Every time I post on social media that I’ll be speaking at a conference in various parts of the country, someone (or a few someones) will ask if I’m going to start doing webinars so that they can attend without having to travel. So, after lots of planning and getting my Internet upgraded, I’m excited to say that I’m doing it!
The first webinar will be held at 8 p.m. central time, Monday night, February 2, and it’s based on one of my most popular talks, which I’ve presented across the country, from Pennsylvania to Washington State. It will be 90 minutes long, which is about half an hour longer than when I usually present it in person at conferences and other events.
Homesteading 101 will cover the basics of modern homesteading:
- Finding your homestead, whether in the city or country
- Sustainable gardening
- Choosing livestock for your homestead
Homesteading in the 21st century does not mean free land or moving to the middle of nowhere with a mule and 40 acres. Many people today are living more sustainable lives by producing some of their own food, whether they have a garden for fresh tomatoes or a few hens for eggs. This webinar is designed to get you thinking about where you can homestead, how to start a sustainable garden, and which animals might fit into your life to provide you with eggs, milk, meat, and fiber.
What’s the webinar environment like?
It is very similar to attending an in person seminar, except that you will be sitting in front of your computer, rather than traveling to a conference. You’ll hear my voice through your computer speakers, and you’ll see my PowerPoint slide presentation on your screen. And no, you don’t have to have PowerPoint on your computer.
Can participants ask question?
Yes! You can use your keyboard to ask questions during the presentation. Participants are not able to talk because the quality of the sound for everyone is drastically diminished, and if a baby started crying or a dog started barking, we’d all hear it.
Do I have to download anything to my computer?
I’ll be using AnyMeeting, and one reason I like it is that as a participant, you do not have to download anything onto your computer to participate. Simply click on the link that is sent to you when you register, and it will take you to the webpage where the webinar is happening. But don’t share that link with anyone because it is uniquely yours!
How do I know if my Internet connection is fast enough?
Click here to run a speed test. If your download speed is at least 1 mbps, you should be able to participate.
What if my husband (or wife) wants to watch it with me and is working that night?
No problem! It will be recorded, and you’ll have online access so you can watch it again and again.
What is the cost, and how do I register?
Tuition is $19. Click here to register.
What if I’m not able to watch the webinar after I register, or if my computer has problems, or if I just don’t like the webinar?
No problem! You can get a 100% refund within seven days. If, within the week after you participate in the webinar you decide that it wasn’t what you had wanted, you can receive a full refund. And don’t forget that you can watch the recorded webinar again, if something happened during the live webinar that kept you from being able to participate in the whole thing — like if you had to run out in the middle because a goat was giving birth.
What topics will be covered in future webinars?
Great question! And I’d love to have your opinion on the answer. Click here to choose the topics you want to hear next!
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