Alex Tuchman is a beekeeper, educator, farmer, and writer. As the Director of Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary in Floyd, Virginia, (founded by Gunther Hauk and Vivian Struve-Hauk), Alex carries a wide variety of responsibilities on the farm, with the bees, in the classroom, and in administration. Alex arrived at Spikenard Farm in March of 2014 after three years as the Farm Manager of Loyola University Chicago’s Student Farm in Woodstock, Illinois, his home state. Alex is an active contributor to the biodynamic agriculture and natural beekeeping movements and regularly teaches beekeeping at conferences in the U.S., around the world, and online.
“Momprenuer” Stacy Krems established the family business Sweet Rolling Pins along side her husband, Kurt in the mid-2010s. Half a decade later, they are still successfully rolling out the rolling pins from the family farm in rural Colorado along with their daughter and two dogs.
Learn more at sweetrollingpins.com
Martin Black is one of America’s most celebrated horsemen, one who has spent his life ranching, riding, training horses, starting young horses, working cows, and roping in the Great Basin tradition. Martin tirelessly shares his knowledge and experience with folks serious about improving themselves and their horses. He has written extensively, authoring both books (the Western Horsemanbook on Cow Horse Confidenceand co-authoring the ground-breaking Exploring Evidence-Based Horsemanship) and articles that share his thoughts and experiences on horsemanship.
Learn more at MartinBlack.net
Caran Jantzen is a homesteader, mother, wife and writer on five acres in the southwestern corner of British Columbia, Canada. Caran, her husband Mr. Green Thumb and their four sprouts enjoy working and learning together, both outside in their large vegetable garden and with the animals they raise, as well as in the kitchen processing the abundance of food that they produce. When not working around the homestead or on her laptop, Caran can be found relaxing with a good book, or entertaining family and friends while serving up their homegrown food.
Photo by Jelayne Wiebe.
Meet Jack Knox – Author of Learning Life’s Lessons with Stock Dogs
Jack Knox hails from Ettrick Valley, Scotland, a rural expanse of the Scottish/Anglo border region, that region being the very namesake of the dog that has shaped Jack’s life: the Border Collie. Jack is a celebrated herding dog trainer, renowned for his unique approach to training that cultivates a dog’s intelligence and instincts to herd rather than tightly controlling a dog’s movements. Jack’s work with dogs brought him to the United States in 1971 where he has enjoyed a long, illustrious career that includes founding Ettrick Kennels, teaching herding dog clinics across North America, winning many dog trials including the USBCHA National Finals, and in 2003 being inducted into the America Border Collie Association Hall of Fame. Jack and his wife,Kathy, also a distinguished herding dog trainer, live in Butler, Missouri.
Watch Jack teach in person! Attend or audit one of his clinics, check back for clinic schedule.