Homesteading: Urban Homesteading
Fed up of consuming mass produced packaged food ?Interested to grow a healthy harvest in your own terrace or balcony? Want to take up gardening as a hobby to relax and rejuvenate your mind? Do you want to save the money that you spend at the expensive organic store? Looking for ways to lead a simplistic life by causing minimum harm to the environment? Urban Homesteading is the solution.
What is Urban Homesteading?
Before people started buying bread and eggs from stores, everyone raised poultry in their backyards and baked bread at their homes. Homesteading is an ancient concept; however, urban homesteading has revived the old techniques of self-sufficiency and adapted them to suit the urban dwellers’ needs. Urban homesteading is not a single concept; it is a collection of various techniques and practices. It includes growing vegetables and fruits, raising animals, preserving food, making bread, cheese and yogurt at home, spinning and knitting, making cleaning products, using solar and wind energy, conserving water and making fertilizers and compost. It is the attempt to consume products made at home and create products rather than purchase mass-produced products from stores.
Jennifer Ross is a former Wall Street Journal and Dallas Morning News reporter;
she lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and children.
She likes spending time with the kids, cook and bake for them.
She loves books, movies, great television, newspapers, magazines and celebrity gossip.
This is the funniest thing I have read in years. The laughs started at location 137 when she touted the advantages of being able to pluck your own carrots fresh off the tree. When she explained how supermarkets use a spray on their carrots to artificially ripen them, I was rolling on the floor.
I haven’t been able to finish it yet. I can’t see the words for the tears in my eyes. Keep up the good work but, for Heavens sake, put a disclaimer in the front so everybody will realize it is a work of fiction.
more self sufficient. So I
started my own veggie garden.
Really glad I found this book.
“Urban Homesteading is loaded
with tips, ideas, and strategies,
to help get you started with self
sufficiency. I really like the chapter on
making your own food. Thanks!
Though rewarding there is NOTHING easy about this a lifestyle. So I suggest most wordly City Slickers and lazy-butts not bother. However if you are tough, persistent, and don’t mind smiling when knee deep in “s***,” this could be for you!Bottom line is Ross has a great guide here with something for everyone to learn. I suggest you read it and let the author know what you think. BRAVO!