We all want to enjoy life and integral to this is finding a healthier, more satisfying way of living. Whether you've fantasized about running your own smallholding, dreamed of keeping hens, or just worried about what has been sprayed on your shop-bought tomatoes, then this is the book for you.
By promoting and certifying organic farming methods and products, the Soil Association has been encouraging us to enjoy life for over 50 years. Here they bring together a number of leading organic experts to show you how easy it is to incorporate aspects of self-sufficiency and organic living into your daily routine. Filled with ideas for making small changes as well as advice on establishing a completely organic lifestyle, this practical guide will show you how to produce home-grown organic food, teach you basic animal husbandry, give you tips on how to minimize pollution and even save money on your electricity bill. So whether you aspire to complete self-sufficiency or just a greener home, this book is an indispensable guide.
Foreword by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, one of the most popular TV chefs Expert advice in partnership with the Soil Association; the number-one organization for organic food and farming standards
Contributors Foreword by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall What is the real good life? Part 1: Grow your own Your soil Vegetables and herbs Fruit Part 2: Home farm Keeping hens Keeping ducks and geese Keeping livestock Keeping bees Part 3: The organic home Natural health and beauty The green home Appendix The Soil Association Index