Community and interdependence are at the heart of a sustainable lifestyle, and The Homestead Atlanta is no different. We seek to connect members of the community with meaningful experiences offered by local organizations and artisans. Our partners are dedicated to helping you learn the skills needed to live a more handmade life and foster the connections upon which regenerative community is built. Plus, they're pretty cool folks, if we do say so ourselves. Get to know them now!
The Herbalista Health Network recognizes healthcare as a fundamental human right and works to protect health access through clinical services and educational opportunities. We strive for a community based model of healthCARE that is based on solidarity and not charity.
Our web of programming is built to spread the knowledge, keep costs down, and give us all opportunities to share the love we have for our neighbors and planet. Discover the amazing web of services and educational opportunities provided by the Herbalista Health Network here.
Goat n Hammer is a small group of artisans sharing studio space at The Goat Farm, but they quickly become like family. Led by Mark Hopper with the help of Jessica Collins, this growing group of metalsmiths provides a safe, fun, rigorous environment to expand your knowledge and hone your skill in blacksmithing.
Mark has worked and taught in Europe, Africa and America and continues to do both from his Westside studio. He focuses on the process and function of the craft, the responsibility of the individual, and the lessons of the great craftsmen of the past.
Garden*Hood is an independent retail garden center located in Atlanta’s historic Grant Park neighborhood. Founded by plant people for plant people, Garden*Hood is a nursery where horticultural expertise, exceptional plants and a friendly, knowledgeable staff come together to foster community, inspire creativity and nurture the gardener in all of us.
Fabricate Studios is an educational classroom space dedicated to the fiber arts in West Midtown Atlanta. From sewing and quilting to embroidery, knitting and more, Fabricate offers skills-based instruction for children and adults. Regardless of your current skill level, their beginner, intermediate and advanced classes build on one another to help you reach your goals.
Lyn has been canning and preserving for more than 40 years in her home in Atlanta. More than six years ago, when she learned that canning & preserving classes had disappeared across Atlanta, she pioneered Preservong Now and taught classes across the Atlanta area and Nashville.
Lyn has completed coursework and been awarded a Certificate of Master Preserver from Cornell University Extension Service based in Ithaca, New York. She has also completed additional coursework in food science at the University of Georgia and has received certification from both UGA and the Georgia State Department of Agriculture.
Located in the heart of Castleberry Hill, MASS is an inclusive educational facility and laboratory, supporting research and development across a broad range of fields. They foster creativity and multidisciplinary collaboration by providing open access to unique tools and resources.
MASS is an acronym which implies the shared innovative spirit among those with Musical, Artistic, Scientific, and Social pursuits. At MASS, they wish to see new ideas thrive, and to kindle the fire of creative genius within each of us. Their goal is to help weave individuals into an ever-growing network of students, educators, and creators.
Faruq Hunter has been featured in Black Enterprise Magazine, at SXSW, Re:Publica, Georgia Tech’s Impact Series and over 50 additional venues throughout 24 Countries on the topics of innovation, sustainability, collaboration and technology.
Mr. Hunter is the co-founder of the Freedom Nation and Freedom Villages. Freedom Village-Georgia is a 205 Acre Maker's town built exclusively for makers, innovators, artists and creatives by makers, innovators, artists and creatives. 1 hour from the 3rd largest airport in the US and the busiest airport in the world, Freedom Village is set in a county that has created the legal leeway that makers need to live a lifestyle of experimentation, growth and freedom. The entire town will produce its own food, electricity, water and natural gas on an internally developed distributed energy production Smart Grid and with 25 acres of Organic farms and ranches.
Atlanta native, Nate Nardi always found himself drawn to creative expression through making. He discovered his passion for glassblowing in 2001 and realized that glass art was the discipline in which he wanted to specialize. Decatur Glassblowing is an extension of this passion and dedication.
Nardi graduated from Jacksonville University in 2004 with a BFA in glass art, receiving an Excellence in Art award from the Dean. In 2009, he graduated with a MFA from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. He has also completed many workshops at different craft schools around the country, like the Pilchuck School of Glass.
Colleen started making handmade soap in 1999, sparked by a love of nature and essential oils, an urge to create beautiful and practical gifts, and a desire to use and promote cruelty-free products without harsh chemicals found in commercial body products. With a desire to make original formulations, she started studying chemistry, aromatherapy, herbs, properties of oils, and FDA requirements. Colleen now makes natural soap and bath & body products under the Green Girl Basics LLC name.