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Build Your Own Underground Root Cellar: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-76 [Kindle Edition]

Phyllis Hobson
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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.


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Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

About the Author

Phyllis Hobson is the author of Making and Using Dried Foods, Raising a Calf for Beef, and Tan your Hide!


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63 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great information August 14, 2009
Format:Paperback
My husband built our root cellar using only the instructions in this book. Having this kind of storage is wonderful! Carrots, beets, all root vegetables stay amazingly fresh for months packed in damp sand in the cellar. We've been using the cellar for three years now and have never had a rodent get into it. Building a root cellar by hand from scratch is a major project, but well worth the effort!
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97 of 102 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars something to think about March 22, 2007
Format:Paperback
I am planning a root cellar, and this book was a big assist. I am a little farther south, and so it had a lot of information that is less applicable to me. Valuable for the northern half of the U.S.
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72 of 76 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource March 28, 2008
Format:Paperback
I really recommend this product as an excellent resource fo starting a root cellar project. I had considered just winging it, but the materials list has proven invaluable - mostly because it allows you to utilize found materials and save money. The step by step planning is very helpful. A great book for the money.
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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for One Specific Design February 10, 2010
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This pamphlet contains fairly detailed instructions on how to build a 12'x8' root cellar on a flat piece of ground (dig 4 feet down, stack the cinder block walls, put on a wooden roof, and heap the excavated soil over and around it. It contains no information for modifying or enlarging the design, how to use the cellar, or anything else. Still, it's reasonably priced, so I was satisfied with the limited info.
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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Root Cellar November 16, 2008
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Now here is a useful and helpful little book. I'm all excited about building a root celar, the photos, and examples, and explainations are perfect from start to finish. So much information in such a little book. I do recommend it!!!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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This is a small document, but it's everything you need if you're considering an underground, or partly underground, root cellar in a bank, next to the house or greenhouse, or just out in the middle of the field. As noted elsewhere, this is for the northern part of the country.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All you need to know March 20, 2009
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Build Your Own underground Root Cellar
I love this book! Everything you need to know from digging the hole to building and finishing up your root cellar is in this book! It's a must have if you are building your own root cellar!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good "how to" book October 5, 2009
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Nice inexpensive book with the details to construct your own root cellar! Easy to follow instructionsI live in the country and have about 25 fruit trees that usually have much go to waste because I didn't have ample storage space. I enjoyed this book, easy to read, clear instructions.
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Phyllis Hobson is the author of several Storey Books and Garden Way Publishing titles including Satisfying Soups, Making & Using Dried Foods, Raising a Calf For Beef, and Tan your Hide! She lives in Zapata, Texas.

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