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Homesteading Festival

Join us in beautiful Mineral Spring Park on Highway 20 in Williamston, SC, for our 2014 Homesteading Festival. We'll be in full swing from 9AM - 4PM on Saturday, October 4 - free admission, free vendor space (upon application approval) and free classes!  We will be adding more information each week.

Instructors include:

Herbalist Robin McGee.  Robin is a long-time community herbalist who teaches across the Southeast.  Her areas of expertise include foraging, wildcrafting, tincturing, salve and soap-making, and fermenting.  Robin will lead a plant walk in the park and teach an Herbs for Winter Wellness course that will include a Fire Cider-making demonstration.

Tradd Cotter.  Tradd is the owner of Mushroom Mountain, instructor for DHEC's mushroom certification course (for harvesting & selling wild mushrooms), and author of Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation.  Tradd will teach 3 Easy Mushroom Cultivation Projects at Home: Growing on Logs, Coffee, and Wood Chips and will host a book signing during the festival.

Nat Bradford.  Nat will be teaching Creating Food Meadows.  He is the owner of Eco Art LLC, a landscaping company that specializes in edible plantings and restorative and permaculture-based design.  Nat has revived his family's heirloom watermelon - the Bradford melon - and has been growing and selling it to support his nonprofit organization that helps provide clean drinking water in Africa:  Watermelons for Water.

Sara Harding.  Sara is a Permaculture Design Certified Consultant at Liberated Landscapes and is an administrator and blogger for the SC Upstate Permaculture Society (SCUPS).  Sara will be teaching us how to make vine baskets.

Vendors and exhibitors include:

Edible Upcountry

Pat and Randy Peele

WE Gardens & Bakery

Early Bird Farms

The Seneca Treehouse Project

The Grain Loft

Appalachian Organics

Henson Farms

Possum Kingdom Kreamery

Broad River Pastures

Rock Farms

Carolina Grassfed Beef (beef, soap and herbal products)

Happy Critters (Pork)

H&G Produce

Touch the Earth Aromatics

Field & Flower

Hannah’s and Christen’s Honey

The Lazy Farmer

Greenville County Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership group

RyaRae (crocheted and sewn products)

The Seneca Treehouse

Melinda’s Crafts and Apothecary

Pick-A-Chick Farms

Chocolate Artworks (edible treats, include frozen chocolate-covered bananas and strawberries)

Henson Farms (edible plants:  berries, figs, grapes)

Mushroom Mountain

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