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LH 16: Where Do You Start With All of This?

Welcome to Episode #16 of the Living Homegrown Podcast!

So, you want to learn more about canning, chicken keeping, growing food or just general homesteading, right?


Do you ever feel a little overwhelmed with all there is to learn?

Well, this episode is a bit of a pep talk for you.

You learn:

  • Three feelings that hold people back from homesteading and canning
  • Why looking at others’ accomplishments can stop you in your tracks
  • The place to start so you build your confidence and keep it fun
  • Why all the help and support you may need is waiting for you

Resources & Links Mentioned:

Homesteading 101

Food Gardening 101

Backyard Beekeeping 101 – TV episode

Canning Preserving 101

Canning & Preserving Quick Demo Videos

Making Yogurt 101 – Podcast & Show Notes


Click here for the full transcript for Episode #16


For More About This Podcast Series:

Check out podcast Episode 00 to get:

  • The whole scoop on what this podcast series is all about
  • My background, experience & training
  • What to expect going forward

It’s like an audio “about” page for the podcast.


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Have a Question?

Do you have a canning/homesteading question you’d like answered on a future podcast episode?

Ask me on my Ask Theresa page – It’s easy!

Tell Me…

One time, as a newbie gardener I was agonizing over where to place a rose in my garden.

I was so worried I would do it wrong, I kept moving the pot around and never getting it in the ground.

Finally my mother said, “You are not placing that rose in cement. If you plant it and you later change your mind, you can dig it up and move it. Get it in the ground already!! Gardens are never ‘done’!”

Best piece of gardening advice ever!

Gardens are never “done”.

Have you ever received a piece of advice (canning, gardening, etc) from someone that really helped guide you?

Please share that advice in the comments…

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.