The iconic Saturday Evening Post does a feature on the Urban Homestead!
If Norman Rockwell were alive today, wonder what his artistic rendering of an urban homesteader would be? That would have been somethin’
Urban Homesteads and Hope
By Jen Stewart
The concept of “urban homesteads” are gaining popularity in recent years. To put it simply, modern-day pioneers who practice this environmentally conscience style of living live as self-sufficiently as possible to protect the earth.
They live in the midst of all of the modern day amenities, but choose not to participate in them, or at least as little as possible. They practice gardening and grow most, if not all of their own foods. They keep animals to give them milk and eggs. Some even convert their vehicles to diesel engines and brew their own bio-diesel fuels.
In an effort to unearth the appeal of urban homesteads, we caught up with the founder of the Urban Homestead movement, Jules Dervaes. We were reminded of a very important message: Each and every one of us can help make one aspect of our life more earth-friendly with minimal effort. All it takes is the decision to make a difference!