Goats and Backyard Roots at the Ecology Center, Thursday, 5/9/13

Goats and Backyard Roots at the Ecology Center, Thursday, 5/9/13

This coming Thursday evening, Lori Eames will be sharing photos and stories from her new “Backyard Roots” book. The book has beautiful snapshots of urban farms all along the West Coast, with many familiar Bay Area locals featured. Kitty Sharkey, whose urban farm is in East Oakland, will be bringing two of her Nigerian dwarf… Read more »

Urban Homesteading Book Release Party

Urban Homesteading Book Release Party

Join Rachel Kaplan and K. Ruby Blume (Institute of Urban Homesteading) for a slide show and reading from their new book Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living… Read more ». This colorful guide is full of practical information and inspiring stories from people already living the urban homesteading life. Richly illustrated with drawings and photographs, and

“Urban Homesteading” gets trademarked

"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… Read more »