Homesteading Suburbia

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You Don’t Need a Farm to Be a Homesteader…

We’re arming suburbia with ancient and modern knowledge in homesteading, sustainability, and self-sufficiency.

What is Suburban Homesteading?

Suburban homesteading refers to a lifestyle of self-sufficiency and sustainable living in suburban areas, particularly those with the constraints of limited physical space.

Homesteading typically include practices like:

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Benefits of Suburban Homesteading

The homesteading lifestyle has gained popularity in recent years as it promotes self-empowering practices, lessens the burden on the environment, and allows for less dependence on government and societal resources.

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What Topics Are Covered at Homesteading Suburbia?

Older couple practicing suburban homesteading in a community garden

At Homesteading Suburbia, we explore various topics that help reduce dependence on external resources and promote a more sustainable lifestyle for all — even urban and suburban apartment homesteaders!

Here are some of the topics you can expect to find covered on our website.

One of the central pillars of Homesteading Suburbia is the cultivation of home-grown food.

Limited space in the suburbs calls for innovative growing solutions, such as vertical gardening, container gardening, and small-scale raised beds, which we cover in our topics.

We also cover important information regarding growing specific food plants, such as topics like:

When you grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, not only do you have a source of fresh, organic produce, but you also gain a deeper understanding of the food system and healthier eating habits.

We believe in the power and the benefits of learning important life skills as suburban homesteaders. One of the most neglected skills in our society today is cooking from scratch.

Not only do we cover basic recipe topics at Homesteading Suburbia (like how to make homemade bread), but we also dive into the importance of cooking from scratch for self-sufficiency.

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How to Make Homemade Pantry Staples

You can learn how to make these staple food items in this blog series:

Making your own food from raw ingredients reduces your family’s dependence on outside sources while benefiting your health, your wallet, and the environment.

Homesteading Suburbia emphasizes natural living, focusing on the well-being and health of our bodies.

By growing our own food and medicinal herbs, making and using homemade cleaning products, and finding natural solutions, we can ensure that our food, cosmetics, and other consumables are free from toxins and harmful substances.

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Uncommon Uses For Common Household Items

You can learn the various uses of these household items this blog series:

We also explore alternative healthcare practices, such as natural remedies and herbal therapies, to maintain well-being.

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Living sustainably is a core principle of suburban homesteading. At Homesteading Suburbia, we actively seek ways to reduce waste, conserve resources, and minimize our carbon footprint.

This may involve:

By adopting these practices, we can contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.

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Suburban homesteaders understand the importance of preserving the abundance of their harvests.

At Homesteading Suburbia, we employ various techniques to extend the shelf life of our herbs and other produce, including:

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By preserving food and sharing these methods, we can help you reduce food waste and ensure a steady supply of nourishing meals throughout the year.

Preserving food also allows you to enjoy the flavors of summer during the colder months when grocery store produce is scarce.

While space may be limited in the suburbs, raising animals is still possible for suburban homesteaders.

In fact, depending on your city’s ordinances, you may be able to keep small livestock like:

The benefits of raising animals are certainly obvious. Chickens and other poultry provide fresh eggs and natural pest control, while rabbits offer meat, fur, and organic fertilizer.

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Furthermore, backyard beekeeping not only supports pollination but also provides you with a steady supply of useful honey, honeycomb, and even beeswax.

At Homesteading Suburbia, we believe that by integrating animals into your homestead, you can embrace a more sustainable and self-reliant lifestyle.

Practical prepping, or emergency preparedness, is an often-neglected aspect of our daily lives.

Homesteaders recognize the importance of being prepared for unforeseen events, such as natural disasters or disruptions in the food supply chain.

At Homesteading Suburbia, we believe that you don’t have to go overboard or be paranoid to engage in prepping. Instead, we aim to share important practical prepping and emergency preparedness instruction related to practices like:

Practical prepping enables suburban homesteaders to be resilient and self-reliant, offering peace of mind in uncertain times.