Why You Need to Compost

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If you’re reading this, chances are you already know about the importance of growing your own food. In fact, you probably have a few veggies in your backyard garden right now. If you’re like me, you already know which made-from-scratch meal you’re going to cook with those first veggies. Maybe you even have a rain barrel so you can water those spring seedlings. Perhaps you have a couple backyard chickens, which totally amp up the sustainability factor on your urban homestead.

10 things you won’t do after becoming an urban homesteader

Urban homesteading opened us up to new people, and a new (more simple) way of life. Instead of focusing on all of the things we do as urban homesteaders, let's take a look at the things we won't be doing anymore now that we've claimed this title.

Once you’ve been bitten by the urban homesteading bug, there’s no cure. For real. When John and I started our teeny, tiny little garden and first documented it on The Sustainable Couple, we had no idea what we were doing. Fast forward 5 years and we’ve gotten ourselves together. We also have backyard chickens, 6… 

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Edible Shrubs you can easily add to your landscape

Fill your yard with shrubs that are both beautiful and functional! Here's a list of my favorite options

Thanks to Monrovia for sponsoring today’s discussion! I can’t take it anymore, I’m about to burst. I’ve already gotten word that in some parts of the country people are experiencing this phenomenal called “warm weather”. Meanwhile I sit here looking out of my window at a snow storm. All this conversation about the weather, it’s not just… 

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