The Self Sufficient-ish Bible: An Eco-living Guide for the 21st Century

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9780340951026: The Self Sufficient-ish Bible: An Eco-living Guide for the 21st Century

In this fun and helpful handbook, an approach to eco-conscious living is presented that proves that helping the environment does not require altering an entire lifestyle. This guide is packed with creative ideas for recycling, growing organic vegetables, and establishing an environmentally friendly office for those who lack the space or time to be completely self-sufficient but still want to minimize their environmental impact. There are small suggestions for those just getting started—such as choosing alternative kitchen-cleaning products—as well as bigger projects—including making a solar oven from a used pizza carton and establishing a green nursery for children—that cover all aspects of modern family life. Earth-friendly recipes, herbal remedies, and eco-friendly travel solutions round out this helpful resource to making the Earth just a little greener every day.

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Andy Hamilton is also the author of Booze for free and the co-founder of the popular website selfsufficientish.com. He teaches wild food classes, writes for various publications such as the UK Guardian and The Ecologist. He has made many appearence on international TV television and can often be founding drinking a pint of real Ale in a country pub.

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British twins Andy and Dave Hamilton provide an inspiring blueprint for eco-living in this elegantly styled guide. The first-time authors posit that while it's impossible—or at least undesirable—to revert to foraging and cave-dwelling, it is possible to be self sufficient-ish. To that end, they roll out hundreds of suggestions in four general areas (home, garden, food and lifestyle) to help readers live more harmoniously with Mother Earth. Particularly engaging are their discussions of small-scale beekeeping, harvesting of wild foods, home beer, wine and cider making, small space kitchen gardening and low-carbon holidays. While a long list of books on permaculture and other techniques have helped thousands get off the grid, this book has a more inviting feel for those who want to make à la carte green adjustments to their life. The book does have drawbacks: much of its information can be found on the authors' own popular site (www.selfsufficientish.com); and the exclusive British focus leaves those in other countries confused during lengthy discussions of specific edible mushrooms and planting calendars. Yet the book's lush color photography, earnest prose and pragmatic approach will appeal widely as concern over global warming mounts. (Nov.)
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