Is there anything more important to health and survival than what you eat? In a world plagued by social ills, disease, and hunger, we can all play a role in transforming our lives and communities toward greater health and abundance with fresh, local food. Take back the power and learn to grow your own food everywhere—from lawns and windowsills to schools and urban lots.
This weekend, through discussion, contemplative practice, and plenty of hands-on experience, we gain skills and techniques to establish gardens and grow delicious food as nature intended, with minimal labor and energy.
Guided by farmers Ricky Baruc and Deb Habib, we create beautiful gardens and raised beds, and learn season-extension practices that prepare us to take the lessons learned immediately into our lives and communities.
Those new to gardening return home with enough knowledge and skill to grow their own food. Experienced gardeners learn new techniques to enrich their current gardens. We all gain ideas, methods, and inspiration to transform our gardening, communities, and lives.
Scholarships are available; see Sustainable Living Workshops application at eomega.org/scholarships.
Ecological Literacy Immersion Program (ELIP) participants are automatically enrolled in this program at no cost.
Deb Habib and Ricky Baruc are also teaching Magnify Your Love.
|4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.||Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)|
|7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m.||Welcome & Orientation|
|8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.||Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|Noon–1:00 p.m.||Check Out|
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Meet the Teachers
Ricky Baruc and his wife Deb Habib live a life o ...
Deb Habib, EdD, and her husband Ricky Baruc live a life of passion ...
Tuition & Fees
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Grow Food Everywhere
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This is the price of your workshop plus a tax-deductible donation of $75 to support Omega and our mission.
This is the price of your workshop. Choosing this price helps Omega continue to retain world-class teachers and sustain classroom facilities.
This is our partially subsidized price for those with temporary or minor financial need.
This is our fully subsidized price for those in need of deeper financial assistance.
Accommodations cover your room, Omega's overhead costs, all meals, and use of the facilities, which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all guest services. An off-campus referral list is available.
The commuter fee includes the full benefits of our unique Accommodations & Meals Package, excluding the cost of accommodations. A list of local Local Hotels and Inns is available.
1 Night/Per Person Rates
|Friday or Saturday||Sunday-Thursday||7-Night Stay|
|$ 50.00||$ 35.00||$ 35.00|
Certificate of Attendance $ 35.00