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Welcome to Rural Living!

So how do I start developing and managing my property?


By visiting our website, you have already begun the journey of growth in your personal knowledge, confidence and expertise in the many various aspects of rural property ownership.

Please go to our "Mailing List Sign Up" section and enter your email address to our database. You will then be notified of upcoming workshops, classes and events on various rural topics.  Also, keep an eye on our "Calendar of Events" for upcoming events related to rural properties just like yours.

Ready to take one of our private classes now? Please fill out this easy online form and we will call you back to schedule your place in one of our classes.

We are confident that you will find all of our clasess to be excellent hands on, fun & interactive environments, but if the class is too difficult of a commitment for you at this time, We are readily available for private (1/2 day & full day) consultations too.

Please email us and we will be happy to answer any and all questions.

Have us out to do an on-site, private consultation, and walk your property with you.


Soils - what you have, why it is so important and what you can do with it


Ponds - site selection and management

Irrigation - design and management

Pasture - establish and management

Wildlife - enhancement practices

Other Areas - weed control (Star thistle, Blackberry, Poison Oak, Scotch Broom, et al.), native and compatible plants and plantings, erosion issues, fire safety, fencing, permaculture topics & much more



We stay connected using iPhones, but email has become the best way to reach us to schedule a consultation appointment or to discuss an up coming class. 


November 2020 - Now Enrolling!


Sign up now for our "Green Acres 101" ...  


New Private classes! 


Keith, Michael and Paul are excited to announce a new option that is available now . . . Private classes!


After many many requests for additional classes, flexible schedules, more personalized property focus - coupled with the State's heavy budget cuts at the college, we have decided to privatize our entire teaching program and outreach permanently.
Our most familiar class, which Keith taught for over 10 years now at Sierra College was:
AG118 focuses on ranch & rural property development, that includes: site evaluation, soil evaluation, irrigation system selection, design and management, pond construction and management, pasture evaluation, establishment and/or rehabilitation, rural fire safety and much more. Most of our students are new and seasoned rural property owners, realtors, farmers, ranchers and natural resource specialists from Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Sacramento, Yuba & El Dorado Counties.
. . . Will now be taught by Keith, Michael and Paul in a more intimate venue without the classes minimum student enrollment restrictions or strict time constraints put on by the college, in the past.
Our new classes will be tuned to the class that is enrolled at a given point.


Ready to sign up? . . . 

3 ways to reserve a spot for our classes

  1. On our Website using our online registration form
  2. By direct email to Paul at paul@greenacres101.com, and you will receive a phone call back to confirm everything.
  3. By phone to Paul at 530-388-8641 (please leave me a message and texting is ok too)

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email us directly at support@greenacres101.com


We look forward to meeting each of you soon!

Keith Crabtree, Michael Parrish & Paul Weir