Quiet Creek Herb Farm & School of Country Living is a beautiful sustainable herb farm located only two hours outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The stewards of Quiet Creek, Rusty and Claire, use this wonderful place to teach sustainable living methods, conservation, and practical skills such as soap making. It seems like the knowledge in these areas they have to share is nearly limitless and I was thrilled to learn about all of the other classes they teach. Soap making? Yes, please! Earthen building? Yes, please! Everything else? Yes, please! Take a look at their classes here or find out more about building your own class.
The farm is perched on gently rolling green hills and the only sound to be heard is birdsong. It's quite the change from the city and the serene stillness immediately calms and welcomes visitors. You can feel yourself slowing down, breathing deep, and relaxing.
My friend Jen who told me about Quiet Creek and I visited the farm for their 15th Annual Spring Festival. There were quite a few things on the schedule but each thing took place in its own time and none of it was rushed.