519: Melissa Norris on Feeding A Family.
Growing enough food to provide for a family of four all year.
In This Podcast:
If you had to exist just from the food in your yard, what would you be eating? Melissa Norris would have very few lifestyle changes. She is a professional homesteader who grows and preserves enough fruits, vegetables, and meat on her property to feed her family all year long. Here, she discusses what’s growing in her garden, season extending for longer harvests, planning for a year’s worth of food, the amount of space it takes to feed a family of four, and her new book.
Melissa is a 5th generation homesteader and believes everyone can and should grow some of their own food. She’s the host of the Pioneering Today Podcast and founder of the Pioneering Today Academy where she teaches people how to live a homegrown and homemade life in a modern world.
Listen in and learn about:
- Growing up in a homesteading lifestyle
- A health scare that made her aware of food quality
- How to homestead with a full-time job
- Her podcast and how it came to be
- How she feeds her family of 4 out of her backyard
- What’s growing in Melissa’s garden
- How she grows and preserves a year’s worth of fruits, vegetables, and meat
- Her surprisingly small produce growing space
- Season extending methods
- The Pioneering Today Academy
- Melissa’s free gift for our listeners
As well as:
Her failure – Staying in a job that wasn’t right instead of having faith in her abilities and changing careers.
Her success – Her kids and their ability to navigate the garden and kitchen.
Her drive – Seeing positive change and teaching people how to create the change they want.
Her advice – Whatever it is you think you should do, start doing it!
Books written by Melissa *
Melissa’s Book recommendations*:
“Super Human” by Dave Asprey
How to reach Melissa:
Head over to familygardenplan.com for Melissa’s free chart that helps you figure out how much you need to plant of each fruit or vegetable to feed your family this year.
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