Urban Homesteading: Backyards, Bees and Chickens

Best of 2011

The homegrown evolution has gained much popularity, especially with city dwellers and suburbanites hoping to turn a plot of land, a container-filled balcony, or even an empty wall into a local food source. If you've been curious about edible gardening, beekeeping or chicken-tending, dig in, get inspired, and get growing!

TOP ROW
• 1 Kelly and Erik's Urban Farm
• 2 Andrea's Mini Urban Farm
• 3 Inspiration Gallery: Edible Gardens in Every Shape and Size
• 4 Outdoor Inspiration: Front Yard Farms & Grass-Free Gardens
• 5 Gone with the Lawn: Edible Yards

MIDDLE ROW
• 6 Inspiration Gallery: Container & Window Box Gardens
• 7 How To Grow Your Own Food If You're A Renter
• 8 City Farmer: Edible Walls in Vancouver
• 9 The Unwaste Station: A Cool DIY Compost Bin
• 10 How To Brew Compost Tea

BOTTOM ROW
• 11 Urban Farming Trends: Backyard Beekeeping
• 12 9 Backyard Bee Homes and Farms
• 13 Gardening With Chickens: Best Backyard Breeds
• 14 Pimp My Coop: Cool Cribs For Backyard Chickens
• 15 Working Girls: Use Chickens to Till Your Garden

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Welcome to Re-Nest's Best of 2011 roundup! From December 19 through January 1 we are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

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