Getting Started on the Land Classes

Four part course for learning to live with the land.

Do you want to live more fully with your land?  

Starting a small farm or homestead?  

Our class series is offered on our diverse, working, animal-powered farmstead.

Teaching from our experience and with our living farm as the learning space: come see, feel, and experience what you need to get started in this four part series

Getting started with:

  • Soils – the foundation, and the next primary layer: land-shaping  - keylines, swales, berms, terraces, stonewalls, earthworks and heat sinks.  July 5th, 2015.

  • Perennial plantings, and biochar: edible tree crops, berries, orchards and savannas.  Making and using biochar from small scale units – how to increase your fertility exponentially.  July 12th, 2015.

  • Poultry and grazers: chicks, meat birds, layers, ducks, turkeys, sheep goats, cows and pigs.  Natural health care, fencing, housing, grazing, feeding.  July 19th, 2015.

  • Human scale farm power and draft animals: oxen and horses.  Setting up infrastructure, tools, equipment, building design, roads, fencing and whole work systems.  July 26th, 2015.


All 4 Classes located at Green Fire Farm and Vermont Biochar in Peacham VT.
(West Danville by mail)

All 4 Classes run from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM  - 
Sundays in July -5th, 12th, 19th, 26th  2015
Farm grown lunch included

Pre- registration required. Register online, over the phone: 802-274-7826
or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Complete Getting Started Series $340.00 (For all 4 classes)


Class series for additional friend or family at $225.00 (For all 4 classes)


Class format and what to expect:

  • Each class begins with orientation.

  • We cut through the complexity and hone right in on the basics.

  • What do you need to do and how do you do it – to get started.

  • We speak from our experience, show you living and working models and have ample time for discussion and questions.

  • Each class topic will be covered thoroughly, and include supplemental information, and resource guides.

  • Each class will include hands on planning, design and how to exercises.

  • These classes, and our teaching style are tailored to give you what you need to feel confident getting started living with the land.


Contact: Michael Low – 802-274-7826