Hands-on Workshops to give you the skills you need at home.

How to Make Elderberry Juice and Cordials From Fresh Berries


Terry Durham shares his vast knowledge of elderberries in this hands-on workshop. Get the medicinal benefits and enjoy the amazing taste of this wonder-food.

Bentonite Clay for Soil Improvement in Raised Beds and Gardens

Team Redmond Bentonite Clay

The good Folks from Team Redmond will bring clay to this hands-on workshop and expound on the benefits of bentonite clay to improve your soil and grow more.

Knife Sharpening Made Easy

Patrick Roehrman

The basics to sharpening anything. Patrick Roehrman of MT Knives will cover sharpening tools like Knives, Scythes, and other tools used on the homestead.

True to the Earth Composting

Composting FAQ's Covered:
  • What is compost?

  • What can be composted?

  • How does compost benefit my soil?

  • Can I make compost in my backyard?

  • What are the other benefits of compost?

Bluebird Composting was founded in 2012 with the sole purpose of creating ecocentric agricultural products. Since then, owner and founder Rana Bains has launched an Organic Waste Recycling Program in Mid-Missouri that allowed him to create OMRI listed Bluebird Premium Blend Organic Compost. It is Bluebird’s mission to explore greener and more sustainable agricultural methods that are true to the Earth.

Mr. Bains traveled across the United States engaging in work experiences, training programs, and educational coursework in Minnesota, California, Maine, Vermont, and Missouri. He has completed academic programs through California Polytechnic State University, the University of Missouri, and the University of Vermont.


Attend a 1-hour workshop while in Hannibal at Ayers Pottery. Make a bowl with master potter Steve Ayers

which will be fired, colored and mailed back to you for life long memories. Click the link below to sign up.




*This workshop requires separate registration and payment.

Schedule your class time and day on the Ayers website.

Only 50 spots will be available each day so book now!

*NOTE: All speakers and workshops are listed as they are scheduled. Homesteading Life Conference is not responsible for speakers or workshops canceled due to circumstances beyond their control.