The New American Homestead [electronic resource] : Sustainable, Self-Sufficient Living in the Country or in the City.
by Tullock, John H.Material type: BookPublisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2012Description: 1 online resource (338 p.).ISBN: 9781118182314 (electronic bk.); 1118182316 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Sustainable horticulture -- United States | Native plant gardening | Organic gardening | Vegetable gardening | Sustainable living -- United States | Environmental protection -- Citizen participation | Self-reliant living | Home economics -- United States | Home Economics | FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / General | HOUSE & HOME / Reference | Electronic booksOnline resources: Click here to access title or place hold
The New American Homestead: Sustainable, Self-Sufficient Living in the Country or in the City; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Principles of Permaculture; Rethinking Residential Landscapes; Chapter 1: The Earth and You; How the Earth Works; How We Impact the Earth; Changes We Can Make; Seize the Moment; Chapter 2: Earth-Friendly Gardening Basics; The Original Green; Fire, Water, Air, Earth; Composting; Creating Healthy Soil; Integrated Pest Management; Plant Genetics; Planting and Maintaining a Garden; Starting Seeds; Growing in Containers; Raised Beds; Trellises.
Season ExtendersNow, Grow Some Food; Chapter 3: Vegetables: Part One; The Onion Family; Annual Vegetables; The Daisy Family; The Pea Family; The Potato Family; Chapter 4: Vegetables: Part Two; Cool-Season and Warm-Season Crops; The Cabbage Family; The Goosefoot Family; Miscellaneous Greens; The Carrot Family; The Squash Family; The Grass Family; The Hibiscus Family; The Morning Glory Family; Warm Season Greens; Perennial Vegetables; Chapter 5: Herbs for Flavor and Health; Choosing What to Grow; Herb Gardening Strategy; Annual Culinary Herbs; Perennial Culinary Herbs.
Other Especially Useful PlantsMushrooms; Preserving and Using Herbs; Chapter 6: Fruits; Choosing Fruits; Strawberries; Bramble Fruits; Shrub Fruits; Vine Fruits; Tree Fruits; Nuts; Chapter 7: Food from Animals; Bees; Fish; Poultry; Dairy Animals; The Bottom Line; Chapter 8: In the Homestead Kitchen; The Homestead Pantry; The Homestead Bakery and Brewery; The Homestead Vineyard; The Homestead Creamery; Chapter 9: Putting It All Together; Creating a Lifescape Plan; The Initial Site Survey; What Do We Need?; Locating Growing Spaces; Activity Areas and Structures; Managing Water.
Reducing Energy ConsumptionBasic Skill Sets to Develop; Essential Tools to Own; Recycling; Reusing; Curb Appeal; Chapter 10: The Future of the American Homestead; Native Plants and Permaculture; Beyond the Property Line; Appendix: Resources; General References; Introduction: The Principles of Permaculture; 1. The Earth and You; 2. Earth-Friendly Gardening Basics; 3 and 4: Vegetables, Part One and Part Two; 5. Herbs for Flavor and Health; 6. Fruits; 7. Food from Animals; 8. The Homestead Kitchen; 9. Putting It All Together; 10. The Future of the American Homestead; Index.
Learn how to live sustainably in the city, the suburbs, or the countryMany people are cutting back on consumerism and trying to simplify their lives, realizing that the "new way" isn't necessarily the best way. The sustainable living movement goes beyond a desire to protect the environment and practice green living; it's about rediscovering simple survival skills that, in an earlier time, were known and practiced by almost everyone. The New American Homestead gives you a wealth of information about homesteading & mdash;a lifestyle of simple, agrarian self-sufficiency & mdash;from raising chickens.
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