Get Your Hands Dirty, Become a Producer!

“Gather July 9 – 16 on historic Linnaea Farm, Cortes Island, for their annual ORGANIC MARKET GARDEN WORKSHOP.”

You’ve dreamed of making a life and right livelihood growing food and maybe even raising livestock, but are unsure of how to take the next step. This summer, Linnaea Farm offers a hands-on week-long program inoculating you with ideas and techniques to get your garden growing.

Whether you have just a few pots with herbs on your apartment balcony or are a full-on commercial market garden professional, you’ll go home with the skills and know how to efficiently and effectively grow your own food and reduce dependence on imported foods, enhancing your own food security!

The time has never been more ripe to nourish a literacy for breaking the cycles of an unsustainable culture. The world is starved for people able to enrich the planet while improving soil and human ecology.

Topics include:
• Sense of Place
• Phenology
• Planning & Marketing
• Seed Sowing & Saving
• Record Keeping
• Animal Husbandry
• Compost & Making the Most of Soil
• Pests & Weeds
• Practical Permaculture & Year Round Cropping

Linnaea Article_1.2During this popular program days are filled with lectures and hands-on training in the field, reinforcing and giving context to the lessons.

Options include being housed in a spacious farmhouse overlooking picturesque Gunflint Lake and surrounded by the pristine wilderness of Cortes Island. The eight-bedroom house offers private rooms with shared amenities, a well-equipped kitchen to prepare your meals and a library full of books on organic agriculture.

Come get your hands dirty and become a producer!

Limited space available, just a few spots left.

Pricing Options*

Take the course, including farm accommodation, and 3 meals: $1400
Take the course and stay off the farm: $950

($100 deposit required to hold your space)

*In the event you cancel 30 days prior to the start of the course, 50% will be refunded.



Linnaea Article_1.3Coming later this season, Linnaea Farm’s PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE, September 25 – October 8, with Rick Valley, Brent Howieson, and Jodi Peters.


Linnaea Farm is committed to organic, sustainable agriculture, food security and educational programs. Located in the heart of Cortes Island next to pristine Gunflint lake, charitable, not for profit Linnaea is looked after by eight resident stewards and home to sheep, cattle, chickens and abundant wildlife.

Its 315 acres supply Cortes Island’s Natural Foods Co-op with organically grown produce and meat year round. Local families are supported in spring and summer with fresh weekly Community Supported Agriculture produce. The farm also has a regular booth stocked with the tastiest seasonal offerings at the Friday farmer’s market visited by residents and visitors. It sells out every week! Linnaea’s farm gate roadside stand is well stocked with veggie and flower starts ready for planting.


For more information on Linnaea Farm visit their Storehouse page.

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