Martinsville, Virginia

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The Sustainable Homestead Institute

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The Sustainable Homestead Institute is a non-profit organization committed to sustainable development, ecological land design, and nature reliance education. Since our inception, students have transformed barren hay fields into a research farm producing honey, rotationally grazed beef and mutton, free-range eggs, pastured meat poultry, heirloom apples, timber products, and biodynamic vegetables started from seed in our commercial greenhouse. The Sustainable Homestead Institute showcases regenerative design to provide an immersive experience in the skills of our ancestors to understand how relevant those skills still are to the modern homestead and living with the land.

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