Dates for 2017 Training Courses: June 19th-24th

We finally have our dates for our first 2017 Courses. Thank you all for being patient as our website was down for a while courtesy of some hackers. We are really excited to get to offer these courses and pray that they will encourage and equip you to use agriculture to provide for your family, bring Glory to God, and shine as a light in your community. All courses use the methods and principles of Foundations for Farming USA.

All three courses will take place from June 19th-24th. Each class is two days and you can sign up for just the basic gardening course, or the basic gardening and homesteading, or stay additionally for the commercial course. However, the courses build on each other as levels so you cannot just take a level 2 course (homesteading) without attending the level 1 course. You can always come back to take later courses so you don’t have to do them all at once.

During the courses you will be staying at our farm and room and board will be included.

Courses are tentatively scheduled until we reach the minimum number of participants. If you are interested in attending or have any questions please contact me using our contact page.

June 19th-20th: Level One, Backyard Gardening Course $200

If you are a beginner or have never grown any of your own food before these classes will help equip you to produce some of your own food using low-tech, simple methods that copy God’s design in creation. Included will be going over basic principles, worldview, then putting in a basic garden and making compost.

June 21st-22nd: Level Two, Basic Homesteading $200

If you have experience growing some of your own food, but are interested in diversifying and eventually producing most of your own food, then these classes will help expand your skills and management abilities. Included will be opportunity to have hands on experience with milking a cow and butchering poultry.

June 23rd-24th: Level Three, The Market Farmer $200

If you have been successful in growing your own food and would like to pursue producing income with your skills, these classes will teach you how to add commercial “cash crops” on top of your self-production. We will go over basic business principles, talk about managing a commercial enterprise on your farm, and then actually prepare for market and let you experience our market as you go with us on Saturday morning.

Hands-On Christian Agricultural Courses coming 2017

This year we are excited about the growing season! God has been so good to us. Here in Alabama we are already planting early crops and laying out the gardens for the spring. Our family is particularly enjoying working on our homestead and family gardens around our house, in addition to our market gardens. We are also learning a few new skills, like how to butcher rabbits. With my boys growing up it is a blessing to be able to spend the day working with them and my wife!

We are planning on offering some basic hands-on, agricultural courses based in a Biblical worldview this year at our farm. Info regarding schedule, dates, and signup will be posted soon. If this is something you might be interested in let me know in the comment section. There will be three different types:

Level One: The Backyard Gardener

DSC_0090-1If you are a beginner or have never grown any of your own food before these classes will help equip you to produce some of your own food. Topics covered may include:

-Soil Agronomy
-Seed Starting
-Garden Planning
-Composting
-Seed Saving
-Herbs

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Level Two: The Homesteader

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If you have experience growing some of your own food, but are interested in diversifying and eventually producing most of your own food, then these classes will help expand your skills and management abilities. Topics covered may include:DSC_0305-1
-Poultry
-Fruits
-Field Crops
-Dairy
-Bees
-Food Preservation

 

Level Three: The Market Farmer

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-Food production as a business
-Good Cash Crops: Vegetables, Blueberries, Meat Chickens, Eggs, Pork.
-Marketing
-Record Keeping
-Profitable Management
-Pricing

Save on Conference Registration with August Special Promo Code!

As we are working on the details of the 2016 Redeeming the Dirt Conference we are getting excited! We can’t wait to see everyone and hear from Joel Salatin, Brian Oldreive, and more! Be prepared to get dirty making compost and participating in the outdoor training classes!

For planning purposes it would help us out a lot to get people signed up as soon as possible. As a way of saying thank you for anyone signing up between now and the end of August we are offering a special promo code good for 20% off your registration fee. Just use coupon code RTD20 when you register. Coupon is only good through the end of August.

If you have any questions regarding details of the conference please feel free to contact us using our contact page.

Be sure to explore all the conference info under the menu heading at the top of this page.

Please make sure you tell any friends and family that might be interested in coming to join us in October! One of our attendees last year said that the one thing they would recommend doing differently this year is to invite more people! Share on Facebook or Twitter and receive $1 off when you register!

In case you can’t find the link, this is the page you need to go to for REGISTERING:

https://redeemingthedirt.regfox.com/redeeming-the-dirt-conference

Please be praying for all the planning and details that go into putting on an event like this. Also pray that the Lord would help get the word out so that those he wants to come would be able to hear about it. We are so thankful to the Lord for working out the details to make this event possible and look forward to what he does in our hearts through it!

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