The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It by John Seymour Book Review

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"Sitting on Books | stephsneckofthewoods.com"Title: The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It
The Complete Back-to-Basics Guide
Author: John Seymour
Category:  Nonfiction
Genre: Agriculture, Homesteading, Gardening
Details: Hardcover, 312 pages
How did I get this book: I purchased this book used from Amazon
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Overview: A comprehensive, back-to-basics guide that explains how to live independently in harmony with the planet, utilizing natural forms of energy, raising crops and livestock, preserving foods, gardening, carpentry, and other essential skills designed to help build a community and transform one’s life.  The book focuses on the natural cycle of life and how it plays into all things self-sufficient.

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Let it Rot – The Gardener’s Guide to Composting by Stu Campbell

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Title: Let it Rot (3rd Edition)
           The Gardener’s Guide to Composting
Author: Stu Campbell
Category:  Non-Fiction
Genre: Gardening
Details: Softcover 153 pages
How did I get this book: I purchased the book in July 2000
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Overview: (from back of book) This is a classic guide to turning household waste into gardener’s gold!  Since 1975, Let It Rot! has helped countless gardeners recycle waste materials like household garbage, grass clippings, and ashes to create useful, soil-nourishing compost. Continue reading “Let it Rot – The Gardener’s Guide to Composting by Stu Campbell”

All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew

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"Sitting on Books | stephsneckofthewoods.com"Title: All New Square Foot Gardening
Author: Mel Bartholomew
Category:  Non-Fiction
Genre: Gardening
Details: Softcover 271 pages
How did I get this book: I purchased the book in February 2007
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Overview: Since Square Foot Gardening was first introduced in 1981, the revolutionary new way to garden developed by Mel Bartholomew has helped millions of home gardeners grow more fresh produce in less space and with less work. Now, based largely on the input and experience of these millions, the system has been even further refined and improved to fully meet today’s changing resources, needs, and challenges. Continue reading “All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew”