urban_homestead_250.jpg Who says you need ten acres in the country to create a homestead and live self-sufficiently? Okay, so a nice fertile plot of land and a hen house would come in handy, but if you don’t happen to have either, you can still work towards a self-sustaining lifestyle — and you don’t even need to leave the city to do so. In growing numbers people in urban settings across the country are realizing that they can grow and preserve food, compost,  harvest water, and even raise livestock. But how? That’s where Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen’s book, The Urban Homestead, comes in handy. This comprehensive guide will teach you how to do all of these things and more. Each chapter provides detailed instructions on how to tackle a number of different projects from the simple (like starting a container garden) to the complex (become your own utility!). Regardless of where you are in your journey towards self-sufficiency — an idea that’s gaining mass appeal in these uncertain times — this book is a must-have resource that you will turn to again and again.

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Win It! We’re giving away a copy of The Urban Homestead to one lucky winner! Click here to fill out our simple entry form. Just enter “UH60” as the giveaway name and provide the answer to this question: name one homesteading project that this book will teach you about. U.S. residents eligible. Enter by 10/20/08. Contest closed. Congrats, Betsy!

Good Stuff: For every copy sold through the publisher, Eco Libris will plant a tree!