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Urban Homesteading

Four Ways to Grow Your Own Food With Micro Gardening

Growing food crops in small spaces, or micro gardening, is an option for city dwellers with a green thumb hungry for fresh organic produce. You might not be able to feed the entire family...

Homesteading

A Bountiful Harvest with Aquaponic Gardening

If you enjoy a diet filled with vegetables and an occasional serving of fish – as most nutritionists and cardiologists recommend – you would have been right at home in ancient Babylonia...

Self-Reliance

How to Make a Homestead First-Aid Kit

When living off-grid or on a homestead it’s important to be prepared. If you’re living on your own in a rural location, you’ll likely end up doing a decent bit of home repair and labor-intensive

DIY Gardening

Get Your Lasagna Garden Layered up

It was the same thing year after year. I grew more weeds than I did garden. My kids teased me that I had a weed garden with a few cucumbers. I had good intentions, but no time...

Homesteading

Avoid the Landfill…Compost Instead

Fast food isn't the only thing bad for your health. The packaging they serve it to you in is also pretty toxic...even after you throw it away. More than 30% of fast food packaging contains...

Self-Reliance

Five Tips For Selling Goods At A Flea Market

Need some quick cash and don’t have the time to set up an eBay or Amazon store? You can always resort to selling some of your old goods at a flea market. Americans have been...

DIY GardeningHomestead Animals

Feeding Fish and Growing Your Own Food with Aquaponics

Over the weekend I read an article in Harvard Business Review about the challenges Fortune 500 companies face. Apparently, successful executives emphasize the critical value of designing...

Homesteading

The Five Best Farmers’ Markets in Minnesota

Minnesota’s agricultural roots resurface each spring when the ground finally thaws. Farmers’ markets soon pop up all over the state, from small towns to the Twin Cities, home to nearly 20...

Self-Reliance

Self Directed Living Without Compromise

Six years ago, Ed and Laurie Essex swapped their city condo life on the coast for off-grid living in the Okanogan Highlands of Eastern Washington State. But far from roughing it, they live in...