Stories by Shannon Hayes

Shannon Hayes wrote this article for YES! Magazine, a national, nonprofit media organization that fuses powerful ideas with practical actions. Shannon is the author of Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture, The Grassfed Gourmet and The Farmer and the Grill. She is the host of Hayes works with her family on Sap Bush Hollow Farm in Upstate New York. subscribe to Shannon Hayes's feed

Posted on: Jul 22, 2015, Source: YES! Magazine

In a new book Dr. Scott D. Sampson argues that the current disconnect between kids and the natural world is a threat to their health.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2013, Source: Yes! Magazine and TruthDig

Following World War II, with the onset of the “Green Revolution,” feeding the world became a national mantra. But that idea has created big problems.

Posted on: May 23, 2012, Source: YES! Magazine

A hands-on approach for creating a steady household income -- without having to answer to a boss

Posted on: Dec 16, 2010, Source: YES! Magazine

Radical Homemaker Shannon Hayes discovered that producing what she needs at home lets her live on a fraction of what she thought she needed.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2010, Source: YES! Magazine

Go on and live dangerously -- hang out the wash.

Posted on: May 14, 2010, Source: YES! Magazine

Can meat have a place in the life of a "radical homemaker" trying to live sustainably? For some members of an emerging, DIY-oriented community, it can.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2010, Source: YES! Magazine

Too often, discussions about homemaking are radicalized in one direction or another. It's time to re-imagine family structure with an eye toward environmental responsibility.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2010, Source: YES! Magazine

A glance into America’s past suggests that homemaking could play a big part in addressing the ecological, economic and social crises of our present time.