UIC Study on Household Provisioning


The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study to understand how different households are provisioning (e.g. making a living, providing for families and households) in the current economy. The researchers are trying to understand not only the specific strategies of households, but also the surrounding social, economic, and policy environment.

They are looking for households that provision a substantial portion of their family food and basic needs through gardening, canning, do-it-yourself projects, recycling/repurposing and/or informal bartering. While one person in the household may be working in a paid job, they expect that one or more household members devote considerable time and energy to sustaining the household through these activities. This is sometimes called ‘urban homesteading.’

If you are interested in participating, download the Homesteader Provisioning Information Sheet for more information.

 

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