When designing a homestead based on permaculture principles, it’s essential to draw out a few maps before getting started. This process is akin to putting together a puzzle. Dumping out and looking at all the pieces from a bird’s-eye view before putting together the puzzle gives you a vision for your ultimate goal, so your efforts are maximized and the final layout is a low maintenance homestead.
Wet soil can be a challenge for even the most experienced gardeners. If you’re dealing with damp soil, here are some tips for improving the condition, and 20 perennials crops that might grow well there.
Think you can’t have a homestead without a garden? Think again! If you don’t have a garden, don’t despair. There are a lifetime of skills to learn. Here are 80 productive skills to start your path to homesteading without a garden.
Does your garden often get overshadowed by your busy schedule? Are you looking for a low maintenance garden that fits your lifestyle? Here are some crops that will allow you to reap an abundant harvest with less work.
Flowers in the vegetable garden can improve biodiversity and reduce the incidence of pests. There are plenty of flowers that can be planted throughout the vegetable garden, but here are my six favorite flowers chosen for their ability to support vegetable crops.
Are you dealing with soil that is high in clay or sand? Most gardeners need to amend soil to improve it, and here are some of my favorite organic soil amendments that can help.
When we think of growing food for our family right outside our door, there are all kinds of excuses that can crop up to stop us in our tracks. Here are five myths about micro-farming that can keep you from reaching your goal.
Would you like to grow food for your family, but are unsure of how to start? In this article, I’ll outline six mistakes new micro-farmers often make and six ways you can set yourself up for success.