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Suburban Homesteading

EcoloChi’s focus is on finding ways to becoming more in touch with the earth by living a more sustainable lifestyle. Our goal for this website is to provide you with good natural choices for living a better life.

Suburban Homesteading is more that growing vegetables and raising chickens. Today people are looking for alternative ways to live a better life for their family by using their home to produce what they need for food and herbs for not only seasoning but also for natural remedies.  Herbal medicine is becoming more mainstream as improvements in analysis and quality control along with advances in clinical research show the value of herbal medicine in the treating and preventing of disease. Herbs have been used for medicinal purposes long before recorded history and today are working their way back into the lives of people who are living a more sustainable lifestyle. In the past 20 years in the United States, public dissatisfaction with the cost of prescription medications, combined with an interest in returning to natural or organic remedies, has led to an increase in herbal medicine use.

Our Wellness oils and herbal teas are alternative ways to help us manage problems we have, such as mega headaches, high blood pressure, high Cholesterol, Immune Support, Muscle and joint ailments, Neck & Shoulder problems, and many more. These products are all Natural and a great many are Organic containing no harmful chemicals.  Check out our Wellness Oils and Herbal Teas and try a safer way to treat your ailments.

What's With the Name EcoloChi?

Simply put, we tried to come up with an unique name that represented our philosophic goals for living a balanced and purposeful life.

In reality, we have found that most people have no idea how to pronounce EcoloChi and, in essence, miss our point. We thought to create a clever play on words and combine ecology, the study of nature, with chi, the chinese term for the energy of being. It is pronounced e - col - o - chi, with the emphasis on the last syllable, with the "i" sounding like "e".

The dictionary defines ecology as the study of the relationships between living organisms, which include all living things including humans and their environment.

Lynne was first introduced to the concept of Chi as a student of Tai Chi, an art she has studied and practiced for over 20 years.

We are on a quest to establish a simple life, a state of being that is challengingly elusive in this fast-paced, complex society.

What with sky-rocketing expenses for absolutely everything but most especially for our most basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing, we as individuals must come up with a better way.

We are by no means the only ones on this path.

It is said that "Simple living is not about living in poverty or self-inflicted deprivation. Rather, it is about living an examined life — one in which you have determined what is important, or "enough," for you, discarding the rest."

Ron and lynne maine
Acadia National Park, Maine......Ron & Lynne




Organic Manual: Natural Organic Gardening and Living for Your Family, Plants, and Pets

Organic Manual: Natural Organic Gardening and Living for Your Family, Plants, and Pets

Around the world everyone is talking about environmental issues and the concept of "going green." Natural organic gardening and landscaping are among the most important parts of that movement. Howard Garrett in "The Organic Manual" explains in detail what to do instead of using chemicals. He tells readers how to go green. The book starts with advice on how to stop using toxic chemicals, pesticides, and synthetic fertilizers and explains the practical alternatives that we can utilize. This book is effective for use coast to coast and border to border; it has no geographic boundaries. Whether it's growing beautiful landscapes or delicious healthy food crops, "The Organic Manual" explains bed preparation, planting, pest control, and how to make compost. It also covers pet management and natural living advice. The organic method is the most efficient, most cost effective, and most fun of any gardening and household approach to the natural way. It also produces the best trees, shrubs, flowers, fruits, and vegetables that you will ever grow. The book also gives the consumer a 6-month, free subscription to the "Dirt Doctor," a magazine about healthy, organic living.


Maria Rodale's Organic Gardening: Your Seasonal Companion to Creating a Beautiful & Delicious Garden

Maria Rodale's Organic Gardening: Your Seasonal Companion to Creating a Beautiful and Delicious Garden

Maria Rodale, the third generation of the family that originated the organic gardening movement in the United States, has written a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to designing and planting an organic garden that is beautiful as well as delicious. More than 600 gorgeous color photographs adorn this invaluable, practical guide for every gardener.

Self-Sufficiency: A Complete Guide to Baking, Carpentry, Crafts, Organic Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals and M

Self-Sufficiency: A Complete Guide to Baking, Carpentry, Crafts, Organic Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals and M

Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living--whether they're urbanites or country folk. Following in the footsteps of Back to Basics and Homesteading, this large, fully-illustrated book provides the entire family with the information they need to make the shift toward self-sufficient living.Self-Sufficiency provides tips, advice, and detailed instructions on how to improve everyday life from an environmentally and organic perspective while keeping the focus on the family. Readers will learn how to plant a family garden and harvest the produce; canfruits and vegetables; bake bread and cookies; design interactive and engaging "green" projects; harness natural wind and solar energy to cook food and warm their homes; boil sap to make maple syrup; and build treehouses, furniture, and more. Also included are natural crafts readers can do with their kids, such as scrapbooking, making potato prints, dipping candles, and constructing seasonal decorations. Whether the goal is to live entirely off the grid or just to shrink their carbon footprints, families will find this book a thorough resource and a great inspiration.



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