|Heritage Breed Araucana Hen|
We sat in the dip of a meadow, under the shade of hardwood trees, for our interview. Farmer Leaf, as students warmly call him, pointed out that something as simple as a shade tree in the yard can make us feel more comfortable while lowering our energy bills. Whether you're building or remodeling an existing home or planning a working farm, you can find something useful in the class offerings. "How we utilize the land before we start constructing buildings or orchards or woodlots is what we try to teach," said Myczack. Knowledge about orienting a home in the direction for best energy conservation or preserving the richest farmland for growing food seems to be uncommon these days, but is available there.