Teaching Homesteading in the Suburbs

Discussion in 'Work-at-Home Business' started by Sonrise Farmstead, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. Sonrise Farmstead

    Sonrise Farmstead New Member

    Jun 30, 2017
    We have an ~ 1 acre lot in the suburbs and homestead on 1/4 of it. We have chickens and 7, 50 foot garden beds filled with veggies and cut flowers. My husband and I are, by no means, experts. However, it has been a bumpy road as we learn to do most of it without the assistance of a mentor or older family members who share the same lifestyle ideals. With this in mind, we are considering offering some homesteading classes here in our own home to assist others who are traveling along the same path as we are and could learn from both our successes and mistakes. We just don't know where to begin! We are looking for some advice on how to start. We have experiential knowledge in gardening, canning, and chicken raising. I also have limited knowledge in sewing. My husband is a skilled carpenter. Once given a framework/example, we are pretty good. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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  2. hiddensprings

    hiddensprings Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2009
    I did this successfully on our farm for many years. I've written a book about it. If you PM me your email address, I'll email it to you. Its basically a step-by-step guide for getting started teaching homesteading type classes.

  3. How Do I

    How Do I Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2008
    I believe I remember some threads on here about this subject years ago. Have no clue what keywords you would search with to find them though. They could have been pruned from the board too. IIRC they were in this section of the forum. Might want to dig back through the threads and see if you can find them. Welcome to the board!
  4. mzgarden

    mzgarden Well-Known Member

    Mar 16, 2012
    zone 5
    I can see where this would be of interest. We kept telling our Extension Agent that someone needs to do 4H for urban grown ups.
  5. hunter63

    hunter63 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    Wisconsin.. Zone 5
    Hunter63 Saying Hey and Welcome...From Wisconsin...
    Good luck....
    Maybe chose a published manual for reference as backup on your teaching and
    home work?