Homestead in Place

By Chris Stevens

We’ve all heard of “shelter in place” thanks to Covid, but how about “homestead in place”? The idea is that you can begin your homestead experience wherever you’re at – even in an apartment!

The benefits of homesteading have become increasingly obvious, especially for those who have sheltered in place or visited the grocery store only to find empty shelves or inflated prices. This has led to a massive increase in people trying to grow at least some of their own food at home, and many moving out of cities to start their own homestead.

Homesteading is a tradition with a rich history in America and around the world. There’s a certain allure to it that attracts people for a variety of reasons including growing your own food and medicine, peaceful and healthy living, making a living from home, better-than-organic food security, and so much more! Whatever your reasons, you don’t need to have acres of land to get started.

You may have heard the proverb: When’s the best time to plant a tree? The answer is decades ago. When’s the second best time to plant a tree? Right now! There is a lot to learn about homesteading, so even if it’s only a dream at this point in your life, the best time to start learning and practicing is now.

Agriscaping is here to support your dreams of abundance and help you turn them into reality – in an elegant way! In addition to all the resources we already provide, we’re going to start providing weekly articles and regular webinars focused on everything you need to know about homesteading the Agriscaping way.

Sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know! We can save you from an expensive and frustrating learning curve. We do this by combining the best of productive agriculture with the best of ornamental landscaping and using modern technology to take the guesswork out of it, make it accessible for anyone, and easy enough a kid can do it!

We have an online class coming up April 25th on Ultra-Productive Chickens (RSVP here) where you’ll learn to harness chicken instincts to perform useful yard work. Regenerative animal management takes advantage of natural processes and channels them in ways that benefit people, the animals, and the land – all with no odious odor. If you don’t have backyard chickens now, you may want them after attending this free webinar.

What’s your next step?


Chris Stevens is the founder of Sabbatical Ranch and Resilient Agriscaping in the mountainous highlands of Arizona and is available for virtual consultations worldwide. Want to save enormous amounts of time and money instead of wasting it on trial and error? It all starts with an Initial Productivity Assessment & Consultation customized to your landscape.

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