Modern Homesteading Tour

Wed, 09/11/2019 10:00 am

$45 for members and $55 for non-members. Cost includes a farm-fresh lunch.

The tradition of a being self-sufficient and living-off-the-land supplemented by artistic pursuits is alive and well today in the North Country.

Inspired by The Good Life, meet a young couple following in the footsteps of generations of people who have bought property and have found ways to live their homemade dream. Get a peek into this lifestyle while touring the three-quarter acre property in Vermontville, seeing barn, livestock out-buildings, and the hay-bale gardens producing 80% of what they eat. See the studio where soaps, salves and tonics are made, as well as jewelry from “little architectural delights” such as feathers, stone, gems and leather. Conclude your morning tour of the homestead at the 800-square-foot, off-the-grid house made from re-purposed building materials and a luncheon made from fresh garden and farm ingredients.  Lastly, make your own jar of sauerkraut for the road in a concluding hands-on workshop.

Tour will be led by homesteading couple Laurie Berube and Brendan Hoyer

The tour begins at 10 a.m. and ends around 2 p.m.

FEE: $45 for members and $55 for non-members. Cost includes a farm-fresh lunch.


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