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Urban Homesteading

Urban Fruit Documentary Film

Monique Ruffin | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

For the last several years I've been on a journey toward conscious living, particularly conscious eating and community well-being. This is not an easy endeavor in an urban setting.

Join the Revolution -- It's Not What You Think

Valerie Kausen | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Valerie Kausen

When I look around at the state of the world: the wars, the debilitating addiction to technology, massive species die-off, ocean destruction and overu...

Molasses and Hawaii's Environmental Blind Spot

Frank DeGiacomo | Posted 11.23.2013 | Hawaii
Frank DeGiacomo

It's a blind spot for Hawaii's green politicians, green advocacy groups, and many people who profess to be green. It's an inconvenient truth that animal agriculture's annual share of total global greenhouse emissions is estimated at 51 percent or more.

Going Green in the City

Linda Buzzell | Posted 05.18.2012 | Green
Linda Buzzell

Way too many of us believe we can't go green because we live in the city, have no land, have a small apartment, etc. etc. So we continue to be slaves of the supermarket.

Killing Your Meal For The First Time

Megan Paska | Posted 08.30.2011 | Home
Megan Paska

Killing a chicken was easy but hard. The act of plucking off her feathers, eviscerating her carcass and the moment when a living thing became food, in my hands, right before my eyes, were tremendously profound.

Urban Chicken-Keeping and Staying on the Neighbors' Good Side

Megan Paska | Posted 06.12.2011 | Green
Megan Paska

I accepted a long time ago that I am likely a homeowners worst nightmare.

"Radical Homemakers" Review and Interview with Author Shannon Hayes

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Escobar

Hayes, author of Radical Homemakers, believes the cause of this shift lies with the acceptance of the idea that American society exists for the betterment of the capitalist corporate economy.

The Simple Life: A Value Liberals Share With Libertarians

Everett Sizemore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Everett Sizemore

What many "locavores" and "foodies" don't know is that a very similar movement has been going on for decades on the other side of the party.

This Year Make The Resolution To Start Your Urban Homestead

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

It feels good to get your fingernails dirty, even on the 34th floor, and you can finally start walking the walk so many of us have been talking.