21st Century Smallholder: From Window Boxes to Allotments: How to Go Back to the Land Without Leaving Home

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9781903919699: 21st Century Smallholder: From Window Boxes to Allotments: How to Go Back to the Land Without Leaving Home

Ever wondered how much effort it really takes to grown your own food? Is beekeeping difficult? Can you keep chickens in your garden and would you ever be able to go on vacation again? Is solar power really worth the bother? From a small terraced house in the middle of a big city, Paul Waddington has made it his business to find out, and while trying it himself, has created a practical and absorbing guidebook on the way. It includes easy-to-read lists, tables, personal anecdotes, and stunning illustrations, and more importantly demystifies the subject with practical tips that get to the heart of the matter to show you how you can enjoy the fulfilling aspects of the smallholding life without the hassle and expense of "going all the way." If you want to go back to the land without leaving home, this is the perfect guide.

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Ever wondered how much effort it really takes to grow your own food and how much you could grow? Is beekeeping difficult? Can you keep chickens in your garden and would you ever be able to go on holiday again? Is solar power worth the bother? From a small terraced house in the middle of a big city, Paul Waddington has tried or researched every aspect of being a ‘twenty-first-century smallholder’. Here he provides practical, straightforward answers to these and many other questions, showing how you can enjoy the fulfilling aspects of the smallholding life without the hassle and expense of ‘going all the way’.

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Paul Waddington is the author of Seasonal Food: a guide to what's in season when and why as well as a newspaper columnist and professional writer. He takes a deep interest in food and environmental issues and grows vegetables, keeps bees and lives as sustainably as possible in south London with his wife and two children.

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