The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City

The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City

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by Kelly Coyne, Erik Knutzen
     
 

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the urban homestead is the essential handbook for a fast-growing new movement: urbanites are becoming gardeners and farmers. This fun, hands-on guide shows anyone who lives in the city or suburbs how to enjoy a more satisfying lifestyle and plant seeds for the sustainable future of our cities.

If you ever thought of turning your lawn or balcony into a garden,

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Overview

the urban homestead is the essential handbook for a fast-growing new movement: urbanites are becoming gardeners and farmers. This fun, hands-on guide shows anyone who lives in the city or suburbs how to enjoy a more satisfying lifestyle and plant seeds for the sustainable future of our cities.

If you ever thought of turning your lawn or balcony into a garden, making your own organic jam, raising chickens in the backyard or learning hot to haritess natural energy, here are dozens of step-by-step projects to get you started homesteading immediately, whether you live in an apartment or a house.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934170106
Publisher:
Process
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Series:
Process Self-reliance Series
Pages:
330
Sales rank:
600,595
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author


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.

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The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Z7 More than 1 year ago
A GREAT manual! Easy to read, understand, and implement. Lists real projects that anyone could accomplish on any budget. Highly recommended to everyone!
SugarTorch More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book in SO many ways. Anyone who is sick and tired of corporations running the world and everything, EVERYTHING being about the all mighty dollar will LOVE this book. Let's take back our lives from all the agencies and corporations who pollute our world, treat us like numbers, not people, poison our kids, and have created a culture that values THINGS and money above all else. For me, this book represents all the ideas and tools I need to put parts of my life back into my own hands. I am 43 and was raised on canned and frozen convenience food so many of these ideas are just mind-blowingly simple and amazing to me! I've strugged with my weight my whole life and it's no wonder because I've mostly consumed dead food. What a disgusting thought. I could go on and on but I won't. If you want to grow your own food and make your own stuff, this book is a good place to start for the ideas and instructions on how to do so. It will surely inspire you to keep doing more and going further. It has me.
BEBBB More than 1 year ago
B & N should never have sent me an email asking for a review on this one. I had already sent them an email the day I bought it telling them that the ebook formatting is horrible. I ask for my money back and they said there was nothing they could do! I guess that is a huge disadvantage of eBooks - you can't return them even if they are defective! I think this is probably a very good book in print format, but on the ebook there are large portion that run off the right hand side of the page and you miss entire sentences or even paragraphs. It is very very hard to read and certainly not worth the $9.99 eBook price.
doctopanga More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent and intelligent discussion of a wide range of issues related to urban homesteading and pursuing a self-sufficient lifestyle in general. Be prepared for the politics that go along with it, but I found the presentations enlightening and thought-provoking even in the few cases I may not have fully agreed with them. Excellent resource/ bibliography!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was more like a reference book on a variety of subjects. I think it would be more useful in paper form than digital to get as much use as possible. Its more of a how do I do ... and flip pages. Not a straight read like. But very informative.
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Vegihiker More than 1 year ago
Good idea book on homesteading. I'm working on my MG certification and am turning my 1/10 acre urban property into a food forest - and have pulled plenty of good ideas from this book. Hope it's useful to you.
BxAxDx More than 1 year ago
Good for anyone that wants to learn about homesteading.
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GardeningBear More than 1 year ago
Coyne and Knutzen did a wonderful job with this book. It assumes you know nothing and are interested to learn. It gives explanation for every project. Finally, it gives simple steps to accomplish each idea.
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just_gene More than 1 year ago
The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City. THE RESOURCES SECTION is the best set of web links and my favorite feature Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen give us a FANTASTIC simple manual for self reliance in an urban home. A simple set of projects. Great ideas. Great graphics. I am a Green Acres Oliver Wendell Douglas kind of guy from planters on the deck to the real veggie gardens with green projects like shading and grey water. I found even more ideas o try out. Growing you own vegetables and herbs... local source... freshest organic food... great exercise... step in to it Non toxic cleaning of your house... saves money... better for your health Composting your food... grass clippings... coffee grounds... egg shells... This is all easy... safe... great for the environment and the best fertilizer available projects on canning and preserving your food with lots of recipes. Let me know what you think.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago