Ever want to retire from the rat race and live off the grid? On Thursday, December 1, the Shore Homesteading Series continues with the film, “Alone in the Wilderness,” about Dick Proenneke, who did just that in 1967 at age 50. The film begins at 6:30 pm at Sumner Hall, 206 South Queen St., Chestertown.
Proenneke ventured into the Aleutian Peninsula in Alaska, selected a home site, built his own cabin in the wilderness, and subsisted on his garden’s produce and wild-gathered food. The film, which was shot by Proenneke himself, shows a year of his adventure: the day-to-day activities and passing of seasons, with minimal human contact.
The 2016 series concludes December 3, with “Buck, Buck, Moose,” a presentation and book signing by Hank Shaw. He is the author of “How to Get the Most From Your Venison.” The presentation runs from 3 to 4 pm, at Litrenta Lecture Hall, Washington College.
The Homesteading Series lectures, demonstrations and films are free and open to the public. The series is curated by Margo Bailey and the Chestertown Environmental Committee, and is sponsored by the Town of Chestertown. For more information, and to see the full schedule, go to https://www.chestertown.com/environment.