Food recalls, dubious health claims, scary and shocking ingredients in health and beauty products. Our increasingly industrialized supply system is becoming more difficult to navigate, more frightening, and more frustrating, leaving us feeling stuck choosing in many cases between the lesser of several evils.
In this full updated and revised edition of Homegrown and Handmade, author Deborah Niemann offers healthier, more empowering choices, by showing us how to reclaim links in our food and purchasing chains, to make choices that are healthier for our families, ourselves, and our planet. Along the way, she shows how making things from scratch and growing some of your own food can help you eliminate artificial ingredients from your diet, reduce your carbon footprint, and create a more authentic life.
Whether your goal is increasing your self-reliance or becoming a full-fledged homesteader, it’s packed with answers and solutions to help you rediscover traditional skills, take control of your food from seed to plate, and much more.
…buy this book, read it and then go do something, You are not alone. Mentors to help you along the way are out here.
~~Joel Salatin, from the Foreword
Dreaming of a mindful life? Niemann’s advice on gardening, cooking, orcharding, raising livestock, and much more demonstrates that it’s possible to begin the journey in your own backyard.
~~Rebecca Martin, Managing Editor, Mother Earth News
Wherever you are on your journey toward a more self-reliant lifestyle, Homegrown and Handmade provides practical guidance and gentle encouragement to help you make the choices that work best for you.
~~Victoria Redhed Miller, author, Pure Poultry and Craft Distilling
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This book was great - I really enjoyed reading about the different livestock (some that we have and some that we don't have YET) - and the different home made products that can be made with each of them ... Such a great overview book - Deborah seems to give clear pros and cons to many things I hadn't considered in our homesteading journey...