Renee Wilkinson


Renee Wilkinson is the author of the book Modern Homestead and creator of, a popular website dedicated to urban homesteading, edible landscape design, and sustainable living. With a degree in journalism from the University of Oregon and garden spade in hand, she has been inspiring urbanites everywhere to get their hands dirty in their own city homesteads.

Renee recently completed a masters degree in landscape architecture to further revolutionize urban green spaces. Her design interest is in urban spaces that foster community interaction and connect urbanites to the natural world around them.

She lives blissfully on a tenth of an acre city lot in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, daughter, three chickens and four ducks.