Author: DeLaney Becker-Baratta

Hi everyone! I live in Grand Rapids MI. My free time is spent dreaming of my (future) self sufficient place out in the country. I am currently obsessed with permacultre and I am looking forward to spring so I can start my small garden.

International Dark Sky Week

“I look up at the night sky, and I know that, yes, we are part of this Universe, we are in this Universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that...


Well House Food Justice Workshop

Grand Rapids, MI – Well House is a West Michigan nonprofit dedicated to fixing vacant houses to be used by homeless individuals as low cost shelter. In Kent County alone there are 19 vacant...



The Greenhorns is a documentary film focusing on the growing movement of young people going back to the land. They are a passionate group dedicated to local food, backyard gardens, small homesteads and family...


Top 10 Sustainable Book List

10. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Vintage) by Cheryl Strayed A memoir and manifesto, Strayed is ill prepared for the rigors of trail trekking life. Yet through sheer willpower...


Container and Aquaponics Gardening

Container Gardening Container gardening can be an effective way to grow plants in a cramped space. Even if you can’t actually tear up your ground and plant a garden you can enjoy the benefits...


Urban Goats: Let Them Eat Grass

Picture Detroit, Michigan: There’s a whole lot of land but not many people. Detroit has over 70,000 plots of vacant land and someone has to pay for the upkeep. The city alone spends insane...