Homesteading Schools

Don’t put it off any longer! Here is a list of homesteading schools that can help you learn the skills you need to be self-sufficient. We have the bases covered; below are contacts to assist you in everything from growing your own food to building a cozy home. Plus, use the map at the bottom of the page to locate all the homesteading schools that are in this list, plus other places where you can learn homesteading skills. If you know of a school that is not listed here, please click "View Larger Map"  and follow the instructions on the page to add the resource to the Homesteading Schools map.


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Natural Home Building 

Aprovecho Education for Sustainable Living
80574 Hazelton Rd.  
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
541-942-8198

EcoNest
1131 Paradise Lane
Ashlad, OR 97520Natural Building School
541-488-9508

EcoVillage Training Center
184 Schoolhouse Road
P.O. Box 90
Summertown, TN 38483-0090
931-964-4474

Emerald Earth Sanctuary
P.O. Box 764
Boonville, CA 95415
707-972-3096

Fox Maple School of Traditional Building
P.O Box 249, 65 Corn Hill Road
Brownfield, Maine 04010
207-935-3720

Great Lakes School of Log Building
1350 Snowshoe Trail
Isabella, MN 55607

House Alive!
7540 Griffin Lane
Jacksonville, OR 97530
541-899-3751

Mendocino Ecological Learning CenterTimber Frame House
4651 Bear Canyon Road
Willits CA, 95490
707-456-0779

Permaculture Institute
P.O. Box 3702
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-455-0514

Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Association
9860 Poudre Canyon Road
Bellevue, CO 80512
970-224-3247

Sage Mountain Center
79 Sage Mountain Trail
Whitehall, MT 59759
406-494-9875

Yestermorrow Design/Build School
189 Vermont Rt. 100
Warren, VT 05674
802-496-5545

Homesteading

Aprovecho Education for Sustainable Living
80574 Hazelton Rd.  
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
541-942-8198

Bullock’s Permaculture Homestead
Deer Harbor, WA 98243
info@permacultureportal.com

John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School RoadBasket Making
Brasstown, NC 28902
828-837-2775

Midwest Native Skills Institute
P.O. Box 31764
Cleveland, Ohio 44131
888-886-5592

Mendocino Ecological Learning Center
4651 Bear Canyon Road
Willits, CA 95490
707-456-0779

Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service
P.O. Box 339
Spring Valley, WI 54767
715-772-3153 

Northeast Organic Farming Association/Massachusetts Chapter
411 Sheldon Road
Barre, MA 01005
978-355-2853

North House Folk School
P.O. Box 759
500 Highway 61 West
Grand Marais, MN 55604
218-387-9762

Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
15290 Coleman Valley RoadPottery Lesson
Occidental, CA 95465
707-874-1557

Organic Growers School
788 Mt. Hebron Road
Old Fort, NC 28762
828-450-2026

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
114 West Main Street
P.O. Box 419
Millheim, PA 16854
814-349-9856

Permaculture Institute
P.O. Box 3702
Santa Fe NM, 87501
505-455-0514

Quiet Creek Herb Farm & School of Country Living
93 Quiet Lane
Brookville, PA 15825

Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Association
9860 Poudre Canyon Road
Bellevue, CO 80512
970-224-3247Homemade Cheese

Sage Mountain Center
79 Sage Mountain Trail
Whitehall, MT 59759
406-494-9875

Sustainable Mountain Agriculture Center Inc.
1033 Pilot Knob Cemetery Road
Berea, Kentucky 40403
859-986-3204

The Folk School Fairbanks
PO Box 83572
Fairbanks, AK 99708
907-455-4547

The Ploughshare Institute for Sustainable Culture
608 Dry Creek Rd
Waco, TX 76705
254-799-1480

Tillers International
10515 East OP Avenue
Scotts, MI 49088
800-498-2700

Washburn Norlands Living History Center 
290 Norlands Road
Livermore, Maine 04253
207-897-4366

Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) 
P.O. Box 1098
Philmont, NY 12565
831-425-3276

Renewable Energy

Aprovecho Education for Sustainable Living
80574 Hazelton Rd.  
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
541-942-8198

Eastern Oregon Renewable Energies Association
P.O. Box 485
Canyon City, OR 97820Solar Panels on Cottage
541-575-3633

EcoVillage Training Center
184 Schoolhouse Road
P.O. Box 90
Summertown, TN 38483-0090
931-964-4474

Everdale Organic Farm and Environmental Learning Centre
P.O. Box 29
Hillsburgh, ON N0B 1Z0
Canada
519-855-4859

Mendocino Ecological Learning Center
4651 Bear Canyon Road
Willits CA, 95490
707-456-0779

Midwest Renewable Energy Association
7558 Deer Road
Custer, WI 54423
715-592-6595

New Mexico Solar Energy Association
1009 Bradbury SE, #35
Albuquerque, NM 87106
888-886-6765

Northeast Organic Farming Association/Massachusetts Chapter
411 Sheldon Road
Barre, MA 01005
978-355-2853

Permaculture Institute
P.O. Box 3702
Santa Fe NM, 87501
505-455-0514

Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Association
9860 Poudre Canyon Road
Bellevue, CO 80512Wind Energy
970-224-3247

Sage Mountain Center
79 Sage Mountain Trail
Whitehall, MT 59759
406-494-9875

Solar Energy International
76 S. 2nd St.
Carbondale, CO
970-963-8855 

The MidAtlanic Renewable Energy Association
P.O. Box 84
Kutztown, PA 19530
610-451-8268

Western North Carolina Renewable Energy Initiative
Appalachian State University
Technology Department
Kerr Scott Hall
Boone, NC 28608
828-262-7333

Annual Events

Eastern Oregon Renewable Energies Association
P.O. Box 485
Canyon City, OR 97820
541-575-3633

Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service
P.O. Box 339
Spring Valley, WI 54767
715-772-3153 

Midwest Renewable Energy Association
7558 Deer Road
Custer, WI 54423
715-592-6595

Organic Growers School
788 Mt. Hebron Road
Old Fort, NC 28762
828-450-2026

Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Association
9860 Poudre Canyon Road
Bellevue, CO 80512
970-224-3247 

The MidAtlanic Renewable Energy Association
P.O. Box 84
Kutztown, PA 19530
610-451-8268





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Lars Weimar
2/14/2011 4:07:22 PM
I highly recommend you add EcoNest Company to your Natural Home Building list. EcoNest Company holds yearly workshops that teach people how to build their unique and extremely beautiful Clay-Straw and Timber Frame homes: http://www.econesthomes.com Their workshops are incredible resources for prospective natural builders. Please let me know if you can list them! Many thanks, - Lars W.

Kate Stephenson
6/9/2009 1:55:50 PM
I would also recommend adding to your list of resources the Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Warren, Vermont, 189 VT Rte 100, Warren, VT 05674. www.yestermorrow.org. Yestermorrow teaches courses in natural and alternative building and design, permaculture, renewable energy and many more specific skills applicable to homesteading, including how to build greenhouses and root cellars, plant edible forest gardens and constructed wetlands, create ecovillages and green developments, and much more.





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