Booking Us

Milkweed Tussock Tubers is run by an amazing team with a diverse skill set. We want to share and learn with you. Book Catherine, the lead farmer, for a class, tour or interview. With 28 years of on-farm learning and 15 years' experience teaching, she can offer thought-provoking presentations on the following subjects:

Soil Building and Composting

Food Forests

Farming as Female in a Patriarchal Society

Food Sovereignty

Small Livestock Raising and Care 

Organic, Carbon-based and Regenerative Agriculture

Queer Farming and Ecology 

Potato Growing in Cold Climates

Soil Arts and Land-Based Learning 

Growing Roots Through Land-Based Listening

we regret that at this time, we can give lectures only in english. we are open to speaking with an interpreter present. we also apologize, but are unable to use american sign language. again, we are happy to work alongside an interpreter, or with captions.

Classes, Lectures and Workshops


Request us for classes, workshops, guest lectures and other events. We are happy to speak and teach virtually or in-person; we will travel locally (within 100 miles) if you need.

             On-Farm Tours


Bring a class, group or yourself for a tour of the farm operation. We can tailor the discussions and demonstrations to your unique learning goals.

        Media and Publications 


Request us for interviews, radio shows, podcasts, and other media. We are currently equipped to do over-the-phone and online interviews; we will also travel locally (within 50 miles) if you need.


Below is our sliding scale price sheet, but reading it on a mobile device may be difficult. Here, then, is a link to the same information in an accessible fashion. 


Milkweed Tussock Tubers operates on a sliding scale adjusted to the financial capacity of the organization or individual hosting us. While we seek a balance between compensation for our time and your needs, fee diversity breaks down financial barriers and allows us to serve a wide range of parties. Honorariums from financially wealthier operations, such as universities, provides us with the resources to offer low or no-cost programs to underfunded groups and oppressed communities. We appreciate your support in all forms and are willing to negotiate based on need. We are also willing to barter and trade goods and services, particularly if you are financially stressed. Please see the chart below and again, reach out if you are unable to afford the suggested prices.

Please recognize that if you are asking us to travel, or speak over the course of numerous days, we may request additional funds for travel, housing and food. We do provide online and over the phone services as needed, and pricing can be negotiated in such situations.

Organization and      Lecture, Panel or             Workshop or Class,    Workshop or Class,      On-Farm Tours,

Financial Capacity     Discussion, 1 - 3 hours      1 - 3 hours               6 - 8 hours                   1 - 3 hours

Colleges, Universities    $3,000 - $5,000       $5,000 - $7,000   $6,000 - $10,000      $500 - $1,500

and Organizations

with Annual Budgets 

over $1,000,000

Colleges, Universities    $2,000 - $4,500       $3,000 - $6,000      $5,000 - $8,000       $450 - $1,000

and Organizations 

with Annual Budgets

under $1,000,000

Organizations with        $750 - $2,000           $1,000 - $3,000      $2,000 - $4,000      $100 - $300

Annual Budgets 

under $500,000

Individual Classes at      $25-$100                  $50 - $200             $200 - $500              Free - $85

the High School or 

College Level 

Individual Classes at      Free - $100                 $25 - $100             $100 - $300             Free - $75 

the Elementary or 

Middle School Level

and Daycares

Clubs, Youth Groups     Free - $100                 $25 - $100              $100 - $300              Free - $75

and Underfunded 

Students Groups

Community Groups,     Free - $100                $25 - $100              $175 - $275              Free - $85

Localized Non-Profits 

and Individual Farms 

or Projects 


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