21st-Century Smallholder: From Window Boxes To Allotments: How To Go Back To The Land Without Leaving Home (Google eBook)

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Random House, May 27, 2009 - Gardening - 224 pages
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Achieving genuine self-sufficiency of the kind described in John Seymour's classic guide is sadly beyond the vast reach of the urban majority today. Few have the space, and for those few there are comprehensive guidebooks. But where do the rest of us look for the answers to questions like how much effort does it really take to grow your own food? Is beekeeping difficult? Is solar power really worth the bother?

From a small terraced house in the middle of a big city, Paul Waddington has made it his business to find out, and while trying it himself, has created a practical and absorbing guidebook along the way. It includes easy-to-read lists, tables, personal anecdote, and stunning illustrations, and more importantly demystifies the subject with practical tips that get to the heart of the matter to show you how you can enjoy the fulfilling aspects of the smallholding life without the hassle and expense of 'going all the way'. If you want to go back to the land without leaving home, this is the perfect guide.

  

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User Review  - balbs - LibraryThing

Nicely laid out book which doesn't pretend that everyone is going back to the land soon to feed themselves and keeps to the practical. Good advice about what is sensible with the type and size of ... Read full review

Review: 21st-Century Smallholder: From Window Boxes To Allotments: How To Go Back To The Land Without Leaving Home

User Review  - Heather Tomlinson - Goodreads

This is an easy introductory book to smallholding, and especially urban smallholding in a small space. It's very practical with lots of charts and diagrams to help you decide what might fit into your ... Read full review

Contents

Growing your own food
14
How are you going to garden?
28
Preparing and managing the ground
42
Organic gardening practices
55
I4 Ducks
114
I30 Livestock
130
I44 SThe listCentury Smallholders year planner
173
Going all the
198
2? Further Reading
217
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About the author (2009)

Paul Waddington is the author of Seasonal Food and Shades of Green. He is also a newspaper columnist and professional writer. He takes a deep interest in food and environmental issues and grows vegetables, keeps bees and lives as sustainably as possible in Yorkshire.

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