INTERDEPENDENCE DAY

Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.
Mohandas Gandhi

Here at PTF’s urban homestead we gear to celebrate our 5th annual ‘Interdependence Day’ with a gathering of friends, local (even homegrown) foods and fellowship.   We strive to set an example for fellow pathfinders – finding place and growing where we are planted.

How will you be celebrating the 4th?  What homegrown, re-localizing efforts are will be you be starting at your home or in your community?

And what steps are you making towards your own independence and freedom from corporate control.  How are you daily fighting for freedom as eco pioneers forging a sustainable path towards the future.

Be creative & resourceful in your efforts!  Perhaps you’ll start a new tradition.

Comments(12)

  1. Alida says:

    Awesome Strawberries & Sunflowers !! I think we just got a local cake from the local store and a baloon for my little one to celebrate America’s BDay ! We plan to stay home and enjoy it as a family. We will spend time in the garden tending to the gladiolus we planted and are flowering. Tending to the watermelon and pumpkin plants which we water each day as a mom and daughter thing. I think moments like these celebrating the 4th will be cool! Sharing the tradition. Also awaiting for the baby chicks that will arrive @ our home soon. Sharing the experience of raising little baby chicks with my toddler.

  2. Alida says:

    Awesome Strawberries & Sunflowers !! I think we just got a local cake from the local store and a baloon for my little one to celebrate America’s BDay ! We plan to stay home and enjoy it as a family. We will spend time in the garden tending to the gladiolus we planted and are flowering. Tending to the watermelon and pumpkin plants which we water each day as a mom and daughter thing. I think moments like these celebrating the 4th will be cool! Sharing the tradition. Also awaiting for the baby chicks that will arrive @ our home soon. Sharing the experience of raising little baby chicks with my toddler.

  3. Ellen says:

    Since it’s a beautiful sunny day, I’ll be hanging laundry & weeding. I also need to clean out the chicken/duck/goose coops. We may take some time tonight to watch fireworks depending on how tired I am.

  4. Ellen says:

    Since it’s a beautiful sunny day, I’ll be hanging laundry & weeding. I also need to clean out the chicken/duck/goose coops. We may take some time tonight to watch fireworks depending on how tired I am.

  5. Stacy says:

    We went and watched the local parade (for the first time in a decade) and plan to head to the local fireworks show tonight benefitting the high school. I may make another batch of jam while the afternoon wears on…

  6. Stacy says:

    We went and watched the local parade (for the first time in a decade) and plan to head to the local fireworks show tonight benefitting the high school. I may make another batch of jam while the afternoon wears on…

  7. Wendy says:

    My elderly neighbors are both recovering from out-pateint surgeries. I made a strawberry-rhubarb pie using strawberries from my garden and rhubarb that was given to me from a friend’s garden and put in my freezer. The crust was mostly local using locally milled flour, local butter and local cream. I also took them some lunch, including produce from our garden.

    In the evening, we enjoyed some of the fun in our “resort” town, including the local fireworks.

    Staying home all day and sharing with our neighbors and then, staying in our home-town this evening was really nice, and I hope it will be our “new” family tradition.

  8. Wendy says:

    My elderly neighbors are both recovering from out-pateint surgeries. I made a strawberry-rhubarb pie using strawberries from my garden and rhubarb that was given to me from a friend’s garden and put in my freezer. The crust was mostly local using locally milled flour, local butter and local cream. I also took them some lunch, including produce from our garden.

    In the evening, we enjoyed some of the fun in our “resort” town, including the local fireworks.

    Staying home all day and sharing with our neighbors and then, staying in our home-town this evening was really nice, and I hope it will be our “new” family tradition.

  9. KK says:

    We rarely go anywhere on the major holidays because of the traffic, stress, and expense of it all, not to mention, how a lot of holidays are just excuses for idiots to get drunk and zoom around in their gas hogs playing really bad music! We tended to some chores, got the backyard ready to host some friends to bbq, most of the food prepared coming from our prolific garden (potato salad, bbq onion and yellow squash, topped with homemade walnut pesto) I also needed to water the neighborhood garden and do some tending there…which is hopfully a new and lasting tradition for this neglected empty lot. It’s got great soil and many possibilities for winter crops, grains, food security, etc…
    Happy independance/interdependance dayszzzzzzzz…

  10. KK says:

    We rarely go anywhere on the major holidays because of the traffic, stress, and expense of it all, not to mention, how a lot of holidays are just excuses for idiots to get drunk and zoom around in their gas hogs playing really bad music! We tended to some chores, got the backyard ready to host some friends to bbq, most of the food prepared coming from our prolific garden (potato salad, bbq onion and yellow squash, topped with homemade walnut pesto) I also needed to water the neighborhood garden and do some tending there…which is hopfully a new and lasting tradition for this neglected empty lot. It’s got great soil and many possibilities for winter crops, grains, food security, etc…
    Happy independance/interdependance dayszzzzzzzz…

  11. P~ says:

    Inter Dependance days. I love that! I spent the afternoon in my garden, helped a neighbor fix her sewing machine then harvested 10 lbs of fresh food from the garden to help with the 100 foot diet. My biggest declaration of Independance is growing in my yard. It’s a Freedom garden!! Grow on!
    P~

  12. P~ says:

    Inter Dependance days. I love that! I spent the afternoon in my garden, helped a neighbor fix her sewing machine then harvested 10 lbs of fresh food from the garden to help with the 100 foot diet. My biggest declaration of Independance is growing in my yard. It’s a Freedom garden!! Grow on!
    P~

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