Category Archives: Urban Homesteading

Spoiled

This excellent article definitely fits into the Urban Homesteading category. It debates the pros and cons of so-called organic foods and the “local diet” concept, which may actually be leaving a bigger carbon footprint than we believe. Now, this is … Continue reading

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Free energy

A friend of mine wrote an interesting blog post about an exciting new technological trend of the future – electricity.  Free (or nearly free) electricity, that is.  I’ve read and thought about the endless possibilities before, but today I realized … Continue reading

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Adding to your soil

So, besides compost, what can you do to add nutrients to your soil without using toxic commercial fertilizers?  I started thinking about this when my very first crop of zucchinis started rotting on the tips.  I looked it up on … Continue reading

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Fall harvest

Apparently, the whole three weeks we were in Scotland, not a drop of rain fell on our garden. As a result, it was in pretty sad shape when we returned – especially the poor tomatoes. Still, when I went out … Continue reading

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The Vertical Farm

Now here’s a nifty idea!  If you don’t have ground area to spread your garden out on, why not build it UP?  The Vertical Farm proposes just that.  And for those of us who are “urban” farmers, I’m sure we … Continue reading

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Urban Homesteading

First of all, have a look at this video to see the source of my inspiration: I have decided to start working toward building an “Urban Homestead” right here in Calgary. I couldn’t find a lot about such development in … Continue reading

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