John and Geri Newell founded Primal Woods because they wanted to further their lives in a way that brought them closer to the earth, their community, and each other. They left the corporate world, the city and the suburbs, and moved to a rural home in Southwest Michigan.
“Beyond a physical move, this was also a move towards greater self-sufficiency, a reliance on local resources and people for those things we cannot or choose not to provide for ourselves,” says John Newell. “It was also a move toward a business that serves the community, including suppliers, employees, and customers, as well as ourselves.” If you want to know more about us, or what we are up to, check out the following blog posts:
- Paleo f(x) 2017 #pfx17 Recap – 4 Recommendations for Radically Improving Health
- I’m a List Guy
- Life’s Work
- Lessons from A Beginner in the Field
- A Calling
- Top 7 Messages from The Land Ethic Reclaimed MOOC
- A Jackie Clay-Atkinson Homesteading Seminar, Summer 2014
- The (Early) Education of a Homesteader
- Thoughts on the “permacultureVOICES Conference March 2014,” aka, PV1
- Spring 2013: In the beginning…
The homestead includes a sizable woods, and our early experiments included gardening, beekeeping, maple syruping, hunting, wood products, soap making, and an ongoing exploration into forest products and forest management in general. Some of these experiments have come to form the three facets of Primal Woods, the Sawyers (including portable saw mill and Alaskan chainsaw mill services), the Sugarers (including Pue Michigan Maple Syrup and raw honey), and the Soapers. Click on any area above to learn more. And after learning about our services, Contact Us to see how we may serve you. We are a BBB Accredited Business.