Address: 839 60th Street, Oakland CA 94608 / (510) 927-3252
About Us / The Institute of Urban Homesteading History: The Institute of Urban Homesteading is a response to current interest in food security, localization and self-determination. We are riding the wave of a massive global movement to change our relationship to food and resources. Necessary components of this movement are small-scale person-to-person, person-to-land based projects. IUH seeks to fill this need and to model sustainable, local direct-action through education. We intend to conserve both personal and global resources by staying home and tending the garden. \n\nWe are also committed to education as vehicle for changing ourselves and the world. The school is a direct result of deep inquiry into activism and what will change how 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.\n\nSo please come on down to our kitchen garden and workshop to learn with us and teach us. Let's make friends, grow food and expand the urban knowledge base!