The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Getting to know you

Maggie's veggiesMy mother and sister live in town, but manage to grow quite a bit of food in their backyard.  Maggie (my sister) sent me this photo today showing some of the peppers and tomatoes they harvested just before their first frost.

There's been a lot of talk lately (or maybe I've just started to listen) about urban gardening --- in the article I read this morning, Michael Pollan wrote about ripping out part of the White House lawn to grow organic veggies; the Freedom Gardens website brings the idea of the victory garden into the twenty first century; and urban homesteading has suddenly become a household word thanks to Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen's book The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City.

So, in the spirit of learning more about people who don't happen to have 58 acres to grow in, I thought I'd put together a little poll....

Survey Results -

Anna Hess's books
Want more in-depth information? Browse through our books.

Or explore more posts by date or by subject.

About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

Want to be notified when new comments are posted on this page? Click on the RSS button after you add a comment to subscribe to the comment feed, or simply check the box beside "email replies to me" while writing your comment.

profile counter myspace

Powered by Branchable Wiki Hosting.

Required disclosures:

As an Amazon Associate, I earn a few pennies every time you buy something using one of my affiliate links. Don't worry, though --- I only recommend products I thoroughly stand behind!

Also, this site has Google ads on it. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to a website. Google's use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to various sites. You can opt out of personalized advertising by visiting this site.