thanx to the Dervaes family for putting this into a list
1. Grow your own FOOD on your city lot.
More than 50% of diet, organically, on an urban lot (approx. less than half an acre*) with visually appealing landscaping. *Depends on square footage of house, location, and climate zone.
Use alternative ENERGY sources.
E.g., solar, wind, in conjunction with energy efficiency and conservation measures to reduce usage.
Use alternative FUELS & TRANSPORTATION.
E.g., bio-fuels and/or alternative methods of transportation (bicycle, walk, public).
Keep farm ANIMALS for manure and food.
Practice animal husbandry.
Practice WASTE REDUCTION.
Use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without, compost it, re-purpose it.
Reclaim GREYWATER and collect RAINWATER.
Practice water conservation and recovery.
…in the manner of past eras. Develop back-to-basics homemaking skills, including food preservation and preparation.
Do the work YOURSELF.
Learn to do home and vehicle maintenance, repairs and basic construction.
Work at HOME.
Earn a living from the land or hand work done at home. Develop a homebased economy.
Be a good NEIGHBOR.
Offer a helping hand for free. Urban homesteading is a community-based way of life, not a business opportunity. Be a neighbor, not a business person.
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