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The Urban Homesteading Club – It's On Again!!

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8:28 pm
August 15, 2011



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Post edited 8:49 pm – August 15, 2011 by dixiebelle

Would you like to join a group of like-minded people, getting to know each other, learn skills & share knowledge?

Request to join the group & find out details of upcoming events at The Urban Homesteading Club Facebook group! (Or in Facebook search, put The Urban Homesteading Club (Canberra & Surrounds)…)

What's It All About

This is a group of like-minded folks who have an 'urban homestead', are in the process of setting one up, or are simply interested in some aspects of this 'lifestyle'. We hope to get together once a month for a chat, cup of tea or nibbles, and to learn some new skills, gain some knowledge and even exchange produce!

What is this Urban Homesteading?

To me, urban homesteading is about self sufficient living in the
city, or a non-rural area. It's like having a farm in your backyard. A food
forest in your garden. Equipment and resources in your shed. And the skills and knowledge to provide some basic aspects of living for yourself and your family.

Things an Urban Homesteader might get up to:

  • growing your own organic food, from propagation, seed saving, organic pest solutions, homemade organic fertiliser, composting, soil conditioning, worm farming, container vege's, harvesting, bush tucker, herbs and more…
  • preserving, esp. the food you
    have grown, including dehydrating, canning (in jars), making preserves, jam and pickles
  • raising backyard animals, from worm farms, to chickens, rabbits or maybe even a goat, as well as bees, and fish
  • making your own: food from 'scratch' – including yoghurt, labna and cheese; beer, wine and other beverages; bread, crackers and pasta
  • making your own: clothes, homewares and presents – from knitting, to sewing, to crochet, spinning & dying wool, felting, reconstructing; woodworking, craft and many more
  • making your own: soap, toiletries and beauty products – such as skin care, and hair care
  • first aid, camping and bush survival skills
  • cleaning, and housekeeping, using homemade natural cleaning agents, and homegrown/ home made tools, plus
    pest control, equipment repair and maintenance
  • frugal living – being resourceful, making do, meal planning and using up leftovers

If you have trouble with the Facebook group, please email everydayecointheact @ incanberra.com. au

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