Land Stewardship Courses
Cultivating Success is offering two Land Stewardship courses: Living on the Land and 10 Acres and a Dream.
For additional information about living on small acreages, please visit: https://www.uidaho.edu/extension/small-farms/living.
10 Acres and a Dream
This three-part online workshop is designed to help participants learn how to thrive in a rural setting and make their land ownership dreams come true!
The idea for 10 Acres and A Dream came from the Idaho Master Forest Stewards, most of whom are private landowners themselves. They have interacted with rural landowners from many walks of life who may have struggled to realize their rural property dreams. In this webinar series, forest owners, rural landowners, homesteaders and future landowners will learn about the basics of rural land ownership, paths to caring for their land and ways to achieve their goals for rural living.
Location: Zoom Webinar
Cost: FREE – please plan to attend all three sessions!
Day 1: Introduction to Ten Acres and a Dream, Forestry, and Landowner Experiences
Day 2: All About Soils and Growing Crops
Day 3: Livestock Production & Management-Intensive Grazing Practices
Growing fruits, vegetables, and other crops of small acreages
Raising livestock on small acreages
Samantha Ball, University of Idaho Extension, Canyon County
Tess Hahn, Idaho Master Forest Stewards, Bah Bah Blacktail Farm, Careywood, ID
Jennifer Jensen, University of Idaho Extension, Bonner County
Rebecca Mills, University of Idaho, Gem County
Sean Mitzel, Idaho Master Forest Stewards, Homesteading Consultant, Cocalalla, ID
Kate Painter, University of Idaho Extension, Boundary County
Chris Schnepf, University of Idaho Extension, Panhandle Area Forestry
Dean Sutton, Idaho Master Forest Stewards
Please note: The primary focus of this workshop is general information for rural landowners with an interest in homesteading. It does not focus on commercial crop and livestock management or farm and ranch business management.
An Idaho Forest Stewardship program is co-sponsored by:
University of Idaho Extension
Idaho Department of Lands
USDA – Forest Service
Special thanks to Colette DePhelps, UI Extension Community Food Systems Area Educator, and Mackenzie Lawrence, UI Extension Community Food Systems Administrative Coordinator for making this workshop available online!
For technical assistance registering or accessing course resources, please contact Mackenzie.
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences / College of Natural Resources
The University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educational Institution
University of Idaho, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Idaho Counties Cooperating
Living on the Land
This course consists of a series of classes designed to meet the needs of participants in the region where it is offered.
Choosing farm equipment
What to do about weeds
Market and organic gardening
Pasture establishment and renovation
Caring for animals
Feeds and feeding
Your living soil
Living on the Land has been offered in Ada, Canyon, Payette, Washington and Gem counties and interest continues to grow.
This course varies based on your county, but a typical format has:
Weekly meetings for 8 - 12 weeks
2-3 hours in the evening for each meeting
Tours and individual site visits/consulting
Costs often less than $250 for two people
Soil and water tests, textbook, course notebook all included