The Rooted Life: Cultivating Health and Wholeness Through Growing Your Own Food

The Rooted Life: Cultivating Health and Wholeness Through Growing Your Own Food

by Justin Rhodes
The Rooted Life: Cultivating Health and Wholeness Through Growing Your Own Food

The Rooted Life: Cultivating Health and Wholeness Through Growing Your Own Food

by Justin Rhodes


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A permaculture expert and popular YouTube Homesteader shares the skills and the delights of becoming a part of your own food story in this inspiring, accessible, and beautiful invitation to a more abundant, healthy, and connected life.

Have you ever wanted to experiment with growing your own food but didn’t think you had the space, the time, or the knowledge? Justin Rhodes thought the same thing—until after years battling systemic illness and struggling to provide the kind of wholesome food he wanted for his family, he bought a seed packet at the grocery store and was hooked! Justin discovered the miraculous potential and empowerment of working with nature to grow food for his family, and since that discovery, he has shared his self-taught skills with hundreds of thousands of growers via his popular YouTube channel and website. Whether you're looking for greater food security, better health, tastier food, to save or earn money, connect with your food source, this book is for you. If you're looking for a different kind of life—a life focused on health and wellness—take a look down the road less traveled.

Looking for every opportunity to pass his hard-earned knowledge onto others, Justin Rhodes created this inspiring and practical invitation to growing your own food and experiencing a more connected, sustainable lifestyle, no matter where you live or how much space you have. Filled with beautiful and inspiring photographs from the Rhodes’ homestead and chock full of resources, including gardening plans, everything you need to know about raising chickens, tips for how to get your kids involved, and even recipes for how to serve up your home-grown goodness, The Rooted Life provides you with the inspiration, the encouragement, and the practical wisdom that you need to begin the journey to a more rooted life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546012597
Publisher: Worthy
Publication date: 03/01/2022
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 507,357
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Justin Rhodes is a Permaculturalist, film producer, and author, teaching folks to work with nature to produce their own sustenance and live a more abundant life. Seasoned homesteaders, the Rhodes family has enjoyed many years of practicing "beyond organic" and permaculture methods on their 75-acre family farm near Asheville NC.

Justin trained under the highly accredited Geoff Lawton of PRI Australia for his Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) and has studied natural chicken care under popular author, Pat Foremen. Abundant Permaculture was founded out of a love of teaching and the sustainable movement.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 If I Can Homestead, You Can Too 1

Chapter 2 Starting Smart 25

Chapter 3 Gardening Basics 43

Chapter 4 The Winter Harvest Garden 67

Chapter 5 Raising Chickens for Eggs 79

Chapter 6 Raising Chickens for Meat 101

Chapter 7 Sweet Synergy: Gardening with Chickens 115

Chapter 8 The Joy of the Harvest 129

Recipes 145

Chapter 9 Rooted as a Family 157

Chapter 10 Just Plant! 177

Acknowledgments 187

Resources 191

Appendix 193

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