WEB UPDATES

While Jordanne and crew are working on the last of the plugins and coding for Freedom Gardens (nearing 300 participants! ) which will allow blog post feeds and more, the next online outreach effort is in the works for the Urban Homestead site.

We’ve also been brainstorming. One such idea was to host a online contest where we’ll give away some nifty prizes. That should be fun!

Help Wanted

We need to move this “old-outdated, highly neglected online resource” section of the PTF site onto a new platform which will be the basis for the new urban homestead social network and “magazine” site.

If you are Word Press literate and would like a earn some Peddler’s Wagon goods for your helpful efforts then email us. We could use your help to re-energize this online resource and make it better than ever!

Calling All Contributors

Also, we are looking for featured contributor-writers for the new ‘Urban Homestead’ site. Are you a seasoned or newbie urban homesteader? Do you enjoy writing about your urban homestead experiences – got a lot of know how or tips to share.

So, what are you waiting for? Send us an email about yourself and your experience and what you think you could bring to this new site.

PTF is continuing to grow thanks to your support.

Aren’t you exited? We are!

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  1. jason says:

    I’ve some degree of WP literacy. I handle my own WP.com powered blog and also an independently installed one elsewhere.

    What level of help do ya’ll need? Peddler’s Wagon creds would be uber-cool!

    jason

  2. rcmullins says:

    I might could help with your wordpress situation. Let me know.

  3. Andrea says:

    I’m not sure if I qualify to contribute to this forum despite the desire to do so. I would call myself a rural wannabe homesteader if I had to put it into terms. My family and I live on an acre 10 miles outside of town and grow our own fruits and veggies, cook/bake from scratch and can and freeze anything we can get our hands on. What we can’t produce we’re lucky enough to find locally from small farms or family run stores…isn’t bartering a beautiful thing?

    I consider myself so blessed to have been raised by an extended family of ‘old timers’ that taught me priceless life skills including cooking from scratch, gardening, simple hobbies like quilting and crocheting, and the value of doing it yourself. I’m striving to teach those lessons to my husband and to pass them along to my kids, friends and neighbors if possible.

    As I’m in the early stages of homesteading, I don’t know that I have any pearls of wisdom to pass along to your readers, but I’m eager to participate in anyway possible.

  4. Ken Kunst says:

    This sounds good to me. I love to boast about my successes and complain about my failures, and hopefully contribute some ideas from these experiences. PTF is the first web site I’ve become “addicted” to, and your topics are always prompting me to write. I would be honored to contribute what I can, and if it can equal some peddler wagon points, all the better!

  5. Fiona says:

    Oh I cant wait for the blog feature to be up and running. I’d also love to be a contributor. I’m still learning but I’d love to help for urban gardeners that only have balcony’s or patios..kind of a failures and success series or mini series. I’m in Canada too, zone 3, so I could help with those zone too:)

  6. PhoenixJen says:

    I’d like to contribute. I have an urban homestead going here and am also heavily involved in building permaculture/homesteading community in Phoenix. We also work with other non-profits and the downtown farmer’s market to do outreach to various demographics. The response so far has surpassed anything we could have imagined!

    I am also posting your request to our social network at http://www.phoenixpermaculture.org to see if there is more interest.

    Thanks for all you do,
    PhoenixJen

  7. Cindi says:

    Hi, I tried your email buttons, but for some reason my computer wouldn’t let me use them. I was trying to e-mail you about contributing. We live in the city and grow some of our food. We started raising bees this year, that has been a great new experience that I thought we could share if you wanted.

  8. Ellen says:

    I love looking at your pictures. Is there any way you can share what you plant for veggies, herbs & fruit?

    Thanks & keep up the good work!

  9. Judith says:

    I wasn’t aware of this previous site. As I linked to it, I learned an enormous amount of information. I’m glad to know you are trying to save and promote it as well.

  10. Anais says:

    Thanks for all who volunteered. We are overlwhelmed at the response.

    We are excited about revamping this online resource.

    Sorry some of you had trouble emailing. You can reach us at info@pathtofreedom.com

    I will try to get back with everyone – soon. Thanks for your patience.

    Thanks again for offering to help.

  11. Ginger says:

    I would love to contribute. I’ve started suburban homesteading here in the suburbs of Colorado. I’ve always had a garden, but we are doubling production this year with raised beds and started composting. Your site is great–I’m a newbie at this, plus Colorado has some serious challenges that a lot of other more productive states don’t have to contend with, but I learn something new every growing season!!! Thanks for your site!!!

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