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

"Only those who have learned with experience,

can teach with authority.




Vertical Axis Wind Generator Turbines
SUNDAY-March 24th 10:30
Broadened Horizons Teaching Farm
In what seems obvious in hindsight, the vertical axis wind generator turbine is the most efficient way to convert wind energy into electrical energy. This graceful and efficient design renders obsolete the conventional airplane propeller type generators that are constantly seeking the wind, wasting energy instead of creating it. You do not have to live on a ridge or mountain top to produce wind driven electricity.
This skill share will fully prepare you to set up your own wind driven 12/24V DC power supply. Simple and straightforward enough, any competent, sober DIYer can safely set one up.
These turbines currently cost under $200, so the time has come to tap into the blustery winds to light up our lives.
Ideal for where the wind is “variable” in direction.
Skill share includes everything from where to buy, place, install, and use a vertical axis wind generator turbine. Cautious and unsure? Leaf is available for consultation services.
Sunday March 24th 2019   10:30 am
Preventing Erosion on Steep Driveways
Comprehensive look at shaping (crowning) a driveway surface to prevent erosion. Workshop topics include ditching, waterbars, drainage, distributary cutoffs, and much, much more.
December 2, 2018
Workshop is from 10:30-12:00 noon
we start at time posted
The farm is located at 705 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

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.

(one hour lunch break)


Fees for workshops are as follows:

  • School groups and home schoolers $2.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% (or more) off of full price.
  • Work to learn participant - $5 per day - must be pre-approved following a trial day at the farm. **
  • Community Skillshare workshops. Free
  • 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.