At our Lifeboat homestead, we produce our own electricity and grow our own food. But, we also supplement with some electricity from the grid and food from the store (particularly things we cannot grow, like orange juice and chocolate!!) Every October, we "pull the plug". We live completely within our own means for one month. It's a great way to learn where the "holes" are so we know what we need to work on next.
Taking responsibility for our own needs is our way of saving community… Continue