How We Can Help You
Our business pursuits are varied. Most of all, we aim to live within a contemporary land-based cultural framework. We are not a historical re-enactment, though history informs us. We don’t claim to have all the answers. We do know that we are eating well and having fun. If any of our services will help you do that too, let’s talk!
We lead programs for youth, adults, and are available for special programs.
Education is at the heart of our offerings. At least three-quarters of the fun of having a farm is in sharing it with others.
We consult with folks setting up their own gardens and homesteads
Let us shorten your learning curve. There’s no need for you to make the same mistakes we did when we were starting out. If you didn’t grow up homesteading and want to catch up, have us out to your place for an on-the-ground consultation. It’s typical for us to save our clients much more than they spend on our consulting fee. Whether you are starting with goats, chickens, or a garden, we would be delighted to help. $100 an hour, with a written follow-up of notes taken during the meeting.
Renting At The Farm
We rent dwelling space of various kinds, from tent sites to a house.
We offer tent sites year-round in our woods. Every few years, we get openings for new members of the core farm team.
We can focus our presentation to teach a specific subject. Our expertise includes:
-Year-round northwest gardening
-Goats, cheese, and the homestead dairy
-Chickens and ducks
-Nature connection and bird language
-Canning and preserving the harvest
-Sauerkraut and other fermented foods
-Fiber arts from sheep to shawl, including felting
Please book us well in advance for a custom program, at your location or ours!
Our engaging presentations on homestead life can invigorate a garden club, college class, or church group. If you eat, we want to tell you our story. We also want to enliven yours! Whether for an hour or a day, we have slideshows and stories to present to your group. Audiences are moved and inspired by our journey on Hawthorn Farm.