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A how-to guide for city folk on everything from growing your own food to building your own composting toilet (“…think of all those quiet hours you could have…at your outdoor toilet, listening to the sirens go by…”).” (New York Post)
Rachel Kaplan is the lead author of Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living. She is an eco-somatic therapist, educator, and widely published author. Her work has appeared in local and national papers and magazines, and includes Moving Toward Life: Five Decades of Transformational Dance (with Anna Halprin), The Probable Site of the Garden of Eden, and Diaspora: Stories from the Cities. She and her family live on a small homestead called Tiny Town Farm, in Petaluma, California.
K. Ruby Blume is the visual wizard of Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living. She is the founder of The Institute of Urban Homesteading in Oakland, California. With more than twenty years of experience with gardening, beekeeping, canning, and other homesteading skills, she is a respected authority in the self-sufficiency field. She has been featured on CNN, ABC, and the Hallmark Channel, and her articles have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Magazine, and other publications.
Like many books in this genre, it gets a bit preachy. Advice on how to do things on your own, with less waste keeps getting entwined with the author's political agenda (and you... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Randomnerd
This book is a helpful guide for readers interested in learning about homesteading techniques. Most helpful is the range of topics that are covered, many of which contain... Read morePublished 8 months ago by KB
Throughout history, humans have made many disastrous mistakes especially regarding the depletion and desecration of natural resources. Read morePublished 8 months ago by SouthDak5
Urban Homesteading puts forth exactly what its title describes, general DIY projects and lifestyle changes that make living unattached from the overbearing societal demands... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Urban Ag Student
very little info on a broad variety of stuff. a good source to start from to know where to research from thoPublished 9 months ago by Dreubber
Funny story... I made this purchase while trying a new sleeping medication. I was pleasantly surprised when a package was delivered to me! Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jennifer S.