Today many, as a form of protest, are proclaiming themselves Urban Homesteader. I do believe I am one. I have chickens, I grow some food in our yard, like tomatoes and herbs and a bit of lettuce. I can. I make jelly. I make cheese. I make charcuterie.

I don’t believe that the terms Urban Homestead and Urban Homesteader should be trademarked. These are generic terms that have been in use since at least the 1970s. As the controversy gains momentum more references earlier in time are being found.

More information about the trademarking controversy here: Blogher.