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The Woodstock Lavender Co.A MotherDaughter Herb Farm Thrives In Rural Kentucky

The Woodstock Lavender Co.---A Mother-Daughter Herb Farm Thrives In Rural Kentucky

One of the best things about owning rural land is finding a purposeful way to make that land work for you. Mother and daughter, Mary May and...

Meet the Mason Bee: A Solution to Declining Honeybee Populations

Meet the Mason Bee: A Solution to Declining Honeybee Populations

The news of the collapse of honeybee populations in recent years has created much concern about the loss of their ability to pollinate a wide...

The Victory Garden Makes a Comeback

The Victory Garden Makes a Comeback

Victory gardens were essential during war times as a means of providing food, community, and security to over 20 million Americans. Today, those...

So You Want To Build A Barn? Read This Planning Guide First

So You Want To Build A Barn? Read This Planning Guide First

When it comes to barns, there's no one-size-fits-all approach. The best barn for your homestead is one built for your unique needs, climate,...

Eat Your Greens! Organic Farm: Redefining SmallScale Suburban Farming

Eat Your Greens! Organic Farm: Redefining Small-Scale Suburban Farming

Think you need large acreage to start a farm? This couple shares how they set up a successful organic microgreens business from their suburban...

Incorporating Fruiting Perennials into Rural Landscapes

Incorporating Fruiting Perennials into Rural Landscapes

Space is valuable and we need to take advantage of "lost" space on our property. Fruiting perennial bushes, trees and vines can be an excellent...

How to Clear Land to Build a Homestead  Tips and Advice from a Florida Landowner

How to Clear Land to Build a Homestead — Tips and Advice from a Florida Landowner

A FL landowner shares his experience, advice and tips on what it takes to clear a wooded lot to build a homestead.

How This Couple Started a Backyard Nursery Business on their Rural Land

How This Couple Started a Backyard Nursery Business on their Rural Land

The Webbs started a daylily business from scratch with a next-to-nothing financial investment and a lot of hard work. Read their story and get...

How to Build a Homestead While Serving in the Military

How to Build a Homestead While Serving in the Military

Veterans and current military service members can and do live rural. Here are some tips and resources for those looking to get off base and onto...

Everything you need to know about tree, bush and vine pruning

Everything you need to know about tree, bush and vine pruning

Pruning trees and bushes isn’t difficult, but proper tools, timing and technique are essential. L. Woodrow Ross shares his step-by-step tips to...