More and more people in the US are trying to make ends meet on their own and making it work through gardening and homesteading!

With a little ingenuity and hard work, you can turn everyday materials into something amazing - including food, shelter and fuel! This guide contains some of my favorite homesteading and gardening instructables to get you started.

Feeling inspired? Check out our Gardening & Homesteading Contest, starting March 10th! Enter your best tricks for growing food, caring for livestock, building permanent shelters or reusing every day items to make your little piece of Earth a nicer place to live.