VPR Cafe: Homesteading In Vermont

Nov 15, 2015

From the Nearings in the 1930's, to the back-to-the-land movement in the 1960's, Vermont has a rich history of homesteading. And today there is a new wave of homesteaders. 

“There is sort of a group that I’ve noticed recently… more middle aged folks who are maybe stepping off other career paths or re-balancing life priorities,” said Melissa Pasanen, a contributor to the Savorvore Section of the Burlington Free Press.

Often, homesteaders work to grow their own food, raise animals and live independent, sustainable lives.

Find out more in Pasanen’s full piece, Growing Your Own, Berries To Chicks

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