Community Programs

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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 packbasket, learn the art of “pounding ash” to make the basket material, and enjoy community-style meals of great local food. Participants leave with their own packbaskets on their backs! 

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Acorn Processing Day

Acorns - the amazing, bountiful, ancient staple of humanity!  But did you ever try eating a raw acorn? Ptewy! You probably spit it right out!  However, it just takes a little processing to transform acorns into a truly delicious staple 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!  

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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 qualitites of different woods, and leave with an implement or two! 

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