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Fleishers Craft Butchery

Location: 1325 Third Avenue at E 76th Street New York NY 10021 160 E. Putnam Ave Cos Cob CT 06807 580 Riverside Ave Westport CT 06880 192 5th Avenue Brooklyn NY 11217

Description: Since opening the doors to our first butcher shop in Kingston, NY in 2004, with your support, we’ve succeeded in creating a positive change in the way people source, cut and cook better meat all over the world.

Contact:,, 646-880-6688

Category: butchering, poultry,

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Location: 7865 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673

Description: In hands-on classes that explore and engage, we teach the arts of design and building as an integrated process, and provide instruction in fundamental skills. We offer nearly 100 classes in sustainable building and design, construction, natural building, architectural craft, woodworking, working landscapes and ecosystems, energy efficiency, and building science.

Contact:,, 888.496.5541

Category: homebuilding, carpentry, timber framing, permaculture, off the grid, leather, cabinetry, electric, plumbing, basket making,forestry, milling, sustainable agriculture, metal work,composting,

North Bennet St. School

Location: 150 North Street, Boston, MA 02109

Description: North Bennet Street School's mission is to train students for careers in traditional trades that use hand skills in concert with evolving technology, to preserve and advance craft traditions, and to promote greater appreciation of craftsmanship.

Contact:, , 617-227-0155

Category: carpentry, jewelry, cabinetry

Center for Furniture Craftsmanship

Location: 25 Mill Street Rockport, Maine 04856

Description: Our woodworking school offers courses in furniture making and related skills such as carving, turning, marquetry and finishing.

Contact:,, 207-594-5611

Category: carpentry, cabinetry,

Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts

Location: 24 Eliot Street Jamaica Plain MA 02130

Description: The Eliot School inspires lifelong learning in craftsmanship and creativity for all. We offer classes and workshops in woodworking, sewing and fiber arts, painting, drawing, photography and other crafts.

Contact:,, 617.524.3313

Category: carpentry, cabinetry, knitting, crochet, fiber arts, quilting, weaving, basket making,

American School of French Marquetry

Location: 3815 Utah Street San Diego, CA 92104

Description: Learn from W. Patrick Edwards, a professional woodworker with over 45 years experience. In 2000, he founded the American School of French Marquetry to share what he learned in Paris at the Ecole Boulle in Paris with my fellow American woodworkers

Contact:,, 619-298-0864

Category: Carpentry, Cabinetry

College of the Redwoods

Location: 440 Alger Street Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Description: A nine-month program in fine cabinet and furniture making with Laura Mays, Jim Budlong, Greg Smith, Ejler Hjorth-Westh and Todd Sorenson. In addition, workshops lasting a few days or weeks are offered in the summer. All courses are designed for the aspiring cabinetmaker who hopes to combine sensitivity with personal expression, patiently striving toward a goal best described as fine craftsmanship.

Contact:,, 707-964-7056

Category: Carpentry, Cabinetry

Community Woodshop

Location: 3617 San Fernando Rd Glendale, CA 91204

Description: Community Woodshop is a shared woodshop offering Memberships and Classes like a fitness club. As a member it is expected of you to be able to work safetly and independently. If you need some help consider one of the many private lessons they offer.

Contact:,, 626-755-4202

Category: Carpentry, Cabinetry

Cerritos College

Location: 111150 E. Alondra Blvd Norwalk, CA 90650

Description: The goal of Cerritos College Department of Woodworking Manufacturing Technologies is to provide students with a high quality woodworking education program that leads to job opportunities in the wood industry. Strong vocational programs are offered in cabinetmaking, CNC woodworking, and furniture making. Certificates and degrees are available in Cabinetmaking, Furniture Making, and Comprehensive Woodworking. A CNC certificate is also available.

Contact:,, 562-860-2451

Category: Carpentry, Cabinetry

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