speaker-info

Deborah Niemann

New Society Publishers

www.ThriftyHomesteader.com

Deborah Niemann is a homesteader, writer, and self-sufficiency expert. In 2002, she moved her family from the Chicago suburbs to a 32-acre parcel on a creek in the middle of nowhere. Together, they built their own home and began growing the majority of their own food. Sheep, pigs, goats, chickens, and turkeys supply meat, eggs, and dairy products, while a garden and fruit trees provide produce. Niemann presents workshops across the United States and in Canada. She is the author of Homegrown and Handmade, Ecothrifty, and Raising Goats Naturally.

Deborah will be speaking at the North Carolina, Maryland, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Kansas Fairs

Workshops

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The Healthy Homesteader

Today, too many people are literally sick and tired all the time. That is not sustainable, and we can’t afford it. Our modern lives are filled with conveniences that are killing us slowly. We spend too much time sitting and eat too much so-called food that didn’t exist 50 years ago. So, what’s the answer? Start cooking from scratch. Plant a garden for fresh veggies. Get a few backyard chickens for fresh eggs. Step away from the desk. Move!
Modern Homesteading

Available In:

North Carolina, Saturday 5:00-6:00 p.m., Mother Earth Living Stage
Maryland, Workshop time to be determined
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined
Kansas, Workshop time to be determined

Relationship Marketing 101

Deborah Niemann discusses the basics of relationship marking, how it can build strong, loyal customer bases, and why it matters more than ever.
Modern Homesteading

Available In:

North Carolina, Saturday 1:00-1:30 p.m., Sustainable Agriculture Stage
Maryland, Workshop time to be determined
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined
Kansas, Workshop time to be determined

Goats as the Centerpiece of a Diversified Homestead

Did you know that goats can provide you with milk, meat, and fertilizer? Deborah Niemann talks about what it takes to make your own soap and a variety of cheeses, yogurt, butter, buttermilk, and meat. She also discusses whey and milk as fertilizer, as well as the basics of composting. Never buy fertilizer again!
Modern Homesteading

Available In:

North Carolina, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage
Maryland, Workshop time to be determined
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined
Kansas, Workshop time to be determined

Extended: Wool: From farm to fiber folk

Whether you’re a shepherd or a fiber worker, wool can enrich your life. This daylong workshop focuses on connecting (and creating better communication between) the people who produce wool and those who use it, in all its multiple varieties. Sessions include fleece selection, evaluation, value-added wool products, and more! Note: An extra pass is required for this workshop. Space is limited, get your passes today
Modern Homesteading Hands On

Available In:

Oregon, Workshop time to be determined
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined