People and profiles from rural America

Free Food Creates Community

By Liberty V Justice

I want my restaurant to be a place for free food and second chances.

A Lesson in Assertiveness — from the Student

By Liberty V Justice

How I'm learning to be assertive, and you can, too!


By Kelly White

Thoughts on the joys of choosing homesteading as a way of life.

Solar Heating Questions

By Jim Baker

As I started looking into solar heating, I came up with more questions than answers. Does solar heating really work? What's the best design? If you know, I'd love to hear from you!


Forward Progress, It Seems

By Jim Baker

The hunt for local resources to make my dream of a sustainable community farm come true.

More of the One Acre Farm

By Jim Baker

Dealing with the unpleasantness that life can bring.

The Return to Coldwater

By Mary Carton

September 11, 2001 is remembered, and Native Americans return to the homeland, Tuscumbia, during the Oka Kapassa Festival.

4-H Isn't Always About Competition

By Lois Hoffman

Competition is a big part of the 4-H program, but certainly not all of it. Kids learn valuable lessons that will last a lifetime, while still having fun.

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