Urban Homesteading - Community Gardens

Ah, yes, my favorite topic! Community gardens...

Community gardens are a terrific way to grow your own food when you live in an urban or suburban environment. This is exactly the reason they exist!

If you have the opportunity to lease a community garden plot, I think this is the best choice for growing your own vegetables and herbs when you don't have suitable land of your own. 

Definition of a Community Garden

A community...

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Urban Homesteading - Hydroponics at Home (Part 2)

This is the second in a two-part series about Hydroponics at Home for the Urban Homesteader.

I was very careful to post disclaimers on my previous article from last week. Please click this link for the disclaimers, but here's the one-sentence version:

  • This article is not intended to sell you the Tower Garden; I'm writing about it because it's interesting. 

OK, that's out of the way.

Rock Wool for the Tower Garden - 4...

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Urban Homesteading - Hydroponics at Home (Part 1)

A second way you can grow your own food when you don't have land suitable for a traditional garden is through home hydroponic systems. 

Yes, they make home-sized hydroponics growing systems! Technology, right?

Let's explore hydroponics for the home.  But first....

Disclaimer: This article focuses on the Tower Garden by Juice Plus. It is one hydroponic system brand; other designs and brands are available. I am...

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Urban Homesteading - Container Gardening

One of the most important aspects of homesteading is gardening to grow your own food. If you live in an urban or suburban environment, you might not have suitable land for a traditional garden.

Do not despair! You still can grow your own food, even if you don't have land. You can grow in containers.

Plants are adaptable and can thrive when grown in containers. The hardest part is deciding how to make it work...

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Urban Homesteading is Trending, But What Is It, Really?

Urban Homesteading is a buzzword lately. 

Looking into it a bit, I find that Wikipedia says: 

an urban homestead is a household that produces a significant part of the food, including produce and livestock, consumed by its residents. This is typically associated with residents’ desire to live in a more environmentally conscious manner. ("Urban Homesteading." Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 24 January 2021, ...

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Urban Homesteading - Gardening When You Live in the City

Homesteading is having a moment right now. 

I have a few ideas why it's trending. People want

  • More control over how they get their food
  • More control over what's in their food
  • Healthier food full of nutrients, not chemicals
  • To produce food in a sustainable way - reduce the environmental impact of large-scale farming
  • To connect with the natural world

Yes and yes! If you're reading this article, this is resonating with you,...

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