How to Get Started with Cool Microclimates

Are you making the most of cool microclimates? While often seen as a negative, you can actually use cool microclimates to your advantage to increase harvests on your wild homestead. In a warming world, having cool areas on your wild homestead provides a relief from the heat and can help you extend harvests of cool-weather […]

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How to Get Started with Warm Microclimates

Creating warm microclimates is a great way to push the bounds of what you can grow on your wild homestead. This is also a great way to create a longer growing season and get more harvests. But there are downsides to creating warm microclimates, especially in a warming world. Let’s dive into warm microclimates and […]

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Why Native Plants Matter (And Why You Need Them)

Why do native plants matter? What makes a plant native, anyway? And why should you care? When you’re planning and building your wild homestead, native plants probably aren’t the first thing on your mind. But ignoring these plants will result in less abundance on your homestead—and consequences for the wider world as well. If you […]

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3 Steps to Start a Fruit Tree Guild

Feeling overwhelmed about starting a fruit tree guild? Unsure what to do first? A fruit tree guild is a powerful way to cultivate a healthy, abundant system centered around a tree. But it can seem like a daunting feat, trying to pick out not just your fruit tree, but also 12+ plants to keep it […]

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