Potager Cottage is the Australian online resource for the urban self sufficient and self sustainable lifestyle. Started during the coronavirus pandemic in Victoria Australia in the middle of stage 4 restrictions when most households and businesses went into lockdown, this was the impetus for our beginning as many families intentionally went back to basics in an effort to become a little more self sustainable and self sufficient.
This led us, and many other Australians, to try and become a little more self reliant, growing and making our own food when the consumeristic conveniences of fast food and an even faster lifestyle were shut down. And as we started to grow and make our own, we began to appreciate the simple things in life and to re-connect with where things came from and how they were made. Without doubt, the taste of real food and the satisfaction of making something yourself can not be beaten. It goes without saying that this type of lifestyle offers money saving advantages which translate into not having to work so hard to support such an expensive, consumeristic lifestyle.
‘Potager’ literally means 'kitchen garden' and our vision is to be the Australian resource for everyone on their urban self sufficiency and self sustainable journey. In other countries, this type of lifestyle is sometimes known as homesteading, prepping, smallholding and crofting. We in Australia haven't popularised similar terminology, though there are many of us who enjoy the philosophy and way of life.
Check out our blog to see what we've been up to in our own garden and on the path towards the urban self sufficiency journey. We are continually adding to and improving the Potager Cottage site so please re-visit us again to check out what's new.
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