Welcome to 

Family Food

Plan, Source, Grow, Acquire, Preserve, and Store your family's food for one year!
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Why does Family Food exist?

Watching the news, and hearing every year how food prices are increasing again, how imports are become more insecure, and about the waste and environmental impacts of the modern system of industrial agriculture is scary, especially when you have a family or community to provide for.

Its no surprise that families across North America are increasingly turning to growing and raising their own food. Families just like yours. 

Securing or growing and preserving enough food for your family to keep you secure and fed for an entire year requires planning, know how and support, but it’s completely possible - with guidance.

So... you might be wondering

But what does it take to grow food for a whole year? 

How do you store a year's supply of food?

How much space do I need to grow, or store that much food?

What about meats or proteins? 

How can I ensure that I have a good relationship with local farmers?

and most importantly, is it even worth it?

If you're reading this, chances are you;


to feed your family food that is nutritious, safe, that doesn’t damage the
environment through it's production.


about the price of food, and what it will mean for your family’s financial security.


the importance of being a producer in your own life and know what you're eating and where it comes from.


a future with a food system that is healthy for all, for your family, for local businesses, for farmers, and for the planet.

But, maybe you also struggle with;


Having time to develop the skills necessary to be more involved in growing your own food.


Knowing how to grow enough, but not too much, of the foods your family will actually eat.

Short Season?

The Northern Hemisphere growing season is short, how on earth can a year's food supply be grown?

No Waste!

What the heck do you do with all that food you could, or do, grow? The last thing you want is to cause more waste.

Ready to feel the security and satisfaction of a steady, local, and affordable food supply?

What can you expect?

A 12 week program teaching families the ins and outs of planning, growing, storing and securing a year’s worth of food so they can enjoy peace of mind amid sky rocketing food prices and global food insecurity through online classes, planning tools and resources... regardless of where you are starting from.
  • 12 Modules
  • 24 Hours of Education
  • 6 Spreadsheets
  • 12 Food Strategy Plans
  • 20 years of collective food growing knowledge
  • A Community of Food Focused Folks


We'll guide you to understand your family's food needs and build garden, protein, wild foraging and storage plans to meet your needs.


Next put your plan into action, as we guide you through growing and acquiring the food you need for your family over the season.


Learn how to preserve and store the bounty of the season with lessons on everything from canning to fermentation, keeping your food stores fresh and ready. 

Family Food
Session Objectives and Modules

Why Family Food
might be for you...

Food prices are increasing the world over. For many people learning to meet their family’s food needs increases their resiliency while decreasing their fragility in uncertain times. This course may of for you if you:
  • Experienced the reality that our food system is FRAGILE, or,
  • Wonder if getting your food SOLELY from the GROCERY store is BAD IDEA, or like the idea of,
  • Going to bed with the SATISFACTION and SECURITY that your PANTRY IS FULL of FOOD FOR YOUR FAMILY,
Don't hesitate

Secure your family's food supply today.

Nuts and Bolts

Learn about the logistics of this course.

SCHEDULE 2021 Growing Season

Class 1 - Mar 16th (Intro)
Class 2 - Mar 30th (Planning food storage)
Class 3 - Apr 13th (Garden plan)
Class 4 - Apr 27th (Protein plan)
Class 5 - May 11th (Food shed)
Class 6 - June 1st (Water bath and freezing)
Class 7 - June 22nd (Foraging)
Class 8 - July 6th (Pressure canning)
Class 9 - July 20th (Fermenting)
Class 10 - Aug 3rd (Dehydrating and root cellaring)
Class 11 - Aug 17th (Pantry)
Class 12 - Sept 7th (Use and Care)


Tuesdays at 5pm PST

90 Minutes of Instruction
30 Minutes of Q&A 


Online and accessible from anywhere in the world via Zoom Video Conference Software

Live Support

Live support and the ability to ask questions relevant to your specific situation

Tools and Resources

Tools and resources that will help you determine the right steps to take, starting from where
you are now


Instructors who have been in the same place as you and who know what it takes to reach the
goal of a food secure home


The skills to develop your own customized roadmap towards food security and peace of mind


 A community of peers who are on this same journey as you to interact with and learn from



NOTE - Payment plans are available for an additional 15% fee.

"We all learn from mistakes, they just don't have to be our own."

Meet the instructorS

Natalie Pepin

As an Aboriginal woman, Natalie seeks to bring her traditions, stories, and culture to life in the centre. In her Metis culture, being a bridge between two worlds is a longstanding value. With this as a firm guiding light, ReSkilled Life offers both domestic homesteading and indigenous arts focused workshops.Natalie is a Harvard graduate who left university with a profound desire to live simply and regain a connection with the land. Natalie has studied International Relations, Renewable Resource Management, Rangeland Management, Business, and Sustainability for Businesses.

Natalie was a single mother of 4 when she made the commitment to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to provide something for her family that was becoming increasingly scare... food security.

With a limited budget on a single income and little experience, she learned how to grow and store all of the food her family eats for the year. Inspired by the sense of security and financial savings of growing her own food, Natalie was able to go from living paycheck to paycheck and having 1 weeks worth of food in the house at a time, to having a year’s worth of food (minimum) on hand...all while living in a tiny house.

Along this journey Natalie studied permaculture and took a PDC, developed tools that help many people plan for their family’s food needs, and began teaching others about how to find the same benefits food security. Empowered with these changes, she started homesteading off grid in Northern Alberta.

In her own words, “You don’t need to be living in the country or have tons of experience to find meaningful ways to gain greater food security. You can take steps, starting right now, that will make a huge difference in your family’s life, budget, and quality of life. I started with so little, I could barely afford to feed my family on our tight budget years ago. But now, with some learning, practice and gradual changes, I never worry about how to put food on the table. I want that same feeling for every family...and for you.”

Natalie now teaches traditional skills full time from her homestead in Northern Alberta, through the ReSkilled Life Learning Center, where she helps others learn how to be empowered through simple living skills.
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Patrick Jones - Course author
Meet the instructorS

Javan K. Bernakevitch

Javan K. Bernakevitch has worked across coastal and interior British Columbia, Canada, The Unites States of America (North West and North Central), Cuba, Kenya and Uganda on land based project design, management, training and installation. His career focus on regenerative retrofits of broad acre and small scale landscapes to re-establish working watersheds, ecosystems, productive landscapes and enterprises has taken him across North and Central America, Europe and Africa.

Integrating Keyline Design, Holistic Management, Permaculture, the Soil Food Web, Myco-Integration, Project Management and Business implementation he understands and emphasizes the importance of biological systems: soil, water-harvesting, landscape rehydration, composting, growing food, greywater, biological waste-water treatment balanced with financial viability.

The originator of All Points Life Design he works with clients focusing their lives to bring regenerative enterprises and productive landscapes to life. He operates Permaculture BC (www.permaculturebc.com) an education and community hub for permaculture in British Columbia and All Points Land Design (www.allpointsdesign.ca) focusing on land design and installation.

An educator and designer for clients, community events, non-profit groups and businesses, Javan inspires and empowers audiences with a passion for change. He has worked with the University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Vancouver Island University and Simon Fraser University. Recent partnerships include working with the Cowichan Green Community, Seven Ravens Permaculture Academy, Galliano Conversation Association and Healthy Homes.

Tad Hargrave

Tad Hargrave is a marketing master and when it came to getting a handle on his food supply he reached out to people he knew and trusted.
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Frequently asked questions

Do I need experience growing food to be in the course?

Absolutely not! No previous experience growing food is necessary!

I only have a balcony, should I take the course?

Yes! The course is more then just growing food, it's about assessing your family or personal food needs, calculating what that need is and then sourcing your food, be it barter, purchase or growing, in a way that aligns in with your values. Ultimately, this course is about increasing your sovereignty. 

Will you help me source seeds?

We're have our favourite corporate and small scale seed companies and are happy to share them with you!

Can I message you with questions?

We have a community section in our course where you can ask questions lesson by lesson or on a topic. 

Will have lifetime access to the course material?

YES! You'll have lifetime access to the course. 

By the Numbers 

We all learn from mistakes, they just don’t have to be our own. 

For the last 10 years Natalie Pepin and Javan K Bernakevitch have steeped themselves in learning how to grow their own food.

From perennial systems to annual gardens, from farming to homesteading, from working in the Northern Hemisphere to the Tropics, they have dedicated themselves to feed themselves and their families.

Here’s their experience by the numbers. 

Over the past 10 years, Javan invested over $176,000 in learning how to grow food, design landscapes, and build regenerative lives. 

During the same time, Natalie invested just over $79,000 in learning how to sustain her family. 

In her words: “It's crazy to think.. I've invested more into learning to grow food than I have on buying land and building a house combined.”

And that investment?

It shows. 

Natalie has created a step by step process that will help you learn how to PLAN, GROW, SOURCE, PRESERVE and STORE your food for a year or more. 

Together their self directed education totals north of $255,000. 

This course costs $775. 

That means you can access a quarter of a million dollars of investment, of failures, what not to do, what to do, and a proven path for less than a third of a percent of what was invested. 

Or for you folks out there that love the numbers: 0.003039%

It’s hard to find another investment that has a return that will grow in value over the years, or costs so little to access upfront!

It's a better investment than cryptocurrency.

Or if you're running the numbers another way, there's 24 hours of course content where we're distilling $10,625 of invested experience to you for $32.92/hr. 

Not a bad return for your time and money!

This course is a step by step, walk along over the 2021 growing season with two seasoned professionals, to set you up for a life time of food sovereignty. 

It's time to build your capacity to grow your own food. 
Don't hesitate

Ready to LEARN how to PLAN, GROW and STORE your FAMILY'S FOOD for a YEAR?

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