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BACK
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The back-to-the-land movement calls for
occupants of real property to grow food
from the land on a small-scale basis for
themselves or for others, and to perhaps
live on the land while doing so.

This latter back-to-the-land movement was
a migration from cities to rural areas that
took place in the United States, its greatest
vigor being before the mid '70s.

By the late 1960s, many people had recognized
that, living their city or suburban lives,
they completely lacked any familiarity with
such basics of life as food sources (for
instance, what a potato plant looks like, or
the act of milking a cow) — and they felt out
of touch with nature, in general.

While the back-to-the-land movement was not
strictly part of the counterculture of the
1960s, the two movements had some overlap
in participation.

Paralleling the desire for reconnection with
nature was a desire to reconnect with physical
work.

There was also a segment within the movement
who already had a familiarity with rural life
and farming, who already had skills, and who
wanted land of their own on which they could
demonstrate that organic farming could be
made practical and economically successful.



BACK TO THE LAND MOVEMENT
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WHAT
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BACK
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LAND
MOVEMENT?




The back-to-the-land movement calls for occupants
of real property to grow food from the land on a
small-scale basis for themselves or for others,
and to perhaps live on the land while doing so.

The concept was popularized in the United States
at the beginning of the 20th century by activist
Bolton Hall, who set up vacant-lot farming in New
York City and wrote many books on the subject.
The practice, however, was strong in Europe even
before that time.

It also referred to distributism, a 1920s and
1930s attempt to find a third way between
capitalism and socialism. It was later used to
refer to a North American social phenomenon of
the 1960s and 1970s.

This latter back-to-the-land movement was a
migration from cities to rural areas that took
place in the United States, its greatest vigor
being before the mid ’70s.

As of 2010 the term may apply to anyone who
follows the back-to-the-land movement by
adopting a sustainable, self-sufficient
lifestyle.

While land is no longer freely available in
most areas of the world, homesteading remains
as a way of life. According to author John
Seymour, ‘urban homesteading’ incorporates
small-scale, sustainable agriculture and
homemaking.



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Back to the Earth Again
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1630816,00.html

Back-to-the-Earth Food Movement
http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/2833471

Back to the Land Movement
http://cr.middlebury.edu/es/altenergylife/back-to-the-land.htm

Back-to-the-land movement
http://www.connexions.org/CxLibrary/Docs/CxP-Back-to-the-Land_Movement.htm

Back-to-the-Land Movement
http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/322

Farmbrarian Back-to-the-Land Movement
http://www.farmbrarian.com/tag/back-to-the-land-movement/

The North American Back-to-the-Land Movement
http://cdj.oxfordjournals.org/content/31/3/241.abstract

Take Back the Land
http://www.takebacktheland.org/

What is the back-to-the-land movement?
http://www.sustainablecitizen.net/2011/01/what-is-the-back-to-the-land-movement/



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Alicia Bay Laurel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alicia_Bay_Laurel


Anarcho-primitivism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarcho-primitivism


Commune (intentional community)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commune_(intentional_community)


Community-supported agriculture (CSA)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community-supported_agriculture


Community Food Security Coalition
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_Food_Security_Coalition


Drop City
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drop_City


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Ecovillage
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecovillage


Foxfire books
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foxfire_books


Harrowsmith magazine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrowsmith_magazine


Karl Hess
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Hess


Homesteading
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homesteading


List of environment topics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_environment_topics


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Localism (politics)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Localism_(politics)


The Mother Earth News
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mother_Earth_News


Neo-Tribalism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo-Tribalism


New Journalism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Journalism


Renewable energy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy


Seachange (demography)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seachange_(demography)


Scott Nearing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Nearing


Self-sufficiency
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-sufficiency


Simple living
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_living


Survivalism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivalism


Sustainability
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainability


Sustainable development
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_development


Sustainable living
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_living


The Farm (Tennessee)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Farm_(Tennessee)


Twin Oaks Community
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Oaks_Community


Whole Earth Catalog
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whole_Earth_Catalog


World Brotherhood Colonies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Brotherhood_Colonies



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