homesteading intensive

Our Homesteading Intensive is an experience of a lifetime! 

Are you new to the idea of Homesteading and wondering if this lifestyle is right for you and your family?  Do you already own land but need some help figuring out what to do with it? 

Do you desperately love goats, but need some practical solutions for fencing (don't we all!)? 

It is simply impossible to learn all the nuts and bolts of farming without a mentor, and we are here to help you.  We will design this class just for you!  In this personalized experience, you will tell us what you really want to learn and we will dive into the skills and information needed to run a successful homestead- from fencing to milking, gardening to rotational grazing, canning to keeping chickens happy and healthy.

Topics covered include: 

  • Organic gardening for a year-long harvest

  • Creating healthy soil and keeping it healthy for years to come

  • Creating a Food Forest: Design and implementation including sheet mulching, planting and caring for fruit trees and berry bushes

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

  • The dairy goat: Natural goat care and milking

  • Fencing for livestock

  • Preserving the harvest: canning, pickling and sauerkraut

  • The dairy kitchen: Cheese, yogurt, and keifer

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

  • Consulting on buying a farm, setting up a small farm and business, creating a business plan for value added farm goods

 Experience the intensity, joy, and reality of homesteading with hands-on learning as you milk goats, herd sheep, string fence line, and more.  Get your hands dirty and thrill your soul, and let your dreams blossom into realities!  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 homesteading dreams come true.​

Homesteading Intensive Class Dates and Information

To book a class please contact us by email or phone.

One day class program of 6 hours books for $400 and includes programming for a family group.

Each additional day of programming added is $350.

We offer a 10% discount on lodging for each day of programming booked.

We recommend booking lodging early if you are interested in staying at the farm during your Homesteading Intensive as our lodging during the summer fills quickly!

 

Contact

Lara or Derek

​Tel: 360-335-9743​

scanlonlara@gmail.com

 

Colibri Gardens

1222 Belle Center Road

Washougal, WA 98671