Mark Townsend
Speaker, Trainer, Freedom Focus, Cousin's Compost

Mark has been a certified firearms instructor for 3 and a half years.  He is a certified by the NRA and USCCA.  Mark is also a certified range safety officer.  Mark has also completed several courses ranging from Emergency First Aide, advanced pistol, and carbine courses.  When he has time, he enjoys going to IDPA, USPSA, and Steel Challenge pistol matches.

Mark, and his cousin Jason, founded Cousins Compost in August of 2020.  Mark had lost his job due to budget reductions related to Covid.  Jason had started worm bins to avoid buying bait for his kids and learned about the business opportunities.  So, together, they decided to give it a go.  Cousins Compost sells worm bins, composting worms, comfrey, and related products.  

Mark is a gardener and studies permaculture.  Soil health, composting and waste management are subjects they are passionate about.  Mark is also an owner of Hidden Hollow Honey along with Jason, Aaron Townsend, and Gabe Wright. 



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 Breakout sessions overviews:

Self Sufficiency Planning

  1. Share what it means to be self-sufficient and self-reliant.
  2. Provide an understanding of why you should increase your self-sufficiency.
  3. Provide a way to analyze your specific needs.
  4. Provide a method for creating a plan to reach your goals.

Composting with Worms 

  1. What is Vermiculture?
  2. What does it produce?
  3. Why do it?

Creating a Personal Self Defense Plan

  1. The purpose of a personal and home protection plan.
  2. Conflict avoidance and why it’s so important.
  3. Situational awareness.
  4. The color codes of awareness.
  5. Observing our environments.
  6. Home Security / Home Defense
  7. Mental Exercises