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Originally Posted by momandmore2
MamaMonica--I hadn't heard of that book, but dh has. It's on our wish list. I totally understand about land prices and jobs. But you're right, most cities are pretty scary places if an oil crisis should occur--esp. those with large suburban areas without any central/community spaces. We've just started looking into intentional communities. That'd be the way to go if oil (and therefore food) became scare. I'm just not sure we'd like a closed community per se, as many of these are; we'd rather just be in a small town surrounded by like-minded people who are interested in sharing resources and talents. But how to find such a place? That's our biggest challenge right now . . .
Originally Posted by zinemama
Hey all you would-be homesteaders! Check out this really interesting book. Dh and I both read it and really enjoyed it.
Back From the Land: How Young Americans Went to Nature in the 1970's and Why They Came Back by Eleanor Agnew.
Agnew was a back-to-the-lander who moved from Boston to rural Maine with her family. It's a great read.
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