Ann Caliri


Senior Instructor

  • Homesteading
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Livestock management

Expertise :
  • Canning
  • Farming
  • Food Preparation/Preservation

Ann Caliri and her husband John are homesteaders, foragers, and owners of the instructional website They live on 85 acres in an underground passive solar house in central North Carolina where they have been living off the land for a number of years, utilizing “lost skills” that were once commonplace.

In addition to hunting, livestock husbandry and preserving the food they grow and forage, another concentration of theirs is the use of herbal medicine. They use only plants and herbs that are native to their area and thus are readily available in a survival situation.  Ann has studied extensively with some of the foremost foraging and herbal medicine making experts in the neighboring Appalachian Mountains and enjoys utilizing this knowledge in her daily life as well as passing these skills on to others.