Information about workshop fees, dates and answers to FAQ's.

"Only those who have learned with experience,

can teach with authority.


We offer a number of separate, yet inter-related workshops to the general public. We can also custom design a workshop for school groups, home schoolers, or for your family,  your social and / or civic group.

One day workshops

begin at 10 a.m. and end at 3 p.m.


Fees for workshops are as follows:

  • School groups and home schoolers $5.oo per person
  • One day workshops - $50.oo per person - Bring a friend and get a $10 discount for both you and your friend.
  • Sign up for two one day workshops for $75, or three one day workshops for $110
  • Active full-time student, lower income, or simple lifestyle practitioner - 50% off of full price.
  • Work to learn participant - $5 per day - must be pre-approved following a trial day at the farm. **
  • Community Skillshare sessions -$10 per person
  • It is our intention to not exclude any serious potential workshop participant due to a financial hardship in paying the posted workshop fee. If you need scholarship-type financial assistance or other special consideration, please contact us via email.

**The Work to Learn (WTL) program is design to exchange sweat equity for practical knowledge. In exchange for hands-on labor provided to the farm, participants receive practical knowledge, and  credit applied toward workshop participation. WTL programs can be tailored to address learning specific skills, i.e., construction, gardening, water systems, etc.

Workshop Deposit Required

For one day workshops, we require a $25.oo non-refundable deposit to be paid no later than two weeks prior to the workshop date.  Special arrangements may be made for late sign-ups.

Please make checks payable to Leaf Myczack


Overnight lodgings & facilities -

  • primitive tent campsites
  • sheltered loft space in the barn





Workshops Offered

  1. Permaculture, learning from nature -
  2. Rainwater Harvest and Storage - Basic - (one day)
  3. Rainwater 2 Harvest  and Storage - Advanced -
  4. Introduction to Organic Gardening - (one day)
  5. Simple Green Construction & Retrofitting Techniques - (one day)
  6. New Farm Start-Up for new farmers- (weekend or two day)


HOW TO REGISTER for an unscheduled WORKSHOP

1. Choose a workshop topic (from the list above) that you would like to learn.

2. Contact us by email

  • Tell us the name of the workshop
  • Tell us how many persons will be involved (up to 4)
  • Tell us the best available date (weekend or weekday) for you or your group. Most workshop sessions are limited to the months of April, May, June, - September, October, November due to seasonal weather conditions and temperatures. Introduction to Organic Gardening & Simple Green Construction are available after March 15th.

3. We will confirm the workshop date, and then request a non-refundable deposit from you.

4. Show up at the scheduled workshop, and be both educated and inspired.

Coming from out of state?

email us for details & lodging information.


Rainwater collection, storage, and multi-use distribution
Comprehensive look at our whole farm rain water collection system.
April 3 @ 10 a.m.
Beneficial uses of micro-climates for farmers, homesteaders, gardeners
Identifying natural micro-climates. Creating micro-climates (greenhouse, springbox, shade shelter). Enhancing micro-climate locations. April 10 @ 10 a.m.
All things SOLAR
Make electricity, refrigerate food, provide lighting. Learn how to build low cost solar appliances to cook food, heat water, dry clothes and more. April 24 @ 10 a.m.
Zero-input pasture restoration and management
Turn over-used / abused scrub covered land back into fertile and productive pastures without costly off-farm inputs. May 1 @ 10 a.m.
Sensible and simple Green Building Practices
Examples of low-cost construction improvements that will keep the extreme weather outside, and mitigate higher wind speeds.

The farm is located at 711 Laurel Creek Rd., about 1 mile past the Blue Ridge Center for Chinese Medicine.  You can't miss the sign on the right.  If you get to Lovell Rd., you've gone too far. 


contact us for more details