Saturday: Design Your Home Library or Create Your Urban Homestead
Aspiring urban homesteaders! Gather at the Schlessman Family Branch at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 14 to get started with Sundari Kraft. With her book The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Urban Homesteading anyone can learn how to live sustainably and responsibly — and save money and time — in an urban environment. She shares her knowledge of: growing organic food and preserving it; composting; raising chickens, dwarf goats, rabbits, bees, and fish; making cheese, yogurt, and other foods; creating your own non-toxic cleaning products; and other ways to cut costs and live green. The book has all the information you need to become a successful urban homesteader, including information on zoning laws. Ms. Kraft is the owner of Heirloom Gardens LLC, a multi-plot urban farm in NW Denver, and is also the founder of Sustainable Food Denver, an advocacy group. She is co-chair of the Denver Sustainable Food Policy Council. She lives in Denver with her husband and their chickens, ducks, dwarf goats, bees, cats and Chihuahua. Books will be for sale at the event.
If you'd rather concentrate on the great INDOORS, join us at Ross-Cherry Creek at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday for Home Library Design. Thatcher Wine of Juniper Books will cover the basics of book collecting and arranging your books. He will share his thoughts on the future of the printed book and show off a number of photos of the eye catching designs he has created for book covers and entire libraries.
Look for other great Fresh City Life My Branch events here! Happy homesteading!
All DPL locations will be closed November 27, and will close at 4 p.m. November 26. The Westwood Branch Library will be closed November 27-30. More...