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Patricia Foreman
Chicken Whispering &
Home Chicken Processing
 

Hank Will 
Versatile Corn Varieties For Homesteaders

Paul Wheaton
10X More Efficient Heat… Anywhere!

Geoff Lawton
Greening The Desert

Joel Salatin
Pastured Poultry Tips

Brad Lancaster
Working With Natural Systems To Grow Abundance

Stacey Murphy
Garden Geeks Grow More

Paul Munsen
13 Ways to Use Sunlight for Delicious, Efficient Homesteading

Justin Rhodes 
Predator ID:  Who Killed Your Chicken? & 10 Steps To Growing Most Of Your Food In Less Than 10 Hours Per Week

Jeannette Beranger
Livestock Conservancy

How to Build a Better Chicken

Justin Rohner
7 Ways To Garden and Get Paid

Woniya Thibeault
How To Make Buckskin Clothing 

David The Good
Better Gardening Through Experimentation

Rick Sapio 
A Permaculture Approach To Entrepreneurship

Meredith Leigh
How To Build An On-Farm Smokehouse

Dan Kittredge
Real Food:  Growing Nutrient Dense Crops

Jerome Osentowski
Growing A High-Altitude Food Forest & Tropical Plants In Cold Climates

Deborah Niemann
Livestock Fencing Bloopers & Lessons Learned

John Kohler
Top 5 Ways To Grow More Vegetables In Small Spaces

Stephanie Syson
Edible Public Spaces

Brook and Rose Le Van 
Biodynamic Farming Secrets for Homesteaders

Katrina Blair
Weed Wisdom:  7 Ways To Prepare Thistles

Dr. Patrick Jones
Apocalypse Apothecary &
Making Herbal Medicine

Bill McDorman
Saving Seeds To Save Ourselves

Laurie Neverman
You Can Bake Bread

Bert Middleton 
How To Grow A Gout-Free Garden

Jacqueline Freeman
Start a Sustainable Beekeeping Revolution

Kami McBride
Edible Flower Herb Walk

Marjory Wildcraft, HOST 
The Grow Network
Primitive Survival Skills  

Doug Simons
Identifying & Harvesting Wild Plants As Medicine

Jason Matyas
Top Traps of Homesteading

Don Tipping
Intermediate Seed Saving

How To Grow A Gout-Free Garden

Big Ideas & Takeaways:  

• Control your gout pain with FOOD therapy… not drugs!

• The 15 best foods to reduce or ELIMINATE gout.  

• SURPRISE!  Foods that work even better than anti-inflammatory drugs.

About The Speaker:
Bert Middleton battled gout for 13 years and finally won, becoming a Certified Nutritional Therapy Consultant along the way.  Now, he’s using his experience to help others seek relief from their gout symptoms.  

Saving Seeds To Save Ourselves   

• How to kick-start your own seed saving adventure!

• The 9 EASIEST crops to start saving seeds from.

• What’s at stake if you choose NOT to start savings seeds.

About The Speaker: Bill McDorman is Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance.   He’s also the author of Basic Seed Saving and co-founder of Seed School, a nationally-recognized weeklong training program that’s graduated 800 students worldwide. 

Working With Natural Systems To Grow Abundance

• How to harvest rainwater from the streets!

• Foods you can safely grow and eat from street run-off.

• The 3 elevation zones that you need to harvest water.

About The Speaker: Brad Lancaster is the author of the award-winning book series, Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, and he’s the co-founder of DesertHarvesters.org.  His goal is to empower people to change their neighborhoods by harvesting free, on-site resources. 

Biodynamic Farming Secrets for Homesteaders

• Enjoy a TOUR of their beautiful ranch.

• See first-hand how they’re managing their dairy cows.

• Learn the secret to making your own butter on the homestead!

About The Speakers: Brook and Rose Levan co-founded the non-profit Sustainable Settings in 1997, which established the Whole Systems Learning Center in Colorado, where they work on direct and locally applicable solutions to climate change, food and energy security, and the regeneration of healthy topsoil.  

Better Gardening Through Experimentation

• How to become a backyard scientist – and let your garden teach you!

• How to build garden beds for FREE!

• David’s recipe for “fertility tea” – to supercharge plant growth.  

About The Speaker: David The Good is the author of four books, writes a regular column for The Ag Mag in North Central Florida, is a Mother Earth News blogger, and has also written for outlets including Backwoods Home, Survival Blog, The Prepper Project and Self-Reliance Magazine.  He now lives somewhere near the equator on a productive cocoa farm. 

Livestock Fencing Bloopers & Lessons Learned

• How to choose fencing that suits your species of livestock.

• Which animals are the most difficult to fence.

• The truth about “Grass Is Greener” syndrome.

About The Speaker: Deborah Nieman speaks about raising goats and sustainable living at conferences from California to North Carolina and in Canada. She has written three books: Homegrown and Handmade, EcoThrifty, and Raising Goats Naturally.

Intermediate Seed Saving Tips

• TUTORIAL:  the basics of seed selection & breeding

• Surprising insect pollinators… beyond bees!

• Seed savings tips by plant family.

About The Speaker: Don Tipping has been offering hands-on, practical workshops at Seven Seeds Farm since 1997.  Lauded as one of the best examples of a small, productive Biodynamic and Permaculture farm in the Northwest, Seven Seeds Farm mentors new farmers through internships and workshops.  In 2009, Siskiyou Seeds, a bioregional organic seed company, began operating off the farm, as well. 

Plant Friends & Medicines of a Desert Herbalist

• The “maintenance” herbal that Doug takes for 2 weeks of every month.

• The skin-nourishing oil with considerable health benefits.  

• How to HARMONIZE your skin with the sun—and avoid sunburns!

About The Speaker: Doug Simons spent over 20 years of his life living very primitively—almost wild—in the Sonoran Desert and other wilderness areas in the Western U.S., Mexico, Central and South America. Through these travels he learned herbal medicine from many indigenous cultures, including the Tarahumara, the Tohono O’Odham, and the Navajo.

Medicinal Plants: The Apocalypse Apothecary

• How to find and identify local herbs with medicinal properties.

• Wild herbals that are also delicious wild edibles.

• Anti-bacterial wound treatments with no side effects.

• Pain and infection-fighting herbals.

About The Speaker:  Dr. Patrick Jones is a practicing veterinarian and clinical herbalist, based out of Buhl, Idaho.   As well, he’s the founder of the Homegrown Herbalist School of Botanical Medicine.

Greening The Desert Journey

Fans of Geoff Lawton will love this NEW never-before-seen look at his journey to create a thriving garden oasis in the desert of Jordan, one of the driest, most salty soiled locations on the planet.  

About The Speaker: Geoff Lawton is a world-renowned Permaculture consultant, designer and teacher. Geoff has done thousands of permaculture designs in 6 continents and close to 50 countries around the world. And he has educated over 15,000 students in Permaculture worldwide.  

Can the Sweet Corn

Join field corn freak Hank Will as he walks you through the process of raising, harvesting, using and storing this “a-maize-ing” crop on a homestead scale.

About The Speaker: Hank Will (Oscar H. Will III) currently serves as the Editor-in- Chief for Mother Earth News, as well as Editorial Director, all brands, for Ogden Publications. He is a business leader, academic, and agricultural practitioner devoted to conservation and small-scale, sustainable agriculture. 

How To Grow A Gout-Free Garden

• Control your gout pain with FOOD therapy… not drugs!

• The 15 best foods to reduce or ELIMINATE gout.  

• SURPRISE!  Foods that work even better than anti-inflammatory drugs.

About The Speaker: Bert Middleton battled gout for 13 years and finally won, becoming a Certified Nutritional Therapy Consultant along the way.  Now, he’s using his experience to help others seek relief from their gout symptoms.  

Start a Sustainable Beekeeping Revolution

• Where to find strong, naturally-raised bees.

• Differences between wild bees and "packaged bees.”

• Replacing queens is unnecessary 99% of time. Let the colony do it!

• Prepping so you're ready to catch a swarm in spring.

About The Speaker: Jacqueline Freeman is a natural bee educator and author of “Song of Increase:  Listening to the Wisdom of Honeybees for Kinder Beekeeping and a Better World" – a book so popular that it’s now being translated into other languages. Susan is also the bee blogger for Mother Earth News.

Top Traps of Homesteading, and How to Avoid Them

Hear accounts of homesteading traps that you need to avoid, drawn from Jason’s vast experience interviewing dozens of homesteaders for his film Beyond Off Grid.

 About The Speaker: Jason Matyas is a homesteader, lifelong gardener, local food advocate, 18-year Air Force veteran, and entrepreneur.  He is the founder of a family business with his children called Seeds for Generations that provides heirloom garden seeds and inspiration for gardening as a family.    

How to Build a Better Chicken

• The #1 most important habit you need to succeed at chicken breeding.

• How to determine the egg-laying capacity of a hen!

• Secrets to breeding a large flock… with a SMALL amount of land.

About The Speaker: Jeannette Beranger is the Senior Program Manager for The Livestock Conservancy and has 30+ years’ experience working as an animal professional, using her knowledge to plan and implement breed conservation programs across the country.

How to Harvest and Maintain a High-Altitude Food Forest

• Enjoy a tour of Jerome’s food forest at 7,200 feet, and watch as he prepares various garden beds for winter.

• Secrets for growing citrus, bananas, papaya, lychees, and more—in harsh climates!

• How to keep a tropical climate in your greenhouse.

• 5 ways to heat a greenhouse in winter.

About The Speaker: A forager and permaculturist with roots in rural Nebraska, Jerome Osentowski lives in a passive solar home he built at 7,200 feet above Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley.  Director and founder of Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute and a permaculture designer for thirty years, he has built five greenhouses for himself and scores of others for private clients and public schools.

Pastured Poultry Tips

• Intermediate skills for successfully raising chickens for meat.  

• Improving the odds of chick survival in the first 2 weeks.

• The fastest growing breed of chicken.  

• Automating your chicken plucking… for faster processing.

About The Speaker: Joel Salatin co-owns Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia.  Featured in the New York Times bestseller Omnivore’s Dilemma and award-winning documentary Food Inc., when he’s not on the road speaking, Joel is at home on the farm, keeping the callouses on his hands and dirt under his fingernails.

Top 5 Ways to Grow More Vegetables in Small Spaces

• City-living doesn’t have to limit your food-growing abilities.

• Learn the secrets to growing lots of food in small, urban spaces.

• How certain vegetables can MULTIPLE the volume of your harvest.

• Vertical planting solutions.  (Grow UP!)

About The Speaker: After almost losing his life in his twenties, John Kohler realized that you are what you eat—and decided that he wanted to put the best foods in his body.  So he figured out how to grow the majority of his vegetables on his small urban property—and began sharing his learning journey online.  

Predator ID:  Who Killed Your Chicken?

• How to keep your chickens safe from predators—so you can sleep at night!

• The 2 chicken predators you need to worry about THE MOST!

• Discover 12 ideas to keep your flock safe 100% of the time.

About The Speaker:  Justin Rhodes is a daily YouTuber and founder of Abundant Permaculture, where he teaches and inspires folks to grow more of their own food in a natural, yet productive way.  He’s enjoyed many years of practicing permaculture methods on his 75-acre family farm near Asheville, NC.

7 Ways to Garden and Get Paid

• The top 7 ways you can garden—and get paid!

• How to strategically add multiple streams of income to your property.

• Investing in agriscaping:  how it can pay off.

• The 3 trends pushing up the value of backyard food production.

About The Speaker: Justin Rohner, founder of Agriscaping Technologies, has been helping people around the world grow their own healthy, fresh foods at home for more than 25 years. He is a passionate educator, artist, and entrepreneur committed to sharing his sustainable gardening secrets with the world. 

Edible Flowers:  Using Them As Food & Medicine

• Delicious, easy ways to add edible flowers to your everyday meals.

• 7 Flower-Based Recipes that you can steal to “wow” family with beautiful, tasty, flower-based appetizers, soups, side dishes, and main dishes.

• Flowers that boost energy, heal skin, regenerate tissue, act as digestive aids, and more.

• Which edible flowers are the easiest to grow!

About The Speaker: Kami McBride is the creator of Herbal Kitchen Remedy Solutions, an online course that demystifies the world of herbal medicine and empowers people to use their herb garden for herbal self-care in the home to prevent illness and take care of common ailments.

Weed Wisdom:  7 Ways To Prepare Thistles

• Preparing thistle greens for an ENERGIZING, deeply nutritious juice.

• The alkaline health benefits of thistle.

• How to harvest & eat thistle stalk like celery (a delicacy)!

• Yum… a delicious thistle chocolate truffle recipe.

About The Author: In 1998, Katrina Blair founded Turtle Lake Refuge, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate the connections between personal health and wild lands. She is also the author of “The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival.”   As well as “Local Wild Life: Turtle Lake Refuge’s Recipes for Living Deep.”

The Lost Art:  Yes, You CAN Bake Bread!

• How to save money by baking your own bread with simple, natural ingredients.

• One EASY recipe that makes sandwich loafs, buns, or monkey bread.

• The perfect loaf of bread: common mistakes to avoid.

• How to store your homemade bread before or after baking for maximum freshness.

About The Speaker: Laurie Neverman is the creator of Common Sense Homesteading, one of the most popular homesteading sites on the Internet. Her gardening adventures include companion planting, wildcrafting (using weeds for food and medicine), vertical gardening, herbalism, and permaculture. 

What It’s Like To Attend A Primitive Skills Gathering

• See what it’s like to step back in time, slow down, and learn primitive arts and ancestral skills.

• Photos of a variety of primitive skills classes with commentary, including flint knapping, weaving, hiding tanning, wholistic medicine, bow making, fire building, shelter making, and much more.

• How to find a primitive skills gathering that suits your interests.

About The Speaker: Marjory Wildcraft is the founder of The Grow Network, an organization dedicated to teaching everyone how to simply and easily grow, prepare, and preserve their own food and medicine.  She’s best-known for her video series “Grow Your Own Groceries,” which has over 500,000 copies in use by homesteaders, foodies, preppers, universities, missionary organizations, and more.

How to Build an On-Farm Smokehouse

• How to build a smokehouse for under $400.

• The #1 smoking method that Leigh recommends for ease & health benefits.

• Tips for preparing your meats for smoking.

• The art (and science) of controlling temperature in your smokehouse.

About The Speaker: Meredith is a farmer, butcher, chef, and author of The Ethical Meat Handbook.   She has developed a farmer co-op, founded and catalyzed non-profit ventures, grown vegetables, flowers, and meats, owned and managed a retail butcher shop, and more. 

Chicken Whispering & Home Chicken Processing

• Chicken whispering 101:  get inside the head of your chickens.

• 12 sources of flock stress—audit your chicken coop!

• Discover the secrets to skillfully processing your birds at home.

• How to get healthy, high-quality meat from your flock.

About The Speaker:  Patricia Foreman is a sustainable agricultural author, local foods activist, and popular speaker. For over 4 years, Pat was the co-host of the daily Chicken Whisperer Talk Show. She’s kept poultry for 25+ years, with experience ranging from backyard flocks to owning and operating a small-scale farm with free range, organic layers, broilers and turkeys. 

13 Ways to Use Sunlight for Delicious, Efficient Homesteading

• Harness the sun’s energy to cook, bake, and roast food.

• Reduce your utility bills while learning how to cook off grid.

• Never worry about burning dinner again.

• Naturally dehydrate fruits & vegetables using the sun.

About The Speaker: Paul Munsen is the president of Sun Ovens International. For the past 18 years, Paul has devoted his life to sharing fundamental Sun Oven Cooking techniques with people all over the world. Paul has been involved in solar cooking projects and taught solar cooking on five continents. 

10X More Efficient Heat… Anywhere!

• Can you really heat your home with 1/10 the wood?

• The beauty and science of the sideways fire.

• Is THIS more efficient than a wood stove?

• A safe and proven wood stove you can make yourself.

About The Speaker: Paul Wheaton is the self-described tyrannical dictator of Permies.com, the largest permaculture forum on the web. As a certified master gardener and permaculture designer, he's built an empire around what he calls “infecting brains with permaculture.” He regularly hosts workshops and natural building experiences at his property, dubbed Wheaton Labs, in western Montana.

A Permaculture Approach to Entrepreneurship

• Whether you’re a 100% self-employed homesteader, or generating income with a small business on the side, learn the secrets to sustaining your business long-term.

• The secret to freeing time and releasing stress:  how adding layers of structure simplifies everything—and empowers EVERYONE involved to make faster, better decisions.

• Attracting more success:  how to refine and repeat what’s already working for you.

About The Speaker: Rick Sapio is a lifelong entrepreneur who started his first business, a bicycle repair shop, after the death of his father, when he was just 13 years old. Since then he has founded more than 20 companies. His dream is to motivate people to learn and grow as passionate entrepreneurs, regardless of their age, their starting point, or their current position.

Garden Geeks Grow More!

• How Stacey produces 50lbs of food per week—in only 500 sq. ft.

• Maintaining a 500 sq ft. garden in 2 hours per week.  

• Calculate which crops are worth growing and which are cheaper at the market.

• The one tool that can double, TRIPLE, maybe even QUADRUPLE your yield.

About The Speaker: Stacey Murphy founded BK Farmyards, a cooperative of urban farmers in Brooklyn dedicated to social justice through urban agriculture, and she has helped create over an acre of new farmyards in Brooklyn. She has taught 1,000s of teens and adults how to grow, harvest and prepare fresh foods. 

Growing Food and Medicine in Public Spaces

• How to create edible public spaces with community support.

• Why the biggest challenge is NOT money!

• From design to implementation—the 50,000 ft view.

• Mobilizing people and gaining support for your vision.

About The Speaker: Stephanie Syson has over 13 years’ experience researching and practicing various forms of sustainable farming across the United States and Latin America, including over 10 years’ experience growing medicinal herbs.  She is an owner of Dynamic Roots, an herbal product line as well as the lead grower for the medicinal herb gardens. 

Buckskin Clothing:  A Beautiful Working Wardrobe From Your Backyard

• Discover why buckskin is so ideal for making clothes.

• How to make clothes that last 10X longer on the homestead.

• The tanning process—explained in a nutshell. 

• The best tools for sewing buckskin.

About The Speaker: Woniya Thibeault has been living off grid, growing most of her own food, storing it without refrigeration, and teaching classes on these and other ancestral and homestead arts for decades.  With both a Masters in Environmental Science and a lifetime of practical living, Woniya brings a wealth of experience to her teaching and writing.