Celebrations, storm warnings, formulas, recipes, and country dances-renowned author Alicia Bay Laurel harvests them all in this unforgettable book first published more than thirty years ago. Living on the Earth is for people who would rather chop wood for fire than work behind a desk to pay the electric company. A DIY guide to sustainable living, bohemian style, and conscious living that she created at Wheeler Ranch commune in northern California in the late 1960s. Besides its utility as a craft, gardening, construction, herbal remedy and recipe book, Living on the Earth documents utopian commune life in the late ‘60s. It’s also a seminal book design with a recognizable (and much imitated) illustration style. The illustrations continue to appear on fashion and other merchandise from Japan. For some people, Living on the Earth is a source of spiritual inspiration, since it demonstrates living joyously without a lot of money and consumer goods, living close to, and protecting, nature, and living in harmony with others.