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Self-reliance and sustainability in the 21st century.

Homegrown Food without the Work

By Heidi Hunt

Tags: local food, locavores, organic garden,

Urban homestead gardening can take many forms, from courtyard raised-bed gardens to potted tomatoes on an eighth-floor apartment balcony.

But what if you don’t have the time or space to plant, weed and harvest? Buying and eating local is one option. But check out how some urbanites are becoming clean-hand garden owners, right in their own backyard. You might even be inspired to put your gardening experience to work starting an urban garden business.