Do-It-Yourself http://wunc.org en The Kids Are Alright. In Fact, They're Knitting and Baking Bread! http://wunc.org/post/kids-are-alright-fact-theyre-knitting-and-baking-bread-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What’s going on with the youth these days? &nbsp;Some are getting into knitting sweaters. Others are tending to backyard chicken coops. They are cheesemaking, canning, beekeeping and growing their own vegetables. These labor-intensive homemaking projects may be more than a trend towards rustic pleasures.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 18:10:00 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 27684 at http://wunc.org The Kids Are Alright. In Fact, They're Knitting and Baking Bread! The Kids Are Alright. In Fact, They're Knitting and Baking Bread! http://wunc.org/post/kids-are-alright-fact-theyre-knitting-and-baking-bread <P></P> <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">You may have noticed a DIY trend among young people these days. Some are getting into knitting sweaters; others are keeping backyard chicken coups. Otherwise, they are making cheese, canning, beekeeping and growing their own vegetables. These labor-intensive homemaking projects may not be just a trend towards rustic pleasures.</SPAN></P> <P><A href="http://emilymatchar.com">Emily Matchar</A> calls this movement the New Domesticity.&nbsp; And she documents this phenomenon in her new book, "<A href="http://emilymatchar.com/?page_id=429">Homeward Bound: Why Women are Embracing the New Domesticity</A>."&nbsp;Generally, she is writing not about people who embrace DIY culture out of necessity, but rather as a voluntary lifestyle.&nbsp;</P> <P> Thu, 16 May 2013 16:45:28 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 15467 at http://wunc.org The Kids Are Alright. In Fact, They're Knitting and Baking Bread!