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Real Estate - April 12, 2019

Tech-savvy find their inner farmer

Hidden Villa farm's Homesteading Day teaches residents how to live off the land, or at least make their own micro beer and cheese

by Melissa McKenzie

Think of the word "homesteading" and instantly images of wide-open prairies, orchards and farm life come to mind. But along the Midpeninsula, where real estate is at a premium and not everyone has multiple acres of vacant land on their property, homesteading is often a much simpler activity.

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