Living the Good Life in the City: A Journey to Self-Suficiency (Hardcover)

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Be inspired to turn your own urban corner green, no matter how small your space

Former banker Sara Ward has transformed her Victorian terraced house in West London into an urban smallholding, ‘Hen Corner’. In this book she shares her journey to self-sufficiency.

In sections headed Make, Grow, Preserve, Keep and Celebrate, the book explores:
  • our power and responsibilities as consumers
  • what you need to do to grow your own for the family table, whether you have a garden or a window box
  • how to keep seasonal produce all year round
  • options for keeping bees and hens and the joys and responsibilities that entails
  • marking the highlights of the year with delicious recipes for family and friends
Throughout Sara includes her tried and tested recipes for specialty breads, marmalade and preserves, cordials, sausages, cheese, fermenting foods, cider, wine and liqueurs, beeswax products, soaps and balms.

About the Author

Former banker Sara Ward and her family live the good life complete with hens, bees, a fruitful kitchen garden and a micro bakery at their home in London. They train and encourage others through their schools program, and courses. Sara is a regular contributor to the media.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781914902956
ISBN-10: 1914902955
Publisher: Pimpernel Press
Publication Date: September 12th, 2023
Pages: 176
Language: English


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