Hands-on Workshops to give you the skills you need at home.
WORKSHOPS BELOW ARE FROM 2019.
2020 WORKSHOPS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AS SOON AS INFO BECOMES AVAILABLE.
PREDATOR CONTROL FOR HOMESTEADERS
With Jason Rehr
Losing your harvest or livestock is a normal and expected part of homesteading life. But it doesn’t have to be according to Jason Rehr. As a seasoned trapper and homesteader, Jason has developed a predator control program that has kept his loss to a minimum for many years. As a writer, speaker and demonstrator, Jason teaches his method to other homesteaders. When he was old enough to hold onto his Papaw’s boot without falling, Jason learned the art of furbearer trapping. His grandfather also taught him how to grow food and raise meat up in those Virginia woods. After serving overseas as a United States Marine, he came back to the US with the goal of becoming more self-sufficient. Jason and his family now live on 21 acres in Northeastern Georgia, where they raise livestock and grow a garden. Living out in the country, Jason has taken the skills he learned so long ago and uses them to properly maintain the natural habit on his homestead. He loves sharing his knowledge and practices with others who want to become self-sufficient.
Jason not only traps for predator control on his homestead and fur, but also has a nuisance wildlife removal business where he is one of the top recommended trappers in Georgia. He is a lifetime member of the Georgia Trappers Association, where he has served as a Regional Director. Jason and his family now trap every year using pelts and meat to become more self-sustainable on their homestead. You can follow their journey through YouTube and other social media.
DRY FIREWOOD IN THE MODERN AGE
Eric and his family moved onto the country in 2012. Giving them the opportunity to do what they always dreamed of: Having livestock, a large garden, and becoming more self reliant.
One of Eric's chores is keeping the firewood piles filled in preparation for Minnesota's harsh Winters. Keeping 30+ cords on hand insures plenty of dry firewood.
Newer EPA regulations and newer stoves require dry firewood. Eric has shared a lot of great tips on making the process easier of cutting, splitting, and drying firewood on his YouTube channel "Life In Farmland."
Come see Eric's Workshop and learn the ins and outs of heating your home with firewood and getting the most out of your wood stove.
Sourdough Start to Finish
Q&A session with Patti Alderman of Alderman Farms, author of Sourdough Start to Finish, as she demonstrates how to feed a sourdough starter and turn that starter into delicious sourdough bread to be baked later.
Knife Sharpening Made Easy
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.
LEARN TO BECOME A POTTER FOR A DAY
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!