Simple Truths to Urban Homesteading


Whenever there are in any country uncultivated lands and unemployed poor, it is clear that the laws of property have been so far extended as to violate natural right. The earth is given as a common stock for man to labor and live on. The small landowners are the most precious part of a state. – Thomas Jefferson


The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small parcel of land. – Abraham Lincoln



To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.  – Mahatma Gandhi


There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace. – Aldo Leopold


A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit. – Elton Trueblood

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If we each take responsibility in shifting our own behavior, we can trigger the type of change that is necessary to achieve sustainability for our race or this planet. We change out planet, our environment, our humanity every day, every decade, every millennia. – Yehuda Berg


Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. – Author Unknown