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Liam McDermott

Liam McDermott

Liam McDermott
is a permaculture activist, massage therapist, and professionally trained chef with a degree in literature from Stanford University. He leads workshops and caters at several hot springs in central California: Esalen Institute, Tassajara Zen Monastery, and Wilbur Hot Springs.

Land of Milk & Honey: An Introduction to Farmstead Arts

May 14 - 19, 2017 Begins in 3 months
with Charlie Cascio & Liam McDermott

Would you like to reconnect with farmstead traditions and develop your ability to produce and prepare your own food? Cheese and bread making, beekeeping, food preservation, and small-scale animal husbandry all are appealing and relevant to those who thrive on food independence, artisan techniques, and self-sufficiency.



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