Modern Homesteading Series

Whether you live in the third story of an apartment or on a 10-acre plot of land, homesteading skills can help bring you and your family closer to the food you eat. Collecting eggs, tending the garden, canning, drying herbs - all these things and so much more can help you in your everyday life to become more connected to your food, family, and community. 

In 2023, we will offer monthly programs related to modern homesteading. Come to one, come to a few, attend them all - there's something for everyone in this series!

2023 Modern Homesteading Program Schedule

Scheduled Topics

The following programs have been scheduled for the 2023 season. The series is free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all events will be held at the Jackson County Extension office at 402 Ava Rd. in Murphysboro, IL. 

Save The Date

Additional topics will be covered, with the exact date to be determined. 

  • Navigating the Farmers Market and Talking to Famers - July
  • Gardening with Cover Crops - August
  • Sour Dough - October
  • Milk Cows and Goats 101 - November 
  • Animal Care - TBD

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