Today we are going to be talking about creating and living with a “home grown” lifestyle. We’ll be covering topics like where to start, costs, home gardens, do it yourself recipes, and urban farm animals! A strong trend is today’s lifestyle is self-sufficiency and living a more “homemade” and natural lifestyle. People are growing their own food, making their own cleaning products, and even raising animals for meat, milk, or eggs! I think I would like a couple of fruit trees but then I am afraid of what might go to waste and for me that defeats the purpose.
How to Start a Home Garden:
What are the benefits? This would be healthier for your family and will have less pesticides like is used today on our fruits and vegetables.
DIY Vertical Gardens:
This is an interesting concept especially for those with limited space. Check it out and see if it is something you might be interested in.
Countertop Herb Gardens
Just imagine having herbs at your fingertips to make your meals taste so much better!
Urban Animal Farms:
If you don’t live in the country or a rural community where this is commonplace there are so many benefits for you and your family. Make sure you do your homework and make sure that this is something that your area is zoned for. We live in a rural community where there are plenty of goats, chickens, cows and I know that many of our residents try to live as natural as they can.
- Save money
- Chemical free
- Skin sensitivities
- Controlling ingredients
- Creating a surplus
The amount of money you will save in the long run will help your family’s budget. Making homemade laundry soap is so beneficial to those who may have serious allergy issues. Using cleaning products that you have created yourself using essential oils is not only cost effective but is healthier for your family and your environment and not only that but will make your home smell chemical free.
What benefits do people see?
- Family time/togetherness
- More time spent at home
- Quality of ingredients/food
- Saving money
- Creating and eco-friendly environment
Towergarden.com ($540 complete kit through Juice Plus)
Raising chickensf or eggs.com/ (supplies/coops/feed/timeline) 4 months from chick to egg-laying