We whip up a bike blended smoothie made with frozen homegrown strawberries and organic vanilla yogurt

In between treating a chicken for bumble foot, picking clients produce orders, planting summer crops, re organizing the produce packing area in the garage, building a squash arbor that will act as our second outdoor shower, putting together ‘Techniques & Practices of PTF’s Urban Garden’ power point presenation for Smith & Hawken on Saturday, working on websites and more, CNN once again paid a visit to the urban homestead.

This time the local reporter Thelma Gutierrez dropped by to cover the story and had me do the honors of showing her around the urban homestead. Of course, the news byte really couldn’t fit all the real-life aspects of the urban homestead and elements of our low impact (yet fulfilling) life. They instead focused on what would catch the viewers attention — the whimsical and fun side of “green” here on the urban homestead. Aside from the superficial overview, we hope it will get people to take this burgeoning homegrown movement seriously. Empowering more folks to take matters in their own hands — being the change by living the solution.

Before leaving, they informed that the news byte will air this Sunday (June 15) – thought you self proclaimed “groupies” would like to know. 😉

Speaking of urban homesteading, we are working on putting together a community interactive site (similar to Freedom Gardens, which we are thrilled to see nearing 200 members!) and have worked out 10 crucial elements that define the modern urban homestead movement. Members will be able to “show off” their elements with nifty icons and more!

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  1. CanterburyGrove says:

    Looking forward to the new website! 🙂

  2. Jan says:

    I am looking forward to the CNN broadcast!!! Hubby and I have been wanting to see more about you and your family.

    Also looking forward to the new site!!!

  3. Anais says:

    CanterburyGrove & Jan – thanks, we too are looking forward to it. Expanding the urban homesteading and farming movement to cities and individuals alike is what we are shooting for this year. PTF has grown beyond “just a family” we have pioneered this modern resurgence in urban homesteading and are looking to expand our outreach efforts to help more people. Stay tuned for exciting details and updates as we progress along this new path.

  4. Janice K says:

    Congrats! It’s wonderful!

  5. Karin says:

    Your family and home is so inspirational. More people should live like this. Thanks for being so eco-friendly. Mother Earth is grateful.

  6. anajz says:

    Thanks for the heads up about CNN Anais.

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