Overcoming The Biggest Hurdles To Growing Food With Guest Marjory Wildcraft

On this episode of the Modern Homesteading Podcast, Harold talks with Marjory Wildcraft about preparedness, food security, and overcoming the biggest hurdles to growing your own food.

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 228 – November 15, 2023

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Marjory Wildcraft is the founder of The Grow Network, which is a community of people focused on modern self-sufficient living. She has been featured by National Geographic as an expert in off-grid living, she hosted the Mother Earth News Online Homesteading Summit, and she is listed in Who’s Who in America for having inspired hundreds of thousands of backyard gardens.

Marjory was the focus of an article that won Reuter’s Food Sustainability Media Award, and she recently authored The Grow System: The Essential Guide to Modern Self-Sufficient Living—From Growing Food to Making Medicine

Check out this “You Can Grow Your Own Food” Webinar from Marjory at – smalltownhomestead.com/grow

The Grow System: True Health, Wealth, and Happiness Come from the Ground
  • Wildcraft, Marjory (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 288 Pages – 05/11/2021 (Publication Date) – Avery (Publisher)

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Embracing Self-Sufficiency

Introduction: The journey into homesteading can begin anywhere, even in the heart of the city. On the Modern Homesteading Podcast, guest Marjorie Wildcraft, an expert in sustainable living and food production, shares invaluable insights on how anyone can start growing their own food, irrespective of their living situation.

From Engineering to Homesteading: Marjorie’s Journey Marjorie Wildcraft’s transformation from an electrical engineer to a homesteading advocate is both inspiring and instructive. Her realization about the fragility of food supply chains led her to pivot towards a life focused on self-sufficiency and teaching others to grow their own food. She emphasizes that starting small, even with sprouts or herbs on a windowsill, can make a significant difference.

Overcoming Mental Barriers in Homesteading One of the biggest hurdles in starting a homestead, as Marjorie points out, is overcoming the societal narrative that depicts food growing as an undesirable or unattainable task. She encourages listeners to challenge these preconceived notions and understand the empowerment that comes with growing your own food.

The Three Pillars of Urban Homesteading Marjorie introduces a simple, three-part system for urban homesteading that can help produce at least half of an individual’s food in a small space. Learn more about this system by going to SmallTownHomestead.com/grow

The Joy and Necessity of Homegrown Food Marjorie emphasizes that beyond the nutritional and preparedness aspects, growing your own food brings immense satisfaction and joy. It fosters a connection with nature and instills a sense of pride in being able to sustain oneself.

Conclusion: The podcast with Marjorie Wildcraft serves as a motivational and practical guide for anyone looking to embark on or expand their homesteading journey. Whether living in an apartment or having a small backyard, the message is clear: starting to grow your own food is not only possible but also deeply rewarding.

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  1. Harold Thornbro

    What Is your biggest hurdle to growing your own food? Do you have questions or comments about this podcast episode? Comment below.

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