Modern Homestead: Grow, Raise, Create

Modern Homestead: Grow, Raise, Create

by Renee Wilkinson


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Sixth-generation gardener Renee Wilkinson embraces the old school while adding a bit of funk in this savvy-smart guide to homesteading. From a windowsill to a sprawling backyard, these are all places we can grow vegetables, make homes for animals, and fill our cupboards with canned decadence, all the while flashing our personal style and taste.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781555917487
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/2011
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.88(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Renee Wilkinson is the creator of, a popular website dedicated to urban homesteading, edible landscape design, and sustainable living. With a degree in journalism from the University of Oregon and garden spade in hand, she has been inspiring urbanites everywhere to get their hands dirty in their own city homesteads. Currently Renee is completing a graduate degree in landscape architecture to further revolutionize urban green spaces. She lives blissfully on a tenth of an acre city lot in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and three urban chickens Pearl, Maude, and Florence.

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“Filled with beautiful photos and illustrations, Wilkinson tells pretty much everything anyone needs to know to get started in sustainable living, especially in urban and suburban areas. It’s a compact resource that should be kept handy, with a valuable index for looking things up.” —Jim Ewing,

“This is a comprehensive starter-kit for creating a homesteading lifestyle in a simple and inspiring way… From growing your own food in the smallest urban space, to a larger urban backyard plan, Modern Homestead will give you the information, instruction, and inspiration you need to get going- or to expand. Enjoy!” —Spirituality and

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