Institute of Urban Homesteading Oakland
The Institute of Urban Homesteading (IUH) was created in a response to the increasing public interest in food security, localization, and self-sufficiency. The school is part of the global movement to change our relationship to food and resources, and also serves the widespread desire to reclaim our roots in the home and garden. We strive to make a sustainable, homegrown lifestyle accessible to everyone.
The school is committed to skill sharing and non-hierarchical structures. Our goal is to give you the knowledge and hands-on experience to get started on your own right away. We may not have the answers to every question, but we will work with you to discover how to get them. Your own knowledge and information is welcome at every class.
At IUH we believe that education is an important vehicle for changing ourselves and the world. The school is a direct result of deep inquiry into activism and how to best change the way we live in this country. We believe that people who are self-reliant, self-sufficient, and who know how to live in balance with their environment- whether urban or rural- are essential to that change.