Backyard homesteading : a back-to-basics guide to self-sufficiency
by David Toht
'Backyard Homesteading' addresses the needs of many people who want to take control of the food they eat and the products they use--even if they live in an urban or suburban house on a typical-size lot. It shows homeowners how to turn their yard into a productive and wholesome 'homestead' that allows them to grow their own fruits and vegetables and raise farm animals.
Backyard roots : lessons on living local from 35 urban farmers
by Lori Eanes
Backyard Roots is a unique project by California-based photographer Lori Eanes that evocatively and intimately explores the lives of 35 urban farmers in Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. From the elderly to the young, the trendy to the purely functional, here are inspiring stories, ideas on how to make it happen, tips on everything from chicken keeping to community health, and so much more.
Natural soap making
by Elizabeth Letcavage
Featuring 12 special soap recipes, this book Includes instructions on how to make cold-process soap using only natural fragrances, colorants, and texture additives. Also includes information on different kinds of oils and botanical additives and the special properties they give to the soap.
The ultimate self-sufficiency handbook : a complete guide to baking, crafts, gardening, preserving your harvest, raising animals, and more
by Abigail R Gehring
A guide to simpler, greener, and more sustainable living. It provides advice, tips, and step-by-step instructions for hundreds of projects, offering the entire family the tools they need to make the shift toward self-sufficient living. It helps readers learn to dip candles, bake bread, make maple syrup, start a vineyard, and much more.