Living off the grid has its own challenges, but the rewards are far more exciting. We don’t have to force ourselves eating GMO or non-organic products, pay for energy and water bills. Don’t have to deal with urban noise and air pollutions, etc.
Best of all, we can easily do what we need to do and enjoy doing them.
With the right technology we can still access the internet or enjoy free satellite TV for news update and education.
Instead of water wings and inner tubes, Dennis and Danielle McClung’s backyard pool in Mesa, Arizona, is filled with tomato plants, grape vines and wheat. There’s a chicken coop and a fish pond, and the food that comes out of the pool, from tilapia to tomatoes, feeds the McClung family of five. It’s a system that took a few frustrating failures to perfect, but now the McClungs hope to take swimming-pool farming international. Continue reading Hydroponic Gardening: Swimming Pool Farms
The hardest thing about gardening is remembering to water regularly. A sprinkler systems solves the problem but can be expensive. This method is so easy — anyone can start a vegetable garden — no fancy sprinkler system required. And did we mention it’s free? Continue reading A Vegetable Garden That Waters Itself