• CALL TO ARMS

    Homegrown Revolution™ When UCLA professor Peter Sellars invited PTF to come and speak to his class, we were honored at such an opportunity. Since it was such a short…


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  • Greywater pond, reed bed

    Q. Have you ever heard of filtering greywater through a DIY Backyard Wetland? I recently read a zine by The Guerilla Greywater Girls called A Guide To Water, and…


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  • WRAP UP

    P.S Just a note about the last post, hoping the letter didn’t give the wrong impression to those true fellow travelers out there who, inspired by our journey, have started…


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  • ROADMAP TO SUSTAINABILITY

    Front yard in October, 66′ x 132′ urban, edible eden Bare Necessities…. the simple bare necessitiesI ‘ll stop before I have our readers, humming the catchy tune from Disney’s…


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  • WATER HOG HEAVEN

    Jordanne hugging a hog, relaxing in hog heaven – dad wanted her to ham it up! HOG Wild No, not of the animal kind (though I am sure ms…


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  • GROW WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED

    Rerun Last week Hallmark channel’s New Morning reran two clips from the urban homestead that were filmed in late January after the record breaking freeze where temperatures dipped…


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  • END OF SUMMER SHOWERS

    Yom Kippur Blessing Summer ended and fall started with an unexpected blessing – rain. And lots of it. Here at the urban homestead our gauge measured 1.25 inches of rain….


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  • LIFE GROWS ON

    Tallest eggplant? 7 foot and growing…. On the Urban Homestead We’ve been so enjoying the cooler weather, certainly helps out the garden and gets everyone to start thinking about…


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  • UPDATES FROM THE URBAN HOMESTEAD

    Homemade vegetable lasagna Diet of an Urban Homesteader To answer a reader’s question: “what’s B, L & D stand for?” Answer: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Highlights, this week on the urban…


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  • MOVING RIGHT ALONG

    Homegrown tomatoes, homemade tomato sauce “What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.” — Will Rogers Touch of Fall We’re so enjoying cooler temps. Even though we’re…


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