizing worksheets, and much more. Whether you're a layperson or a professional, novice or longtime aficionado, the Sourcebook puts the latest research and information at your fingertips—everything you need to know to make sustainable living a reality. John Schaeffer is the president and founder of Real Goods—the foremost global source for tools and information on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living. Since 1978, through Real Goods, he has pioneered solar technology in North America, providing over one hundred and fifty megawatts of solar power and helping to solarize over eighteen thousand homes.

Making It

Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World

Author: Kelly Coyne,Erik Knutzen

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1609613880

Category: House & Home

Page: 320

View: 6327

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 countermovement 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.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-Sufficient Living

Author: Jerome D. Belanger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101152044

Category: House & Home

Page: 400

View: 2226

How to be green, save green, grow greens, even turn a thumb green. Self-sufficient living can mean a healthier life, a way to protect the earth, or a way to save money. This guide helps readers find their perfect degree of self reliance in the areas of food, shelter, energy, clothing, and more. For both the urban and rural dweller, it covers gardening, cooking from scratch, preserving food, raising livestock, keeping chickens, generating or supplementing energy, essential tools and equipment, foraging for wild foods, hunting, fishing, and trapping. ?Saving money in today's economy and self-sufficiency go hand-in-hand ?For the growing number of eco-friends considering self-sufficiency ?Existing books focus on either rural or urban self-sufficiency, but this covers both

The Wild Wisdom of Weeds

13 Essential Plants for Human Survival

Author: Katrina Blair

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603585168

Category: Cooking

Page: 358

View: 8880

The only book on foraging and edible weeds focuses on the 13 weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit.

Das grosse Buch der Selbstversorgung

Author: Dick Strawbridge,James Strawbridge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831018222

Category:

Page: 256

View: 5487

Die Autoren bewirtschaften eine Farm in Cornwall und geben praxisnahe Ratschläge und für eine universelle Selbstversorgung - von alternativen Energien bis zum Brotbacken. Auch Stadtbewohner finden nützliche Anregungen.

Backyard Farming: Homesteading

The Complete Guide to Self-Sufficiency

Author: Kim Pezza

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 1578265991

Category: House & Home

Page: 144

View: 704

Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here! Join the Backyard Farming Movement and Turn Your Home into a Homestead! Backyard Farming: Homesteading is your all-in-one guide to successfully turning your rural property, suburban home, or urban dwelling into a productive food oasis. Covering every topic from finding and developing the perfect property, as well as which produce and livestock combinations are easiest to start with, Homesteading takes the anxiety and guesswork out of enjoying the backyard farming revolution. Whether you have 100 acres of open land or just a small backyard or apartment terrace, Homesteading is the comprehensive primer for anyone looking to grow their own food. Including detailed instructions and informative photographs that help ensure your backyard farm is everything you want it to be, Homesteading walks you step by step through the process of planning and implementing your sustainable lifestyle. With Homesteading, you will: • Learn what to look for when considering properties for backyard farming • Learn how to develop the property you already own into a homestead, regardless of size and space • Find out which varieties of produce and livestock are easiest for a beginner • Learn how to preserve your harvest • Discover a variety of delicious recipes using produce from your own farm ...and many more tips to help you achieve success. More than ever, people everywhere are making a return to the farming lifestyle: Homestreading is your first big step to joining the growing movement of these homemakers looking to a healthier, happier way of life—and it starts right in your own backyard. Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, Backyard Farming provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Essential Wild Food Survival Guide

Author: Linda Runyon

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0936699108

Category: Cooking (Wild foods)

Page: 320

View: 8264

Full of data, charts, nutritional breakdowns, and a poisonous look-alike section, this guide discusses how to identify, gather, prepare, store, and enjoy an endlessly nutritious and renewable resource of wild, edible plants.

Synergy

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 7421


The Food Lover's Garden

Growing, Cooking, and Eating Well

Author: Jenni Blackmore

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1771422319

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 9826

Grow it, cook it, eat it! From the vegetable patch to the dinner table Put off by the origin-unknown, not-so-fresh, pesticide-laden offerings at the grocery store? Hungry for delicious high-quality veg and fragrant herbs, and looking to have some control over where your food comes from but never planted a seed in your life? Foodie meets gardener in this deliciously accessible, easy-to-use guide to growing, cooking, and preserving twenty-some popular, easy-to-grow vegetables and herbs. Taking the budding gardener from planting, growing and harvesting, to preparation of delicious, nutritious, and affordable meals, this book is a celebration of food in all its stages. The Food Lover’s Garden guides the reader through: • Getting started with easy step-by-step growing instructions from balcony to backyard • Simple, tasty recipes incorporating each vegetable and herb • Meal combinations of two or more of the featured dishes • Selecting essential kitchen tools and gadgets to maximize the harvest • Canning and pickling recipes to preserve the rest Beautifully illustrated with author’s water colour sketches and photographs from her garden, this book is perfect for the foodie and budding gardener—from the humble potato, to pungent garlic, to the beauty of the beet, classic staples take a delicious turn with novel, innovative recipes. Truly food for all seasons and palates. Foodies, new gardeners, urban homesteaders, and supporters of sustainable living—take back your right to high-quality food with The Food Lover’s Garden. Jenni Blackmore is a writer, painter, micro-farmer, and certified Permaculture Design Consultant. Her most recent book Permaculture for the Rest of Us follows her journey from industrial Manchester to Quackadoodle Farm, a sustainable homestead in Nova Scotia.

Quill & Quire

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Book industries and trade

Page: N.A

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Backyard Farming: Growing Garlic

The Complete Guide to Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Garlic.

Author: Kim Pezza

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 1578265096

Category: House & Home

Page: 128

View: 7408

Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here! Garlic is one of the most valuable and versatile additions you can make to your garden. Backyard Farming: Growing Garlic is your expert guide to successfully tending and harvesting garlic. Delicious when fresh and effortless to cure and preserve, garlic is a great choice for homesteads and gardens. Growing Garlic is a comprehensive primer for anyone looking to add garlic to their harvest and includes detailed instructions and informative photographs that help ensure that your garlic crop is a success. Growing Garlic covers a broad range of important topics, including selecting the right variety of garlic for your wants and needs, storage and preservation methods, recognizing common pests and diseases, and incorporating garlic into your diet, among many others. With Growing Garlic, you will: • Learn when and how to plant to get the most out of your garlic crop • Utilize garlic as the perfect companion plant to improve the health of your entire garden • Learn the various methods of planting garlic, allowing you to work within your schedule and workload • Learn to harvest your garlic and prepare it for sale or personal use • Discover a variety of delicious homestead recipes ...and many more tips and tricks from experienced farmers to help you achieve success with your garlic harvest. Growing Garlic is your first big step to joining the growing movement of homemakers and homesteaders looking to make a return to a healthier, happier way of life—and it starts right in your own backyard. Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, Backyard Farming provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Urban Homesteading

Sustainable and Self Sufficient Living with Urban Homesteading

Author: Joy Louis

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511834339

Category:

Page: 96

View: 2250

The ULTIMATE URBAN HOMESTEADING GUIDE! LEARN THE TOP STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE AND SELF SUFFICIENT LIVING WITH URBAN HOMESTEADING! Perfect for Gardening Beginners or Seasoned Veterans! By #1 Best Selling Author, Joy Louis!Here Is A Sneak Peak...(Attn: FREE BONUS INSIDE!) What is Urban Homesteading?! Learn the Real Difference Between Urban and Rural Homesteading Permaculture... Discover Why Urban Homesteading is a Lifestyle Choice... How to Start Your Own Garden... Know these Variables for a Survival Garden! Learn to Make Your Own Compost! What to Know About Fertilizers... How to Build a Rain Collection System that Works! Discover the DIY Rain Barrel System! Much, much more! Want free books? Go here: www.gardening-mastery.comLearn the Top Gardening Techniques for Urban Homesteading!www.gardening-mastery.com (c) Great Reads Publishing 2015 All Rights Reservedtags: gardening, gardening for beginners, square foot gardening, square foot garden, straw bale gardening, container gardening, container gardening for beginners, urban homesteading, urban living, green living, grow your own food,

The Art of Fermentation

An In-depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World

Author: Sandor Ellix Katz

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 160358286X

Category: Cooking

Page: 498

View: 3163

Winner of the 2013 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Reference and Scholarship, and a New York Times bestseller, The Art of Fermentation is the most comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself home fermentation ever published. Sandor Katz presents the concepts and processes behind fermentation in ways that are simple enough to guide a reader through their first experience making sauerkraut or yogurt, and in-depth enough to provide greater understanding and insight for experienced practitioners. While Katz expertly contextualizes fermentation in terms of biological and cultural evolution, health and nutrition, and even economics, this is primarily a compendium of practical information--how the processes work; parameters for safety; techniques for effective preservation; troubleshooting; and more. With two-color illustrations and extended resources, this book provides essential wisdom for cooks, homesteaders, farmers, gleaners, foragers, and food lovers of any kind who want to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for arguably the oldest form of food preservation, and part of the roots of culture itself. Readers will find detailed information on fermenting vegetables; sugars into alcohol (meads, wines, and ciders); sour tonic beverages; milk; grains and starchy tubers; beers (and other grain-based alcoholic beverages); beans; seeds; nuts; fish; meat; and eggs, as well as growing mold cultures, using fermentation in agriculture, art, and energy production, and considerations for commercial enterprises. Sandor Katz has introduced what will undoubtedly remain a classic in food literature, and is the first--and only--of its kind.