Welcome to Wild Homesteading's
home on permies. I'm Daron - a volunteer
staff member here on permies and the founder/owner of Wild Homesteading.
Wild Homesteading is a site focused on helping people
to work with nature to grow their own food and build/start their homestead.
Why Wild Homesteading?
Homesteading historically has had the image of a family leaving civilization to go out and make a home in the wilds. Today, most of our homesteads
are not really separate from modern civilization and often the wilds around our homesteads are degraded and in poor shape.
Wild homesteading is focused on the idea that the modern homesteading movement can bring the wild back to our communities in a way that increases the resilience of those communities to droughts, floods, etc. by partnering with nature.
Instead of leaving civilization to tame the wilds, a wild homesteader takes degraded land
in the middle of civilization and brings the wild back by working with nature. But growing food and providing for your family is still at the core of Wild Homesteading.
The Wild Homesteading Site
Wild Homesteading is a blog with 3 topic categories: Start Your Homestead
, Grow Your Own Food
, and Work With Nature
Each week I will write a new blog post for one of those 3 categories. The posts will focus on helping you on your homesteading/gardening journey. I will also share what I'm doing on my own homestead from time to time on social media sites and here on permies.
Wild Homesteading is not about my homestead - it is about yours. I want Wild Homesteading to be a resource for everyone currently homesteading and those dreaming of homesteading.
Every week on Tuesday I will send out the Wild Newsletter featuring that week's blog post to those who have signed up for the newsletter.
If you want to see all the current blog posts check out the blog index page
Here is an example post for each category:
- Perennial Vegetables: How to Use Them to Save Time and Energy - Grow Your Own Food
- 5 Ways to Transform Your Garden into a Low Water Garden - Working With Nature
- What You Need to Know to Before You Start a Homestead - Start Your Homestead
Each post has a guide or cheat-sheet that you can signup to receive. The guides and cheat-sheets are designed to be easy-to-print companion documents to the blog posts.
Wild Homesteading and Permies
Permies is an amazing site and community
and I have really enjoyed my time on this site. Each week I will make a thread
here on permies to share the newest blog post. These threads will summarize the content of the blog and be your opportunity to ask me questions and provide feedback.
Each blog post will link back to the corresponding thread on permies. I would love to have the permies community leave comments on my site and have non-permies visitors to my site come here and engage with the awesome permies community.
A bit of cross-pollination could help both permies and Wild Homesteading.
If you are new to permies I recommend checking out this thread to learn all about how the site works: How permies.com works - links to useful threads
As a volunteer staff member here on permies I will continue to help with the site and do my best to answer
questions you all have.
to send me a purple mooseage (message) or reply to my threads if you want to chat. If you visit Wild Homesteading, I can also be reached through that site via the contact page
. If you are one of the first to leave a comment you might even get a surprise in the form of pie
I'm also happy to answer any questions on this thread. Who knows - I might just answer your question in a future blog post!
Thank you all and please check out my site and if you like it I would really appreciate it if you could share it with your community.