International Homesteading Education Month Is Just Around the Corner!

Reader Contribution by Hannah Kincaid And Jennifer Kongs
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MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Grit magazines will kick-off the annual International Homesteading Education Month in September. Our online hub already lists wiser-living events nationwide, from organic garden tours and farm-to-table dinners to beekeeping and soap-making presentations, and more. We’d love to see this list continue to grow, so this month-long celebration of modern homesteading truly fosters “Neighbors helping neighbors — Building more self-reliant communities.” 

It’s not too late for you to join in yourself by either hosting or attending an event this September. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to connect in a whole new way with like-minded folks where you live. Don’t be shy — everyone is invited to join!

Join the Excitement

Here are links to the features availablefor International Homesteading Education Month:

Event Listings. Sort through all of the registered events using our category and location filters, to find an event on a topic you’re interested in that’s being held nearby.

Register Your Events Here. By adding your event to our searchable online calendar listings, other folks who want to learn what you have to share can find your event.

Find Speakers Here. If you have a topic in mind or a great space to gather people together, use our Speaker Finder to locate a presenter who is an expert in whatever category you choose.

Event Support. We have several resources to help you get the word out and prepare for your event. Custom posters and downloadable logos, for both print and online use, are available.

You can stay up-to-date on the most recent Homesteading Month news by subscribing to our free newsletters, following us on Facebook or searching for the hashtag #IHEM on Twitter.

Spread the Word

If you have a blog, Twitter profile, Facebook page or newsletter, please help us share the word about this project with your audience. Feel free to use the sample language below in your promotions. For additional resources, including custom posters and downloadable logos for both print and online use, visit our event support page

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Participate with MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Grit magazines in celebrating International Homesteading Education Month this September. Share your self-sufficient skills with friends and neighbors by hosting an open house, tour or workshop — plus find events happening near you — at

Tweet this: Join @Motherearthnews & @Gritmagazine in celebrating #IHEM this Sept. Host or attend a homesteading event near you!