The characters and concerns of back-to-the-land living.

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How Green-Minded Communal Living Became Hip

Intentional communities merge sustainability and community and attract a growing number of residents.

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Farm Fresh: An Influencer’s Rise to Homesteading Popularity

Lisa Bass’s nearly 100,000 followers come to her for recipes, decorating ideas, product reviews, and farm inspiration.

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Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land

How Leah Penniman, Soul Fire Farm’s co-executive director, used her ancestors’ history to confront racism in farming and the food system.

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7 Online Courses for Beginner Homesteaders

From hide-tanning to cheese-making, these classes develop basic skills for those interested in self-sufficiency.

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Why I Surrendered the City Life for a Quarter-Acre of Independence

Her time in Senegal taught her to appreciate a life built with her own hands. It just took her a bit to realize that life was the fix she needed and to create a path to it.

Afrovivalist Sharon Ross
Confessions of an Apocalypse Prepper

Sharon Ross, known as ‘The Afrovivalist,’ demystifies prepper communities and shares the essential items in her bug-out bag.

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Upstate New York Family-Run Farm Turns Goat Milk into Whole Foods Deal

The Shaefer family’s homemade goat milk lotion hits the shelves of nearly 500 stores nationwide this fall.