Do it Yourself
The Wealth We Make Ourselves
Doing-it-yourself, or self-provisioning, is a culture shift back to the lost arts practiced by earlier generations—gardening, woodworking, quilting, canning, preserving and sewing. People engage in these activities because they enjoy them and also, producing artisanal jams, pickles, soap, and home furnishings yields better-quality products or products that are not easily available and makes pricey items affordable. Often DIY requires involvement in a community to learn and share these lost arts.