Extreme Simplicity: Homesteading in the City

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Chelsea Green Publishing, 2002 - Social Science - 240 pages
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Here is an upbeat, unabashedly outrageous book about applying the principles of self-reliance, more often associated with rural back-to-the-landers and wilderness campers, to life in suburban Los Angeles. By telling their own homesteading story, the Nyergeses have created a blueprint that will help city-dwellers anywhere live more independently. The book is organized more like a how-to or self-help book than a personal memoir. The authors present self-sufficient and ecological approaches to commonly defined areas of a household: The House, The Yard, Homegrown Foods (and wild edibles), Domestic Animals, The Garden, Water, Energy, and Recycling. A concluding chapter takes on larger lifestyle questions of livelihood and healthy relationships with money and security.

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Through field trips, lectures, and classes in ethno-botany, Christopher Nyerges has instructed thousands of children and adults on basic survival and living skills for both wilderness and the urban environment through his School of Self-Reliance. He is the editor of Wilderness Way magazine and lives in Pasadena, California. For more information about the author and the School of Self-Reliance, go to www.ChristopherNyerges.com.

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