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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.
I trully enjoyed this book, there is something for everyone, at every phase of the process.Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
love the pictures and the organization of book is phenomenal. Chocked full of information! worth the purchase. Not recommended for someone who isn't well read.Published 3 months ago by dawn
I have found this book to be very useful. It is easy to follow and has many great ideas for homesteading with small areas. I just loved it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Denise Wroblewski
As a decades long organic small farm owner and gardener I found this book well written book with good basic info. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Alaya
Lots to love in this book. Excellent container gardening ideas and lots of sustainable plans for people in or out of an urban environment.Published 9 months ago by MzLucyVP
This book tells you SO much about self-sustaining things you can do. It doesn't go into depth on some ideas, but it gives you a good overview. I read this book cover to cover! Read morePublished 12 months ago by julie
After checking out this book three different times from the local library, I finally bought my own. I love this book, the ideas, and tips, everything. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Tara Bird
I have several books on Permaculture, this one had very little information I didn't already know. It seemed to go into more non gardening information than I like and that... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Kay Stover
This book is chock full of excellent information to help us "city slickers" reconnect with our inner farmer. Read morePublished 18 months ago by J. George