to educate, inspire and equip the urban homesteader



Organic products and inspiration to help your edible landscape bloom.



Kits, equipment and ingredients for lacto-fermentation plus brewing wine, beer, vinegar and more.



Join a small group of eager students and a knowledgeable instructor to pick up a new skill – learn cheesemaking, brewing, fermenting, keeping backyard chickens and more.



Unique tools and supplies for preserve the harvest through canning, drying, fermenting and other time-honored methods.



A collection of useful, whimsical and beautiful items to help you live a more sustainable, earth-friendly existence. Pick up supplies for your backyard beasts here as well.



Kits, ingredients, books and more to boost your cheesemaking addiction.

Probiotic potato salad with fermented vegetables makes a delicious summer picnic or BBQ recipe.

Recipe: Potato Salad with Fermented Vegetables

Potato Salad with Fermented Vegetables Classic potato salad mixed with fermented vegetables makes for a delicious summer barbecue or picnic side dish that everyone will love. Get creative and feel free to add whatever fermented veggies you have on hand for this probiotic take on a beloved warm weather dish. Ingredients: 3 lb potatoes 1.5 cups… more

July 2nd, 2015 | No Comments | Tags: , , , ,

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

  This Father’s Day, treat Dad to a gift that reflects some of his best qualities: self-reliance, environmental stewardship, and straight-up good taste. (Read: Ditch the necktie and give him a gift that he’ll put to good use!) Whether that wonderful man in your life is an avid homebrewer, the family’s gastronaut, or the type… more

June 4th, 2015 | No Comments | Tags: , ,

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Meet Our New Team Member Melissa!

Meet Melissa Rae Lopez Fueled by unbridled curiosity and a passion for food, Melissa is a content marketer and writer excited to rally people together around thoughtful eating. She has worked in the organic food industry, handled marketing for women-owned small businesses, traveled back and forth across the Atlantic as a traveling au pair, and… more

May 28th, 2015 | No Comments

Sausage-Making Workshop

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Learn the basics of sausage-making with simple projects you can do right in your own home

* Sat, June 27, 2015 10:30am-1pm

3-Part Permaculture Series

Permaculture Garden

Enroll in our three-class series for a fuller understanding of permaculture and how you can use its principles in your urban homestead!

Mushroom Cultivation Worskhop

"9z- Mushrooms" by Leslie Seaton is licensed under CC

Learn to grow three types of edible mushrooms, build your own mushroom farm on-site and take it home!

Sunday, September 13, 2015 10am-12pm


Three Cheeses in Three Hours with Wine

Three Cheeses in Three Hours

Learn to make three distinct types of cheese (mozzarella, chevre & burrata) while you sample wine in this fast-paced, hands-on workshop help in Oakland, CA.

* July 12, 2015 11am-2pm (Sold Out)

* July 19, 2015 11am-2pm (Sold Out)

*August 16, 2015 11am-2pm