This inspired and inspiring book demonstrates that progress is not just theprovince ofurban America.
is the ultimate guide to reinventing individual lives and reinvigorating our shared future.—D
Free Agent NationRural Renaissance
does a wonderful job making sustainable living sound accessible,enriching and fun,while being realistic about the resources,skills and relationshipsnecessary for getting started.John and Lisa’s focus on being in and building authentic place-based community is a dimension too often overlooked in thesterner literature ofsimple living.—K
,Associate Professor ofAmerican Studies,Providence College,Past Board Member,The Good Life CenterFantastic!
is inspiring,funny,and packed with information and resourcesfor sustainable living;it thoughtfully presents the challenges and pleasures of living more sustainably.Add to that the practical advice and resources interwoventhroughout the pages,and this book becomes a must-read for anyone wanting to tread more lightly on the planet.— J
,Executive Director,Renewing the Countryside
is neither wishful thinking nor nostalgia.In fact it is utterly practicaland can be as magical as serendipity for people looking for better ways to live.— D
Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment
and theHuman Prospect
,and chair ofthe Environmental Studies program at Oberlin CollegeAs part ofthe 1970s back-to-the-land movement myself,
touchedhome.I chuckled as Lisa and John rediscovered many ofthe trials andtribulations that my peers endured.And I shared in their successes and celebrations.Their passion for who they are,what they do,their impact on the earth and society,and what they can offer the rest ofus is contagious.The principles they live bywill guide us all in a sustainable future.Lisa and John are,indeed,part ofthe solution.— M
,President,Midwest Renewable Energy Association