Table of Contents
   Unleashing The Homesteader Withinp. 14
   Start Your Own Farmp. 20
      Strategies for Growing Food in the Urban Settingp. 20
      How to Make Seedballsp. 30
      Permaculturep. 32
      The Practicalities of Growing Foodp. 34
   Essential Projectsp. 46
      Five Essential Projectsp. 46
         Start a Compost Pilep. 46
         Vermiculture or Composting with Wormsp. 51
         Mulch Your Yardp. 55
         Build a Raised Bedp. 60
         How to Build a Self-Watering Containerp. 65
      A Treasure Chest of Gardening Projects and Advicep. 71
         How To Start Seedsp. 71
         How To Transplantp. 74
         Fertilizer Teap. 77
         Grow Some Lettucep. 78
         Tips & Tricks for Gardening in Containersp. 81
         The Dirt on Potting Sollp. 83
         Installing Drip Irrigationp. 84
         How to Make a Bean Teepeep. 87
         How to Design a Polycultural Vegetable Bedp. 89
         How To Make Tater Tiresp. 94
         Controlling Insect Pestsp. 97
         Rotating Cropsp. 102
         Animal Pestsp. 105
         Why You Might Test Your Soilp. 108
         Not Digging Itp. 110
   Urban Foragingp. 114
      Feral Ediblesp. 114
      Invasive Ediblesp. 120
      Fruit Foragingp. 122
      Tools for the Fruit Harvesterp. 123
      How to Eat Acornsp. 124
      Dumpster Divingp. 126
      Revive Day-Old Breadp. 128
   Livestock In The Cityp. 132
      The Chicken is the New Pugp. 133
      How To Set Up A Brooderp. 147
      Ducksp. 151
      Rabbitsp. 154
      Pigeons: A Modest Proposalp. 155
      Quailp. 156
      Beesp. 156
   Revolutionary Home Economicsp. 162
      Preserving the Harvestp. 162
      How to Canp. 166
      Pickling via Lacto-Fermentationp. 169
      Daikon Radish Picklesp. 171
      Dehydration: Why Save it for Hangovers?p. 172
      Three Methods for Drying Foodp. 173
      Preserving With Vinegarp. 175
      Preserving Fruit In Alcohol: Le Cherry Bouncep. 177
      Preserving Root Vegetablesp. 177
      How to Culture Milkp. 180
      Making Yogurtp. 180
      Making Labaneh, or Yogurt Cheesep. 181
      Fil, Piima And Viilap. 182
      Cheesemakingp. 183
      Whole Milk Ricottap. 183
      Making Butterp. 184
      How to Make Fruit Butterp. 186
      Jams and Jelliesp. 189
      Making Stockp. 189
      The Homemade Speakeasy: From Mead to Moonshinep. 190
      Baking on the Homesteadp. 193
      Baking with Sourdoughp. 193
      Cleaning the Urban Homesteadp. 200
      Our Cleaning Cupboardp. 202
      Less Toxic Ways to Deal with Unwelcome Crittersp. 214
      A Homestead of Your Ownp. 215
      Location Location Locationp. 217
   Be Your Own Utility: Water And Power For The Homesteadp. 224
      Harvesting Waterp. 224
      Conserving Waterp. 226
      Six Ways to Harvest Rainwaterp. 229
         Become a Readical Depaverp. 230
         Smart Gutters and Downspoutsp. 231
         Earthworksp. 232
         Mulch Basinsp. 233
         Terracingp. 235
         Rain Barrels And Cisternsp. 236
      How Much Water Can I Harvest From My Roof?p. 238
      Non-Invasive Greywater Methodologiesp. 243
      HIghly Invasive Greywater Strategiesp. 243
      Greywater Plumbing 101p. 243
      Showers To Flowersp. 246
      Recycling Your Sudsp. 247
      Arranging A Twosome or Threesome-Using Divertersp. 250
      Making a Greywater Wetlandp. 252
      The Composting Toilet: How to Poop in a Bucketp. 253
      Power to the Peoplep. 256
      Energy Principlesp. 256
         Heatingp. 258
            Insulationp. 258
            Gathering Solar Heatp. 259
            The High Mass Rocket Heaterp. 261
         Coolingp. 261
            How to Make a Living Awning or Shadep. 262
         We're Fans of Fansp. 264
         Water Heaterp. 265
            Alternatives to the Gas-Heated Showerp. 267
            Solar Water Heaters for General Household Hot Waterp. 268
         Lightingp. 270
         Stoves And Small Appliancesp. 271
            Solar Cookersp. 271
            Build a Rocket Stovep. 274
         Electronicsp. 276
         Washer & Dryerp. 277
         Refrigeratorp. 278
         Dishwashersp. 278
      Generating Your Own Powerp. 279
      Electricity From Solar Power-The Componentsp. 279
      Solar Systems: Small, Medium And Largep. 281
      Wind Powerp. 284
   Transportationp. 288
      Transportation Principlesp. 288
      The Transportation Triangle: Walking, Biking, Mass Transitp. 289
         Walkingp. 289
         Cyclingp. 290
         How To Ride In Trafficp. 291
         Finding A Bikep. 293
      Route Choicep. 295
      Cargo Bikesp. 295
   Conclusion: The Futurep. 298
   Resourcesp. 302