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Homestead Day

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Our organization defines Homesteading as the ability to improve your own health, home, and community through intentional living. None of us has every tool we need, but we can learn from one another and share a piece of that puzzle we call "The Good Life."

Join us for Homestead Day and find out which pieces appeal to you and your family. There will be sessions every hour on the topics of Animals & Gardening, Home & Sustainability, and Holistic Parenting Support.

GARDENING SESSIONS

*Sessions will meet at the stage behind the Homestead

10AM - Herb Walk and Demo
Mandi Sanders with Sons & Moon

11AM - Grow Your Own Medicine Cabinet
Lydia Koltai with Elder Moon Apothecary

12PM - Horizontal Bee Hives for Healthier Bees and Happier Humans
Ali Pinion with Dreaming the Bee

1PM - Locally-adapted Fruit Trees
Larry Stephenson with Southern Cultured Orchards and Nursery

2PM - Organic Gardening Practices
Sam McLemore with Bountiful Harvest Farms

ANIMAL SESSIONS

*Meet in the downstairs of the Homestead

1PM - How Horses Help
Presented by Sunshine Stables
Pony rides offered from 10-12:45pm

2PM - Why You Should Buy, Eat and Enjoy Grass-fed Meat
Johnny Wray with High Hope Farm

HOME SESSIONS

*Meet in the downstairs of the Homestead

10AM - Solar 101
Presented by Mississippi Solar, LLC

11AM - Energy Efficiency for the Home
Hunter Griffin with Security Solutions

12PM - Cold Pile Composting
Jason Allison with the Garden Love Club

 

HOLISTIC CHILDBIRTH SESSIONS

*Meet in the upstairs living room of the Homestead. Click on image for details.

10am - Doula Meet & Greet
11am - Midwifery Care
12pm - Post-Partum Care
1 pm - Childbirth Classes
2pm - Natural Parenting Sessions

 

REGISTER

Homestead Day is included with your Local Family Membership to the Homestead Education Center. Anyone is welcome to join.

All others are invited to attend for $5/person. Register here or bring cash to pay at the event. Check in at the registration table once you arrive.

The schedule for Homestead Day presentations will be posted closer to the event. You can also follow the event on Facebook for updates.

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We are setting up the schedule for Homestead Day 2019. If you would like to present an educational topic in the area of sustainability, gardening, home repair, animal husbandry, or holistic childbirth, please fill out the Presenter Form and see our Presenter Page.

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WHAT ABOUT KIDS… AND PONIES?

If your child has an interest in the topic, they are welcome to attend the presentation. Otherwise, pair up with a friend or family member to take turns watching the kiddos while you alternate listening to presenters. There is a sandy play area at the Homestead, as well as a zip line. Weather permitting, Sunshine Stables will be offering Pony Rides from 10AM-12:45PM and again from 2-3PM. An adult will need to stay with the children.

WHAT TO BRING

*Cash, water, snack, notepad & pen

The Homestead is a lovely place! If you're staying for the day, feel free to pack a lunch and setup a picnic complete with blankets and lawn chairs. Bring cash to buy goods from venders. There will be fresh tacos on hand.

See you at the Homestead on September 28th!