Conferences and workshops
Mother Earth News Fair, Seven Springs, PA: Weed and Pest Control in your organic garden. September 12-14, 2014.
Common Market Education program: Creating Needle-Felted Faces with Ilene Freedman.March 26, 2014—6-8pm. $22, 20% discount for owners (price includes a $10 supply fee). Contact The Common Market to register, 301-663-3416
Fox Haven Farm Learning Center, Jefferson, MD: The benefits of
getting dirty: How playing in the dirt can help your clients. A
workshop for those in the healing professions. Fox Haven
Learning Center on March 20, 2014—10am-12pm
Common Market Education program, Frederick, MD: Weed and Pest Control in Your Organic Garden with Ilene & Phil Freedman. March 6, 2014—6-8pm. $15, 20% discount for owners. Contact The Common Market to register, 301-663-3416
VA Biological Farming Association Conference. Mulchinator reusable mulch layer workshop. January 31, 2014
Common Market Education program, Frederick, MD: Twenty years of building a homestead. October 2013
Mother Earth News Fair, Seven Springs, PA: Twenty years of building a homestead. September 2013
Mother Earth News Homesteaders of the Year 2013. The Freedman family was one of six families across the country to receive this beautiful honor. Community building and self reliance: The 2013 MOTHER EARTH NEWS Homesteaders of theYear believe in learning by doing, and open their homes and farms to teach modern homesteading skills and promote community-building.
The 2013 August-September issue of the magazine includes an article featuring six homesteading families from across the USA, including ours. The path toward sustainable living can lead in so many different directions, but a common theme is a lifestyle that is fun and interesting and full. Enjoy your process!
Real Frederick, The Frederick News Post's magazine, July/August 2014. House in the Woods Farm: A family grows and shares. Cover article. http://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/economy_and_business/business_topics/agriculture/following-their-instincts/article_ff1094bb-9bed-506f-afb0-83a46f005d17.html
Mother Earth News magazine, August-September 2013: Community building and self reliance: The 2013 MOTHER EARTH NEWS Homesteaders of theYear believe in learning by doing, and open their homes and farms to teach modern homesteading skills and promote community-building. http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/community-building-zm0z13aszkon.aspx
Frederick Magazine. Waste Not, Want Not. March 2013
City Goats. A photo of our goat April is published in this book, as an example of a beautiful Alpine. April was just modeling as a city goat for this book. 2012
Vegetable Bliss: Simple Seed to Table Inspiration. By Julie Sochacki. House in the Woods has several contributions to this cookbook, featuring tips by CSA farmers around the country. 2012
Japan Agricultural News—soon I’ll share a link to this series of articles that were featured in a large Japanese newspaper in 2002. Because its neat to see your photo surrounded by Japanese print. But don’t ask me what they wrote about us. I hardly know. January 2002.
Ilene’s Blogs and Writing Spots
HOUSE IN THE WOODS FARM'S HOME BLOG: House in the Woods Farm blog
ILENE WRITES FOR THE MOTHER EARTH NEWS BLOG: Link to Ilene's Mother Earth News blog
ILENE SHARES A COLUMN IN THE FREDERICK NEWS POST'S GREEN SECTION: Link to Frederick News Post
Guest blog at Envision Frederick County: http://www.envisionfrederickcounty.org/get-your-hands-in-the-dirt/