Grow Your Own Food
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. We're with you every step of the way.
Easy Old-Fashioned from Scratch Recipes
Serving your family healthy food, without harmful preservatives, pesticides, and GMO ingredients is simple and easy with our downloadable guides accompanying every lesson. They're packed with all of our best tips and recipes made with organic and whole food ingredients so getting meals on the table is a breeze. Best part, they not only taste good, but they're good for you!
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.
As a PTA member, you'll get instant, ON-DEMAND access to my entire library of over 5+ 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!
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!
"Well, it took a couple of days (and a couple of posts asking questions... (thanks for your help), but it's finally done! Forty pounds of chicken breast canned (12 quarts and 19 pints), and 1 quart plus 4 pints of chicken bone broth. Feels good to have it all done! I couldn't have done it without your tutorials on safety and pressure canning!"
To celebrate two years of teaching hundreds of others to live a more natural, self-sufficient, and rewarding life, I'm sending out a special thank you gift.
My family has been seed saving this strain of heirloom green pole beans for over 100 years, from deep in the Appalachian Mountains. You can't buy them in stores and these are a multiple purpose prolific producing bean, providing you with two harvests from one plant!
A delicious dried white bean for soups, stews, baked beans, or all by themselves.
Green beans for eating fresh and canning.
After your first 30 days in the academy I will personally mail you a starter pack of my families heirloom Tarheel green pole bean seed, completely FREE, shipping is on me.
Not only will you have the seeds, but with the lessons inside Grow Your Own Food and Seed Saving courses, you'll have the knowledge to successfully grown, harvest, preserve, and save the seed!
But hurry, the seeds are limited (I can only grow so many on our homestead) and are on a first come first served basis.
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.