Allison is a writer, editor, and musician living on a long, narrow lot in a beautiful, ancient hardwood-lined neighborhood of Decatur, Georgia, a small town situated fifteen easy minutes east of downtown Atlanta. Her southern urban homestead consists of two gardens, a flock of happy hens, the Australian shepherd who herds them, a cat who thinks she is a chicken, a giant communal compost bin, a whole lotta earthworms, a home canning system, and three rain barrels. On this little green dot in a landscape of mostly concrete and asphalt, Allison goes about the tasks of providing–of feeding herself and those she cares for. It’s a daily invitation to be mindful of labor, consumption, and reward. It is possible to live lightly, in balance, and with plenty, even here, in the heart of the urban South.
Allison’s intention with this blog is not to live “impact free”–no extremes, no gimmicks. Rather, she aims to share her daily search for ways to live effectively, efficiently, and responsibly in an urban landscape. She invites others to share their efforts and ideas through the blog, as well.