Urban Homestead is a project based out in California. Your family can look into their way of life : http://urbanhomestead.org/journal/ . Consider Gardening as a project to explore with your homeschool family in 2013. You can consider exploring Winter, Spring and Fall gardening in North Carolina. You might want to go to Wilkes Public Library and get books to get you started in 2013. You might want to start an indoor garden with herbs and then plant a Spring Garden. What can you do in 2013? Go for it and let your imagination soar !
Plan and Map out Your indoor garden during the Winter. Check out some cool tools at : http://www.humeseeds.com/kids.htm or http://www.kidsgardening.org/node/13761 . You can also check out kits at : http://www.herbkits.com/ . Check out these cool ideas too : http://dollarstoremom.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/indoor-herb-garden.jpg . You can start picturing your Spring Garden. You can go to the Wilkes Public Library and get gardening books to create your future gardens.
Let gardening be a project for your homeschool family in 2013. Gardening can be a great way to build many skills and learn to save in your homeschool family.