Homesteading right where you already live

Classes and Events

Registration – Spring Bootcamp Mar 2017

Mar 25 - 26 2017 Need more details about the weekend? Go here. Deposit $20 on registration, remainder due by Mar 19 Full Weekend: Early bird price $99 till Mar 12 Full Weekend: Regular price $135 from Mar 13 - 25 Single Day: $75 Single Workshop: $30 for standard length session, $45 for double-length You may pay up to

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Spring 2017 Bootcamp – Food production and more

Sat/Sun March 25-26 2017, 9 - 5, at Sycamore Commons (Townsite Anglican Church) in Powell River, and at other local sites on Sunday morning. Improve your household resilience by learning how to raise small livestock, grow food, cook with the harvest, and build your homestead infrastructure. Socialise and share with others who have similar goals, and get inspired...

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Fiber & Fabric From the Ground Up – Jan 28-29 2017

Increase your household resilience by learning how to create clothing, household and decorative items using new or re-purposed materials, and how to maintain and repair the ones you already have! This full weekend of workshops and classes will expand the possibilities for fiber and fabric arts and crafts in your life, as a hobby and/or as a...

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Fall Bootcamp 2016 – Food Preservation and more

Powell River, BC Saturday Oct 29, 9 - 5, at Sycamore Commons (Townsite Anglican Church) Sunday Oct 30, 9 - 5, at the Cranberry Seniors Centre (Cranberry and Manson) This full weekend of workshops, classes and demos focuses on food preservation and processing, with excursions into gardening and other homesteading topics. It will take your urban or rural homesteading...

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Homesteading Skills Weekend Jul 2016

Sat/Sun July 30/31 2016, 9 - 5, at Mermaid Farm, Hal and Colleen's off-grid homestead past the Open Air Market in Powell River. Exact directions will be supplied when you register. This weekend will provide experience in a variety of outdoor, hands-on, homestead skills. From setting a fence post through dealing with humanure to off-grid water and power, you'll get...

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Spring 2016 Bootcamp – Food production and more

Sat/Sun March 19/20 2016, 9 - 5, at Sycamore Commons (Townsite Anglican Church) in Powell River, and at other local sites on Sunday morning. Improve your household resilience by learning how to raise small livestock, grow food, cook with the harvest, and build your homestead infrastructure. Socialise and share with others who have similar goals, and get...

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Fiber & Fabric From the Ground Up – Jan 2016

Increase your household resilience by learning how to create clothing, household and decorative items using new or re-purposed materials, and how to maintain and repair the ones you already have! This full weekend of workshops and classes will expand the possibilities for fiber and fabric arts and crafts in your life, as a hobby and/or as a...

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How to Make Delicious Pastry Dec 3 2015

Thursday Dec 3, 7pm Cranberry Seniors Centre kitchen (corner of Cranberry St and Manson Ave, Powell River, BC) Learn to make three types of pastry (shortcrust, rough puff and choux - for eclairs and profiteroles - easier than you think!) using different flours and fats, and go home with holiday treats to enjoy. If your...

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Microbusiness Bootcamp – Nov 2015

How to start your own micro, part-time or "side" business from nothing! This one-day intensive will cover coming up with ideas and evaluating them, the mechanical side of starting a business (naming, taxes, etc), marketing, and planning for launch. If you are interested in starting a small food, farm, service or craft business, this is...

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Food Preservation and more – Fall Bootcamp 2015

Powell River, BC Saturday Sep 26, 9 - 5, at Sycamore Commons (Townsite Anglican Church) Sunday Sep 27, 9 - 5, at the Cranberry Seniors Centre (Cranberry and Manson) This full weekend of workshops, classes and field trips focuses on food preservation and processing, with excursions into foraging and seed saving. It will take your urban or...

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Urban Homesteading Spring Bootcamp 2015

Sat/Sun March 28/29 2015, 9 - 5, at Sycamore Commons (Townsite Anglican Church) in Powell River, and at other local sites on Sunday morning. Improve your household resilience by learning how to raise small livestock, garden, cook with the harvest, and build your homestead infrastructure. Socialise and share with others who have similar goals, and get inspired...

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Fiber and Fabric from the Ground Up 2015 – weekend of workshops

This full weekend of workshops and classes will expand the possibilities for fiber and fabric arts and crafts in your life, as a hobby and/or as a way to contribute to your household economy. Many sessions are hands-on and all are taught by local experts. You can attend the whole weekend, or just one day, as...

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Building Healthy Soil – One Day Intensive Nov 2014

With permaculturalist and soil builder Erin Innes Growing healthy, nutritious food starts with healthy soil. Learn the science behind how soil functions, and the art of managing your soil's health over the long term. This workshop will teach you how to analyze your soil and create a soil management plan that will maximize your production...

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Fall Bootcamp Event – Urban Homesteading Oct 2014

Increase your household resilience by learning how to raise small livestock, garden, cook with the harvest, and improve your infrastructure. Socialise and share with others who have similar goals, and get inspired by those who are already doing what you want to do! This full weekend of workshops, classes and field trips will take your...

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