Practical Homesteading Intensive

November 3-5, 2019

Plant Medicine

Make your own first aid kit and learn how to use common herbs and 'weeds' for health and healing. 

Garden to Table

Forage for delicious and nutritious fruits, veggies, and fungi which we'll use to create fresh and fantastic lunches.

Body Products

Learn how to make soaps, scrubs, and other toiletries that work with your garden and body-- no more synthetics!


Decolonize your diet and recolonize your gut with probiotic sodas, fruit vinegars, and delicious kimchi.

Whether you're brand new to farming or already have a permaculture project or abundant garden, this 3 day intensive will give you the tools and skills to rocket launch your homestead. With 3 full days of workshops and amazing resource files you'll be set to truly enjoy your abundance! We believe in working in small groups to create community and really give a great learning experience, course size is limited to 8 participants. 




This course is ideal for:

  • PDC alumni

  • homesteaders

  • keen gardeners

  • foodies and chefs

  • evolving herbalists

  • those wishing to live a more natural lifestyle

  • those who seek to develop their healing practice

  • explorers!


Day 1

9 -1  Introduction and overview of course

10-12  Garden to kitchen harvesting and lunch preparation

12-1 Lunch

1-2 Guided discussion

2-3 Decolonizing your diet and recolonizing your gut

3-5 Practical fermentation


Day 2

9-10 Preparing coconut oil and root/seed flours from scratch

10-12 Garden to kitchen harvesting and food preparation

12-1 Lunch

1-2 Guided discussion

2-5 Practical fermentation and preservation


Day 3

9-11 Body products and distillation

11-12 Garden to kitchen harvesting and food preparation

12-1 Lunch

1-2 Guided discussion

2-5 Western herbalism and home remedies

Course Details

Class begins at 9am on Sunday November 3rd, and ends at 5pm on Tuesday November 5th. 

Lunch is provided. Please let us know of any allergies beforehand! We are an integrated kitchen garden with chickens and ducks, we eat the eggs. Please let us know if this is an issue for you. 

Course investment is $150.

What to Bring

notebook, supply of pens, phone/camera, curiosity!

Getting to Puerto Viejo and Accommodation

We are happy to recommend travel arrangements and accommodation depending on your budget and preferences.