Next Gen House turns one!

A year ago, I started this blog as a way to create a space where I could explore the issues I’m passionate about – food justice, sustainability, agriculture, clean eating, animal welfare – and answer the question that I’m most often asked when it comes to our lifestyle at Next Gen House. Why?

Here I am, 365 days later, still writing three times a week, working to answer that question and explore these ideas. It’s an ongoing project that is grounding and personally enriching. I have many ideas for this space for and I look forward to its development in the future.

One of those ideas is to make a leap that I’ve put off for awhile and create a Facebook page for Next Gen House. I don’t personally use Facebook, so I avoided developing a page for this site. But I don’t want to be closed off to the idea of growth and challenge, so you can now visit and interact with me (and hopefully other readers) there.

And here’s the fun part. In celebration of a year of posts, I’d like to give a Next Gen House birthday present to one of you. My path to being more aware of what I eat and how that affects me as well as the larger world began when I read Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma and watched the documentary Food, Inc. I want to pass along those important works to someone else. So I’m giving away a brand new paperback copy of the book, as well as the documentary on Blu-ray. 

To enter the Next Gen House birthday giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling me either something you have enjoyed on Next Gen House, a way that you live sustainably, or something you’d like to see on the blog in the coming year. I will use to select a winner. The contest ends at 9 p.m. EST, Sunday, March 2.

I purchased these items on my own to give away because I wanted to do something nice. I wasn’t paid or perked in any way by anyone to give them away.