Learning how to grow your own food is the most empowering feeling. 🌱 It’s such a joy to watch a little seed germinate, then sprout & grow!
Yes we are living in uncertain times, we have the very real threat of shortages across the supply of food, petrol & other essentials. Once upon a time I used to make fun of my ‘Doomsday Prepper’ husband but now he’s like, told you so!
However there’s seriously no need to panic, just get prepared!
A great place to start is growing some of your own food. Not everyone has the space to grow heaps of food, pots and grow bags work really well. But if you’re in a position to, get to work in your backyard. I know you might love your lawns but I figure we can’t eat grass.
We’ve set about planning and building an edible garden, it’s been a process as we didn’t have thousands of dollars to dump into it. That’s just not sustainable, you want your fresh organic produce to save you money not add to the burden of living expenses.
I wanted to take our time, learn permaculture, re-use & repurpose found items, get our soil lush & full of worms. I called on my clever friends who live & breath this for advice. I quickly found that I would preserve the integrity of our soil (and save big $) if I took a different path than the raised wooden garden beds I’d imagined…
I collected cardboard boxes, laid them over our lawn & topped with beautiful wood-chips. This not only killed the grass & weeds it’s also added so much goodness to our soil. Then I followed the ‘No Dig’ garden beds 👩🏼🌾 which I’m loving! There’s heaps of benefits to this method, from improving the quality of the soil by adding beneficial microbes, organisms and minerals. This means healthier, happier crops!
This has been the last piece of the puzzle in self sufficiency for our home, as I said earlier I married a prepper and he’s been getting us ready for years. He was born for this and so were you!
We’re so excited with our little self sustainable Urban Homestead that we want share more with you! We’ve got something pretty special in the works, to be the first to know join the waitlist by adding your email below.
This offering will encompass all that you need to know to help you get the basics of a self sufficient home, whether your living in suburbia, big city, coastal town or rural property. We’ll show you how you can do it all on a budget, save where you can, in order to invest in the most important things.
You’ll get a balance of the feminine and the masculine as my husband Andrew will be joining in the fun!