The Suburban Micro-Farm
The Suburban Micro-Farm is Amy Stross’ new book chronicling her experiences on her 10th of an acre homestead.
When Amy moved to a house with a typical suburban sized yard, she didn’t have any background in gardening, let alone suburban farming. She joined a CSA because she wanted local and fresh food. That particular CSA encouraged their members to help on the farm. This got her hands in the dirt and was her first introduction to growing food. It didn’t take long for her to realize that she really liked raising her own vegetables. Continue reading
Episode 79 – Bonding with Your Soil
Building a good relationship with your soil may not be high on your list of New Year’s resolutions.
But it’s key to establishing a healthy, abundant garden, according to Linda Borghi.
In this episode of the podcast, Linda, co-founder of the online educational site, Farm-A-Yard, returns to dig a little deeper into the topic of soil.
We have chickens. Many, many chickens. And among them wander quite a few roosters. Some are magnificent and really are looking out for their girls – others are loud little punks and rather annoying. For…
In this podcast Marianne and I give a Fall homesteading update, both personal and from a national perspective.
Episode 56 – Bio-Energetic Farming
Evan Folds developed a system called bio-energetic farming after experiencing a shift in perspective.
Episode 55 Amy & Stacy from SEPP
What is SEPP?
I am glad you asked. SEPP is short for Sow Edibles Permaculture Podcast. Yes, you got it. This is a podcast about another podcast. Really more about the people behind that other podcast called SEPP. In their podcast, Amy and Stacy are sharing their journey of becoming homesteaders and building a self-sufficient homestead farm.
For many of us, homesteading is just a dream we entertain on coffee breaks.
Linda Borghi wants to turn the tide on the industrial/agricultural system by building a movement around backyard farming.
The problem with the agriculture industry is that we are dependent on it, she says. So, with the help of some friends, Linda is launching an online webinar series that aims to teach people how to “Farm-a-Yard” to meet their own family’s food needs or to generate $75,000 on a half acre of land in a 22 week season.
Edible native plants are often written off as weeds by most people.
But as Peggy Otterstrom has learned, these plants are often undiscovered treasures filled with nutrition, medicine and effortless natural beauty.
Marianne has been raising chickens for a few years now and has picked up quite a few great tips for reducing chicken feed costs. She shares them in Episode 42 of the podcast. But for…