To tend the life of planet earth
with love and compassion, to transform the way we use and manage our lands, and the way eat and shop and care for ourselves, so that we stop poisoning and killing ourselves and the planet. The transformation is towards a sustainable and rejuvenating way of life for all, that will support civilized society well into the future.
Backyard Agrarian's Website is under Renovation!
After a solid 7 years of adding rants and raves and all manner of info about the sustainable life, we have decided to start from scratch, to reevaluate and to totally renew our website. A lot has happened and we have the 7-year itch, you might say, for renewal.
Our understanding of sustainability, of the connection between the health of the planet, the people, and of civilization, has developed dramatically over the years. What once seemed like a wacky struggle of ideas is now solid and clear. The goal is for our new website to illuminate these issues and to carefully and lovingly illuminate the path forward, from a Backyard Agrarian perspective.
Our Mission is the same as it always was and we are still as hopeful as ever that by connecting more deeply with the land, with nature, and with the ecosystems, we humans can fully embrace our role as stewards, caretakers and rejuvenators of planet Earth, and find Happiness, joy, love, peace and meaning along the way.
Please keep up with Backyard Agrarian on Facebook for now and check back in a few months for even more great information about land-based sustainability that improves the health of humans and of the planet, and how you can participate in the Sustainability Revolution.
Connect with the Earth's Bounty…
Foraging the Rocky Mountains, by Liz Morgan
Backyard Agrarian's, Liz Morgan, has written an extraordinary book about the plants that provide sustenance, life, and habitat in the arid west. This is not only an exceptional guidebook for identifying and eating wild edible plants, it is also a look into the history and cultures of this magical corner of the world. How does one survive here, when one has to? This book gets you one step closer to answering that question.
Breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely, mysterious and awesome space. - ed abbey