Increase your self-reliance by learning how to raise livestock, keep bees, garden, and preserve the harvest. Network with others who have similar goals, and get inspired by those who are already doing what you want to do!
When & Where
Antiquity Oaks LLC
Antiquity Oaks Farm was founded in 2002 when the Niemann-Boehle family left the Chicago suburbs and moved to a 32-acre homestead in the middle of nowhere to begin growing their own food organically and build their own home. They began teaching classes on the farm through the years, and in 2012 hosted the first annual Mid-America Homesteading Conference in Joliet. In 2014, Antiquity Oaks became a limited liability corporation with the goal to become primarily a teaching farm and homestead, connecting people to their food by providing education in classes, hands-on internships, conferences, and other events. For more information, you can visit our farm website.