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What Do You Want to Learn About?

Children and Chicken

Children should be learning this stuff too!

We cleared out a section of our farm & garden store, to make room for classes.

Short story, we’ve had a lot of success with our chicken classes, and we’re feeling inspired by the series of homesteading classes being hosted this year by Urban Growth Bounty. (Here’s their class list for 2012, on PortlandOnline.com.)

So, we want to get our hands dirty. That is, dirtier than we have already. We want to help people get the information and skills they need to live well on the land, whether that means a container garden on an apartment balcony, or a 100 acre homestead.

So, what do you want to know about… beekeeping? composting? sheet mulching? worm-keeping? cheese-making? Please post your thoughts in a comment, and we’ll consider organizing a class around that topic.

Second question, are you interested in teaching, or do you know someone who is? Again, post a comment. The best and most important skills come straight out of the resources of our own communities. We bet you’ve got a lot to offer.

Together, we can build a list of classes that’ll enrich everyone, help us all be a little more sustainable, a little more self-sufficient.

That’s the goal! Let’s make it happen!


About Healing Ponds Farm

Healing Ponds is 40 acres in Buxton, OR. Our farm store, Ludemans Farm & Garden Center, is in Beaverton. We do open-pollinated seeds, pastured eggs and meats, raw milk herd shares, chicks and a lot of other things.


8 thoughts on “What Do You Want to Learn About?

  1. Interested in learning about different duck breeds. I’d like a duck that wouldn’t eat all my young greens, eat slugs, and don’t know what else. I haven’t really liked duck eggs but would be interested to know if some duck eggs don’t taste so strong.

    Posted by llindalogan | April 6, 2012, 7:06 pm
  2. I would be interested in a cheese making class.

    Posted by Dan Martin | April 9, 2012, 8:08 am
  3. Thanks, will make a note of these!

    Posted by Healing Ponds Farm | April 9, 2012, 10:30 am
  4. Hello! I am a chicken obsessed, backyard farmer and teacher. I am currently participating in the Beginning Urban Farmers Apprenticeship program through USU and Multnomah County. I am passionate about all things Urban Farm and love to teach kids of all ages! I would be honored to be considered for teaching a class on Homesteading, Sustainability, gardening and most especially, poultry keeping. I have Pheasants, ducks, guineas, quail and of course chickens, which I breed, raise, train and sell.
    Nice to come across the site and hope to hear from folks about possibly teaching some classes!

    Posted by wendyschickenranch | May 21, 2012, 3:31 pm
  5. hi i would love to learn about how to make cheese, as when we move to our new home in august we are hoping to get some dexter cattle i am soooooooooo super excited can’t wait. would also love to know about sheep too thinking of getting some of them too. 🙂

    Posted by maria print | June 22, 2012, 7:43 am
  6. We would love to learn about duck-keeping! We will be purchasing Muscovy and Magpies soon for a backyard flock. We have read all the poultry raising books we can find at the library, but it would be nice to hear it from some experts firsthand! 🙂

    (We live in Hillsboro, Oregon)

    Posted by Jennifer Gallegos | June 26, 2012, 5:31 pm
  7. Great ideas! I’ll let Mark know. (:

    Posted by Healing Ponds Farm | July 2, 2012, 11:23 am

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