Michigan YouTubers to Inspire You
Let me start off this post by aging myself. I have been around since the dawn of YouTube. I remember the wacky viral videos, the David after Dentist, Potter Puppet Pals… How this platform has evolved over the past fifteen years is truly amazing to me.
In today’s YouTube, you can find information on, quite literally, almost everything. I always use it when planning homesteading projects; it can be beneficial to tag along a YouTuber’s journey as they build a chicken coop, for example. From beginning to end, you can see their entire process; experience their frustrations, celebrate their wins, learn from their mistakes, and, even better… Ask them and their viewers questions in their comment section.
I find the most benefit in learning from those nearby. I recently asked our Instagram community for their favorite homesteading and gardening YouTubers.
Here is a list of Michigan homesteaders and gardeners that just may inspire you on your journey to self-sufficiency.
“Bakers Green Acres is down to earth, knowledgeable, and always willing to answer questions!” – @bethdeclercq
Da Hungry Beaver Homestead
Da Hungry Beaver Homestead documents their adventure carving their homestead into their land into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
Detroit Black Community Food Security Network was formed to address food insecurity in Detroit’s Black community; DBCFSN operates D-Town Farm, over seven sustainable and regenerative acres inside the Meyers Tree Nursery of Rouge Park.
Find Them On: Instagram | Facebook
“Great people growing great food!” – @findingbeautykm
Homesteading Northern Michigan
Homesteading Northern Michigan is sharing their progress as they build their dream on 10.5 acres in Gaylord.
Find Them On: Facebook
“His rabbit videos are so thorough and he explains this very well. He is a great teacher!” – @shininglightfarm
Michigan Garden Gal
Michigan Garden Gal has created a channel inviting garden lovers to gather, share knowledge, and become inspired by some of the projects she is tackling.
Find Them On: Instagram
Michigan Snow Pony
Michigan Snow Pony shares various homesteading and farming, simple living, and gardening topics.
“She’s honest, and shows what doesn’t always go well on the homestead!” – @tinyhouse.bigwoods
“A younger, fellow Michigan gardener with a wealth of knowledge and he’s from little ol’ Port Huron!” – @the.freebird.homesteader
Mi.HomeFarmstead is sharing all things in faith, life, family, food, and fun as they count down the days until their forever farmstead.
Find Them On: Instagram
“They are always doing something fun and different, and I love their canning skills!” – @shininglightfarm
“Full of good info!” – @kithtokinhomestead
We also have some honorary mentions; they might not be Michiganders, but they provide valuable content for your homesteading and gardening journeys.
Jean Martin Fortier (We are reading a book he has written for our Homesteaders of Michigan book club! Learn more about the book club here.)
What do you think of our list? Did we miss your favorite YouTubers? Let us know who we should be watching in the comments down below.
Written by Kendra
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