Self-sufficiency for the 21st Century

Self-sufficiency for the 21st Century

Book - 2010
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Take the proper steps to live more sustainably. Learn how to reduce waste, use wind and solar energy to power your home, and grow your own food. Written by BBC personalities Dick and James Strawbridge, this manual for the modern age is complete guide to a simpler, greener, and cleaner lifestyle.

With step-by-step guidance and techniques, Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century combines traditional skills and crafts with modern technological advances to help you live a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

Perfect for both urban and rural readers, Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century has detailed illustrations and authoritative advice for tried-and-tested projects, including foraging for wild plants, finding natural remedies, composting, using 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 with simple changes that have a major impact.

Publisher: New York : DK, c2010.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780756663209
Characteristics: 304 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Strawbridge, James

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donovangesting
Mar 01, 2011

Like a recipe book for projects! This is a great book for everything green. Most of it is introductory but a good start for everyone.

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alitat77
Jan 29, 2011

What can I say about this book except that I LOVE IT? I think everyone is bound to find at least ONE idea within that is worth a try. I had it setting on my dinner table for a week and no less than 5 people sat down and got engrossed. From my tech-geek brother to my pretty-garden-obsessed friend. Give it a try... this single book is worth four garden how-to's. Trust me!

debwalker Dec 12, 2010

All the info you need to move toward sustainability.

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22950009541673
Sep 11, 2010

Fun to read. Most of us will not apply every subject in the book, but you may well come up with something to try. Energy conservation, gardening, animal husbandry, woodlot management, recipes, remedies and various crafts are the broad headings covered. I especially liked the "Greener Cleaners", although most of them I already use.

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