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Self-reliance often starts with feeding yourself from your own land.  What can you grow?  Where can you start?  Check out our gardening section for tips on homestead vegetable gardening and landscaping.

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Shop less and save money by making more of your own food and preserving the food you grow.  Turn your homestead kitchen into a powerhouse of self-reliance with cooking tips from experienced homesteaders.

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How and Why to use Cover Crops in your Garden

This article on planting cover crops in your home garden is sponsored by High Mowing Organic Seeds, our valued partner and one of our favorite seed companies! All photos are courtesy of High Mowing Organic Seeds. — When most people think about cover crops, they think…

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How to Design & Plant Fruit Tree Guilds

A Fruit Tree Guild is a group of plants that are grown together to provide mutual benefits for the fruit tree. The plants in the guild protect the tree from pests and diseases, while also providing nutrients and support. By choosing the right plants for…

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