Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs: The Thrivalist's Guide to Life Without Oil

Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs: The Thrivalist's Guide to Life Without Oil

Wendy Brown


In the latter 1/2 the 20 th century, the proportion of the entire American inhabitants dwelling in suburbs grew to almost fifty percentage. Fossil fuels have been affordable and ample, and car-dependent, energy-intensive life got here hand in hand with this demographic transition. within the age of height Oil, environmental disaster, and a failing financial system, it's principal that we rework the suburbs into sustainable communities.

Surviving the Apocalypse within the Suburbs envisions a suburban evolution—from remoted cookie cutter homes with manicured lawns and two-car garages to small, heavily packed, effective, interdependent homesteads. This consultant to simplifying suburbia and adopting a reduce power way of life breaks down all our simple wishes and describes how they may be met after the lack of the fashionable conveniences we at present take with no consideration. From small-space gardening thoughts and a advisor to small farm animals to pointers on cooking and heating, sanitation techniques, and lots more and plenty extra, it is a entire advisor to changing into extra self-sufficient anywhere you live.

Required examining for somebody attracted to elevated self-reliance and a decrease carbon footprint, Surviving the Apocalypse within the Suburbs might help you glance prior the white wood fence to a brand new global of possibilities.

Wendy Brown is a suburban homesteader becoming roots (both actually and figuratively) in southern Maine the place she and her kin have made the transition from a totally based, consumerist way of life to 1 of dwelling debt-free in a snug, extra effective domestic in a fascinating position with a bountiful garden.

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