gather and grow

Homegrown, hand-spun living in the city

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be teaching a series of urban homesteading classes again this fall at Columbia Homestead Alliance. Columbia Homestead Alliance — or CHA, for short — is an emerging new organization committed to community resilience, skill-building, local food and self-reliance in my very own neighborhood of Five Points in Columbia, SC. …

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I sometimes hear homesteading being described as a “new trend” — whether enthusiastically or dismissively. I’ve certainly encountered some who talk about canning and beer-making, for example, as something they want to learn because it is simply de rigueur here in Portland. And I have entered stores and received catalogs that make me feel like …

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