Attainable Sustainable: The Lost Art of Self-Reliant Living | Kris Bordessa - National Geographic
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Best How-to Book of 2020 --American Society of Journalists and Authors
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, raising chickens, and creating your own natural cleaning supplies.
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, including:
- Delectable recipes for a crusty sourdough baguette, smoky hot sauce, and home preserving
- Handmade crafts like dyeing fabric, dipping candles, and making your own natural home remedies
- Outdoor projects like foraging for wild edibles, beekeeping, and cooking in cast iron
- Essential gardening tips from growing an herb box to cultivating a fruit orchard and natural weed control
Filled with 340 color photographs, this relatable, comprehensive book contains time honored-wisdom and modern know-how for getting back to basics.
“In clear, down-to-earth language, Kris Bordessa delivers a timely and beautiful book that offers a lifetime of guidance on how to be more self-sufficient for reasons of health, satisfaction and happiness. Attainable Sustainable offers a solid foundation for practicing the necessary skills and crafts or just the ability to dabble among dozens of how-to topics. The book’s presentation and photographs are gorgeous, thanks to publisher National Geographic, but Attainable Sustainable is far more than a pretty facade. It’s practical and sensible, which is exactly what a stellar service book should be.”―<br>American Society of Journalists and Authors
“Tips from Kris Bordessa’s popular blog fill this guide on Earth-friendly practices.”
About the Author
KRIS BORDESSA launched in the hit blog Attainable Sustainable in 2011 to create a community focused on more self-reliant living. She encourages readers to tackle one actionable step each day to embrace simpler living through a DIY lifestyle. Bordessa grew up on a small apple farm in Northern California and is a 2nd generation 4-H member. These days, she lives in Hawai'i with her family, strives for an abundant vegetable garden, and raises a thriving -- and often humorous -- chicken flock.