Today, as many of us are becoming more eco-conscious and concerned with carbon footprints and other pressing environmental issues, thoughts are turning to ways of sustaininga simpler, greener way of life in which we are producers rather than consumers. For many, complete self-sufficiency may be an unattainable dream, but small ways can be found in which to provide for some of our own basic needs. This book walks readers through the sometimes complicated set-up of self-sufficient homes, and the art of planning and planting a garden that can grow enough food, choosing and keeping animals, finding and harvesting food. Tips throughout the book can help readers who are not able to live an entirely self-sufficient life find small ways to waste less and make choices that are more green. A Practical Guide to Self-Sufficiency is a necessary addition to the library of anyone trying to connect more with the land and raise their own animals, grow their own food, and waste less.