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iLOGIC Homestead Incubation Program

Shower house building project.
Shower house building project.

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Shower house building project.
Shower house building project.

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Completed high tunnel repair.
Completed high tunnel repair.

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Shower house building project.
Shower house building project.

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BUILDING THE SKILLS FOR
SUSTAINABLE STEWARDSHIP

THE PROGRAM

The iLOGIC Homestead Incubation Program has been running a private on-site pilot program for 3 years.  This pilot phase has allowed us to identify the needs of our participants, hone our program and develop a curriculum.  Our goal is to support the holistic growth and development of African American homesteaders reclaiming their relationships with the land in the 21st century.

Equipment Training
Equipment Training

Judes learns to drive the tractor to till the garden and move logs needed for fence building.

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Wood working
Wood working

Participant Shanna Lee learns to measure and cut wood for window boxes in the cabin.

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Cottage Industry
Cottage Industry

Teas up for sale at the local Farmer's Market.

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Equipment Training
Equipment Training

Judes learns to drive the tractor to till the garden and move logs needed for fence building.

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Aspects of our training include:

  • Learning and mastery of basic homestead tasks

  • Power tool skill development

  • Building and maintenance skill development

  • Gardening - Seed to table 

  • Market gardening - Seed to sale

  • Small animal husbandry

    • Dogs​

    • Chickens

  • Communing with nature

  • Goal development and planning

  • Farm/Homestead planning

  • Land acquisition training including:

    • Traditional land/home buying process​

    • Alternative land/home buying options

    • Land reading skill development

  • Documentation and record-keeping of experiences

  • Community building and team building

  • Cottage industry planning and development

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Click here to contribute to our

lodging fund for on-site programs.

THE PROCESS

The iLOGIC learning community is a series of small cohorts that take on studies of their interest and grow together; led by a facilitator who is practiced in the field.

Classes are offered by a variety of facilitators, who are stationed across the US and around the world.  Online Cohorts are small groups of 25 learners or less who gather online on a regular basis to learn about a chosen topic with a facilitator who has studied in the field for a minimum of 5 years. 

 

Facilitators will guide cohorts toward a shared goal set collaboratively by the group and guided by the facilitator.  Cohorts will meet online via zoom for a set number of classes.  Upon completion of the class, facilitators will choose up to 10 participants to form a Legacy Cohort which will meet at Solomon's Garden for on-site immersion programs. 

Legacy Cohort Members are recommended by facilitators to participate in 3-5 day workshops and retreats held at Solomon's Garden. Admission to a Legacy Cohort must be approved by the committee of lead facilitators and Residential Land Stewards.  Once admission has been approved, selected participants will be invited to register for classes during the open registration period.

 

Legacy Cohorts are small groups of no more than 10 participants who will apply the skills they have learned during the online cohort to a practical application on the land.  Their project will be their legacy - a contribution to the Global Village Headquarters that will benefit those who come after them.  

 

Cohorts create their own class schedules. 

 

Each course will consist of:

  • Minimum 4, one hour Zoom Calls w/ Facilitator

  • Study guides & resources for further study

  • Collective scheduling of on-line classes

  • Participation on site at Solomon's Garden* 

Learners may also design a class of their own interest, suggest facilitators or register to become an iLOGIC facilitator.

*Legacy Cohorts Only

UPCOMING CLASSES

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