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    Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen are creators of the blog homegrownrevolution.org, a green living and self-sufficiency resource for urbanites. They contribute regularly to Daniel Pinchbeck's new online magazine, realitysandwich.com. They live in Los Angeles. Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen are creators of the blog homegrownrevolution.org, a green living and self-sufficiency resource for urbanites. They contribute regularly to Daniel Pinchbeck's new online magazine, realitysandwich.com. They live in Los Angeles.

    The expanded, updated version of the best-selling classic, with a dozen new projects.

    "A delightfully readable and very useful guide to front- and back-yard vegetable gardening, food foraging, food preserving, chicken keeping, and other useful skills for anyone interested in taking a more active role in growing and preparing the food they eat."?BoingBoing.net

    "...the contemporary bible on the subject."?The New York Times

    This celebrated, essential handbook shows how to grow and preserve your own food, clean your house without toxins, raise chickens, gain energy independence, and more. Step-by-step projects, tips, and anecdotes will help get you started homesteading immediately. The Urban Homestead is also a guidebook to the larger movement and will point you to the best books and Internet resources on self-sufficiency topics.

    Written by city dwellers for city dwellers, this copiously illustrated, two-color instruction book proposes a paradigm shift that will improve our lives, our community, and our planet. By growing our own food and harnessing natural energy, we are planting seeds for the future of our cities.

    Learn how to:

    • Grow food on a patio or balcony
    • Preserve or ferment food and make yogurt and cheese
    • Compost with worms
    • Keep city chickens
    • Divert your grey water to your garden
    • Clean your house without toxins
    • Guerilla garden in public spaces
    • Create the modern homestead of your dreams

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    ISBN 9781934170106
    Genre SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
    Format Paperback
    Pages 330
    Publisher Date 2010-06-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Process
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.15 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City
    Series Name Process Self-reliance Series
    Edition Detail Revised
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Coyne, Kelly
    Country of Origin United States

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