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Homestead Days - Bringing Together the Best of Old and New

Our organization defines Homesteading as the ability to improve your own health, home, and community through intentional living. We do this by connecting through community. None of us has every tool we need to claim healthy, happier lives, but we can all learn and share a piece of that puzzle we call "The Good Life."

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Join us for Homestead Days and find out which pieces appeal to you and your family. There will be 45-minute sessions throughout the day in the areas of Animals & Gardening, Around the Home, and Holistic Childbirth Support. Bring cash to buy from vendors or pack a lunch and picnic!

Sessions Include:

ANIMALS AND GARDENING SESSIONS:
*Sessions will meet at the stage behind the Homestead

10AM - Herb Walk and Demo
Mandi Sanders with Sons & Moon
https://www.facebook.com/SonsAndMoon/

11AM - Keeping Backyard Chickens
Alison Buehler with the Homestead Education Center
https://www.facebook.com/homesteadcenter/

11:45AM - Goat Management Demo
Heather Morris of Heaven’s Jubilee Farm
https://www.heavensjubileefarm.com

12PM - Growing Heirloom Fruit Trees
Larry Stephenson of Southern Cultured Orchards and Nursery
https://www.facebook.com/southernculturedorchardsandnursery/

1PM - Seasonal Gardening in the South
Donna Miller of Old Hill Farm
https://www.facebook.com/groups/StarkvilleRealFood/

2PM - Beekeeping Basics
Audrey Sheridan of MSU Entomology
https://blogs.extension.msstate.edu/honeybees/


AROUND THE HOME SESSIONS:
*See individual sessions for meet-up location

10AM - Alternative Energy for the Home
Mike Buehler from the Homestead Education Center
https://www.facebook.com/homesteadcenter/
*Meet at the covered picnic tables next to registration

10:30AM - Making Lye Soap
Chris Holland Covenant Creek Farm
https://covenantcreekgoatmilksoap.com
*Meet in the kitchen of the Homestead

11AM - Minimalism: Simplifying Your Home
Shannon Voges-Haupt with Worker Bees
https://www.facebook.com/worker.bees.ms/
*Meet in the downstairs room of the Homestead

12PM - Sourdough Bread Making
Patti Alderman from Alderman Farms
https://www.facebook.com/AldermanFarms/
*Meet in the kitchen of the Homestead

1PM - Surviving Tragedy on the Homestead
Tommy Alderman from Alderman Farms
https://www.facebook.com/AldermanFarms/
*Meet in the downstairs room of the Homestead

2PM - Composting 101
Catherine Schiller, a passionate composter!
https://www.facebook.com/events/308342486641472/
*Meet at the covered picnic tables next to registration


HOLISTIC CHILDBIRTH SESSIONS:
*Sessions will meet in the upstairs living room of the Homestead

10AM - Fertility Awareness
Carmen Wilder teaches the Billings Ovulation Method®
https://billings.life/en/

11AM - Prepping for Childbirth
Charisse Cambell of The Bradley Method
http://www.learn2birth.com

12AM - Home Birth and Midwifery Care
Toni Hill of Blooming Moon Midwifery
https://www.tupelomidwife.com/about.html

1PM - Nurturing the New Mother
Alison Doyle of OM: Organic Mothers
https://alisonmshc.wordpress.com

1:45PM - La Leche League Introduction
Nadia McClelland and Linda McGrath of LLL
https://www.lllusa.org

2PM - Baby Wearing
Meghan Houston of Starkville Natural Moms
https://www.facebook.com/groups/starkvillemoms/


VENDORS
*Bring cash to purchase from vendors

Crackers from the Grain Elevator by Troy DeRego
https://www.facebook.com/ElevateGrain/

Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions from Covenant Creek Farm, 
https://covenantcreekgoatmilksoap.com

Herbal Medicine and Body Care from Sons & Moon
https://www.sonsandmoon.com/products

Fruit Trees from Southern Cultured Orchards and Nursery
https://www.facebook.com/southernculturedorchardsandnursery/

Sourdough Bread from Alderman Farms
https://www.facebook.com/AldermanFarms/

REGISTRATION

Homestead Day is included with the $9.95/family Local Membership to the Homestead Education Center. Anyone is welcome to join!

All others are invited to attend for $5/person. Pre-register by clicking "Add to Cart" below or pay cash onsite. Please stop by the registration table where you can check in and find a list of presenters. 

WHAT ABOUT KIDS?

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 play area in front of the Homestead, as well as a zip line and sand area. An adult will need to stay with the children.

WHAT TO BRING
*Cash, water, food

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 so that you can snack on crackers from the Grain Elevator, take home some goat milk soap or purchase fruit trees. There will be fresh tacos and water bottles on hand, but quantities are limited. 

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