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The Essential Book of Homesteading
Essential Book of Homesteading
by Ashley English
Pub Date: April 2017
ISBN: 9781454710202
Format: Hardcover, 368pp
all in color
8 X 9
Series: Homemade Living
In barnyards and backyards, on rooftops and in alleyways, a movement is happening—the modern homesteading movement. Whether it’s growing a vegetable garden, tending chickens, or pickling cucumbers, people everywhere are taking charge of their own food supply. Renowned homesteader Ashley English gives newcomers her time-honored suggestions and inspiring advice on everything from preserving jams to whipping butter and keeping a hive of honeybees.
Author Bio
Ashley English has degrees in both holistic nutrition and sociology. She has worked with numerous nonprofit organizations committed to social and agricultural issues, and is a member of Slow Food USA. Ashley and her husband live in Candler, NC, with their menagerie of chickens, dogs, cats, and bees. Visit her at
What Others Are Saying
“Beginning beekeepers will appreciate the background information as well as practical instructional guides. Overall, a detail-laden volume ideal for hobbyists and serious DIYers.” —Booklist
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