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Land ownership for beginners: Our favorite advice

You bought the land, now what? We take a look at the best advice we've collected about how to build on your land, establish landscaping and even...

9 steps toward self-sufficient landscaping

Permaculture expert Jessi Bloom offers her tips on ways to make your property more sustainable, self-sufficient and productive

Raising farm kids: A family's move from subdivision to hobby farm

A family trades life in a subdivision for a small farm, raising farm kids who know the meaning of hard work, good food and the beauty of the...

How to know your soil type - and why it's important

When you own land, it's critical to know what kind of soil you have. Find out how to know your soil type and how to properly collect soil for...

How to plant food plots: A step-by-step guide

An expert from Whitetail Institute of North America, which specializes in food plot products, offers step-by-step advice on how to plant food...

How to turn a forest into a farm

The Land Show's Dave Milton offers advice about converting timberland into farmland, and factors to consider before trying to turn a forest into a...

4 ways to make your big backyard amazing

Jacksonville landscaper Shawn White, owner of A Cut Above Outdoor Specialty Services, shares 4 ways to make the most of a big backyard.

5 steps to aquaponics success | Rethink Rural Blog

The author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Aquaponic Farming offers a step by step guide on planning your aquaponics system.

4 Rainwater Harvesting Myths Debunked

The founder of Rainharvest School dispels myths and explains the right way to harvest rainwater to ensure it is safe for drinking.

How to find the right contractor for your land

You found your dream property, and now you're ready to build your homestead. But how do you find a good contractor? We get expert advice.