Teaching Homesteading Through Homeschooling Curriculum with Guest Kody Hanner

On This Episode of The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Harold Has A Conversation With The Host Of The Homestead Education Podcast, Kody Hanner, About Teaching Homesteading and Homeschooling Curriculum.

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 191 – February 28, 2023

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Integrating Homesteading and Homeschooling: A Conversation with Kody Hanner

In this episode of the Modern Homesteading Podcast, host Harold Thornbro is joined by Kody Hanner, a homesteader, homeschool mom of six, and advocate for agricultural and rural living in North Idaho. Kody shares her insights on homesteading education and the integration of homesteading and homeschooling.

Kody Hanner’s Background in Agriculture and Education

From Ranching Roots to Homesteading Advocacy

Kody discusses her journey from growing up on a cattle ranch to majoring in agriculture and eventually embracing homesteading and homeschooling. She highlights her commitment to agricultural education through her Homestead Science curriculum and the homestead education podcast.

The Significance of Homesteading Education

Why Homesteading and Homeschooling are Synergistic

Kody emphasizes the natural fit between homesteading and homeschooling, especially in rural settings where family farms rely on the participation of children. She explains how homesteading education is not just about growing food, but also about fostering a holistic understanding of sustainable living.

Kody’s Homestead Science Curriculum

An Educational Guide for All Ages

Kody elaborates on her comprehensive Homestead Science curriculum, which covers a wide range of topics including agriculture, animal husbandry, plant science, home cooking, and even business planning. The curriculum is designed for various age groups and is used by both children and adults who wish to learn homesteading skills.

Overcoming Challenges in Homeschooling

Encouraging Parents to Embrace Teaching

Addressing concerns from parents who may feel unqualified to homeschool, Kody reassures that modern homeschooling offers abundant resources and curriculums with guidance for teaching. She stresses that the desire to provide a better education for children can overcome any initial challenges.

The Value of Practical Skills in Education

From Homesteading to Business Acumen

Kody highlights how her curriculum not only imparts practical homesteading skills but also incorporates elements of business education. She shares examples of how her children have applied their learnings to real-life scenarios, including running small-scale agricultural businesses.

Upcoming Projects and Engagements

Expanding the Reach of Homestead Education

Kody reveals her plans for the year, which include speaking engagements at various homeschool and homestead conferences. She also mentions her work on a new book focusing on raising self-sufficient children, aiming to provide parents with strategies to nurture independence and practical skills from a young age.

Closing Thoughts: Embracing Self-Sufficiency in Education

A Call to Action for Parents and Homesteaders

Kody concludes the podcast by encouraging parents to take an active role in their children’s education, whether through homeschooling or being more involved in the public school system. She emphasizes the importance of teaching children to be self-sufficient and well-equipped to face the challenges of the future.

For more information on Kody Hanner’s work, her curriculum, and upcoming speaking engagements, listeners are encouraged to visit her website and check out her podcast, “The Homestead Education.”


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