With 2012 upon us, many more people are looking to save money and live healthier. Sustainability is on more minds lately, and more people are getting started with their first garden or flock of urban hens than ever before. I don’t claim to be an expert, but I am completely willing to share my successes and failures with others. The last five years have given me enough experience that I at least feel comfortable offering up a quick and dirty urban homesteading boot camp for others just getting started.
I plan to run a series of posts for at least eight weeks, possibly as many as ten. Here are the topics I have planned for the next few weeks. I also am completely open to discussing other topics if there is an interest in them.
Week 1: Vegetable Gardening
Week 2: CSA’s and Eating Sustainably on a Budget
Week 3: Menu Planning in Season
Week 4: Composting and Using Compost
Week 5: Backyard Hens
Week 6: Making Your Own Household Cleaners (by request)
Week 7: Top Bar Beekeeping 101
Week 8: Water Bath Canning
I’m hoping to also have a post about other kinds of urban livestock, and possibly cheese or yogurt making. What else would you like add to your homestead skill arsenal? What projects do you have this year? Are you just getting started or going beyond the basics?