A guide to sustainable living offers advice on choosing, starting, and maintaining plants; making seedling pots, composters, and a drip irrigation system; and cooking, canning, and preserving garden vegetables.
Want to learn to make your own soap? Mend your torn clothes? Grow your own cucumbers? Carry your groceries and children on a bicycle? This four book box set teaches you the basics and beyond. Authors Raleigh Briggs, Robyn Jasko, and Elly Blue are your friendly guides to a new, cozy, sustainable life at home and in the world. Live your own revolution! Books included in this set: Make Your Place by Raleigh Briggs Make It Last by Raleigh Briggs Homesweet Homegrown by Robyn Jasko Everyday Bicycling by Elly Blue
The action-packed finale to the imp-filled Grown Sweet Home story arc! Armed with newfound knowledge of humanity, Dr. Zomboss launches a strike at the heart of Neighborville . . . and also sparks a series of all-star plant-versus-zombie brawls! Brian Churilla (Hellbreak, Creepy Comics) draws this month's bonus stories! Eisner Award winner Paul Tobin continues his hilarious PVZ run! More than 500,000 PVZ collections sold!
Drawing on some of the articles and advertisements which appeared in Good Housekeeping magazine between 1922 and 1939, this book paints a picture of home life and the work involved in maintaining a household at that time. It charts the revolution which took place in the Twenties as young women, deprived of the servants their mother had enjoyed, rebelled against monotonous household chores and demanded new labour-saving gadgets. Many of the articles were written by leading writers, such as Vera Brittain, Rebecca West and Evelyn Waugh. The advertisements tell just as fascinating a tale as the editorial pages, with brave new inventions such as the Hoover vacuum cleaner or Radiation gas fire.
The "house" is one of American folk art's most popular and prominent motifs, and this beautiful, authoritative volume is the first of its kind to explore this symbol in all major folk art media. The book is also a record of America's lost architectural heritage-- many of the buildings featured are no longer standing. Each chapter focuses on a specific folk art category and includes an in-depth, detailed introduction to the subject followed by a comprehensive gallery of images accompanied by extended captions that provide a symbolic, social, and economic context for each piece. Every folk art format is featured: quilts, rugs, needlework, furnishings, paintings, and drawings, among others. The unique folk art objects presented are culled from dealers' wares, unpublished private and corporate collections, auction houses, and major folk art museums in the country. With its wealth of photography and insightful text, and introduction by Gerard C. Wertkin, Director of the Museum of American Folk Art in New York City, Home Sweet Home is an excellent resource for collectors, history and nostalgia buffs, and those interested in Americana.