(PRWEB) January 10, 2014
Whitney Dineen, former plus-size model and goody-maker to the stars (http://www.WhitneysGoodies.com --boasting clients like Steven Spielberg, Kirstie Alley and Jerry Bruckhimer) and her tv/film actor husband Jimmy, join Whitney’s family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest to learn the ins and outs of homesteading life. They joke that they are a modern day Green Acres.
The Dineens, like so many others, yearn to get out of the hustle and bustle of city life and get back to the basics of living a simpler and more sustainable existence. Join them on their journey of meeting and learning from veteran farmers, homesteaders and like-minded people.
According to a University of Minnesota rural sociologist, people in their thirties and forties are migrating to rural counties and small communities. So much so that 1 in 5 of the 30-40 age group bracket live in a rural area today. Quality of life is sited as the number one reason; others are slower pace of life, safety and security and lower cost of living.
Sociologists coin this phenomenon “brain gain”- the flip-side of “brain drain” as college educated adults choose to establish themselves in rural communities rather than metro areas.
Producer, Sheila Emery, best known for her mega-hit The Dog Whisper says, “The New Pioneers are the new-wave American life. I am thrilled to be a part of bringing their story to the country!”
Executive producer and long-time veteran of Public Television John DeGraaf says, “The Dineens are truly an inspiration to me! I hope someday they'll have their own television show.”
The New Pioneers will be highlighted on KCTS 9, Seattle’s hit show PIE on Monday, January 13th at 10p.m. PST.