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The Essential Book of Homesteading

The Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Living (Homemade Living)

Ashley English


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All the information you need to homestead--gathered in one ultimate, essential book

In barnyards and backyards, on rooftops and in alleyways, a movement is happening--the modern homesteading movement. Whether it's turning a lawn into a vegetable garden, getting a flock of chickens, or transforming cucumbers into pickles, people everywhere are taking charge of their own food supply. Ashley English, a major figure in the return to homesteading, gives newcomers her time-honored tips for successfully overseeing food production in their own homes. Totally updating material from her phenomenal homesteading books--Keeping Bees, Keeping Chickens, Canning & Preserving, and Home Dairy--this collection covers everything from preserving jams and jellies to whipping butter and keeping a hive of honeybees. Ashley provides entry points, troubleshooting tips, and inspiration for putting the food your family consumes back in your own hands.

Lark Books (NC), 9781454710202, 368pp.

Publication Date: April 4, 2017

About the Author

Ashley English has degrees in both holistic nutrition and sociology. She has worked with numerous nonprofit organizations committed to social and agricultural issues, and is a member of Slow Food USA. Ashley and her husband live in Candler, NC, with their menagerie of chickens, dogs, cats, and bees. Visit her at