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MODERN HOMESTEADING A Plan for Food Self-Sufficiency Planning a garden in advance can help you enjoy local, homegrown food year-round! Estimate how much to grow or buy and learn how to achieve food security with these guidelines. Designing Your Ideal Homestead by Fred Wilson A homestead is neither a farm, nor a rural residence; therefore, it presents design challenges that are different from the others. A rural residence is basically nothing more than a suburban house plunked down on a larger lot, and any outdoor design will be largely concerned with landscaping, with appearances. A farm, on the other hand, is more like an industrial complex. Depending on its type, it will involve several or even many buildings-it must make accommodations for the passage and maneuvering of very large equipment and the handling and storage of many tons of products that might range from seed and fertilizer to hay and grain to milk or meat.

Emergency Food Preparedness Emergency food preparedness is something we all need to do, whether it's preparing for the loss of a job or a large-scale disaster. No matter where you're at in life, it's wise to start stocking up on emergency preparedness food now. But should you really go out and buy all those expensive, freeze-dried foods? The Beauty of Whole Grain Whole grains are an essential part of emergency food preparedness, but they're also a boon for saving money, improving your health and having some of the best tasting foods out there. Buy your grains in bulk, and invest in a grain mill.

New Hampshire family builds off-grid house and farm powered by solar, proves self-sufficiency enhances quality of life (NaturalNews) Living off the grid does not have to mean trading modern amenities and convenient living for an uncomfortable experiment in survivalism. A recent Natural Home & Garden piece tells the story of Chris and Anna Von Mertens, a New Hampshire couple that decided to build a modern, fully-functional, and wholly self-sufficient house and farm for their family -- and the best part about this story is the home's complete ability to power itself using solar energy. After living in San Francisco for many years, the Von Mertens decided they wanted to have children and start their own family. And since both Chris and Anna's families live in the New England area, they decided to return to the Peterborough, NH, area where Anna's family lives. But instead of going the conventional route and purchasing a typical home powered by the local energy company, the couple decided to build their own home powered independently by their own solar energy system. Sources for this story include:

Global Food Disparity: A Photo Diary In an increasingly globalized world, it’s still sometimes shocking to see just how disparate our lives are compared with other human beings around the world. A book of photographs by Peter Menzel called "Hungry Planet: What the World Eats" ("©Peter Menzel www.menzelphoto.com. Ten Speed Press, published in 2005) makes a relevant point with great irony: at a time when hundreds of millions of people don't have enough to eat, hundreds of millions more are eating too much and are overweight or obese. No Regrets: 10 Key Things To Consider Before Moving To The Country The country lifestyle is not for everyone. Every day I commute into my job in the city I hear at least one fellow commuter complaining about the ferry service. Or about logging on the local mountain. Or the weather. Which always leads me to wonder, “What did you think it would be like when you moved somewhere you can only access by ferry/has a long history of logging/where it rains a lot”?

Best places in the U.S. to survive the apocalypse: Silohome Interested in uplifting stories on the natural world, sustainable communities, simple food, and new thinking on how to live well? Please enter a valid email address and try again! No thanks One Community Pod 1 Details In accordance with our four-phase global change strategy, we are open source project-launch blueprinting the earthbag village (Pod 1) first as maximally affordable sustainable housing. We will showcase this as an artistic, durable, easy to build, and completely ecologically friendly and sustainable home model that can be constructed for under $1000 per structure from materials that can be locally sourced or easily and affordably shipped anywhere in the world. Betty Lenora: Earthbuilding Instructor and AuthorBiko Casini: Sustainable Building Expert, Permaculturalist, and Journeyman MasonDoug Pratt: Solar Systems Design Engineer (see our Energy Infrastructure Hub) Douglas Simms Stenhouse: Architect and Water Color ArtistJohn Chambers: Experienced Earth BuilderScott Howard: Sustainable Building Expert and Owner of Earthen Hand Natural Building

Start A 1-Acre, Self-Sufficient Homestead - Modern Homesteading Everyone will have a different approach to keeping a self-sufficient homestead, and it’s unlikely that any two 1-acre farms will follow the same plan or methods or agree completely on how to homestead. Some people like cows; other people are afraid of them. Some people like goats; other people cannot keep them out of the garden. Depopulating An Entire Region of the Country Dave HodgesActivist Post In the first three parts of this series, it was demonstrated that both the US government and the Chinese government are engaged in an Agenda 21 motivated plot to relocate rural and suburban residents to more densely populated urban centers to live in overcrowded conditions where a person’s every movement and every activity is monitored. The previously described policies are proving effective in moving populations into densely populated urban centers in accordance with Agenda 21 policy. However, the process is not as speedy as the globalists had hoped.

Torus Plan The Torus Design concept was inspired by the movie Thrive, which outlines ways of creating prosperity and equality in the world. The design brings together three emerging trends: increasing self sufficiency — including renewable energy and food production, families moving back together to save money, and sustainability. These trends are evident in the growth of home gardens, organic food, green building, eco-conciousness, off-grid homes, do-it-yourself attitudes, and cost cutting strategies such as bartering and trading for goods and services. The current version could be used as a duplex (rent the other half to slash your bills). You could split costs with a friend or family member and share the courtyard.

Warm Your Tiny House With Solar Heat Solar heaters (or solar furnaces) make use of the sun to turn cold air into warm air. That warm air is then pumped into your home to heat it. People with regular-sized homes or even larger homes have used solar heaters to help supplement their home’s heating system. This helps lower energy bills and pollution.

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