Self-reliance without scaring the neighbors?
Here’s what readers are saying about it:
What a delightful book! This book is one of the better books for those that want to become self suficient and learn more about urban farming. The authors are not only funny but great at taking you step by step through some of the processes that may seem intimidating. Brendalynn
Love this book! I have tried to read other gardening and homesteading books only to be left both bored and overwhelmed. This is the first book of it’s kind that I have found encouraging and thoroughly entertaining! These two women know their stuff and they convey the information simply and with terrific humor. I haven’t found one page that has overwhelmed or bored me, it’s all good! AAyers
The Book Is Great! I received my copy of Little House in the Suburbs today. I was never so excited. I originally purchased it for my son but it is so good that I decided to keep it for myself. Debbie N. Texas
I absolutely adore this book. It’s cute, interesting, and chock-full of useful information. I’m especially fond of the two authors’ writing styles, which makes reading the book feel like a one-sided discussion over a cup of coffee. My favorite part of this book, really, is the attitude that doing all of these wondrous, home-made, home-grown things is possible for even the common layman (or laywoman), and that while we should all do our research, we shouldn’t be intimidated by the ideas. Alecia J Rivas
The easy-to-follow advice in this book will show you everything you need to know to enjoy an abundant, independent life on food and products grown in your own back yard. You may feel like you have superpowers the first time you prepare a meal using only ingredients you grew in your garden. And is there anything you can’t do after you lather up with a bar of soap that you made in your own home? This book is full of recipes and tips that will help you discover the joy of self-sufficiency. Don’t worry; suburban gardening doesn’t mean you have to rip up your yard, or risk being ostracized by neighbors or your municipality or homeowners association.
Inside you’ll find:
- Gardening instructions for any-size yard and any skill level
- A complete overview of keeping chickens, mini-goats and bees in the suburbs
- More than 40 food recipes featuring ingredients from your garden or animals
- Canning techniques
- Recipes for natural deodorant, toothpaste, lip balm and other beauty products
- Step-by-step soapmaking instructions and soap recipes
- Natural cleaning recipes for kitchens, bathrooms, surfaces and laundry
- Gift basket ideas
- Community-building ideas including babysitting co-ops, meal swaps, and barter systems
- Advice on how to keep the peace with family, neighbors, and officials if your self-sufficient plans meet resistance
“There’s a good, wholesome sense of empowerment that comes with being able to create from scratch something you previously thought was hatched in a store.”
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