The home is an engine of production, and nature is an endless inspiration. Mission Homestead brings human creativity and nature’s inspiration together to teach vocational trade skills and farming agricultural skills to veterans and their families.
Mission Homestead has a special interest in aiding veterans and their families. Families are the foundation of a purposeful life. Bonds strengthen when we learn together, especially while completing tasks that are productive and meaningful. Mission Homestead’s goal is to help veterans gain career competitive vocational and farming skills while incorporating their family into the learning process. Team based skill development creates trust, confidence and camaraderie. By developing skills together in the home, families become resilient as a unit and as individuals.
Only 50 years ago, skills such as homemaking, sewing, carpentry, welding, gardening, and hunting, were everyday practices among American citizens. People worked to produce their own food, clothing, and maintain their homes in a very self-reliant way. Today, as global consumerism of mass-produced goods increases, Mission Homestead’s goal is to reconnect Americans to their roots, and give them a greater sense of confidence and purpose in their own self-reliance abilities. Re-establishing our self-reliance in the home will help build trust within the family unit while supporting community environmental stewardship efforts. There is more value in the things we consume when we make things ourselves.
Mission Homestead is a 501(c)(3) organization, which was incorporated in 2017. While we are still seeking a permanent location, we conduct "on location" workshops in the southwestern PA area.
To reconnect Americans to their sense of purpose, their relationship with their community and their relationship with the land.
To teach self-reliance skills, vocational skills and farming/agriculture skills to military veterans & families in a home setting.