Chickens, Bees, Vegetables, Small Livestock
homesteading is about creating
modern victory gardens for growing
vegetables, raising small farm
animals and working towards a path to freedom.
Freedom to food security, self-sufficient living, and freedom from pesticides.
Most people who live in
with back and front yards, whether they own the property or are just
renting, fail to see what potential they have in owning some land. I
keep saying, and you will find it in my other pages, that you DON'T
need a farm or a homestead for growing vegetables. You can
urban homesteading on a piece of land the size of 1/5 of an acre. See
others who have done the same with their backyard
gardening and learn more about mini-farms.
Urban homesteading is a
concept that is
now sweeping America and other countries who are growing vegetables and
raising small livestock in their backyards like they used to do during
the wartime where victory gardens were encouraged. Victory gardens are
becoming popular once more, and more and more people are looking
and food security. More people are also concerned about the monopolies
of seed companies and so when planting their victory gardens do so with
open-pollinated seeds rather than the hybrids and saving
heirloom seeds for the next season.
What is the point of
having a lovely lawn and nothing else? You can't eat it. It is purely
decorative. What a waste! Dig up your lawns and grow your lunch.
You will be surprised just how much produce you can get from
your suburban block.
For example the videos
Dervaes living in California on a fifth
of an acre, but is able to produce 6000 pounds of food every year! He
feeds himself, his 2 daughters and a son from this land, but he now
runs a business supplying hotels and restaurants with his organically
grown vegetables, eggs etc.
Nowadays, we are so far
growing food for ourselves that our young kids probably recognize
hamburgers and milkshakes more readily than knowing that the wheat that
the buns are made from, and the beef cattle that provide the meat. Not
only that, many kids don't know that milk isn't pink, brown or green
but it's actually white, and comes not in bottles from the factory, but
from the udders of a cow.
well-known UK Chef has
just done a food series on the the plight of eating habits in America.
And America is not alone. Australia, the UK, the UAE, all across the
globe people feed their faces with fat-saturated rubbish, their medical
bills rise, their cholesterol goes sky-high, the diabetes kicks in and
their health deteriorates.
of small livestock that you can keep on your suburban blocks:
spend some time watching these
inspiring videos on urban homesteadsand being self-sufficient and
hopefully you will be growing vegetables in your
backyard! Come and tell us
what you think through our comments page.
URBAN HOMESTEADING ON 1/5th OF AN ACRE
URBAN HOMESTEADING AND LIVING MOSTLY OFF THE GRID
URBAN HOMESTEADING AND KEEPING CHICKENS IN THE CITY
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