Homesteading Skills


Homesteading ConferenceAugusta Locally Grown will hold its inaugural Homesteading Conference on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 for people who want to grow food in their own gardens or raise livestock for home production.

“The conference is for those who are looking at homesteading and for seasoned homesteaders,” says Rebecca van Loenen, the ALG executive director. “We have gained about 50 more local homesteads in the last year, and the area is starting to stand out in the state for our homesteading culture.”

Sessions will be held at The Hub for Community Innovation in Augusta and accommodate 30 to 40 people. Topics range from homestead preparedness and butchering livestock to “grandmother skills” such as soap, bread and cheese making.

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