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grow your own food

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.

cook & PReserve

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.

Do it Yourself

When you can make or build something yourself, you save money and become more self-reliant. From energy efficiency projects to homemade gifts and natural cleaning, we've got you covered.

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Homesteaders’ Book Club Spring 2021: No-Dig Gardening

We’re pleased to announce that started in March 2021, the Hometeaders’ Book Club will be reading a brand new gardening resource from Cold Springs Press: The Complete Guide to No-Dig Gardening: Grow beautiful vegetables, herbs, and flowers – the easy way! Read on to learn…

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How to Stock a Self-Reliant Pantry

Stocking your pantry is a common strategy to prepare for emergencies or the need to space out visits to the grocery store. It is a reasonable idea, and one that came in handy in 2020 – the year of the pandemic. But you don’t have…

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