Urban Land Army Headquarters is manned by a farm girl from the vast midsection of the Great White North.
Here’s how the story unfolds:
One spring day, as the girl was surveying her newly wrangled piece of urban land, she felt sure in her heart that the skills, calluses, and good sense of her pioneer ancestors had been channeled down a prairie-straight road directly into her hands and head. Then she peered harder at this empty, unbroken piece of ground and realized that clearly, they had not.
“Well, I’ll be go to hell,” she thought, “I don’t know how to grow food.”
And she reckoned that a lot of other people were in the same boat. So, after a few years of getting her skills up to par and teaming up with a compatriot who knows how to wrestle an unruly idea, Urban Land Army rose, proud and scrappy, in the spring of 2008. Its boots are planted in Seattle, where vegetables grow year-round and tools rust real fast if you’re not careful.
Here at Urban Land Army, we grow food, salvage cool stuff, and work on honing handy, olden days skills.
And in a fun way! We’re not going back to the land - at least not yet - so we come up with ideas for projects and events that help city people get together and become a little more self-reliant.
Here’s how it works:
Here on the website, we provide the how-to information you need to work on your projects and learn some solid skills.
We also provide a place for you and your Army to get organized and plan your projects.
Join Urban Land Army and create your very own Urban Land Army page, post photos of your projects, dive into discussions with other Army members, and keep up with what everyone else is doing in their gardens and neighbourhoods.
One more thing:
Urban Land Army is a “Not-Just-For-Profit” business. That means that paying the bills is on equal footing with practicing decent ethics, contributing to the place we live, and bringing in birds, bees, and nice plants. Learn more at: www.notjustforprofit.org