Book Review & Giveaway: Permaculture For The Rest Of Us: Abundant Living On Less Than An Acre by Jenni Blackmore
It has been a while since I have done a book review and I am so glad to let you all know that I am adding them back in on the blog and one of the reasons is that I like connecting all of you to amazing resources. When I had the opportunity to read Permaculture For The Rest Of Us: Abundant Living On Less Than An Acre I was so excited because I was like this is so me and so right off the bat the title resonated with me.
Then to my surprise I started reading the first page and I’m like…..Jenni the author is awesome and you read about how she did so much of her homesteading and her off-grid lifestyle independently and well I immediately admired her courage and fortitude. Not only that she did all of this in Coastal Novia Scotia which is tough terrain to manage and does not have the longest growing season.
The pictures of her homestead and maps look like a real working homestead and it’s actually refreshing. So many times I see these pictures in magazines an I am thinking get real…everyone knows when certain vegetables are ready to harvest they fall over and turn brown and it’s anything but glamorous.
I so enjoyed reading this book. I think it’s because we have so much in common and we are both passionate about permaculture and using edibles on your property that you already have! I rarely use that word but it is what suburban homesteading is so no matter if you are urban homesteading, suburban homesteading, or if you have more land or you are just dreaming this book is for you! Actually if you are just dreaming now what is really awesome is that you won’t make the mistakes as others of us has. Jenni walks you through some extremely practical topics of homesteading and you will get started on the right foot with your small-scale farming operation.
So here are some highlights of my favorite topics she covered in-depth in her book:
Best Beginning Crops
She Also Covers some of these topics:
Garlic (for those of you that follow my blog know this is a topic in and of itself)
A breakdown of lesser known foods that you can grow
I never share like to share everything I learned in the entire book because the point is for you to check it out yourself and I know you are going to enjoy it so if you don’t want to wait to see if you win you can purchase her paperback book at the Amazon link below.
Or you can purchase it on kindle at the Amazon link below.
Finally I loved the transparency that Jenni Blackmore shares in this book she really shares her challenges, her successes, and gives you plenty of topics to contemplate your strategy and your plan for when you embark on your permaculture adventures. I am looking forward to to my next book review coming soon so I hope you all come back soon.
So a few things about the giveaway since it is an actual paperback and I am shipping it out it is only open to folks in the continental US and you must be 18 years or older to enter. I wish you the best of luck in this giveaway.
I wish you all a beautiful week….until next time!