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Nature Guided Homesteading

Homesteading used to be about settling the land.  I don’t believe that the land can ever be truly “settled,” there will always be wild nature at work in it, and that is a good thing.

However, homesteading can help us settle ourselves. Living close to the land, raising our own food – this can bring us health, happiness and fulfillment. Especially when nature serves as our guide.

The Healthy Homestead is here to help guide you on your homesteading journey for the healthiest relationship you can have with your home, your food, and with nature.


The Craving For Homesteading

I started gardening when I was in high school, working at a local nursery. Thanks to this experience I discovered that I was smitten with herbs, moments of solitude among the plants, and doing active work.

At graduation, my path took me away from gardening and into the city – first NYC, and later Paris. During my time in France I relished trips to the countryside and was giddy at chances to pick fruit in abandoned fields. The craving for moments like this in my everyday life started to grow in me.

Eventually I moved back to the states where I met my husband, Chad, and got my first taste of living on a farm. My cravings for homesteading and love were fulfilled at the same time. Chad and I try to grow or forage as much of our own food as possible.

My daily choices for a healthy home and lifestyle are informed by my training in Building Biology,  my garden plans and decisions draw on studies of Permaculture and Native Plants, and my cooking is gluten-free & organic & heavily infused with Fermentation.

I know I’m not the only one who has been dissatisfied with modern life and craves something better. This is my attempt to eke out something more satisfying, centered, and grounded – and I think you can do it too! Thanks for joining me here!


Environmental home assessments and guidance

Permaculture designs and organic gardening guidance

Beginning cooking classes

Fermentation classes

Healthy lifestyle guidance

Gluten-free transition guidance


Ready to talk ?

I live in the small rural community of Roosevelt in Northeast Utah.

Please contact me to discuss your project. I consider non-local projects on a case by case basis and may be able to help you remotely. I look forward to hearing from you and learning about your unique situation and needs.

If you’d like me to call you back please include your phone number and the best time for me to contact you.



© 2019 – Kristina Hicks-Hamblin – The Healthy Homestead