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As an author, I love sharing ideas with my readers. As a reader and a maker and an experimenter? I simply love to be inspired by the projects created by others. The following resources will broaden your knowledge as you delve even further into crafting your homespun DIY lifestyle. From home cooking to herbs, from gardening to animal husbandry, the books and resources below will bolster your familiarity with topics that intrigue you — and maintain your to be read pile at a sufficient level.

Many of the resources included below are listed at the back of my book, but I’ve expanded on the list here, as there are fewer space limitations on the web. The books and websites you see here are live links that will take you directly to more information and in some cases an opportunity to purchase via my affiliate link with Bookshop. (Purchases through Bookshop support independent booksellers.)


Additional online resources

Cultures for HealthNon-GMO Project ~ Slow Food USA ~ National Center for Home Food Preservation


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Environmental Working Group ~ Lye Calculator ~ The Herbal Academy


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Cooperative Extension


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The Livestock Conservancy


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Animated knots ~ Edible Wild Food ~ National Audubon Society ~ Nature Tracking ~ The Natural Navigator ~ The Seaweed Site ~ USDA Plants Database (plant ID) ~ Wildflower Guide

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About the author: Kris Bordessa Kris Bordessa founded Attainable Sustainable as a resource for revitalizing vintage skills. Her book, Attainable Sustainable: The Lost Art of Self-Reliant Living (National Geographic) offers a collection of projects and recipes to help readers who are working their way to a more fulfilling DIY lifestyle. She’s a certified Master Food Preserver and longtime gardener who loves to turn the harvest into pantry staples.