Benefits of Homesteading
If you are looking for ways to be self-sufficient and fight the rat race, then homesteading is for you. Not only will it help you be more healthy and independent, but it can also make your family more connected to each other.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — For those interested in learning the art of homesteading, Penn State Extension is offering a webinar series, “Living on a Few Acres.”
The six-week series is designed for beginning producers or homesteaders looking to become more self-sufficient or take the first step in creating a product.
Webinars will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. each Thursday from March 9 to April 13. Dates and topics are as follows:
— March 9: “Living on a Few Acres: Soil Fertility and Garden Layout.”
— March 16: “Living on a Few Acres: Vegetable and Mushroom Production.”
— March 23: “Living on a Few Acres: Greenhouse and Hydroponic Production.”
— March 30: “Living on a Few Acres: Tree and Small Fruit Production.”
— April 6: “Living on a Few Acres: Maple Syrup Production and Beekeeping.”
— April 13: “Living on a Few Acres: Food Preservation.”
These programs will cover basic information on how to get started as well as provide resources with more advanced information for participants to continue pursuing goals or hobbies.
Participants must register by 8 p.m. on each webinar date to receive the link to access the live webinar. A $5 registration fee accompanies each event. Registrants also will receive access to the webinar recording.
In addition, organizers encourage those who are interested to watch for the upcoming fall 2023 series of “Living on a Few Acres” webinars, which will cover topics such as backyard livestock and risk management.
More information about the series is available on the Penn State Extension website.