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Eat Wild with Russ Cohen

Location: Arlington, MA

Description: We usually encounter 25-40 different species of edible wild plants (and, in season, pending favorable weather conditions, mushrooms). Keys to the identification of each species are provided, as well as information about its edible portion(s), season(s)of availability, flavor and nutritive value, and some tips on preparation if necessary. Guidelines for safe and environmentally responsible foraging are also provided. In addition, there is a constantly changing variety of edible wild plants throughout the year, even at the same location, so that different plants are typically encountered on each visit.

Contact: http://users.rcn.com/eatwild/bio.htm, eatwild@rcn.com , (781) 646-7489

Category: Foraging, Plant ID

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Ploughshare Institute for Sustainable Culture

Location: 608 Dry Creek Rd. ยท Waco, TX 76705

Description: Our goal is to transmit a vision for a cohesive, integrated agrarian way of life, but one that aims toward bringing forth complete individuals and whole families in a supportive and tangible context, a context respectful of the natural environment. We are dedicated to recapturing and perpetuating a sense of intentional community which includes rediscovering and perpetuating the knowledge and skills that can provide for essential human needs (both socially and spiritually as well as materially) on a sustainable basis.

Contact: http://www.SustainLife.Org, info@sustainlife.org, (254) 754-9600

Category: Gardening, Beekeeping, Poultry, Dairy Cows, Dairy Goats, Horse, Organic, Gardening, Orchards, Bread/Pizza, Cheese making, Soap making, Basket making, Fiber arts, carpentry, Blacksmithing, Pottery, Quilting

Haute Goat

Location: 1166 5th Line Port Hope, Ontario L0A 1J0

Description: Haute Goat Farm is a breathtaking 200 acre farm located just outside historic Port Hope, Ontario where you can discover the magic of our Nigerian Dwarf goats, alpacas, chickens and horses and take a stroll through the shiitake forest! Fun for the whole family! Take some time to stroll the property and breathe the fresh country air. Shop for handmade premium goat milk goodies Goat Butter Caramel Corn and Decadent Goat Buttercrunch to luxurious skin care products such as Raw Goat Milk soap bars, Facial Milk Cleanser, Lip Balms and more in our farm gate store.

Contact: https://hautegoat.com/, debbie@hautegoat.com, 416 402-8144

Category: animal husbandry, dairy animals, fiber animals, soap making,

Earthwise Farm and Forest

Location: 341 Macintosh Hill Rd, Randolph, VT 05060

Description: Earthwise Farm and Forest is a certified organic, draft-animal powered family farm located in Bethel, Vermont, and operated by Carl Russell and Lisa McCrory. We produce and sell certified organic Raw Milk, poultry (Chicken and Heritage Turkey),Beef, Garlic, vegetables, Flowers, and non-organic (though non-GMO) eggs & Pastured Pork, Pottery, and lumber. The emphasis of our farming enterprise is to function as a self-sufficient 'whole farm organism', applying ecological principles of Holistic Management, Biodynamics, Dowsing, motive (animal) power, and renewable energy to create healthy vibrant food and forest products for our family and our local community.

Contact: http://www.earthwisefarmandforest.com/, Earthwise@myfairpoint.net , 802-234-5524

Category: horse, forestry/milling, dairy animals, cheese making, animal husbandry, sustainable agriculture, off the grid, soil management,

Sanborn Mills Farm

Location: 7097 Sanborn Road Loudon, New Hampshire 03307

Description: Sanborn Mills Farm is a traditional New Hampshire farm and nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainability, creativity, and preserving folklife and agricultural knowledge so that the best of the past can help shape our future. Our workshops are offered from April to early November. If the workshops in the UPCOMING EVENTS are full, check out our CALENDAR for more listings.

Contact: http://www.sanbornmills.org/, info@Sanbornmills.org, (603) 435-7314

Category: blacksmithing, horse, fiber arts, animal-other, animal husbandry,

Flint Hill Farm

Location: 1922 Flint Hill Road Coopersburg, PA 18036

Description: A 26 acre preserved farm in Lehigh County using the recognition of agro-tourism in an effort to bridge the gap between the urban, suburban and farming community

Contact: http://flinthill-farmag.org/, info@flinthill-farm.org, 610-2928

Category: Cheese making, Bread / Pizza, Horse

Fair Winds Farm

Location: 513 Upper Dummerston Road Brattleboro, Vermont 05301

Description: The Jay and Janet Bailey family have been farming a 40 acre horse powered, diversified farm using 1,2,3&4 horse hitches since 1980. Located in Southern Vermont, we offer hay and sleigh rides and teach draft horse workshops with our Suffolk Punch horses. We also provide our local community with fresh eggs from chickens fed organic grain. We have worked with the horses throughout the years and enjoy sharing our experience with others.

Contact: http://www.fairwindsfarm.org/, airwinds@fairwindsfarm.org, 802-254-9067

Category: horse, farming,

Rural Heritage

Location: Online

Description: A bi-monthly magazine and online site offering resources to promote self-sufficiency and back to the land living

Contact: https://www.ruralheritage.com/new_rh_website/index_green.shtml, 319-362-3027

Category: Forestry, Milling, Horse, Animal Husbandry, Trades - Other, Homebuilding



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