Urban Homesteaders

Usually I would think the latter part of March would be a great time to plan for a summer veg patch, but with minus 10 weather and feet of snow in the yard, maybe I have extra time for R&D. Here’s a book I picked up on gardening recently. Well more than gardening, these guys call it ‘urban homesteading’  They teach you how to grow all kinds of vegetables and fruits in a small city lot, even raising chickens.  They may get a little preachy about how everyone should be living like this and there is no excuse not to, but that may be due to there SoCal locale where mother nature hovers around 21 degrees.  They have some pretty cool projects for saving and distributing rain water, and also ways to grow on balconies or in apartments. It’s kinda like gardening for hipsters. That said it would likely be good for mother earth to make ideas like this hip.

The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City (Process Self-reliance Series) like around 10 bucks on amazon.

2 Comments

  1. christie says:

    I want that book, it sounds like it would be full of good info. I’m reading Omnivore’s Dilemma right now.

  2. nicole says:

    Our mini plant collection is a total tease–they keep starting out really well and then suddenly looking utterly dismal. We had to say goodbye to our cute cilantro the other day. On the upside it looks like our banana tree is growing bananas!

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