Your Self-reliant Homestead
In addition to providing food for your family, your gardens can include crops with uses beneficial to a self-reliant homestead.
Crops for Weaving, Broom making, Cordage, and Thatching
Crops for Biofuel Production Applications
Ornamental Collection - perfect for crafting or that special showy garden spot.
Sizing your Plot to Meet Your Dietary Needs
Homestead Production of Sorghum Syrup
Homestead Transformation of Broomcorn into Brooms & Whisks
Making Buckwheat Flour from Tartary or Japanese Buckwheat
Making and Using Cornmeal at Home
Locally grown, regionally adapted seeds are the key to personal food security so here is how to Create your Homestead's Personal Seedstock.
Seed drying trays for processing your seed stock.
Be sure to check Cultivating the Staples - Plant, Grow, Use, & Save Seed - an assemblage of guides and bulletins on our favorite crops. Also, access our various Education Outreach in the Community presentations for useful information.