Homestead Experience – Fall Edition – 3 Weeks Away!

Come join us for a day of learning about homesteading and farming!

Event Schedule

Friday Night

The event on-site camping at the farm (spaces limited) on Friday night.

Schedule | Friday

5:00 – Check In at the farm

Saturday

Lets share and learn about how to be more self-reliant by raising more of our own food. Here are the topics, each with practical experience to go with them:

1) Preparing beds – see our BCS walk behind tractor in use as we prepare the beds using a low till approach

2) Planting garlic – learn the basics of planting garlic. Get your hands dirty and put what you just learned into practice as we plant garlic together. We’ll provide the garlic.

3) Sugar snap peas / beans / tbd – learn how and actually plant sugar snap and then trellis the peas. We’ll have everything ready for you to help make it happen.

4) Economics of starting a homestead – we share the real costs of starting our farm, with Q&A

5) Starting a community garden

Schedule | Saturday

8:00 – Breakfast (provided) and Check-in

8:30 – 12:00 – Practical classes / demonstrations / hands in dirt

12:00 – Lunch (provided)

1:00 – 3:00 – Practical classes / demonstrations / hands in dirt

3:00 – 4:00 – Economics of starting a homestead with numbers from our farm

4:00 – 4:45 – Starting a community garden

4:45 – 5:00 – Wrap up / final Q&A

2022 Spring Homestead Experience

What a busy few days. When it comes to homesteading there is always a lot to learn and share. We worked on the following:

  • installed an anti-deer fence
  • installed 15 elderberry plants with a biodegradable mat around them with hay on top
  • planted 7 fig and 2 peach trees
  • planted a lantana in the pollinator garden
  • put down a 50′ x 100′ foot tarp in the vegetable garden area to solarize and help kill weeds before we plant in April

Thanks again to everyone who helped!

If you missed out on this one, join us this fall. Info soon at www.nchomestead experience

Elderberries with biodegradable weed mat and hay on top
Silage tarp over vegetable garden and new deer fence