Bring the family for 3 days of camping in a beautiful natural setting surrounded by forest, bluffs, nature trails, and hand-crafted solar-powered homes and meeting places. Share a sustainable outdoor lifestyle and help prepare then eat delicious meals. Take part in workshops on food preservation, cooking methods, diet choices and nutrition, native forest foods and medicines, wood stove and cast iron cooking, butchering, and fermented foods including kefir, kombucha, mead, sauerkraut, sour dough, cheese, and more, taught by instructors from a wide background of expertise and experience. Explore the political, social, and ecological implications of food and agriculture. The kids will plant a Three Sisters Garden, hike on forest trails, play outdoor games, and learn about good food, plants, critters, and the forest. On Saturday prepare sourdough pizzas to bake in a wood-fired clay oven and party the night away under the stars with a fire, music, and wonderful people. Contact: Carol Kimmons Sequatchie Valley Institute (423)949-5922 /4598; email firstname.lastname@example.org ***** Date: April 28-30, 2017 Place: Sequatchie Valley Institute 1233 Cartwright Loop, Whitwell, TN 37397--between Dunlap and Whitwell, 45 minutes from Chattanooga. Cost: The income-based sliding scale for the three-day event is $100-$200. Saturday only: $40-$100. Children under 9 yrs free, 10-16 yrs $10-$40/day. This includes nutritious meals, all workshops, children's programs, and rustic camping. Work trade is available. For more information, contact: 423-949-5922/ email@example.com or see www.svionline.org for information and reservations.