Author(s): Linda Cockburn
This book presents an engaging and insightful look at one family's attempts to change their consumer led lifestyle. It includes tips, anecdotes and recipes for the environmentally conscious. In the spirit of BBC2's "It's Not Easy Being Green", here is a winning account of one family's quest to begin changing the world from their own backyard. For six months, Linda Cockburn and her family grew, made, or bartered for their food, generated their own power, collected their own rainwater, and aimed not to spend a single penny. All to discover one thing - is domestic sustainability really possible in the modern world? The author's diary-style entries take you with her on a fascinating journey, and are full of facts, anecdotes, recipes, and advice for anyone interested in changing their consumer-led lifestyle.
Linda Cockburn gave up her job to undertake this experiment, during which she has written several articles for Organic Gardener magazine.