In a society where we are taught not to call out absurdity where we see it, how can we learn to speak up?
The author of Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture, Shannon lives and works with her family on Sap Bush Hollow Farm in upstate New York.
A farmer sings the praises of having non-farmers close at hand.
The downsides of doing it all.
Is job security real security? Shannon Hayes makes the case for diversifying your income.
Shannon Hayes: Do radical homemaking and foreign travel mix?
When and how should we talk to kids about the dangers of climate change? One mother's take.
Shannon Hayes: Why are my prices higher than those at the supermarket? Glad you asked.
Shannon Hayes: Can you take on consumerism without being a Scrooge?
Shannon Hayes on taking farm politics to Occupy Wall Street...and talking about the politics of Occupy in her farming community.
Shannon Hayes: I’m usually content to live a life of protest, but the time has come to take my protest to the street.
What I learned from the hurricane: Real emergency preparedness has more to do with community than canned goods.
Devastation and resilience: Shannon Hayes reports from Schoharie County, New York, which was hard-hit by Hurricane Irene.
Thousands of small-town post offices are on notice for closure. Radical homemaker Shannon Hayes on what that will mean for the communities who love them.
What happens when one member of a couple wants to live a new kind of life—but the other doesn’t?
Shannon Hayes on the process of replacing the “givens” of mainstream life with more resilient ways of living.