Celebrating Online Outreach 1999-2011

If you are looking for something to inspire you (and others) to pioneer a more sustainable path throughout the upcoming new year? To commemorate our decade+ long online presence we’ve put together a pictorial urban homesteading calendar highlighting our favorite photos of the garden, animals, flowers, butterflies and more!

You can and will be supporting our growing online presence with sites like BarnyardsandBackyards.org where Jordanne is active in answering your questions about raising city stock (if you haven’t visited the site I highly recommend you should!) to the relaunch of FreedomGardens.org which will feature the Justin and his growing expertise.

Here’s what folks had to say about last years LHITC Calendar

I just wanted to let you know how much I love the calendar! It is exactly the inspiration I hoped it would be. Beautiful photographs and printed on that nice thick paper, really great quality. Thank you! -Elizabeth

Oh my, I just opened my calendar which came this afternoon!!!!! I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT! The size is perfect, its on firm paper, and the pictures are beautiful. Buy this calendar, you won’t be disappointed. My teenagers said February looks delicious. They are all looking up their birthday month and looking at the pictures. Thank you, and I hope they sell, because I want one next year (a 2011 of course.) – cena

Don’t pass up this opportunity!

Buy a beautiful calendar of stunning (and quirky) collection of photos–and be encouraged to grow/preserve more of your own food, raise citified farm animals or live a more simple life. Plus you’ll be supporting an important work of educating others how to become more self-sufficient.

The calendar is a 11″ x 17″ wall calendar and each month has a different picture. Some months have a group of pictures. The pictures are of the garden, city stock, nature and simple living topics and reflect the seasons throughout the year to a certain extent.

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  1. Chris says:

    Just ordered my 2011 Calendar. I’ve so enjoyed my 2010 Calendar. The photos are gorgeous and inspirational. To see the possibilities of growing such stellar produce and flowers in such a small space …. Ahhhh! It always makes me smile 🙂 I’m trying to figure out how I am going to preserve it because it’s too lovely to recycle!

    • Anais says:

      @Chris: Thank you once again for the positive comments and continued support! One blog reader makes envelopes out of calendars … here’s how

      • Chris says:

        Hi Anais ~~ I remember that post from a while back. Thank you for the link again. I confess, though, that I’m pondering a different project. When I tell folks what you have accomplished over the past decade, I always get a surprised and incredulous response. Instead of the envelopes, I’m thinking that I’m going to make a PTF (Dervaes Family) scrapbook that uses the photos from the 2010 calendar and photos of some of my produce using Freedom Seeds (i.e. my past season bionic cucumbers, Longfellow & Double Yield), etc. Unfortunately, I wasn’t as diligent with the photo taking with all of the “goings on” here this year, but hope to do better next year and tie it all together. At any rate, it will reinforce some of the viability here on the East Coast in NE that you are achieving so brilliantly in Pasadena.

        • Anais says:

          @Chris: That’s a wonderful idea! Heck, I really should make a scrapbook too. LOL

  2. Rhonda says:

    I just ordered 2! One for me and one as a gift for my aunt. 🙂 Can’t wait to see the beautiful photos. I’m sure I’ll be holding on to them for a while. I still have the postcard with Clementine on the front hanging on my refrigerator. 🙂

    • Anais says:

      @Rhonda: Thank you for your support. I think you will definitely enjoy this collection of photos. Believe me it was SOOOO hard to choose photos for the calendar – there were too many! But after a few go rounds of sorting, we have a nice selection of pretty and even a few funny ones. Oh and don’t forget, you can recycle the calendars – one blogger makes envelops, here’s how

  3. rebecca says:


    I was trying to place an order, but it insisted on adding a shipping charge. How does free shipping work?


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