You have a dream - Grow your own food. Fresh eggs. Clean, country air. Take charge of your health. Become more self-sufficient. It's an exciting dream and we're right there with you! But, where do you start? How do you plan a garden or orchard? Should you get animals? If so, which ones? How do you know you're not making an expensive mistake? Those are great questions and that's why we built The Prepared Homestead Courses. Our courses are designed to assist you as you make the transition to self-sufficiency whether you have acreage or a small lot.
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The Phillips Family
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Sean earned his Master's in Business as well as Military Studies before he studied to become a Permaculture Designer and retiring from the Marine Corps after 24 years of service. He decided to put his knowledge & experience to work by teaching, consulting, & speaking on Planning (personal and homesteading), Project Management, Homesteading Skills, Permaculture, Preparedness, & Protection (Personal, Home & Family). He has a passion for helping people achieve their dreams and he knows how to help them get there! He spends his days walking his property, observing his land, propagating plants (he's an addict), planting trees, reading, writing his book, creating online courses, raising animals, teaching, speaking, consulting with clients and most importantly enjoying his family. He is also a Master Gardener and Master Forest Steward and continues to pursue more education in Project Management, Advanced Permaculture Design & Agroforestry.
Ryan Herring is a Mechanical/Plumbing piping designer for L&S Engineering. He worked for an indoor hydroponic cannabis farm where he diagnosed plant health and made nutrients and specialty microbial teas and ferments for about 9months. He graduated the Spokane Master Composter program in 2013 and graduated from the WSU Master Gardener program in 2014. In 2015 he continued his journey and obtained a Permaculture Design Certificate from Skeeter Pilarski and the Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild. He continues to be an active member of the Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild and has been teaching Soils and Regenerative Agriculture/gardening to the local community. Ryan has been active member in the regional Inland Northwest Biodynamic Group since the fall of 2014. He practices and consults on Biodynamic farming and gardening in the Inland Northwest. Most recently he joined the Fellowship of Prep Makers and the Evaluation Group that works with the BD Association to define qualitative standards for soils, composts, foods and preparations. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family of six.
Monica has been studying and using herbal medicine since 1995. In 2013 she decided to take her hobby to a higher level and studied to become a Master Herbalist. She studied through online courses with Southwest School of Botanical Medicine, Heart of Herbs, Foundation in Herbalism by Christopher Hobbs, as well as Eclectic School of Medicine. She has attended workshops and herbal conferences to round out her studies. She has a passion to teach others to know, use and incorporate herbs into their every day life. Her second hobby is cooking! She loves it and enjoys making her own recipes and learning new, creative ways to use the food they grow on their homestead. She is a full-time Homesteader & Homeschool Mom of 7 (mostly grown, only 2 are left at home, and all but one have graduated!) She spends her days on the homestead enjoying her family, listening to the crazy chickens, pigs & sheep, tending her herb garden, making herbal medicine, creating online courses, apprenticing new herbalists, teaching workshops, speaking, reading, and cooking with her daughter, Linde. She is a Professional Member and Board Member of the newly formed American Christian Herbalist Guild & a Master Gardener