Little House In The City truly is a hidden gem in this city – maybe even the entire country!
Located at 555 Parliament St., just around the corner from the ever popular Riverdale Farm, Little House In The City is Toronto’s first urban homesteading and sustainable living store . . .and it’s co-owned by Carol!
What is urban homesteading? It’s really a lifestyle. It’s about taking a step backwards, living more simply and making a conscious effort to create a more sustainable, low-impact life.
Little House In The City has a wide variety of supplies to support creative adventures and DIYs in and for your home. In addition to being ethical and sustainable, these simple activities will encourage a newfound confidence in your homemaking abilities. They also have beautifully crafted ready-made gifts that made with organic or sustainable materials like the stunning cheese boards made of reclaimed wood that Nathalie received for her birthday.
Whether it be cheese making, fermenting, soap making or sewing Carol, and her partner Carla, will guide you in selecting the right tools for the job.
Beginners: don’t feel intimidated! I purchased the sprout growing kit with organic seeds and I followed Carol’s instructions. Within a few days we were adding alfalfa to our sandwiches and salads – and I can barely keep houseplants alive!
Coming soon, Little House In The City will offer classes for adults and children, hands-on demonstrations and community events to teach and inspire others to live more mindfully.
Here are some of my favourite things!
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Another thing I like about urban homesteading is that it almost organically lends a focus on experiential parenting. Giving children experiences rather than things. When a child has the experience of growing their own veggies in their own garden, or helping to can preserves for the first time they are learning a skill, making memories with family, and having fun all at the same time.
I couldn’t agree more! Thanks for the comment