We no longer live in a time when we can be totally self-sufficient, we can only be "practically" self-sufficient and sustainable. This multi course series is designed to prepare a family to "practically" provide sufficient food from a medium sized suburban home garden, a not-for-profit homestead, or a small farm. The series includes elements of composting, food preservation, caring for small animals, reducing energy consumption, and living a lifestyle in a more responsible way. The single topics will address many of the questions and issues you may have in pursuing such a lifestyle. This tour will be conducted on location at a farm near Union Bridge, MD. Students will be required to provide their own transportation. An email will be sent with trip details one week prior to the course date.