Education & Training

2021 Real Food Integrated Seed and
Veggie Production Series

This educational series is dedicated to farmers and gardeners seeking more information and practice on seed production.

All classes are at Meadowlark Hearth Farm in Scottsbluff, NE. Camping is available on the farm for all programs.

Attendance is free, Donations to the Living Environment Foundation gratefully accepted.
Pre-registration required. Contact us by phone: 308-631-5877 or email:
If you don’t have time to come to any of the activities, ask about coming when it works for you,
your friends and family.

Second Sunday Monthly GARDEN WORKSHOPS

3-5 pm MDT (Please call or email to reserve a spot.)

April 11th – greenhouse sowing, outside sowing.
May 9th & June 13th – transplanting, organic weed and insect control, and composting with materials found
around your home.
July 11th – Biennial vegetable blooming tour. Come see if you can guess which vegetables are blooming!

9th Annual SEED FESTIVAL Sept. 5th

8:30 am-4 pm MDT

Designed for experienced growers and farmers as well as first time seed enthusiasts. Focus will on seed production techniques of several crops, initiating & fulfilling seed contracts, demonstrate how to weave seed work into a diversified farm, crop selection for grow out, and more! Hands-on activities. Chance to experience various small and mid-scale tools, and techniques used in seed cleaning!

9th Annual Seedfest

Please bring your own lunch.  There are picnic areas available at Meadowlark Hearth.

Positions Open:
Biodynamic VEGETABLE SEED Internship With
Whole Farm Approach
2022 Spring through December*

*(Applicants considered throughout the year if there are openings)

Focal points of MHLEF experience: Organic and Biodynamic farming on 500 plus acres. We are NOP organic and Demeter certified Biodynamic® with intensive horticultural production on 4 acres with a focus on vegetable seed production integrated into a year round CSA/Market vegetable garden. Activities include field preparation, cultivation growing, harvesting, threshing, cleaning, and packing seed for web sales. We have a grass fed micro dairy with intensive grazing for small herd of Ayrshire/Shorthorn/Jersey/Normande cow herd. Included in the internship is learning about our
cows in relation to the farm’s fertility for the seed, our micro dairy and grazing as well as small grain growing.

COME VISIT: Annual SEED Fest over labor day weekend: email for schedule

2021 Autumn Seed Internship processing and marketing: Three to Four month internship: September-December: Harvesting in September, cleaning and testing and learning about seed distribution throughout September-December. While you will learn much more of the context of seed if you come in the early spring, we offer the autumn internship for experienced farmers or gardeners who do not have the time to come during the year.

For questions or more information: Interested applicants please send short bio, resume, reasons for your interest and goals regarding agriculture to and call to let us know that you have sent it.

Instructors: Seedsman Nathan Corymb, trained at Kimberton Hills and at Sativa biodynamic seed company in Switzerland, BD and organic farmer for over 30 years as well as a Master Naturalist, Beth Corymb, BA in music UNC, Greeley Co and at Kimberton Hills in BD and organic farming of vegetables, vegetable seed and herbs for over 30 years. Together they began Turtle Tree Biodynamic Seed
Initiative at Camphill Village USA. Also included in teaching: our younger partners who were interns, Matt Barton and Timothy Wood.

Biennial Vegetable Seed workshop

Date to be announced
A hands-on intensive teaching the basics of overwintering whole plants and roots in harsh climates, crop planning, isolation, and population needs for seed production. We emphasize the care and rearing of biennial seed crops; carrots, brassicas, beets, etc. Arrive ready to plant!

You must register prior to arriving at the event. You will receive the schedule after registration.

Workshops sponsored by Living Environment Foundation 501(c)(3)

Print the flyer for these events:

2019 Workshop Flyer 21519

Contact us for an updated schedule since we are always adding classes!


  • Customized, hands-on learning experiences in organic farming activities for farmers, the general public, individuals with disabilities, and public or private schools, at our family farm or in your classroom.
  • Come see what’s blooming, in the context of the season and the Whole

     Farm and visit our micro-dairy. In the spring, tours can include activities like visiting the greenhouses and baby animals. In the fall, tours can include activities harvesting vegetables and visiting the animals. Visit more than once, to experience the plants, animals, and farm throughout the seasons.

  • Various types of on-farm internships available, including learning year-round seed production.
  • “Advancing with Accompaniment” for individuals with different abilities. Contact us for more information about this project.
  • We work with teachers or home-school leaders to incorporate what is being learned in the classroom!
  •  Call to schedule a day to volunteer! It is especially fun to help harvest for the CSA on Thursdays.
  • Come for a walk on LEF’s Richard Everett Nature Preserve! Nathan is a trained naturalist who has observed nature’s cycles for over forty years, and he enjoys sharing his love of nature with adults and/or children.
  • Festive celebrations and cultural events are offered throughout the year.

For a current schedule, or to schedule your visit or class

contact us using our “Contacting LEF” page.