By Raleigh Briggs
Bloomington, Indiana: Microcosm Publishing, 2008
Dimensions: 5" x 7"
Binding: perfect bound
Color: color cover, b&w throughout
Edition size: unknown
We love creative approaches to sustainable and resilient living. This book is beautifully made and has easy to understand. It has well-illustrated instructions for doing things around the house. It is packed with information that will help you get valuable skills and find ways to unplug from the hyper-consumerist society we live in.
Here is what Microcosm says of the book:
Raleigh Briggs teaches us how to craft a sustainable domestic life outside of consumer consciousness. And it's not as hard as we may think! This hand-drawn book of charming tutorials is both fun and accessible. It's full of simple skills that anyone can and should learn. From creating tinctures and salves, to concocting all-natural cleaners, to gardening basics, this book is great for anyone looking to live more simply and truly do it themselves.
Read what others have to say:
"Saving a buck has become de rigueur. The only trouble is that cheap has supplanted thrift as stores proffer affordable products courtesy of low-wage labor and disposable design. Wheres the revolution!? Make Your Place is a forceful antidote to the cheapening of thrift culture: a meticulously hand-lettered, pint-size volume of natural first aid, nontoxic cleaning and body care, and gardening know-how. When you raise your fist against the values that derailed our economy, lift this book in it."
- Get Thrifty, Not Cheap, by Julie Hanus, Utne Reader, November-December 2009
It's not easy being green - especially as ready-made corporate pseudo-solutions to everday needs are pushed down our throats by the new "green" capitalism, making sustainability (or rather a vague feeling of absolution from guilt over habits of overconsumption) a privilege for those who can afford it. So naturally we were exceptionally pleased to see the latest from our friends at Microcosm Publishing, Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills - a compilation of simple, really sustainable solutions to basic problems - with sections on organic gardening, industrial chemical-free house-cleaning, and natural health remedies.
- Red Emma's Bookstore
By Raleigh Briggs