Seed swaps are annual community events where gardeners trade seeds with other local gardeners and farmers. These events generally take place in the spring each year at a local community centre. Seed swaps are the perfect place to find seeds which are often free or very affordable, come with growing tips, and are already adapted […]
Learning to become an urban homesteader is all about the art of making do with what you have, where you are and going forward into a dream. A dream where you can take care of yourself, grow your own food, and be “one with” the world around you. Pursued in different ways around the world […]
Don’t have room for a garden? Well you are in luck because you don’t have to have a plot of land to grow some of your own foods. Some of my very favorite greens to eat are microgreens, and you can grow them in a corner of your house with very few supplies, and only […]
When you live within the city limits you tend to have restrictions on the types of animals you can own, and chickens are no exception. But, just because you are allowed to keep chickens on your property does not mean that the neighbors will be understanding, especially if your hens are noisy or stinky due […]
Can you homestead in the city, raising a garden, chickens, and even goats? You sure can! We have done it successfully for the last 8 years, growing and learning more each year. There are some things you will need to know before you begin, however, to avoid heartbreak later on.
Homesteading is about reviving old skills, a lifestyle of self-sufficiency, joining others on the journey, sharing your knowledge to pass down for generations, turning away from a consumer culture and finding happiness with less. Many Homesteaders, rural and urban, practice: Agriculture, Food Preservation, Textile Production, Use Renewable Energy, Preserve Heirloom Vegetables, Raise Livestock and Bees, […]