Jul 062015
Volunteer Tomatoes and Potatoes!

While hanging out our laundry this evening, a splash of red under our banana tree caught my eye…a tomato!
Some time ago, I added kitchen scraps and compost to the base of the fruit trees in our backyard. Some of…

Oct 282014
Cut Grass - A Free Neighborhood Resource

As we’ve worked in our city homestead, I’ve begun to understand how abundant our resources are when we value them, organize them, and use them correctly. I am now convinced that there are enough natural resources for everyone on the…

Oct 182014
Waste or Resource? It's All In Where You Put Things

The picture accompanying this post features 3 items that are often treated as waste: grass trimmings, twigs, logs and large tree trimmings. However, when these resources are used effectively, they become valuable homestead resources.
1. Dried Grass Clippings are used…