Part of understanding the road to health and wellness is recognizing our connection to our food sources and the earth. Sustainable Living Classes, taking place at Symbiosis Ranch, a biodynamic farm just outside of Mount Pleasant, offers training in food preservation, biodynamic farming and gardening, raising livestock, and more.

Half day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. cost $40; Full day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. cost $75. Registration is required by calling (989) 773-3636.

Always wear old clothes suited to work, shoes for mud, skin coverage for sun and insects, a good pair of gloves even on kitchen days, and a healthy sack lunch.

Spring 2013 Sustainable Living Class Schedule 

January 11 Canning: 1/2 day fruits & vegetables, 1/2 day meats & meals
February 15 Raw Milk Fundamentals & Beyond (including milking the cow)
March 15 Preparing for Gardening (from garden size, soil to seed)
April 12 What is Biodynamic & How to Start
April 26 Raising Chickens, Turkeys, Sheep & Large Animals