The City Homesteader: Self-Sufficiency on Any Square Footage

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Running Press, 2011 - FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS - 273 pages
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"The City Homesteader" is the handbook for the world of self-sufficient living. It's about living tangibly in a virtual world. It's about being resourceful, saving money, reducing consumption, and increasing self-reliance. Join the many who are raising backyard chickens in the city and tilling their side yards: tapping into natural energy, managing homes more efficiently, and getting back to the earth.

Explore the homesteading arts: gardening on small and large scales, raising dwarf fruit trees, sprouting grains, smoking meats and fish, grinding grains for flour, making cheese, making wine, cellaring, heating without fossil fuel, harvesting rainwater, composting, and much more"The City Homesteader" provides all the basics, including how to find supplies and step-by-step instructions that make it easy to follow along. Original illustrations throughout help you create your very own homestead on any piece of earth.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
5
GROWING YOUR OWN
9
GOING WILD FOR FOOD
63
SAVE IT FOR LATER
91
WORKING WITH ANIMALS
141
CARING FOR THE HOME
177
A TO Z GROWING GUIDE
221
RESOURCES
253
BIBLIOGRAPHY
263
INDEX
266
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About the author (2011)

Scott Meyer began his career in humor by working as a stand-up comedian and radio personality, a highlight of which was participating as the opening act in ?Weird Al? Yankovic's tour for the album Running with Scissors. Following a long stint touring the United States and Canada, Meyer settled down in Orlando, Florida. He currently writes the ongoing comic strip Basic Instructions, and his previous novels include Off to Be the Wizard and Spell or High Water, both from the Magic 2.0 series.

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