Welcome to Our Digital Homestead
We’re so glad you dropped by!
In short, WE GROW KIDS into adults who continue to honor the relationships that sustain life. We accomplish this by involving kids and the adults in their lives in ancient sustainable practices that remind them of time-honored ways of being human—gardening, homeschooling, storytelling, neighboring, provisioning.
Our society’s half century crisis-focused or data-drowning conversation about what it means to honor the web of relationships that sustain life has proven insufficient in changing long-term the often ecologically hostile ways people choose to be in the world. So instead of talking more, we get kids and the adults in their lives active on a regular basis doing the things that make for a more sustainable world—composting and recycling, playing together and taking fieldtrips, sharing meals and savoring stories, finding eco-friendly ways to provide for their needs. Repeated engagement in these and similar activities transform the relationships between young people, adults and the environment they share.
Through practice over time, eco-friendly intentions become life-long habits. The “kale snatchers,” “worm wranglers,” “chicken chasers” and “compost cooks” we grow in our Cultivator Clubs, for example, eventually grow into life-long learners, environmental stewards and community builders of all kinds. They’ll be the people who support, even initiate, the next generation’s attempts at good in the world.
By engaging kids in activities that value others, value nature and work to keep both relationships strong, sustainability finally becomes sustainable. You should join us.
A word about navigating the site…
Of course you have the main menu toward the top. Click the logo to get back home. Main pages are listed by title in the footer of every page as well. And at the tippy-top in the right hand corner you should see a plus sign that if you click will give you options for staying connected through social media.
Use the links jotted on the 4 scraps of paper below to find opportunities collated for specific audiences. Click any of the photos in the slide deck above as an alternative route to information on a specific topic. The old Polaroids throughout the site will enlarge and clear up if you click on them.
That said, feel free to wander about as you see fit. Just try not to disturb the livestock, and stay out the growing beds!