July 22nd, 2009


Green Acres, We Are There

Ypsilanti (the city adjacent to Ann Arbor) now allows you to keep up to four chickens.

This is part of a movement -- several movements, really -- across the country. People are hurting financially, and they're trying to find ways to make ends meet. Urban farming is another.

I know I've got the first three Foxfire books around here somewhere.

I'm actually beginning work on a project related to all this. I'll likely have more for you in a few weeks, but for right now I'm curious as to how many of you are doing things like this, and what precisely is working for you. Do you keep animals for food? How much of your own produce do you grow? Are you energy self-sufficient, or working towards it? How about making your own clothing or tools? Purifying your own water? That kind of thing. And, if you have links to resources, would you mind sharing them?