Community Programs

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Acorn Processing Day

Acorns: the amazing, bountiful, ancient staple of humanity!  But did you ever try eating a raw acorn?  Yuck!  You probably spit it right out!  However, it just takes some simple processing to transform acorns into a truly delicious grain-like (and gluten free) food.  This is real food; we eat hundreds of pounds a year!  As part of this day we honor indigenous cultures that have enjoyed acorns for thousands of years, and we investigate the potential of acorn to transform modern food systems and culture.  We'll begin the day with harvesting and end with baking!  
Date: Saturday, Oct. 22, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Cost: by donation. 

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Tool Sharpening Workshop

Learn to put a shaving edge on any tool!  BYOT (bring your own tool)!  We recommend starting with a simple knife, especially a carving knife with wide bevel.  Feel free to bring other tools as well such as a kitchen knife, chisel, drawknife, block plane, etc.  The ability to sharpen unlocks our ability to reuse the old and rely on ourselves. 
Date: Saturday, December 3, 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Optional potluck afterward!
Cost: by donation.

 

 
 

Get a Handle on It!
Tool Handle Making & Repair Workshop

Bring an old tool that needs a new handle and spend time carving and hafting.  Suggested repairs: hammer, axe, chisel, splitting maul.....
Date: Saturday, January 7, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Optional potluck afterward!
Cost: by donation. 

Packbasket Weaving Weekend

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With a brown ash pack basket you can carry the world!  During this weekend you will weave a whole pack basket, learn the art of “pounding ash” to make the basket material, and enjoy community-style meals of great local food.  You will leave with your own packbasket on your back! 



 

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Dates and Times:

Friday April 28 - 10:00 am optional arrival time for materials prep,   5 pm arrival for everyone.

Saturday April 29 - Weaving all day!

Sunday April 30th -  3pm (ish) departure.

 

Green Wood Carving Weekend: Spoons, Spatulas, and Spreaders

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Join us for a weekend of "nerding out" with wood and an introduction to sharpening.  Using drawknife and shave-horse for large spoons and spatulas, small Swedish knives for small spoons and spreaders, and gouges to hollow out spoon bowls, you will have a whole weekend to experiment, make shavings, learn the qualities of different woods, and leave with an implement or two! 
2023 dates TBD; register above and we will let you know when dates have been finalized.

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