Spend 9-months studying homesteading skills with expert instructors. Learn wild foods foraging, subsistence gardening, animal husbandry, and folk craft. Our community garden at our 90-acre campus is your classroom. Together, as a class community, you gather and raise food for the pantry.
At the heart of this program are our monthly weekend overnights. Each day your team learns homesteading skills with core Trackers instructors. In the evening we recreate a village while cooking over open fires. And every moment we rekindle a deep connection to nature as we learn traditional ways of living.
How It Works
Weekend Overnights Homesteading Intensive students attend monthly training weekends from September to May. During this time you build experience and learn core principles of Wilders Gardening that designs your shared garden plot. Check out the class schedule below.
Weekly Training There are also learning opportunities every week. Homesteading Intensive students and their immediate family get free admission to our Open Archery Range (every Thursday and Saturday) where you can loose arrows anytime.
Collective Caretaking Staff and students coordinate rotations to go beyond workshop weekends to provide consistent caretaking of the community garden, which includes vegetable beds and livestock.
Program staff includes our top Trackers instructors. Founders, core staff and many members of the Trackers community attend. It is a learning environment rich with in-depth knowledge, experience, and opportunity.
September 2019 - May 2020 This program runs September - May. Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.
Community Garden Weekly rotations of caretaking to tend to our community garden plots.
Attend Open Archery Range (Thursday or Saturday) anytime.