Sustainability

This section combines gardening and architecture, and includes books on sustainable building and gardening, organic gardening, DIY building, and other environmentally conscious lifestyle choices.

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Backyard ChickensCover Image, The Bee Book

David Ingham
Murdoch Books
ISBN 9781743367537
Hardback 2017
Price $AU 35.00
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A fantastic new reference title for those considering backyard poultry.  Chickens are great backyard pets for young and old - they're a natural extension for everyone with a vegie patch, and for those who like eggs but are concerned about the welfare of commercial hens. Dave Ingham offers advice on how to start, including the housing and feeding, and settling of chickens with other pets.

'This book is the what for, how to, where and why of chickens for novices and wranglers alike.' - Costa Georgiadis, ABC Gardening Australia


Tiny Houses Built With Recycled MaterialsCover Image, The Bee Book

Ryan Mitchell
Adams Media
ISBN 9781440592119
Paperback 2016
Price $AU 45.99
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Tiny houses are sustainable low-impact homes under 1000 square feet of space, and allows builders to commit to a philosophical approach of living without excess.  This title is full of ideas for using reclaimed materials and upcycled goods to construct a tiny house that is good for the earth and truly unique. Ryan Mitchell, author of The Tiny Life blog, shows you how to re-purpose everyday items to create your new home, including shipping containers, salvaged barn wood, and reclaimed shingles. Featuring profiles on tiny house owners with photographs and floor plans of the homes, ideas on where to find materials, and what to look for when selecting reclaimed materials.


Your Cabin In The WoodsCover Image, The Bee Book

Conrad E. Meinecke
Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN 9780316395502
Hardback 2016
Price $AU 39.99
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For 70 years, readers have been enjoying Meinecke's classic odes to the simple life, Your Cabin in the Woods (1943) and Cabin Craft and Outdoor Living (1947), and for the first time these books are combined into a deluxe two-color vintage package, featuring hundreds of charming illustrations by Victor Aures.  In writing that is both practical and inspirational, Meinecke details how to turn your dream into a reality, from building plans to choosing land to using tools.


Bush Heritage AustraliaCover Image, Lure of the Thylacine

Sarah Martin (& Bob Brown foreword)
NewSouth
ISBN 9781742235042     
Trade Paperback 2016
Price $AU 39.99
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Started by Bob Brown in 1991, Bush Heritage was born from an urgent mission: to protect pristine land from logging. After buying two blocks of land in Tasmania's Liffey Valley, Brown built a philanthropic organisation to help pay for them. As donations flowed in and the organisation grew, Bush Heritage set its sights on acquiring tracts of land across the country, repairing environmental degradation and bringing native plants and wildlife back to health. Twenty-five years later, with more than one million hectares in its care, Bush Heritage's achievements are celebrated in this book along with its growth from humble beginnings into a large non-profit with benefactors all over the world.


The New Complete Book of Self-SufficiencyCover Image, DK Self

John Seymour
Dorling Kindersley
ISBN 9781405345101
Hardback 2009
Price $AU 59.99
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The new edition of this enduring classic from the founding father of modern self-sufficiency, John Seymour, is still the key reference to living off the land. Covering all the practicals from ploughing fields to milking cows as well as information on how to create an urban organic garden and harness natural energy, this is perfect for anyone aspiring to the self-sufficient lifestyle. Packed with Seymour's tried-and-tested tips and invaluable nuggets of advice, discover how to reap the harvest, respect the land, stay healthy and waste nothing.


The Bee BookCover Image, The Bee Book

Dorling Kindersley
ISBN 9780241217429
Hardback 2016
Price $AU 40.00
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Featuring over 80 self-contained projects, from growing your own food organically, cooking home-grown produce, keeping selected livestock, and leading a more sustainable lifestyle, this down-to-earth yet practical guide is the perfect start for someone looking to go 'green'. Offers urban, suburban and rural projects.


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