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Riverhaven Homestead


Riverhaven Homestead

Permaculture-based eco-homestead located on the Nooksack River in Lynden.

Location: Nooksack River, Lynden
Members: 44
Latest Activity: May 31, 2013

River Haven

Riverhaven is a community located on the confluence of Fishtrap Creek and the Nooksack River that is founded on Permaculture principles. The natural current of this place is pulling together a diverse group of people with a common vision of self resiliency, varied skills and talents, and a common respect for the Earth & her inhabitants. Current residents are Chris Testa & Cadence, Krista Rome, and Richard and Hilary Kauffman. We are just beginning, but are already growing and raising most of our own organic food and processing our own fuel (waste vegetable oil). Riverhaven is also the home of the Straight Vegetable Oil Co-op where members can share equipment and space and provide their own fuel. We will be teaching ongoing workshops on homesteading, Permaculture, and related skills- and we host informal visits and work parties frequently- so contact us if there is something you want to learn or share.

Discussion Forum


Started by Chris Wolf. Last reply by Krista Rome May 31, 2013. 4 Replies

We are so excited to have new animals added to our family this week!  We got two alpacas and four sheep, and they are quite wonderful creatures.  The sheep did give Chris T and Richard quite a workout when they escaped during transfer and had to be…Continue

Let Us Feed You (or help you feed yourself)

Started by Chris Wolf. Last reply by Chris Wolf Mar 5, 2012. 2 Replies

This discussion will keep you updated as to what products we have for sale or barter at any given time... mostly food and food-producing plants and animals that you can grow yourself. Everything on our farm is raised according to Permaculture…Continue

Ongoing Projects - Regular Updates

Started by Chris Wolf. Last reply by Krista Rome Feb 15, 2012. 6 Replies

This may morph into a blog or some other method of getting the information out, but we feel a good way to communicate ongoing work, ideas, celebrations, accomplishements, struggles and the rest is needed.Starting with this week: This morning we…Continue

Primitive and Traditional Living Skills

Started by Travis Linds. Last reply by Krista Rome Aug 29, 2011. 13 Replies

I'd love for us to learn and teach more Primitive and Traditional Living Skills at River Haven. There is a gathering held late summer at Skalitude Retreat Center that I would for sure attend (and have been wanting to attend), if I have the vacation…Continue

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Comment by Travis Linds on July 6, 2011 at 8:51am
Thanks Krista for the excellent pics!!
Comment by Krista Rome on July 5, 2011 at 11:22pm

Chris Benedict from WSU Extension came out to set up some

cover crop trials

The girls were a big help in seeding the cover crops!

Using the smoky tractor to haul the harrow out to the field so it

could be hooked to the pickup truck.

Jesse demonstrating different tinders for friction firemaking

at the Primitive Skills workshop


Bowdrill fire demonstration


Malarie working on some natural coordage

Comment by Travis Linds on July 2, 2011 at 1:42pm
Hey, we'll be hanging out, some people camping, people are more than welcome to come out and join us, my cell 296-6681
Comment by warren miller on July 2, 2011 at 1:40pm
Travis- Any plans for July 4th at the farm? We have too much lettuce in the garden all ready to eat that we could bring as part of a potluck...
Comment by Krista Rome on June 30, 2011 at 8:16am
Comment by Jamie Jedinak on June 29, 2011 at 11:32pm


~ 6-11-11 ~




~ Before ~


 ~ Almost completely organized by an enthusiastic bunch!


~ Potluck Faire ~
















~ Ars Gratia Artis ~


 ~ A good day was had by All !!

Comment by Jamie Jedinak on June 28, 2011 at 5:43pm


 that would be great!  I was just at my friends place today and he lost both his hives this winter and has new ones we were looking at today....they are so vulnerable and dependent....


Comment by Travis Linds on June 28, 2011 at 5:34pm
For sure! You are welcome to get involved too, i can let you know when he will be coming out.
Comment by Jamie Jedinak on June 28, 2011 at 5:30pm


Such an exciting thing on the land to have the hives and the training!!!  Teach us what you are learning so we can all care best for them!  :)

Comment by Travis Linds on June 28, 2011 at 9:28am

WE HAVE BEES! 2 Hives and 2 more coming. Hopefully soon we will be able to harvest honey, bee pollen and wax.


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