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
Process Media

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

1 comment:

Tricia said...

I love the sound of that book. Living in the city shouldn't stop us from living sustainably - if anything its easier in the city because we can rely more on public transport, food co-ops and community gardens.

Thanks for the review.

p.s there is a typo in your link to Erik and Kellys website.