We interviewed homesteaders and decided to share what we learned from other Black Homesteaders who are currently running their own. We hope this inspires you to start your own!
If you are contemplating starting your own homestead, or just the basics of a more self sufficient life, we interviewed a few Homesteaders already doing their thing. We asked six questions that we felt were important to get a feel of how they started their homestead, any advice they may give to start your own, and where they homestead (rural, suburban).
1. What Kind of Homesteader Are You? (Urban, Suburban, Rural)
We interviewed Nivek B., Taurian D, and Calvis W.. Here are their responses-
2. How Did You Get Into Homesteading?
I wanted to know how they got into homesteading, and what made them want to take the plunge.
3. How Did You Acquire Your Land?
In these times, acquiring land can be an expensive endeavor, we asked these homesteaders how they were able to get the land they needed to start their journey.
4. Do You Make Money From Your Homestead Activities?
Not everyone homesteads for the money, but of course we wanted to know what other homesteaders were doing to make extra money from their homestead.
5. What Skills Do You Think One Should Focus on When Considering Starting A Homestead?
We wondered what skills they focused on honing and learning to make their homesteads successful.
Lastly, what advice would homesteaders give to those who are interested in homesteading?
We hope these questions and answers help inspire you to get start your own homestead. We understand how intimidating buying your own land and learning to grow your own food can be. Thank you to Nivek, Taurian, Elle & Calvis for getting back to me with these answers. Make sure to check out Taurian’s website, Selective Design and her Facebook. Please make sure you check out City Rising Farm. This group provides urban agricultural education in Cleveland Ohio.