Homesteading Hacks


3 key observations to make before you start your food forest

Part 2: Beginnings by Megan Cassidy So you’ve decided to start your food forest, and you have a bit of space to do it in.  Congratulations!  […]

My Suburban Food Forest

Part 1 – An Overview By Megan Cassidy The second lockdown in Melbourne in 2020 was a difficult experience for myself, and pretty much everyone else […]

Homesteading Hack #5 – Saving Every Drop

by Megan Cassidy Our family only drinks water and milk (and tea and coffee), so we often have unfinished glasses of water brought to the sink […]

Homesteading Hack #4 – Free Water with Low-Tech Rainwater Harvesting

By Megan Cassidy Scientists are telling us that Australia is most likely going to be much drier as climate change takes hold, and the rain storms […]

Homesteading Hack #3 – Free Carbon for your Compost Available Now!

By Margot Meredith Autumn is my favourite season, partly because of the splendour of the leaves on deciduous trees. On our COVID-19 walks we’ve collected bags […]

Homesteading Hacks #2 – No Pots for Seedlings? No Worries!

Do you have a whole lot of seeds and nothing to grow them in? Look no further than your own recycling bin! By Megan Cassidy As […]

Homesteading Hacks #1 – Protecting Your New Seedlings!

By Megan Cassidy So you’ve gone out and you’ve bought a whole supermarket’s worth of seedlings. You’ve done the hard yards and put them all in […]