Packed with delicious recipes, natural remedies, gardening tips and crafts, "Attainable Sustainable: The Lost Art of Self-Reliant Living" (National Geographic; March 24, 2020; .00 U.S.; ISBN: 978-1-4262-2054-8; hardcover; 320 pages) makes green living accessible to all.
In this essential guide, eco-expert Kris Bordessa compiles new tricks and top tips based on her beloved blog, Attainable Sustainable — including the number-one secret to living naturally (Hint: It’s all about attitude!).
Filled with 350 color photographs, 50 recipes and 75+ DIY projects, this comprehensive home reference contains modern know-how for getting back to basics — whether you live in the city, the country or the suburbs. Guided by step-by-step photos and Bordessa’s contagious good humor, you’ll learn earth-friendly lifestyle tips, including how to start your own garden, make your own cleaning supplies and plant heirloom vegetables you can’t find at the supermarket. With a little flour in your hair and wear and tear on your hiking boots, you’ll also learn how to cook from scratch, improve your health and practice essential wilderness skills.
This indispensable handbook guides readers how to best care for yourself, your family and the planet in six chapters:
- Eat – Cooking and baking from scratch as well as canning, pickling and fermenting foods
- Make – Step-by-step instructions for budget-friendly crafts that will bring out your inner pioneer
- Clean – Making your own soap and bath products as well as herbal medicine and nontoxic pest control
- Grow – Everything you need to know about gardening, no matter your space and climate
- Farm – How to cultivate an orchard and raise small animals and bees in the backyard
- Trek – Basic bushcraft, such as cooking on an open fire, foraging wild plants, tracking wildlife and tapping trees for maple syrup
Filled with small, actionable steps, Attainable Sustainable will help readers take control of their impact on the planet — and bridge the gap between wanting and making change.
About the Author
For much of her adult life, Kris Bordessa has been working diligently to live a greener, more self-reliant lifestyle. In 2011 she founded attainable-sustainable.net, which reaches millions via Pinterest, Facebook and an email newsletter. Bordessa lives in Hawaii with her husband, two sons, an abundant vegetable garden and a menagerie of farm animals.
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