Homesteading 101

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Are you interested in learning how to live off the land?  Do you know what to look for when searching for your ideal landing spot?  Every piece of land will have its unique challenges, so there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to homesteading, but what you’ll learn here are broad skills and important details that will benefit you in finding and realizing your dream.  Our focus at Myrtle Glen farm is to employ sustainable, permaculture-oriented, techniques that maximize the usefulness of the land while respecting the surrounding ecosystem.

This is a 6 hour intensive homesteading workshop where we pour over our mistakes and successes, guide you through soil composition, water systems, fencing, animal care, gardens, orchards, beekeeping, home nursery, things to plant on your property and things not to, outbuildings, compost systems, tools of the trade, mushroom cultivation, greenhouse design, food preservation and much more.  The course can be a single day event where we go over the broad spectrum of our farm, or it can be a multi-day workshop where we delve into the details.  It’s up to you.

These are intensive workshops where Micha and Dan will both engage attendees and there will be no more than four attendees total.  Each day of the workshop will include a farm-to-table lunch with foods grown fresh from our garden and/or foraged from our surroundings.

If you’ve already booked your reservation and meals at the farm, or you do not plan to stay overnight at the farm, you may choose to book any of our experiences as an “A La Carte” option.  If you’ve already booked through Airbnb and are interested in booking a guided experience, please contact us to check for availability.  Book in groups of four to save.

Our farm-stay package includes a two night stay in our farm-house with two farm-fresh gourmet breakfasts and two garden-to-table dinners produced from our own hand-crafted foods and alcohols.  All ingredients in meals that are not grown or foraged from Myrtle Glen Farm, are sourced locally from organic and/or sustainable sources.  If you’re interested in booking a single day or multi-day package, please contact us to check for availability.

       A la Carte (per day)

  • Single Person – $330
  • Two People – $340
  • Three People – $370
  • Four People – $380

Farm-Stay Package

  • Single Person (one room) – $545
  • Two People (one room) – $640
  • Two People (two rooms) – $770
  • Three People (two rooms) – $865
  • Four People (two rooms) – $970

Add an additional day to the workshop, a night’s stay, and meals…

  • Single Person (one room) + $450/day extra
  • Two People (one room) + $515/day extra
  • Two People (two rooms) + $580/day extra
  • Three People (two rooms) + $655/day extra
  • Four People (two rooms) + $740/day extra