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Homesteading

The Five Best Farmers’ Markets in Minnesota

Minnesota’s agricultural roots resurface each spring when the ground finally thaws. Farmers’ markets soon pop up all over the state, from small towns to the Twin Cities, home to nearly 20...

Geographical Independence

A Clever Route to Mortgage-Free Living

Searching for our first house during a housing boom, we were astounded by the asking prices on all but the most decrepit, bland, and tiny homes. We really wanted a home with historic...

Online Income

Living a Green Life with an Online Income

Two years ago I decided to leave my career in teaching. Even though I loved my field and my students, the more I learned about our worsening ecological crises, the less important the things I...

Self-Reliance

Take Your Money Back from the Utility Companies

When the temperatures start falling in Minnesota, I grab a soft sweater and put the kettle on for tea. As a freelance writer making my own hours, savoring fine teas is part of my daily routine...

Self-Reliance

Six Best Chemical Free Cleaners for Your Home

Outrageous, but true...in the United States chemical companies are allowed to put products on the market without proving they’re safe for human health. There are over 80,000 chemicals currently...