The Self-sufficiency Handbook

The Self-sufficiency Handbook

A Complete Guide to Greener Living

Book - 2007
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Anyone considering a shift to a greener way of living must get this inspirational and practical guide. With easy-to-read layouts and simple text, it runs the full ecological gamut, from geothermal heating to crop rotation to soap making. The Bridgewaters, well-regarded garden writers, help readers answer questions such as how much land they really require, whether or not to depend entirely on natural forms of energy, and which farm animals will best meet their needs. There’s practical information on building an insulated flue-pipe chimney, identifying edible wild plants, and composting with worms. In addition to recipes for jams, rhubarb wine, and other delicious foods, three A-Z sections offer planting and harvesting instructions for vegetables and salad crops, fruits, and herbs.


Perseus Publishing
Anyone considering a shift to a greener way of living must get this inspirational and practical guide. With easy-to-read layouts and simple text, it runs the full ecological gamut, from geothermal heating to crop rotation to soap making. The Bridgewaters, well-regarded garden writers, help readers answer questions such as how much land they really require, whether or not to depend entirely on natural forms of energy, and which farm animals will best meet their needs. There’s practical information on building an insulated flue-pipe chimney, identifying edible wild plants, and composting with worms. In addition to recipes for jams, rhubarb wine, and other delicious foods, three A-Z sections offer planting and harvesting instructions for vegetables and salad crops, fruits, and herbs.


Norton Pub
Anyone considering a shift to a greener way of living must get this inspirational and practical guide. With easy-to-read layouts and simple text, it runs the full ecological gamut, from geothermal heating to crop rotation to soap making. The Bridgewaters, well-regarded garden writers, help readers answer questions such as how much land they really require, whether or not to depend entirely on natural forms of energy, and which farm animals will best meet their needs. There’s practical information on building an insulated flue-pipe chimney, identifying edible wild plants, and composting with worms. In addition to recipes for jams, rhubarb wine, and other delicious foods, three A-Z sections offer planting and harvesting instructions for vegetables and salad crops, fruits, and herbs.



Book News
Alan and Gill Bridgewater began their adventure in self-sufficient living in the 1960s. In this practical guide, they share a harvest of information on green living and doing it yourself. They answer important questions like how much land is really needed to be self-sufficient, whether or not to depend entirely on natural forms of energy, and which farm animals are best suited to particular needs. They offer practical information and step-by-step directions on constructing self-sufficient housing and energy options, growing food, animal husbandry, and making and storing food and household goods from scratch, illustrated with b&w drawings and diagrams. Three alphabetical sections offer planting and harvesting tips for vegetables, fruits, and herbs. The book will appeal both to urban dwellers who want to adopt certain aspects of greener living, and serious adherents of back-to- basics living. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, c2007
ISBN: 9781602391635
1602391637
Branch Call Number: 640 Bri
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Bridgewater, Gill

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