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.

Clay pot used to store food
By layering damp sand between two clay pots, the Chandler-Isacksens are able to keep foods “refrigerated” and edible even though the family lives in hot, sunny Reno, Nev.
Photo Courtesy Chandler-Isacksen Family