SAVE THE DATE!
Seven years (holy cow seven years!!!!! sorry back to post) after Farmer D’s first urban homestead workshop at the Eco Farm Conference in January 2003 where the first seeds of the modern urban homesteading movement were sown, Farmer D is once again taking part in this 3 day farming conference in January of 2010!
Eco Farm is celebrating 30 years and we are excited to be back and to be among the many esteemed speakers (Frances Moore Lappe, Wes Jackson, Eilot Coleman, Percy Schmeiser and more!) and workshop presenters slated for conference.
Last time (2003) we had the rare chance to hear Vandana Shiva rousing speech against GM crops.
The modern urban homesteading movement has certainly come a long way, especially in these last two years! Sheesh, I can remember a time when we were the first urban homesteading blog/site on the internet (in 2001) and often wondered would anyone really care to read about our journey towards a more self reliant life. Yeah, who knew the big impact this little blog has had worldwide.
Now there are hundreds, if not thousands of people/bloggers now who are on a path or journey towards a more sustainable life in the city.
The 1 1/2 hr Urban Homesteading workshop with Farmer D is slated for Saturday morning so mark your calendar!
When: Saturday January 23, 2010
Where: Eco Farm Conference — Asilomar Conference Grounds Pacific Grove, CA
Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Oh and as for Farmer D’s signature closing symbol — this time around the fist/trowel in the air will happen!