Homesteader Dan Pytel will teach a class titled “Homesteading 101” on December 2 from 6 – 9 pm at South Hills School of Business School and Technology in State College.
The class will cover topics including:
- What is homesteading? How to think about self-reliance and how it will work for you.
- How to get started. Different approaches to starting and where to get more information.
- Gardening and seeds. Getting plants and seeds, how to start them and grow them. Soil and composting.
- Fruit and nuts. Basics of growing fruits, berries and nuts.
- Living off the land. Tapping trees, mushroom cultivation, lay of the land and water.
- Preserving and storing food. Canning, freezing, drying and fermenting your food including sauerkraut, pickles, wine making, and hard cider.
- The Birds and the Bees. Basics of keeping poultry and bees.
- Group discussion on areas of interest. Networking.
There is a $35 registration fee. For more information and to register, please visit the South Hills website.