Urban Homestead: Living Well on Two City Acres

Through trial and error, this enterprising Atlanta family has learned how to experience the good life on an urban homestead comprised of a private plot and cooperative-owned land.



urban homestead - drawbridge
The drawbridge keeps a resident rabbit from storming the ramparts of the vegetable beds.
MARY JO PADGETT
urban homestead - main house
From the front their house resembles like a typical home, but a look from the back reveals the true nature of the Bender family's urban homestead.
PHOTO: MARY JO PADGETT
urban homesteading - aquaculture
Table shows the output of the Bender aquaculture project. * fish (mostly females) returned to indoor tank + fish (predominantly males) harvested
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
urban homestead - greenhouse
Some of the sunspace growing beds and a heat-storing Kalwall tube.
MARY JO PADGETT

















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