Gilroy Homestead

Holistic Veterans is sharing global skills with local communities to create the next generation of self reliant, skillfull, sovereign leaders. 

On our two acre farm in Gilroy, Ca we'll be creating a permaculture oasis lush with a wide variety of edibles, medicinals, soil-builders, and other supportive plant, animal, and insect species. During the process of transformation we'll be teaching teens, adults, and families how to create bio-diverse, off-grid, self-supportive ecosystems that are sustainable for life in every way.

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We'll be teaching every step from design to implementation of permaculture systems.

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Included in every weekend workshop will also be community time for activities such as playing sand volleyball, shooting bows in the archery range, making food together, as well as music circles around the fire pit.

On the property is also a double wide mobile home that we'll be renovating together over the course of many months.

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LIST OF PROJECTS

planting food & mushrooms

building planter boxes & buildings

renovating a mobile home

beehives

archery course

composting systems

farm stand

designing and building water systems

learning about solar setups, choosing one,

and then implementing it

SKILLS

building techniques using hammers, saws, drills,

and other tools to remodel a mobile home and also build new structures

permaculture garden design

irrigation systems

basic solar

off-grid power

survival

self defense

leadership

MAIN TEACHERS

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PAUL DAMON

Paul founded Holistic Veterans six years ago and has been working to help veterans and non-veterans heal through holistic practices so they can lead purposeful lives through community service and entrepreneurship. He himself is a Navy veteran.

 

His areas of expertise are permaculture, green building, self protection, holistic healing and mindfulness practices. 

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CARRIE ARLAH

 

Carrie founded Breath+Oneness, a wellness studio in Capitola Ca three years ago. She has been helping people get healthy for almost twenty years as a personal trainer, life coach, meditation teacher, and wellness program manager at Breath+Oneness.

 

Her areas of expertise are  program management, holistic nutrition and cooking, growing food, yoga, and meditation.

January 30-31

February 13-14

February 27-28

March 13 -14

March 27 - 28

TIMES

Drop off and pick up at Breath+Oneness in Capitola

9am Saturday

6pm Sunday

WINTER QUARTER DATES 2021

Pricing

FULL WEEKEND - includes two lunches, dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday

Teen must bring tent and camping equipment for overnight on Saturday,

which will also include a campfire, music circle, and games

There are only 10 spaces available per weekend.

For any questions about the program, please write Carrie at pookburr@aol.com.

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LEARN HOW TO BE SELF-RELIANT IN A FAST CHANGING WORLD