Practical Self Sufficiency - Dick and James Strawbridge
Practical Self Sufficiency: An Australian Guide to Sustainable Living in the 21st Century
by Dick and James Strawbridge
Published by Dorling Kindersley - July 2019 - Paperback - 304pp - 27.5cm x 23.2cm
The most up to date and comprehensive guide on sustainable living for your garden, home and kitchen.
Practical Self Sufficiency is a wonderfully useful and accessible book that contains something for absolutely everyone.
This fully updated guide, now in a paperback edition, offers clear step-by-step information in classic DK style and offers a greater focus on the issues surrounding sustainable living for people in urbanised parts of Australia. You will find practical advice on reducing your carbon footprint; growing and using your own fruit and vegetables; keeping chickens and other animals; community gardening, design options for energy saving and retrofitting, and doing more with less.
With authoritative advice, step-by-step guidance and fascinating illustrations, Practical Self Sufficiency will help you make simple changes that can have a major impact on your life and reduce your impact on the planet.
Dick Strawbridge, a retired lieutenant colonel and former army engineer, has always been fascinated by how things work. His desire to lead a greener life led him to put his practical and leadership skills to use in converting New House Farm in Cornwall into an ecologically friendly, but completely modern, place to live. The family’s journey to a sustainable, self-sufficient lifestyle was documented in the BBC series It’s Not Easy Being Green, which ran for three seasons.
James Strawbridge, Dick’s son, has inherited his father’s enthusiasm for inventing and DIY, and co-hosted It’s Not Easy Being Green. After cowriting the previous edition of Self-Sufficiency for the 21st Century and It’s Not Easy Being Green, James and his father hosted other popular series, including The Hungry Sailors (ITV 2012, 2013) and Saturday Farm (ITV 2013). James has also cowritten a series of books on artisan crafts, preserving food, and traditional skills: Made at Home (Octopus, 2012). He currently lives in Cornwall.