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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

Comment Wall


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Comment by Krista Rome on September 16, 2011 at 8:58pm

Hey All! Please come to our Equinox Harvest Potluck on Sunday Sept 25 around 6pm. Bean & Grain Threshing party prior to the potluck for any who are interested. Here's the link to the event for more details:

Comment by Heather K on September 14, 2011 at 3:44pm
Saskatoon Circle Primitive & Traditional Living Gathering begins next week- Anyone else going camping in this wilderness family-friendly location?

Location Methow Valley (Wed Sept 21- Mon Sept 26).

Quote from webpage: “We seek to create a gathering focused on re-connecting to the Earth, & each other, and bringing the universality of primitive skills to help foster this connection.” www.saskatooncir

Please navigate website for more information, and feel free to contact with questions or comments at ” endquote

Comment by Krista Rome on September 13, 2011 at 10:47pm
I'm looking to have a threshing party at Riverhaven on Sunday, September 25. Perhaps this is a good time to have another potluck too. I'm thinking mid to late afternoon for the threshing, drop-in between 2-6 or so? With potluck afterward? Anyone interested?
Comment by Travis Linds on August 16, 2011 at 2:20pm

Another workshop, it helps me to make sure I follow through and get Chris Wolf's truck converted to run on Straight Veg Oil.

Comment by Travis Linds on August 16, 2011 at 12:25am
rocket stove workshop #2 Thursday, Aug. 18th 6:30 pm
Comment by Chris Wolf on August 12, 2011 at 5:12pm
That's the marshmallow that knocked me out for the rest of the night!
Comment by Krista Rome on August 1, 2011 at 2:35pm
LOL. SWEET picture of my fashionable skirt/pants outfit. :) Looks like Chris can barely fit that marshmallow in her mouth!
Comment by Travis Linds on August 1, 2011 at 1:42pm

Some pictures from this weekend:



Winter Garden:


Campout with my Daughters and Sister

Comment by Jamie Jedinak on July 27, 2011 at 10:57pm


~ Heather ~ The Majestic has a BEAUTIFUL downstairs space that would be EXCELLENT for the future seed-swaps.....

Comment by Chris Wolf on July 27, 2011 at 4:27pm
Thank you so, so very much to everyone who came and helped us build our herb spiral in the hot sun (and then go swimming in the creek/river confluence!)  What an example of many hands making light and beautiful work.  A special thanks to Spruce for his Permaculture and herb spiral experience and helping lead the project :)

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