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.

Community Garden
Deer Isle Hostel’s garden provides fresh produce for the guests’ communal dinners. Harvesting food and cooking meals together is one of the unique features of this low-impact hostel.
Photo By Anneli Carter-Sundqvist