The Urban Homestead (Expanded & Revised Edition): Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City by Kelly CoyneThe Urban Homestead (Expanded & Revised Edition): Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City by Kelly Coyne

The Urban Homestead (Expanded & Revised Edition): Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart…

byKelly Coyne, Erik Knutzen

Paperback | June 11, 2010

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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 TimesThis 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 "
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. Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen are creators of the blog homegrownrevolution.org, a g...
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Title:The Urban Homestead (Expanded & Revised Edition): Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart…Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 8.38 × 5.38 × 0.81 inPublished:June 11, 2010Publisher:ProcessLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1934170100

ISBN - 13:9781934170106

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? 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 Urban Homestead? touches on vegetable gardening, poultry, DIY cleaning products and beer making - all outlined with a sense of play and fun." - Whole Life Times"