Giveaway: The Urban Homestead

We have a winner!

Congratulations, Sonya @! Please send your shipping info to “ren AT ediblearia DOT com” and UPS should be ringing your doorbell in a few days.

Thank you all for participating, and be sure to check back soon for details on the next giveaway!

ps  I’d love to hear any ideas you might have for the next giveaway.  Thanks, everyone!

How You Can Start a Farm in Heart of the City

By Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen, Process Media

urban_homestead_250The Urban Homestead is the essential handbook for a fast-growing new movement: urbanites are becoming gardeners and farmers. By growing their own food and harnessing natural energy, they are planting seeds for the future of our cities.

If you would like to harvest your own vegetables, make homemade jam or bread, raise chickens or convert to solar energy, this practical, hands-on book is full of step-by-step projects that will get you started homesteading immediately, whether you live in an apartment or a house. It is also a guidebook to the larger movement and will point you to the best books and Internet resources on self-sufficiency topics.

Written by city dwellers for city dwellers, this illustrated, smartly designed, two-color instruction book proposes a paradigm shift that will enrich our lives, strengthen our communities, and helps save our planet.

Projects include:
• How to start seeds
• How to compost with worms
• How to grow food on a patio or balcony
• How to preserve food
• How to divert your grey water to your garden
• How to clean your house without toxins

OK, here’s the deal.  I really like this book, and I’m pretty sure you will too.  So much so, in fact, that I’m going to send one of you an autographed copy. But first, you have to go on a little scavenger hunt.  Nothing too involved, just enough to let me know that your interest is sincere (not if you’re only here for the freebie).  Cool?

To participate, go spend some quality time looking around at, then come back here and tell me (using the comment section below) about a project that you think this book might help you get started with.

I’ll choose one eligible entry at random, and ship the book to the winner at  any U.S. (only, sorry) address.  Contest ends in 1 week.

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