The Urban Homestead – This family is just so inspiring.

I have been following this family for a few years admiring what they do / have done. Whereas my husband just knows what he wants and just does it I am a reader, thinker, needing inspiration(er)! These guys grow 6000 lb of food annually on 1/10 acre and earn their income off it. We are sheer amateurs, these guys are totally self sufficient off a suburban home in USA.

“Surrounded by urban sprawl and just a short distance from a freeway, the Urban Homestead project is a family operated and highly productive city farm. It is also a successful, real-life working model for sustainable agriculture and eco living in urban areas and has been featured in multiple news medias both nationally and internationally.

Our work in creating Urban Homesteading as a flourishing and self-sufficient lifestyle using minimum resources and land has been referenced as a progressive and forward-thinking example and sourced as the representation of future city planning and reclamation worldwide.

For over a decade, we have proved that growing ones’ own food can be sustainable, practical, successful and beautiful in urban areas. We harvest 3 tons of organic food annually from our 1/10 acre garden while incorporating many back-to-basics practices, solar energy and biodiesel in order to reduce our footprint on the earth’s resources. This website documents the many steps we have taken and hopes to inspire fellow travelers on their own life-changing journey”


5 thoughts on “The Urban Homestead – This family is just so inspiring.

  1. This approach could spread to countries where there is not enough food at present; I know it might not change everything, but even some food is better than none. In the meantime, I hope more and more urban dwellers see the possibilities in growing at least some of their own food.
    Thanks for the post. I’m re-blogging! ~ Linne


    • Hi Linne. I was just watching youtube videos before of the new ‘poor’ in America and it applies to other Western countries including our own New Zealand. There was one teenage boy who started crying because there was no food, it just broke my heart. You are so right “some food is better than none”.


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