“Urban Homesteading” gets trademarked

The term “urban homesteading,” which pertains to the practice of organic gardening, food foraging, and hand-crafting (among other cost-effective and energy-saving efforts) in urban areas, is no longer in the public domain. Since the term was trademarked by the Dervaes family in Pasadena a few years ago, groups that are engaged in grassroots efforts under the same phrase are finding that they need to overcome obstacles to continue using a phrase that they believe should remain in the public domain. Click here to read more.

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