Homestead Dreams is an entry level, exploratory workshop designed to help folks incorporate small-scale, self-sufficiency and sustainability. Regardless of whether you own or rent a home, or live in a rural or urban setting, you can move towards more self-reliance NOW! Excellent for those in the exploratory stages of getting started with a land-based life. We cover common sense, relevant information to help maximize your independence, increase your connection to community, place, and self, and plan out your dreams for the next 1 to 5 years. Appropriate for those who are incorporating agriculture, renewable energy, green building, land planning, hand-made products, and land-based living of all kinds. Includes a panel of local homesteaders and a regional expert on soil, climate, rainfall, typography, vegetation, wind, and how that affects and determines life, farming, and building in our region. Wherever you are along the spectrum of self-reliance, join us for the exploratory workshop and:· Enhance your confidence, skill, and excitement to create the lifestyle you imagine.· Uncover your personal values, skills, and resources· Chart a path to move forward over the next 1 to 5 years in your homestead plans.· Hear from other regional homesteaders about their celebrations, challenges, and suggestions and prioritize your next steps.Instructors:Lee Warren is the Executive Director of Organic Growers School; the co-founder, designer, and builder, of an off-grid, sustainably-built CoHousing Neighborhood at Earthaven Ecovillage; founder and manager of Imani Farm, 5-acre pasture-based cooperative farm; and managing partner of SOIL, School of Integrated Living, which teaches organic food production, regenerative systems, and community living. Lee is also an herbalist, writer, teacher, and food activist, with an avid interest in rural wisdom, sustainable economics, and empowered self-reliance.Brandon Greenstein is the Home-Grower Program Director for OGS, developing new initiatives to provide services to home-growers. His background is in Renewable Systems, Earth Works, Energy, Water, Homesteading, Permaculture. He offers consulting, design, and technical services for the creation of low impact and energy conserving systems through his company, Integrated Ecological Solutions.