“To me, homesteading means engaging in a give-and-take relationship with the earth. That means growing your own food, cooking from scratch, raising backyard livestock, collecting rainwater, simplifying your life, reducing your impact, and basically not being a jerk to Mother Nature. She is, after all, part of the reason why we are surviving.” – Kelli […]
It is often the case that human activity negatively affects the environment. For example, human food production is often seen as being at odds with conservation efforts. Yet, the reality is that edible gardening actually has the potential to reduce deforestation and improve biodiversity. Here’s a look at how food production can not only lighten […]
Hey Everyone! I’m so excited to post this collection of my Mama Z Gardening tidbits together for you. Please subscribe to the DrEricZ.com YouTube channel to make sure that you always get the latest and greatest from the Z Homestead! Below, you’ll see my 5-part Window Sill Gardening Series and how I Mix Nutritious Dirt. […]
Living on 1/5 acre, a self-sufficient family of six needed more growing space. Read how Sarah at thriftygoodlife resolves to stay in her Downtown home, but begin farming the neighborhood!
As a beginner gardener my greatest frustration was know what to plant, and when to plant it. Living here in Phoenix, our growing season is usually completely opposite of the rest of the country. Trying to follow most online gardeners left me with nothing growing, stunted growth or burned-up plants. But, truly, avoiding these mistakes […]
When ever we entertain and have guests over for dinner, I am always surprised at how impressed our friends are with our homemade salad dressings. I guess everyone’s tastes buds have been fried by all the preservatives and flavorings in store-bought vinaigrettes nowadays, because mine are not “delicacies.” Or at least we don’t think so! […]