We have had dozens of questions about the Homestead Center. Here is our quick attempt to give you a picture before our December 15th Open House. The Homestead is on six acres of lakefront property 1.5 miles West of Wal-mart in Starkville. There is a big kitchen space with a walk out screened in porch for nutrition/cooking classes, a large meeting space with a view of the gardens and lake, an art space dedicated to all things messy in the walk-out basement, and a children’s education classroom with an attached greenhouse. In addition, there is an outdoor classroom under our old carport. We want people to be able to stay from far away for activities, workshops, and events as needed. We are turning the five bedrooms into various sleeping arrangements including two family rooms, two bunk rooms, and a single room, with additional pull-out beds available. Three primitive campsites are also in the works for the coming year along with a compost toilet. If you are interested in alternative energy, the Homestead Center is partially powered by a solar array.