Getting you started...
The idea of living a greener life appeals to many people today. With it connotations of healthy food, low impact on the environment and just being a better all around way of life. But living a sustainable way of life is not without it challenges. Most people living in the western world and the USA in particular have no clue where to begin. That is where research and and little brave experimentation on your part is needed to begin your green journey. With that in mind I have provided a small list that will be very useful to someone getting started on this journey.
Mini Farming Self Sufficiency on a 1/4 Acre by Brett L. Markham
The Natural House-by Daniel Chiras
This "Complete Guide to Healthy, Energy Efficient Environmental Homes" is a excellent primer to many types of natural environmental building. The authors cover a variety of topics from straw bales, adobe, Earthships and log homes to name a few. It also covers the topic of sustainable systems like passive solar, renewable energy and siting considerations for your new home. At the end of the book a well organized resource guide awaits those who wish to learn more on natural building and its associated disciplines.
Root Cellaring- The simple no-processing way to store fruits and vegetables by Mike & Nancy Bubel
This well written easy to follow guide on root cellaring is a must have resource for
The Zero Waste Lifestyle Live Well by Throwing Less Away by Amy Korst
Before reading this book I had no idea just how much of the stuff I thought was
It also provides information of making you own homemade cleaners using kitchen items like lemons, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and corn starch
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