Be the family who knows exactly what you're eating (because you grew it!)

Imagine what it would be like if...

  • You could lower your grocery bill while still eating delicious and nutritious fresh foods?
  • You didn't have to depend on the grocery store or pharmacy?
  • You knew exactly what to grow and how much (plus how to do it!)?
  • You could maximize the growing space you have (even if it's tiny)?
  • You could serve meals grown entirely at home?
  • You could use permaculture principles to make growing food easier?

With OIR Academy, you'll create a food-growing plan, develop easy systems for your homestead, and learn to grow more & more each year!

  • Guidance on planning and growing your garden from a permaculture perspective
  • Printables to help get you organized
  • A growing collection of homesteading lessons
  • Facebook group to ask questions (and share successes!)



Hi, I'm Mindy!

I began learning about homesteading over a decade ago when I was a young woman trying to find my place in the world.

I knew that the world of 9 to 5 jobs, sending my kids off to daycare, and living for the weekends wasn't for me. But I wasn't sure yet if it was possible to live any other way.

So, I began learning self-reliance skills like growing food, making home remedies, and making things from scratch and blogging about it.

It turned out that there were lots of other women just like me who wanted to stop living an inauthentic life and begin cultivating the traditional skills of our ancestors.

I have spent the last decade learning (and teaching) homesteading skills in a variety of places (on acreage, in the suburbs, and in an apartment!).

If you want to learn how to grow your own food and medicine so you can care for your family's health and well-being, you're in the right place. I created OIR Academy so I can share my knowledge with you in a simple and manageable way.


Homestead Design Class + Companion eBook and Planning Worksheets

A $37 value!

permaculture homestead design class

"The thing I appreciated most was that OIR Academy gave me a goal to work toward as a seasoned homesteader. Sometimes the work takes over and goal setting gets set aside, but having some milestones to cross this year gives me some direction for the year. I can’t wait to see where OIR Academy takes me this year!"

- Kristi S. -


  • OIR Academy (including all content)
  • BONUS: Permaculture Homestead Design Class ($37 value)

ALL FOR $12/month


Not sure yet? At least don't leave empty handed!

Download a Seed Starting Planner for planning your next garden.

seed starting planner
Yes, send it to me!