Barbara Bamberger-Scott

Dearfield: A Dream Lost to Drought and Depression

It’s a story with a simple, but remarkable, beginning. In 1910 a Black American entrepreneur joined forces with a legendary…

4 weeks ago

Sylvester Graham and His Wonderful Cracker: History of Graham Crackers

Long before I'd heard of Sylvester Graham, when I was a child, way back when, in the good old days,…

2 months ago

Gilliard Farms: Snapshots in Time from Black Farmers in America

Down on the southern Georgia coast, there was a time when you could say the soil was rich and the…

3 months ago

Non-Electric Dreamin’: Lehman’s Store Serves the Amish, Homesteaders, and the Big Wide World

Jay Lehman had a dream.  It was a modest dream.  But the dream of Lehman's Store that started in a…

3 months ago

Home Alone: Women on the Great Plains

“I had gone to bed one night, but could not sleep. My father was constantly in my mind. I seemed…

3 months ago

He Wrote the Book – Oscar Micheaux: The Homesteader

Oscar Micheaux walked the walk, talked the talk, wrote the book, and made the movie; he was perhaps more than…

3 months ago

Brassica: The Queen of Greens

I recently had breakfast with my three-year old granddaughter, Josephine, in a rather chi-chi diner of her choosing. When her…

4 months ago

Shelter from the Machine: Homesteaders in the Age of Capitalism by Jason G. Strange – A Review

Seen within, and from, a broader perspective, modern homesteaders have much in common, even when they come from different backgrounds.…

4 months ago

Naked Gardening Exposed!

By now you’ve probably seen the Internet hoopla for World Naked Gardening Day.  The subject is everywhere, with its own…

5 months ago

Black, Female, and Homesteader

It was tough to be black in the U.S. in the era of “reconstruction” which some people frankly think of…

6 months ago

Can You Double-Dig It? The Teachings of Rudolf Steiner

In the fall of 1980, I found myself on a hillside in Sussex England on a cold grey day, stuffing…

6 months ago

Victory Gardens: Winners and Losers

I was born just before the end of World War II.  As a child I often heard the term "victory…

6 months ago