It’s that time again. Our Self-Sufficiency Skills School class schedule is on our website. If you are interested in becoming more self-sufficient through learning the skills early homesteaders used, sign up before the spaces are full.


Some of our topics include:

Wild Medicinal Plants. Saturday, May 5  10-12 $25

During this class you will learn to identify different plants and how to use them. Marilene will teach you how to prepare simple remedies that you will be able to make on your own in the future.


Winter Vegetables Sunday, May 19th    10-12pm   $25

Believe it or not, you need to start in June here in Western Washington. You will learn ways to extend the season, which varieties will grow best here, and special technique to help you be successful.


Permaculture Design Course    June 6-20th, 2012

Come join our 14 day/night Permaculture Design Course (Earn your PDC Certification) June 6-20, 2012

Dynamic team of 4 experienced instructors, plus guest speakers in the Permaculture movement:

Kelda Miller – Primary Lead for duration

Marilene Richardson – Special Host Lead 2 days offsite

Jenny Pell – Special Guest Lead 3 days at Shambala- See Jenny and Kelda’s bios at

Tyler ‘TyTy’ Burns – Assistant lead for duration

Space is Limited! Class Curriculum and additional details to be posted often, call for more details 360 387 4110~ or visit :


Soft Cheeses Around The World

Sunday, July 22  11-2  $40 per person

Come to our family farm and see how to make soft goat cheeses from around the world.


So Much More Than Canning

Saturday and Sunday, August 11-12  10-4  $125 per person

Food preservation galore! hands-on experience with lacto-fermenting, dehydrating, hot water bath canning, pressure canning and more.


Folk Wine Making

Sunday, August 26  11-1pm  $35
Come learn how to make folk wines from local fruit! This class covers what you need, as well as basic recipes for you to take home and try on your own. Pre-registration required. Adults only.



Please share our class schedule with your friends and family. Doing classes such as ours with friends, family and neighbors is a great way to build and strengthen community.

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