Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century (Hardcover)

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Dick Strawbridge, a retired lieutenant colonel and former army engineer, has always been fascinated by how things work. His desire to lead a greener life led him to put his practical and leadership skills to use in converting Newhouse Farm in Cornwall, UK, into an ecologically friendly, but completely modern, place to live. The family's journey to a sustainable, self-sufficient lifestyle was documented in the BBC series It's Not Easy Being Green.

James Strawbridge, Dick's son, has inherited his father's enthusiasm for DIY and ecological issues. Co-presenting It's Not Easy Being Green allowed him the opportunity to fully pursue both interests. James continues to work with his father on the green living courses, as well as gardening and engineering projects. He is a regular contributor to magazine and newspaper discussions on green issues.

Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century makes it easy to be green and helps you live a more simple, cleaner lifestyle.

Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century is a manual for the modern age to help anyone take the proper steps to live more sustainably. This informative, practical guide, written by BBC personalities Dick and James Strawbridge, combines traditional skills and crafts with modern technological advances to help you live eco-friendly.

Perfect for both urban and rural readers, Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century has detailed illustrations and step-by-step instructions for tried-and-tested projects, including foraging for wild plants, natural remedies, composting, green cleaners, and conserving energy at home. Learn how to can vegetables, garden in urban spaces, and the basics of animal husbandry.

Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century is the perfect book to show you just how easy and rewarding green living can be.

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ISBN 9780756663209
Genre HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living
Format Hardcover
Pages 304
Publisher Date 2010-08-02 00:00:00.0
Publisher Dk Pub
Copyright Year 2010
Height 11.0 in
Wdth 9.0 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 3.3 lb
Language English
Edition Number 1
Audience General/trade
Authors Strawbridge, Dick
Country of Origin United States

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