Welcome to Gartur Stitch Farm School

Traditional Skills for Modern Lives

About Gartur Stitch Farm School

Traditional Skills for Modern Lives

From sourdough to cheesemaking, gardening to beekeeping, Gartur Stitch Farm School focuses on practical skills that enhance modern lives.

Connect with other makers and growers from all around the world who are passionate about rolling up their sleeves and leading lives that put making at the heart.

The Farm School is an ever evolving network of online courses and events where we share our passions and skills for making. Our central question is always

How can our household be a unit of production in the world, rather than just one of consumption?

Our tag line is "A Life in the Making" which sums up our day to day pretty well. Whenever possible, you will find us making stuff - be it food, soap, spoons or just a big ol' mess. Through our online and on farm workshops, we try to share what we've learned along the way - the successes AND the failures. However, we have busy lives with three kids on top of the farm to manage (and two 'off farm' full time jobs), so it's crucial everything we do is done in a way that fits into modern life.

What's Included?

At its heart, the Gartur Stitch Farm School is a learning community.

Our courses are designed to demystify "old fashioned" skills and strip them back to basics so they can fit into our modern, busy lives.

We include a range of written, photographic and video content in every course to help you learn as if we were gathered here on the farm.

You can join a range of individual courses or sign up to the Homesteader's Annual, our membership and get access to all of the online courses, monthly zoom workshops and more!

Community Learning.

Connect with others on the community forum, share ideas, participate in discussions, and so much more! Members can post, comment, and ask questions. 

Get alerts and updates on new content and information. Use the messaging portal to communicate with individuals. Join groups to find people with similar interests and life styles!

Our Online Courses.

  • Everyday Sourdough: Level One
  • Everyday Sourdough: Level Two
  • Natural Home & Beauty
  • Intro to Cheesemaking
  • The Homestead Garden
  • Soapmaking 101
  • Keeping a Dairy Animal
  • Intro to Beekeeping
  • Intro to Poultry Keeping
  • Intro to Fermentation
  • Canning and Preserving
  • Handmade Holidays

The Homesteader's Annual

The Homesteader's Annual is our access all areas membership that includes

  • Instant access to all 16 of our existing online courses and new courses for 2022 (spoiler alert: we will be adding courses on homebrewing & soil)
  • Access to our online monthly makealongs

  • A digital subscription to Life in the Making Quarterly

  • 20% discount code for all shop products and On Farm Events and Workshops.  And, you can use this discount as often during the year as you would like (not redeemable in conjunction with other promotional discounts).

  • Access to our Homesteader’s Annual online community. This is a community of people who want to roll up their sleeves and get hands on with their lives.