Cricket Aldridge on Suburban Homesteading.

Cricket Aldridge on Suburban Homesteading. Finding personal euphoria in your own backyard. – – – – Cricket is natural homesteader. Growing up in rural Idaho with a garden, a horse, and lots of home canned food, she brings those sensibilities to her suburban home in Phoenix. Add a little dose of cottage garden flavor and…

Shawn and Beth Dougherty on Farmsteading

Shawn and Beth Dougherty on Farmsteading Utilizing managed intensive grazing to maximize benefit for land and animals.   Shawn and Beth have been farming together since the 1980’s, for the last twenty years in eastern Ohio, where they manage 24 acres designated by the state as ‘not suitable for agriculture’.  Using intensive grazing as the primary source…

Cecilia Nedelko on Growing Organically

Cecilia Nedelko on Growing Organically Producing an abundant and varied harvest through truly organic techniques.   Cecilia is a Master Gardner, permaculturist, seed saver, a dowser and an herbalist.   Gardening has been a passion all her life.  She is the founder and owner of “Cecilia’s Garden” and has transformed her residence into an urban farm…

Housing Animals on an Urban Farm

Housing Animals on an Urban Farm By Liz Greene If you’re looking to expand your urban farming effort to include animals, it’s important to check your city’s zoning codes to determine what animals are allowed — and under what conditions. If you have approval from the city, consider getting your neighbors’ blessing before you buy…