The City Homesteader: Self-Sufficiency on Any Square Footage

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Running Press, Apr 26, 2011 - House & Home - 272 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 moreThe 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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Practical, step-by-step tips for creating a sustainable lifestyle on a smaller scale.Think you can't live a self-sufficient life in an apartment or suburb? Think again, writes Meyer. Sustainability is ... Read full review

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\Scott Meyer is a former editor of Organic Gardening for Rodale, and a frequent writer of all varieties of do-it-yourself. He lives in the Philadelphia suburbs.

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