zinniasWe are really looking forward to this conference!  Homesteaders of America states its goal:  ‘to make homesteading normal again.’  This isn’t about business plans for growing mesclun on three quarters of an acre of imported mushroom compost and selling it in the nearest city for a city-grade income; this is about sustainability, about food, about home.  We’re proud to be speaking with a great line-up, including Joel Salatin, Justin and Rebekah Rhodes, and Doug and Stacy (‘Off-Grid with — ‘).  This event promises to focus on real skills and methods for meeting real needs like food, shelter, and beauty, without specialty gadgets or exotic ingredients.  Call your friends in Front Royal and tell them you’ll be staying with them the weekend of October 12.  Hope to see you there!