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The Urban Homesteaders’ League is calendar for workshops and skill-shares on ecological urban agriculture, urban livestock, food preparation and preservation, making your own skincare products and cleaning supplies, urban composting, basic carpentry, green retrofitting, fiber arts, and sustainable urban living skills of all kinds. We hope to see you at an upcoming event!

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The UHL is dedicated to inspiring and empowering individuals and communities to shift from a lifestyle of passive consumption to one of active participation, creation, and connection. We are committed to re-imagining the good life as one that is meaningful, pleasurable, environmentally sustainable, and socially just. We place the home at the center of that pursuit and see it as a site for personal and societal transformation.

Upcoming events (5)

Live Virtual Farm Tour with Dairy Farmer Peter Melnik

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Join dairy farmer Peter Melnik for a virtual tour of his family’s farm and learn how dairy farmers take care of their cows, the land, the environment, and their community. Tour through the barns, meet the calves, and learn how Bar-Way Farm works sustainably to reduce their environmental impact while producing a nutritious product. Peter Melnik is a 4th generation dairy farmer at Bar-Way Farm in Deerfield, MA where his family has farmed since 1919. Today the dairy farm milks approximately 250 cows, producing an average of 1,700 gallons of milk per day. At Bar-Way, Peter’s family is dedicated to environmental sustainability and in 2016 installed an anaerobic digester that turns cow manure and organic food waste into usable energy. Bar-Way Farm is a member of the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) Cooperative. Register Here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ltdE6NUJRdq4Q5WlI2YAjg

FOOD ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM

Online event

The Food Entrepreneurship Forum is a 3-day virtual event filled with educational panels, workshops, pitching opportunities, and cooking classes—all with a focus on uplifting businesses owned by women and people of color and working to ensure every entrepreneur has the opportunity to thrive. Register Here: https://cutt.ly/rgdPJTe

Sankofa Series Webinar

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Join the next Sankofa Series Webinar! It's less than a week away. October marks the turn of the season, and with that comes a harvest. Join us this month with Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, III. Dr. Brown is a pastor, public speaker, community organizer, and social entrepreneur. He has spoken at many past conferences and is one of NESAWG's beloved board members. This webinar will leave you inspired and uplifted as Dr. Brown shares his work with the Black Church Food Security Network, Orita's Cross Freedom School, and Pleasant Hope Baptist Church. Webinar Date: Tuesday, October 20, 4 - 5:30pm EST Sign Up Here: https://cutt.ly/hgdIbPN

The Fight to Save our Oceans: The Faces Behind the Cases

The newest front in the battle for the future of food is the threat of factory farms in our oceans. Center for Food Safety is hosting this webinar that will feature the most knowledgeable litigators in aquaculture who will discuss the most pressing issues and opportunities from DC and beyond. Register Here: https://cutt.ly/qghePFN

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