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Renee Wilkinson, Modern Homestead: Grow, Raise, Create

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Renee Wilkinson, Modern Homestead: Grow, Raise, Create

Time: September 8, 2012 from 4pm to 5pm
Location: Village Books
Street: 1200 11th St.
City/Town: Bellingham
Website or Map:…
Phone: (360) 671-2626
Event Type: village, books, literature, live
Organized By: Village Books
Latest Activity: Sep 5, 2012

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Missed your chance to see Renee at the Farmer's Market as part of the Whatcom County Farm Tour? Come hear her talk in the Readings Gallery of Village Books about Modern Homestead. Everything you ever wanted to know about homesteading, all with a cool, modern style. From windowsills to backyards, cities hold more potential for growth than just urban sprawl. We can grow vegetables, raise small livestock, and fill our cupboards with canned decadence. Renee Wilkinson offers something for everyone, regardless of space constraints or green thumb know-how.

Wonder what it takes to raise clucking chickens? Wilkinson walks you through every step. Musing about what will grow best on your balcony or fire escape? She gives you garden designs and choices. Pondering what to do with your honey harvest? Try out a homemade lip balm recipe. Unsure of what to make with your bounty of herbs and veggies? A rustic yet elegant goat cheese and zucchini panini might just do it.

While Wilkinson may use her grandmother's old canning tricks or her aunt’s favorite recipes, this young, thoughtful gardener still manages to make her spread her own, and delivers the best information on growing, raising, harvesting, and making from your own plot.

Renee Wilkinson is the creator of, a popular website dedicated to urban homesteading, edible landscape design, and sustainable living. Garden spade in hand, Renee is completing a graduate degree in landscape architecture and continues to inspire urbanites everywhere to get their hands dirty in their own city homesteads. She lives on a tenth–of–an–acre city lot in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and three urban chickens.

This event is co-sponsored by Sustainable Connections and Transition Whatcom.

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