“Urban Homesteading….what does that mean?” You ask; with a look of curious skepticism in your eye.
Well, at it’s most BASIC level, it just means: being able to grow, raise, and make things at home.
So instead of going to the store and paying $3 for tomatoes, you go out to your little garden and pick some for free.
Instead of buying strawberries, blackberries, garlic, potatoes, herbs, etc…you just go outside and pick some FOR FREE.
Instead of paying $10 for organic honey, you go to your beekeeping area in your backyard and pick up some honeycomb and honey, FOR FREE
eggs FREE milk FREE fruit FREE vegetables FREE all stuff FREE
This is awesome for a number of reasons:
1. It feels good to grow something yourself. I’ve seen gardeners of all ages and backgrounds get such a look of sunshiney satisfaction from picking something that they grew with their own hands and patience.
2. It saves you a lot of money: every one things you can pick from your own garden, is one thing less you have to buy from a store
3. It’s best to eat things that are organic and not GENETICALLY MODIFIED (You don’t want to turn into a zombie, do you?) and by growing your own, you can make sure the only thing in your fruits and veggies are vitamins, nutrients, and sunshine.
4. Gardening = time outside= looking good from working out in your garden and vitamin D from the sun and a nice looking yard and you look younger from all the working out, extra vitamins and nutrients.
Here are a few resources to get you started on having your own urban homestead.
Love this guy (and his beautiful family)…seriously.
MI Gardener, Luke, is so freaking knowledgeable. And he’s repping the Midwest like no other, I mean MAN! He gets lemons and oranges to grow in Michigan in the WINTER. Check out his harvest videos. But also, he TEACHES us all how to do exactly what he does. And it’s ALL ORGANIC. Awesome channel.
Ok, next is Starry, the mountain woman. Love her too. Instead of raised beds like Luke up there, Starry does the full “Back to Eden” method.
Awesome-sauceum-possum. Be forewarned, Starry is pretty addictive…it’s like you’ll start watching her and just keep watching…I don’t know what it is about her, but I really like her.
I really like to watch Taras’ honey videos, super fun and informative. Also a youtuber that you can just watch over and over. LOVE the honey videos, they’re my favorites.
And of course there is the beautiful Annette Larkins who serves as awesome inspiration for homesteading and the raw vegan lifestyle