The Academy & members of this group have literally changed my life.
Before joining this group I didn't can food. Today I have 163 jars of vegetables and jam. I am now getting ready to can beets for the first time. I still have tomatoes growing for sauce and diced tomatoes. We have filled, literally, a small freezer full of vegetables. Money may be tight but between this group and what God has given us the right to raise and buy we will not be hungry. It is a blessing to be a member of this group and continue to learn ways to help us be more self sufficient. I may not ever buy a loaf of bread again." Update: we ended up with over 400 jars at the end of our first season with the Academy!
Imagine these results in YOUR kitchen
Easy crop rotation and companion planting + seed saving
What Members Are Saying
Know Exactly How Your Food is Raised
Our comprehensive library with video tutorials walks you through every step of raising your own organic food. We'll help you pick your best growing spot, give you best practices for harvesting, and put your homegrown food into jars for your family, so you can avoid pesticides and GMO's.
Produce is Preserved & Used in Your Meals
Serving your family healthy food, without harmful preservatives, pesticides, and GMO ingredients is simple and easy with our downloadable guides accompanying every lesson. Get our time saving tips (with safety always in mind) so your food is incorporated into from scratch cooking, preserved in several ways for use throughout the year, and the seed is collected for next year.
Shorten Your Learning Curve with Our Community
Ask questions, share ideas, and get support and inspiration with hundreds of other homesteaders and simple living folks just like you. With people all over the country and globe, from apartment homesteaders to those with acreage, you'll find others who not only understand, but can offer advice and help so you never lack the knowledge on how to provide a self-sufficient home for your family.
As a PTA member, you'll get instant, ON-DEMAND access to my entire library of over 6+ full e-courses. Here are a few examples of what you're about to access.
Grow Your Own Fruit & Vegetables
Raise your own organic vegetables and fruits no matter where you live for better health, flavor, and to save money
Gather organic and pasture raised eggs from your hens. Raise meat chickens, pigs, and cattle for self-sufficiency, taste, and good stewardship
Home Canning with Confidence
Your complete course for food storage, health, flavor, and year round eating without the hefty price tag
Complete self-reliance and greater flavor and plant variety options without the worry of commercially grown crops
Homesteading Skills & Herbs
Your own products using natural ingredients and herbs with skill sets for a healthier family that saves money
Food that nourishes your body, healthier than store bought counterparts, tastes better and costs less! Including Fermenting
Cast Iron & Outdoor Cooking
Use cast iron indoors and outdoor to prepare all your meals
How to preserve your food and herbs using dehydration
I wasted hours searching online for canning, gardening and homesteading advice I could understand and trust. Overwhelmed and intimidated by all of the conflicting information I even questioned whether I had it in me to do this whole “homesteading” thing.
Then I found Melissa and the Pioneering Today Academy and slowly I started to regain my confidence and build my homesteading skills one by one. I especially love the “Home Canning With Confidence” section. I always wanted to learn to can, but was really intimidated. Now I put up hundreds of jars of home-canned food each year and have overcome my fear of pressure canning once and for all!
This has truly been an invaluable resource for me on my homesteading journey!
Anastasia S. from TheHouseandHomestead.com
"I have learned so many gardening tips on what to grow, how to grow it, how much to grow, and how to use it which in turn will save me so much heartache and future frustration. I am passionate about grocery shopping in my back yard! And Melissa K Norris is helping to make that possible literally from all of the farm to the table! Can't sing enough praises about all the timeless lessons learned here ."
Even more ways to save time & increase your self-sufficiency
These bonuses are only available with the purchase of the Academy
BONUS #1 Monthly Seasonal Harvest Guide
(valued at $108 annually)
* fruits & vegetables in season with harvest tips
* from scratch recipes featuring seasonal produce for breakfast, dinner, sides, dessert, and snacks
* preserving tips, recipes & tutorials
* seasonal herb harvest & recipe tips
* DIY craft & natural remedies based on seasonal items
Inside the membership the 1st of every month!
Bonus #2 Mini Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons
(valued at $9)
After you've been a member for 1 month (available to first new 200 members before October 3rd 2018), you'll receive a set of these mini stainless steel measuring spoons.
* measure out essential oils
* measure out powdered colors when making your own tinted lip balms & cosmetics
* measure out small amounts of stevia in your sugar free cooking & baking
Bonus #3 Custom Tea Towel
(valued at $12)
For all current members in December receive a custom designed tea towel exclusively for Pioneering Today Academy members, use this tea towel to:
* cover your home baked breads (with our favorite recipes waiting inside the Academy) and goodies
* use to set your freshly canned home canned goods on to cool
* keep your hands dry while whipping up from scratch meals
* keep your kitchen functional and beautiful by hanging this on the oven or fridge door
Relearning to can SAFELY.
I am loving the canning class, and I REALLY appreciate the canning safety modules. I learned from my mom and grandma, and I'm finding out I need to change some of my practices. Things like how important headspace is, canning low acid foods, what not to water-bath can, and lots of other tidbits have been so helpful. Thanks for taking the time to answer questions and doing the videos. I think yours are the only ones I've seen that explains why you can't can certain items certain ways.
Successfully grow your own food from seed
"For years I have had failures and so-so results. This is the first year my seeds will make it in the garden, not planting ones purchased from the store. The videos are great! I am excited for this gardening season. "
Debbie H. PTA member
Get started today and get access to EVERYTHING you need to create a natural and self-sufficient home, kitchen, garden and barnyard. What are you waiting for?
If you're strapped for time you don't have any extra to waste making costly mistakes or spending hours searching all over the internet for reliable information. You need someone to show you, step-by-step, exactly how to do things in your home.... and that's what you'll get in PTA.
Parents and Grandparents
If you're a parent or grandparent who cares about making sure children learn these valuable skill sets and traditions that are in danger of being lost and want to pass down a legacy of doing things together as a family, this is the place for you.
If you want to create a self-sufficient home and food system that's not dependent on stores and big agriculture that uses the traditions and skill sets of our ancestors, then this is the place for you.
Simple Life Enthusiasts
Feel like the world is moving way too fast and moving away from the things that really matter? Get back to the basics with a group of others who feel the same way you do, where home grown and homemade isn't a dream, but a way of life.