You can attend all the meetings and sign all the petitions you want, but if you really want to make a difference in the world, it must start with you.

Whether you want to grow a few vegetables or keep a couple laying hens to provide your family improved nutrition or you dream of one day getting back to nature on your own property, this is the place to get the knowledge, skills, and attitude to make it work.

To borrow an expression, this group is about living a better life if times get tough or even if they don't. That can be done through getting out of debt, gardening, raising livestock, and generally thinking ahead.

We welcome people of all religious and political stripes that share these ideals.

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Taking action to build self-reliance through gardening, homesteading, DIY, & animals

  • August 7, 2014 · 6:30 PM

    Backyard dairy goat basics

    4 Homesteaders | 5.00

    Keeping goats is a real win in our climate. Learn how the dairy goat fits into the backyard homestead and get some hands-on experience. Sample fresh raw goat milk.... Learn more
  • April 20, 2014 · 1:00 PM

    Soap making class

    1 Member

    Health and sanitation are among our basic needs as humans.  And when it comes to our health, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  Handmade soaps can also be... Learn more
  • March 29, 2014 · 2:00 PM

    Chicken butchering workshop

    7 Homesteaders | 5.00

    Are you interested in keeping chickens? An inevitable part of keeping chickens, even laying hens, is culling the flock. Learn how to slaughter and butcher a broiler... Learn more
  • February 9, 2014 · 2:00 PM

    Food storage hands-on

    1 Member

    TV shows depict people storing food for scenarios bordering on ridiculous.  But scenarios more likely to hit any one of us are job loss, death of spouse, long term... Learn more
  • December 4, 2013 · 7:00 PM

    Meet and greet: discuss direction for group

    5 Homesteaders | 5.00

    Let's catch up, compare notes, etc.  I'd like to share my progress and lessons learned from another year of homesteading.  I also have some ideas for a new direction for... Learn more
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