Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Urban Homesteader Happenings

Welcome to Food-Soil-Thread's 4th weekly Urban Homesteader blog party! 
Please feel free to add a link from your blog to the gallery below.

This is where the three words of my blog find a home together: eating whole foods, digging in urban soil, and stitching together a homemade life: I am an urban homesteader. Let's see what you've made, grown, cooked and sewn...

Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable LivingI have recently heard about the authors of a book, Urban Homesteading , due to be released this month, and their struggle with the family who has attempted to trademark the term "Urban Homestead" and "Urban Homesteading." The authors and their publishing company are being threatened with an injunction if they go forward with the release of their book.

This is a book that I plan on ordering right now! To me, being an urban homesteader is about producing what I need by my own hand when possible, in order to increase my family's healthy self-reliance and reduce our addiction to unnecessary consumerism. In the end, the hope is to be more connected with my community and my environment, so it is unfortunate that the very term Urban Homestead is creating such discord in the very community that it seeks to promote.

a basket from last year's garden

If you are interested in reading more blogs about a homegrown life, you can check out the weekly blog hop at Sustainable Eats or see the Take Back Urban Home-Steading(s) page. 

A request: please link to recent posts on your own blog that are related to growing food, reducing unnecessary consumerism, sustainable living and good old fashioned homemaker skills. Can't wait to see what you have to share! 


Anisa said...

Thanks for letting us participate!

Lara said...

My pleasure! I am really enjoying reading all of the posts. Inspiring!