DIY Homesteader Festival is an annual event out in Teulon, Manitoba! It’s a one day/all day event loaded with workshops. The workshops teach you once-common homesteading skills, practical to bring into your modern world. Not only do you learn, but you can connect with an array of like-minded people.
This year is close to our heart here at Generation Green as some of our favorite local makers are hosting workshops! What we love about natural and locally made products is their connection to a human’s original place in nature. Workshops range from health and home, eating and drinking, growing and foraging, and more!
Chad Cornell of Hollow Reed Holistic is hosting a workshop called Medicinal Plants & The Art of Healing. Chad is a master herbalist who we trust in sourcing our essential oils and loose leaf tea blends! If anyone knows a thing or two about herbs and healing, it’s Chad. “Our ancestors had a relationship with healing plants that did not involve laboratories. They related to plants based on the their flavours, their personalities, and the information they gained in highly creative ways.” Learn some basics of healing herbs and how to incorporate them into home health care.
Tara Garcia of Mama Pacha is also doing a workshop! Tara is an awesome successful entrepreneur and her workshop will be so fun and educating! Hers is called Herbal Salves. She has mastered her technique and is making tons of earth friendly oil infused body products. In her workshop she teaches you first how to infuse herbs into oils, and then how to incorporate them into beeswax salves! Showing measuring and weighing techniques. You get one to take home and the skill to make more!
Homesteader is a family affair and one of the coolest things we just discovered is that in the kids area they will also have workshops – some taught by expert kids! Amy from Adagio Acres just let us know her daughter, Alexis, is leading a chicken raising workshop for other kids! Amy and Don have a huge oat farm where their kids are an active part in the care and I’m sure have learnt so much! We love Amy and Alexis and I think it’ll be an awesome and fun workshop for kids!
That’s only a few of the workshops that we are connected to, but there are so many more!!! It’ll be a busy and eventful day. Check out DIY Homesteader Festival website for the itineraries!
Tickets are available online, or you can come grab them in-store at Generation Green! Earlybird prices are almost gone so grab some by April 23rd!! Tickets will be available up until the event at full price!