Open source homestead and market gardening plans from start to finish!

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Our Market Gardening section is open now.  We will continually add content to the site as our garden season progresses throughout the year.  [ Click to visit ]

About This Site


City Homestead Journal

Price:  $5/year.

Get detailed plans that are not shown in our public videos and blog posts; including hidden journals that don't show up in the public view.



Plan Includes:

  • Affiliate Program with 15% commission rate.
  • Learning homesteading by walking through it.
  • Day to day journal entries with videos.
  • Daily, Weekly, Monthly, & Seasonal Chores.
  • Homestead plans.
  • Market gardening journal.
  • Coffee house journal.
  • Action plan - getting things done.  (with our actual business data - you can see how we operate the business)
  • Much more!


Keep up with our events, public content, and some of our projects without a subscription!  You can even earn an income by sharing links within our affiliate program.

If you like being a homesteader, or like keeping up with homesteader stories, but you would rather not be involved with a paid subscription plan, then you can still be a part of our community.  We offer:

  • Affiliate Program with 10% commission rate.  (Requires registration, but it's free!)
  • Public content posted regularly on the City Homestead Blog.  Some posts will have public YouTube videos.
  • City Homestead Facebook Group - open to the public.  If you would like to join, just click on the link and request access.
  • Calendar - planting schedule, business filing, and other data entries.
  • Forum - a private social network forum that caters to homesteaders and gardeners.
  • Projects - a detailed project management blog with open source plans.


City Homestead is a behind-the-scenes look at setting up a homestead, market garden and coffee house. Open source, step-by-step plans evolve as the story unfolds.

What happens when you lose everything and you have to start over, but the corporate world you are used to is a far cry from the homestead you ended up on?


The words echo in my head as I stare at the flames in the fireplace.  We are burning the porch rails to stay warm.

It is nothing for people to criticize us, not knowing our story.  For years we remained silent, taking the cruel words to heart.  But this is our story.

What if poverty chose us?  And what if it is just an obstacle on the path that is trying to stop us from getting from point A to point B?

Should we quit trying to reach the goals just because the road got tougher?

What if circumstances are meant to change you in order to change your direction?  Were it not for poverty, I would not be seeking the path my heart now desires.  Gone are the days of the Corporate Rat Race as I prepare to walk through my dreams.  YHWH gave me a new heart and new path.

My husband and I journal the path we are on and share our experiences, lessons learned, business management, financial management, joys, tragedies, disappointments, and most of all, the Scriptures that we can look back on to use as a measuring stick.

Sometimes we can’t see the purpose or timing of the things we go through, but when we assemble the blog posts and videos, we are able to find Scripture that makes the journey more understandable.

Please join us as we document our journey of homesteading.

~ Colleen Crawford ~ 


Barter With Us

 Want to go behind-the-scenes but not able to commit to a subscription?  Perhaps we can barter!  Check out our Barter With Us page to see if there is a match.

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Go Behind The Scenes!
Want to go behind the scenes and watch our member's only videos, get detailed plans, and join our community?  Visit the [About This Site] for more details.

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