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Back to the Land: traditional foods, foraging, & farming

Back to the Land is a level 1 training with a strong focus on building culinary technique, understanding traditional diets, and merging the forest & the farm for optimal health and wellness. Spanning over 3 days, we will spend lots of time in the kitchen as well as outdoors, enjoying the garden, spring fed pond, and the forest.

the weekend of august 29th through august 31st, 2014 

Three Lily Farm and I have cleared our schedules, and added this August weekend due to many requests after the first weekend quickly sold out! 

It's time to reconnect with the land and learn to live simply, eat properly, and work with nature's most valuable resources.

Enjoy a weekend of education and inspiration that you can put into immediate action and improve the life of those you love!

Join Chef Frank Giglio and myself on Three Lily Farm in Midcoast Maine. Enjoy an active, hands-on culinary centered weekend focused around traditional diets and seasonal eating.

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weekend includes:

7 locally centered organic meals

Saturday Evening Special Guest Lecture with Daniel Vitalis

Swimming in our Spring Fed Pond

Chocolate, plenty of chocolate!

Recipe Book including all classes and meals from the weekend

Foraging & Nature Hikes

Frank's specialty lacto-fermented Birch Soda



Basic food principles of traditional diets and how to properly prepare the food you eat

How to incorporate wild foods into your daily diet

Knife skills, ingredient selection, and flavor balancing

How to implement seasonal foods into your daily diet

Basic butchering, fermentation, and cheese making


a sample day

7:30 am - Bulletproof Coffee, Chaga tea, Local Fruit-Yogurt Smoothies

8:00 am - Joint Mobilization with Daniel Vitalis

9:00 am - All about Eggs

10:00 am - Into the Garden (building raised beds, planting seedlings)

12-2 pm - Lunch and Break

2 pm - Cheese Making or Sauerkraut Instruction

3 pm - Begin Dinner Prep

4:30 pm - Start a primitive fire

6 pm - Dinner

7 pm - Fireside Talk with Daniel & Frank

8-9 pm Hang out by the camp fire