More Sun. Sept. 8 Tour Day details:
Come discover how a turn-of-the-century farmstead is being retrofitted and renovated with green design principles. Tour the gardens, see a 10kW wind turbine and various solar thermal and PV systems in action, explore how an old granary became a strawbale greenhouse, watch a solar oven harness the power of the sun.
Sat. Sept. 7 - Intensive Workshop:
How to Start a B&B Intensive:
Living the Farm Hospitality Dream-- Inn Serendipity
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00
Cost: $50 per person; $25 for second attendee from the same family. $10 discount for B&B guests staying one or more nights.
Dream of starting a B&B, particularly one that incorporates your passion for fresh food, sustainability and helping guests reconnect with the land? Come for a behind-the-scenes intensive session at Inn Serendipity with Lisa Kivirist, bringing to life her family's 17 years experience running this acclaimed farmstay B&B. Start-up issues, site selection, marketing, menu design, income diversification will be explored. Attendees also receive a complimentary copy of Lisa and John's book, ECOpreneuring, a resource for launching your green business dream ($17.95 value). Limited to 10 people.
Sustainable Living in the 21st Century -- Inn Serendipity
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost: $30 per person. $10 discount for B&B guests staying one or more nights.
Experience a "hands-on" approach to sustainable living by spending an afternoon at Inn Serendipity. This workshop includes a detailed hands-on tour of the farm, gardens, straw bale greenhouse and various renewable energy systems. Topics Include: buying farm property; sustainable gardening; using renewable energy; developing a diversified business from a rural setting; raising a family on the farm. (Note: This is a longer, more detailed farm tour than is offered at the Soil Sisters public tour on
Sun. Sept. 8).
Contact Lisa Kivirist to register or with any questions: email@example.com.
Registration detail: Workshop fees must be paid for in advance and are non-refundable after Aug. 18.