City Homestead is building a community for homesteaders, market gardeners and people who are interested in either of these fascinating lifestyles and businesses.

Our community includes:

Market Garden Local Group

If you live in the Knox, Anderson and surrounding counties (Tennessee) and you are interested in meeting regularly, please contact us!

We are implementing the guidelines provided under the Knoxville Urban Agriculture Initiative, and also the Tennessee Smart Yard program.

Our type of gardening is a manicure permaculture.   We are striving to maintain a park-like setting instead of the wild permaculture look because we are on two city lots and are obligated to follow city ordinances concerning overgrowth, weeds and animal husbandry ordinances.

City Homestead

A journal format that gives detailed plans of setting up and maintaining a homestead. The ordinances and laws used follow Tennessee requirements; however, you can adapt the plans to your state. This is a behind-the-scenes look with videos, projects, Q&A and more.

In order to access our community, you need to subscribe to any one of the plans.

For more information, please visit the MEMBERSHIPS page.

Facebook groups:

City Homestead:  Join our Facebook group! (opens in new window)

Facebook pages

 3rd Party Sites

The following Facebook groups are where we hang out to get advice.