DIY Homesteader Festival is creating A festival site and farm + forest education retreat.
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Two city kids, with passions at odds - one a computer whiz, the other a teacher-plant-lover - but both, deeply in love with nature and each other. Sometimes we call the ground the floor… ‘cause we’re city folk by nature. But, we are on this journey of learning, teaching and connecting, because we are nature folk at heart. Together, we steward Cityfolk Farm, home to the DIY Homesteader Festival community, where we host a bi-annual festival and seasonal homesteading workshops.

The DIY Homesteader Fest is a one-of-a-kind Manitoban event, that offers people a fun, and connected way to learn important skills they can bring into their modern life. The festival started with the hope that, given the right environment, people would want to take the leap to learn these once common skills – from food preservation to raising chickens to herbal medicine. And now, after several years, it’s become so much more. It’s a community. It’s a place for folks to come out, year-round, to experience nature and spend time connecting with a like-minded folks – and to let their inner homesteader shine.

Do you have the heart of a homesteader? By becoming a patron of the fest, you will help us cultivate an amazing space for this community - to host the festival and workshops, and house participants in a campground and sustainable cottages - so that more children, families, and individuals can learn how to be more self-sufficient, and do so on a gorgeous 80 acre farm, within community. Because we believe in homesteading, not alone-steading. 




Rewards
Seed
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to exclusive homesteading posts here on Patreon, your name in the next community email, your copy of the Heart of a Homesteader printable PDF, AND the warm feeling that you’re helping us to share important skills and experiences with this growing community! *The cost of half a bulb of local garlic!
Sprout
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Sprout some homesteader inspiration with our beautifully designed monthly phone wallpaper series. Pop these beautiful, professional photos onto your phone each month - maybe dig into that topic a bit during the month, or just get warm and fuzzy homesteader feelings each time you look at your phone and see darling dairy goats, a happy hen, an inviting fire, and more. Includes Seed rewards. *The cost of 1lb of organic parsnips!
Leaf
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Join the inner circle. Get the insider scoop on upcoming workshops and events before they go public. AND invite our amazing festival teachers to your kitchen table with our beautifully designed monthly PDF recipe cards. Get recipes and tips from the kitchens and homesteads of fest teachers. Learn how to prepare firewood, season cast iron, whip up amazing coconut quinoa pudding, and more. Includes Seed & Sprout rewards. *The cost of 2lbs of organic potatoes!
Flower
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Festival tote. Beautifully designed bi-monthly resources including awesome offerings like Rooted Magazine (online), Seasonal Wild-crafting Wheel, Menu Planning Guide, and more. Includes Seed, Sprout & Leaf rewards.


Festival tote is gifted after three months of patronage.

Stem
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Festival tee. Join us and a small group of fest folks for a wild walk and lunch here at Cityfolk Farm. Access to any workshop videos that we produce. All of the Seed, Sprout, Leaf & Flower rewards.


Month 1:tote, Month 3:tee, Month 5+: wild walk 

Root
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Join any one workshop of your choice (up to $200 value), with some special Root Patron perks. Private wild walk and lunch for you and a friend here at Cityfolk Farm. All of the Seed, Sprout, Leaf, Flower & Stem rewards.


Month 1: tote, Month 2: tee, Month 4+: wild walk, Month 7+: workshop 

Goals
$0 of $2,000 per month
This will get us started on a platform and bell tent village, so community members can stay out at the farm for hands-on learning experiences and events.
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Two city kids, with passions at odds - one a computer whiz, the other a teacher-plant-lover - but both, deeply in love with nature and each other. Sometimes we call the ground the floor… ‘cause we’re city folk by nature. But, we are on this journey of learning, teaching and connecting, because we are nature folk at heart. Together, we steward Cityfolk Farm, home to the DIY Homesteader Festival community, where we host a bi-annual festival and seasonal homesteading workshops.

The DIY Homesteader Fest is a one-of-a-kind Manitoban event, that offers people a fun, and connected way to learn important skills they can bring into their modern life. The festival started with the hope that, given the right environment, people would want to take the leap to learn these once common skills – from food preservation to raising chickens to herbal medicine. And now, after several years, it’s become so much more. It’s a community. It’s a place for folks to come out, year-round, to experience nature and spend time connecting with a like-minded folks – and to let their inner homesteader shine.

Do you have the heart of a homesteader? By becoming a patron of the fest, you will help us cultivate an amazing space for this community - to host the festival and workshops, and house participants in a campground and sustainable cottages - so that more children, families, and individuals can learn how to be more self-sufficient, and do so on a gorgeous 80 acre farm, within community. Because we believe in homesteading, not alone-steading. 




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Rewards
Seed
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to exclusive homesteading posts here on Patreon, your name in the next community email, your copy of the Heart of a Homesteader printable PDF, AND the warm feeling that you’re helping us to share important skills and experiences with this growing community! *The cost of half a bulb of local garlic!
Sprout
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Sprout some homesteader inspiration with our beautifully designed monthly phone wallpaper series. Pop these beautiful, professional photos onto your phone each month - maybe dig into that topic a bit during the month, or just get warm and fuzzy homesteader feelings each time you look at your phone and see darling dairy goats, a happy hen, an inviting fire, and more. Includes Seed rewards. *The cost of 1lb of organic parsnips!
Leaf
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Join the inner circle. Get the insider scoop on upcoming workshops and events before they go public. AND invite our amazing festival teachers to your kitchen table with our beautifully designed monthly PDF recipe cards. Get recipes and tips from the kitchens and homesteads of fest teachers. Learn how to prepare firewood, season cast iron, whip up amazing coconut quinoa pudding, and more. Includes Seed & Sprout rewards. *The cost of 2lbs of organic potatoes!
Flower
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Festival tote. Beautifully designed bi-monthly resources including awesome offerings like Rooted Magazine (online), Seasonal Wild-crafting Wheel, Menu Planning Guide, and more. Includes Seed, Sprout & Leaf rewards.


Festival tote is gifted after three months of patronage.

Stem
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Festival tee. Join us and a small group of fest folks for a wild walk and lunch here at Cityfolk Farm. Access to any workshop videos that we produce. All of the Seed, Sprout, Leaf & Flower rewards.


Month 1:tote, Month 3:tee, Month 5+: wild walk 

Root
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Join any one workshop of your choice (up to $200 value), with some special Root Patron perks. Private wild walk and lunch for you and a friend here at Cityfolk Farm. All of the Seed, Sprout, Leaf, Flower & Stem rewards.


Month 1: tote, Month 2: tee, Month 4+: wild walk, Month 7+: workshop