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The urban homestead : your guide to self-sufficient living in the heart of the city / Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen.

By: Coyne, Kelly.
Contributor(s): Knutzen, Erik.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Process self-reliance series: Publisher: Port Townsend, WA : Process Media, c2010Edition: Expanded and rev. ed.Description: 330 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 1934170100; 9781934170106.Other title: Your guide to self-sufficient living in the heart of the city.Subject(s): Home economics | Self-reliant living | Sustainable livingSummary: Shows city dwellers how to enjoy a more satisfying lifestyle and plant seeds for the sustainable future of our cities, homesteading by growing food anywhere, composting with worms, preserving and fermenting foods, diverting greywater to your garden, and cleaning your house without toxins.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The expanded, updated version of the best-selling classic, with a dozen new projects.

"A delightfully readable and very useful guide to front- and back-yard vegetable gardening, food foraging, food preserving, chicken keeping, and other useful skills for anyone interested in taking a more active role in growing and preparing the food they eat."--BoingBoing.net

"...the contemporary bible on the subject."-- The New York Times

This celebrated, essential handbook shows how to grow and preserve your own food, clean your house without toxins, raise chickens, gain energy independence, and more. Step-by-step projects, tips, and anecdotes will help get you started homesteading immediately. The Urban Homestead is also a guidebook to the larger movement and will point you to the best books and Internet resources on self-sufficiency topics.

Written by city dwellers for city dwellers, this copiously illustrated, two-color instruction book proposes a paradigm shift that will improve our lives, our community, and our planet. By growing our own food and harnessing natural energy, we are planting seeds for the future of our cities.

Learn how to:

Grow food on a patio or balcony Preserve or ferment food and make yogurt and cheese Compost with worms Keep city chickens Divert your grey water to your garden Clean your house without toxins Guerilla garden in public spaces Create the modern homestead of your dreams

Includes bibliographical references.

Shows city dwellers how to enjoy a more satisfying lifestyle and plant seeds for the sustainable future of our cities, homesteading by growing food anywhere, composting with worms, preserving and fermenting foods, diverting greywater to your garden, and cleaning your house without toxins.

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