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What’s A City Homestead?

You might already know what homesteading is (whether it’s on a mountain or in a prairie), but do you know what a city homestead is? These days a lot of people are getting more interested in being self-sufficient and growing their own food. Some even make their own food staples like ricotta cheese, broths and soups because it’s the only way to control what’s in them and how they’re made. An city homestead is about this kind of simple, sustainable life–in the city. Yes, if you have even a little bit of room and you live in the city, you can be a city homesteader.

city garden

Photo: Vmenkov/Wikipedia. City Garden.

There’s a huge sense of satisfaction in knowing that you’re able to grow your own food. Even if you’re just able to do a little bit of growing–it’s worth it. Growing your own herbs, for instance, is a big savings and you’ll know when you cook with them that they couldn’t get any fresher!

About Laura

Laura is passionate about food from real farmers and artisans. She lives with her husband in Grand Rapids on the river. Sometimes it flows over, but mostly she is greeted by the ducks, geese and her neighbor's chickens. They like to hop up on her windowsill and eat the spiders. Yay! She is the co-founder of Two Sister Organics, a natural and organic skin care company, and Eating Local & Organic.

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