What is urban homesteading?

Suddenly three of your otherwise normal friends have chickens, and you are composting. Something has changed. Our parents grew up growing at least some of their own food whether on a farm or just putting tomato plants in buckets every summer. It’s what they did. And we ate fried green tomatoes.

Our kids think Walmart makes tomatoes, which I suppose you could argue that they do, but lately there’s been a reinvigorating interest in home gardens. Except now home gardens are fancy. Williams Sonoma has their new Agrarian site and we’re all swooning over $800 chicken coups and $70 trowels.

Why? Because the things we buy at Lowe’s and Home Depot are ugly, not mention cheap. They hand trowel you bought last summer lost it’s handle this summer. Really? The tools our grandparents used seemed to last a lifetime. Not okay.

Welcome to Evolved Garden. Let’s talk about modern gardening and urban homesteading. Let’s get comfortable with planting schedules and heirloom seeds. Let’s grow things together.

English: Heirloom Tomatoes

English: Heirloom Tomatoes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Also, read this: Don’t Be an Urban Homesteader Asshole

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