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Introduction to Homesteading (C/S328)

In the middle 1800s, the word homesteading was synonymous with The Homesteading Act of 1862, which provided public land grants of 160 acres to any adult citizen who paid a small registration fee and agreed to live on the land continuously for five years, after which they would be granted a deed to the land. Today, the term homesteading is all about self-sufficiency - wherever you live. It's about using less energy, eating wholesome local food, involving your family in the life of the community and making wiser choices that will improve the quality of life for your family, your community and the environment around you. Join us in this new exciting course in which instructors and homesteading experts, Ken and Cindy Smith, guide through the principles of this old practice that is gaining new popularity. Learn how to address a healthier food and water supply, how to grow new varieties of plants, how to stay well through better nutrition, and how to use and grow herbs. This class will guide the student through cultivating a big or small lot size using windowsills, containers, and small spaces. This is an invaluable class for healthier living! About the Instructors: Cindy Smith has worked in the health-care field throughout her life, and for the past seven years has been teaching Health and Wellness at Allegany College of Maryland. Ken Smith is a long time gardener who now owns and operates a Greenhouse. He taught Anatomy and Physiology for Massage Therapists at Garrett College for five years. Cindy and Ken have been interested in "homesteading" skills for several years and have worked to develop a simpler, more sustainable lifestyle.

4/1-5/6, Tuesdays (6 Sessions)
6:00-8:00 PM
ACM: H-18
Instructors: Ken and Cindy Smith
Course Cost: $75.00