Homesteading Books for Beginners

Spring is in the air! This time of year really gets me motivated to try new things…or at least read about trying new things. Are any of you planning on taking on new spring projects? Container Gardening?  Preserving? Maybe home brewing?

I’ve always found homesteading practices to be interesting and this year I want to learn how to make preserves and start an herb garden for my kitchen. It’s such a great time of year to get outside, get inspired, and get growing!  Even if you don’t adopt a homesteading lifestyle, or find it daunting, you can always pick and choose from the many great (and green) ideas these books have to offer:

General Titles:

ApartmentGardeningApartment Gardening, by Amy Penington: Plants, Projects, and Recipes for Growing Food in your Urban Home (eBook)

 

 

 

Plants, Projects, and Recipes for Growing Food in your Urban Home – See more at: http://nvcl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/165668003_apartment_gardening#sthash.OPENrf7M.dpu: Plants, Projects, and Recipes for Growing Food in your Urban Home (eBook)

BackyardHomesteadThe Backyard Homestead

 

 

 

 

Grow the vegetables and fruits your family loves; keep bees; raise chickens, goats, or even a cow. – See more at: http://nvcl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/113735003_the_backyard_homestead#sthash.dNDqCHIY.dpuf
Grow the vegetables and fruits your family loves; keep bees; raise chickens, goats, or even a cow. – See more at: http://nvcl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/113735003_the_backyard_homestead#sthash.dNDqCHIY.dpuf

FreshFoodFresh Food from Small Spaces, by R.J. Rupenthal: The square inch gardener’s guide to year-round growing, fermenting, and sprouting.

 

 

 

EdibleSpotsEdible Spots & Pots, by Stacy Hirvela: Small-space Gardens for Growing Vegetables and Herbs in Containers, Raised Beds, and More.

 

 

 

KitchenGardeningKitchen Gardening For Beginners, by Simon Akeroyd: A simple guide to growing fruit and vegetables.

 

 

 

 

Raising Critters:

BeeKeepingTeach yourself Bee Keeping, by Adrian Waring

 

 

 

 

RaisingChickensThe Complete Idiot’s Guide to Raising Chickens, by Jerome D. Belanger: Everything you need to know to care for your own flock of chickens.

 

 

 

 

Good things come to those who wait:

ArtisanCheesemakingArtisan Cheese Making at Home, by Mary Karlin: Techniques & Recipes for Mastering World-class Cheeses.

 

 

 

CompletePreservingThe Complete Preserving Book, by Canadian Living

 

 

 

 

EverythingHomebrewingThe Everything Homebrewing Book, by Drew Beechum: All you need to brew the best beer and home!

 

 

 

-Shannon

 

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