Posts Tagged ‘sustainable living’

How to make sauerkraut

Fermenting cabbage into a cultural delicacy such as sauerkraut or kimchi is an age-old practice that is still appreciated today; indeed is experiencing a renaissance of sorts.   The good folks at Cultured in Berkeley plus the popularity of a class we’re teaching at Workshop in SF on April 28 can attest to this new-found love… more

April 9th, 2012 | No Comments | Tags: , , ,

Top-Bar Beekeeping by Crowder and Harrell

In recent years beekeepers have had to face tremendous challenges, from pests such as varroa and tracheal mites and from the mysterious but even more devastating phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Yet in backyards and on rooftops all over the world, bees are being raised successfully, even without antibiotics, miticides, or other chemical inputs.More and… more

Hand-Thrown Compost Pail – Cobalt Blue

You know you’re doing the right thing by composting but it’s about time you do it in style.  Get that nasty used tupperware tub off your countertop and replace it with this spectacular piece of compost-collecting art.

Hand-Thrown Clay Compost Pail – Turquoise

You know you’re doing the right thing by composting but it’s about time you do it in style.  Get that nasty used tupperware tub off your countertop and replace it with this spectacular piece of compost-collecting art. This 7″ tall functional handmade jar to hold all your kitchen waste is earth-friendly and decor friendly as… more

The Self-Sufficiency Handbook by Alan Bridgewater and Gil Bridgewater

Anyone considering a shift to a greener way of living must get this inspirational and practical guide. With easy-to-read layouts and simple text, it runs the full ecological gamut, from geothermal heating to crop rotation to soap making. The Bridgewaters, well-regarded garden writers, help readers answer questions such as how much land they really require,… more

The Encyclopedia Of Country Living, 10th Edition

by Carla Emery No home, whether in the country, the city, or somewhere in between, should be without this one-of-a-kind encyclopedia. For more than 30 years, people have relied on Carla Emery’s practical, step-by-step advice on basic self-sufficiency skills such as how to cultivate a garden, buy land, bake bread, raise farm animals, make sausage,… more

Bamboo Utensil Set

We’ve got our travel mugs and our reusable shopping bags. How about a bamboo utensil set to round out the perfect toolkit for life on the go? A handy carabiner on the back lets you clip and carry a fork, knife, spoon and chopsticks wherever they may roam. Perfect for a busy lifestyle and our… more