Self-sufficient living is the ability and practice of providing for all of your own needs and the needs of your household without outside aid or resources. It relies on knowledge and skills, as well as a spirit of independence and motivation. Attempting it is certainly not for everyone, but those who choose it tend to be passionate about their reasons.

While it may not be possible to become completely autonomous, self-sufficient living tips can help anyone begin to develop their own economic and environmental independence. Choosing just a few ways to participate in low impact living can have a profound impact on the environment, on a family’s health and well-being as well as on individual self-esteem and personal satisfaction.

Families Together can show you and your family how easy it is to grow your own food and cook healthy meals, and upcycle or transform something you thought you had no use for into something useful, and beautiful, at minimal cost.

How to Prune (Not Kill) Trees and Shrubs

The why and how to prune your trees and shrubs with great exapmples of how trees recover when pruned corretly.