This year, we've been talking a lot about our Modern Homestead series: a sequence of workshops designed to fit our ancestors' skills into busy modern lives. We're committed to the idea that you can homestead...a little. You can garden a little. You can have a couple of chickens. You don't need to change every aspect of your life in order to reap the benefits of knowledge, skill, and self-sufficiency.
If you want to go all in, you can! But you don't have to. There's a whole spectrum between all and nothing, and most of us fall somewhere on that line. We can learn, empower others, and provide for our families in many ways.
A few weeks ago, we asked what you wanted to learn. Among the most requested workshops were those covering bees and chickens - and we're happy to answer that call!
It's always a good idea to check our website for the latest workshop offerings, since we're consistently adding new ones. Happy homesteading!
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Honey Bees & Beekeeping
With Susie Goodspeed from Susie Bee Good Honey, explore the basics of starting your own hive of honeybees, including basic tools, planning, and strategies. You'll leave empowered to start harvesting your own honey straight from the hive! Register→
Utah Native Bee Keeping
Susie returns to talk about another passion of hers: keeping and supporting native Utah bees. You'll learn all about the bees that are essential to our ecosystem, and leave with your own bee house that you can install in your yard to attract and shelter wild bees. Register→
Backyard Chickens: Before You Start
Have you always wanted to keep chickens, but felt overwhelmed by the process and the available information? This workshop is for you! Get all the information you need to start a flock from Celia Bell, who has managed her own hens for years and can answer all your questions. Register→
Backyard Chickens: Managing Your Flock
Level up your flock with this followup backyard chicken workshop from Celia Bell. She'll talk about everything you need to know to keep your new chickens healthy and productive, as well as common troubleshooting and things to be aware of.Register→
Growing a Fresh Cut Flower Garden
If you dream of stepping out into your garden to collect a fresh bouquet of blooms, or sharing handmade arrangements with friends and family, this class will make your dreams come true! Kyler of Local Roots Flower Farm will be sharing the tips you need to grow your own, enjoying fresh color and scent all summer. Register→
Spring Floral Centerpiece
Shake off the winter for good with this tribute to spring. Brittany and Kyler from Local Roots Flower Farm will lead you through designing a lush spring floral arrangement with seasonal blooms, greenery, and floral techniques you can use all year long. Register→