Sunday, March 7, 2010

sustainable sunday :: little homestead in the city

Little Homestead in the City

"In the mid-1980s, our family set out to do
the seemingly impossible:
To create what we dubbed an urban homestead
and live a self-sufficient, low-impact life in the heart of the city.
For years we worked steadily to transform
our ordinary urban lot in Pasadena, California,
into an organic permaculture garden that supplies us with food year-round."

"The journey is ongoing and we are by no means finished
but we are grateful to have come this far.
In 2001, we named our homegrown venture Path to Freedom
and created this website, the first ever devoted to urban homesteading.
We hoped that by documenting our personal experiences
we could offer encouragement to those striving to live a simpler,
more self sufficient lifestyle.
Eight years later, Path to Freedom is now the largest
and most comprehensive urban homesteading website,
with more than five million hits per month."