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Some classes will be offered online. COVID-19 NOTICE: ALL CLASSES OFFERED HERE ARE ONLINE -- UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED! It wasn’t long after we moved to Antiquity Oaks that people started asking us to teach them things — how to make soap or cheese, how to raise chickens, and so on. Homesteaders tend to have critters, and that means they'll be frequenting these places regularly, so these are excellent places to locate homesteading communities. Ask the manager if he knows of anyone you can contact, and while you're at it, ask him if he has a bulletin where you can post one of your flyers. We’ll take you through the process from ripening the milk to pressing, draining, and waxing. Buff Orpington pullets in a chicken tractor. 1 pm to 4 pm — Goat Breeding and Birthing, April 6, 2019 (Saturday) You will even be able to move the different tractors so you can see how easy or difficult it is for you to do.

Urban and suburban life can feel shallow and disconnected. Learn about hot and cold composting, as well as vermicomposting, and turn your kitchen scraps and junk mail into black gold for your garden or houseplants. The Columbus Garden School provides hands-on experience with knowledge-based teaching, combined with a healthy dose of FUN! We use secure PayPal and Square technology The fee is refundable up to two weeks prior to the class. The first few years we spent quite a bit of time teaching and helping people one-on-one for no cost, but as we became busier, and as the requests became more numerous, we realized it would be more efficient to start teaching classes on the subjects most often requested. Be forewarned that our goats are very friendly and may jump on you like a dog, and their feet are not always clean.

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. In addition to learning about all aspects of gardening, you can take classes in food prep, urban animal care, home maintenance, and a wide variety of arts and crafts. We’ll talk about the decisions that you personally need to make, but generally we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a homesteading lifestyle. Reservations are required for all classes because they often fill up early. The good news is that as long as you have access to the internet, there are tons of homesteading online courses to help you learn.

The path to self sufficient living starts here. We're confident we can pull through this -- together. When we reopen our doors, you can expect smaller class sizes and PPE requirements until the danger of COVID-19 has passed.

Class is limited to eight people.

Homesteading Classes for Self-Sufficiency | Wild Abundance. These courses help break it down into manageable steps. Butch Tindell. *Get this downloadable list (UPDATED October 2020 - now 90+ online resources) and keep it for a handy reference.

We use secure PayPal and Square technology. Like many small, local businesses, CGS is struggling through the  ramifications of an unknown future. A handout with recipes, a list of books, and sources for purchasing equipment will be provided. She told me about three online homesteading groups in my state.

You’ll also learn how to handle chickens and other poultry. Learn the basics of keeping goats, whether as pets, for milk, or for meat. Fee: $38 per person, one child free with each parent. This class is free for one person per family who is purchasing or has purchased a goat from Antiquity Oaks. First, classes to teach gardening, homesteading, and home maintenance skills are -- more than ever --critically important to our quality of life moving forward.

Have fun learning essential skills that last a lifetime! The Columbus Garden School provides hands-on experience with knowledge-based teaching, combined with a healthy dose of FUN! Butch Tindell.

Fee: $32 per person. Intensive 5-day Homesteading Course $ 495.00 – $ 500.00 More Details.

First, classes to teach gardening, homesteading, and home maintenance skills are -- more than ever --critically important to our quality of life moving forward.

IN ADDITION, we're investigating other adaptations that include offering outdoor classes (a shade canopy and tables/chairs still needed). We do things the old-fasioned way with buckets hanging on taps, and we use the open kettle method of making syrup because we feel it creates a more flavorful syrup than the modern method that uses an evaporator. The homesteading classes scheduled below are group classes, but we do offer private classes on request.

You’ll see first-hand how to administer medicine to goats and how to trim their hooves. Each participant will receive handouts, including a list of references for future use, and a bar of soap in your choice of scent (or unscented). Fee: $38 per person, one child free with parent. I found that all of the classes I’ve taken here have provided me with these skills in a creative, applicable and regenerative way. Our classes include discussions on planning and design, how to evaluate land, organic gardening, orchards, raising chickens and other poultry, raising dairy animals, fencing and other topics. You will also learn what equipment is needed to make soft and hard cheese. THANK YOU for your consideration and generosity! Free www.wildabundance.net Modern-day homesteading is both an embrace of the past and a revolutionary act for the future.

Second, we can adapt our teaching methods to ensure the safety of our students.

Some classes will be offered online.

If you have taken Cheesemaking Basics or have made a few cheeses at home already, this is the class for you. We’ve had chickens — usually about 50 all the time — since 2002, and I can count on one hand the number whose lives did not end as someone’s dinner (either ours or a coyote’s). 9 am to 12:00 noon — Goats 101

You can also use worms to create a much richer compost right in your kitchen, which makes it perfect for apartment dwellers. In addition to homesteading classes on the farm in Illinois, Deborah speaks at a variety of national events from coast to coast. 9 a.m. to 12 noon — Goats 101 Watch every step of cold-process soapmaking from start to finish using goat milk. Every class listed is the result of someone asking us to teach them, so if you’re interested in learning something not listed, don’t hesitate to ask!

Welcome to our Gardening School, the place where you can learn new skills, meet new friends and feel accomplished, every single day.

We’ll walk around the farm as we discuss the basic care of different animals that live on Antiquity Oaks and how each one fits into a sustainable homestead. Fee: $38 per person. We’ll talk about bottle-feeding vs. dam-raising kids and how to do each one. Second, we can adapt our teaching methods to ensure the safety of our students. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. — Goat Breeding and Birthing. Since it comes up with the Henbit, has similar colored flowers, stem and leaves,… Mother Earth News has a whole page devoted to free classes aimed at homesteaders living around the country. Fee: $95 per person or couple. You’ll learn the history of soapmaking, how modern soapmaking is different, and how to create your own soap recipes. The homesteading classes scheduled below are group classes, but we do offer private classes on request. Class is limited to eight people. Compost happens, right? Fee: $79 per person. Many people want to attend more than one class, which is why we usually schedule two or three in a single day.

For more detailed descriptions of the classes- click on the “Detailed Class Information” tab on the Main Menu to your upper right. Grow Your Own Fruit In The City.