Item description for 21st Century Smallholder: From Window Boxes to Allotments: How to Go Back to the Land Without Leaving Home by Paul Waddington...
Ever wondered how much effort it really takes to grown your own food? Is beekeeping difficult? Can you keep chickens in your garden and would you ever be able to go onvacation again? Is solar power really worth the bother? From a small terraced house in the middle of a big city, Paul Waddington has made it his business to find out, and while trying it himself, has created a practical and absorbing guidebook on the way. It includes easy-to-read lists, tables, personal anecdotes, and stunning illustrations, and more importantly demystifies the subject with practical tips that get to the heart of the matter to show you how you can enjoy the fulfilling aspects of the smallholding life without the hassle and expense of "going all the way." If you want to go back to the land without leaving home, this is the perfect guide.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.95" Width: 5.91" Height: 1.02" Weight: 0.79 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2006
Publisher Transworld Publishers
ISBN 190391969X ISBN13 9781903919699
Availability 0 units.
More About Paul Waddington
Paul Waddington is the author of Seasonal Food and 21st Century Smallholder. He writes regularly for "The Guardian" and other newspapers on food and environmental issues
Reviews - What do customers think about 21st Century Smallholder: From Window Boxes to Allotments: How to Go Back to the Land Without Leaving Home?
Acceptable Aug 1, 2007
The book, in terms of physical appearance, is incredibly childish. Pages are alternately brightly coloured with a purple, yellow and orange colour scheme. Throughout the book one sees ridiculous flash-style images which add absolutely nothing to the book itself.
However, some of the actual information contained within this book is quite useful. That is, however, if one can find it amongst all the colourful pictures of bees and flowers.