How We Can Help You

Hawthorn Farm is a contemporary land-based subsistence farmstead. For the past decade, we've practiced year-round hands-on skills of providing for as many of our own food, water, fire and shelter needs as possible with respect for our neighbors, human and beyond. Our programs and offerings connect people of any background with nature, food resilience, and community. 


We lead programs for youth & adults, and can craft custom experiences for your group or organization

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.  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. $60 an hour, with a written follow-up of notes from our meeting.


We focus our presentation to teach a specific subject.  Our expertise includes:

-Year-round northwest gardening

-Goats, cheese, and the homestead dairy

-Chickens and ducks

-Rabbits 101

-Nature connection and bird language

-Naturalist skills

-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 share our story!  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.