Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century

Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century

by Dick and James Strawbridge
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Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century by Dick and James Strawbridge

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756663209
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 08/02/2010
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 511,086
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 17 Years

About the Author

Dick Strawbridge, a retired lieutenant colonel and former army engineer, has always been fascinated by how things work. His desire to lead a greener life led him to put his practical and leadership skills to use in converting Newhouse Farm in Cornwall, UK, into an ecologically friendly, but completely modern, place to live. The family's journey to a sustainable, self-sufficient lifestyle was documented in the BBC series It's Not Easy Being Green.

James Strawbridge, Dick's son, has inherited his father's enthusiasm for DIY and ecological issues. Co-presenting It's Not Easy Being Green allowed him the opportunity to fully pursue both interests. James continues to work with his father on the green living courses, as well as gardening and engineering projects. He is a regular contributor to magazine and newspaper discussions on green issues.

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Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Many of the authors that you find writing in the genre of self-sufficiency or homesteading today have done a little themselves, but many of them still have to bring together a number of sources to give you a complete picture. Well, these guys took many of the ideas out there, they stress-tested them, and they figured out what worked best and made it a reality. What more can I say? No book is perfect, but this one rises above the rest. Well worth the read, and a good one to have in your library for reference.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I have read in a long time.Very good information. Money well spent.
ngarrett More than 1 year ago
Love this book, haven't put it down since I bought it... so worth the money great ideas