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Attainable Sustainable: The Lost Art of Self-Reliant Living (Hardcover)

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Author presenter in April 2020

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Packed with delicious recipes, natural remedies, gardening tips, crafts, and more, this indispensable lifestyle reference from the popular blogger makes earth-friendly living fun.

Whether you live in a city, suburb, or the country, this essential guide for the backyard homesteader will help you achieve a homespun life--from starting your own garden and pickling the food you grow to pressing wildflowers, baking sourdough loaves, quilting, raising chickens, and creating your own natural cleaning supplies. In these richly illustrated pages, sustainability-guru Kris Bordessa offers DIY lovers an indispensable home reference for sustainability in the 21st century, with tried-and-true advice, 50 enticing recipes, and step-by-step directions for creating easy, cost-efficient projects that will bring out your inner pioneer. Filled with 340 color photographs, this relatable, comprehensive book contains time honored-wisdom and modern know-how for getting back to basics in a beautiful, accessible package.

About the Author

KRIS BORDESSA'S passion project is the hit blog Attainable Sustainable, which she launched in 2011 to create a community focused on self-reliant living. The site asks the question: What if we could tackle one little actionable step each day to achieve a more self-reliant lifestyle? Bordessa grew up on a small farm in Northern California where her family harvested apples, raised chickens, planted acres of tomatoes, butchered pigs and hosted a Christmas tree farm. These days, she lives in Hawai'i with her husband, two sons, an abundant vegetable garden, and a thriving chicken flock.

Praise For…

“Tips from Kris Bordessa’s popular blog fill this guide on Earth-friendly practices.”
–National Geographic

“When I was in my late teens and early twenties, I relied on the local public library to feed my insatiable desire for information on self-reliant living…Actually, this book tops anything I remember finding back in the day. It’s bigger, packed with more information, and is full of amazing color photographs (350 of them).” –Learningandyearning

Product Details
ISBN: 9781426220548
ISBN-10: 1426220545
Publisher: National Geographic
Publication Date: March 24th, 2020
Pages: 320