Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living
Publication Date: April 2011
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The urban homesteading movement is spreading rapidly across the nation. "Urban Homesteading" is the perfect "back-to-the-land" guide for urbanites who want to reduce their impact on the environment. Full of practical information, as well as inspiring stories from people already living the urban homesteading life, this colorful guide is an approachable guide to learning to live more ecologically in the city. The book embraces the core concepts of localization (providing our basic needs close to where we live), self-reliance (re-learning that food comes from the ground, not the grocery store; learning to do things ourselves), and sustainability (giving back at least as much as we take). Readers will find concise how-to information that they can immediately set into practice, from making solar cookers to growing tomatoes in a barrel to raising chickens in small spaces to maintaining mental serenity in the fast-paced city environment. Full of beautiful full-color photographs and illustrations, and plenty of step-by-step instructions, this is a must-have handbook for city folk with a passion for the simple life.
About the AuthorRachel Kaplan is an urban homesteader, artist, psychotherapist, and mother. She has spent the last ten years refining refining her skills as a food and herb grower. She grows much of the food for her family of three in small plots throughout her Northern California city. Her studies include somatic psychotherapy, body-based healing, yoga, permaculture, ceramics, ceramics, massage, and herbalism. She is the author of "The Probable Site of the Garden of Eden" and co-author of "Urban Homesteading" Kaplan lives in Sonoma County, California.
K. Ruby Blume is the founder of The Institute of Urban HomesK. Ruby Blume is the founder of The Institute of Urban Homesteading. With more than twenty years of experience with gardteading. With more than twenty years of experience with gardening, beekeeping, canning, and other homesteading skills, sening, beekeeping, canning, and other homesteading skills, she has become a respected authority in the self-sufficiency he has become a respected authority in the self-sufficiency field. She has been featured on CNN, ABC, and the Hallmark Cfield. She has been featured on CNN, ABC, and the Hallmark Channel, and her articles have appeared in the "San Franciscohannel, and her articles have appeared in the "San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Magazine", and other publications. She l Chronicle, Oakland Magazine", and other publications. She lives in Oakland, California. ives in Oakland, California.