Monday, February 21, 2011

The Green Phone Booth's Guide to Urban Homesteads

A special edition Phone Booth Flashback from the Conscious Shopper.

Some folks in the blogosphere have declared today the Urban Homesteaders Day of Action, and we Boothers couldn't resist joining in the fun. I definitely have some opinions about trademarking terms that are in general usage (as well as photographs of objects people have in their closets), but rather than wading into those murky legal waters, I thought I'd share some past Booth posts about urban homesteads.

As I prepared to write this post, I discovered that phew! we have a lot of posts related to urban homesteading. If you'd like to get lost in blogland for a few hours, check out our tags on chickens, composting, farming, food preservation, foraging, and gardening.

Here are some highlights from the past:
  • Sourpuss: The Raven makes vinegar from scratch!
  • Lessons from my first garden: Before she was Sustainamom, Jaime shared some useful (and some very funny) tips that she learned from her first year as a gardener.
  • Growing in America: "Ima Greenie" interviews Green Bean on the volunteers (wink, wink) helping out her garden.
  • Down on the Farm: Green Bean describes the transition of her front yard lawn to an edible garden.
  • Carpe Summer: Green Bean "relishes" in the last summer's harvest.
  • And then our very own Green Bean got chickens! You can read about her experience here and here.
Are you an urban homesteader? We'd love to hear about what you've got going on down on the urban farm - share your comments and links below!

3 comments:

Farmer's Daughter said...

Great round up of posts!

And I admit this whole situation immediately reminded me of your header situation...

Erin aka Conscious Shopper said...

@Abbie - I know, me and trademarks do not have a good relationship.

Green Bean said...

Hey, look at all our posts! We've got some urban homesteaders onboard here, eh?

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