2016 Classes

2016 Classes

Raising Baby Chicks with Patara of Appalachia’s Homestead

Bee Keeping with Bill Hughes, a retired commercial bee keeper

At Home Fermenting with Maat of the Frugal Chicken

Homestead Bartering with Amanda of Freedom Acres

Beginner Quilting with Randy of The Stitching Store

Homestead Hogs with Rachel Payne of Tiramar Farms

Home Cheese Making with Kathy Parham of Parham Farms

Growing Native Perennial Mushrooms with Angel Miller of 2 Angels Mushrooms

Home Canning with Sara Wilson

Home Butchering with Tom Wilson

Composting 101 with the Shelby County Master Gardeners

Garden Folklore with the Shelby County Master Gardeners

Growing an Herb Garden with the Shelby County Master Gardeners

Homemade Soap Making with Rachel Payne


Please understand that although we do our best to assure that all speakers attend, things do happen on occasion that require a speaker to cancel. In the event of cancellation, we will do our best to replace the speaker. However, last minute cancellations may prevent us from replacing the speaker. This is one reason that we schedule multiple classes for each time slot.


Past Speakers:

2015 Conference Speakers

Bill Hughes – Beekeeper

Melissa Mink – Homestead Moma

Paula Sweatt – Master Gardener

Priscilla Eddins – UT Extension Agent

Jared Stanley – J&J Acres

Thyme Wisper – Thyme Wisper Herb Shop

Rachel Payne – Tiramar Farms Homestead

2014 Conference Speakers –

The Bartlett Bee Whisperer

Thyme Wisper – Thyme Wisper Herb Shop

Paula Sweatt – Tennessee Master Gardener

Priscilla Eddins – Family & consumer Science Extension Agent with the University of Tennessee

Sherl Rose – Tennessee Master Gardener

Merrie Thomas – Greenhouses Go Green

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