Sunday, February 28, 2016

Homesteading School

Have you attended courses at the Urban Homesteading School of Powell River? The school is the brainchild of garden club member Kevin Wilson. You may have heard some of his excellent presentations at our meetings. The sessions are for anyone interested in growing and eating good food on plots large or small. Here are the offerings for the March 19/20 session.

Gardening with Beneficial Insects
Create Your Own Food Forest
Frugal Gardening for Beginners
How to make Kombucha and Milk Kefir
How to build and use a solar cooker

Lunch 12:45 – 1:30 With local ingredients & vegan option: catered by GC member Katie McLean

Plant Propagation: new plants from old
Keeping Small Livestock in your Homestead Garden, taught by GC member Wendy Devlin
Weeds 101 – Identification, strategies, and recipes, taught by GC member Ioni Waisgluss
Onions and Garlic and Peas: growing alliums and legumes by GC member Kevin Wilson
Build a self-watering planter 

Permaculture Stream

6 – 9 pm  Intro to Permaculture

Ecological Soil Management
Working With Water
Hot Composting and Other Alchemy
Teaming with microbes

Site Analysis & Mapping Skills
Design Tools 1: Pattern Analysis
Design tools 2: Zones and Sectors

Early Bird registration (March 12) for the whole weekend is $99! Work trades available.


  1. I have attended a few workshops through the urban homesteading school over the last year or two and have learned the basics of weaving, soap-making, fermenting foods, food foraging, and how to make biochar. I've found them very hands-on, practical and fun. The instructors and other students shared their experiences and has us doing it in the workshop. I've also met some lovely people. So, I highly recommend these workshops. I've already signed up for this weekend. The price is VERY good!!!

    1. Kevin is also on the lookout for instructors-paid gig, so if you have a skill, and would like to share it, don't be shy. As Sharon says there is so much to like about the "school".


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