Welcome to Homestead How-To's online school. We offer self-directed courses that help you to lead a more rustic & self-reliant life.

Thanks for joining us on this learning adventure!

As we grow our school, you'll see more courses launched in the three areas that we also cover on our blog (www.homesteadhow-to.com):

Grow your own Food

One of the best ways to be more self-reliant is by growing food for yourself and you family. Our gardening courses help you to get started, and increase your impact.

Cook & Preserve

Learn how to cook from scratch with the food you grow and source, as well as how to preserve and set aside food to save money and feed your family year-round.


The more you can make yourself, the less you have to rely on others to do it for you. Our DIY courses will help you to gain the skills and knowledge you need to do more for yourself around the house.

Hi, I’m Carrie.

Like many of you, I am a part-time homesteader with my family. We live on a small plot of land in Vermont where we grow many of our own vegetables, heat with wood, get electricity from solar, and raise bees.

I'm also an educator, with a PhD focused on Adult Learning and Curriculum Design. I love taking topics that are important to my audience and creating meaningful and effective learning experiences around them.

A lifelong learner at heart, I am constantly adding to the list of things I want to know more about. And once I feel confident I've got them down, I truly enjoy passing them on.

I'm honored to teach you what I know,
and what I'm constantly learning!