Ladies Homestead Gathering

Ladies’ Homestead Gathering Retreat at Foxfire in October, 2011

Ladies’ Homestead Gathering Retreat at Foxfire in October, 2011

Two years ago, I had the privilege of having coffee with Dr. Hamlin, a horticulturalist and organic farming advocate.  It was with some trepidation that I shared my dreams of creating an educational homestead.  Dr. Hamlin believed in what I was trying to do, encouraged my endeavors, and gently pushed me when my fears of inadequacy began to cripple my efforts.  I will forever be grateful to her for her friendship and continued encouragement.

Every woman with a dream needs someone who believes in them and in their ability to achieve those dreams.

I’ve had countless women who’ve visited the farm and time after time they’ve shared their heart’s desire…”I want to homestead.  Where do I begin?  How do I run my homestead more efficiently?  Can I really do this and succeed?”

Because of Dr. Hamlin’s example and because homesteading is such a passion of mine, I could no longer ignore the inner voice that pushed me to provide an avenue for networking and encouragement as each of us pursues the dream of homesteading.

And so, thus began the formation of the Ladies’ Homestead Gathering.  My goal and desire is to provide a haven where we can share new ideas, celebrate victories, re-think perceived failures, and cultivate friendships with other women who are like-minded.

All women are welcome who have a dream, calling, or desire to homestead.  It doesn’t matter if you’re single or married, in the planning phase or a veteran homesteader – each one has something to contribute or gain from coming together.

When: 4th Thursday of each month

Where: Furr Lane Community Center   1357 Furr Lane, Statham  30666

Time: 6:30 – 7pm    Social Time

7:00 – 9 pm    Formal Gathering

Be sure to check the Ladies’ Homestead Gathering Calendar to read about the agenda for each month’s meeting.

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Because we have so little time together, I’m respectfully asking that no children attend these gatherings.  If you have any questions, please contact me at


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