17 January, 2010
Kindred Book Review - The Urban Homestead
The Urban Homestead -
Your guide to self-sufficient living in the heart of the city
by Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen
If you think that the only way people can have a sustainable lifestyle is to quit your job and move to the hills (and that’s not for you) then read The Urban Homestead by Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen. This is a very practical handbook, broken down by category and then into projects so the reader can choose an area of interest and get started.
So whether it’s raising chooks, diverting grey water or maximising space for food growing that interests you, there are step-by-step instructions to be followed. From novice homesteader to sustainability expert-there is something for everyone. Go out and forage some food, make your own cleaning products and convert your home to solar. Sound exhausting? Sit down under your fruit trees and have a meal of food you grew and prepared yourself with a glass of your homemade libations.
This book is dream come true for all those who want to commit to a more sustainable life without leaving the city.
You can also check out Erik and Kelly’s website - www.homegrownevolution.com
by Michele Dennis -
Kindred Book Reviews
Posted by Jesse at 9:50 PM