New Mexico Urban Homesteader

Hello, I am A 50 Something, Prepper ;-}; former 60's Flower Child, don't believe in taxpayer subsidized special interest groups (political parties), DO believe in the Constitution and Bill of Rights (1st 10). Long time Independent & Informed Voter. Lover of the outdoors and firm believer that History Teaches - if only we will listen!

(No longer Urban or in NM. Now Rural in the mountains of Maine.)

This blog was started at the request of some dear friends that wish to become Preppers.

“No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods.”

Demosthenes (384–322 BC, Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Albuquerque Old School

If you live in the Albuquerque area Check This Place Out!!!

Albuquerque Old School

Old School is a hub of experts happily sharing their user-friendly skills to further the revolution of sustainable and frugal living. Until now, these awesome resources in Albuquerque have had a loose network of independent workshops and classes. Now, these experts and offerings are under one roof, making Old School the place to find the skills you want to learn.

Their classes are intentionally priced to make them affordable for families in need of these skills. Free or low-cost SAFE childcare is available in order to open opportunities for folks otherwise unable to attend classes.

Their financial model is simple. If there are funds left over after paying for rent and supplies, teachers get half of it. At least 10 percent of any leftover funds is donated to a charity. The remainder is returned to the school to compensate administrators and keep the school running (website and advertising).

If you don’t see a topic on their list, let them know. They’ll use their network to find a teacher for you, and then they’ll host a class. If you want to take a class but it doesn’t work with your schedule, talk to them. That teacher might offer a class to meet your schedule.

Or if you have a skill you think fits their mission, let them know. Maybe you can join their experts in spreading the traditional, frugal and sustainable living skills that make Old School so neat.

Sample of Classes offered:

  • Oh Honey, Please
  • Culturing Milk (yogurt, kefir and cheese)
  • Quilting You Can Handle
  • Backyard Chickens
  • Easy Cheese
  • Lacto-fermentation
  • Backyard Beer
  • Solar Cooking
  • Intro to Traditional Food
  • Homebirth Survey
  • Knitting & Crochet
  • Composting
  • Women only
  • Greywater Recapture
  • Safe and Simple Canning
  • Kombucha
  • Homemade Beauty Products
  • Composting
  • Buttermilk Extravaganza
  • Composting Toilet Workshop
  • Sock Darning
  • Container Gardening
  • Hummus, Dolmas, and More

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“Without self-reliance, there is no independence. Without independence there is no freedom. Without freedom, there is no self.”

TNT a 50 Something, urban homesteading, Prepper ;-}


  1. This is so awesome, thanks for sharing! I just found your blog as I am searching for local resources because I am organizing a provident living fair to be held in May in Edgewood. Neat blog, and great links! Thanks for all your hard work and sharing!

  2. I do Preparedness Counseling (no fee, but do ask for the cost of the handouts). I basically help with developing a Needs Based preparedness plan vs a Crisis Based preparedness plan. I have 4 display boards that I am currently setting up at Albq Gun Shows - just got done with the NMGC show this weekend at the fair grounds. I don't drive, but if I can get a ride I will gladly participate in your Provident Living Fair.


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