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A Greener Life: The Modern Country Compendium

by Clarissa Dickson Wright

Other authors: Vanessa Courtier (Photographer), Gus Filgate (Photographer), Johnny Scott

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Great pictures. Got me amped up to cultivate my cultivation methods. ( )
  Michael.Bradham | Sep 2, 2013 |
While quite useful as a direct guidebook to all aspects of rural living, this book offers far more to people who never intend to live a rural lifestyle.

The wonder of this book is that it encompasses both the lure of the country for nostalgic reasons while offering the idea that country living can be the cure to advancing the way we live in the future. In its practical how-to explanations of the parts traditional-based, rural living, it offers explanations of why these practices have lasted so long. It also compares them quite favorably with their modern counterparts in terms of health and satisfaction.
For instance, in the section on gardening, a description of almost every kind of vegetable is given with growing instructions and cooking suggestions, but greater is the context and commentary for each that explains how contemporary large-scale farming methods often fall short.

Because of technologies like the automobile, computer, internet and such, many of us can live anywhere we like. Cities have their benefits, of course, and this book is not saying everyone should or could live in a rural area and make their own soaps and butter. Rather, the book is useful even for people who never even dream of wanting to grow their own vegetables because we all need an understanding of the context of the foods we eat and the products we buy. ( )
  briantomlin | Oct 12, 2009 |
With "seasonal diary" and Index, citing the science and experiences of countryside living in the United Kingdom, but deliberately "Americanized" and supplied with urban applications. No-nonsense instruction with photographs on how to grow your own organic food with minimal energy--plants and livestock, and with recipes therefor. ( )
  keylawk | Apr 4, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 071532750X, Hardcover)

Green living is an obviously important trend with the environment being at the forefront of global concerns.

Beautiful and informative, this book is highly inspirational for anyone who dreams of living a simple and rewarding lifestyle.

A Greener Life is a comprehensive guide to being more self-sufficient in everyday life. Informative, witty and practical, this inspirational book shows readers how to adopt a more natural and harmonious way of life regardless of the size of their home or garden. Readers will learn to grow their own vegetables, use alternative energies, learn to knit, use natural paints, keep livestock and bees, and much more. From baking bread to home brewing, A Greener Life shows readers how to live the good life in a healthy, organic way.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:22:17 -0400)

Explains how to adopt an environmentally-friendly lifestyle, with hints and tips on everything from recycling to campaigning for renewable energy.

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