Urban Homestead Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City

ISBN-10: 1934170100

ISBN-13: 9781934170106

Edition: 2010 (Revised)

Authors: Kelly Coyne, Erik Knutzen

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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Process Media
Publication date: 6/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 5.38" wide x 8.38" long x 0.81" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen are creators of the blog homegrownrevolution.org, a green living and self-sufficiency resource for urbanites. They contribute regularly to Daniel Pinchbeck's new online magazine, realitysandwich.com. They live in Los Angeles.

Unleashing The Homesteader Within
Start Your Own Farm
Strategies for Growing Food in the Urban Setting
How to Make Seedballs
The Practicalities of Growing Food
Essential Projects
Five Essential Projects
Start a Compost Pile
Vermiculture or Composting with Worms
Mulch Your Yard
Build a Raised Bed
How to Build a Self-Watering Container
A Treasure Chest of Gardening Projects and Advice
How to Start Seeds
How to Transplant
Fertilizer Tea
Trash Talkin' Tire Project #1: Tire Hose Caddy
Trash Talkin' Tire Project #2: Stacking Composter
Grow Some Lettuce
Tips & Tricks for Gardening in Containers
The Dirt on Potting Soll
Installing Drip Irrigation
How to Make a Bean Teepee
How to Design a Polycultural Vegetable Bed
How to Make Tater Tires
Controlling Insect Pests
Rotating Crops
Animal Pests
Why You Might Test Your Soil
Not Digging It
Urban Foraging
Feral Edibles
Invasive Edibles
Fruit Foraging
Tools for the Fruit Harvester
How to Eat Acorns
Dumpster Diving
Revive Day-Old Bread
Livestock In The City
The Chicken is the New Pug
How to Set Up a Brooder
Pigeons: A Modest Proposal
Revolutionary Home Economics
Preserving the Harvest
How to Can
Pickling via Lacto-Fermentation
Daikon Radish Pickles
L'hamd Markad or Preserved Salted Lemons
Euell Gibbons' Crock
Dehydration: Why Save it for Hangovers?
Three Methods for Drying Food
Preserving With Vinegar
Preserving Fruit in Alcohol: Le Cherry Bounce
Preserving Root Vegetables
How to Culture Milk
Making Yogurt
Making Labaneh, or Yogurt Cheese
Fil, Piima and Viila
Whole Milk Ricotta
Making Butter
How to Make Fruit Butter
Jams and Jellies
Making Stock
Five Ways to Preserve a Tomato
The Homemade Speakeasy: From Mead to Moonshine
Baking on the Homestead
Baking with Sourdough
Cleaning the Urban Homestead
Our Cleaning Cupboard
Less Toxic Ways to Deal with Unwelcome Critters
A Homestead of Your Own
Location Location Location
Be Your Own Utility: Water and Power for the Homestead
Harvesting Water
Conserving Water
Six Ways to Harvest Rainwater
Become a Radical Depaver
Smart Gutters and Downspouts
Mulch Basins
Rain Barrels and Cisterns
How Much Water Can I Harvest From My Roof?
Non-Invasive Greywater Methodologies
Highly Invasive Greywater Strategies
Greywater Plumbing 101
Showers to Flowers
Recycling Your Suds
Arranging a Twosome or Threesome-Using Diverters
Making a Greywater Wetland
The Composting Toilet: How to Poop in a Bucket
Power to the People
Energy Principles
Gathering Solar Heat
The High Mass Rocket Heater
How to Make a Living Awning or Shade
We're Fans of Fans
Water Heater
Alternatives to the Gas-Heated Shower
Solar Water Heaters for General Household Hot Water
Stoves and Small Appliances
Solar Cookers
Build a Rocket Stove
Tomato Can Stove
Heat on the Cheap: Buddy Burners
Washer & Dryer
Generating Your Own Power
Electricity From Solar Power-The Components
Solar Systems: Small, Medium and Large
Wind Power
Transportation Principles
The Transportation Triangle: Walking, Biking, Mass Transit
How to Ride in Traffic
Finding a Bike
Route Choice
Cargo Bikes
Make Your Own Bike Light
Conclusion: The Future
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