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Recommended Reading

View of list of recommended books on self sufficiency and growing




Recommended Reading

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Becoming self sufficient is not easy and requires hard work and a life time of experience. However, there are a wide range of books available which will give you a leg up and help where your experience is lacking. Below are a selection which we would recommend.

Five Acres and Independence: A Handbook for Small Farm Maintenance

Self Sufficiency


The Smallholder's Manual

New Complete Self-sufficiency: The Classic Guide for Realists and Dreamers

Five Acres and Independence: Practical Guide to the Selection and Management of the Small Farm

Starting with a Smallholding

Successful Small-scale Farming: An Organic Approach

Urban Dreams Rural Realities: In Pursuit of the Good Life

Out of Your Townie Mind: The Reality Behind the Dream of Country Living

Growing Vegetables


The Complete Vegetable Gardener: A Practical Guide to Growing Fresh and Delicious Vegetables

The Fruit and Vegetable Gardener: The Complete Practical Guide to Kitchen Gardening, from Planning and Planting to Harvesting and Storing

The Great Vegetable Plot

Allotment Gardening: An Organic Guide for Beginners

Keeping Livestock


Starting with Pigs: A Beginners Guide

Starting with Chickens: A Beginners Guide

How to Build Animal Housing: 60 Plans for Coops, Hutches, Barns, Sheds, Pens, Nest Boxes, Feeders, Staunchions and Much More

Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self Reliance



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