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Introduction to Homesteading Basics

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Black Barn Farm

60 Lower Nine Mile Rd

Stanley, VIC 3747

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While the term "Homesteading' feels a little American, its a movement that is making strong headway in Australia and its the phrase that we relate to and live by at Black Barn Farm.

While its anything but the 'simple life', it certainly connects you deeply to the natural world, demands you beat to a seasonal drum and rewards you with home grown food in abundance.

Homesteading can be a full time job and requires skills which are slowly being forgotten as we find more and more of us are city based and exist in 9-5 jobs. But for those who seek something else for life, homesteading is a diverse, rewarding and nurturing way to live.

This 4 hour workshop will begin with a brief overview of our transition and highlight some of the best parts and most challenging parts of living this way.

You will be taken on a tour to look at functioning examples of bee hives, saved seed collections, a solar oven, a hoop house, a humane chicken culling setup, a worm farm, rotating chicken pens, wicking beds, our kitchen garden & kitchen/pantry setup.

Then we will showcase a range of simple activities for you to try at home with the things you'll need to get started + take home print outs to guide you. (Organic garlic to plant out, fresh roses and lavendar to dry for rose/lavendar oil, beeswax and cotton cloth to make beeswax wraps, seeds for your spring patch, dried orange peel for fire starters, worm juice for your veggie garden...

We will share a home made afternoon tea midway through which is a great time to take cuttings from our garden and take a stroll around Black Barn Farm at your own pace.


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Black Barn Farm

60 Lower Nine Mile Rd

Stanley, VIC 3747

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