Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.
— Charles Dickens
Urban Homesteading not just about bringing food, goods, services closer to home but making the home center your life. One of the steps backwards we have taken is bringing “socializing” home. So much time these days is spent away from home. As urban homesteaders on the sustainable path, we start reclaiming our back our food, energy, water and waste but what about our entertainment?
Folks from all walks of life, all ages are invited to take part in our ‘Saturday Socials’ It’s all about good food, good friends and good times (ah I can just here the Cheers theme song now) .
You never know who’s going to drop by!
For our most recent Saturday Social, Jordanne and I whipped up some scrumptious ‘slaw (homegrown red cabbage, carrots, turnip and fennel) swiss chard with strawberry salad dressing and a double batch of avocado chocolate cupcakes. The buttery avocados were courtesy of Farmer Sergio – thanks!
So why not try it at your home . One night a month, invite folks over young, middle age, seniors). It just may become a tradition as we transition towards a more sustainable future building a homegrown community.
It’s time we take back control of our lives and start our own traditions. Care to share how you have broken free and started tradition in your household?