Creating Sustainable Communities: Homesteading on a Budget
Join us virtually for an interactive workshop about creating a sustainable community in your own backyard! Led by Goddard alumnus, Rod Rylander (MA-SE ’86). In this workshop, participants will be divided into groups that will create low cost, sustainable, homestead communities with few outside resources. Information will be provided and our brainstorming will stimulate creativity, possibilities, and direction. Each group will decide and design living conditions and food production to become sustainable without outside assistance.
Rod was one of the initial designers and developers of early vernacular and energy systems in the States. A scientist, agriculture agent, businessman, educator, designer, builder, and member of Earthaven Eco-village since 2002, he is currently the VP of the International Center for Sustainability and runs the Diversity Research and Educational Farm in Belize.