Living Homegrown

- The Blog -

Live farm fresh

without the farm®

Preserve Like a Pro: Get my top sources for canning tools & supplies. (It’s free!)

- Homesteading -

5 Simple Ways to Create a Bee Friendly Garden

5 Tips for Creating a Bee-Friendly Food Garden - LivingHomegrown.com

5 Tips for Creating a Bee-Friendly Food Garden - LivingHomegrown.com

You may have heard in the news lately that bees have been having a tough time – and their numbers are dropping.

There are many, many reasons for this and even arguments among the experts as to why bees have been on the decline.

What we know for sure is that bees are very sensitive to changes in the environment. Things like pesticide use and loss of habitat can be very detrimental to them.

That is why it is so important that we (as gardeners and homeowners) try to do our part to be part of the solution…not the problem.

Read more...

To Scape or Not To Scape – Free Garlic Giveaway!

New to my blog?  You might want to subscribe to my newsletter and/or blog HERE. Guess What? We have been invited to a very cool Blog Party and there...

Read more...

SWEET! Keeping Up With Farmstead Fruit

All of the fruit ripening at the Farmstead Project has made life a SWEET ride the last month or so. Every visit brings new discoveries in deliciousness and new...

Read more...

Amazing Farm Grows Local Food Atop a NYC Building

For the last two weeks, I have been busy writing and producing an episode of Growing A Greener World TV that is is so cool, I just have to tell...

Read more...

What To Do With A Feral Bee Swarm In Your Yard

Apparently, bees can’t keep a secret. It seems the local bees have been telling all their little bee friends about my edible garden and organic flowers. Of course that...

Read more...

Video: How to Entice Children to Garden

Guess what! I was featured over at Peaceful Valley Garden Supply in a short video about drawing children into the garden. Teaching kids to garden is a huge passion...

Read more...

Local Harvest Party Grows Friendships & Flavor

It happened a few weeks ago… My neighbor Terry, invited some of us over to harvest onions in his backyard. Now, that may not sound very exciting to some...

Read more...

Growing Portable Forage for Urban Chickens – Giveaway!

New to my blog? You might want to subscribe to my newsletter for weekly or monthly updates on city homesteading and sustainable gardening. Creating tiny, portable forage “pastures” for...

Read more...

Decoding the Terms: Cage Free, Free Range & Pasture Raised Eggs

You’ve seen the egg cartons in the grocery store: “Cage Free!” and “Free Range!”.  And the newest one to hit the market “Vegetarian Raised!” Well, you might be surprised...

Read more...