Community-Building and Self-Reliance: Our 2013 Homesteaders of the Year

The 2013 MOTHER EARTH NEWS Homesteaders of the Year believe in learning by doing, and open their homes and farms to teach modern homesteading skills and promote community-building.

Varney Family
The Varney family established the first organic dairy in Maine, and they have since expanded to include a cafe, bakery, fiber shop and farm store to sell their additional products and to offer community education.
Photo Courtesy Varney Family