There are several books that I have kept despite repeated purge sessions through my bookcase, all of them are listed in my Affiliate store. Whether you buy them there or through some other source, I recommend getting your hands on them.
Still to many to choose from? Here is a top 5 list, in the order in which I recommend acquiring them:
1. Gaia's Garden: A guide to home-scale permaculture
2. The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping: home landscaping with food-bearing plants and resource-saving techniques
3. Fresh Food from Small Space: The square inch gardener's guide to year-round growing, fermenting, and sprouting.
4. The Encyclopedia of Country Living: an old fashioned recipe book
5. Mini Farming: Self-sufficiency on 1/4 acre
You will find products that I believe have helped in my quest to reduce waste, and practice a more home-focused production, in my store as well.
Additionally, I highly recommend NaturOli for soap nuts and shampoo bars. They practice what they preach and I've been getting soap nuts (never packaged in plastic) from them for longer than most businesses have been carrying them.
If you decide to go paper-product-free, the unbleached cotton shop rags, purchased from Costco or Sam's, work well. They handle repeated washing and sun bleaching very well, and compost easily when their course is run. If you find a better source for such things, I'm all ears. :)
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