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Homesteading experts share their wisdom about seeking self-reliance in rural, suburban and even urban settings. No matter where you live or where you are in your own journey for more sustainable living, these experts’ real-world advice on simple living will give you the inspiration to jump-start your own quest for change.
By Vicki Matter
PHOTO: TERRY WILD
Insight on homesteading
DIY Recycled Garden
Believe it or not, you can start your own garden from items you may already have in your kitchen! Put scions of green onions, lettuce, carrot caps, sweet potatoes, plain ol’ potatoes, celery, various herbs, and even avocado seeds in water and watch them grow! (This is great for veggies that pass their expiration date in the fridge) In a few weeks they will develop roots, and will be ready to plant in soil once the roots are a few inches long.