163: Melinda Adkins on Learning Homesteading Skills
Rekindling skills of past generations and sharing thrifty gardening tips
Melinda’s Urban Homesteader journey began as a child watching her mother and grandmother tend their gardens which instilled in her a love and appreciation for gardening. After college she purchased a home in the city and secured employment with the local school district as well as a part-time Park Ranger. The park had an 1880's working farm on the property which gave her the opportunity to visit and observe vintage skills.
It was during her time as a Park Ranger that her love for the outdoors and living a simpler life really grew. She has a great love of nature, has earned a Wildlife Habitat Certification as a result. Eventually, she began incorporating skills she learned from the farm staff into her own urban homestead. Somehow she finds time to watch documentaries in her spare time to continue her learning. Melinda is highly invested in helping her community and is the founder of HPC-Community.com
IN THIS PODCAST: Greg talks to community homesteader Melinda who founded a community group to share tips and experiences while learning about homesteading. Melinda was a bit of a groundbreaker in her town with some unorthodox thinking, so in order to find others with similar preparedness and vintage skills interests she created an online group. Her goal is to share gardening and preparedness information affordably.
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