Homesteading Intensive

Join us for a homesteading extravaganza! Experience the intensity, joy, and reality of homesteading, from learning how to care for and milk goats to keeping a farmstead kitchen.  Whether you are simply curious about homesteading, wondering if you would thrive in this lifestyle, or already own land and would love to further your knowledge, this class will give you the tools and foundation to make your dreams come true! 

Topics covered include: 

  • Organic gardening for a year-long harvest

  • Feeding, housing and caring for goats, sheep, chickens, llamas and alpacas

  • Milking goats

  • Cheese making

  • Fencing

  • Preserving the harvest: canning, pickling and sauerkraut

  • Small farm economics: strategies for economic survival on the small farm and homestead and more!

This is truly an immersion into homesteading life! Programming is from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm each day and includes home cooked, organic (and gluten free!) lunch.  We also offer lodging for students who would like to have a full immersion experience!  We have both rooms with private bathrooms, rooms with shared bath, and bunkbeds.  Please contact us for lodging prices.  We will also provide optional evening activities for students who chose to stay here, plus optional dinner and breakfast (for an additional fee). 


Lara or Derek

​Tel: 360-335-9743​


Colibri Gardens

1222 Belle Center Road

Washougal, WA 98671