Beekeeping 101


Sat, 05/06/2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Join Yard to Market Co-op at TreeHouse for an introduction to Beekeeping. We will learn the biology, behavior and domestication of the European Honey Bee. We will look at Langstroth hives as well as Top Bar hives and learn all the essential gear you need to get you going on the journey of beekeeping.
Our instructor John J. Swan owns Wicked Bee Removal as well as maintaining his own apiary and producing organic honey for local retailers. He is president of the Travis County Beekeepers association and is an advanced member of the Texas Master Beekeepers Program.


Permaculture Design Course: Two Week Intensive

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Mon, 06/02/2014 - 9:00am to Sun, 06/15/2014 - 5:00pm

This Permaculture Design Certificate signifies completion of the 72-hour curriculum set forth by Bill Mollison in “Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual.” This is not a vocational certificate. But the permaculture design skill-set is so practical, and so much needed in today’s world, that you can consider the course a kind of “universal vocational training.”


Biotechture Training Potluck

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Biotechture Training specializes in sustainability, putting together the systems you need to reduce your dependence on money, learn to live off-grid, and live free. BT teaches courses in natural building with hybrid earthships / monolithic domes, organic food growing with aquaponics, water recycling, power production, geothermal cooling /heating, and alternative energies. Leslie’s Homesteading Community is the site where Biotechture

Biotechture Training will be holding a hands-on training build of a geodesic aquaponics greenhouse starting January 5th, 2013.

Potluck date: 

Friday, 4 January 2013 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm


PLEASE BRING your favorite food and drink to share, (host will provide water and tea), eating utensils, and camp chairs if you have them.


(about 45 minutes from Central Austin)
71 E
Right at FM20 towards Lockhart
Right at Earl Callahan (google has this marked as CR 218/Gaines Rd)
Left on Dairy Rd.
Property is on the Left, enter gate by the mail box.



Leslie’s Homesteading Community
187 Dairy Rd.
78612 Cedar Creek , TX
United States
30° 2' 47.7996" N, 97° 25' 40.4256" W
Texas US






The Funky Chicken Coop Tour® Presents: Mad City Chickens Movie


Sat, 03/03/2012 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Callahan’s General Store will be hosting a kick off event for Austin’s fourth annual Funky Chicken Coop Tour. The Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow will provide a special screening of Mad City Chickens at 7:00 PM. Mad City Chickens is a sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical look at the people who keep urban chickens in their backyards.


The Funky Chicken Coop Tour®


Sat, 04/07/2012 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

On Saturday, April 7, 2012, Austin-area poultry keepers will open their backyards to the public for the fourth year in a row to show off their chickens and their urban coops. Visitors to the tour sites will see how recycled materials can be transformed into a low-cost coop or how a design-conscious coop can enhance the beauty of a landscape. The tour hosts will be on hand to share their experiences with chicken care, coop design, maintaining harmony among the chickens, people and other pets, and more.


Call for Coops for The Funky Chicken Coop Tour®


Sun, 12/11/2011 (All day)
Sun, 12/18/2011 (All day)
Sun, 12/25/2011 (All day)
Sun, 01/01/2012 (All day)
Sun, 01/08/2012 (All day)
Sun, 01/15/2012 (All day)
Sun, 01/22/2012 (All day)

The Funky Chicken Coop Tour® is looking for backyard poultry enthusiasts to open up their backyards and show off their coops for the 4th annual event being held Saturday, April 7, 2012. The self-guided tour will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, rain or shine. If you are interested in showing your coop, volunteering or being a sponsor for the tour, visit our website,, and complete your application today.   Coop Host Application Deadline: January 22, 2012.


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