Are you wanting to produce your own food, save on utility costs, conserve resources, or create less waste? Then check out the books on self-sufficiency in the Home Neighborhood.

DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner: 26 Ways to Build a Self-Reliant Lifestyle provides step-by-step projects that will help you grow your own food, build a greenhouse, set up a root cellar, raise chickens and keep a beehive, and work with solar energy. There are also tips on how to conserve resources and recycle what you already have. This book is geared to be of help to both the novice and the experienced self-reliant person.

Little House in the Suburbs: Backyard Farming and Home Skills for Self-sufficient Living gives easy-to-follow advice on how to become more independent by growing food in your own yard. Also included are recipes for natural deodorant, toothpaste, lip balm, and other beauty products. There are also step-by-step instructions for making soap and natural cleaning products.

Find these books and many more in the Library’s Home Neighborhood.


Marta Miles

My name is Marta Miles, and I have been a reference librarian at TSCPL for 32 years. I'm a life-long animal lover and owner. I've owned guinea pigs, hamsters, fish, dogs, rabbits, and birds. I currently share my abode with a Bernese Mountain Dog named Boomer and a cockatiel named Piper. Come see me if you have questions about the Pets Neighborhood. You can also contact me if you have questions about books in our Home Neighborhood.