I’m really excited about this giveaway because it’s so near and dear to my heart!
Carleen Madigan and Storey Publishing have for years provided folks the tools and inspiration to become more self-sufficient. Many of those books focus on what you can do with a few acres of farmland. What makes this book unique is that it’s geared towards anyone with a quarter acre of land, even if it’s in the city.
She touches on keeping livestock, growing fruits, vegetables and grains, keeping bees, preserving food and much more. Want to make cheese? Brew your own cider and beer? Save seeds and start plants for the garden? It’s in here.
One thing I particularly liked about the book is at the back it has a comprehensive reference guide to point you in the direction of more information.
This is the perfect book for anyone starting out who wants to do more for themselves with a small amount of city land. As I’ve learned this year, you don’t need a 5 acre farm to become more self-sufficient. Farming, animal husbandry and self-sufficiency can happen on a small scale right in the middle of a bustling city life with small children underfoot.
This book will supply you the ideas and information you need to embark on your dream.
To enter the giveaway simply comment below and at 9 p.m., Monday, January 4 I will close the contest and use random.org again to pick a winner.
Good luck and happy city-steading!