I want to join, but I'm not a homesteader

You don't have to be a homesteader (or gardener, farmer, etc.) to join the community! We simply ask that you consider yourself to be a like-minded person interested in learning more. Homesteading is as much a mentality as a physicality.

I see a lot of references to Steemit. What is that?

In short, Steemit is a social blogging website where people can earn money (in the form of cryptocurrency) for interacting -- writing posts or commenting on posts.