Do you want to start homesteading someday but don’t live on your “forever homestead” and don’t plan on staying at your current location too long? What can you do right now, right where you are even if it’s a temporary situation? On this podcast episode I tackle those questions.
I was rather surprised when I came across a book from 1910 in public domain today. This book seems as though it could have been written yesterday when describing the benefits and need of gardening for all people no matter where they live or what their profession is. It would seem that many of the concerns we have with unhealthy eating, poor exercise and a need for a relief of stress was also a concern in 1910.
On this episode I am celebrating 100 episodes by taking a few minutes and looking at why I started this podcast, what I’ve learned along the way, what I believe this podcast has accomplished so far and where I think it’s heading in the future.
Integration Rather Than Segregation is recognized as the eight permaculture design principle and in this article we will look at how integration rather than segregation can be applied to benefit your homestead by adding efficiency and productivity.
According to the United States Census Bureau 62.7% of the population live within city limits, that’s over 203 million people. When we consider that most of those people live in homes with at least a small yard and many without yards have community gardens available to them we can begin to see the potential.
In this podcast episode I answer a question from a listener about what I would suggest they do first at their soon to be new home to turn it into a functioning homestead.
What is commonly referred to as the tenth Permaculture design principle is “Edge Effect” which is the use of edge and natural patterns for best effect. Use of this principle can increase productivity, efficiency and diversity throughout your homestead, especially when used in small scale spaces.