Online Homesteading Courses

online homesteading courses headerWebinars and other online courses are great tools for homesteaders. Homesteaders who live in remote, rural areas will find online courses particularly useful. Online courses can fill community knowledge gaps that homesteaders might only have been able to fill through community college classes, conventions, or meetups.

Dozens of courses in areas that will interest the typical homesteader are available at reasonable prices. The industry is so successful, in fact, that there’s plenty of incorrect and poorly constructed webinars out there. We’ve compiled a list of useful, interesting courses, taught by qualified instructors, which are run by trustworthy sites and companies.

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Carpentry

Instructor: Luke Goodhue
Price: $19.99

Learn to mill your own wood for carpentry and construction projects. Includes seven video lessons, reading materials, and Q&A with instructor.

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Instructor: Dale Barnard
Price: $34.99

Learn how to build tools and implements that are essential for any woodworking shop. Includes seven video lessons, reading materials, and Q&A.

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Gardening

Instructor: Bill Thorness
Price: $24.99

Year-round gardening tips for homesteaders of every kind. Includes seven video lessons, Q&A with instructor, and reading materials.

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Instructor: Doug Green
Price: $39.99

Tips to improve health, yield, and hardiness of vegetable crops. Includes seven video lessons, reading materials, and classmate chat.

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Instructor: Ellen Ogden
Price: $14.99

Combine crop cultivation with design principles and landscape architecture. Includes seven video lessons, Q&A with instructor, and reading materials.

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Instructor: Jodi Torpey
Cost: $24.99

Grow vegetables in pots, planters, and other confined spaces. Useful for urban homesteaders. Includes seven video lessons, Q&A with instructor, and reading materials.

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Instructor: Andy Chapman et al
Price: $19.99

Learn how to construct, plant, and care for crops in a raised-bed vegetable planter. Includes seven video lessons, Q&A with instructors, and reading materials.

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Instructor: Bill Thorness
Price:$24.99

How to grow vegetables perennially by using season extension. Includes seven video lessons, Q&A with instructor, and reading materials.

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Instructor: Stefani Bittner
Price: $39.99

How to grow lettuce, kale, and other greens across all seasons. Includes eight video lessons, Q&A with instructor, and reading materials.

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General

Instructors: Various
Price: $147.00

The team behind the homesteading documentary Beyond Off Grid assembled this course, which features more than 45 hours’ worth of courses on a wide variety of homesteading topics.

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Herbalism

Instructor: Not Listed
Prices: $65.00 – $299.00

Each course includes recipes, home remedies, instructions for beauty products, and much more. Includes video lessons, learning resources, access to instructors and fellow students and discounts.

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Instructor: Not Listed
Price: $198.33/month

This course is intended for accomplished herbalists who want to establish a successful business. Includes video lessons, learning resources, access to instructors and fellow students, and discounts.

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Instructor: Not Listed
Price: $387.00/month

The course starts with the theory and practical skills of herbalist practice, and teaches medical ethics and the legal requirements of practicing herbalism professionally.

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Instructor: Not Listed
Price: Free

This free course teaches the basics of herbalism and the materia medica catalog method. Includes video lessons, learning resources, access to instructors and fellow students, and discounts.

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Livestock

Instructor: Chad Hudspeth
Price: $197.00

Learn the basics of aquaponic gardening and raising fish in your backyard. Includes video lectures, Q&A with instructors, and learning materials.

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Instructor: Kari Spencer
Price: $97.00

Learn how to raise and care for farm animals (like chickens and goats)  and cultivate their products (eggs, cheese, milk) in an urban setting.

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Instructor: Michael Jordan
Price: $49.00

Learn what it takes to keep a beehive on your homestead, and basic tools of the trade. Includes six lessons, forums, and reading materials.

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Permaculture


Instructor: Nick Ferguson
Price: $350.00

This course teaches the fundamentals of plant propagation. Learn how to turn a few plants into a forest. Includes ten lessons and forums.

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Instructor: Michael Vertrees
Price: $1,500.00

Learn how to reintroduce microbes, minerals, and other essentials to depleted soil. Includes twenty lessons, reading and learning materials, and forums.

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Instructor: Toby Hemenway
Price: $167.00

Learn the permaculture best practices that are most applicable to urban settings including and beyond your garden and block. Your garden will grow its best.

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Instructor: Toby Hemenway
Price: Not listed

This course teaches the fundamentals of permaculture. The course counts as ten credit hours towards a Diploma in Permaculture.

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Instructor: Bill McDorman
Price: $47.00

Learn which seeds to reserve and crossbreed from your garden. Includes seven classes, monthly Q&A with instructor, reading materials, and learning resources.

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Instructor: Kari Spencer
Price: $47.00

Learn how to grow substantial crops in an urban setting. Includes seven classes, online forums, periodic live Q&A with instructor, and learning materials.

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Soapmaking

Instructor: Not Listed
Price: $75.00

Learn the theory and practice of soapmaking. This course will teach you how to create your own soap recipes, instead of depending on others’.

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Instructor: Not Listed
Price: £127.00

This course is geared towards soapmakers who want to run a soapmaking business. Students learn soapmaking processes and business best practices.

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Textiles

Instructor: Ann Petersen
Price: $39.99

Learn how to make large quilting projects on a small home sewing machine. Includes eight video lessons, reading materials, and Q&A with instructor.

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Instructor: Andi Perejda
Price: $29.99

Learn the fundamentals of hand quilting, an heirloom technique that does not require a machine. Includes nine video lessons, reading materials, and Q&A.

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Instructor: Joe Cunningham
Price: $39.99

Learn how to make a quilt without a pattern or guide. Collect scraps and start right away. Includes seven video lessons, reading materials, and Q&A.

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Instructor: Gail Yellen
Price: $19.99

Learn forty techniques useful to the home sewer. Fix damaged clothing and make new pieces. Includes eight video lessons, reading materials, and Q&A.

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Instructor: Susan Stewart
Price: $39.99

Learn how to apply and replicate heirloom sewing techniques on a home machine. Includes nine video lessons, reading materials, and Q&A with instructor.

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Instructor: Anne Hanson
Price: $29.99

Learn essential finishing techniques for hand knitting projects. Includes eight video lessons, reading materials, and Q&A with instructor.

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Instructor: Clara Parkes
Price: $24.99

Learn to pick the right yarn for every knitting project. Includes seven video lessons, reading materials, and Q&A with instructor.

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Instructor: Janet Dawson
Price: $29.99

This course teaches the basics of weaving with a loom. Includes twelve video lessons, reading materials, and Q&A with instructor.

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Instructor: Amy King
Price: $19.99

This fundamentals course will teach you the basic of spinning yarn with a wheel. Includes seven video lessons, reading materials, and Q&A with instructor.

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Instructor: Esther Rodgers
Price: $19.99

Learn the right way to prepare the fiber that you spin into yarn. Includes six video lessons, reading materials, and Q&A with instructor.

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