Dear MOTHER: December 2012/January 2013

Reader letters about the return on investment from gardening, self-sufficiency in the city, living forever, cheap food, dogs on the homestead and more — plus dispatches from our first-ever International Homesteading Education Month.

Peoples Food Co Op
Co-ops create communities around shared values. Here, patrons of People’s Food Co-op in Ann Arbor, Mich., celebrate the business’s 40th anniversary.
Photo By Kevin Sharp