The Lady Farmer Guide to Slow Living: Cultivating Sustainable Simplicity Close to Home


A small guide for those seeking a life of beauty, simplicity, and sustainability.


Table of Contents:
Sowing Seeds of Slow Living
Section One: Slow Food
Slow Food is Real Food
Slow Food is Local Food
Slow Food is Live Food
Section Two: Slow Fashion
From Seed to Sewn to Sold
Seed: Farm to Closet
Sewn: Fabric Sourcing & Manufacturing
Sold: A Good Price
Section Three: Slow Spaces
The Earth As Our Home
List of Resources
21 Day Slow Living Shift
Works Cited

A small guide for those seeking a life of beauty, simplicity, and sustainability.

In this simple and inspiring lifestyle handbook, Mary Kingsley – novelist, wife, mother, homesteader and co-founder of Lady Farmer – briefly discusses the history of humanity’s relationship with the natural world, how that relationship has shifted, and how the concept of “slow living” can return health to ourselves and our planet. This guide not only includes an exploration of the damage done by our fast-food, fast-fashion, fast-everything culture, but offers simple ways each of us can help to heal that damage.

Though she lives and works on a small farm herself, the information Kingsley provides in this handy guide can be implemented in city and suburb, helping all of us feel more connected and less out of step with our environment. The Lady Farmer Guide to Slow Living includes stories, tips, recipes, resources, ideas, and questions to get you thinking about your own relationship to the planet, what you eat, what you wear, where you live, and how you live. It even contains three weeks of daily thought exercises to lead you in the process.

The Lady Farmer Guide to Slow Living is the perfect introduction for anyone looking to live a slower, more connected, and more harmonious life on Planet Earth.

Contributor Bio: Kingsley, Mary E
Mary was born in Kingsport, Tennessee surrounded by the hills of southern Appalachia. Writing, a sense of place, and the desire to share experience have always been important to her journey, and play critical roles as she continues to weave her personal narrative. With the kids grown and three works of fiction published as of this writing, she and her husband decided to realize a long-held dream and made the move to a small farm in Maryland. The homesteading lifestyle has fit her like a pen to paper, as she spends the better part of every day outside, living and learning close to the rhythms of the natural world. It has taught her that life is better, healthier and happier when we bring heart and passion to the basics. Being intentional about how we feed and clothe ourselves and ultimately how we live is her day-to-day goal. That’s why she teamed up with daughter Emma in 2016 to create Lady Farmer, a sustainable apparel and lifestyle brand, which has been growing a community of conscious creators in an exciting new paradigm of intentional, sustainable living.

Author: Mary E Kingsley
ISBN: 9780578415956
Format: Paperback
Size: 0.37″ H x 8.5″ L x 5.5″ W (0.46 lbs)
Pages: 158

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