Living the Good Life in the City

Living the Good Life in the City

A Journey to Self-Sufficiency

Be inspired to turn your own urban corner green, no matter how small your space

Sara Ward has transformed her Victorian terraced house in London into an urban smallholding, 'Hen Corner'. Sara passionately believes that it’s possible to combine the benefits of urban living with some of the qualities associated with the country living dream: spending time with nature, producing and making our own food, sustainability and community, and in Living the Good Life in the City she shares some of the ways she and her family have brought city and country together, and shows that you, too, can make a difference to how you live and the food you eat.

Divided into sections covering Make, Grow, Preserve, Keep, and Celebrate, Living the Good Life in the City is packed full of recipes, stories, tips and tricks including baking bread, making your own jam, pasta, sausages and cheese, keeping bees and livestock, preserving, foraging, harvesting and celebrating with food.

Make explores our power and responsibilities as consumers and encourages us to start making food from scratch. In Grow – whether in a window box or allotment – Sara shares her experience of how to grow your own ingredients for the family table whilst Preserve is how to process your harvest to enjoy it all year round. In Keep Sara explores options for keeping chickens, bees and larger livestock, sharing the joys and responsibilities that come with that. Celebrate is about marking the highlights of the year with delicious recipes for family and friends. Finally, Inform brings together Sara’s best resources to inspire the reader to bring ideas into fruition.

Former City banker Sara Ward and her family live the good life complete with hens, bees, a fruitful kitchen garden and a micro bakery. They train and encourage others through their schools' programme and courses.

Sara has written a monthly column for Country Living magazine and is a presenter at the Spring and Christmas Country Living Magazine Fairs. She has been featured in magazines and on television.
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230 x 170
Publication Date
Jul 6, 2023
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