Welcome to Attainable Sustainable!

headshot of woman on green backgroundIf you’re looking for help getting dinner on the table, delving into home food preservation, or adding a small animal (or ten!) to your little homestead, you’ve come to the right place.

I’ve been producing this site since 2011, encouraging people to plant a garden, make food at home, and embrace some of the traditional skills grandma knew. And now I have a book!

My goal is to help you

Gardening (and preserving that bounty), cooking, and raising animals have always been a part of my life, but those skills are not commonplace these days. While I do have a “country” background—raising sheep in 4-H, gardening from a young age, working on the family apple farm—the idea of growing organically or making ecologically sound choices is something that I came to gradually.

I had a lot of unlearning to do after growing up in a conventional farm family!

My move toward a more self-reliant lifestyle was a natural progression, but not an easy one. We’re up against a lot of hard habits to break, us humans, aren’t we?

If you’re just beginning your journey to whole food living, whether that’s cooking or raising your own food, I want to make it easier for you!

Cooking at Home

Just getting started with cooking at home? You’ll find plenty of articles to get you started, from making meals from scratch to preserving food.

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Crafting a Homemade Life (and a Little Urban Homestead!)

No matter where you live, you can embrace some vintage skills. Grow some food. Raise some animals. Dig in and DIY!

Attainable Sustainable: The Lost Art of Self-Reliant Living

Packed with delicious recipes, natural cleaners, gardening tips, crafts, and more, this indispensable lifestyle reference makes earth-friendly living fun, real, and easy.

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Gardening for Every Season

Cultivate your green thumb and learn to grow your own food, no matter the size of your yard (or window sill)!

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