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In most books, the definition of the word “self sufficient” is simple: If you are self-sufficient, then you need no outside help in satisfying your own needs, especially when it comes to producing your own food and living healthily. However, you’ll probably need to know more about how to become more self reliant if off …

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We’re sharing the best ways to start apartment homesteading so you can become more self-sufficient in nearly any city or state. Because maybe you feel stuck in an urban zone and wish you lived closer to nature – or you want more privacy and an organic lifestyle. Either way, you’re not alone. Globally, city life …

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There has been a lot of hype lately about growing plants and vegetables in raised garden beds, but raised gardens come with some notable disadvantages. In some cases, they only make your garden harder to maintain! I understand the benefits of raised gardens, and for some of you, it’s just the right thing. For example, …

Read More about 9 Disadvantages of Raised Garden Beds [and Tips to Make It Work]

Whether you are new to homesteading or just want to refresh on the basics, it’s always best to have a reliable homesteading book in your library. The homesteading lifestyle prompts families, both young and old, to become more self-reliant, which has a lot of benefits. But – finding reliable information about homesteading isn’t as easy as …

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Are you considering starting your own vegetable garden in your backyard? In my heart of hearts, I genuinely believe that anyone can learn how to start a vegetable garden from scratch. No matter where you are in the world or what your yard looks like, with a bit of effort, you can grow your own …

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Complete guide to how to grow your own tea! Growing your own tea plants is one of the most rewarding things you can do in your garden. Tea has been a part of the human experience since civilization began. It is a great way to add health benefits to our drinks. The benefits of tea …

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In our exploration of temperate food forest layers, we’ve been taking a closer look at each of the seven layers, what we can plant there, and how to design each layer for optimum results across the whole garden.  So far, we’ve looked at the root layer of a food forest, groundcovers and the herbaceous layer, …

Read More about Layers of a Permaculture Food Forest Part 4: Understory and Canopy Trees

Trees with edible leaves? Yes! We can show you that salad grows on trees! We all know that homegrown leaves can be delightful. And delicious! The only problem with annual salad crops is that they require ongoing work. And all without any promise of success in return! That’s why we love growing salad on trees. Planting …

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Grow these usual perennials in your survival garden: they’re the plants that keep on giving! When building a survival garden, trying to organize planting schedules every year for your annual plants can get difficult. On top of that, if you don’t grow enough of something, or if you aren’t able to preserve the extra amount …

Read More about Best Plants to Grow in Your Survival Garden Part 2 – 16 Must-Grow Perennial Edibles