2013 Course Information
Homegrown Lifestyle is a 12-week spring short course for people living on a large lot or small acreage who are interested in producing food for their own use in a way that sustains their natural environment. Course work starts on March 14 and continues through May 30. Each Thursday night session has a webinar, taught by extension educators with expertise in the topics, to bring the science of getting started to the class; plus, each class offers locally organized activities for a hands-on experience. In addition to weekly Thursday sessions, three half-day local tours or workshops give course participants the opportunity to experience small–scale food production and resource conservations practices first hand.
Homegrown Lifestyle focuses on fundamental, scale-appropriate food production techniques and conservation strategies that smallholders and modern homesteaders can quickly put to use. It is not a farm business planning class of commercial growers.
2013 Course Locations
|Host counties||Class location(s)|
|Boone and Story||3140 Agronomy Hall, ISU Campus, Ames|
|Hamilton, Humboldt, Wright and Webster||Rotating between the four county Extension offices. First class meets in Fort Dodge (Webster Co. office)|
|Linn||Extension office, Cedar Rapids|
|Madison||Extension office, Winterset|
|Marshall||Extension office, Marshalltown|
|Woodbury||Extension office, Sioux City|