Lose the Yard, Grow Your Own Food

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Lose the Yard, Grow Your Own Food

When you start simplifying your life, creating your own food garden is a natural path to take. There’s something so special about being able to go just a few steps from your door and be able to feed your family from what you grew or raised. Some of my favorite memories growing up have been eating sun-kissed vegetables out of my grandmother’s garden.  Urban garden tours allow you to learn how to grow your own food from those who are already doing it.

“I have a lot of fruit trees and my own little vegetable garden and chickens.  And every time I eat, I bless my food; I say I’m grateful for it and let it nourish every part of my body.” – Gisele Bundchen

Now that I started to create my own garden plot, I want to learn everything about growing my own food. Touring urban gardens is a fun way to interact with like-minded people and learn a little bit about his or her own awesomeness. Replacing your yard with a garden is a great way to save money, have fun and add to your skill set.

Here are some of the best ideas I came across on How to Grow Your Own Food:

Look at this gorgeous purple cabbage. Anyone else craving coleslaw?

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And what about this one? Beautiful…right?

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If cabbage isn’t your thing…how about artichokes?

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This chicken coop offers a roomy home for some lucky chickens…

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Here is a quick video tour…

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Tomatoes that had been trellised yields this urban farm 300-500 pounds of tomatoes a year…

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The woman who owns these free ranging chickens truly loved them. She said she would rather go outside and watch her chickens than any television show…

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This couple built their own earthbag wall and added planters on the inside.  The wall cut down on the noise from the street and offered them the privacy they desired.

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Here’s a book on how to make your own earthen wall:

If you love pizza how about making your own outdoor pizza oven?

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Here is a wine barrel that was turned into a composting bin…

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A bed full of strawberries…

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An urban homestead could always use a cute angora goat…

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What about this cutie pie?

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Here is a clever way to use space…a chicken coop built under a deck…

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Here is a one-of-a-kind chicken coop…

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What about adding a hobbit chicken coop to your backyard?

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Look at this wonderful greenhouse…

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Let’s not forget about adding some bees…

Lose the Yard, Grow Your Own Food

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