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Radical Homestead helps people live a more connected, self-sufficient, and healthy life through public education workshops and programs. These include beekeeping, fermentation, herbalism, health and wellness, and more. They also offer various homesteading products including honey and honey products, herbal products, and fermented foods.

Their business was forged out of a desire to encourage individuals to consume less, gain practical skills, increase self-reliance, rebuild local communities and economies, spend quality time with family and friends, and nurture creativity and resourcefulness.

Corrie has studied herbalism as a student and in her daily life for a number of years. She uses medicinal and edible plants for food, medicine, and cosmetics. She holds a Certificate in the Science & Art of Herbalism from Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Centre. Having learned how to cook as a young teenager, Corrie is a master in the kitchen and quickly picked up on the art of fermentation, breadmaking, and other kitchen skills. She is currently studying nutrition at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition.

Ron became interested in beekeeping from a coworker and shadowed him and another beekeeper for a couple of years before purchasing his own hives. Our bees are currently kept at the Just Food farm site in Blackburn Hamlet, Ottawa where they forage off a huge variety of wildflowers and the delicious vegetables that the farmers are growing. Ron is also passionate about homebrewing beer and mead.

Ron and Corrie are also very interested in permaculture and apply permaculture design to their cottage and household. Ron holds a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) from the Permaculture Institute of Eastern Ontario. Corrie and Ron encourage everyone they meet to participate in improving their community on some level.

Last, but not least, Corrie and Ron are proud parents of two rescue dogs, Freckles and Willa, who you may meet at one of our events, at the Just Food Farm Stand, or hanging out in the bee yard!

Click here for the schedule of courses and workshops

Radical Homestead Home Page

Jar of Honey

Garden Tour

Ron and The Bees

The Bee Yard

Fermented Foods