The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It: The Complete Back-to-basics Guide (Hardcover)
 
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The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It: The Complete Back-to-basics Guide (Hardcover)

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The Self Sufficient Life and How to Live It is the only book that teaches all the skills needed to live independently in harmony with the land harnessing natural forms of energy, raising crops and keeping livestock, preserving foodstuffs, making beer and wine, basketry, carpentry, weaving, and much more. Our 2003 edition included 150 new full-color illustrations and a special section in which John Seymour, the father of the back to basics movement, explains the philosophy of self-sufficiency and its power to transform lives and create communities. More relevant than ever in our high-tech world, The Self Sufficient Life and How to Live It is the ultimate practical guide for realists and dreamers alike.

John Seymour is remembered as the "Father of Self-Sufficiency." Educated in England and Switzerland, his worldwide experience of husbandry and the benefits of rural life is unparalleled. After studying at an agricultural college, he worked on farms in England, and then spent some 10 years in Africa, where he managed a sheep and cattle farm and acted as a livestock officer for a veterinary department.

His most influential contribution was to live, teach, and promote self-sufficiency, first on five acres, and then on 62 acres, and then in Ireland, where the School of Self-Sufficiency that he established with Angela Ashe attracts new recruits in increasing numbers.

Author:
Seymour, John
Genre:
GARDENING / Reference
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
408
Language:
English
Publisher:
Dk Pub
Publish Date:
08/17/2009
Copyright Year:
2009
ISBN:
9780756654504
Height:
10.75 in
Wdth:
8.5 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
3.9 lb
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