Ecology

Homesteading Ecology articles collected over two decades from experienced homesteaders who know what they’re talking about.

8 Benefits of Wildflower Lawns

Urban sprawl has helped to bring the modern lawn into existence. The result is a short, neat, monoculture plot of…

1 month ago

Preparing Bees for Winter: Getting Ready to Get Bees Ready For Winter

This was article supposed to be something about how honey bees and beekeepers deal with winter and it was to…

1 month ago

Building a Backyard Habitat: Coexist with the Critters

Creating a backyard habitat is a fun, easy, and educational project in which the entire family can participate.  It is…

2 months ago

The Basics of Biodynamic Gardening

  Is this the year you plan on growing healthier food, taking better care of your land, and cultivating a…

5 months ago

Growing a Butterfly Garden: Host Plants to Attract Butterflies

  Whether you just want to have lovely, colorful things flitting around in your garden, or you want to venture…

5 months ago

Honey Health: Using Honey in Home Remedies, Baking, and Skin Care

  Dogs may have a challenger when it comes to the “Man's Best Friend" Award.  Honeybees pollinate eighty percent of…

5 months ago

Becoming a Certified Wildlife Habitat

  There's never a bad time to think about conservation and helping out wildlife. As a matter of fact, late…

6 months ago

Check Out These Seeds! Grow Hardy Plants and Preserve the Food Chain with a Seed Library

Grow Hardy Plants and Preserve the Food Chain with a Seed Library It occurred to me, as I was writing…

6 months ago

Strategies for Sustainability: How to Keep Mother Earth from Becoming Smother Earth

  We can kick her, stick her, fog her and smog her, but she will keep on trying to give…

9 months ago

Peak Oil From a Homesteading Perspective

  What happens after peak oil hits?  James Howard Kunstler in his book, The Long Emergency, paints a dark picture…

10 months ago

Monoculture – Is It Really So Bad?

  What has monoculture ever done for us?  Well, it created civilization, that’s what.  Cultivating a few key crops enabled…

1 year ago

Beneficial Bugs

  When I first started gardening, I knew I would probably be spending a lot of time weeding.  What I…

1 year ago