Lemons and Lavender

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Contact: Eileen Duhné

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415-459-2573

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DETOX YOUR BUDGET, HOME AND FOOD:

LEARN TO LIVE THE ECO-FABULOUS GOOD LIFE

With the discernment and panache of the art curator she once was, Billee Sharp has assembled an inspiring and instructive guide to living the handmade life by consuming less and creating more.  LEMONS AND LAVENDER: The Eco Guide to Better Homekeeping (publishing on Earth Day, April 22) is a step-by-step handbook to freecycling, budget-savvy, barter-better wisdom for a diminishing environmental footprint, revolutionized spending habits and living more joyfully and creatively.

The unconventional and endlessly practical stepdaughter of Stewart Brand, R. Buckminster Fuller, Ram Dass and Rachel Carson, Billee Sharp applies inimitable moxey and refreshing new ideas to familiar DIY territory:

  • make money from selling used electronics at gazelle.com
  • have a “naked lady” party, where you trade unwanted clothing with friends
  • get rid of your clothes dryer (Billee’s family of four lowered their electric bill 20% by hanging their laundry)
  • join celebrities like Sir Paul McCartney in adopting meat-free Mondays

Learn how to cook healthy meals for pennies, cure minor maladies from the kitchen cabinet, save big dollars with small repairs to household appliances and eco-clean your house with lemons and lavender.  Billee Sharp’s friendly voice and practical wisdom prove that thrift is a virtue.

“Billee Sharp has written down the bones for a “Whole Life Catalog. “ Her work brings a new spiritual dimension to the art of living. A must-read for all humans.”—Mickey Hart, drummer for The Grateful Dead

“My copy of Lemons and Lavender is filled with highlights, post-its and dog-eared pages marking the cool things I want to do. Even a life-long cheapskate like me learned a lot of ways to live fabulously frugal!”—Lara Starr, co-author of The Frugal Foodie Cookbook


Billee Sharp was a contemporary art curator and gallerist in London, working with the YBA group of artists before moving to San Francisco in 1993, where she started a family and record label with her husband Jonah Sharp, a pioneering electronic musician, founded a green cleaning business and curated many multimedia cultural events.

 

LEMONS AND LAVENDER

The Eco Guide to Better Homekeeping

By Billee Sharp

Paperback original, $15.95

7½” x 7½”, 264 pages

ISBN: 978-1-936740-10-9

Publication Date: April 22, 2012

Contact: Eileen Duhné

415/459-2573 and eduhne@comcast.net


Lemons and Lavender


Billee Sharp's Author Photo