Josh Deel is a husband and father, homesteader and farmer, certified permaculture designer and bandsaw mill operator, and the host of the Beyond Off Grid Summit Hands-on Training Event at his farm in the beautiful Sinking Creek Valley of Virginia – Abundant Valley Farm.
Josh left a life of professional academics and decided to return to the old paths and become a farmer and homesteader. He studied permaculture design under Geoff Lawton and started Barefoot Farms in 2013, seeking to implement permaculture principles of restorative ecology and seeking the abundance that the native Appalachia woodland ecosystem can provide.
Josh’s training sessions:
- How to Conduct a Homestead Property Search
- A Journey to the Land
- Pastured Cattle
- Homestead Property Assessment
- Permaculture Design
- Pasture Management
- Woodland Pigs
- Local Food Economy
- Homestead and Small Farm Chicken Production
- Lessons in Pioneer Homesteading
- Raised Bed Gardening
Josh was featured in our Summit Online Course and Summit Event Video Course.