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Building the Inputs Free Farmstead with Shawn & Beth Dougherty


Building the Inputs Free Farmstead with Shawn & Beth Dougherty

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Warren County Fairgrounds

Front Royal, Virginia



The Doughertys have spent twenty-six years turning trash land into a beautiful, resilient, regenerative homestead. They grow or harvest 90 – 95 % of their food, feed for their livestock, and soil fertility. Grazing dairy ruminants, farm-fed pigs, working chickens, whole-farm integrated cropping, and, especially, intensive grass management are at the heart of their independent farmstead. Starting with the original solar cells (plants) the Doughertys will walk participants through the steps to turning your property into a food-secure regenerative farmstead without all of the costs of off-farm inputs.

COST: $90
CLASS SIZE: Unlimited 
WHAT TO BRING: Paper, pen or pencil and clipboard (for notes)

General Workshop Details

Workshops happen RAIN OR SHINE!

Your teacher will be in touch with you a week or two before your workshop to let you know what you need to bring along with any other information you may need to know before the workshop.


They are pre-conference workshops that begin on Thursday, October 6th, the day BEFORE the conference. Classes begin a 9 AM. Lunch break will be at noon. You can pack a lunch or food will be available on the fairgrounds. Ending times are generally late afternoon but vary between classes, student participation, and Q&A time. 

Payment Details

Please note that these workshops are separate from conference tickets. Conference tickets are sold out but you do not need a ticket to attend a workshop! You will NOT get a physical or digital ticket with your purchase. Attendee lists are sent to the teachers and they will do a roll-call prior to class. 

Workshops are NON-REFUNDABLE, so please be kind to other students that might be interested and make sure you can attend! 

    1. ALL WORKSHOPS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, so please make sure you can ATTEND! Workshops are RAIN OR SHINE!
    2. Send any questions to thehomestead @
    3. Please note that by purchasing tickets you are waiving all liability rights. Homesteaders of America LLC and Homesteaders of America Virginia LLC are not responsible for any liabilities or injuries that may occur during these workshops, on or off-site.