Self-Sufficiency: A Complete Guide to Baking, Carpentry, Crafts, Organic Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More!


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Hardcover, W W Norton & Co Inc, 2010, ISBN13 9781602399990, ISBN10 1602399999

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Shares instructions for environmentally responsible and organic skills, from planting a family garden and implementing wind and solar energy utilities to building furniture and enjoying natural crafts.

About this item

Shares instructions for environmentally responsible and organic skills, from planting a family garden and implementing wind and solar energy utilities to building furniture and enjoying natural crafts.

Now, more than ever, people across the country are turningtoward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of livingwhethertheyre urbanites or country folk. Following in the footsteps ofBack to Basics and Homesteading, this large, fully-illustrated bookprovides the entire family with the information they need to makethe shift toward self-sufficient living.Self-Sufficiency provides tips, advice, and detailed instructions onhow to improve everyday life from an environmentally and organicperspective while keeping the focus on the family. Readers willlearn how to plant a family garden and harvest the produce; canfruits and vegetables; bake bread and cookies; design interactiveand engaging green projects; harness natural wind and solar energyto cook food and warm their homes; boil sap to make maplesyrup; and build treehouses, furniture, and more. Also included arenatural crafts readers can do with their kids, such as scrapbooking, making potato prints, dipping candles, and constructing seasonaldecorations. Whether the goal is to live entirely off the grid orjust to shrink their carbon footprints, families will find this book athorough resource and a great inspiration.


Contributed by: Gehring, Abigail R.
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Publish Date: Nov 2010
ISBN-13: 9781602399990
ISBN-10: 1602399999
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 458
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 3.14
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 11.0 x 8.75 x 1.0

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