Lost Mile Farm Homestead Tour

August 24, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

If you're dreaming of creating or expanding a homestead, join Pam Bullock on a tour of Lost Mile Farm to see how they combine limited resources and abundant creativity to have the food supply and community connections they desire, despite a marginal landbase. Sales and barter of broiler chickens, blueberries, maple syrup and fiber from their angora goats support the operation.

Walk-ins are welcome for this workshop. Wear sturdy shoes for field walking, and bring a water bottle and a bag lunch. Blueberries are still available if you want to stay after the workshop to pick - $5.50/quart.

 

About the Presenter: Pam Bullock has been gardening organically on a small scale for over 35 years, and involved with farm animals on various levels for nearly that long. While she has always worked off-farm - as a carpenter, sailing instructor, health educator, outdoor educator, college administrator - gardening and farming and working with her hands is her joy and solace.

About the Farm: Lost Mile Farm hosts 30 laying hens, a small herd of angora goats, and about 100 meat chickens. A 10x12 hoop house extends our growing season. Pam also also operates a small PYO and wholesale blueberry business and tap a small sugar bush, and barters and trades with neighbors for syrup, land use, farm equipment, farm-sitting, and labor.

Directions: Please download these detailed directions - lots of twists and turns!

Parking: 7 cars will fit in the driveway. We recommend carpooling from the bottom of the hill 4 miles from the farm - look for signs. We suggest coordinating your carpool through Ridebuzz.org.

Wheelchair Accessible? No.

 
Lost Mile Homestead
51 Lost Mile Rd
Brattleboro, VT
Cost: 
Pre-registration is required; $10 NOFA members, $20 non-members
Contact: 
NOFA Vermont
Contact Email: 
info@nofavt.org
Contact Phone: 
802-434-4122