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


Hi Folks,

I'm converting my home in Northeastern Illinois into a permacultural food oasis/urban microfarm. My lot is 60' x 90' so space is clearly at a premium. I keep chickens and rabbits, grow fruit, berries, mushrooms, medicinal and culinary herbs and vegetables. Beekeeping is on the horizon.

You're welcome to read more about it here:

I have a fairly long resource list there geared toward those who live in the Midwest as well as some other goodies in the sidebar that may be of interest.

Best wishes on the journey!

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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.

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Welcome! I'm glad to meet you and will have to check out your website since it sounds like we're on the same journey, just in different settings.
Comment by anna Sat Mar 13 16:37:41 2010

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