Homesteading

Urban Homesteading Gaining Traction: Are you In?

To some, the words urban and homestead just don’t seem to mix. However, more and more people are realizing their lifelong dream of becoming...

3 Reasons to Stop Using Peat and What to Use Instead

Peat is a fibrous material made up of partially decomposed plant materials and natural forms in the earth in locations that fulfil particular requirements....

How Playing in the Dirt Can Make You Happy and Keep...

If young children are left to their own devices, they would happily play in the mud for hours. Dirty hands, feet, and faces don’t...

Make Your Own Healing Chickweed Salve

Chickweed is a common weed found around the house and garden, usually in moist and shady spots. Although a European native, it has become...

Grow Your Own Hand Rescue Salve

Gardening and health are intrinsically linked. You grow your own fruits and vegetables, so you begin to eat more whole, fresh food. You have...

This is the Ultimate Antidote to Insomnia and More

Gardening, as a hobby or occupation, is not only a delightful and rewarding activity, but the benefits of gardening include its positive effects on...

What is a Chicken Moat and How to Build One

The concept of a moat to protect a piece of property is not a new one. In medieval times, a wide, deep trench was...

How to Build an Herb Spiral

Once you have the materials and a plan, you can build an herb spiral in an afternoon. This sturdy bed will last for years...

What is an Herb Spiral and Why You Need One

This innovative garden method is the urban gardener's dream. It takes a long, space-monopolizing row bed and turns it into a compact, efficient spiral...

What is a Keyhole Garden and Why Make One?

Keyhole gardens are a way of integrating several gardening chores for easy management. It includes growing vegetables, watering the beds, and composting garden waste,...