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Q&A With Joe Conway, Author of Get Back Stay Back: 2nd Generation Back-to-the-Landers in Maine

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 08.11.2014 | Taste
Sharon Kitchens

These newcomers face impossibly-priced agricultural land and extreme weather, but with these challenges also comes something the first generation of back-to-the-landers did not have.

Secular Homesteading: I Thought We Were Talking About Goat Cheese

Jennifer McGaha | Posted 09.24.2014 | Comedy
Jennifer McGaha

Recently, my husband and I moved to an old homestead in the woods and began raising a few vegetables, some bees, a couple dozen chickens, a handful of dairy goats. Since neither of us was raised on a farm, we naturally turned to the Internet for information about how to do it correctly.

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...

Potluck Parties And A Q&A With Author Ashley English

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 08.11.2014 | Taste
Sharon Kitchens

Now that English is an adult, it should come as no surprise that she loves to host parties herself.

True American Grit

Vicki Cobb | Posted 04.23.2014 | Books
Vicki Cobb

According to psychologist, Angela Duckworth, the most important trait for success is grit. There is no better example than American homesteaders.

Bringing Home the Bacon: Labor and Self Reliance in Knowing Our Food

Leah Mayor | Posted 03.26.2013 | Home
Leah Mayor

Fourteen years of being a vegetarian gave way to living abroad in places where being a vegetarian would have traditionally been out of the question. ...

Growing Your Own Coffee? Choose The Best Plants For Your Region

Kim and Barry Hovland | Posted 12.22.2012 | Taste
Kim and Barry Hovland

The terrain here in Costa Rica varies sometimes from footstep to footstep. When we decided on growing coffee, we set out to find a coffee plant that would meet our unique requirements.

Is This NYC Nonprofit Teaching Homeless To Break In To Vacant Buildings?

Posted 03.26.2012 | Impact

Where there are more vacant buildings than homeless people in neighborhoods of New York City, activists see a solution for people living on the street...

First-hand Food: Aiming for Self-sufficient? Do the Math.

Tamar Haspel | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
Tamar Haspel

If you're not growing, raising, hunting, foraging, or fishing your own food, you're behind the curve. Chickens and gardens, pigs and turkeys, rods and guns, are all showing up at the homes of what used to be milquetoast supermarket shoppers.

How Much Land Do You Need To Go Off The Grid?

Posted 10.24.2011 | Home

The original homesteaders, the pioneers who went West, were following the American dream as it was understood in the 19th century -- they wanted a hou...

From the Front Lines of the Great New Mexico Gas-Out

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

Why are we asking other people, especially corporate or governmental entities what we're supposed to do? What are we thinking? What was I thinking?

U.S. Cities Are Giving Away Land To Earn Money

nytimes.com | MONICA DAVEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BEATRICE, Neb. -- Around the nation, cities and towns facing grim budget circumstances are grasping at unlikely -- some would say desperate -- means t...

'Urban Homesteading'? That'll Cost You

Jeanne Ponessa Fratello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeanne Ponessa Fratello

While the "slow food" movement has produced thousands of enthusiasts who want to return to the roots of old-time cookery, the equipment supply stream hasn't quite caught up yet.

How to Make Small Batch Strawberry Jam (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca Gerendasy

Canning strawberry jam is a great way to preserve fresh strawberries (and other berries) for year-round enjoyment.

You Can Be an Urban Farmer!

Makenna Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Makenna Goodman

You can grow nutritious sprouts on a counter top, salad greens on a windowsill, dwarf fruit trees on a patio, tomatoes on a balcony, and much more.

From Little ACORNs Grow

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

ACORN is taking action at the local and national level, doing everything they can to help people hang onto their homes and renegotiate the terms of predatory loans.