Best How-to Book of 2020 --American Society of Journalists and Authors Packed with delicious recipes, natural remedies, gardening tips, crafts, and more, this indispensable lifestyle reference from the popular blogger makes earth-friendly living fun. Whether you live in a city, suburb, or the country, this essential guide for the backyard homesteader will help you achieve a homespun life--from starting your own garden and pickling the food you grow to pressing wildflowers, raising chickens, and creating your own natural cleaning supplies. Sustainability-guru Kris Bordessa offers DIY lovers an indispensable home reference for sustainability in the 21st century, with tried-and-true advice, 50 enticing recipes, and step-by-step directions for creating easy, cost-efficient projects that will bring out your inner pioneer, including:
Delectable recipes for a crusty sourdough baguette, smoky hot sauce, and home preserving
Handmade crafts like dyeing fabric, dipping candles, and making your own natural home remedies
Outdoor projects like foraging for wild edibles, beekeeping, and cooking in cast iron
Essential gardening tips from growing an herb box to cultivating a fruit orchard and natural weed control
Filled with 340 color photographs, this relatable, comprehensive book contains time honored-wisdom and modern know-how for getting back to basics.