Beginning the Road to Self Sufficiency May02

Beginning the Road to Self Sufficiency...

You don’t have to wait until you get your dream property to begin cultivating life. Starting on the road to self sufficiency can be as easy as changing a few buying and spending habits. “How Anyone Can Be More Self Sufficient” is a great article detailing ways that anyone, anywhere can begin to become more self-sufficient. Much like any major project, the hardest part is often starting at all. This article comes courtesy of Little House Living, a great blog run by self-proclaimed South Dakota country girl Marissa. If you want to learn more, visit their blog for tips, tricks, and wonderful posts almost daily....

Center for Ecoliteracy: A Hub for Cultivating Sustainable Living Apr30

Center for Ecoliteracy: A Hub for Cultivating Sustainable Living...

You are never too old to learn something new. If learning about living a sustainable life isn’t worth the time, nothing is. There are quite a few resources out their to help aid in sustainable living, but it can be hard to find one that is well-designed. The Center for Ecoliteracy is a beautiful site dedicated to helping people learn about sustainable living. It’s worth a look or two (or three). Check out the resources at the Center for Ecoliteracy....

The Driftless Folk School Apr26

The Driftless Folk School...

If you live anywhere near Wisconsin (or within close proximity to an airport), the Driftless Folk School is the ideal destination for the sustainably minded who want to learn, well, pretty much anything. Want to learn about fruit tree grafting? Interested in foraging for wild edibles? What about tiny home construction? The Driftless Folk School covers all of that and more. Located in La Farge, Wisconsin, this little school is the epitome of what it means to cultivate life. While you’re in the area check out the Driftless Cafe, an absolutely amazing farm-to-table restaurant in the nearby culture hub of Viroqua, Wisconsin....

Raising Goats: An Introduction Oct27

Raising Goats: An Introduction...

Raising goats is a much more rewarding enterprise than you might think. Valuable fiber, great meat, and a nearly unlimited supply of milk and cheese is waiting in these precocious, entertaining creatures. Raising goats does, however, require a bit of expertise and some hard work.  Grit (an off-shoot of Mother Earth News) offers some great advice for anyone who is thinking about raising a few goats. Check out the detailed info from Grit to start cultivating this valuable type of life....

Work on an Organic Farm: WWOOF Oct22

Work on an Organic Farm: WWOOF...

WWOOF is not just the sound a dog makes, it is also a well organized platform for individuals and groups who want to work on organic farms. The tagline “World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms: Linking volunteers with organic farms and growers” perfectly explains the organizations direction and passion. Want to take a trip, learn some skills, and eat some great food? Check out the worldwide hub for WWOOF....